CentOS Linux Distribution is one of the most popular Linux operating system distributions. CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System. The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem around a Linux platform. The main distribution of CentOS are as follows:
- CentOS Linux
- CentOS Stream
CentOS Linux is an enterprise Linux distribution derived from sources RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and provided by Red Hat, Inc. CentOS is consistent, manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments.
CentOS is functionally compatible with RHEL. The difference is that, the RHEL is enterprise class and would be supported by the Red Hat, Inc company. CentOS is only community supported.
CentOS is a continuously delivered distribution that tracks ahead of RHEL development. It can be positioned as a midstream between Fedora Linux and RHEL. CentOS Stream is a reliable for innovating and collaborating on the RHEL ecosystem.
We can convert CentOS Linux to CentOS Stream with simple dnf commands.
CentOS can be installed on the machine in different ways. The installation Types supported by CentOS are:
- Virtualization Host
- Server with GUI
- Custom Install
CentOS Workstation Desktop
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