In this article, you will learn about Rocky Linux 8.3 download.
Rocky Linux is another Linux distribution. And it is also based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux but not completely. The community is working to make it different so it will be always in hands of the community. Also, they are trying to write an entirely different strategy to keep it always free and open.
From 2004, CentOS was a trusted, and secure enterprise-ready distribution that was based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). In 2020, Red Hat announced to make a change in the distro and they named it CentOS Stream. and it will exist as an upstream vendor. CentOS was founded by Gregory Kurtzer. And now he began a new project and named it
Rocky Linux which also inherit the original goals of CentOS.
The main feature of Rocky Linux will be downstream built as it was in CentOS earlier. That means it will only release when the upstream vendor added it, not before. The motto of Rocky Linux is: Rocky Linux will never be controlled, purchased, or otherwise influenced by a single entity or organization.
The name Rocky Linux came from Rocky McGaugh, who was Co-Founder along with Gregory Kurtzer for the CentOS project.
As per Rocky Linux Project Founder Gregory Kurtzer, The current ETA for the initial release is
March 31 under the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation. So you have to wait till 31 March and after then you will be able to download it. If you want you can visit the official website by clicking on the link Rocky Linux.
Update: As per new update, they are going to release it on April 30, 2021.
After long time wait and new release date, finally it has been released and you can go on download page by clicking below link.
But, for now, you can not install it in a production environment. Also, I suggest first install on Virtual Box or VMware Workstation or VMware Player, or any other virtual platform and check it and then move to a physical testing machine.
In conclusion, I can say that it is a good Linux distro. And you can believe in this new project. Also, it is lead by the best people. So let’s see the new Rocky Linux. If you like then you can write your comments in the comment section and tell us about it, what do you think?.