On March 9, 2013 the new version of CentOS 6.4 was released. Below is the official announcement plus a tutorial on how to configure CentOS 6.4 on your desktop or laptop system.
The direct download for Spain is available immediately here:
Other countries can download it from:
In a few days the livecd version of CentOS 6.4 will appear.
I leave you some images of my system (Equinox theme and Faenza icons):
The official announcement of CentOS 6.4 in English 🙂:
"On March 9, Karanbir Singh announced the immediate availability for download of CentOS 6.4, for both the 32-bit and 64-bit architecture."
CentOS 6.4 is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by the Upstream OS Provider, more precisely Red Hat. It's the forth update in the 6.x branch of the series and comes with lot of bug fixes, updates and new functionalities.
The users can upgrade from CentOS 6.3 or from any other release in the 6.x branch. The process is simple and all it requires is to run the “yum update” command.
Running “yum list updates” before doing the update is recommended, so users can get a list of packages that are going to be updated. To check if you are indeed on CentOS-6.3, run: “rpm -q centos-release” and that should return: “centos-release-6-3.el5.centos.1.”
CentOS-6.4 is based on the upstream release EL 6.4 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.
Highlights of CentOS 6.4:
• Microsoft Hyper-V drivers have been added to allow CentOS to be more efficient as a Virtual Machine when installed on Microsoft Hyper-V server;
• The samba4 libraries (provided by the samba4-libs package) have been upgraded to the latest upstream version to improve interoperability with Active Directory (AD) domains. If you upgrade from CentOS-6.3 to CentOS-6.4 and you have Samba in use, make sure to uninstall the samba4 package to avoid conflicts during the upgrade. samba4 is still - at least in part - considered a technology preview;
• As announced in the CentOS-6.3 Release Notes, matahari is now deprecated. CentOS-6.4 ships one last update that should remove all remains of matahari. To ensure all remains are erased run yum erase matahari * after updating to 6.4;
• dev86, iasl, and qemu-guest-agent have been added to the i386 architecture.
Release note and full news:
Now we are going to configure CentOS 6.4 for all users who, like me, use this system on their desktop or laptop:
We add the extra repositories:
Let System »Administration» Add, remove software and once the program opens we will System »Repositories.
There we check the boxes Base, Contrib, Extras, Plus, Updates CentOS-6 only. We leave the rest unmarked and close.
Then we open the terminal and log in as root and update:
Now we are going to install java:
We install Java by opening the add / remove software program and look for openjdk. We mark for the installation the OpenJDK Runtime Environment packages (the two available 1.6 and 1.7) and we also mark the icedtea package.
We apply the changes.
Now we are going to install flash:
For flash we go to the adobe flash page and choose the YUM version for Linux. We proceed with opening and it will be installed automatically.
Once the repository is added we are going to add / remove programs, look for flash and mark adobe flash.
We apply the changes.
Now we add the RPMforge repository:
Now we add these RPMFusion repositories:
Now we add the Epel repository:
We download the packages that correspond to our architecture and install them with a double click.
Now we are going to install some priority driver from the repositories to ensure the stability of your system. For this purpose there is the package yum-plugin-priorities (they install it from the add / remove programs center).
Once installed, we only have to modify the .repo of /etc/yum.repos.d/ and adjust the priorities, where n is the priority from 1 to 99
priority = N
The recommended configuration is:
base, addons, update, extras… priority = 1
centosplus, contrib and adobe… priority = 2
OtherRepos like rpmforge, rpmfusion and epel… priority = 10
To be able to make this modification we must have root permissions so we open terminal and write:
vuestra contraseña de root
Nautilus opens for you and you can go to that route and modify to taste 🙂
I leave you an image to make it more understandable.
Now we can update the system by opening the terminal again and typing:
vuestra contraseña de root
Now we can install our applications without problems keeping our system stable.
Applications that you cannot miss (we install by adding / removing programs):
File-roller, Libreoffice, p7zip, rar, unrar, vlc, Brasero, Gimp, gcalc, gconf-editor, gnome-utils, gnome-system-monitor, gtk-recordmydesktop, filezilla, alacarte, cups and system-config-printer
With this we have our system ready to be used both on desktop or laptop computers and not only on servers as many think.
For those who wish to skype, they can download it at this link:
It only remains to install with double click.
And they already have it friends from blog.desdekinux.net 🙂
Greetings, enjoy this version and do not forget to comment 🙂