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CentOS Linux 6.0 Released 184

dkd903 writes "The CentOS team just announced the availability of CentOS Linux version 6.0 for both i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 6.0 is based on the upstream release of RHEL 6.0 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and includes packages from all variants."
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CentOS Linux 6.0 Released

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  • Re:Finally! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Alain Williams ( 2972 ) <> on Sunday July 10, 2011 @06:33PM (#36714940) Homepage

    I don't know about cool but it is a very good and stable platform for a busines. It is also the only distro that really seems to have got on top of SELinux.

    Thank youCentOS team!

  • by hierofalcon ( 1233282 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @06:42PM (#36715016)

    One thing to consider is that by the dates I read, they made the decision to support their existing 5.x customers by doing 5.6 before 6.0. This decision was based in large part on feedback from the existing "customer base". The Scientific Linux group decided to do 6.0 first and follow that with 5.6. Both have gotten to the same point within a few weeks of each other. Their order was simply opposite. It will be interesting to see when each gets the next 6.1 release.

  • by DarkAnt ( 760333 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @07:14PM (#36715238)

    It wasn't until CentOS 6.0 was delayed beyond reasonable expectation did I find out CentOS was managed by a very small, closed group. The closed part was a little unnerving considering the open source nature of the project.

  • by epe ( 851815 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @07:34PM (#36715384)

    besides that, SL-6 is not as close to RHEL as CentOS, for example, I was not able to install SL-6 as a domU into a Xen dom0 2 weeks ago.. right now I easily installed CentOS-6 as a domU in the very same dom0. SL simply forgets several things, CentOS people are much more closer to RHEL-6 in this way.

  • irresponsible (Score:3, Interesting)

    by rubycodez ( 864176 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @09:22PM (#36716072)
    trying to create your own reality there? I work with dozens of clients running Centos as their main OS, not a one has changed. You are very irresponsible as a sys admin for mission critical applications if you immediately change releases when RedHat does, without testing for months. Meanwhile Scientific Linux waited until June 21 to put out 5.6, because they put that on the back burner in their rush to heave 6 out the door, and do they maintain past versions? no!
  • by inKubus ( 199753 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @09:28PM (#36716116) Homepage Journal

    Considering they will be supporting 6.0 for 7 years, I don't think six months is a long time to build the testing and releasing infrastructure. For you to say that "most people using CentOS have moved on" is basically patently false. If you have any statistics or evidence to back up that statement, I'd love to hear them sir. I'm sure we'll see quite soon when the download numbers are out. CentOS is the only binary compatible free version of RHEL, which is the only truely commercial business Linux available (ok, there's IBM still, but no Novell anymore). If I need to go from free CentOS to supported RHEL, I can do that very easily with my existing applications and configurations. And they have GOOD support, as in some of the best I've ever seen. And great documentation. And training. I look at Ubuntu and I see a distro that's one big mistake away from collapsing. I also see a desktop distro for consumers and not a business system.

  • by rrohbeck ( 944847 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @10:06PM (#36716354)

    CentOS is basically a dead project to the majority of people who have moved on to more responsive distributions.

    That must be why CentOS runs 30% of the Net's Web servers according to sjvn. []

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