AlmaLinux OS: Moving Towards a Future Independent of RHEL Breaking News: AlmaLinux, a popular open-source alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), has announced a major change in its compatibility. The new plan includes dropping the 1:1 compatibility with RHEL, paving the way for a more independent future. With increasing demand and growth, AlmaLinux believes this move will further strengthen its position in the market. Read on to find out more.


Is AlmaLinux OS the New Red Hat for Your Enterprise? The Big Announcement You Don’t Want to Miss

The recent news of SUSE forking Red Hat Enterprise Linux into a new distro without restrictions took the Linux world by storm. And now, AlmaLinux OS has joined in on the action with their own radical announcement. Let’s dive in and see what’s in store.

The Shift: No More 1:1 Compatibility with RHEL

The creators of AlmaLinux OS have made the bold decision to move away from being 1:1 compatible with RHEL. Instead, they will focus on being Application Binary Interface (ABI) compatible. This means that users will be able to run any software compatible with RHEL on AlmaLinux OS.

While existing AlmaLinux OS users may not be affected by this shift, they will still have access to RHEL-compatible applications and receive regular security updates.

Benefits of the Change

One major advantage of this move is that AlmaLinux OS will now be able to push bug fixes outside of RHEL’s release cycle. They can even accept patches for bugs that have not yet been addressed upstream or shipped downstream.

The timing of this shift is no coincidence. With Red Hat’s recent decision to lock their source code behind a subscription wall, it was only a matter of time before RHEL alternatives emerged. AlmaLinux OS is among the first to make such a move, with Rocky Linux also announcing their plans for the future.

What Can We Expect?

The development process for these changes is already underway, so we can expect to see them roll out in the coming months. For a more detailed overview of the upcoming updates and modifications, check out AlmaLinux OS’s official announcement.

Share Your Thoughts

So what do you think about AlmaLinux OS’s radical shift? Are you excited to see how it will stack up against RHEL as an enterprise option? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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