The development team of CentOS are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.1 for the i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS a Linux distribution built by recompiling the source RPM packages for the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1
CentOS-5.1 is based on the upstream release 5.1, and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. And the option to further enable external repositories at install time is now available in the installer.
Further Arch support for PowerPC, IA64 and Sparc are planned and will be released soon. These arch's will follow the existing pattern of release to Beta first, and then to Final.
This is the first release where we are also publishing a special netinstall iso that can be used to start a remote install. Its included in the isos/ directory. This iso is in addition to the boot.iso published in the images/ directory of the distribution - there are no changes to that file.
Btw, you can download CentOS at here.