CentOSis a Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Some key features new for CentOS 8are:
Compiling your own Linux kernel is useful if you need to enable or disable certain kernel features that are not available in Linode-supplied or distribution-supplied kernels.
NixOSis a Linux distribution built on the Nixpackage manager.
This guide will show you how to install and use the distribution-supplied kernel for CentOS 6, with our Grub Legacy boot option.
This guide shows you how to install and configure a custom distribution on your Linode.
Alpine Linuxis a small, security-oriented Linux distro.
Running a custom-compiled Linux kernel is useful if you need to enable or disable certain kernel features that are not available in Linode-supplied or distribution-supplied kernels.
Introduction to FreeBSD FreeBSDis a free and open-source operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distributionoriginally developed at Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group from the late 1970’s.
Note CoreOS Container Linux is now available for deployment from the Linode Manager. CoreOSis a container-centric Linux distribution designed for clustered systems running in the cloud.
Note This guide mentions Xen architecture. However, all Linode instances now use KVM architecture.
If you’d like to run a Linux distribution on your Linode that isn’t available from our distribution list, you can do so by following these instructions.
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