25/06/2016 – Johnny Hughes has announced the release of CentOS 6.8, a community distribution which is built using the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new release features a number of important changes, including depreciated drivers and packages as well as new features. “CentOS Linux 6.8 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. All of our testing is only done against this combined distribution. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone study the upstream release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.“
Download CentOS 6.8 i386:
Download CentOS 6.8 x86_64:
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-LiveCD.iso – The disk can also be used to install CentOS 6.8 onto your computer but without offering any package selection options at install time.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso – The disk can also be used to install CentOS 6.8 onto your computer but without offering any package selection options at install time.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso and CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso – These two dvd images contain the entire base distribution. Please burn DVD1 onto a DVD and boot your computer off it. A basic install will not need DVD2. After the installation is complete, please run “yum update” in order to update your system.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-minimal.iso – The aim of this image is to install a very basic CentOS 6.8 system, with the minimum of packages needed to have a functional system.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-netinstall.iso – This is the network install and rescue image.
One can do USB key installs by using dd to copy individual ISO files to a USB key using the device name (not the partition name). This will overwrite the entire USB key. Here is an example for the DVD1:
dd if=CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso of=/dev/sdb
Happy CentOS 😀
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 😀