CentOS is abbreviates as Community Enterprise Operating System. The CentOS is the Clone of RHEL ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and it is maintained by community and hence it is provided to us at free of cost. It is an Enterprise Linux it is used for Server and Enterprise Class Operating System. In CentOS the RedHat Trademarks and Logo are removed from the Original RHEL to become the Community Enterprise Operating System. In this tutorial we have Download the CentOS and Installed it on our system as step by step manner with Snapshots.

CentOS New Features

  • UEFI Secure Boot is supported by default
  • grub is updated to grub2
  • the XFS is the FileSystem by default
  • It having long term validity upto 2024
  • Kernel is updated to 3.x versions
  • Now Linux Containers have supported
  • Suports VMware Tools & Services
  • Wifi and Graphics drivers are present by default
  • JDK is updated to OpenJDK 7
  • The ext4 & XFS FileSystem now support the LVMsnapshots
  • New features like systemd & firewalld
  • The iSCSI & FCoE are introduced on a kernel space
  • Most of the Ethernet Cards & PTPv2
  • And more on CentOS  release notes.

Download of CentOS  with Official Direct Download Links

We are Providing Official Download Links of CentOS  x86_64 (64bit)

Make CentOS Bootable Pen/USB/Flash Drive & CD/DVD Drive

For Pen/USB/Flash Drive

Run the Universal USB Installer tool to make the successful CentOS Bootable Pen/USB/Flash Drive

For CD/DVD Drive

Burn ISO images of official CentOS  Images using Third Party image burning tools.

Installation of CentOS Step by Step (Stepwise) with Snap/Screen Shots

Installation of CentOS  is very straight forward and Like a Fedora 20 installation thanks to the anaconda installer for graphical installer that provides simple and clean installation. just follow the steps for successful CentOS installation.

Step-I( Setting of BIOS)

Make sure you have set the First Priority Boot device to CD/DVD and Second priority Boot Device to the USB Drive and these settings can be accessed through by F4 & F12 Function Keys when the BIOS is loaded.

Step-II(Starting of CentOS  Installation)


Step-III(Select the Language & keyboard )


Step-IV(Installation Summary)
Step-V(Installation Destination for custom Partitions)
Step-VI(Manual Partitioning and Schemes)
Step-VII(Create SWAP Space that is double of your RAM Capacity)
Step-VIII(Create Mount point)


Step-IX(Summary of Changes to accept changes)


Step-X(Date and Time Settings)


Step-XI(Click on Begin Installation to Start the installation)
Step-XII(Setup of ROOT and User account During installation)


Step-XIII(Create root password)
Step-XIV(Create Normal User Account)
Step-XV(Installer is installing Boot Loader and Software’s)


Step-XVI(Finishing the installation by clicking on Quit)

Gnome Desktop Environment on CentOS

Gnome is the Default Desktop Environment for CentOS

Gnome Classic Desktop Environment on CentOS


Gnome 3 Desktop Environment on CentOS

That’s all for now.

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