AlmaLinux promises continued RHEL compatibility


Despite Red Hat making it more difficult to use RHEL code, AlmaLinux has adjusted course, relying on ABI compatibility to deliver a RHEL alternative for the Enterprise Linux ecosystem. Moving forward, AlmaLinux plans to continue contributing upstream to CentOS Stream, Fedora, and Linux in general.

At the time of writing, AlmaLinux has announced the first releases using the new build process, beta versions of AlmaLinux 8.9 and 9.3, so you can see for yourself how ABI compatibility works.

This article was made possible by support from AlmaLinux OS Foundation through Linux New Media's Topic Subsidy Program (

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