CentOS Linux is a Linux distribution that provides a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform functionally compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Release Released Active Support Security Support Latest
8 4 years and 7 months ago
(24 Sep 2019)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(31 Dec 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(31 Dec 2021)
8 (2111)
7 9 years ago
(07 Jul 2014)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(06 Aug 2020)
Ends in 2 months and 1 week
(30 Jun 2024)
7 (2009)
6 12 years ago
(10 Jul 2011)
Ended 6 years and 11 months ago
(10 May 2017)
Ended 3 years and 4 months ago
(30 Nov 2020)
6.10
5 17 years ago
(12 Apr 2007)
Ended 10 years ago
(31 Jan 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(31 Mar 2017)
5.11

CentOS Linux is a rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) source code. Major versions are supported with security and bugfix updates as long as its corresponding RHEL release is not EOL, except for CentOS Linux 8.

It was announced on December 8th, 2020 that work on CentOS Linux 8 will cease at the end of 2021 and that shift will focus to CentOS Stream. Support information for CentOS Stream are available on the CentOS Stream page.

Commercial long term support for CentOS 6, 7, and 8 post end-of-life is available at OpenLogic by Perforce.

More information is available on the CentOS website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/redhat-release

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