Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Although it aims to be fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it also provides additional packages not found in the upstream product; the most notable among these are various file systems, including Cluster Suite and Global File System (GFS), FUSE, OpenAFS, Squashfs and Unionfs, wireless networking support with Intel wireless firmware, MadWiFi and NDISwrapper, Sun Java and Java Development Kit (JDK), the lightweight IceWM window manager, R – a language and environment for statistical computing, and the Alpine email client.
The system is available in three ways:
– LiveCD, LiveMiniCD and LiveDVD
– NetInstallCD ( to install it on older computers )
– InstallDvd and DVD with all programs
Testing the system we have seen, that is really stable and fast. It contains many useful programs for use of a home computer, and can be an alternative for those who like us wants a stable operating system with many drivers already included.
This is the link to watch the experiments at CERN. We hope that they are only projects for human wellbeing and not for destroying it.
Happy GNU/Linux 😀