Version 7.9 (2009) Release Date: November 12, 2020 (Release Notes)
NOTE: This distro comes on DVD. CentOS 7 is only available in 64bit. Please ensure that your system will read from a DVD before ordering.
CentOS 7 is only available for 64 Bit processors. If you need CentOS for 32 Bit processor you will need to use CentOS 6.x.
The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We are now looking to expand on that by creating the resources needed by other communities to come together and be able to build on the CentOS Linux platform. And today we start the process by delivering a clear governance model, increased transparency and access. In the coming weeks we aim to publish our own roadmap that includes variants of the core CentOS Linux.
Since March 2004, CentOS Linux has been a community-supported distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat. As such, CentOS Linux aims to be functionally compatible with RHEL. We mainly change packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.