Install PowerShell 7 Preview on Amazon Linux 2

In this blog post, I will show you how to install PowerShell 7 Preview on Amazon Linux 2 and the latest PowerShell version.

About Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux 2 is the next-generation version of Amazon AWS Linux distribution OS optimized for running workloads in AWS.

Install PowerShell 7 Preview on Amazon Linux 2

Log in to your Amazon Linux 2 and run the following command to get started.

Next, Install the latest preview release using the line below:

When done, you can run PowerShell 7 using the following command.

Please note that installing the preview edition (7) will not affect the existing version already installed.

About Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux 2 is a Linux distribution created by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is designed to run on virtual servers and in the cloud. Some of its features include long-term support, security updates, and access to the latest software packages through the Amazon Linux Extras repository.

One of the benefits of using Amazon Linux 2 is its tight integration with AWS services, which can make it easier to deploy and manage applications on the cloud. Additionally, Amazon Linux 2 is optimized for performance and cost-effectiveness, making it a popular choice for running applications on AWS.

Compared to other Linux distributions, Amazon Linux 2 is designed to be highly compatible with the AWS ecosystem, which can simplify the process of deploying and managing applications on the cloud. It also includes several Amazon-specific tools and features, such as the AWS CLI and support for Amazon Elastic File System (EFS).

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