CentOS is an open source, enterprise-class Linux operating system derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat.
CentOS is fully compatible with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.
Here are some key features of "CentOS":
· easy maintenance
· suitability for long term use in production environments
· friendly environment for users and package maintainers
· long-term support of the core
· active development
· community infrastructure
· open management
· open business model
· commercial support - offered by a partner vendor
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Microsoft Hyper-V drivers have been added to allow CentOS to be more efficient as a Virtual Machine when installed on Microsoft Hyper-V server.
· The samba4 libraries (provided by the samba4-libs package) have been upgraded to the latest upstream version to improve interoperability with Active Directory (AD) domains. If you upgrade from CentOS-6.3 to CentOS-6.4 and you have Samba in use, make sure to uninstall the samba4 package to avoid conflicts during the upgrade. samba4 is still - at least in part - considered a technology preview.
· As announced in the CentOS-6.3 Release Notes matahari is now deprecated. CentOS-6.4 ships one last update that should remove all remains of matahari. To ensure all remains are erased run yum erase matahari* after updating to 6.4.
· dev86, iasl, and qemu-guest-agent have been added to the i386 architecture.