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Fermi Linux is the generic name for Linux distributions that are created and used at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). These releases have gone through different names: Fermi Linux, Fermi Linux LTS, LTS, Scientific Linux Fermi, SLF. At the current time, the only officially supported Fermi Linux is Scientific Linux Fermi, which is based on Scientific Linux.

Contents

History

Distributions released were:

Fermi Linux
month-date year Number (Official) Name
August 31, 1998 Fermi Linux 5.0.2 n/a
August 16, 1999 Fermi Linux 5.2.1 Charm
April 7, 2000 Fermi Linux 6.1.1 Strange
August 29, 2001 Fermi Linux 7.1.1 Top
September 13, 2002 Fermi Linux 7.3.1 Bottom
April 7, 2003 Fermi Linux 9.0.1 Up
August 27, 2003 Fermi Linux 7.1.2 Top
January 26, 2004 Fermi Linux LTS 3.0.1 Feynman
February 27, 2004 Fermi Linux 7.3.2 Bottom
October 1, 2004 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.3 Feynman
February 22, 2005 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.4 Feynman
August 29, 2005 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.5 Feynman
September 20, 2005 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 4.1 Feynman
January 25, 2006 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 4.2 Beryllium
October 25, 2006 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 4.4 Feynman
November 10, 2006 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.8 Beryllium

Support policy

Updates for supported releases are currently available without any restrictions.

Scientific Linux Fermi LTS (LongTermSupport) 3.0.x

  • Fermi Linux LTS 3.0.1 was released January 26, 2004
  • Support should continue until at least October 31, 2007

Scientific Linux Fermi 4.x

  • Scientific Linux Fermi 4.1 was released September 20, 2005
  • Support should continue until at least October 31, 2008

Fermi Linux LTS

Fermi Linux LTS (Long Term Support) is in essence Red Hat Enterprise Linux, recompiled. What the workers in Fermilab have done is taken the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (in srpm form) and recompiled them. The resulting binaries (now in rpm form) are then theirs to do with as they desire as long as they follow the License from that original source code, which they are doing. They are choosing to bundle all these binaries into a linux distribution that is as close to Red Hat Enterprise Linux as they can get it. The goal is to ensure that if a program runs and is certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, then it will run on the corresponding Fermi Linux LTS release.

They have built Fermi Linux LTS for Fermilab's use, and that is their ultimate goal. But they have no problems with others benefiting from their work. They have spearheaded Scientific Linux for those that want the stability of Fermi Linux LTS, but without all the Fermi modifications.

They do not have anything setup to support those not affiliated with Fermilab. If you are not a Fermilab affiliate, you might want to check out Scientific Linux.

See also

External links

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Fermi Linux is the generic name for Linux distributions that are created and used at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). These releases have gone through different names: Fermi Linux, Fermi Linux LTS, LTS, Scientific Linux Fermi, SLF. At the current time, the only officially supported Fermi Linux is Scientific Linux Fermi, which is based on Scientific Linux.

Contents

History

Distributions released were:

Fermi Linux
month-date year Number (Official) Name
August 31, 1998 Fermi Linux 5.0.2 n/a
August 16, 1999 Fermi Linux 5.2.1 Charm
April 7, 2000 Fermi Linux 6.1.1 Strange
August 29, 2001 Fermi Linux 7.1.1 Top
September 13, 2002 Fermi Linux 7.3.1 Bottom
April 7, 2003 Fermi Linux 9.0.1 Up
August 27, 2003 Fermi Linux 7.1.2 Top
January 26, 2004 Fermi Linux LTS 3.0.1 Feynman
February 27, 2004 Fermi Linux 7.3.2 Bottom
October 1, 2004 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.3 Feynman
February 22, 2005 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.4 Feynman
August 29, 2005 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.5 Feynman
September 20, 2005 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 4.1 Feynman
January 25, 2006 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 4.2 Beryllium
October 25, 2006 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 4.4 Feynman
November 10, 2006 Scientific Linux Fermi LTS 3.0.8 Beryllium

Support policy

Updates for supported releases are currently available without any restrictions.

Scientific Linux Fermi LTS (LongTermSupport) 3.0.x

  • Fermi Linux LTS 3.0.1 was released January 26, 2004
  • Support should continue until at least October 31, 2007

Scientific Linux Fermi 4.x

  • Scientific Linux Fermi 4.1 was released September 20, 2005
  • Support should continue until at least October 31, 2008

Fermi Linux LTS

Fermi Linux LTS (Long Term Support) is in essence Red Hat Enterprise Linux, recompiled. What the workers in Fermilab have done is taken the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (in srpm form) and recompiled them. The resulting binaries (now in rpm form) are then theirs to do with as they desire as long as they follow the License from that original source code, which they are doing. They are choosing to bundle all these binaries into a linux distribution that is as close to Red Hat Enterprise Linux as they can get it. The goal is to ensure that if a program runs and is certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, then it will run on the corresponding Fermi Linux LTS release.

They have built Fermi Linux LTS for Fermilab's use, and that is their ultimate goal. But they have no problems with others benefiting from their work. They have spearheaded Scientific Linux for those that want the stability of Fermi Linux LTS, but without all the Fermi modifications.

They do not have anything setup to support those not affiliated with Fermilab. If you are not a Fermilab affiliate, you might want to check out Scientific Linux.

See also

External links


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