Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The first stable version of the project, Rocky Linux 8.4, was released today.
The developers report:
"We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 8.4 (Green Obsidian). Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4. Since this is the first version of Rocky Linux, the following release notes only reflect changes in functionality between point releases. "
Distribution release notes include more details along with conversion tips from other members of the Enterprise Linux family:
“The community has created it tool migrate2rocky to help convert to Rocky Linux 8.4 from other Enterprise Linux systems. This tool has been tested and works, however its use is at your own risk. Community members have successfully converted Rocky Linux systems from: Alma Linux (8.4), CentOS Linux (8.4), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (8.4), and Oracle Linux (8.4).”