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Oracle Linux 8.0 Released

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In early May right before the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 we saw the public beta of Oracle Linux 8 while today Oracle Linux 8.0 has been promoted to stable and production ready.

Oracle Linux 8.0 is available today as Oracle's re-build of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 and the features it brings while adding in some extras like the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel option along with D-Trace integration and other bits.

The default kernel shipped by Oracle Linux 8.0 is a Linux 4.18 derived kernel that remains compatible with Red Hat's official RHEL8 kernel package.

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Also: Announcing the Release of Oracle Linux 8

Oracle Linux hits 8.0, with a hint of deja vu…

  • Oracle Linux hits 8.0, with a hint of deja vu…

    Big Red has unleashed Oracle Linux version 8, which could the OS of choice for those using the database giant’s cloud or appliances – or who just can’t bear to see the words Red Hat (or IBM).

    The database giant took the wraps of its Linux flavour yesterday, with director of product management Simon Coter flagging up a raft of new features, including the introduction of the concept of Application Streams which allow “multiple versions of user space components [to] be delivered and updated more frequently than the core operating system packages.”

    He also flagged up improved systems management with the inclusion of the Dandified Yum package manager, which “installs, updates, and removes packages on RPM-based Linux distributions” and Cockpit, “an interactive server administration interface that offers a live Linux session via a web browser.”

Oracle Linux 8 Released

Oracle Linux 8 released and What’s New

  • Oracle Linux 8 released and What’s New

    Simon Coter (Director of Product Management) has pleased to tannounce the latest stable release of Oracle Linux 8 on 18th July 2019.

    Oracle Linux 8 ships with Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) kernel-4.18 and distributed through a combination of BaseOS and Applications Streams.

    Oracle Linux (OL, formerly known as Oracle Enterprise Linux) is a Linux distribution packaged and freely distributed by Oracle. It is compiled from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) source code, replacing Red Hat branding with Oracle’s.

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