CentOS is a Linux distribution derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Some key features new for CentOS 8 are:
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.
NixOS is a Linux distribution built on the Nix package manager. Nix focuses on functional programming concepts, such as immutability and determinism, that enable powerful system management techniques.
This guide will show you how to install and use the distribution-supplied kernel for CentOS 6, with our Grub Legacy boot option.
Alpine Linux is a small, security-oriented Linux distro. It’s regularly updated with security patches, and runs on the grsecurity kernel.
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 FreeBSDFreeBSD is a free and open-source operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution originally 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. CoreOS is 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. This guide may be updated or replaced in the future; or it may be retained for historical purposes.
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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