CentOS Clone AlmaLinux Released

CloudLinux has announced the stable release of its CentOS clone, AlmaLinux OS, saying: “the forever-free open source enterprise-grade Linux is ready.” 

AlmaLinux OS, which was developed as a free CentOS replacement following Red Hat’s decision to shift focus from CentOS Linux to CentOS Stream is now available for download and use. According to the announcement, you can use AlmaLinux “for any general purpose computing need, in bare-metal installations, in virtual machines, in containers, on cloud providers,” and ARM support is in the works.

In conjunction with the release, CloudLinux also announced the formation of a non-profit organization that will be responsible for managing the AlmaLinux OS project going forward.