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OOW Day 2: Oracle Linux developements & news

This second day at the Oracle Open World is hotter than the previous one! Today, we focused on Oracle Linux. Oracle Linux roadmap, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) release 3 is coming in summer 2013. Oracle's strategy consists of developing the new enterprise-class kernel on state of the art hardware, which guarantees to customer to get the most of their hardware (Like Suse for SLES 11).

The Oracle Linux development team is working on many topics. But before, we will review what changed with Oracle Linux 6.x:

  • Oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall RPM is a replacement for "oracle-validated". This RPM aids in the installation of the Oracle Database.
  • The package manager (yum) has been improved with several features like patching your kernel with only CVE updates for fixing security leaks
  • BTRFS as root file system

In combination with the right yum command, you can install kernel …

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