AlmaLinux 8.7 Now Available

Nov 15, 2022

The developers of AlmaLinux have released the latest version of the OS, named Stone Smilodon, to the general public.

The newest release of AlmaLinux, version 8.7, is now available to the general public. This release is a 1:1 binary-compatible replacement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 and features plenty of changes and updates.

One of the big changes comes in the ability to build custom images with custom /boot mount point partitions and sizes. As well, the latest release includes important security updates, such as all Network Security Service (NSS) libraries have increased the minimum key size for all RSA operations from 128 to 1023 bits. Other updates include, scap-security-guide is now better aligned with Defence Information Systems Agency technical guides content; a new package, xmlstarlet, which can parse, transform, query, validate, and edit XML files; Ruby 3.1, Mercurial 6.2, and Node.js 18.

The kernel shipping with AlmaLinux 8.7 is 4.18.0-423.el8 and the OS includes support for x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le, and s390x architectures.

This new release is ready for production and, according to Benny Vasquez, chair of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation board, “We aim to deliver the quality and timeliness end users require from the leading CentOS successor, and to provide a free and open, community-owned and governed, enterprise-grade Linux operating system.”

Download a copy of AlmaLinux 8.7.

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