CentOS 8.0.1905 for Linux

by CentOS team

Avg. Rating 4.7 (40 votes)

File Details

File Size 6,645.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 3,390
Publisher CentOS team
Homepage CentOS

Publisher's Description

CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. It conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. It is a project of the cAos Foundation.

Latest Reviews

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v5.5 on May 18, 2010

If you're going to use Linux, this is the only way to go. I ran a monster server on this for years. It will open the door to worlds you never knew existed. Immensely powerful.

yleclerc

yleclerc reviewed v5.5 on May 17, 2010

CentOS is an "exact" copy of Red Hat, minus the "subscription" licensing structure. Why would you want to "pay" a annual to 3 year license to use the OS? CentOS gives you the RH style Linux without that "subscription" nonsense!!!

thezelda

thezelda reviewed v4.2 on Nov 26, 2005

This is a binary compatible clone of RedHat Enterprise Linux. You get all the good stuff for free. Everything. And you don't use up2date, you use YUM, which is arguably better. Thing like Oracle, Scalix and other commercial packages often run with no tweaking, or minor tweaking (often just changing /etc/redhat-release to install something). There are also cases where commercial products are supportable.

The best thing for a RHEL user is to buy one RHEL 4.x license and then put Centos 4.2 on the rest of the servers. Any support you need RedHat can provide because they aren't able to tell the difference.

This proves that RedHat made a huge error when they moved from RH 9.x and changed their policies to alienate people, like me, who had been using RedHat for years. Now I and many others simply use CentOS when we need a reliable, long lived carefully patched and audited system.

CentOS has a leg up over say, Slackware (more "commercial" support), Gentoo (easier to maintain over the long, long run (order of years, no ABI changes), and FreeBSD (which has similar problems with keeping ports patched easily, one must rebuild ports when errata comes and that may drag in large dependencies on build).

You can easily get an RHCE if you master CentOS 3.x / 4.x - there is so little different between the two it makes learning cheap.

All Linux users should be familiar with this, particularly those who use this stuff in production. Far more stable and unchanging than Fedora.

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v4.2 on Nov 25, 2005

Proper graphic drivers are not included in distributions due to licensing incompatibilities whith the GPL, but you are still able to install them by your own.

Anyway CentOS is not a desktop oriented distro but for server like RHEL AS, and does de job quite good IMHO, and still you have all the erratas that RH will publish for the next 5-7 years. With CentOS your server will be stable and secure until your hardware dies. ;)

fair_is_fair

fair_is_fair reviewed v4.0 on Mar 21, 2005

I was surprised to see Centos here in fileforum. I have been working with it for the last month. The 64 bit edition. It is nothing special. Basically, it is RedHat as many are. My biggest complaint is again graphics card drivers. Why can't these distros come to an agreement with Nvidia and Ati so we can have proper support at the time of install. Or, at the least develope a simple install script. Mepis has no problem with this as do a few others.
Not much for support yet but they are coming along. I'm really not into Fedora, Redhat, or Mandrake so I have a hard time being impartial. I prefer Debian and its offspring.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (40 votes)
Your Rating
robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v5.5 on May 18, 2010

If you're going to use Linux, this is the only way to go. I ran a monster server on this for years. It will open the door to worlds you never knew existed. Immensely powerful.

yleclerc

yleclerc reviewed v5.5 on May 17, 2010

CentOS is an "exact" copy of Red Hat, minus the "subscription" licensing structure. Why would you want to "pay" a annual to 3 year license to use the OS? CentOS gives you the RH style Linux without that "subscription" nonsense!!!

thezelda

thezelda reviewed v4.2 on Nov 26, 2005

This is a binary compatible clone of RedHat Enterprise Linux. You get all the good stuff for free. Everything. And you don't use up2date, you use YUM, which is arguably better. Thing like Oracle, Scalix and other commercial packages often run with no tweaking, or minor tweaking (often just changing /etc/redhat-release to install something). There are also cases where commercial products are supportable.

The best thing for a RHEL user is to buy one RHEL 4.x license and then put Centos 4.2 on the rest of the servers. Any support you need RedHat can provide because they aren't able to tell the difference.

This proves that RedHat made a huge error when they moved from RH 9.x and changed their policies to alienate people, like me, who had been using RedHat for years. Now I and many others simply use CentOS when we need a reliable, long lived carefully patched and audited system.

CentOS has a leg up over say, Slackware (more "commercial" support), Gentoo (easier to maintain over the long, long run (order of years, no ABI changes), and FreeBSD (which has similar problems with keeping ports patched easily, one must rebuild ports when errata comes and that may drag in large dependencies on build).

You can easily get an RHCE if you master CentOS 3.x / 4.x - there is so little different between the two it makes learning cheap.

All Linux users should be familiar with this, particularly those who use this stuff in production. Far more stable and unchanging than Fedora.

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v4.2 on Nov 25, 2005

Proper graphic drivers are not included in distributions due to licensing incompatibilities whith the GPL, but you are still able to install them by your own.

Anyway CentOS is not a desktop oriented distro but for server like RHEL AS, and does de job quite good IMHO, and still you have all the erratas that RH will publish for the next 5-7 years. With CentOS your server will be stable and secure until your hardware dies. ;)

fair_is_fair

fair_is_fair reviewed v4.0 on Mar 21, 2005

I was surprised to see Centos here in fileforum. I have been working with it for the last month. The 64 bit edition. It is nothing special. Basically, it is RedHat as many are. My biggest complaint is again graphics card drivers. Why can't these distros come to an agreement with Nvidia and Ati so we can have proper support at the time of install. Or, at the least develope a simple install script. Mepis has no problem with this as do a few others.
Not much for support yet but they are coming along. I'm really not into Fedora, Redhat, or Mandrake so I have a hard time being impartial. I prefer Debian and its offspring.

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