What is CentOS?

CentOS is an Enterprise Linux distribution based on the freely available sources from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Each CentOS version is supported for 7 years (by means of security updates). A new CentOS version is released every 2 years and each CentOS version is periodically updated (roughly every 6 months) to support newer hardware. This results in a secure, low-maintenance, reliable, predictable and reproducible Linux environment.

CentOS has numerous advantages:

  • An active and growing user community
  • Quickly rebuilt, tested and QA’ed errata packages
  • An extensive mirror network
  • Developers whom are contactable and responsive
  • Multiple free support avenues including IRC Chat, Mailing Lists, Forums and a FAQ.

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