AlmaLinux Now Available For Download As RHEL/CentOS Alternative
Following the announcement last year that CentOS 8 would be discontinued EOY2021 in favor of focusing on CentOS Stream as the future upstream to RHEL, "Project Lenix" by CloudLinux was started as one of the new RHEL/CentOS alternatives.
After several months of hard work, this community-focused, RHEL8 binary compatible distribution is available for download. CloudLinux Inc is said to be sponsoring AlmaLinux with $1M USD annually.
As scheduled, AlmaLinux's initial release is available for download today from AlmaLinux.org. This initial AlmaLinux release is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 sources. There is a migration process as well for existing CentOS 8 users wishing to migrate their systems to this free RHEL alternative.
I'll be trying out AlmaLinux shortly on a few test systems.