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Submission + - Linux Played a Vital Role in Discovery of Higgs boson->

An anonymous reader writes: Scientific Linux and Ubuntu had a vital role in the discovery of the new boson at CERN. Linux systems are used every day in their analysis, together with hosts of open software, such as ROOT. Linux plays a major role in the running of their networks of computers (in the grid etc.) and it is used for the intensive work in their calculations.
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Linux Played a Vital Role in Discovery of Higgs boson

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