CAOS Linux with GNOME
|OS family||Linux (Unix-like)|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||NSA 1.0.25 / October 14, 2009|
|Package manager||RPM Package Manager|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
CAOS Linux was an RPM-based Linux distribution. It aspired to be community maintained and managed. Infiscale described its GravityOS as "[including] the small footprint of Caos"  indicating a certain level of influence from the discontinued distribution. The name is known to have been capitalized in various ways: cAos and CAos were used with earlier releases; CAOS and Caos were used on the web site's main pages. CAOS is the direct ancestor of CentOS, which became the most popular Linux distribution for Web servers.
CAOS Linux combined aspects of Debian, Red Hat Linux/Fedora, and FreeBSD in a manner that aspired to be stable enough for servers and clusters, for a life cycle of 3 to 5 years. The CAOS Project was part of a larger organization (The CAOS Foundation) which was a team of open source developers working and using resources together.
As of February 2015, the official website is not live any more, the domain name having been re-attributed. DistroWatch has been listing CAOS Linux as discontinued since at least November 2014.
- Distrowatch page for CAOS Linux
- Infiscale, the company that sponsored and controlled all CAOS, Perceus, and WareWulf development
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