CentOS Server CD 4.8

An Enterprise-class Linux Distribution
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor.

CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is free, however, we ask for a small contribution. CentOS is a project of the cAos Foundation.

CentOS is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn the core developers are supported by an active user community including system administrators, network administrators, enterprise users, managers, core Linux contributors and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.

CentOS has numerous advantages over some of the other clone projects including: an active and growing user community, quickly rebuilt, tested, and QA'ed errata packages, an extensive mirror network, developers who are contactable and responsive, multiple free support avenues including IRC Chat, Mailing Lists, Forums, a dynamic FAQ. Commercial support is offered via a number of vendors.

CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. CentOS 2 and 3 are fully compatible rebuilds of RHEL 2 and 3 respectively. CentOS 2 and 3 are reproduced from RHEL sources that are freely distributed by RedHat.

Redistributed packages and sources comply fully with RedHat's redistribution requirements. CentOS 2 and 3 are designed for people who need an enterprise class OS without the cost, support, certification, or brand name of RedHat.

Main features:

  • 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

last updated on:
October 22nd, 2010, 12:56 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
The CentOS Project
homepage:
www.centos.org
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions
CentOS Server CD
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What's New in version 4.7
  • The single CD server install for CentOS 4.7 has now been released and is available from all active mirrors. Notes: this installer will only work with i686-based CPUs; the included packages are a subset of all packages available in the CentOS distribution, however yum has been pre-configured to use the entire repository; in order to ensure that drivers and other third-party applications maintain compatibility, the package set used on the Server CD is from release time CentOS 4.7, you are strongly encouraged to run a 'yum update' immediately after installation; the ISO size is lower than the 650 MB acceptable for a single CD - feedback on what other packages should be added or removed from this CD for the next release are welcome.
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