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Last Update: 2019-10-08 17:42 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: 8.44/10 from 68 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
Download Mirrors http://www.centos.org/download/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.centos.org/
Related Websites WikipediaCentOS ItalyCentOS Thailand
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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 announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-04-01: Distribution Release: CentOS 7-1503
 • More CentOS releases...

 •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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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 8.0.1905 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Feature
Release Date 2019-09-24 2019-09-24 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
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 8.0.1905 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Full Package List
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Version: 8.0.1905
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-28
Votes: 4

I installed it on my Laptop several days ago and I am really impressed how rock solid a Linux Desktop can be! I had zero errors or crashes. It feels polished, fast and reliable. I usually used Ubuntu, but I think I will change to CentOS completely.

But to be honest, it is still no distro for Beginners, like Ubuntu is. But that's no problem for me ;)

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Version: 8.0.1905
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-09-26
Votes: 6

After using CentOS 8 on a laptop for a couple of days, I have decided that it is really a server OS.
Can you install and use it as a desktop OS? Yes, of course you can, and it will work pretty well on the whole.
Gnome is a pretty good desktop once you have installed Tweaks and the various other things you will need to improve things.
You will also need to install a bunch of other useful programmes which you can do easily from the Software app. Several commonly used programmes seemed to be missing however, for example VLC.
There is probably another way of installing VLC, but why should I have to hunt it out?
That, as well as several other minor annoyances have driven me back to a more desktop focused distro. I will continue to use CentOS 8 on my servers however, as it is easy to set up, and rock solid.

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Version: 8.0.1905
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-24
Votes: 2

Solid Distro and release. Continues on the tradition from RHEL

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