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CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. QUESTIONS MUST BE ABOUT RUNNING PROGRAMS UNDER CENTOS. Questions about server administration may be asked on https://serverfault.com

CentOS is a community-supported, mainly free software operating system based on Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution. CentOS stands for Community Enterprise Operating System.

Currently supported versions:

  • CentOS 5 (April 2007 - March 2017)
  • CentOS 6 (July 2011 - November 2020)
  • CentOS 7 (July 2014 - June 2024)