I was told we recently created a new Amazon Linux instance with the latest and greatest (Version 2017.3–01) . I'm trying to find out if it is based on CentOS 7 (because that is the only version that supports installation of Google Chrome). I have run
[davea@mymachine ~]$ uname -a Linux mymachine 4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jun 22 06:20:54 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
but I still can't tell what version of CentOS my Amazon Linux distro is based on.
Edit: per suggestion given, here is the output of the cat command
[davea@mymachine ~]$ sudo cat /etc/*release* [sudo] password for davea: NAME="Amazon Linux AMI" VERSION="2017.03" ID="amzn" ID_LIKE="rhel fedora" VERSION_ID="2017.03" PRETTY_NAME="Amazon Linux AMI 2017.03" ANSI_COLOR="0;33" CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2017.03:ga" HOME_URL="http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/" Amazon Linux AMI release 2017.03 cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2017.03:ga