The CentOS Project is a community-driven, free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, CentOS offers a consistent, manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, it offers a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.

CentOS Linux is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn the core developers are supported by an active user community, including system administrators, network administrators, managers, core Linux contributors, and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.

The CentOS Project is expanding its mission to establish CentOS Linux as a leading community platform for emerging open source technologies coming from other projects, such as OpenStack. AWS has several CentOS Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that you can launch to take advantage of the stability and widespread use of CentOS. Learn more »

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