Linux News Today: CentOS Turns 12, Happy Birthday!
Karanbir Singh and Johnny Hughes have announced earlier today, October 20, on one of their Twitter accounts, that it’s been about 12 years since they first started working on the CentOS GNU/Linux operating system.
If memory serves, the first CentOS release was published as version 2 sometime in May 2014, but most probably, the developers are celebrating the birth of the project as on October 20, 2004.
In January 2014, they announced the official joining with Red Hat, the company behind the well-known Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, on which CentOS Linux is currently based.
“Its been about 12 years since @JohnnyCentOS and I started doing things in the CentOS space,” says Karanbir Singh, one of the CentOS developers, on his Twitter account.
For those of you who are not in the loop, CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a community-driven Linux kernel-based computer operating system based on the freely distributed sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
CentOS Linux is functionally compatible with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) source and software repositories, but fully independent of it. CentOS aims to be an enterprise-class computing platform for both desktop and server needs.
Since version 7, released in July 2014 and based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS became a rolling-release operating system with regular rolling media releases of its ISO installation images. The latest version, CentOS 7.1-1509, is available for download on Softpedia. Happy birthday, CentOS!