I’m sorry to report that we shall not be upgrading the DICE teaching desktop platform this summer. This means that the DICE teaching platform will be SL6 based for another academic year.
We had hoped to upgrade to a free derivative of Redhat Enterprise 7 (RHEL 7) this summer, but unfortunately RHEL 7 has only just been released. A free version is unlikely to ship until mid to late August, leaving us with insufficient time to deploy in the teaching labs for the start of the next academic year.
We expect to be able to upgrade individual staff and research postgrad desktops to whichever RHEL 7 derivative we chose to use from October.