CentOS 5 released

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The CentOS project have announced that CentOS 5, the next major version of the distribution has been released.

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5 for
the i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

CentOS-5 is based on the upstream release [Red Hat Enterprise] 5, and includes packages from
all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have
been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.
And the option to further enable external repositories at install time
is now available in the installer.

Further Arch support for PowerPC, IA64 and Sparc are planned and will be
released soon. These arch's will follow the existing pattern of release
to Beta first, and then to Final.

For those not in the know, CentOS is basically a free of charge version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, just without the Red Hat branding (which, of course, is completely allowed by the free software licences Red Hat use).

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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  1. # Posted on 15 April 2007 at 03:44 AM

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