The CentOS community is small but is comprised of mostly IT managers, Linux contractors and fans alike.
Members of the linux community continues to support yet another fine operating system, known simply as CentOS.
CentOS, which stands for community enterprise operating system, was developed by an online community of software developers with the goal of delivering a free enterprise level OS based on Linux distributions.
The CentOS community is small but is comprised of mostly IT managers, Linux contractors and fans alike. Though its real power is realized when deployed on a dedicated server, primarily because there are no software licensing fees to contend with. CentOS provides a user friendly environment along with strong communal support suitable to manage long term products.
Red Hat Derivative
What’s even more interesting is that centOS is based on the highly successful Red Hat Linux system yet the software packages are distributed under public license sometimes by Redhat themselves. The beauty of this is that centOS developers can use Red Hat code to redistribute a product that closely resembles its native Operating system, sans the red tape normally associated with paid software services. Version 6.3 was released in mid 2012 and remains a popular platform amongst desktop and workstation users alike. Software support is often times free so users can always pull themselves out of a jam by perusing the online forums. A centOS linux server will have enough grunt to get the job done, even when the going gets tough.