CentOS Logo

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CentOS is the name of the operating system developed for Linux in 2004, and today is available for such platforms as x86-64, POWER6, and ARM64. CentOS is open-source software, which is being regularly updated.

Meaning and history

CentOS Logo history
The history of the program began thanks to the cAos Foundation, which developed independent distributions of GNU/Linux based on RPM. It first became known about twenty years ago, when CentOS was added to the CAOS Linux assembly. A year later, in 2003, one of the cAos Foundation projects “cAos-EL” was renamed CentOS. At the same time, the site centos.org appeared. By 2010, a third of all Linux web servers were running CentOS.

2004 – 2005

CentOS Logo 2004
The company created a very bright and colorful logo for this system. It consisted of an emblem formed from four squares of different colors and arrows between the squares. The multiple arrows were a symbol of progress and the fact that they pointed in different directions reflected that there is no limit in which direction this system can be developed and applied. The name of the system was done in a light lilac color that gave it a futuristic feel. The letters appeared to have volume.

2005 – 2021

CentOS Logo 2005
The official CentOS logo was introduced in 2005, one year after the release of the software and its testing version. It was a bright modern design, which still hasn’t been changed, as looks up-to-date, and even futuristic even today. The bright color palette, clean geometry, and modern yet professional lettering make the CentOS logo truly outstanding and instantly recognizable.

The CentOS logo is composed of a delightful geometric emblem placed on the left from the black logotype set on a white background without any framing and additional details.

The emblem of the Linux software features a large square composed of four smaller ones in green, blue, purple, and yellow colors, with an overlapping rhombus, made up of colorful arrows pointing to different directions and outlined in white.

As for the logotype, the CentOS lettering is executed in a bold modern sans-serif typeface with thick smooth lines, rounded angles, and distinct edges. The boldness of the lines and sharp cuts of the contours make the inscription look progressive and powerful, evoking a sense of determination and stability and showing the quality of the product as the number one value of the brand.

2021 – Today

CentOS logo
There were not a lot of changes done to the logo, although it no longer looks as colorful. The geometric shape preserved only its outer outline and acquired a white color. In the center, it had an orange star and one orange arrow was pointing NE. All the other arrows had a purple line and white arrowhead that blended with the white of the shape. A purple circle served as a background for this geometric emblem. The logo acquired a more reserved, simple, and modern appearance.