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fortheloveoffeynman
 Posted: May 4 2015, 04:19 PM
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Hi everyone, I am new to scientific linux. I need book or anything to understand it. I can accept any another way. Can someone help me?
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Bormontov
 Posted: May 8 2015, 01:09 PM
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The complete documentation is here.

If you need a quick start guide, I can suggest to you to enable EPEL repository (to get a lot of extra software).

Enable EPEL:
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su -c 'yum -y install epel-release'


Update the operating system:
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su -c 'yum -y update'


Yumex is a good package manager:
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su -c 'yum -y install yumex'


Flash plugin for Firefox:

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su -c 'rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'


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su -c 'rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux'


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su -c 'yum -y install firefox flash-plugin'


Text Editor for terminal:
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su -c 'yum -y install nano'


Bittorrent for KDE:
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su -c 'yum -y install ktorrent'


Bittorrent for Gnome:
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su -c 'yum -y install transmission'


Java JRE:
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su -c 'yum -y install java-1.8.0-openjdk'


Java JDK:
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su -c 'yum -y install java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel'


Java plugin for browsers:
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su -c 'yum -y install icedtea-web'


NTFS support:
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su -c 'yum -y install ntfs-3g'


Music player for Gnome:
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su -c 'yum -y install rhythmbox'


Music player for KDE:
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su -c 'yum -y install amarok'


Extra multimedia codecs:
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su -c 'yum -y install gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools'


Common packages for everyday use:
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su -c 'yum -y install wget pinta gimp libreoffice cdparanoia k3b audacity vorbis-tools flac inkscape scribus sigil'
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JohnVV
 Posted: May 20 2015, 12:58 AM
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regarding above

in many years i have never had a good experience using "yumex"
- my opinion so.. it is garbage

the terminal is WAY BETTER
just use "yum"
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also the adobe repo

this is KNOWN!!!! to be offline from time to time and that DOSE CAUSE PROBLEMS

leave it DISABLED
only turn it on to check for the mostly non existent updates
there will be NO new versions of adobe flash
last years 202 is it
there are ONLY some security backports to the OLD!!!! version that is the linux version
( adobe STOPPED ALL linux and apple support)
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rhythmbox

this is for GNOME
if you use kde like me
DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!

use Amorok instead !!!!!

if not in a lab or office with many desktops to support
i would use the "libreoffice " from the web site

it is much newer ( but if more than one machine harder to support)

inkscape
most people will NEVER need a vector drawing program



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otach
 Posted: May 24 2015, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (fortheloveoffeynman @ May 4 2015, 04:19 PM)
Hi everyone, I am new to scientific linux. I need book or anything to understand it. I can accept any another way. Can someone help me?


Here you have a website that covers many of the Linux basics: http://linux-bible.com. The site doesn't cover Scientific Linux in general, but it is a good starting point.

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