The CentOS Project
Community-driven free software effort focused around the goal of providing a rich base platform for open source communities to build upon.
We offer two Linux variants: (What's the difference?)
Consistent, manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For some open source communities, it is a solid, predictable base to build upon.
Continuously delivered distro that tracks just ahead of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) development, positioned as a midstream between Fedora Linux and RHEL. For anyone interested in participating and collaborating in the RHEL ecosystem, CentOS Stream is your reliable platform for innovation.
End dates are coming in 2024 for CentOS Stream 8 and CentOS Linux 7. Check the blog post for information on upgrade and migration options.
News and events
Connect at FOSDEM
Nov 22, 2022 — Join us at CentOS Connect on February 3, 2023, the day before FOSDEM. CentOS Connect is a free mini-conference focusing on CentOS and the Enterprise Linux ecosystem.
Jun 10, 2022 — CentOS is hosting a free online Dojo on June 17. We have seven talks on a variety of topics, as well as a chance to chat with the board. Registration is free but required.
Jun 10, 2022 — CentOS is hosting an in-person Dojo at DevConf.US. The Dojo will take place at Boston University on August 17, the day before the main DevConf talks. The CFP and registration are open. The Dojo is free as always, but registration is strongly recommended.
FOSDEM CentOS Dojo Videos
Feb 9, 2022 — The videos and slides from the FOSDEM CentOS Dojo are now available on the event website.
Convert to CentOS Stream 8
Feb 9, 2022 — The CentOS Linux 8 packages have been removed from the mirrors. If you haven’t already, convert any CentOS Linux 8 installations to Stream 8 with these two commands:
CentOS Blog: CentOS Newsletter, May 2023
May 31, 2023 — May 2023 Newsletter The next CentOS Connect will be colocated at Flock on August 2. Watch the website or social media for CFP and registration detail...
CentOS Blog: CentOS Connect at Flock 2023
May 25, 2023 — The CentOS team is excited to announce that we will be hosting a CentOS Connect event at Flock to Fedora on August 2, 2023. CentOS Connect is a series...
CentOS Blog: High Performance Zlib Compression
May 22, 2023 — As a member of the Hyperscale SIG, Intel maintains a “hyperscale-intel” repository with optimized versions of packages, to help customers maximize the...
CentOS Blog: CentOS Board Meeting Recap, May 2023
May 15, 2023 — The recording of the May CentOS Board meeting is now available. Watch the recording Read the minutes The recording has timestamps so you can skip to...
CentOS Blog: CentOS Board Meeting Recap, April 2023
Apr 17, 2023 — The recording of the April CentOS Board meeting is now available. Watch the recording Read the minutes The recording has timestamps so you can skip ...