CentOS as a group is a community of open source contributors and users. Typical CentOS users are organisations and individuals that do not need strong commercial support in order to achieve successful operation. CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support.
CentOS-5.3 is based on the upstream release EL 5.3.0, and includes
packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream
repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end
users to work with. And the option to further enable external
repositories at install time is now available in the installer.
CentOS-5.3 brings in a completely new artwork stack. A big thanks to
Alain Reguera Delgado, Ralph Angenendt, Marcus Moeller and everyone on
the Artwork SIG for bringing us the best, most comprehensive artwork set
yet. Also a big thanks to all the translation teams for their
contributions to the installer artwork.
Given the widespread requests for user contributed packages directly
being hosted within the centos repositories, the contribs repository is
now back with CentOS-5.3. There are no packages yet, but over the next
few weeks we hope to have a policy and process in place that allows
users to submit and manage packages in the contrib repo.
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