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Amazon Linux vs Debian: What are the differences?

Amazon Linux: The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon EC2. 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); Debian: The Universal Operating System. 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.

Amazon Linux and Debian belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

Zomato, esa, and Webedia are some of the popular companies that use Debian, whereas Amazon Linux is used by Advance.Careers, INTI, and Facilita.tech. Debian has a broader approval, being mentioned in 387 company stacks & 390 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Linux, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon Linux
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      Massively supported
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      Stable
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      Reliable
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      Turnkey linux use it
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      Aptitude
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      Customizable
    • 6
      It is free
    • 4
      Works on all architectures

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    Cons of Amazon Linux
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        Old versions of software
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        Can be difficult to set up on vanilla Debian

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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).

      What is Debian?

      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.

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