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.) This operating system 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 is a community-supported, mainly free software operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System. CentOS developers use Red Hat’s source code to create a final product very similar to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS is free.
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.
March 13, 2013
The Development team is pleased to announce the availability of the CentOS MinimalCD 6.4 for both i386 and x86_64 architectures. These disks are based on CentOS-6.4 i386 and x86_64 distributions. The aim of this disk is to install a CentOS 6.4 system which has a minimum of packages needed to have a functional system, with no compromise regarding security and fully network and yum aware. It also includes support for the storage systems available in CentOS 6.4 (Adaptec, Brocade, QLogic, iSCSI and FCOE). Support for wireless devices is also included but installed only when needed. Unlike the previous versions ( up to CentOS 6.3) the set of installed packages is now almost identical to the one installed when choosing the group named “Minimal” from the full DVD image.
There are some important changes to this release compared with the previous versions and highly recommended reading this announcement along with the Release Notes.
Homepage – http://www.centos.org
Size: 4487 MB