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Amazon Linux vs Ubuntu: What are the differences?

What is 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).

What is Ubuntu? The leading OS for PC, tablet, phone and cloud. 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.

Amazon Linux and Ubuntu can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Ubuntu has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1870 company stacks & 1757 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Linux, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

Decisions about Amazon Linux and Ubuntu

Ubuntu is much more faster over Windows and helps to get software and other utilities easier and within a short span of time compared to Windows.

Ubuntu helps to get robustness and resiliency over Windows. Ubuntu runs faster than Windows on every computer that I have ever tested. LibreOffice (Ubuntu's default office suite) runs much faster than Microsoft Office on every computer that I have ever tested.

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Global familiarity, free, widely used, and as a debian distro feels more comfortable when rapidly switching between local macOS and remote command lines.

CentOS does boast quite a few security/stability improvements, however as a RHEL-based distro, differs quite significantly in the command line and suffers from slightly less frequent package updates. (Could be a good or bad thing depending on your use-case and if it is public facing)

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Simon Aronsson
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At the moment of the decision, my desktop was the primary place I did work. Due to this, I can't have it blow up on me while I work. While Arch is interesting and powerful, Ubuntu offers (at least for me) a lot more stability and lets me focus on other things than maintaining my own OS installation.

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Pros of Amazon Linux
Pros of Ubuntu
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    • 226
      Free to use
    • 96
      Easy setup for testing discord bot
    • 56
      Gateway Linux Distro
    • 53
      Simple interface
    • 7
      Don't need driver installation in most cases
    • 4
      Many active communities
    • 4
      Open Source
    • 2
      Easy to custom
    • 1
      Many flavors/distros based on ubuntu

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    Cons of Amazon Linux
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      • 4
        Demanding system requirements
      • 3
        Adds overhead and unnecessary complexity over Debian
      • 1
        Systemd
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        Snapd installed by default

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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 Ubuntu?

      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.

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      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.
      CentOS
      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.
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      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.
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