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Posted: Apr 27 2011, 11:08 AM
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Joined: 8-April 11
Asianux is a Linux server operating system which is co-developed by Chinese Leading Linux vendor Red Flag Software Co., Ltd. and Japanese Linux vendor Miracle Linux Cooperation, aiming at the common-standard enterprise Linux platform for Enterprise systems in Asia.
CentOS as a group is a community of open source contributors and users. Typical CentOS users are organisations and individuals that do not need strong commercial support in order to achieve successful operation. CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements.
CERN Linux (SLC) is an variant that is built on top of the genuine Scientific Linux and it is tailored to integrate within the CERN computing environment.
SLC is fully compatible with SL therefore with the [ Red Hat ] Enterprise Linux: all software used or built on one of the versions should function properly on any other version.
ClearOS Enterprise is a new player using the sources from Red Hat to create their own enterprise distribution. This new distribution strives to maintain 100% package compatibility with upstream sources. And 100% compatibility means it will also contain all upstream issues and bugs. The only changes from upstream sources will be to remove branding as required.
DigAnTel is a free digital / analog VoIP telephone system based on CentOS and using Asterisk, FreePBX with VoicePulse module, Openfire, vtigerCRM, Postfix, OpenVPN, and automated Polycom Phone support. DigAnTel is the glue to bind these technologies, thus creating a unified telephony system for a home or small business.
Fermi Linux LTS (Long Term Support) is a site distribution based on Scientific Linux, which is in essence Red Hat Enterprise Linux, recompiled. It is Scientific Linux with Fermilab's security hardening and customised configurations to allow an administrator to install Fermi Linux and have the machine meet Fermilab's security requirements with little or no extra configuration.
Oracle Linux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution supported by Oracle. According to the project's web site, "Oracle starts with Red Hat Linux, removes Red Hat trademarks, and then adds Linux bug fixes." Oracle Linux is, and intends to remain, fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
PUIAS Linux is a custom distribution and mirror based on the sources from RHEL. This is a project by members of the computing staff of Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study.
Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Although it aims to be fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it also provides additional packages not found in the upstream product.
StartCom Enterprise Linux, which is based on the Red Hat AS source code, is the ultimate solution for middle-size servers to large data centres. Included in this distribution is a comprehensive collection of open source server applications like mail, file (SMB/NFS), DNS, web, FTP, and a complete desktop environment.
Note: only (active) distributions that can be downloaded freely are listed. Others that are part of hardware have been left out.
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Desktop: ASUS P5QPL-AM, Intel Dual-Core E6500, 4GB DDR2, ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB, SL6.4 x86_64
Laptop: ASUS X58L, Intel Dual-Core T3200, 3GB DDR2, Intel GMA X3100, RHEL6.4 x86_64
Test box: Intel S5000PSL, 2x Intel Xeon E5310, 8GB ECC DDR2 FB-DIMM, ASUS GeForce GT 220 1GB, SL6.4 x86_64
Posted: May 17 2011, 10:13 PM
Member No.: 31
Joined: 11-April 11
I have tried for a couple of months to get a copu of Asinux for testing. I have never been able to find a mirror. The primary site download speed is drops to below 1kbps and after a few days the connection drops (at that speed it would take about a month.) The server does not allow RESUME of failed downloads.... There are some torrents listed for the old version but I can find none that actually seed.
Oracle does appear to package an older version for distribution with their database for sale in Japan under the name Magic Linux, but can't find a download.
RadFlag linux does some old desktop downloads avail based on it, but I have not installed yet...
ORANGE... very orange....
I downloaded the files and created my own 6.0 distro DVD. It installed cleanly in VMWare and on a multiprocessor IBM server. After monitor for a week YUM updates seem to be available a little later than SL, but seem fairly up to date. (I have not done a full comparision, but of the updates I tracked SL always updated first)
There does not seem to be a public available maillist archive, and limited public information available. There is a usergroup forum, but it appears they have less than 100 entries in the last 3 years.... Guest viewing of the content is not allowed. From the UG pages it does appear that there are only 4 full timers involved in the project although they may be able to tap undergrad slave labor .
The 6.0 distro does have more preconfigured configurations available than SL although a couple are clearly campus related. In all it seems to be pretty solid.
Posted: May 18 2011, 12:32 PM
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Member No.: 180
Joined: 15-May 11
Wow this is something i didn't realize that CERN and Fermi Lab maintain their own distributions which are derivatives of the main base which they all contribute and create, scientific linux. I might check them out