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Information about Alpine Linux 3.8.0

Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited. The C library used is uClibc and the base tools are all in BusyBox. Those are normally found in embedded systems and are smaller than the tools found in GNU/Linux systems.

Alpine Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution designed with performance and security in mind. The projects latest release, Alpine Linux 3.8.0, includes support for Raspberry Pi 3 computers and the 64-bit ARM (aarch64) architecture. The distribution has also added support for the Crystal language. The release announcement reports: "We are pleased to announce the release of Alpine Linux 3.8.0, the first in the v3.8 stable series. New features and noteworthy new packages: support netboot on all architectures; add arm64 (aarch64) Raspberry Pi image; add support for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ; support ISO image on s390x (KVM installation); end of support for hardened kernel (unofficial Grsecurity); Support for Crystal language. Significant updates: Linux kernel 4.14, Go 1.10, Node.js 8.11 (LTS), Rust 1.26, Ruby 2.5, PHP 7.2, ghc 8.4, OCaml 4.06, R 3.5, JRuby 9.2. Thanks to everyone sending in patches, bug reports, and new and updated aports. The full list of changes can be found in the git log and bug tracker.

Related Links: Alpine Linux Forum, Alpine Linux Reviews, Alpine Linux Screencasts, Official website
Supported Architectures: 386, AMD x86-64, ARM
Related Topics: Firewall, High Security, Server

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Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited. The C library used is uClibc and the base tools are all in BusyBox. Those are normally found in embedded systems and are smaller than the tools found in GNU/Linux systems.


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