Scientific Linux 5.6 Live released
Just over two weeks after the official release of Scientific Linux 5.6, the Scientific Linux (SL) developers have announced the arrival of the LiveCD and LiveDVD variants of version 5.6 of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone. The LiveCD/DVD versions allow users to run the distribution directly from a CD or DVD drive without having to install it. Alternatively, it can also be installed to the local hard disk or users can run the LiveCD image from a USB flash drive.
Based on RHEL 5.6 and the 2.6.18 Linux kernel, Scientific Linux 5.6 "Live" includes OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 and KDE 4.5.4 (LiveDVD). Compared to the standard edition of Scientific Linux, the Live variant also offers the Partimage disk backup software, the Gnome PARTition EDitor (GParted), the NTFS-3G read/write driver, and ntfsprogs, the open source set of tools for NTFS.
Primarily driven by Fermilab, CERN and other universities and research institutes, the project provides a free clone of the subscription-only RHEL. To make it available for free, protected components (such as Red Hat trademarks) are removed from RHEL's freely available sources.
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