CentOS is an open source Linux operating system primarily known for its binary compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is based on the sources of RHEL and is provided by the community. It does not require a subscription, so that any number of systems can be operated.
As an enterprise Linux, CentOS is primarily designed for operation on servers, in contrast to Debian and Ubuntu, although there are also graphical desktop environments and applications.
Binary compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Stability through use of the RHEL code base
Long support period of five years plus five additional years with security updates
Around 10.000 software packages available
Package management with YUM
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freely available and based on the OVA image provided by ATIX