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.
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.
The CentOS team is pleased to announce the availability of CentOS 5.4. Major changes in CentOS 5 compared to CentOS 4 include:
These updated software versions: Apache-2.2, php-5.1.6, kernel-2.6.18, Gnome-2.16, KDE-3.5, OpenOffice.org-2.3, Evolution-2.12, Firefox-3.0, Thunderbird-2.0, MySQL-5.0, PostgreSQL-8.
Better desktop support with compiz and AIGLX.
Virtualization provided by the Xen hypervisor with Virtual Machine Manager and libvirt.
Major changes compared to earlier CentOS 5 versions include:
KVM as a preview for the new virtualization technology in Enterprise Linux.
ext4 as a technology preview in file systems.
Distro Release Announcement |
Documentation: CentOS 5
Release Notes: CentOS | Upstream
Download: i386 | x86_64