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COMPARE: AlmaLinux vs CentOS

The release of AlmaLinux in 2021 was spurred by the change of CentOS Linux from an enterprise-stable operating system to an upstream development branch of RHEL. With AlmaLinux being branded as a replacement for CentOS, and giving users the option to migrate to AlmaLinux from CentOS, you may be wondering what the differences are between these operating systems.

In this guide, we’ll look at what makes AlmaLinux and CentOS so similar, and why new differences between the distributions are causing many to distro hop.