Various installation images are available for installing CentOS. Which image you need to download depends on your installation environment. All of these CentOS 7 images can either be burned on a DVD or dd’ed to an USB memory stick.
If you are unsure which CentOS 7 image to use, pick the DVD image. It allows selecting which components you want to install.
Live media images are also available, both for Gnome and KDE desktop environments. These allow you to test out CentOS by booting from the DVD or USB stick. The third livecd image uses Gnome, and as the livecd name implies, it is small enough to fit on a CD. This image does not contain libreoffice. You can also install CentOS to your hard disk from the live media images, but please note that what gets installed on your hard disk is exactly the same as you see when using the live media. For more flexibility in selecting which packages you want to have installed, please use the DVD image.
Packages and Applications
Packages modified by CentOS
Packages removed from CentOS that are included upstream
Packages added by CentOS that are not included upstream
- CentOS 7.0
- CentOS 7.1