Home > Red Hat > CentOS 5 Beta ReleasedCentOS 5 Beta Released Submitted by Liquidator 2007-03-13 Red Hat 6 Comments“The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the release of CentOS 5 (Beta) for i386 and x86_64. It is available via beta.CentOS.org mirrors and bittorrent. This release corresponds to the upstream vendor EL5 beta2 release.”About The Author Thom HolwerdaFollow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 6 Comments 2007-03-13 6:12 pm Mark WilliamsonRedHat have taken the decision to only support PAE Xen, which I find unfortunate (the NetBSD/Xen port – and probably other ports – doesn’t support PAE, some relatively recent laptops don’t support PAE). I hope CentOS will consider offering non-PAE options somewhere (in Extras?) too. 2007-03-13 7:21 pm LiquidatorI’ve used CentOS for 2 years or so, and I’ve been very happy with it. It’s very stable, it works fine, its package manager YUM has worked like a charm. The only downside is that packages are usually a little older than on more popular distros. CentOS is more conservative, but the good thing is that it’s very stable. The guys on the CentOS forum, esp. Lenard are very kind also. 2007-03-13 7:31 pm Vince…after RedHat releases theirs? RHEL5 is supposed to come out March 14, and I’m wondering when to expect CentOS 5.ps.OSNews editors might NOT want to use RHEL logo for CentOS articles..since the project has already taken great pains to distinguish themselves from RH.Edited 2007-03-13 19:34 2007-03-13 8:41 pm FinalzonePrecisely:OSNews editors must not want to use RHEL logo for CentOS articles because it constitutes a violation of trademark in accordance to the law.Edited 2007-03-13 20:44 2007-03-13 8:46 pm Constantine XVIThere was 20 days between RHEL 4 update 4 and CentOS 4.4.However, it was a 3.5 month turnaround between RHEL 5 beta2 and this release. Assuming they are keeping up, I’d say between 20 days and 3.5 months for them to sync with tomorrow’s final releaseEDIT: After doing some more digging around, there was a 15 day turnaround from RHEL4.0 and CentOS 4.0. We’re probably looking at a similar timeframe, as they probably spent a good bit of those 3.5 months de-RedHat-ing the beta, so most of that work is done nowEdited 2007-03-13 20:53 2007-03-13 8:48 pm jsightI think they are normally about two weeks behind the major releases.