Scientific Linux Customizations
Because the main goal of Scientific Linux is to have everything compatible with Enterprise, we have kept our modifications to a minimum. But we have made changes. The majority of the changes are not seen, or merely cosmetic.
Sites / Spins
Our biggest customization is the ability to make 'sites'. Nowadays they are called 'spins'. These spins allow a facility to customize Scientific Linux to meet their own needs. They can customize the install program, rpm's that are installed, configurations, almost anything they can think of, without ever disturbing the base Scientific Linux distribution.
A naming convention was agreed upon when creating spins. If you create your own spins, you should name it Scientific Linux (spins name), such as Scientific Linux Edge.
Some of the most popular spins are Scientific Linux Fermi and Scientific Linux CERN
If you do not want to share your spin with the rest of the world, you do not have to.
Tweaks (SL_ rpm's)
One of the goals of Scientific Linux is to be as close to the original vendor release of Enterprise Linux. But there are several things that people want to change, for one reason or another. In order to have both worlds we have created these tweak rpm's, more commonly known as SL rpm's. These rpm's can be added or removed to add or remove a feature. It is up the individual user to determine if they want a particular feature or not.
Each release has it's own webpage for the tweaks they have in them.
Scientific Linux 3.0.x
Scientific Linux 4.x
Scientific Linux 5.x
Scientific Linux 6.x
Last modified 2011-07-28 10:26 AM