|Amazon Linux 2||
4 years ago
(19 Dec 2017)
in 1 year and 1 month
(30 Jun 2023)
|Amazon Linux AMI||
11 years ago
(14 Sep 2010)
1 year and 4 months ago
(31 Dec 2020)
Amazon Linux is a Linux server operating system from Amazon Web Services (AWS) available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is also available as a Docker container image and as a virtual machine image for use on Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Oracle VM VirtualBox, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware ESXi.
Amazon Linux 2 will provide security updates and bug fixes for all packages in core until June 30, 2023. User-space Application Binary Interface (ABI) compatibility is guaranteed for specific packages.
AWS announced Amazon Linux 2022 as a successor to Amazon Linux 2, which uses Fedora as the upstream and is currently in preview. Starting with AL2022, a new major version of Amazon Linux releases every two years, includes minor quarterly releases, and comes with five years of long-term support. Every major version release will be supported under active development for 2 years, followed by a maintenance phase of 3 years.
Amazon Provides security advisories for all versions on the Amazon Linux Security Center.
More information is available on the Amazon Linux website.
You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.