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AlmaLinux 8.6 "Sky Tiger" Beta - Now Available

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AlmaLinux 8.6 Beta is now available

Hello World! We proudly present to you AlmaLinux 8.6 Beta “Sky Tiger” for x86_64, ARM and ppc64le architectures.

Installation ISOs are available on mirrors now. Cloud and container images are in progress, so stay tuned for these in the next few days.

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 8.6 stable, you’re on the right track.

Release Notes and More Information

The AlmaLinux 8.6 Beta contains web console enhancements and some brand new System Roles to to make system administration simpler. Security updates include upstream versions for the SCAP Security Guide, OpenSCAP and other packages among other improvements. 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 8.6 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!