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The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon EC2
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What is Amazon Linux?

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).
Amazon Linux is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon Linux?

14 companies reportedly use Amazon Linux in their tech stacks, including USERDIVE, Advance, and ByINTI.

45 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon Linux.

Why developers like Amazon Linux?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Amazon Linux
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Amazon Linux's Features

  • AWS Integration
  • Secure Configuration
  • Package Repository Access
  • Security Updates
  • Lightweight
  • AWS Support

Amazon Linux Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon Linux?
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Windows Server
It is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems, Increase security, evolve your data center, and innovate faster with Microsoft Windows Server, the cloud-ready operating system.
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Amazon Linux's Followers
44 developers follow Amazon Linux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Veronika Caslavsky
Jabir Islam
Arun Kumar
Andrew Heifetz
Jean-Claude Arbaut
Nabeel  Mubarak
Jose Rojas