DigitalOcean provides cloud services to help users to deploy scale applications that run on multiple computers. The company votes on new ideas such as adding ASN blocking to cloud firewalls, support for Windows Server on its website. A new vote is opened for the droplet creation of AlmaLinux. To see your favorite OS, AlmaLinux, on Digital Ocean, you can vote here.
Most popular CentOS alternative
CloudLinux published the first stable release of AlmaLinux OS, a powerful and free CentOS alternative, with a live event on March 30th. Following the AlmaLinux 8.3, in May, the AlmaLinux OS Foundation announced the release of AlmaLinux OS 8.4 Stable.
This latest stable release comes with Secure Boot support. The new version also includes OpenSCAP support, the release of a devel repo and some new module streams, and some compiler updates.
History of AlmaLinux
Red Hat announced that CentOS would no longer be issued as a stable release in December 2020. AlmaLinux is developed for filling the gap left by the demise of the CentOS stable release as an open-source, community-driven project.
This open-source project is a 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL 8. AlmaLinux is built by the creators of the established CloudLinux OS. The company also announced a $1 million annual sponsorship to its standalone, completely free OS. Project Lenix was rebranded as AlmaLinux in 2021 January.