Almalinux 9 preliminary release based on Rhel 9 branch

is represented beta-release distribution Almalinux 9 , built using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 branch packages and contains all the changes offered in this release. Build Prepared for architectures x86_64, arm64, s390x and ppc64le in the form of bootable (780 MB), minimum (1.7 GB ) and the full image (8 GB). Relizes Rhel 9 and Almalinux 9 are expected in early May.

Distribution is identical with RHEL on functionality, except for Changes related to rebranding and removing RHEL packages specific, such as Redhat- *, Insights-Client and Subscription-Manager-Migration *. Almalinux is free for all categories of users, develops with community attracting and using a management model similar to the organization of the Fedora project. The creators of Almalinux tried to achieve an optimal balance between corporate support and community interests – on the one hand, the development of the resources and developers of Cloudlinux, which has extensive experience, accompanied by Rhel forks, and on the other hand, the project is transparent and controlled by the community.

Distribution Almalinux is based on Cloudlinux, which despite the involvement of its resources and developers, handed over the project of a separate non-profit organization Almalinux OS Foundation to develop a neutral site with the community participation. A million dollars a year allocated on the development of the project. All ALMALINUX is published under free licenses.

Main changes in Almalinux 9 and Rhel 9 compared with Rhel 8:

  • updated the system environment and assembly toolkit. GCC 11 is involved for assembling packages. The standard S-library is updated to GLIBC 2.34. The Linux kernel package is built on the basis of release 5.14. The RPM packet manager is updated to version 4.16 with support for integrity control via Fapolicyd.
  • The Distribution Migration on Python 3. The default is the Python 3.9 branch. Delivery Python 2 is stopped.
  • Desktop based on GNOME 40 (GNOME 3.28 was supplied in Rhel 8) and the GTK Library 4. In GNOME 40 Virtual Work Tables in the Overview Mode (Activities Overview) are translated into horizontal orientation and are displayed in the form of a continuously scrolled left right chain. On each desktop shown in the review mode, the available windows are clearly presented for which dynamic pan and scaling when the user interacts. Provided seamless transition between program list and virtual desktops.
  • in GNOME is involved in the Power Profiles-Daemon handler, providing the ability to switch on the fly between energy saving mode, a balanced power consumption mode and maximum performance mode.
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