Alpine Linux 3.15 Released with Linux 5.15 LTS, GNOME 41, and UEFI Secure Boot Support

Posted by hanuca on Nov 24, 2021 4:23 PM EST
9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor
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The Alpine Linux development team released today Alpine Linux 3.15 as the latest stable version of this lightweight and security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on musl libc, OpenRC, and BusyBox.

Alpine Linux 3.15 is here more than five months after Alpine Linux 3.14 to provide those who want to use this security-oriented distribution on their computers. As you can imagine, this is a major update and it’s the first release of Alpine Linux to be powered by the latest and greatest Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series.

Highlights of this release include initial support for UEFI Secure Boot on the 64-bit (x86_64) architecture, support for disk encryption in the installer, support for out-of-tree kernel modules via AKMS (inspired by DKMS), gzip compressed kernel modules, and SimpleDRM as default in-kernel framebuffer driver for a flicker-free boot.

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