Most common used packages included in this release. Use this for routers and servers that run from RAM.Alpine Linux 2.7.0 is an independent, security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution designed primarily for servers. Alpine Linux 2.7.0, the first release in 2.7 stable series. Since 2.6, apart from the various bug fixes, several packages have been upgraded: Linux kernel is based on 3.10.18, PHP 5.5.5, QEMU 1.6.1, Xen 4.3.1, PostgreSQL 9.3.1, Samba 4.1.0, NSD 4.0.0, Asterisk 11.6.0, Bluez 5.7, OpenSSH 6.4p1, Lua 5.2.2. Some of the desktop applications that got upgraded and are available for 2.7 include AbiWord 3.0.0, Firefox 25.0, Gnumeric 1.12.8, Evince 3.10 and virt-manager 0.10.0.
About Alpine Linux
Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited. The C library used is uClibc and the base tools are all in BusyBox. Those are normally found in embedded systems and are smaller than the tools found in GNU/Linux systems.