The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the availability of CentOS 4.3. Major changes in this version of CentOS include: upgraded update system - this new system provides more that 100 total mirrors for updates and picks geographically close and non-stale mirrors based on our master server's content; Frysk, InfiniBand Architecture (IBA), and z/VM hypervisor issues are discussed in the upstream release notes; updated and added packages.
CentOS featured in Linux Magazine
CentOS-4 is featured in the April 2006 edition of Linux Magazine (Issue 65).
This edition contains a review of CentOS and an exclusive CentOS-4.2 DVD with both the i386 and x86_64 distros included.
You can read parts of the April 2006 edition on-line or order Issue 65 and get the DVD delivered to your home.
New update system for CentOS-4
The CentOS Project has developed a Geo-IP enabled system for our CentOS-4 yum updates that generates dynamic mirror lists based on two very important items:
1. The connecting location of the client.
2. The current freshness/staleness of the mirrors for that region.
This update system will allow us to read the connecting location of a client, look for fresh mirrors close to that client, and provide a list of ten mirrors for each CentOS repository that is included in the file /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo. The selection base is currently about 100 mirrors from around the world.
Spotlight - News
The CentOS development team is pleased to announce the availability of CentOS-4.3 in the following architectures:
i386 - This distribution supports AMD (K6, K7, Thunderbird, Athlon, Athlon XP, Sempron), Pentium (Classic, Pro, II, III, 4, Celeron, M, Xeon), VIA (C3, Eden, Luke, C7) processors.
x86_64 - This distribution supports AMD 64 (Athlon 64, Opteron) and Intel Pentium (Xeon EM64T) processors.
ia64 - This distribution supports Intel Itanium2 processors.
There may be a separate release announcement for individual architectures.
(Note: CentOS -4.3 for s390, s390x, alpha, ppc, sparc is in progress and will be announced later)
The CentOS specific release notes for this upgrade are available here:
Documentation for CentOS 4 (including upstream release notes) is available here: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/docs/
You may download the installation CD ISOs (http, ftp, bittorrent) or DVD ISOs (bittorrent only) from this link: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/isos/
Before downloading, the CentOS team would like to remind you that the primary means of substaining the development of CentOS is via contributions by users such as yourself. CentOS is now, and will continue to be totally free; however, it takes money and resources to make CentOS available.
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