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CentOS 5.9 Released 96

kthreadd writes "The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 derivative CentOS version 5.9 has been released just 10 days after its upstream provider. According to the release notes a number of changes have been made. New packages available in CentOS 5.9 includes for example OpenJDK 7 and Rsyslog 5. Several drivers have also been updated in the kernel which has been updated to version 2.6.18-348, including support for Microsoft's virtualization environment Hyper-V." CentOS has been plugging away now for nearly 10 years.
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CentOS 5.9 Released

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  • by rubycodez ( 864176 ) on Thursday January 17, 2013 @12:05PM (#42617119)

    after a period of sluggishness, it's awesome the CentOS team has pulled together again after difficulties and management problems.

  • CentOS is awesome (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 17, 2013 @12:41PM (#42617527)

    I've been using it at work for a few years now.

    I used to dislike it because the packages were a bit older than everything I'd be able to install on a personal Linux machine running something different.

    But there is definitely something to be said about having a stable ABI. Anything I build on my CentOS 6 VM I can run on another CentOS 6 machine. Not sure if the same can be said for other distributions if one of the systems has had upgrades to some of its libraries at some point.

    Big thanks to the CentOS team for all their hard work.

    Now, RedHat, please do not include GNOME 3 in RHEL 7. Use MATE or something. But please, for the sake of people who use your platform as a TOOL and not a TOY, keep GNOME 3 out!!

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