Believe it or not CentOS 6.2 is now available for download for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, as announced by Karanbir Singh a few hours ago, December 20th.
The highly-anticipated CentOS 6.2 operating system is, of course, based on the acclaimed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 distribution, bringing all its features, with which is 100% binary compatible.
As usual with a new CentOS release, version 6.2 contains several enhancements and bug fixes, such as the Anaconda timezone selection screen crash when the hostname was modified, for the Live CD/DVD.
"All updates released since upstream 6.2 release are also released to the CentOS-6.2 mirrors. With this release we are now back to a regular, managed and tested release path and time scales. However, for the time being, we are going to retain the CR/ repo in the event its needed in the future to push ahead-of-release updates." - said Karanbir Singh in the official announcement.
The CentOS 6.2 Linux operating system also includes packages from all variants, even if it is based on the upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 release. Moreover, the developers combined all of the upstream repositories into a single one, making things easier for all end users.
For fixed issues, modified packages, removed packaged, and newly added packages, as well as known issues and other information about the CentOS 6.2 release, please take a look at the official release notes.
Users of older CentOS releases, like CentOS 4 or CentOS 5, have no way of upgrading directly to the new CentOS 6 release. Therefore, the development team recommends a fresh install. This is not a CentOS limitation, it's a Red Hat EL one!
CentOS is a community enterprise operating system, based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources and available for the following architectures: Intel 32-bit, Intel IA-64 (Itanium 64-bit), 64-bit (AMD's AMD64 and Intel's Intel 64). Additionally, CentOS is a 100% free Linux distribution fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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