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DistroWatch.com: CentOS

CentOS

Last Update: 2017-09-14 02:47 UTC


CentOS as a group is a community of open source contributors and users. Typical CentOS users are organisations and individuals that do not need strong commercial support in order to achieve successful operation. CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 12 (700), 6 months: 13 (601), 3 months: 12 (641), 4 weeks: 17 (594), 1 week: 19 (586)

Average visitor rating: 8.92/10 from 25 review(s).


CentOS Summary
Distribution CentOS
Home Page http://www.centos.org/
Mailing Lists http://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp/ListInfo
User Forums https://www.centos.org/forums/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.centos.org/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.centos.org/download/
http://www.centos.org/download/mirrors/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.centos.org/
Related Websites WikipediaCentOS ItalyCentOS Thailand
Reviews 7.x: DarkDuckDedoimedoHTML.it (Italian) • LWNDedoimedo
6.x: DistroWatchZDNet BlogsLinuxBSDosDedoimedo
5.x: It's A Binary WorldHeitor Augusto Murari Cardozo (Portuguese) • BlogspotPolishlinux
4.x: Software in ReviewABC Linuxu (Czech) • Internet.com (Japanese)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-09-13: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1708
 • 2017-04-05: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.9
 • 2016-12-12: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1611
 • 2016-05-25: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.8
 • 2015-12-14: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1511
 • 2015-08-07: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.7
 • 2015-04-01: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1503
 • 2014-10-29: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.6
 • 2014-09-30: Distribution Release: CentOS 5.11
 • 2014-07-07: Distribution Release: CentOS 7.0-1406
 • 2013-12-01: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.5
 • 2013-10-19: Distribution Release: CentOS 5.10
 • More CentOS releases...

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Feature 7-1708 6.9 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
Release Date 2017-09-13 2017-04-05 2014-09-30 2009-08-22 2007-07-27 2004-05-24
End Of Life 2024-06 2020-11 2017-03      
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 422-8100          
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 i386, ia64, s390, s390x, x86_64 i386
Init Software systemd Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems xfs ext3, ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw
Full Package List 7-1708 6.9 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-17
Votes: 2


Solid operating system based on RHEL. Very good for getting experience with RHEL systems without the cost of ownership. I use it daily for computer science college projects. So it is good for programming and running virtual machines. Highly configurable if you know Linux.

Only downside is the package update system (YUM) can be a bit slow compared to other distribution systems such as APT.

I give it a 9 out of 10 for performance, documentation, and ease of use. -1 because the interface is a bit boring out of the box.


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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-10-28
Votes: 0


Beware: 7.1708 has a nasty X bug that makes rotated monitors (portrait mode) unreadable on some ATI chips. Nothing like updating to an unreadable screen to ruin your days.


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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-26
Votes: 0


Staight forward, enterprise class OS and great release.


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