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How can I install fresh versions of these apps on Scientific-Linux 6.1/64bit?:

  • VLC player (it's not in the default repositories and all I can find is an outdated VLC in rpmforge)
  • Chromium/Google Chrome
  • Flash Player
  • VirtualBox
  • A Microsoft Paint alternative
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Scientific Linux uses the yum package manager. I don't use it (pacman is what Arch Linux runs), but the command should be similar to this (use bash-completion if it isn't):

sudo yum install vlc

Chrome can be downloaded from Google, but Chromium should be in the repository:

sudo yum install chromium

For a paint alternative, I suggest GIMP. It's more like Photoshop, but it can function like paint:

sudo yum install gimp

Virtualbox should be the same way:

sudo yum install virtualbox

Do note, though, that Scientific Linux might not come with any repositories enabled. Google is your friend, though: http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=229

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i know i can install it with yum.. just wanted to ask that which repositories do i have to use for scientific-linux? fedora's repos? –  LanceBaynes Sep 30 '11 at 16:06
    
kolourpaint is good as an ms paint alternative, not GIMP.. –  LanceBaynes Sep 30 '11 at 16:10
    
i just don't want KDE when I'm using GNOME –  LanceBaynes Sep 30 '11 at 16:10
    
GIMP is really the only thing I can suggest. Also, you can run KDE and GNOME applications side-by-side. You won't need to use the KDE desktop, just a few of the libraries required by the binaries. –  Blender Sep 30 '11 at 16:12
    
+there is a problem using ex.: fedora repos... fedora doesn't have 6 years support for a given version of the main os... –  LanceBaynes Sep 30 '11 at 16:13
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