|Version||Released||Active Support||Security Support||Release|
|Rocky Linux 8||
5 months ago
(21 Jun 2021)
in 2 years and 6 months
(31 May 2024)
in 7 years
(31 May 2029)
Rocky Linux is a Linux distribution that is intended to be a downstream, complete binary-compatible release using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system source code. The project is led by Gregory Kurtzer, founder of the CentOS project.
- Unlike RHEL, Rocky Linux does not support point releases once a newer one is available. Once a new minor point release is available, the older one is immediately considered end of life and users must upgrade to continue receiving security updates. For example once 8.5 gets a general release, 8.4 is immediately end of life. Whereas on RHEL this is not the case.
- Rocky Linux doesn’t support live kernel patching, instead users who need this depend on third party paid services.
- Secure Boot is not yet implemented.
The project’s aim is to provide a community-supported, production-grade enterprise operating system.
More information is available on the Rocky Linux website.
You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.
You can submit an improvement to this page by visiting GitHub. You will need to fork the website and submit a Pull Request. A JSON version of this page is available at /api/rocky-linux.json. See the API Documentation for more.