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Amazon Linux vs Centos: 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 Centos? The Community ENTerprise Operating System. 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.

Amazon Linux and Centos can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

MAK IT, RELEX Solutions, and Decision6 are some of the popular companies that use Centos, whereas Amazon Linux is used by Advance.Careers, INTI, and Facilita.tech. Centos has a broader approval, being mentioned in 352 company stacks & 304 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Linux, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

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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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      Stable
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      Reliable
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      Free to use
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      Good support
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      Has epel packages
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      Great Community
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      I've moved from gentoo to centos
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        Yum is a horrible package manager

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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 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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