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What's New in CentOS 6

Aug 22, 2011, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

The new release was unexpectedly slow in arriving. In 2007, the CentOS project released CentOS 5 just 28 days after the official release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. As a recompile of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) source code into a rebranded, zero-cost Linux distribution, CentOS is dependent on Red Hat releasing the source code before it can start its own release cycle. But it took 242 days after the release of RHEL 6.0 before the CentOS team released CentOS 6.0.

Maturity and stability are two keys to a successful enterprise Linux distribution. CentOS 6 uses version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel, which was released at the end of 2009. 2.6.32 is the official enterprise-level Linux kernel, and although it isn't bleeding edge, it has been patched and maintained since its initial release to fix bugs and enhance security while remaining stable.

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