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Review: CentOS 5

Jul 30, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"CentOS, a derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, was started back in 2002 with its first beta versions appearing in 2003. The first full version appeared in late 2003 as CentOS 3.0, which was updated a few months later to 3.1. The version number then changed to 2.1 to match the version number of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux version being used as the base for the distribution. In 2005 version 4.0 came out followed by 5.0 in early 2007. CentOS is designed to be a high end server OS that runs on a wide variety of different architectures, including x86, Intel IA-64 (Itanium 64-bit), x86-64, PowerPC/32, IBM Mainframe, Alpha, and SPARC. Given all this versatility, and its roots as a server OS, some may be lead to ask the question, 'Does it make a good desktop distribution?' We're about to find out..."

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