Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Amazon Linux 2. With this launch, you can now stream Linux applications and desktops to your users, and greatly lower the total streaming cost by migrating Matlab, Eclipse, Firefox, PuTTY, and other similar applications from Windows to Linux on Amazon AppStream 2.0.

You can now stream Linux-compatible apps to your users in the same simple way you currently stream Windows apps, at a lower hourly rate, charged per second, and with no per user fee. With Linux application streaming, you can transform your application delivery into software as a service (SaaS) model, provide your developers remote Linux dev environments with popular tools like Python and Docker, enable your designers to access CAD applications that require high performance GPU Linux desktops from anywhere, and setup cloud-based Linux learning environment for your students.

AppStream 2.0 support for Linux is currently supported in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is available. To get started, log into the AppStream 2.0 console and select a region, and launch an Amazon Linux 2-based image builder to install your applications, and create the image for your users. AppStream 2.0 Linux-based instances use per second billing (with a minimum of 15 minutes). For more information, see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing.