Is Amazon Linux same as CentOS? Amazon Linux has traditionally been built around CentOS. With the transition from its standard release cycle to CentOS Stream, Amazon has decided transition to using Fedora as the base for Amazon Linux 2022, with the kernel from the Linux LTS versions.
Is Amazon Linux based on RHEL? Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Amazon Linux stands out thanks to its tight integration with many Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, long-term support, and a compiler, build toolchain, and LTS Kernel tuned for better performance on Amazon EC2.
Which Linux is used by Amazon? Amazon Linux 2 (AL2) is the current Amazon Linux release that is Generally Available. AL2 supports the latest Amazon EC2 instance capabilities and is tuned for optimal performance on AWS. It comes with kernel live patching functionality to enable you to patch security vulnerabilities without rebooting your instance.
Is CentOS available on AWS? We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Official CentOS images on Amazon’s EC2 Cloud. The legacy CentOS AWS Marketplace page can be found at the CentOS AWS Marketplace.