[nycbug-talk] EC2 and FreeBSD

Chris Snyder chsnyder at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 10:05:22 EDT 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Matthew Terenzio <mterenzio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Amazon announced their "reserved instances" for EC2 I noticed a mention of
> FreeBSD in their FAQ:
> Q: What operating system environments are supported?
> Amazon EC2 currently supports a variety of operating systems including:
> RedHat Linux, Windows Server, openSuSE Linux, Fedora, Debian, OpenSolaris,
> Cent OS, Gentoo Linux, Oracle Linux, and FreeBSD. We are looking for ways to
> expand it to other platforms in future releases.
> My understanding was that this wasn't happening until 8.0 release at
> earliest, which may be some time from now. Just a typo?

Seems like a typo.

There are no FreeBSD AMIs (images) in the community list, so if anyone
IS running it, they aren't sharing yet.

Chris Snyder

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