Amazon Linux 2, offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), serves as a Linux-based operating system that prioritizes security, stability, and high-performance execution environments for the development and operation of cloud-based applications. Amazon Linux 2 comes at no additional cost and offers several advantages:
It includes support for the latest Amazon EC2 instance capabilities, optimized for enhanced performance.
Amazon Linux 2 provides long-term support.
It is available as both a virtual machine and a container image, catering to on-premises development and testing needs.