Press release

AlmaLinux Foundation Launches AlmaLinux 8.4 – Keeping in Lock Step with RHEL Updates

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The AlmaLinux OS Foundation, stewards of the AlmaLinux distribution — the open source enterprise-grade replacement for CentOS, today announced availability of AlmaLinux OS 8.4 – just one week after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4.

“This is our second stable release, since the project was announced in December,” said Jack Aboutboul, community manager of AlmaLinux. “Our community, partners and sponsors all worked together, at warp speed no less, to provide the very latest, best and stable community-driven, governed and free open source alternative to the former incarnation of CentOS. The open source world was nervously watching the past few months wondering how feasible this new reality would be, and for us to produce something suitable for real-world, actively-running workloads so quickly and efficiently is truly a testament to our provenance, the power of community and the open source model.”

AlmaLinux can be downloaded from any of the more than 100 locations around the world, or images for use on cloud computing platforms including AWS and Docker are available on GitHub.

Highlights of features in this release include the following.

– Secure Boot, the #1 most requested feature, is now fully supported.

OpenSCAP security profiles support for production workloads.

– Developer repository with extra packages and build dependencies not included in upstream distribution.

– New module streams and compiler updates.

Full details are available in the AlmaLinux 8.4 Release Notes.

About AlmaLinux

AlmaLinux OS is an open source and forever-free enterprise Linux distribution, governed and driven by the community, focused on long-term stability and a robust production-grade platform. AlmaLinux OS is a 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL and was founded by the team behind the well-established CloudLinux OS.

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