When RedHat bought CentOS and IBM bought Redhat it became obvious that CentOS is going away but then, by surprise, it stuck there for some time. And then inevitable happened when Redhat pull the plug and announced that CentOS is no more for production servers. To fill this void Alma Linux
comes to rescue .
Alma means soul in Spanish. It is for anyone who relies on the CentOS stable release to achieve computing objectives. Individuals and organizations that require an enterprise-grade, Fedora-like distribution but who do not want to or cannot pay for a RHEL license.
AlmaLinux is created by CloudLinux, a firm that specializes in fine tuning Redhat and CentOS Kernel for high-performance, lightweight server for multitenancy web and server hosting companies. Alma Linux is 1:1 clone of CentOS 8 Linux. Every thing done on CentOS can be done seamlessly on Alma Linux because it is binary compatible with Redhat Linux. Alma Linux will be a free, open-source, community-driven, no licenses and no usage restrictions. Alma Linux 8.3 Beta is now available for testing.
Download Alma Linux