centos-transparent.pngCentOS is an open source operating system that is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. While the code for Red Hat is open source, obtaining a usable binary form (from a CD/DVD or via download) requires payment. CentOS uses the same open source code to create a very similar final product as that of Red Hat. CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System.

The goals of CentOS are as follows:

Red Hat LogoOur purpose is to provide stable Linux solutions for organizations and individuals who do not need strong commercial support to achieve successful operation.

To meet that overall goal, we strive to achieve:

* easy maintenance
* self hosting distribution (one that can build on itself)
* suitability for long term use in production environments
* friendly environment for users and package maintainers
* long-term support of the core
* active development
* community infrastructure
* open management
* open business model
* commercial support - offered by partner vendors


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