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Old 01-06-2018, 01:20 PM   #1
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Amazon releases it version of Linux: Amazon Linux 2

Didn't see anything under Linux News on this, so I will post it here:

Since Amazon assimilates everything, I'm wondering how long will it take Amazon to overtake Red Hat in the Enterprise market:
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without looking I bet it is setup to show amazon adds all day + 1
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Amazon Linux 2 provides a modern execution environment with LTS Kernel (4.9) tuned for optimal performance on Amazon Web Services (AWS), systemd support, and newer tooling (gcc 7.2.1, glibc 2.25, binutils 2.27). Additional software packages, including the newer versions of popular software packages such as Python, MariaDB, Node.js, are available for installation using the Amazon Linux Extras repository.

"optimal performance", well a tune-up? Hell ya.
7 years banging on AWS and shopping at, not once have they tried to sell me a server. has "the deets"

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2018 is gonna be awesome.
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Hello spyware! Something we don't need.
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I wouldn't use it on a bet.
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Hello spyware! Something we don't need.
As far as I can tell, it's mainly intended for use on Amazon's "cloud" services, so bundling spyware to let Amazon spy on you in that context seems ... redundant.
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"This development," really, shouldn't surprise you – nor should it alarm you.

A few days ago, I needed to deploy a Django (Python ...) web-site "to the cloud," and for the very usual™ reasons I needed to do it very reliably(!) and very fast!

Fortunately, I stumbled upon a language-specific hosting service,, that was entirely ready to fill my needs. Because my requirements happened to fit very-exactly into the "market vertical" that they had equally-exactly carved out, I accomplished my requirement within a matter of two-or-so hours. "And so, today, (whew!!!) ... I am a Very Happy Boy.™"

I have no qualms about the (as it were, "very trivial amount of") money that I spent, because I perceive that it was money very well spent. (In fact, I was grateful to spend it.)

Obviously, Amazon's situation is entirely similar: they've created a market-vertical of their own, and they're well-servicing it. They're serving a group of clients who, when first coming-in to the proverbial marketing equation (for whatever reason, and who cares, really?), "need to use AWS™ ... very reliably ... and very fast."

I daresay that they'll be extremely successful, and that they already know it. Because, if your business requirements happened to be ... "AWS™, and so on" ... then these requirements would be: "absolutely(!), the Bee's Knees!" You'd be thrilled(!) to send them money. It would make perfect business-sense for you. You would be grateful for all the money that you had just saved, and for all of the business-risk that you had just sloughed off in exchange for a little money.

"Hang on to your hats!" Life Goes On!™

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