Oracle Linux - new approach

Sat 24 March 2012 by admin

Paying for subscription or doing on your own ? Choosing the second way you probably take into consideration: CentOS or Scientific Linux, but nowadays we have another player: Oracle Linux.

We offered both the base distribution release DVDs (OL4, OL5, OL6) and the update releases, such as 5.1, 5.2 etc. this way. Today, in this announcement, we also started to make available the bugfix and security updates released in between these update releases. So the errata streams (both binary and source code) for OL4, 5 and 6 are now free for download and use from This includes uek and uek2.


Oracle Linux is slighty faster than CentOSĀ in developing and in addition it gives you UEK2 kernel with more or less stable btrfs.