Alpine Linux 3.16.0 Now Available to Download

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The developers of Alpine Linux have announced the availability of the Alpine Linux 3.16.0 version. The latest version of the distro incorporates numerous bug fixes and hardware support enhancements.

For our readers who don’t know, Alpine Linux is considered to be a lightweight and secure GNU/Linux distro. Being lightweight, Alpine Linux can run on systems having lower specs.

Alpine Linux 3.16.0 is shipped with Linux kernel 5.15.41-0-LTS and fined tuned for better hardware support in setup scripts. Additionally, the 3.16.0 release allows the creation of an administrator and works better than ever on NVMe SSDs.

The release brings several new scripts that allow admins to install GNOME Plasma, add SSH keys and Install the Xfce option during new users’ setup. The php7 package has been shifted to the test repository this implies that the package will be replaced with an updated PHP 8.0 version.

Following packages are added/updated in the latest update:

  • Ruby 3.1
  • Rust 1.60
  • GNOME 42
  • KDE Plasma 5.24 / KDE Applications 22.04 / Plasma Mobile Gear 22.04
  • Python 3.10
  • PHP 8.1
  • R 4.2
  • Xen 4.16
  • Podman 4.0
  • Go 1.18
  • LLVM 13
  • Node.js 18.2

Furthermore, the sudo command has been migrated to the community repository; this implies that just the stable release branch will receive the security updates. Meanwhile, Alpine Linux developers suggest doas and doas-sudo ship alternates.

Last but not least Alpine Linux 3.16.0 moves SDL 1.2 to SDL 1.2 thereby bringing numerous enhancements in Wayland and Pipewire.

You can download the Alpine Linux 3.16.0 ISO files from the following link:

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