"CentOS took a lot of flack from all angles around the extreme
delayed release of CentOS 6. That was a release that came out in
July, some 8 months after the upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
While CentOS lagged on RHEL 6, they're doing much better keeping
up with RHEL 5.x.
CentOS 5.7 is now available, barely two months after the RHEL
5.7 release. That's a great thing for CentOS and its large
community of users.