A highly performant and secure operating environment, Oracle Linux delivers virtualization, management, automation, and cloud native computing tools, along with the operating system, in a single, easy-to-manage support offering. Oracle Linux provides a 100% application binary compatible alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS Linux and is supported across both hybrid and multicloud environments.
Since 2006, Oracle Linux has been completely free to download and use. Free source code, binaries, and updates. Freely redistributable. Free for production use.
Search the catalog to find information about independent software vendors (ISVs) who have certified their applications to run on Oracle Linux and Virtualization. Applications certified on Oracle Linux run wherever Linux runs—on-premises, in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and in other clouds.
Holger Mueller of Constellation Research discusses the importance of DevOps automation and the benefits of AWX and Ansible-based Oracle Linux Automation Manager and Automation Engine.
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The only autonomous OS, Oracle Linux includes the latest open-standards–based virtualization and cloud native tools.
The only Linux distribution with zero-downtime automated patching for kernel, hypervisor, and critical user-space libraries.
A complete Linux solution that improves performance of all workloads and is optimized–out of the box–for Oracle software.Watch the Linux OS video (0:56)
Oracle offers 24/7 global support services delivered by a dedicated Linux support team and an automated online patching service for our premier support customers. For business-critical infrastructure, consider Oracle Linux Support.
Global, around-the-clock support for Oracle Linux, including Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Linux Manager (formerly Spacewalk), Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Container Runtime for Docker, and more.
Simplify your operations and reduce operating expenses with a single support offering that includes Oracle Linux, virtualization, management, high availability, live patching, cloud native computing tools, and more.
Oracle Linux Premier Support for releases 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 is available for ten years after the release date. After that, support can be extended for an additional three years with Oracle Linux Extended Support, followed by Lifetime Sustaining Support.
Customers are improving security, reducing downtime, simplifying operations, advancing their DevSecOps, and saving money by switching to Oracle Linux.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscriptions include Oracle Linux Premier Support at no extra charge. Oracle Linux Premier Support is also available for the most widely used third-party clouds.
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Use the industry’s most comprehensive and open Linux distribution to modernize, optimize, and secure your infrastructure.
Design an optimized, cost-effective solution for your business by embedding a feature-rich Linux distribution.
Oracle Linux 9 Update 2 and Oracle Linux 8 Update 8 for the 64-bit Intel, AMD (x86_64), and 64-bit Arm (aarch64) platforms are now generally available. These releases are 100% application binary compatible with corresponding Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 Update 2 and 8 Update 8 releases. Both releases ship with the newest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 7 Update 1 (UEK R7U1) and Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) packages.
- Offline upgrades
- Enhanced containerized management
- Updated observability stack
- Facilitated security and compliance management
- Improved networking management
Oracle Linux is free to download and distribute.
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