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Oracle Linux RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux

Last Update: 2018-04-18 12:04 UTC


Oracle Linux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution supported by Oracle and built from source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Some of the special features of Oracle Linux include a custom-build and rigorously-tested Linux kernel called "Oracle Unbreakable Kernel", tight integration with Oracle's hardware and software products including most database applications, and "zero downtime patching" - a feature that enables administrators to update the kernel without a reboot.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 103 (115), 6 months: 84 (127), 3 months: 107 (101), 4 weeks: 112 (90), 1 week: 116 (54)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 11 review(s).


Oracle Summary
Distribution Oracle Linux
Home Page http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/index.html
Mailing Lists https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/
User Forums https://community.oracle.com/community/server_%26_storage_systems/linux/oracle_linux
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://docs.oracle.com/en/operating-systems/?tab=2
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://community.oracle.com/docs/DOC-917963
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Related Websites Oracle FAQsOracle-BaseWikipedia
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-04-18: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.5
 • 2017-09-09: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.4
 • 2017-03-28: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 6.9
 • 2016-11-11: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.3
 • 2015-11-26: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.2
 • 2015-07-31: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 6.7
 • 2015-03-17: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.1
 • 2014-10-23: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 6.6
 • 2014-09-26: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 5.11
 • 2014-07-23: Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 7.0
 • 2014-06-26: Development Release: Oracle Linux 7 RC
 • 2014-04-11: Development Release: Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta 1
 • More Oracle releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 7.5 6.9 5.11 4.8
Release Date 2018-04-17 2017-03-28 2014-09-25 2009-06-02
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 4200-4300      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- OO.o
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd Upstart SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, XFS ext4, XFS ext3 ext3
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List 7.5 6.9 5.11 4.8
Package 7.5 6.9 5.11 4.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.4.1 1.1.0 1.0.17 1.0.6
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0
bind (9.13.3) 9.9.4 9.8.2rc1 9.3.6-P1 9.2.4
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.5 4.1.1-P1 3.0.5 3.0.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.39 1.35
firefox (62.0.3) 52.7.0 45.7.0 24.7.0 3.0.7
freetype (2.9.1) 2.4.11 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9
gcc (8.2.0) 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.22 2.6.9 2.2.13 2.0.5
glibc (2.28) 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4
gnome-shell (3.30.1) 3.26.2 -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta 0.97 0.97 0.95
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.26 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13
httpd (2.4.35) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.2 0.47 -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- 1.0.5 -- 0.11.14
kmod (25) 20 -- -- --
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) -- -- -- 1.1.5
linux (4.18.14) 4.1.12 4.1.12 2.6.39 2.6.9
Package 7.5 6.9 5.11 4.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) 5.5.56 -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.2) 17.2.3 11.0.7 6.5.1 6.8.2
mysql (8.0.12) -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.22
nautilus (3.30.2) 3.22.3 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u161 8u121 1.7.0 --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a
perl (5.28.0) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5
php (7.2.11) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10
postgresql (10.5) 9.2.23 8.4.20 8.1.23 7.4.19
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.2 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3
samba (4.9.1) 4.7.1 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.33
systemd (239) 219 -- -- --
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- -- -- 1.5.0.12
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.3
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.19.5 1.17.4 1.1.1 (6.8.2)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Oracle Linux

Average rating
8.0
from 11 review(s)



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Version: 7.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-12
Votes: 1


I installed Oracle as a desktop workstation and as an alternative to CentOS and RHEL. It is one of the best enterprise distros because it has binary compatibility with RHEL but the kernel is much newer, almost as new as in ubuntu. I was able to install proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers without hassle, I mean everything like in CentOS. GUI is a little bit old but If you like KDE plasma 4 it is great choice. KDE can be strongly customized to your needs. Not many people use Oracle as a desktop but I strongly recommend it to a daily work. I don't play with fancy system stuff offered by many distributions, I just use my software on solid base. For me It would be amazing to have a choice to install newer GUI but anyway Oracle works nicely.


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Version: 7.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-20
Votes: 3


Installed and runs flawlessly on my AMD Opteron that is 7 years old. Speaks volumes about low resource usage and compatibility. I also like the binary compatibility with RHEL and CentOS


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Version: 6.9
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-20
Votes: 0


I think it is not only a solid OS, but I think ORACLE got it right!!!

Great!!


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