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CentOS

Last Update: 2021-03-07 14:14 UTC


CentOS as a group is a community of open source contributors and users which started in 2003 and has been sponsored by Red Hat since 2014. CentOS Linux versions up to CentOS Linux 8 are 100% compatible rebuilds of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. In 2020 it was announced CentOS Linux is being discontinued and replaced with CentOS Stream, a developer-focused distribution which acts as a middle-stream between Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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CentOS Summary
Distribution CentOS
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 • 2020-11-13: Distribution Release: CentOS 7.9.2009
 • 2020-06-16: Distribution Release: CentOS 8.2.2004
 • 2020-04-28: Distribution Release: CentOS 7.8.2003
 • 2020-01-16: Distribution Release: CentOS 8.1.1911
 • 2019-09-24: Distribution Release: CentOS 8.0.1905
 • 2019-09-17: Distribution Release: CentOS 7.7.1908
 • 2018-12-04: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1810
 • 2018-07-03: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.10
 • 2018-05-10: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1804
 • 2017-09-13: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1708
 • 2017-04-05: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.9
 • 2016-12-12: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1611
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 •2020-12-08 CentOS Linux being phased out in favour of Stream
 •2020-11-03 CentOS 6 nears end of life
 •2020-08-05 CentOS discusses user survey results
 •2020-07-07 CentOS to gain optional real-time packages
 •2020-06-04 CentOS team answers questions from the public
 •2019-09-24 How CentOS Stream fits with Fedora and RHEL
 •2019-05-10 CentOS publishes roadmap to 8.0
 •2019-02-27 CentOS turns 15
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Feature 8.2.2004 7.8.2003 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Feature
Release Date 2020-06-15 2020-04-27 2018-07-03 2014-09-30 2009-08-22 2007-07-27 2004-05-24 Release Date
End Of Life 2021-12 2024-06 2020-11 2017-03       End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 500-8200 500-10000           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management Flatpak, RPM (dnf) RPM (yum) RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture aarch64, ppc64le, x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 i386, ia64, s390, s390x, x86_64 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems xfs xfs ext3, ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw Asian Language Support
Full Package List 8.2.2004 7.8.2003 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Full Package List
Package 8.2.2004 7.8.2003 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Package
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.4)
alsa-lib (1.2.4) 1.2.1.2 1.1.8 1.1.0 1.0.17 1.0.6 -- -- alsa-lib (1.2.4)
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (20.45)
bash (5.1) 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05b bash (5.1)
bind (9.17.10) 9.11.13 9.11.4-P2 9.8.2 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.1 bind (9.17.10)
chromium (89.0.4389.82) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (89.0.4389.82)
cups (2.3.3) 2.2.6 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17 -- cups (2.3.3)
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.3.6 4.2.5 4.1.1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.2)
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.44.6 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.26 e2fsprogs (1.46.2)
firefox (86.0) 68.7.0 68.5.0 52.8.0 24.7.0 3.0.7 -- -- firefox (86.0)
freetype (2.10.4) 2.9.1 2.8 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4 2.0.3 freetype (2.10.4)
gcc (10.2.0) 8.3.1 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3 2.96 gcc (10.2.0)
gimp (2.10.22) 2.8.22 2.8.22 2.6.9 2.2.13 2.0.5 1.2.3 1.2.1 gimp (2.10.22)
glibc (2.33) 2.28 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.2.4 glibc (2.33)
gnome-shell (3.38.3) 3.32.2 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.38.3)
gnucash (4.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.4)
gnumeric (1.12.48) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.48)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.90 grub (2.04)
gtk (4.0.3) 3.22.30 3.22.30 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4 1.2.10 gtk (4.0.3)
httpd (2.4.46) 2.4.37 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46 -- httpd (2.4.46)
inkscape (1.0.2) 0.92.3 0.92.2 0.47 -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.0.2)
k3b (20.12.3) -- 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 -- -- k3b (20.12.3)
kmod (28) 25 20 -- -- -- -- -- kmod (28)
krita (4.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.4.2)
libreoffice (7.1.1) 6.0.6 5.3.6 4.3.7 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.0* -- libreoffice (7.1.1)
linux (5.11.4) 4.18 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21 2.4.9 linux (5.11.4)
Package 8.2.2004 7.8.2003 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (10.5.9) 10.3.17 5.5.65 -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.5.9)
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.24.1)
mesa (20.3.4) 19.3.4 18.3.4 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0 3.4.2 mesa (20.3.4)
mysql (8.0.23) 8.0.17 -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58 3.23.58 mysql (8.0.23)
nautilus (3.38.2) 3.28.1 3.26.3.1 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.2.4 1.0.4 nautilus (3.38.2)
NVIDIA (460.56) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (460.56)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (15.0.2) 11.0.7 11.0.6 8u121 1.7.0 -- -- -- openjdk (15.0.2)
openssh (8.5p1) 8.0p1 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 3.1p1 openssh (8.5p1)
openssl (1.1.1j) 1.1.1c 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a 0.9.7a 0.9.6b openssl (1.1.1j)
perl (5.32.1) 5.26.3 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.1 perl (5.32.1)
php (8.0.3) 7.3.5 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2 4.1.2 php (8.0.3)
plasma-desktop (5.21.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.21.2)
postfix (3.5.9) 3.3.1 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16 -- postfix (3.5.9)
postgresql (13.2) 12.1 9.2.24 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3.19 7.1.3 postgresql (13.2)
Python (3.9.2) 3.8.0 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3 1.5.2 Python (3.9.2)
qt (6.0.2) 5.12.5 5.9.7 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2 2.3.1 qt (6.0.2)
samba (4.13.4) 4.11.2 4.10.4 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9 2.2.7 samba (4.13.4)
systemd (247.3) 239 219 -- -- -- -- -- systemd (247.3)
thunderbird (78.8.0) 68.7.0 -- 52.7.0 24.7.0 1.5.0.12 -- -- thunderbird (78.8.0)
vim (8.2) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.0 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.12.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.12.1)
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.16.0)
xorg-server (1.20.10) 1.20.6 1.20.4 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2) -- -- xorg-server (1.20.10)

