8.3? Pah! Old news. 📰 Say "Hello" to the newest distro on the block. AlmaLinux OS 8.4 Beta for all your testing needs. Now with Secure Boot goodness baked right in.

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Beta Release

Following the tremendously successful release of the 8.3 Stable release on March 30th the AlmaLinux Community is proud to announce the availability of AlmaLinux OS 8.4 Beta. Now we know everyone is all excited and all, we are too, but we do need to remind everyone that this is a BETA release and 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 8.4 stable, you're on the right track.

Release Notes and More Information

You can read more about it by checking out the Release Notes. The biggest change you'll notice is that the #1 most requested feature, Secure Boot, is now fully supported in this release. Other changes include some new modules streams and some compiler updates. You can also find a link to the upstream release notes there, which will provide you with a complete list of changes and updates to this release.

What you can do to help?

Test, test, test. We want your feedback and we want to help. Found something wonky? Let us know. See something that doesn't look quite right? Tell us. Hear strange noises emanating from the back of your server? Well we probably can't help with that one but you maaaay wanna get that checked out. Seriously though, please report any bugs you may see on the Bug Tracker. You can also pop into our IRC Channel to chat, ask a question on our 8.4 Beta Forum or post something on our AlmaLinux Community on Reddit.

Can you even think of a better way to spend the upcoming weekend? We certainly can't. So please, enjoy this Beta release, let us know what you think and stay tuned for more updates and announcements coming real soon.

Happy Hacking!