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Oracle Linux

An open and complete operating environment, Oracle Linux delivers virtualization, management, and cloud native computing tools, along with the operating system, in a single support offering. Oracle Linux is 100% application binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Why customers choose Oracle Linux

Customers are improving security, reducing downtime, simplifying operations, and saving money by switching to Oracle Linux.

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Open and modern

Designed for hybrid cloud

The only autonomous OS, Oracle Linux includes the latest open-standards–based virtualization and cloud native tools.

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Secure and compliant

Automated patching without reboot

Oracle's OS is the only Linux distribution with zero-downtime automated patching for kernel, hypervisor, and critical user-space libraries.

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Optimized and complete

An integrated suite of optimized tools

A complete solution, Oracle Linux improves performance of all workloads and is optimized—out of the box—for Oracle software.

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Oracle Linux Support

Oracle Linux, which is 100% application binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is free to download, use, and share. There is no license cost, no need for a contract, and no usage audits. For business-critical infrastructure, consider Oracle Linux Support.


Cost-effective, 24/7 enterprise-grade support

Global, around-the-clock support for Oracle Linux, including Oracle Enterprise Manager, Spacewalk, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Container Runtime for Docker, and more.


  • 24/7 telephone and online support
  • Around-the-clock access to enhancements, updates, and errata
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager for Linux Management
  • Spacewalk support
  • High availability with Oracle Clusterware
  • Oracle Container Runtime for Docker

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Comprehensive operating environment support

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.


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Move to new releases when you’re ready

Oracle Linux Premier Support for releases 5, 6, 7, and 8 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.


  • 24/7 telephone and online support
  • Unlimited service requests
  • Critical security errata and select high-impact bug fixes
  • Premier entitlements

Oracle Linux customer successes

Customers are improving security, reducing downtime, simplifying operations, advancing their DevSecOps, and saving money by switching to Oracle Linux.

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Oracle Linux deployment options

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March 31, 2020

Announcing the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 for Oracle Linux

Simon Coter, Senior Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux provides the latest open source innovations and business-critical performance and security optimizations for cloud and on-premises deployment. Based on the mainline Linux kernel Release 5.4, this release includes many upstream enhancements.

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