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AWS Marketplace – Additional EC2 Operating System Support (FreeBSD, Debian, CentOS)

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We’re working hard to make the AWS Marketplace even more flexible and to make sure that it contains the operating systems, tools, and other resources that you need. Today we are adding support for three new open source operating systems: FreeBSD, CentOS, and Debian. We are also making it easier for you to find software that runs on the operating system of your choice.

Expanded Operating System Support
You can now launch three new operating systems from within the AWS Marketplace:

FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance, and is used by some of the world’s busiest websites.

Debian is a popular and influential Linux distribution. The current stable release includes support for over 29,000 packages.

CentOS is a free, Enterprise-class Linux distribution derived from publicly available sources. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendor’s redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible with their offering.

These operating systems come directly from the Open Source community and are available at no charge other than the usual cost for the EC2 instances. You can find them in the Operating Systems section of the Marketplace.

Improved Searching
You can now search for software that’s running on the operating system of your choice:


I hope that you enjoy these new additions to the Marketplace.

— Jeff;


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Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.