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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.

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Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 29 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/
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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
Package 7-1708 6.9 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.17 1.0.6 -- --
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05b
bind (9.12.0) 9.9.4 9.8.2rc1 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.1
chromium (64.0.3282.167) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17 --
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.2.5 4.1.1-P1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.26
firefox (58.0.2) 52.2.0 45.7.0 24.7.0 3.0.7 -- --
freetype (2.9) 2.4.11 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4 2.0.3
gcc (7.3.0) 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3 2.96
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 2.6.9 2.2.13 2.0.5 1.2.3 1.2.1
glibc (2.27) 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.2.4
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.22.3 -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.90
gtk+ (3.22.28) 2.24.31 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4 1.2.10
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46 --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.91 0.47 -- -- -- --
k3b (17.12.2) 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 -- --
kmod (25) 20 -- -- -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.28.0 2.16.0 2.8.0 2.2.2 --
libreoffice (6.0.1) 5.0.6 4.3.7 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.0* --
linux (4.15.4) 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21 2.4.9
Package 7-1708 6.9 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.13) 5.5.56 -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.3.4) 17.0.1 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0 3.4.2
mysql (5.7.21) -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58 3.23.58
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.22.3 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.2.4 1.0.4
NVIDIA (390.25) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u161) 8u131 8u121 1.7.0 -- -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 3.1p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a 0.9.7a 0.9.6b
perl (5.26.1) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.1
php (7.2.2) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2 4.1.2
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.5) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16 --
postgresql (10.2) 9.2.21 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3.19 7.1.3
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3 1.5.2
qt (5.10.1) 4.8.5 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2 2.3.1
samba (4.7.5) 4.6.2 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9 2.2.7
systemd (237) 219 -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.6.0) -- 45.7.0 24.7.0 1.5.0.12 -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.0
vlc (3.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.3 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2) -- --

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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-12
Votes: 1


I consider CentOS the best distribution for Server Use! It is stable, secure and lightweight. I also use it on my desktop and laptop, and it does the job really well.

CentOS and Red Hat is the absolute standard in Enterprise, and thus you have a solid distro with up to 10 (ten) years of support and security updates.

Use it and you will not regret it!


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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-12
Votes: 8


I use Linux since 2007, but I never had the "guts" any of the Red Hat related distros, be it RHEL, Fedora or CentOS. I only used Ubuntu, Debian and openSUSE. This until last month, when I decided to use CentOS on my server at home and also to deploy it on my VPS that was using Debian.
I find yum much better implemented than apt/apt-get. This could be my only server solution from now on.

PROS:
- is extremely stable
- highly secure
- has quite recent packages (version 7.4 or 7-1708)
- works on my hp dekstop from 2009
- works on my raspberry pi 3 model B
- works on my Intel NUC from 2017
- works on my HP Probook 430 G5 from 2017

CONS:
- kernel version 3.10, but nevertheless stable and has all the needed drivers

Try CentOS on your systems, be it Desktop/Laptop/Server. I am sure you will have a great experience.




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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-03
Votes: 0


Run this OS on nearly all our servers at work Hardware and VM. Love the OS, love the folder structure, config structure, way more then the Debian Distro's.
(but that is a personal opinion.

At Home i have only 1 server, running on this same version but with an elrepo based kernel update to a newer version (4.14 something). As this build in version is ok and fine, but at home had newer hardware that was not fully functioning properly on the 3.10 kernel.

That is also my only note of attention. As there are newer LongTerm supported kernel versions (4.4 for example), especially when the OS has a minor version update (7.3 --> 7.4) this would have been nice to also have a newer LT kernel.


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