The CentOS team have just announced a few hours ago the very first generally available release of the next major version of CentOS Linux, version 7.
The initial release is for for 64 bit x86 compatible machines only. The CentOS project say on their site homepage “There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared to previous releases of CentOS. Notably the inclusion of SystemD, Gnome3, and a default filesystem of XFS.” For more information see the release announcement and release notes.
Existing Centos 6 users will be interested to know that, for the first time, there is a supported upgrade path from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7. See the release notes for further info.
We have added the main DVD install ISO to our collection, for customers who would like to install the OS into their VPS already. We’ve also added two Live CD versions for Gnome and KDE desktops, for those who’d like to explore the CentOS 7 environment without installing yet. The Live CDs will not modify the content of your VPS hard disk(s), unless you choose to install CentOS 7 from within the Live environment.
As always, if there is a particular operating system you’d like to see in our collection, whether you are a prospective customer thinking about joining us, or an existing customer, do not hesitate to suggest it, we will almost certainly say Yes!