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The AlmaLinux Foundation announces the general availability of AlmaLinux 9.1 as the first minor update to the latest and greatest AlmaLinux 9 operating systems for those who want a free and open-source alternative to RHEL 9 or CentOS Stream 9.

Based on the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 operating system, AlmaLinux 9.1 is here a 1:1 binary compatible distro with RHEL, it’s powered by Linux kernel 5.14.0-160.el9, and it’s available for 64-bit (x86_64), AArch64 (ARM64), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64le), and IBM System z (s390x) architectures.

This release was announced during the SuperComputing 2022 (SC22) HPC Conference focusing on security and open hybrid cloud innovation. It introduces Keylime, a remote machine attestation tool that uses the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) technology to let you verify and continuously monitor the integrity of your remote machines.

In addition, AlmaLinux 9.1 comes with SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) 3.4, a release that introduces new features like support for SHA-256 in the semodule tool, new policy utilities in the libsepol-utils package, and parallel relabeling to improve relabeling performance. XMLStarlet, a new tool to parse, transform, query, validate, and edit XML files, is also present in this release, which was also added to the AlmaLinux 8.7 release earlier this week.