ALT Linux Workstation, ALT Linux Server, ALT Linux Education arrive based on P9


A of the main trends in modern development of computer technology is the variety of hardware platforms, even in Russia, where there are own developments in processor architectures. Workstations and servers in Russian processors are in demand today in the public sector, in education and health, in large companies and law enforcement agencies, in all organizations implementing large-scale import substitution programs. scale.

For this sector There is a Linux distro that offers different solutions. And is that recently the launch of three new products based on version 9.0 of the platform ALT Linux (P9 Vaccinium), of which are Alt workstation 9, Alt Server 9, Alt Education 9.

For those who are unfamiliar with ALT Linux, you should know that this was founded in 2001 by the merger of two large open source projects in Russia. In 2008, it grew into a large organization that develops and implements free software, writes technical literature and documentation, supports users, and develops custom products.

ALT Linux is a distribution what is designed to develop, test, distribute, update and support solutions complex complexes of a wide range, from embedded devices to enterprise servers and data centers.

About the new versions of ALT Linux P9

When creating ALT Linux version 9.0 distributions for a wide range of hardware platforms, Alt developers focused on the needs of corporate clients, educational institutions and individuals.


These new versions of ALT Linux are available simultaneously for seven Russian and foreign hardware platforms for the first time. Since Alt Linux now runs on the following processors:

  • ALT Linux 9 Workstation for 32-bit and 64-bit processors, AArch64, NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer kit, Raspberry Pi 3 and others.
  • ALT Linux 9 Server for 32-bit and 64-bit processors, AArch64, Huawei Kunpeng, ThunderX, ppc64le, Yadro 8 and 9, OpenPower, e2k / e2kv4.
  • ALT Linux 9 Education for 32-bit and 64-bit processors, AArch64, NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer kit, Raspberry Pi 3 and others.

Compilation for all architectures is exclusively native since the images for ARM / MIPS include several options for their launch in QEMU. In addition to expanding the range of hardware platforms, other significant enhancements have been implemented for the different versions of Alt 9.0:

  • APT (system tool for installing, updating and removing software packages) received support for rpmlib (FileDigests), which will allow you to install third-party packages (Yandex Browser, Chrome and others) without repackaging and many other improvements.
  • The LibreOffice office suite is implemented in two versions: Still for corporate clients and Fresh for experimenters and advanced users.
  • Implemented support for current GOST algorithms.
  • The distribution of ALT to new hardware platforms continues. In particular, it is planned to release versions for systems on Baikal-M and Raspberry Pi 4.
  • An Application Center is available where you can search for the free program you want in various categories (educational, office, multimedia work, etc.) and install it on your computer.
  • Options for Elbrus processors are available upon written request to legal entities that sign the NDA with MCST.

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How to get ALT Linux P9?

For those who are interested in being able to try any of the new versions of ALT Linux, should go to the official website of the distribution where, where you can download the version of your choice with the desktop environment of your choice.

The link is this.

On the other hand, it is important to mention that users of distributions created in ALT Linux p8 can update the system from the p9 branch of the Sisyphus repository.

For new corporate users, it is possible to get trial versions, and private users are traditionally invited to download the necessary version of Alt OS for free from the Bazalt SPO website or from the new download site

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