scientific linux

Chrome no longer supporting RHEL6 (and CentOS-6 and SL6)

As of yesterday, Google pushed Chrome stable v28 into their google-chrome repository and effectively killed RHEL6 support:

Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:27.0.1453.110-202711 will be updated
---> Package google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:28.0.1500.45-205727 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: for package: google-chrome-stable-28.0.1500.45-205727.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-28.0.1500.45-205727.x86_64 (google)

Improved RHEL, CentOS and Scientific Linux hardware support

The past few months a bunch of very cool CentOS community members (and I am not including myself here) spend their time creating kernel modules for the stock RHEL5 2.6.18 kernel to extend hardware support. The result is now known as: ELRepo

What does it mean ?

It means that if you have problems to get specific hardware working on RHEL5, CentOS-5 or Scientific Linux 5, you can visit and download kmod packages for your hardware.

It effectively means that with recent hardware (laptops, desktops), you have a high chance that you can run an Enterprise Linux distribution to get recent sound hardware, webcams, dvb-t, file systems drivers and others, to work with no fuss.