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CentOS

Last Update: 2018-07-03 22:22 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: 9.03/10 from 39 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
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:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More CentOS releases...

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Feature 7-1804 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
Release Date 2018-05-10 2018-07-03 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 7-1804 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
Package 7-1804 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.4.1 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 (9.13.2) 9.9.4 9.8.2 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.1
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17 --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.5 4.1.1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.26
firefox (61.0.1) 52.7.0 52.8.0 24.7.0 3.0.7 -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.4.11 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4 2.0.3
gcc (8.1.0) 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3 2.96
gimp (2.10.4) 2.8.22 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 (3.28.3) 3.26.2 -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.90
gtk+ (3.22.30) 2.24.31 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4 1.2.10
httpd (2.4.34) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46 --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.2 0.47 -- -- -- --
k3b (18.04.3) 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 -- --
kmod (25) 20 -- -- -- -- --
krita (4.1.1)            
libreoffice (6.0.5) 5.3.6.1 4.3.7 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.0* --
linux (4.17.9) 3.10.0 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21 2.4.9
Package 7-1804 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) 5.5.56 -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.1.4) 8.2.0 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0 3.4.2
mysql (8.0.11) -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58 3.23.58
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.22.3 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.2.4 1.0.4
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u131 8u121 1.7.0 -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 3.1p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a 0.9.7a 0.9.6b
perl (5.28.0) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.1
php (7.2.8) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2 4.1.2
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16 --
postgresql (10.4) 9.2.23 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3.19 7.1.3
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3 1.5.2
qt (5.11.1) 4.8.7 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2 2.3.1
samba (4.8.3) 4.7.1 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9 2.2.7
systemd (239) 219 -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.9.1) 52.6.0 52.7.0 24.7.0 1.5.0.12 -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.0
vlc (3.0.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.5 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2) -- --

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Version: 6.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-09
Votes: 0


Stable, works well and it uses the well behaved and reliable gnome 2. The downside is that its libraries are becoming a bit old now and some off-the-shelf packages may not run without a lot of rebuilding.

The alternative should have been Centos 7 but C7 is essentially unusable because it is gnome 3 based, which is the worst thing anyone could have done to gnome. Frankly, since the gnome people were restarting the project, they should have named it "gsucks" or something like that to better reflect its lack of functionality and user hostile environment. And to make it even worse, it is systemd-based. 'nough said.

May be there will be a choice again when Centos 8 comes out some day.


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Version: 7-1804
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-02
Votes: 7


The most versatile distribution around. It is the best to use on servers and in the cloud, and also the best for desktop/laptop workstation use, imho. Extremely solid and responsive, with tons of documentation (Red Hat official documentation is the best out there, plus various books on CentOS from Packt and many many courses on udemy, linuxacademy and pluralsight).

Pro:
- extremely stable
- lots of packages that are sufficient for daily workstation use
- best fit for servers
- you have the best enterprise ecosystem at your fingertips

Con:
- none so far


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Version: 7-1804
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-22
Votes: 4


Solid like Titan !
Pro:
-stable packages, easy to add newer one from other repos or directly from the vendor
-heavy patched kernel
-fast
-huge documentation...other distros will not even come close

Con:
- to old for a full desktop ...well CentOS is for Servers.


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