Michael Shigorin of BaseALT Ltd announced the release and general availability for download of the ALT Linux 8.2 computer operating system for desktops, servers, and educational organizations.

Available for both 32-bit and 64-bit installations, ALT Linux 8.2 is here with critical security fixes for various of its core components, including the Linux kernel, OpenSSL, Samba, and other, along with various bug fixes and improvements.

“BaseALT Ltd announces the release of ALT Server, ALT Workstation and ALT Education distributions version 8.2, aimed for corporate servers and desktops, educational and personal use,” reads the release announcement.

Here’s what’s new in ALT Linux 8.2

ALT Linux 8.2 now uses iucode-tool to load updated processor microcode on all editions. For desktops, ALT Workstation 8.2 comes bundled with the FreeIPA client and the Chromium web browser, which isn’t installed by default.

On the other hand, ALT Server 8.2 includes the FreeIPA server, and the console now prints the link that gives users easy access to the system management center.

The most changes are included in ALT Education 8.2, which ships with eMMC install support, VNC installation support, updated trueconf-client, Wine as a replacement for wine-vanilla, and autostart support for the bind and crond services.

A nice set of disk management utilities are included in the ALT Education 8.2 installer, among which we can mention Parted, Partclone, fdisk, gdisk, and net-tools, along with an OpenSSH client.

You can download ALT Linux 8.2 Workstation, ALT Linux 8.2 Server, and ALT Linux 8.2 Education editions right now through our website, and don’t hesitate to visit the distro’s homepage (in Russian) for more information on ALT Linux.

ALT Linux snapshots are also available for download on our website. Those who want to deploy ALT Linux on small or medium-sized businesses or for any other corporate use, are urged to contact the developers at sales at basealt.ru.