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Version: 8.2.2004
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-12-23
Votes: 10


I've used CentOS for the past ~6 years as a small business server. It's been mostly flawless, minus the hiccups all OSes experience. And now that IBM owns Red Hat, ofc they're ridding themselves of one free Linux OS in favor of CentOS Stream, which thus far sucks. I want stability, not experiments.


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Version: 8.2.2004
Rating: 8
Date: 2020-11-25
Votes: 18


After working for many years with CentOS (from CentOS 5 to CentOS 7) I moved on to other distros, but CentOS still remains the best for stability and use. I must say that I miss working with CentOS.
CentOS intends to be an enterprise-type server distro and I would say that they have achieved the goal.

It makes no sense for this distro to discuss desktop or user functionality, or even the graphical interface, as in my personal vision CentOS should be used with minimal installation and SSH interface. Despite this, I have to say a few words.
There is no doubt that being able to install a light and intuitive graphical interface, the management of the server is more comfortable, but in the latest version, the too minimal interface of the desktop leaves me very perplexed. I prefer a more standard interface (IMHO), more similar to windows because the ergonomics of use improve.

As for the server-oriented use, unfortunately, the conservative policy does not make it suitable even for the management of commercial web servers due to the backwardness of updates on PHP and other environments. When a platform version update forces you to update PHP (perhaps for security reasons), and CentOS doesn't make it available for a long time, you don't become particularly satisfied. Therefore for use as a webserver you need to add external repos, which sometimes make CentOS less stable and a more negative impression in people's heads.
For use as a DB server, firewall and other types of services that do not require technological updates, it is the best linux distro.


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Version: 8.2.2004
Rating: 5
Date: 2020-09-24
Votes: 8


The random freeze is probably caused by

Kernel driver in use: nouveau


ELrepo still working hard to solve the nvidia driver bug according to CentOS forum. kmod-nvidia stuff.

Stay away until they fix this fundamental problem!


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