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CentOS

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 8.37/10 from 63 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/
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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:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More CentOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-05-10 CentOS publishes roadmap to 8.0
 •2019-02-27 CentOS turns 15
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Feature 7-1810 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
Release Date 2018-12-04 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) 500-10000          
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 7-1810 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
Package 7-1810 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.6 1.1.0 1.0.17 1.0.6 -- --
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05b
bind (9.15.0) 9.9.4 9.8.2 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.1
chromium (75.0.3770.100) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 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 (1.45.2) 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.26
firefox (67.0.3) 60.2.2 52.8.0 24.7.0 3.0.7 -- --
freetype (2.10.0) 2.8 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4 2.0.3
gcc (9.1.0) 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3 2.96
gimp (2.10.12) 2.8.22 2.6.9 2.2.13 2.0.5 1.2.3 1.2.1
glibc (2.29) 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.2.4
gnome-shell (3.32.2) 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.90
gtk (3.24.9) 3.22.30 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4 1.2.10
httpd (2.4.39) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46 --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.2 0.47 -- -- -- --
k3b (19.04.2) 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 -- --
kmod (26) 20 -- -- -- -- --
krita (4.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.4) 5.3.6 4.3.7 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.0* --
linux (5.1.12) 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21 2.4.9
Package 7-1810 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.6) 5.5.60 -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.1.0) 18.0.5 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0 3.4.2
mysql (8.0.16) -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58 3.23.58
nautilus (3.32.1) 3.26.3.1 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.2.4 1.0.4
NVIDIA (430.26) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) 11.0 8u121 1.7.0 -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 3.1p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a 0.9.7a 0.9.6b
perl (5.30.0) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.1
php (7.3.6) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2 4.1.2
plasma-desktop (5.16.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16 --
postgresql (11.3) 9.2.24 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3.19 7.1.3
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3 1.5.2
qt (5.13.0) 5.9.2 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2 2.3.1
samba (4.10.5) 4.8.3 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9 2.2.7
systemd (242) 219 -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.7.1) 52.9.1 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 (3.0.7.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.1 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2) -- --

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Version: 7-1810
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-12
Votes: 10


If you want enterprise class stability and security, look no further. It's quite snappy for GNOME on an older desktop PC. If you add the EPEL and nux repositories, you have access to a variety of desktop software, including multimedia codecs. In this respect, CentOS makes for a great desktop OS just like any other Linux. All of this for free - absolutely free. Real long term support. It just works. Very pleased with it. Give it a chance, you might love it!

10/10


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Version: 7-1810
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-05-06
Votes: 0


very stable and fast running on i9

regards
srihari konakanchi


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Version: 7-1810
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-17
Votes: 14


A very stable, fast running distro on my Lenovo T500. As getting older the conservative update policy of centos is quite perfect for my needs. That updates are a mess especially in Windows 10 and Fedora.
For applications beeing updated more often one can include sources i.e. for libreoffice etc. The enhanced package sources for the whole linux world is as easy to incluce as in the Fedora distro. Not as huge as the Debian/Ubuntu sources but still great for real world users.

I had no system crash, compatibility issues so far and everything worked out of the box after installation. Even installation of my HP network printer worked ootb.

I give 1 star less than the maximum evaluation because Redhat is not supporting the KDE Desktop in future. Maybe that's gonna change after IBMs takeover of Redhat. But Gnome is acceptable for my needs in the classic appearance which can be switched to very easy. And Gnome is running in a never version in Centos. KDE 4 is too much outdated. So if you can't install KDE Plasma a new 3.x-Gnome is the much better choice.

What I really enjoy. No bugs at all. I you seek for a reliable operating environment Centos is the way to go.


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