Download CentOS ISO images

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Version

Minor release

CD and DVD ISO Images

Packages

Release Email

Release Notes

End-Of-Life

CentOS-7

7.0.1406

x86_64

RPMs

CentOS

CentOS RHEL

30 June 2024

CentOS-6

6.5

i386 x86_64

RPMs

CentOS

CentOS RHEL

30 Nov 2020

CentOS-5

5.10

i386 x86_64

RPMs

CentOS

CentOS RHEL

31 Mar 2017

CentOS-4

4.9

i386 x86_64 ia64 s390s390x alpha Note: The install media is CentOS-4.8, see the Release Notes for details

RPMs

CentOS

CentOS RHEL

29 Feb 2012

CentOS-3

3.9

i386 x86_64 ia64 s390 s390x

RPMs

CentOS

RHEL

31 Oct 2010

CentOS-2.1

-

i386

RPMs

CentOS RHEL

31 May 2009

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Release Notes

All CentOS release notes can be found here on the wiki.

You can get all the original Red Hat release notes for all versions at Red Hat's Documentation page.

Version Comparison

A comparison of the abilities and limitations of CentOS can be found here on the wiki.

End-Of-Life

In general every release receives bugfixes, feature enhancements and new hardware support until 4 years after general availability. And security fixes until 7 years after general availability (beginning with CentOS-5, this period has been extended from 4 to approx. 7 and from 7 to 10 years {assuming the upstream sources remain available for ten years}).

For more information about the support life cycle of CentOS, take a look at Red Hat's Errata Support Policy page.

Basically, if source is released publicly upstream, the CentOS Project will build and release updates for as long as possible. We have done this for all previous versions and will for all future versions.

New releases

New major and minor releases are available about 2 to 6 weeks after upstream (Red Hat) publishes the SRPMs (source packages) of their product. This time is needed to rebuild, validate, test (QA), translate and integrate new artwork. Please see The CentOS Rebuild and Release Process for further details. Although we understand that some of our users are excited about a new upcoming release, we ask you to be patient or help out in the release process.

<!> The CentOS project does not offer any of the various approaches to extended life for an earlier point release which its upstream occasionally does for its subscribing clientèle. Once a new point release is issued (say: 6.3, following 6.2), no further source packages (from which updates can be built) are released for the earlier version and therefore CentOS is no longer able to produce security or other updates. After a transition interval of a few weeks, the old point version binaries are moved to the vault. There is a longer discussion at item 15 in the FAQ for more details.

Variety of ISO images

Aside from the normal DVD and CD ISO images, the CentOS project occasionally releases special ISO images. Not all point releases get fresh spins of what is substantially unchanging content; if the latest and greatest refresh point spin does not have what you seek, you may wish to use the last version seen for a LiveCD or ServerCD, and as appropriate run updates in a post-install process:

The netinstall iso will only work with the corresponding point release, eg one cannot use the netinstall from CentOS 6.2 to install CentOS 6.3.

Download (last edited 2014-07-07 18:35:50 by JohnnyHughes)