Centos Linux is derived from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It release on 14th may 2004. Because it is free, it supports Multilanguage . CentOS Linux is popular with Linux users and small businesses. There is no direct CentOS support services offered by the CentOS team.
There are some growing concerns about using it for commercial purposes. At many hosting providers, the cost difference between CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is minimal. In these cases, I recommend you select RHEL.
6things about CentOS Linux
CentOS is not Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CentOS is a repackaged version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
The lack of this formal relationships has created problems in the past, such as a when Red Hat demanded all Red Hat branding be removed from CentOS
Lag Time for Major Releases
When a major version of RHEL was released, CentOS was following it soon. More recently, the lag time has increased. In the case of the most recent releases, some days before CentOS 6 were rolled out.
Playing Catch Up
CentOS are always playing catch up. The CentOS team cannot rebuild packaged until Red Hat releases them. So CentOS and any other repackaged version of RHEL
No CentOS Certification Programs
Red Hat provides certification and training programs to help professionals learn about and support their products. There are no such formal programs for CentOS support
As with many open source projects, team members can go missing or have new obligations. In most cases, the teams are simply volunteers. They are not paid
Thank You CentOS
The ability to leverage my Red Hat expertise with a very similar OS is terrific. There are other alternatives emerging, such as Oracle and Novell Linux. The main reason is to pay for the RHEL subscriptions.
You can download CentOS by CLICKING HERE.
- Prateek verma
OSR Open Source Revolution