Software update: CentOS 7 (1810)




CentOS is an open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and profiling itself for use in enterprise environments. The name is an abbreviation of Community Enterprise Operating System. Unlike RHEL, CentOS is free to use. If attention is paid to popularity, CentOS is just within the top ten . Every two years a new version of CentOS appears, which is then updated for seven years. Version 7 (1810) from CentOS has now been released and the full release notes can be found here. This is the introduction to that:

Hello and welcome to the seventh CentOS-7 release. The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 1 . You can read our official product announcement for this release here .

CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat’s redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product. CentOS mainly changes packages to remove Red Hat’s branding and artwork.

We have decided not to follow Red Hat’s usage of Installation Roles. In CentOS Linux all content from every distribution ‘channel’ is made available to the user at time of installation.

The continuous release (CR) repository makes generally available packages that will appear in the next point release of CentOS, on a stable and hotfix basis until formally released. Please read through the other sections before trying to install or report an issue.

CentOS 7.0 screenshot (620 pix)

Version number 7 (1810)
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
License type GPL


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