The CentOS Project
What is CentOS ?
CentOS is an Enterprise Linux distribution based on the sources from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Starting with CentOS 5 each version is supported for 10 years (by means of security updates, previous versions for 7 years). A new CentOS version is released approximately every 2 years and each CentOS version is regularly updated (approximately every 6 months) to support newer hardware. This results in a secure, low-maintenance, reliable, predictable and reproducible environment.
For more information about CentOS and what it means to businesses and home-users, please look at our presentations:
For more information regarding the capabilities of CentOS take a look at the CentOS Product Specifications.
How do we Build CentOS Linux ?
How does the CentOS Team build and the CentOS QA Team test the CentOS Linux releases? Here is an explanation for building the upcoming CentOS Linux 8 process with an included time line estimate.
The CentOS team
CentOS consists of you and me.
Special Interest Groups
The CentOS project is organised in different Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to encourage more people to volunteer and improve all aspects of the project. You can become part of a SIG as well by starting or joining the discussion with fresh ideas. Why not ?
CentOS in the Media
We collect all the articles in the online media that mention CentOS. If you happen to find an article discussing CentOS, please consider adding it to the list.