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The OpenFOAM Foundation currently distributes OpenFOAM for Linux operating systems in the following ways. The latest release is version 2.3.0, please see Version 2.3.0 Release Announcement for more information.

Ubuntu Deb Pack

Version 2.3.0, released 17/02/14
The Ubuntu Deb pack is a good option for a user that wants to install OpenFOAM on a personal computer on which they have Ubuntu Linux running either as the native operating system or within a virtual machine. The pack contains both source code and binaries and includes a list of dependent system software which can be installed automatically to reduce the system administration overhead. It is therefore the simplest installation option, making it the ideal choice for those people with no experience of Linux. The pack is updated periodically to incorporate new features and bug fixes.

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SuSE RPM Pack

Version 2.3.0, released 17/02/14
OpenFOAM is also released as a source/binary pack for SuSE Linux. It is a little more difficult to install than the Ubuntu pack (above) because not all the dependent software are available as standard SuSE packages, so some additional administration effort is required.

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Red Hat (RHEL) RPM Pack

Version 2.3.0, released 17/02/14
OpenFOAM is also released as a source/binary pack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64 bit.

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Source Pack

Version 2.3.0, released 17/02/14
This source pack distribution allows compilation a wide range of Linux distributions and versions used by OpenFOAM users running on personal computers, clusters, high-performance machines, etc. This installation requires some knowledge of Linux system administration, particularly to ensure that dependent software, e.g. compilers and libraries, are installed correctly. The source pack comes with a pack of third-party software that is used by OpenFOAM.

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Git Repository

Version 2.3.x, updated regularly
Those users compiling from source can receive regular updates to OpenFOAM by downloading the Git repository distribution of OpenFOAM. Known as 2.3.x, this version is managed and updated daily by the OpenFOAM Foundation and can be conveniently “pulled” using the Git distributed revision control system.

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