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Article from Issue 175/2015

CentOS 7 and Linux Lite 2.4

CentOS 7 (64-bit)

The newest version of CentOS has a number of major changes, including support for new processors (Intel Broadwell) and graphics (AMD Hawaii), full support for LVM cache, and the ability to mount Ceph block devices. Updates include updated Hyper-V network drivers, full support for OpenJDK-1.8.0, NetworkManager packages to version 1.0, Docker to 1.4.1, and OpenSSH to 6.6.1. You'll also find:

  • Two-factor authentication
  • Btrfs support
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Improved container support

Linux Lite 2.4 (32-bit)

Linux Lite is suitable for people who are new to Linux, especially those migrating from Microsoft Windows. It is based on the Ubuntu LTS series of releases, which means it has a support cycle of five years from the date of release. The desktop is clean and simple, with easy access to the menus, system settings, and configuration options. The strengths of Linux Lite include:

  • Ease of use
  • Simple, intuitive design
  • Works on old hardware
  • One-click updates and software installs




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