Home > Linux > CentOS 3.3 Released CentOS 3.3 Released Submitted by Philipp Esselbach 2004-09-18 Linux 16 Comments CentOS 3.3, based on Redhat Enterprise Linux Update 3, has been released for i386 and AMD64. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 16 Comments 2004-09-18 10:30 pm Anonymous ill d’load it at some point this week and give it a whirl pitty there isnt more of a description rather than just “based on RHeL Update 3” 2004-09-18 10:33 pm Anonymous Basically, It is a rebuild of RHEL with Update 3. The documentation for RHEL 3 is all applicable. 2004-09-19 2:51 am Anonymous You can find more info at http://caosity.org/ 2004-09-19 3:51 am Anonymous ill d’load it at some point this week and give it a whirl pitty there isnt more of a description rather than just “based on RHeL Update 3” White Box linux is basically a free clone of RHEL3. I believe CentOS is similar. CentOS is actually offered by my UML (server) provider, while White Box is not. The free clones have to strip out logos. I don’t know what other changes are made to keep it legal. 2004-09-19 6:42 am Anonymous I dont know about the iso’s but I checked the ftp site for rpm’s and the x86_64 version has kde 3.1!! Isn’t it a bit old? 2004-09-19 7:32 am Anonymous as stated, it’s a clone of the RHEL 3 series. If they have kde 3.1, which they do, the clone will have that too… This is enterprise grade software, and has a long build and qa process… 2004-09-19 11:15 am Anonymous thanx for the info, ill look at the RHeL Update3 documentation later, to see what RPM’s and such it has. Quick Q: anyone know what kernel it uses? is it the 2.4 branch or 2.6? 2004-09-19 1:07 pm Anonymous The current kernel is really a combination of 2.4 and 2.6 kernels, it’s number is 2.4.21-20.EL … but it has many ofthe 2.6 kernel features built in: A Linux 2.4 core with Linux 2.6 features: http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/kernel26/ Here is the RHEL info page: http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/features/ Here are the specific release notes for Update 3 for RHEL 3: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-3-Manual/release… All of these links are also applicable to RHEL and to clones like http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/ , http://www.centos.org , and http://www.taolinux.org The only real differences are that the logos are changed (to comply with the RedHat trademark requirements) and updates are done via yum and not RedHat Network. Here is an OSNEWS Article ( http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=6617 ) concerning Enterprise Linux and the RHEL clones. And a shameless plug for my website ( http://www.hughesjr.com/ ), which has several guides concerning RHEL clones. 2004-09-19 1:10 pm Anonymous thanx for the links, appreichiate it (god damn it i should learn to spell properly lol) 2004-09-19 6:38 pm Anonymous Nooooooooo not again! what the hell people want? Daily new distribution? Is this like a new college project for students or what? Damn it guys stop this non-sense and focus on adding value to Linux. I dun have decent words to show my anger for these people. They are screwing the whole linux by trying to make money for themselves. So many distros and so much confusion. We need a standard….Choice is good but too much choice is always bad. I wish someting like LSB should be mandatory for Linux so that Linux remains a standard. On one side the OSS guys talk about protocol standard, XML standard all day and curse MS for breaking standard, but they don’t do same for these 100s of little mushroom distributions. Die soon these damn useless no value_added stolen distros. Amen. 2004-09-19 11:30 pm Anonymous There are many issues on Update 3 (i.e. samba unable to authenticate to AD), wait for about 1-2 months to have these issues ironed out. 2004-09-20 12:41 am Anonymous CentOS (and TaoLinux and WBEL) were all released in the December 2003 – January 2004 time frame. They are all redistributable rebuilds of RHEL 3 AS. This is just a release of CentOS that incorporates the changes that RedHat made for update 3 (their 3rd Qtr update for 2004). As to the rest of your comments … they are just silly 2004-09-20 12:52 am Anonymous Not really a new distro and definitely not a “…useless no value_added stolen distros…” On the contrary, this distro (along with whitebox, Tao Linux) fill a very important niche ever since RH Enterprise took the high road. So next time before opening your mouth read at least the distro’s “About” link http://caosity.org/index.php?option=displaypage&Itemid=53&op=page&S… , so you won’t look like a typical uninformed opinionated ^&*&#@%. 2004-09-20 5:07 am Anonymous This is NOT the official release of CentOS 3.3 (RHEL3 with U3 incorporated). While not tagged as an RC it really is rc1. There will be an official announcement and posting on http://www.centos.org when the official release has occured and the mirrors have updated. 2004-09-20 9:41 am Anonymous I’m downloading it … are you sure it’s not an official release? Where did you read this? 2004-09-20 3:58 pm Anonymous I tend to agree with wolf to a point. Distro’s like these are valueless IMHO. They contribute very little to Linux as a whole. companies will still use packaged and supported version of Linux like Redhat Enterprise over any repackaged version. Until the Linux “community” realizes this Linux will go no where.