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CentOS

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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 13 (664), 6 months: 13 (699), 3 months: 11 (812), 4 weeks: 17 (671), 1 week: 16 (671)

Average visitor rating: 8.46/10 from 70 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 8.x: DistroWatchDedoimedo
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 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...

  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
 • More CentOS headlines...

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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
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 8.0.1905 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Full Package List
Package stream 8.0.1905 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.2.1.1) 1.1.6 1.1.6 1.1.8 1.1.0 1.0.17 1.0.6 -- -- alsa-lib (1.2.1.1)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4.19 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05b bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.6) 9.11.4 9.11.4-P2 9.11.4-P2 9.8.2 9.3.4-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.1 bind (9.15.6)
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (78.0.3904.108)
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.6 2.2.6 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17 -- cups (2.3.0)
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 (1.45.4) 1.44.3 1.44.3 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32 1.26 e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (70.0.1) 60.8.0 60.5.1 60.8.0 52.8.0 24.7.0 3.0.7 -- -- firefox (70.0.1)
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 8.2.1 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 (3.34.1) 3.28.3 3.28.3 3.28.3 -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.1)
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
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 (3.24.12) -- 3.22.30 3.22.30 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4 1.2.10 gtk (3.24.12)
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 (19.08.3) -- -- 2.0.2 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.14 -- -- k3b (19.08.3)
kmod (26) 25 25 20 -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.7.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.2.7.1)
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.0.6.1 6.0.6 5.3.6 4.3.7 3.1.1* 1.1.5* 1.1.0* -- libreoffice (6.3.3)
linux (5.3.12) 4.18.0 4.18 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21 2.4.9 linux (5.3.12)
Package stream 8.0.1905 7.7.1908 6.10 5.11 4.8 3.9 2.0 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.10) 10.3.11 10.3.11 5.5.64 -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.10)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.2.5) 18.3.1 18.3.1 18.3.4 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0 3.4.2 mesa (19.2.5)
mysql (8.0.18) 8.0.13 8.0.13 -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22 3.23.58 3.23.58 mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.1) 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 (3.34.1)
NVIDIA (440.31) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (440.31)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13) -- 11.0.2 11.0.3 8u121 1.7.0 -- -- -- openjdk (13)
openssh (8.1p1) 7.8p1 7.8p1 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.6.1p2 3.1p1 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1e 1.1.1 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 5.26.3 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0 5.6.1 perl (5.30.1)
php (7.3.12) 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 (7.3.12)
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.17.3)
postfix (3.4.7) 3.3.1 3.3.1 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16 -- postfix (3.4.7)
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 (3.8.0) -- 3.6.8 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3 1.5.2 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.13.2) 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 (5.13.2)
samba (4.11.2) 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 (4.11.2)
systemd (243) 239 239 219 -- -- -- -- -- systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.2.2) 60.8.0 60.5.0 52.9.1 52.7.0 24.7.0 1.5.0.12 -- -- thunderbird (68.2.2)
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.0 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.3 1.20.3 1.20.4 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2) -- -- xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: 6.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-24
Votes: 0


I've been using CentOS on both desktop and servers since I found it after the end-of-life of Red Hat 9. (That's *Red Hat* 9, not RHEL!). I definitely did not want to run cutting-edge in a production environment (Fedora). Having a desktop with the same OS as the servers allowed for some quick tests without interfering with development or production. It's run internal and external Apache, Big Brother/Xymon, Munin, Splunk, OpenOffice and LibreOffice, as well as custom software and databases from the developers. It's taken just about everything I've thrown at it with very little trouble.


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Version: 8.0.1905
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-19
Votes: 4


CentOS is very good and rock stable operating system. I am using the 8th release for while and i can recommend it even for desktop usage. I use it with EPEL Playground Plasma desktop and some packages from RPMFusion.
It's great operating system for those who want stability and long term support and not figuring out what's wrong with your system after every update and what doesn't work.


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Version: 8.0.1905
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-28
Votes: 11


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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