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Accidentally while purchasing reserved instance, I have selected Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC) as the platform. But I want to run Ubuntu as the OS on the instance that I am going to launch.

Is it possible to launch an Ubuntu instance over a Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC) reserved instance? Or amazon would not let me do that by billing it separately?

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Yes, Ubuntu is considered to be a "Linux/UNIX" instance for reserved instance purposes. The only Linux platforms that get separate special handling are Amazon's RHEL and SUSE offerings.

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