CentOS

CentOS

If you need stability more than features and you’d like to use Red Hat Linux, but without the licence fee, then CentOS is probably for you. Built from Red Hat source code, with additional features packed in, CentOS is as its name implies, a “Community Enterprise Operating System”.

Deployments in the AWS Cloud, may benefit from using Amazon Linux instead, which is Amazons own version of CentOS, all the stability of CentOS, combined with the innovation of Amazons own EC2-Tools.