Linux Distribution Support

The CS Dept.'s system staff supports CentOS 7.x (based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux) on servers, and Ubuntu LTS on desktops. Requests for other distributions will not be provided. It takes considerable staff time and effort to keep up to date with the supported distributions, as well as to support software modules for each.


CentOS is an abbreviation of Community Enterprise Operating System. It is developed in tandem with Red Hat Linux, designed to be compatible with the corresponding Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. While associated with Red Hat Inc., CentOS maintains its independence from the corporation. Its development is overseen by a Governing Board made up by a board of 8-11 members and a collection of special interest groups.

  • linux_os.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/08/27 15:42
  • by pgh5a