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.