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CentOS Alternative AlmaLinux 8.7 Is Out with Security Improvements, New Packages
The AlmaLinux OS Foundation announces the general availability of AlmaLinux 8.7 as a free and open-source alternative to CentOS Linux and RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) operating systems.
AlmaLinux 8.7 is here six months after the AlmaLinux 8.6 release based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 operating system, with which is 1:1 binary compatible. This release is powered by Linux kernel 4.18.0-423.el8 and it’s supported on 64-bit (x86_64), AArch64 (ARM64), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64le), and IBM System z (s390x) architectures.
Highlights include improved defense information system agency (DISA) technical guides, important security updates to the Network Security Services (NSS) libraries that change the minimum key size for all RSA operations from 128 to 1023 bits, as well as updates and improvements to infrastructure services and dynamic programming languages.