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AlmaLinux – enterprise Linux distribution, focused on long-term stability

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 an Enterprise Linux distro, binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and guided and built by the community.

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Working state:Active
Desktop:GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:RPM (dnf)
Release Model:Fixed release
Platforms:aarch64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Developer:The AlmaLinux OS Foundation
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.

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