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Re: GNU/Linux for Science

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____/ JeffM on Wednesday 24 Aug 2011 20:06 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>|Poseidon Linux is designed for the international scientific community,
>>|bundling a big batch of science-oriented software into a single live DVD,
>>|plus a batch of desktop productivity and multimedia applications.
> A link that uses a hyphen and not a colon:
> http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/487152-first-look-at-poseidon-linux-the-linux-for-scientists
> :Poseidon is more than just another Ubuntu respin
> :because it includes a lot of specialized software
> :that is not available in the Ubuntu or Debian respositories,
> :and putting it all together in a nice distro is a real convenience.
> :
> It's too bad that Scientific Linux grabbed that name first;
> this sounds like it deserved that moniker more.
> :It includes WINE for running Windows applications,
> :and VirtualBox OSE for hosting other operating systems in virtual
> machines.
> :
> Those just might come in handy for some folks.
> :By default[,] networking is not activated[]
> :and you can easily turn it on with Network Manager in the top panel.
> :
> The antithesis of everything-thru-the-server Scientific Linux.
> :The Poseidon team bill it as "ideal for students, teachers,
> researchers,
> :but also for any common (home) user."
> :I'm not so sure about this because
> :it lacks many things that the popular general-purpose distros have,
> :such as forums and mailing lists and documentation.
> :
> Hmmm.  Well, there's that as well.
> Kinda plays into the scientist-as-asocial stereotype.
> :The default language for all the applications is English,
> :though the panel clock was in Portuguese for some reason.
> :
> It's yet another distro from that huge bunch of GNU fans in Brazil.

Turns out one of my mates help develop this. He told me today after I 
had dented this. :-)

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