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    How is Scientific Linux with regards to compatibility and booting?
    Please help me.

    I have Ubuntu 7.10

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    Hi.

    Can you provide more detail about what exactly you want to know. What type of compatibility are you referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Hi.

    Can you provide more detail about what exactly you want to know. What type of compatibility are you referring to?
    as in is it stable, will the other operating systems viz Windows, Ubuntu 7.10, and fedora core 8 boot without problem?

    How is the boot-loader, is it the one that can support multi-boot system without knowing any commands?

    and what are the features of Scientific Linux, in what way is it better than the other distros?

    and then regarding the hardware compatibility?

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    Scientific Linux is basically RHEL with the Red Hat logos stripped out and some science applications added. It supports the same hardware that is supported by Red Hat and related distros such as Fedora and CentOS. GRUB is the default boot loader (its the same one used by Ubuntu and Fedora).

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Scientific Linux is basically RHEL with the Red Hat logos stripped out and some science applications added. It supports the same hardware that is supported by Red Hat and related distros such as Fedora and CentOS. GRUB is the default boot loader (its the same one used by Ubuntu and Fedora).
    What are its advantages over other OS'es

    asin is there any extra science related softwares as indicated by its name.

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    Here's a list of packages that they basically added to Redhat for their own purposes:

    https://www.scientificlinux.org/dist...features/added

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