Amazon Web Services announced today that the public preview of Amazon Linux 2022 [GitHub] was released today. Amazon Linux/Amazon Linux 2 is based on two systems, RHEL and Fedora, and Amazon Linux 2022, released today, is clearly based on the Fedora system.
AWS is now more inclined to Fedora. Amazon also announced that the Amazon Linux release will transition to a two-year release cycle. At the same time, a maintenance version update will be released every quarter. AWS plans to provide a major Amazon Linux update every 2 years, and each major version can be supported for 5 years, and maintenance updates can be obtained every quarter.
Today’s announcement also wrote: “AL2022 uses the Fedora project as its upstream to provide customers with the latest software, such as updated language runtimes, as part of the quarterly release. In addition, AL2022 also enables SELinux and executes by default.”
The preview version of Amazon Linux 2022 is available in all commercial regions and there are no additional cloud fees. The technology media Phoronix said that it will soon conduct cloud computing benchmarks on Amazon Linux 2022 and compare it with other operating system types in Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2).