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Rocky Linux


Last Update: 2024-05-10 13:20 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: 47 (193), 6 months: 51 (186), 3 months: 42 (207), 4 weeks: 28 (320), 1 week: 54 (188)

Average visitor rating: 8.88/10 from 48 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:
 • 2024-05-10: Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 9.4
 • 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 9.4 8.8
Release Date 2024-05-10 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 9.4 8.8
Package 9.4 8.8
abiword (3.0.5) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.11) 1.2.10 1.2.8
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- --
bash (5.2.21) 5.1 4.4.20
bind (9.18.27) 9.16.23 9.16.23
chromium (125.0.6422.112) -- --
cups (2.4.8) 2.3.3 2.2.6
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.2 4.3.6
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.46.5 1.45.6
firefox (126.0) 115.10.0 102.10.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.10.4 2.9.1
gcc (14.1.0) 11.4.1 8.5.0
gimp (2.10.38) 2.99.8 2.8.22
glibc (2.39) 2.34 2.28
gnome-shell (46.1) 40.10 3.32.2
gnucash (5.6) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- --
grub (2.12) 2.06 2.02
gtk (4.14.4) 4.12.3 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.59) 2.4.57 2.4.37
inkscape (1.3.1) 1.1.1 0.92.3
k3b (24.05.0) -- --
kmod (32) 28 25
krita (5.2.2) -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.3) 7.1.8 6.4.7
linux (6.9.2) 5.14.0 4.18
Package 9.4 8.8
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (11.2.3) 10.5.22 10.5.16
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- --
mesa (24.1.0) 23.3.3 22.3.0
mysql (8.4.0) 8.0.36 8.0.32
nautilus (46.1) 40.2 3.28.1
NVIDIA (550.78) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (22) 21.0.1.0.12 17.0.7.0.7
openssh (9.7p1) 8.7p1 8.0p1
openssl (3.3.0) 3.0.7e 1.1.1k
perl (5.38.2) 2.27 2.27
php (8.3.7) 8.2.13 8.0.27
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) -- --
postfix (3.9.0) 3.5.9 3.5.8
postgresql (16.3) 16.1 15.2
Python (3.12.3) 3.9.18 3.11.2
qt (6.7.1) 5.15.9 5.15.3
samba (4.20.1) 4.19.4 4.17.5
systemd (255.6) 252 239
thunderbird (125.0) 115.10.0 102.10.0
vim (9.1) 8.2 8.0
vlc (3.0.20) -- --
wayland (1.22.0) -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- --
xorg-server (21.1.13) 1.20.11 1.20.11

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Rocky Linux

Average rating
8.9
from 48 review(s)



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Version: 9.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-04-24
Votes: 12


Rocky Linux:
Version: 9.3
Use: Desktop
Desktop Environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86_64
Hardware: HP Z230 workstation, 16GiB RAM and assorted SSDs

I have been using Rocky Linux as a desktop & server operating system for about a month.
During this time it has impressed me as a very stable operating system.
Peformance is snappy and seems a little quicker with an ext4 root file system, rather than the default xfs.

Rocky Linux 9.3 was installed without any issues using a boot iso and a network install.

A good selection of desktop applications can be obtained from:
•Rocky Linux repositories;
•EPEL and RPMFusion third party repos; and
•Flatpaks.

As Rocky Linux is 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL, documentation is not an issue and there is an active community that is very helpful I see from the forums.

The caliber of the companies backing Rocky Linux is reassuring, as is CERN and Fermilab's choice of Rocky Linux as their standard linux distribution.
I also like that Rocky Linux is community-driven and that the Rocky Linux Foundation is a non-profit organization, whereas Alma Linux is I would call it a for-profit company that sells your data to Red Hat, similar to how Ubuntu sells your data to Amazon.

Rocky Linux does everything I need a desktop operating system to do and does them well.


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Version: 9.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-02-10
Votes: 20


I would like to see postfix package updated to 4.x. Rocky Linux works very well on Apple Intel hardware (note eufi partition needs to be vfat). Rocky Linux has very flexible install options using anaconda kick start configuration file. The in place update from 8.8 to 9.x has been largely successful in most cases, no real issues. We have been using Rocky Linux since September in various work loads, servers, build machines, desktop GUI workstations. All have been a success. Hats off to the Rocky Linux folks.


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Version: 9.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-22
Votes: 14


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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