CentOS 5.5 Released – What’s new, Overview, Features, Screenshots

CentOS 5.5 is the fifth update to the CentOS 5 distribution series. It contains a lot of bugfixes, updates and new functionality.

New Packages on CentOS 5.5

  • freeradius2
  • gsl
  • postgresql84
  • python-dmidecode
  • samba3x
  • tunctl
  • xz
  • gpxe (x86_64 only)

Some package updates

  • exim 4.63
  • gcc 4.1.2
  • kernel 2.6.18
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1.1
  • php 5.1.6
  • xen 3.0.3
  • yum 3.2.22
  • httpd 2.2.3

Most interesting update is PostgreSQL 8.4. Of course, many have used the 8.4 version of PostgreSQL on CentOS for a long time, but now it can also be found directly on CentOS 5.5 own repositories.

Another important update is for desktop users. OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 is now included in CentOS’s own repositories. Check also OpenOffice.org 3.2 Install guide.

Screenshots

Desktop

Desktop with OpenOffice.org 3.1.1

» Install CentOS 5.5 with NetInstall Guide

» Upgrade to CentOS 5.5 From 5.4 (5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 5.0) Guide

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