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Centos vs CoreOS: What are the differences?

Centos: The Community ENTerprise Operating System. The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code; CoreOS: Linux for Massive Server Deployments. CoreOS is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, CoreOS uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many CoreOS machines.

Centos and CoreOS can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

MAK IT, Construct Digital, and Decision6 are some of the popular companies that use Centos, whereas CoreOS is used by Decision6, SoFi, and Instamojo. Centos has a broader approval, being mentioned in 345 company stacks & 295 developers stacks; compared to CoreOS, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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What is CentOS?

The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.

What is CoreOS?

It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.
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      Ubuntu
      Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
      Fedora
      Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
      Debian
      Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
      Amazon Linux
      The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).
      openSUSE
      The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.
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      #ATComputing

      Since #ATComputing is a vendor independent Linux and open source specialist, we do not have a favorite Linux distribution. We mainly use Ubuntu , Centos Debian , Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora during our daily work. These are also the distributions we see most often used in our customers environments.

      For our #ci/cd training, we use an open source pipeline that is build around Visual Studio Code , Jenkins , VirtualBox , GitHub , Docker Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine.

      For #ServerConfigurationAndAutomation, we have embraced and contributed to Ansible mainly because it is not only flexible and powerful, but also straightforward and easier to learn than some other (open source) solutions. On the other hand: we are not affraid of Puppet Labs and Chef either.

      Currently, our most popular #programming #Language course is Python . The reason Python is so popular has to do with it's versatility, but also with its low complexity. This helps sysadmins to write scripts or simple programs to make their job less repetitive and automating things more fun. Python is also widely used to communicate with (REST) API's and for data analysis.

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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses CoreOSCoreOS

      As the basis of our new infrastructure, we use CoreOS as a reliable solution for our docker-server-instances. We plan to deploy all our servers as individual docker containers to make use of the extensive possibilties offered in terms of isolation, resource-managemant (cgroups) and scalability.

      Avatar of Mike MacCana
      Mike MacCana uses CentOSCentOS

      As a nice Linux distro with Long Term Support and systemd .service files, which makes our app easier to deploy.

      Avatar of Stefan I
      Stefan I uses CentOSCentOS

      For hosting and everyday use more details at Freelance Laravel Developer

      Avatar of Willmer Barahona
      Willmer Barahona uses CentOSCentOS

      It has been proven right using a 1Gb RAM droplet on Digital Ocean... quick, lightweight, LINUX.

      Avatar of vijaya2311
      vijaya2311 uses CentOSCentOS

      Run postgresql/nginx on centos 7 for viewing monitoring connectivity with remote nodes.

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      PT Gema Mandiri Indonesia uses CentOSCentOS

      Because Centos has a lot of modifier aspect from service .

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      theskyinflames uses CoreOSCoreOS

      Os to run Docker containers.

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      SHOUTca.st uses CoreOSCoreOS

      Used for Cast + DJ servers

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