Important update (03.01.2022): CentOS Linux 8 reached end-of-life, it is no longer supported!
CentOS Linux 7 (2009) for the x86_64 architecture has been released by Johnny Hughes. This is the current release of the legacy branch of distribution which is derived from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9. As this release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS Linux 7, users are advised to upgrade their machines.
- Python 3 is now available. Installing the python3 package gives you the Python 3.6 interpreter
- SSSD has been rebased to version 1.16.5
- pacemaker has been rebased to version 1.1.23
- MariaDB has been rebased to 5.5.68
- Since release 1503 (abrt>= 2.1.11-19.el7.centos.0.1) CentOS-7 can report bugs directly to bugs.centos.org
- If you plan to use Security Profiles in Anaconda
- Many packages have received important updates
- Default desktop layout has changed and is documented in upstream
To download CentOS Linux 7 (2009)
“Note that older content, obsoleted by newer versions of the same applications are trimmed off from repositories like Extras/ and Plus/; however, this time we have also extended this to the SIG content hosted at mirror.centos.org, and some older End of Life content has been dropped,” said Johnny Hughes.
See the full list of mirrors: https://www.centos.org/download/mirrors/
You can find information for the ISO/torrent files and sums are available here. The Cloud images are posted here. For downloading, the CentOs team recommends using torrents to get your initial installer images. Here are the details:
Details on the images are available on the mirrors at http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/0_README.txt – that file clearly highlights the difference in the images, and when one might be more suitable than the others.