Alpine supports on Power

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I am pleased to announce the Alpine Linux distribution has added support for Power systems with the recent release of Alpine 3.6.

Alpine uses different approaches[1] than traditional Linux distros, thus, they were able to build a very small footprint Linux image. Version 3.6 minirootfs for Power contains less than 2Mb[2]. This small footprint capability makes it heavily favored in the containers realm[3].

Please check the Release Notes for the 3.6 release:

https://www.alpinelinux.org/posts/Alpine-3.6.0-released.html

For technical questions, please check the Community page[4].

[1]
https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Comparison_with_other_distros
[2]
http://rsync.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.6/releases/ppc64le/alpine-minirootfs-3.6.0-ppc64le.tar.gz
[3]
https://store.docker.com/images/alpine
[4]
https://alpinelinux.org/community/

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