Scientific Linux


Web site:
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server, Science
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, KDE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia: Scientific
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.7 | August 14, 2019
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Scientific – a Linux distribution built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and addressed to scientific institutions. The development of the operating system since 2004 is managed by the European Center for Nuclear Research CERN (Switzerland) and the American Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). From version 7.x, the main sponsor and coordinator of the project is Fermilab.

System images are available as installation and live media for the i386 and x86_64 hardware architecture. Live versions are equipped with KDE, GNOME and IceWM desktops.

– Provide a stable, scalable, and extensible operating system for scientific computing
– Support scientific research by providing methods and procedures for enabling the integration of scientific applications with the operating environment
– Use the free exchange of ideas, designs, and implementations to prepare a computing platform for the next generation of scientific computing

As James Amundson, the Head of Scientific Computing Division announced (April 22, 2019), the Scientific Linux will be discontinued.


Scientific 7.7 Everything x86_64 9.8GB.iso

Scientific 7.6 LiveDVD GNOME x86_64 1.84GB.iso
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Scientific 7.6 LiveDVD KDE x86_64 1.95GB.iso
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Scientific 7.6 Netinst x86_64 562MB.iso
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Web site: ? (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Scientific
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.3beta | May 17, 2003

Legnoppix – a robotics distribution, based on Knoppix.

Laims to have Linux discover all those who love LEGO and computers. This version of Linux is bootable (startup) from a CD media. So there is no need to have Windows, or a hard drive, and no installation. Just insert the CD and wait for it to start. Knoppix provides a complete environment that can be installed in place of or in addition to your existing OS (like Windows, etc.). The most useful / requested packages for / by LEGO users are present in this distribution. The wallpapers below will allow you to get an idea of the general “pace” of the software.

The following software is available in version 0.1.1:
– BrickOS (legOS 2.5)
– LejOS 2.1.0
– MLCAD 3.00
– LeoCAD 0.73.0
– Support for Vision Command
– Script for downloading and easy compilation of LegOS program
– NLP 0.1

The most common software is integrated, such as:
– Mozilla (web browser)
– The Gimp (drawing software)
– Emacs (evolved text editor)
– Glimmer (text editor)
– Xmms (listen to music)
– Gcombust (burn CDs)
– Xpdf (PDF viewer)


Legnoppix 0.3beta i386 388MB.iso
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Web site: (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Scientific
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2 RC1 | October 10, 2006

ToBiX – a Linux distribution based on Knoppix (previously on Morphix). With this distribution you just boot from the CD and you have a fully functional LINUX OS distribution with open source applications. Besides using some RAM, ToBiX doesn’t touch the host computer and is ideal for presentations, workshops or other learning or scientific activity on bioinformatics and computational biology.

ToBiX comprises some of the most useful and powerful bioinformatics tools such as:
– Blast 2.0 – Basic Local Alignment Search Tool for rapid searching of nucleotide and protein databases;
– Copasi – software application for simulation and analysis of biochemical networks;
– mpiBLAST – MPI based parallel implementation of NCBI BLAST;
– SimWiz – collection of Java tools for visualization of data resulting from different kinds of biochemical simulation processes;
– Cellware – tool to model whole cell biochemical reactions;
– Gromacs – molecular dynamics simulation package;
– SBML-Editor – tool for the quick creation and edition of SBML files;
– Stocks 2 – software for simulation of biochemical processes using Maximal Time Step Method

ToBix was under development at the Bioinformatics Department, Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology, Germany.
The project supervisions were Mark Niemann and Benjamin Prins.


ToBiX 2 RC1 i386 657MB.iso
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Web site:
Origin: USA
Category: Scientific
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Quantian
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: | February 26, 2006

Quantian – a remastering of Knoppix, the self-configuring and directly bootable cdrom/dvd that turns any pc or laptop (provided it can boot from cdrom/dvd) into a full-featured Linux workstation. Quantian also incorporates clusterKnoppix and adds support for openMosix, including remote booting of light clients in an openMosix terminal server context.

The main goal of the Quantian is a pre-instaled set of scientific applications, such as:
– R, statistical computing software
– Octave, a Matlab clone
– Scilab, another Matlab clone
– GSL, GNU Scientific Library
– Maxima computer algebra system
– Python programming language with Scipy
– Fityk curve fitter
– Ghemical
– Texmacs for wysiwyg scientific editing
– Grass geographic information system
– OpenDX and MayaVi data visualisation systems
– Gnuplot, a command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility
– LabPlot, an application for plotting of data sets and functions

Quantian features the KDE desktop environment and some applications for home users:
– XMMS, Kaffeine, xine media players
– KPPP dialer, ISDN utilities and WLAN
– Firefox and Konqueror web browsers
– K3b, for CD (and DVD) management
– Tools for data rescue and system repair
– Network analysis and administration tools
–, Kile, Lyx

The system developer is Dirk Eddelbuettel.
The latest version of Quantian was released in 2006.


Quantian i386 2.72GB.iso
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