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Rocky Linux


Last Update: 2023-11-21 02:36 UTC


Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is available for the x86_64 and AArch64 processor architectures.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 44 (225), 6 months: 48 (200), 3 months: 43 (221), 4 weeks: 23 (340), 1 week: 31 (319)

Average visitor rating: 8.85/10 from 46 review(s).


Rocky Linux Summary
Distribution Rocky Linux
Home Page https://rockylinux.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.resf.org/mailman3/lists/
User Forums https://forums.rockylinux.org/
Alternative User Forums https://chat.rockylinux.org/
Documentation https://wiki.rockylinux.org/
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Download Mirrors https://rockylinux.org/download
Bug Tracker https://bugs.rockylinux.org/
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Reviews 8.x: Dedoimedo
Where To Donate, Buy, or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-11-21: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 9.3
 • 2023-05-16: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 9.2
 • 2022-11-28: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 9.1
 • 2022-11-16: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 8.7
 • 2022-07-14: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 9.0
 • 2022-05-17: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 8.6
 • 2021-11-16: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 8.5
 • 2021-06-21: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 8.4
 • 2021-06-09: Development Release: Rocky Linux 8.4 RC1
 • 2021-05-01: Development Release: Rocky Linux 8.3 RC1
 • More Rocky releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2023-09-01 Rocky Linux dedicated to being compatible with RHEL
 • 2021-11-03 Rocky Linux team answers questions on Reddit
 • 2021-06-03 Rocky publishes status update
 • More Rocky headlines...

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Feature 9.3 8.8
Release Date 2023-11-20 2023-05-18
End Of Life 2032-05 2029-05
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 900-11000 800-12000
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME
Package Management RPM (dnf) RPM (dnf)
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture aarch64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 9.3 8.8
Package 9.3 8.8
abiword (3.0.5) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.9 1.2.8
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- --
bash (5.2.21) 5.1.8 4.4.20
bind (9.18.20) 9.16.23 9.16.23
chromium (119.0.6045.199) -- --
cups (2.4.7) 2.3.3 2.2.6
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.2 4.3.6
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.5 1.45.6
firefox (120.0.1) 115.4.0 102.10.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.10.4 2.9.1
gcc (13.2.0) 11.4.1 8.5.0
gimp (2.10.36) 2.99.8 2.8.22
glibc (2.38) 2.34 2.28
gnome-shell (45.1) 40.10 3.32.2
gnucash (5.4-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.56) -- --
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.02
gtk (4.12.4) 4.4.1 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.58) 2.4.57 2.4.37
inkscape (1.3.1) 1.1.1 0.92.3
k3b (23.08.3) -- --
kmod (31) 28 25
krita (5.2.1) -- --
libreoffice (7.6.3) 7.1.8 6.4.7
linux (6.6.3) 5.14 4.18
Package 9.3 8.8
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (11.1.3) 10.5.22 10.5.16
mate-desktop (1.26.2) -- --
mesa (23.3.0) 23.1.4 22.3.0
mysql (8.2.0) 8.0.32 8.0.32
nautilus (45.1) 40.2 3.28.1
NVIDIA (545.29.06) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (21.0.1) 21.0.1.0.12 17.0.7.0.7
openssh (9.5p1) 8.7p1 8.0p1
openssl (3.2.0) 3.0.7 1.1.1k
perl (5.38.2) 5.32.1 2.27
php (8.3.0) 8.1.14 8.0.27
plasma-desktop (5.27.9) -- --
postfix (3.8.3) 3.5.9 3.5.8
postgresql (16.1) 15.3 15.2
Python (3.12.0) 3.11.5 3.11.2
qt (6.6.1) 5.15.9 5.15.3
samba (4.19.3) 4.18.6 4.17.5
systemd (254.7) 252 239
thunderbird (115.5.1) 115.4.1 102.10.0
vim (9.0) 8.2 8.0
vlc (3.0.20) -- --
wayland (1.22.0) -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- --
xorg-server (21.1.9) 1.20.11 1.20.11

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.8
from 46 review(s)



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Version: 9.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-22
Votes: 6


Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation

that's ideal for servers.
is especially suitable for users needing an alternative to CentOS or RHEL. I have already moved all the servers on rocky linux
everything runs in a very solid manner.

has good performance in various fields.

GUI – Rocky Linux has a great user interface

As a community-based distro, it won't be subject to the whims of a commercial company and If you want a free enterprise linux, I’d recommend Rocky.

Not much to say other than - Everything works great.


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Version: 9.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-06-20
Votes: 21


Our company have many CentOS 7.9 machines and we started to migrate to Rocky 8-9 last year.
So far so good, very smooth when running on GPU hosts. We also updated our web servers and database servers with ease.
Rocky Linux is easy to install, coming from a RHEL/CentOS background. Setting up nfs, iscsi shares and migrating our authentication through Windows AD found it surprisingly easy. A good choice to upgrade from CentOS. But time will tell if it becomes as popular as CentOS. So well done to Rocky Linux developers and thank you.


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Version: 9.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-05-27
Votes: 8


Much better than Oracle Linux.
Installer actually works, doesn't supper from any broken repo issues during setup and doesn't freeze/lock up like in Oracle Linux installer does.
Is actually stable unlike Oracle Linux.
Definitely higher on the performance scale than Oracle Linux fro what I have observed on my hardware at least.
Appears to have more frequent release cycles. Keep it up guys!
Has a cool logo unlike Oracle Linux :D
Overall it just feels like a much better executed project in comparison.
I would trust this to run on my servers long term instead of Oracle Linux.

Did I mention Oracle Linux is not that good?

Overall it's shaping up to be the real successor to CentOS. Everything is headed in the right direction.




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