CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a Linux distribution that is derived entirely from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class, community-driven computing platform while maintaining very close compatibility with RHEL. Under a new governing board since 2014, it has joined with Red Hat but has remained independent from RHEL licensing and branding.
Please visit the CentOS website for more info and downloads.
Long Term Servicing Branch (2016) for Windows 10 developed by Microsoft:
Specialized systems—such as PCs that control medical equipment, point-of-sale systems, and ATMs—often require a longer servicing option because of their purpose. These devices typically perform a single important task and don’t need feature updates as frequently as other devices in the organization. It’s more important that these devices be kept as stable and secure as possible than up to date with user interface changes. The LTSC servicing model prevents Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB devices from receiving the usual feature updates and provides only quality updates to ensure that device security stays up to date. Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB is not intended for deployment on most or all the PCs in an organization; it should be used only for special-purpose devices. As such, Microsoft Windows 10 LTSB is only available by request via the ITS Helpdesk.
The Windows 7, 32-bit image includes all Windows Updates as of Feb 18, 2014 as well as Microsoft Office 2013. This image makes use of Clonezilla and Tuxboot for deployment.
The Windows 7, 64-bit image includes all Windows Updates as of July 24, 2014 as well as Microsoft Office 2013. This image makes use of Clonezilla and Tuxboot for deployment.
Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.
You may download the .iso files for Ubuntu and acquire documentation, from our mirror here.
Windows 7 has several built-in tools to help with application compatibility and Windows XP applications should be installed directly on Windows 7. Windows XP Mode runs some older productivity applications that may not run otherwise on Windows 7.