The CentOS community has announced the new release of Centos Linux 7 (1908) on September 17, 2019.
This is the latest update to the CentOS Linux 7.x series derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 source code.
According to a Red Hat release page update, this may be the last update of the CentOS Linux 7.x series.
Since this is a clone of RHEL, it uses the same life cycle. CentOS minor releases support up to two years.
Centos was officially released on 07 July 2014, which will be supported until 30 June, 2024.
It includes a multi-container toolkit such as Bilda, Boatman and Scorpio, which enables developer teams to create, run and manage containerized applications across the hybrid cloud.
How to update to the latest CentOS Linux 7 (1908) version:
Use the Yum Package Manager to perform the upgrade.
Check for updates by running the following command.
$ sudo yum check-update
Run the below command to install available updates
$ sudo yum update -y
Finally reboot the system to boot with Red Hat Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7.
$ sudo shutdown -r now
Verify the updated system by running the following commands.
$ lsb_release -a $ uname -a $ cat /etc/centos-release