Scientific Linux 6.1 and CentOS "MinimalCD" released
The Scientific Linux developers have released version 6.1 of their Linux distribution for i386/x86-32 and x86-64/x64 systems. The release notes list the main changes; a second document describes the differences between 6.1 and version 6.0 from March. As a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.1, the distribution contains all of the changes from Red Hat's version released in mid-May, including some functions that increase the network performance of virtualised systems.
The development team has also published Live ISO images of Scientific Linux 6.1. The LiveMiniCD version uses IceWM as a desktop while the LiveCD uses GNOME. Both of the desktops are provided on the LiveDVD, along with KDE.
The CentOS project is currently working on its version of RHEL 6.1. After the release of LiveCD ISOs at the beginning of the week, the CentOS developers have now published ISO images of LiveDVDs for i386/x86-32 and x86-64/x64 systems. They also contain the OpenOffice.org office suite, which could not be included on the LiveCD due to storage limitations.
The CentOS developers have also released 260 MB installation ISOs on a MinimalCD for i386/x86-32 and x86-64/x64 systems. They contain software for the setup of a minimal system on which additional packages can be added using Yum.