CentOS 7 Released

Finally CentOS.org has announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines.

This is the first release for CentOS-7 and is version marked as 7.0-1406 as source compiled on (2014 June).

Major Changes of this First release of CentOS-7.0-1406

As with every first major Release most of the packages have changed and have been updated to more recent versions. Most notable changes are:

  • Kernel updated to 3.10.0
  • Support for Linux Containers
  • Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box
  • OpenJDK-7 as default JDK
  • In Place Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.0 (as already mentioned)
  • LVM-snapshots with ext4 and XFS
  • Switch to systemd, firewalld and GRUB2
  • XFS as default file system
  • iSCSI and FCoE in kernel space
  • Support for PTPv2
  • Support for 40G Ethernet Cards
  • Supports installations in UEFI Secure Boot mode on compatible hardware

Please read more about this release at http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS7