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CentOS is an a rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code, striving to maintain binary compatibility. It is useful for those who want to develop for or test on Red Hat's high-end and long-support Linux offerings, but don't want to pay the licence fees.

Current Version: 5.0 (CentOS-announce Thu Apr 12 22:36:44 UTC 2007)
Package: RPM, Yum
Price: Free
Website: http://www.centos.org

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