CentOS, Community ENTerprise Operating System, is a Linux distribution “derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor” (read Red Hat, Inc.). Version 6, released two days ago, is the latest stable release.
It is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. While I work on a detailed review, which will be published on the main website, that is, on LinuxBSDos.com, the following screenshots should give you an idea of what to expect on CentOS 6.0. You may read the release notes here.
This is just the logo. Cool to the eyes.
And this is the boot menu. Only the 32- and 64-bit installation ISO images have been released, and they are of the DVD variety. The 32-bit DVD image weighs in at 4.4 GB.
During the installation process, you will be given the opportunity to select the type of system to install. You can build yourself a server or a desktop. By the way, the installation program on CentOS 6 is Anaconda (version 13.21.82), the same installer used on Fedora. That means it has support for disk encryption, LVM, RAID and installation to remote devices.
You will see this error message at the end of the second installation stage. It is a known error and occurs on systems with less than 4 GB of RAM. Even with the error, the installation will complete successfully.
This is a screenshot of a desktop I chose to install. It comes with Firefox 3.6.9.
Check the main site sometime this week for a detailed review. You may download an installation from here.