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Announcing AlmaLinux 8.9 Beta!

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Jack Aboutboul

AlmaLinux Community Manager

AlmaLinux 8.9 Beta Now Available

Hello Community! The AlmaLinux OS Foundation is announcing the availability of AlmaLinux 8.9 Beta “Midnight Oncilla” for all supported architectures:

  • Intel/AMD (x86_64)
  • ARM64 (aarch64)
  • IBM PowerPC (ppc64le)
  • IBM Z (s390x)

Beta ISOs are available at repo.almalinux.org.

As usual, a simple reminder, this is a BETA release. It should not be used for production installations. The provided upgrade instructions should not be used on production machines unless you don’t mind if something breaks. Now if you wanna test this somehow, somewhere to see how things will work in 8.9 stable, you’re on the right track.

Release Notes and More Information

The AlmaLinux 8.9 Beta aims to improve flexibility and reliability, as well as to enhance security across hybrid environments. This release continues simplifying automation and system management. Web console enhancements simplify management tasks. Additionally, users can configure health check actions for Podman containers and vsock devices in virtual machines. Application Streams updates provide developers with flexibility and customization options without affecting the platform’s stability. The new release also provides enhanced flexibility, stability and reliability needed to support hybrid cloud innovation.

You can read more about this release by checking out the Release Notes.

What you can do to help?

Test, test, test. Your feedback is what helps make great production releases.

Please, report any bugs you may see on the Bug Tracker. Also, pop into the AlmaLinux Community Chat and join our Testing Channel, post a question on our 8.9 Beta Forum, on our AlmaLinux Community on Reddit or catch us on Twitter.

Please enjoy this Beta release, let us know what you think and stay tuned for more updates and announcements coming soon.

Happy Testing!