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I wonder what Linux distribution is for the AWS LINUX AMI so I used this command:

$ cat /etc/os-release

The info shows below suggests the Linux distro is Fedora. Why people say Amazon Linux is CentOS?

NAME="Amazon Linux AMI"
VERSION="2016.09"
ID="amzn"
ID_LIKE="rhel fedora"
VERSION_ID="2016.09"
PRETTY_NAME="Amazon Linux AMI 2016.09"
ANSI_COLOR="0;33"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2016.09:ga"
HOME_URL="http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/"

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Amazon Machine Image - Wikipedia

Amazon has their own Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This offering has been in production since September 2011, and in development since 2010.

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Looks like Fedora, Redhat, centOs are almost the same thing. See explain here

Redhat is based on Fedora
CentOs is based on Redhat
Amazon Linux AMI is based on Fedora.

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