By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | August 18, 2021 -- 21:34 GMT (14:34 PDT) | Topic: Cloud
When Red Hat, CentOS's Linux parent company, announced it was "shifting focus from CentOS Linux, the rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), to CentOS Stream, which tracks just ahead of a current RHEL release," the move annoyed many CentOS users. So, commercial CentOS distributor CloudLinux announced it would create a new CentOS clone, Lenix. Now, under a new name, AlmaLinux OS, this new business Linux is available in more markets than ever.
In its latest move to commercial adoption, AlmaLinux is now ready to run on the Azure marketplace. Images are available for both Gen1 and Gen2 and are deployable from the Azure portal. You can also get it up and running using the Azure shell utility as well as from the marketplace link. The software cost to get going with AlmaLinux? Free. Zero. Nada.