Distribution Name: CentOS
Country of origin: USA
Derived from: Fedora and Redhat
Original release date: May 2004
Current Version: 7
Current version release date: July 7, 2014
Default desktop environment: GNOME
Distribution webpage: https://www.centos.org/

The CentOS distribution is a community driven free operating system. It is run by a small group of developers supported by a large  active community including system administrators,network administrators, and linux users throughout the world.  Started in March 2004  CentOS  continues to build and grow on its original purpose to provide a stable free community driven operating system. The latest version was released in 2014.