Oracle Releases Linux 6.2 With Driver Upgrades

The operating system is offered for both x86-32 and x86-64 processors and ships with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel version 2.6.32-300.3.1.el6uek as well as the Red Hat Compatible Kernel version 2.6.32-220.el6. Both Kernels are installed by default.

The new release updates version 6.1, which was published on June 1. The software comes with 16 network driver updates as well as a dozen storage driver upgrades.

Oracle Linux is made available as a free download, requires, however a paid service contract with Oracle. Oracle customers can download the operating system here. According to the company, the operating system is designed to deliver enterprise features and is claimed to be 75 percent faster than RHEL. Oracle also states that its Linux versions "provides data integrity, better security, and improved application uptime" as well as "zero downtime patching".

According to the company, there are about 8000 enterprise customers who are using this Linux distribution.

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  • To be honest, this is the first time I hear about this version of Linux.
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  • HansVonOhainTo be honest, this is the first time I hear about this version of Linux.


    Me too :D So, unbreakable kernel... how much they wanna bet I'll "break it"? :D A careless tweak to initramfs and a kernel update today cost me 30 minutes of my time; ANYTHING is breakable :lol:
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  • HansVonOhainTo be honest, this is the first time I hear about this version of Linux.


    Yeah, "Linux 6.2", they must really be ahead of the curve while the rest of us is using Linux 3.1, at best...
    (A big fail in the headline).
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