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CentOS

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 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: 8.85/10 from 33 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:
 • 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 (1.1.6) 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 (9.12.1) 9.9.4 9.8.2rc1 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.1
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.7) 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-P1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.0pl5
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.26
firefox (59.0.2) 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 (3.28.0) 3.22.3 -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.39) -- -- -- -- -- --
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 (2.4.33) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46 --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.91 0.47 -- -- -- --
k3b (18.04.0) 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 -- --
kmod (25) 20 -- -- -- -- --
krita (4.0.1)            
libreoffice (6.0.3) 5.0.6 4.3.7 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.0* --
linux (4.16.4) 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
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.14) 5.5.56 -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.0.1) 17.0.1 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 (390.48) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (9.0.4) 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 (5.26.2) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.1
php (7.2.4) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2 4.1.2
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.0) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16 --
postgresql (10.3) 9.2.21 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19 7.3.19 7.1.3
Python (3.6.5) 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 (4.8.0) 4.6.2 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33 3.0.9 2.2.7
systemd (238) 219 -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.7.0) -- 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 (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
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: 2018-04-23
Votes: 1


CentOS is a great distro, be it for Servers or Desktops/Laptops/Workstations. I used it for the last year on all my systems without any issues at all.
The kernel, if it seems old by version number, gets lots of updates from more recent versions. All my hardware was recognized from the start, even on my brand new, 2017 HP ProBook 430 G5. I recommend it for both workstation and server use, without hesitation.


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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-04-17
Votes: 1


For administrators, informaticians is ok but not for a common user.
It's not an universal system.
For serve r- 10
For home - 1
Final - 5


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Version: 7-1708
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-09
Votes: 1


Extreme stable, well patched secure packages and excellent documentation (mostly).
CentOS is the standard on server hardware, server vm's and containers.

It's not for the modern desktop, no...it's for enterprise hardware and equipment. Kernel seems old, but thats not fully true, it's heavily patched and support almost everything.

Packages in the official repos are all the latest stable version (or the last one from past quarter).


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