What is CentOS?

What is CentOS?

Generally used for Servers such as Web Hosting, Mail Servers, VPN Servers.

On the technical side, CentOS is basically the same as RedHat Linux.

VPN Servers typically allow Windows Users to share files and access Company directories. They can also run automated backups from all the  Desktops and Servers in your office.  The connection is more than 20 times as secure as your bank. Simple to use Android, Apple and Windows click icon and connect. Particularly useful when employees work from home, since they won’t use the Office’s valuable bandwidth. (Internet speed)

In some offices we still have a physical Server that can do this, but most of the time, we are setting them up as Virtual Servers, in the cloud.

Security, reliability and low cost of ownership make these Linux servers the smart choice when designing office network infrastructure.

No matter what size your company, if you want to take control of your own digital property and resources, I recommend a Linux solution, which can easily be integrated with your existing Microsoft, Apple and Android environment.

Dropbox and other file sharing sites are fine for some, but others are a LOT more concerned about privacy and ownership of their digital information. If you have ever read the Agreements for any of these services, you might be surprised to find out that in most cases you give up all ownership and privacy to that data.

Licensing on CentOS  is actually FREE. Yes free as in speech.

The CentOS Project

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.

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