Rocky Linux

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Rocky Linux is a upcoming stable-focused GNU/Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It will be binary-compatible with RHEL and follow upstream development the same way CentOS did before CentOS went from being a stable distribution based on stable RHEL releases to a beta-quality test-bed for RHEL towards the end of 2020.

Rocky Linux development is lead by Gregory Kurtzer who founded the CentOS project.


There are no Rocky Linux releases as of March 2021. It is unclear when it will be released. (they will be coming, we just do not know when).


""Thinking back to early CentOS days... My cofounder was Rocky McGaugh. He is no longer with us, so as a H/T to him, who never got to see the success that CentOS came to be, I introduce to you...Rocky Linux""

Gregory Kurtzer, Rocky Linux Founder


The Rocky Linux website is at and there is a wiki at and a GitHub page at


Anonymous (3c8cb30e)

8 months ago
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Looking forward to Rocky appearing, sorry to see CentOS ditched.

Anonymous (2a4a6e351d)

6 months ago
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Rocky Linux Rocks!
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