Earlier this month AWS has released Amazon Linux 2023, in short AL2023. Amazon Linux is a Linux distribution maintained by AWS. It is no suprise that the main purpose of this distribution is an optimized experience for running on AWS as it comes with features and intergration with AWS-specific tools. Besides an Amazon Linux Image the distribution is also offered as an container image.
AL2023 is the last generation of Amazon Linux, the successor of the initial version Amazon Linux and Amazon Linux 2.