September 26, 2022

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AlmaLinux 8.6 Released: One of best CentOS Alternatives

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AlmaLinux 8.6 Released: One of best CentOS Alternatives



 

AlmaLinux 8.6 Released: One of best CentOS Alternatives

AlmaLinux is a free and open source Linux distribution originally created by CloudLinux to provide a community-supported, production-grade enterprise operating system that is binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

The first stable version of AlmaLinux was released on March 30, 2021.

 

On March 30, 2021, the AlmaLinux OS Foundation (AlmaLinux Operating System Foundation) was established to take over the development and governance of AlmaLinux from CloudLinux, which has committed to funding the project with $1 million per year.

 

AlmaLinux 8.6 Released: One of best CentOS Alternatives

 

AlmaLinux OS 8.6 is officially released, codenamed Sky Tiger, kernel version 4.18.0-372.9.1.el8, for all supported architectures:

  • x86_64
  • aarch64
  • ppc64le
  • change log

Added new packages:

 

  • PHP 8.0
  • Perl 5.32
  • log4j 2
  • container-tools 4.0

Added new repositories:

  • Real Time (RT)
  • Real Time for NFV (NFV)
  • Compiler update:
  • GCC 11
  • LLVM 13.0.1
  • Rust 1.58.1
  • Go 1.17.7

Added option to the semodulecommand -checksumto verify the version of the installed SELinux policy module.

More details can be found here: https://almalinux.org/blog/almalinux-86-stable-is-now-available/

 



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