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CentOS

Last Update: 2020-01-15 19:35 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: 8.38/10 from 73 review(s).


CentOS Summary
Distribution CentOS
Home Page http://www.centos.org/
Mailing Lists http://wiki.centos.org/GettingHelp/ListInfo
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Documentation http://wiki.centos.org/
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4.x: Software in ReviewABC Linuxu (Czech) • Internet.com (Japanese)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2016-05-25: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.8
 • 2015-12-14: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1511
 • 2015-08-07: Distribution Release: CentOS 6.7
 • More CentOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •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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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature stream 8.1.1911 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Feature
Release Date 2019-09-24 2020-01-15 2019-09-17 2018-07-03 2014-09-30 2009-08-22 2007-07-27 2004-05-24 Release Date
End Of Life     2024-06 2020-11 2017-03       End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 530-8200 500-8200 500-10000           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management Flatpak, RPM (dnf) Flatpak, RPM (dnf) RPM (yum) RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture aarch64, ppc64le, x86_64 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 systemd Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems xfs xfs xfs ext3, ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw Asian Language Support
Full Package List stream 8.1.1911 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Full Package List
Package stream 8.1.1911 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Package
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.4)
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.6 1.1.9 1.1.8 1.1.0 1.0.17 1.0.6 -- -- alsa-lib (1.2.1.2)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05b bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.7) 9.11.4 9.11.4 9.11.4-P2 9.8.2 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.1 bind (9.15.7)
chromium (79.0.3945.130) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (79.0.3945.130)
cups (2.3.1) 2.2.6 2.2.6 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17 -- cups (2.3.1)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.6 4.3.6 4.2.5 4.1.1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.5) 1.44.3 1.44.6 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.26 e2fsprogs (1.45.5)
firefox (72.0.1) 60.8.0 68.2.0 60.8.0 52.8.0 24.7.0 3.0.7 -- -- firefox (72.0.1)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4 2.0.3 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 8.2.1 8.3.1 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3 2.96 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.14) 2.8.22 2.8.22 2.8.22 2.6.9 2.2.13 2.0.5 1.2.3 1.2.1 gimp (2.10.14)
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.28 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.2.4 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.3) 3.28.3 3.32.2 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.3)
gnucash (3.8b) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.8b)
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.46)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.90 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.13) -- 3.22.30 3.22.30 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4 1.2.10 gtk (3.24.13)
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.37 2.4.37 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46 -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.3 0.92.3 0.92.2 0.47 -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.12.1) -- -- 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 -- -- k3b (19.12.1)
kmod (26) 25 25 20 -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.2.8.2)
libreoffice (6.3.4) 6.0.6.1 6.0.6.1 5.3.6 4.3.7 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.0* -- libreoffice (6.3.4)
linux (5.4.12) 4.18.0 4.18.0 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21 2.4.9 linux (5.4.12)
Package stream 8.1.1911 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.11) 10.3.11 10.3.17 5.5.64 -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.11)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.3.2) 18.3.1 19.1.4 18.3.4 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0 3.4.2 mesa (19.3.2)
mysql (8.0.19) 8.0.13 8.0.17 -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58 3.23.58 mysql (8.0.19)
nautilus (3.34.2) 3.28.1 3.28.1 3.26.3.1 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 2.2.4 1.0.4 nautilus (3.34.2)
NVIDIA (440.44) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (440.44)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13.0.1) -- 11.0.2 11.0.3 8u121 1.7.0 -- -- -- openjdk (13.0.1)
openssh (8.1p1) 7.8p1 8.0p1 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 3.1p1 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1e 1.1.1c 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a 0.9.7a 0.9.6b openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.1) 5.24.4 5.24.4 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.1 perl (5.30.1)
php (7.4.1) 7.2.11 7.2.11 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2 4.1.2 php (7.4.1)
plasma-desktop (5.17.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.17.5)
postfix (3.4.8) 3.3.1 3.3.1 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16 -- postfix (3.4.8)
postgresql (12.1) 10.6 10.6 9.2.24 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3.19 7.1.3 postgresql (12.1)
Python (3.8.1) -- 3.6.8 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3 1.5.2 Python (3.8.1)
qt (5.14.0) 5.11.1 5.11.1 5.9.7 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2 2.3.1 qt (5.14.0)
samba (4.11.4) 4.9.1 4.9.1 4.9.1 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9 2.2.7 samba (4.11.4)
systemd (244) 239 239 219 -- -- -- -- -- systemd (244)
thunderbird (68.4.1) 60.8.0 68.2.0 52.9.1 52.7.0 24.7.0 1.5.0.12 -- -- thunderbird (68.4.1)
vim (8.2) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.0 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.2)
xorg-server (1.20.7) 1.20.3 1.20.3 1.20.4 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2) -- -- xorg-server (1.20.7)

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Version: 6.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-01-15
Votes: 0


Been running for 7 years as my primary system and I'm very happy. Haven't moved to 7 because of systemd, BUT after finding out the configuration files to modify to correct timeouts, and the step forward on kernel I'm considering moving to 8.0. Actually running Scientific but they both achieve the same end result.


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Version: 8.0.1905
Rating: 1
Date: 2020-01-01
Votes: 2


After 3 mo of evaluation we decided that Centos 8 was not worth while.
None of our engineering tools would load or run.
Even the Command Line couldn't find the binary.
Our rating is big 0.

Icons were nonsenical - Cheese is for putting on your dinner plate.

When you pop a terminal widow you cannot position it to where you want it. DUMB
Gnome 3 is unusable.
To drill down t8 layers deep in project files it leaves all the trash behind.
At my usual level of activity by 11 AM my hand is is need of physical theropy.

Red Hat and Cent laid a big egg on this one.
It is pretty obvious that the people behind this are grosely Ignorant as to what a user is using the computer for.

Today we reformatted the disk and installed SL 7.7 Decide that RH 8 is not to be considered.
Experienced Uniix and Linux user. Take my advice and walk on by.


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Version: 7.7.1908
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-09
Votes: 5


Moved from Open Suse when I needed to stand up some VM's Currently using qemu/KVM I have set up two servers, each running 4 VM's. Most are also Centos but have a couple of Windows boxes and a Debian. Excellent environment for Linux development, I don't need powerful test/development boxes so didn't expect really fast performance, but I have been very happy with what I getting from three year old hardware, very impressive. Also rock solid, zero issues. The ability to quickly spin up VM's is wonderful.

Would have to agree that this probably isn't the best desktop/laptop distro. But having a stable free distro that I can use on a pile of slightly older hardware and get enterprise results and stability makes this the perfect test environment for me. A few of the tools we have used in Centos environments are Splunk, Apache, Hadoop, large Postgres databases and large AI models written in Python and R.






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