An Open Source, community owned and governed, forever-free enterprise Linux distribution, focused on long-term stability, providing a robust production-grade platform. AlmaLinux OS is 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL® and pre-Stream CentOS.
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AlmaLinux OS is an open-source, community-driven Linux operating system that fills the gap left by the discontinuation of the CentOS Linux stable release. AlmaLinux OS is a 1:1 binary compatible clone of RHEL® guided and built by the community.
As a standalone, completely free OS, AlmaLinux OS enjoys $1M in annual sponsorship from CloudLinux Inc and support from other sponsors. Ongoing development efforts are governed by the members of the community.
The AlmaLinux OS Foundation is a 501(c)(6) non-profit created for the benefit of the AlmaLinux OS community.
AlmaLinux supports 4 architectures:
AlmaLinux provides official images for cloud providers:
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
AlmaLinux provides official OCI, Docker and UBI compatible images.
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Get OCI Image from Quay.io
AlmaLinux builds Live Media images for GNOME, GNOME Mini, KDE, XFCE and MATE options.
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AlmaLinux provides official images for Vagrant:
AlmaLinux images are available for LXC/LXD.
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AlmaLinux builds Raspberry Pi images, and also with GNOME desktop environment.
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Run the AlmaLinux terminal environment on Windows.
Get AlmaLinux for WSL
AlmaLinux OS is an enterprise-grade server OS and a stable Linux distribution with regular releases that come with a long support windows. You can rely on AlmaLinux OS to run any and every critical workloads.
AlmaLinux OS Foundation members, sponsors and partners back the AlmaLinux OS with investments and long support commitments to ensure the distribution is free of limitations, fees and charges.
Switching distributions is usually costly and time-consuming, but that’s not the case when switching from CentOS and other RHEL® derivatives to AlmaLinux OS. Switching is easy - read how.