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
  • Freely available
  • Around 10.000 software packages available
  • Package management with YUM
  • Managing CentOS 8 Systems Guide

How Do We Support You?

  • Provide errata service for CentOS 7
  • Help you migrate CentOS 8 to EL8 alternatives such as Alma Linux, Rocky Linux, or Oracle Linux
  • Help you use CentOS 8 Stream in your enterprise environment
  • Plan and implement CentOS installations
  • Customize solutions for the specific requirements of your infrastructure
  • Configure CentOS deployments using Ansible, Puppet, or Salt
  • Automatically provision hosts running CentOS using orcharhino
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