On October 10, we released version 8.9 beta of the EuroLinux operating system, which lets you test technical innovations and compatibility with the upcoming EuroLinux 8.9. The new version of the system includes updated developer software (LLVM 16, Rust 1.71, Go 1.20), kernel version 4.18.0-513 and Java version 21. The list of new features is more extensive. SCAP Security Guide has been updated, and now includes improved rules to provide more consistent configuration, while stream 20 has been added to the Node.js module.
At the beginning of the article, we will describe the technical advantages and features of the EuroLinux ecosystem, and then provide links to the release notes documents along with the launch documentation.
As of version 8.3, EuroLinux is available both as a paid supported subscription and free of charge in the Open Core model. The advantage of such a solution is to deliver the greatest possible value to users and the community. It is a modern, transparent and responsible business model.
As of version 8.3, every user of EuroLinux and EuroLinux containers receives a complete system with updates released at the same time for users using the paid and free versions.
The paid version of the system additionally provides the following::
- direct technical support from the manufacturer,
- the access to additional intermediate packages (if the support service requires it),
- the ability to influence product development.
The system is also available at no charge in the released version of EuroLinux 9 and EuroLinux 9 Desktop. The freeware edition is fully functional, but does not include commercial support for the product.
The complete stack – all system releases
EuroLinux is available and supported in versions 9.x, 8.x, 7.x and 6.x. This allows it to be used as the only system in your organization's ecosystem.
The latest supported versions of EuroLinux are:
- 9.2 – fully supported system (version 9.3 beta is being developed),
- 8.9 beta – development version,
- 8.8 – fully supported system,
- 7.9 – fully supported system.
The complete stack – more than a system
In addition to the operating system, we offer a number of other versatile products. All of them are based on open source projects and together form a useful technology stack. These include:
- EuroAP – Java application server compatible with JBoss® EAP,
- EuroDB – database platform based on PostgreSQL,
- EuroSSO – complete Single Sign-On backend,
- EuroTower – Ansible® automation management platform,
- EuroStorage – Ceph™-based software-defined storage (SDS) platform,
- EuroIQ – hybrid cloud management platform,
- EuroMan – Linux update management platform.
EuroLinux Desktop Live
We also encourage you to test the Live ISO of EuroLinux Desktop. This is a very well-received modern operating system that combines the reliability and security of the Enterprise Linux distribution with the look and functionality of Windows® and macOS®.
More information about EuroLinux Desktop can be found at: https://en.euro-linux.com/eurolinux/desktop/
The release notes are located in the open documentation: EuroLinux 8.9 beta Release Notes https://docs.euro-linux.com/release-notes/8.9-beta/
System installation and installation images
An abbreviated installation of the system, along with information on where to download the installation media, is described in the EuroLinux 8 Jump Start open documentation: https://docs.euro-linux.com/jumpstarts/8-jumpstart/
Installation images for the beta version are available for you to download at the link: https://fbi.cdn.euro-linux.com/isos/beta