CentOS Linux 7 (1611) Released

Dec 14, 2016

The latest version of the official RHEL clone is here.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone, CentOS has announced the release of version 7. The latest version of this community-maintained distribution is based on RHEL 7.3, which was released recently.

Karanbir Singh, the release manager of CentOS wrote on the mailing list, “As with all CentOS Linux 7 components, this release was built from sources hosted at git.centos.org. In addition, SRPMs that are a byproduct of the build (and also considered critical in the code and buildsys process) are being published to match every binary RPM we release. Sources will be available from vault.centos.org in their own dedicated directories to match the corresponding binary RPMs.”

CentOS is one of the most popular community-based distributions on web hosting services that competes with DEB-based distributions like Debian and Ubuntu. In 2014, Red Hat acquired CentOS, while keeping it an independent project.

Singh wrote on the mailing list, “This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS Linux 7, and therefore we highly encourage all users to upgrade their machines. Information on different upgrade strategies and how to handle stale content is included in the Release Notes.”

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