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What is CentOS?

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

Who uses CentOS?

Companies
2508 companies reportedly use CentOS in their tech stacks, including ViaVarejo, Hepsiburada, and Booking.com.

Developers
5485 developers on StackShare have stated that they use CentOS.

CentOS Integrations

Apache Traffic Server, Netdata, fpm, NGINX Amplify, and Percona Server for MySQL are some of the popular tools that integrate with CentOS. Here's a list of all 32 tools that integrate with CentOS.

CentOS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to CentOS?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Fedora
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
Amazon Linux
The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).
openSUSE
The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.
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CentOS's Followers
4118 developers follow CentOS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.