CentOS

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ACTIVE TECHNOLOGY
  • Status: Active
  • Category: Operating System
  • Platform: Unix
  • Maturity: High
  • Licensing: Open

CentOS is an open source fee-free version of Linux targetted at the server. Fedora Project is focused on the desktop.

CentOS is a free operating system distribution based upon the Linux kernel. It is derived entirely from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream source, Red Hat.[2] CentOS stands for Community Enterprise Operating System. CentOS is the most popular Linux distribution for web servers with almost 30% of all Linux web servers using it.

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