Amazon Linux 2 is a fully supported and maintained Linux image, provided by Amazon Web Services, tailored for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is meticulously designed to offer a dependable, secure, and high-performance environment for running applications on Amazon EC2 instances. Additionally, it comes equipped with packages that simplify integration with AWS, encompassing launch configuration tools and various popular AWS libraries and tools. Importantly, Amazon Linux 2 is provided at no extra cost to Amazon EC2 users and benefits from five years of support. It includes the Linux kernel 4.14, optimized for peak performance on Amazon EC2, systemd 219, GCC 7.3, Glibc 2.26, Binutils 2.29.1, and the latest software packages accessible through extras.