Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Fedora Scientific, an interview with Amit Saha

Filed under
Linux
Interviews

Our latest interview is with Amit Saha, responsible for Fedora Scientific, a Fedora based distribution geared towards scientists, students and professionals alike. The distribution is packed with software like GNU Octave, R, Maxima and many more. Give Fedora Scientific a spin! Enjoy the interview!

F4S: Hello Amit, thank you for agreeing to the interview. Please, give us a brief introduction about yourself.

I am Amit and currently doing my Ph.D research at the University of New South Wales, Australia. I took up Linux 10 years back and have been involved in few Open Source projects from time to time. I also write quite regularly for Linux Magazines.

F4S: What is Fedora Scientific?

Fedora Scientific Spin brings together the open source scientific and numerical tools used in research along with the goodness of the Fedora KDE desktop. Thus, simply put Fedora scientific is a Fedora Linux flavour custom made for users whose work and play involves scientific and numerical computing.

rest here




Fedora Scientific spin

Strange not to even mention Scientific Linux 6.2 But hey FLOSS is as FLOSS does. Smile

Why is it strange? It was a

Why is it strange? It was a short interview about a niche Fedora spin; SL doesn't even compete with it being mostly RHEL (i.e. lacks a lot of software and by default comes as minimal as RHEL).

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Tails 1.1.1 is out

The next Tails release is scheduled for October 14. Have a look to our roadmap to see where we are heading to. Read more

Healthdirect Australia sees value in open source for security solution

Commonwealth and state/territory government funded public company, Healthdirect Australia, has used open source software to build an identity and access management (IAM) solution. The IAM solution allows users to have one identity across all of its websites and applications. For example, users can sign in using their Facebook, LinkedIn or Gmail account. Read more

Ubuntu Installer Bug Can Delete Your Hard Drive and All Other OSes

The Ubuntu installation procedure is governed by a piece of software called Ubiquity and it's one of the most intuitive and easy-to-use installers on the Linux platform. Unfortunately, users have been confronting with a bug that could wipe their entire hard-driver without any kind of announcement. Read more

You have your Windows in my Linux

Although there are those who think the systemd debate has been decided in favor of systemd, the exceedingly loud protests on message boards, forums, and the posts I wrote over the past two weeks would indicate otherwise. I've seen many declarations of victory for systemd, now that Red Hat has forced it into the enterprise with the release of RHEL 7. I don't think it's that easy. Read more