What is CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System)?

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CentOS: Community Enterprise Operating System

CentOS is an abbreviation of the "Community Enterprise Operating System". It is Community-assisted operative free software, which puts effort by paying attention to delivering a solid built open-source interconnected complex network around a Linux distribution platform, practically and usefully attuned with its upstream foundational basis, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

CentOS History

  • CentOS established and initiated in the structured format of a CAOS Linux, before turning out to be acknowledged as a CentOS. CAOS Linux was established by Gregory Kurtzer.
  • In May 2004, the foremost launch of CentOS happened, which numbered as CentOS version 2, was branched out from RHEL version 2.1AS.
  • In July 2010, CentOS became successful than Debian and turn out to be the highly well-accepted Linux distribution platform in favor of web servers. In all the Linux web servers, just about one-third of Linux servers are using CentOS.
  • In January 2012, Debian has taken again the forefront from CentOS.
  • In January 2014, Red Hat declared that it is providing support to the CentOS by sponsoring the CentOS project, and stated that "helping to establish a platform well-suited to the needs of open source developers that integrate technologies in and around the operating system".
  • As of December 2015, CentOS 7 launches by AltArch are accessible for the IA-32 architecture, Power ISA, and in case of ARMv7hl and AArch64 modification of the ARM architecture, it is also accessible.
  • On 24 September 2019, CentOS 8 was launched.

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