The AlmaLinux OS Foundation announced the release of AlmaLinux OS 8.4 Stable. Users can download the latest version from a mirror near their location. You can also take a look at the changes at the AlmaLinux changelog.
Full support for Secure Boot
The AlmaLinux OS Foundation stated that the biggest change in the latest release is the most requested feature, AlmaLinux now fully supports Secure Boot. The new version also comes with OpenSCAP support, the release of a devel repo and some new module streams, and some compiler updates. For more information about AlmaLinux OS, you can read our interview with Igor Seletskiy, CEO of CloudLinux, or you can take a look at our How to Install AlmaLinux guide.
- Secure Boot is now fully supported
- OpenSCAP security profiles are now ready for production
- devel repo released with extra packages and build dependencies not included in upstream distribution. This is developers only and shouldn’t be enabled on production installations
- PowerTools repo is now disabled by default to match upstream distribution and moved to separate file “almalinux-powertools.repo”
- Added new module streams:
- Python 3.9
- SWIG 4.0
- Subversion 1.14
- Redis 6
- PostgreSQL 13
- MariaDB 10.5
- Compiler Updates:
- GCC Toolset 10
- LLVM Toolset 11.0.0
- Rust Toolset 1.49.0
- Go Toolset 1.15.7
You can also ask for help or meet community members by joining AlmaLinux Community Chat, sponsored by Mattermost. If you would like to contribute to the AlmaLinux OS project, you send Pull Requests on GitHub, report bugs on the Bug Tracker, ask a question on 8.4 Stable Forum, or post something on AlmaLinux Community on Reddit.
What are the latest AlmaLinux versions?
How long will AlmaLinux be supported?
AlmaLinux 8.X versions will be supported until 2029 and AlmaLinux 9.X versions will be supported until 2032.
Is AlmaLinux free?
Yes, AlmaLinux is a completely free and open-source Linux distribution.
Is AlmaLinux lightweight?
Yes, AlmaLinux is a lightweight and strong enterprise-focused Linux distribution.
Who owns AlmaLinux?
AlmaLinux is a community-driven Linux operating system. The AlmaLinux OS Foundation is a non-profit organization created for the benefit of the AlmaLinux OS community.
Is AlmaLinux same as RHEL?
Yes, AlmaLinux is an RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) fork and is 1:1 binary compatible with it.
Is AlmaLinux same as CentOS?
Yes, AlmaLinux is one of the best CentOS alternatives and is 1:1 binary compatible with its pre-Stream version.
Is AlmaLinux good for servers?
AlmaLinux is an enterprise-focused Linux distribution that delivers a variety of tools for use on servers.
Does AlmaLinux have a desktop environment?
Yes, AlmaLinux has a desktop environment. It comes with GNOME by default. You can install any other desktop environments according to your needs.
Can AlmaLinux be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, AlmaLinux can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install AlmaLinux on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install AlmaLinux on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation