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09 Aug 2017
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Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 Reaches General Availability [65504]
ServerWatch, August 9th, 2017

"Oracle has released the latest update of its Oracle Linux operating system, providing organizations with a freely-available enterprise Linux operating system.

Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 release that first debuted on August 1. Oracle LinuxOracle has been building its own Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux since October 2006.

A key difference between Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux however is in the Linux kernel. Oracle Linux has long offered a Red Hat-Compatible Kernel as well as its own Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux (UEK). The UEK is optimized for Oracle application deployment, including Oracle's enterprise database..."
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08 Aug 2017
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Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 General Availability [65527]
By: Scott Lynn

Scott blogs, "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 for x86-64 servers.

The Oracle Linux operating system is an open foundation for the cloud. It is developed and extensively tested with demanding enterprise workloads like Oracle Database as well as many third-party applications in public and private clouds.

While Oracle Linux is open source and includes standard technologies, tools, and features, Oracle extends the release to deliver a complete, integrated, and supported platform for performance-driven production workloads. In addition to the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK), Oracle supplies the optimized Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux (UEK), which was first developed to support highly scalable Oracle Database, applications and Oracle Engineered Systems. Oracle provides flexible and cost-effective Linux support and the updates and software releases are free to download and distribute..."
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31 Jul 2017
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Monday Spotlight: Oracle Linux Newsletter July Issue [65419]
By Zeynep Koch

Zeynep blogs, "Hot off the press is our Oracle Linux Newsletter, July Edition. Read about latest updates, exciting news, and other information about Oracle Linux offerings. If you haven't subscribe to it, here's the link to register to receive the quarterly updates from Linux team..."
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20 Jul 2017
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Training Thursdays: Streamlined Oracle OpenStack Installation [65077]
By: Antoinette Osullivan

Antoinette blogs, "Oracle OpenStack is packaged as a set of Docker images for streamlining installation and running within Docker containers which eliminates the need to install components individually and directly on nodes. You can install Oracle OpenStack from the Oracle Container Registry.

By taking the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started seminar, you will see the steps involved in achieving a multi-node deployment as well as troubleshooting tips..."
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06 Jul 2017
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Training Thursdays: Oracle Linux On Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service [64796]
By Antoinette Osullivan

Antoinette writes, "You can used Oracle Linux across different deployment types, benefiting from this optimized operating system equally well no matter what solution you choose.

One of the great things about Oracle Cloud is that it includes full Oracle Linux support. Watch these 4 demos to see how Oracle Linux users can get started on the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service:

  • Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services Overview (10 minutes)
  • Create Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services Virtual Cloud Network (13 minutes)
  • Launch an Oracle Linux instance on the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services (12 minutes)
  • Attach a Block Volume to an Oracle Linux instance on the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services (10 minutes)

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27 Jun 2017
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Announcing the release of Docker 17.03 CE [64646]
By Avi Miller

Avi blogs, "Oracle is pleased to announce the release of Docker 17.03 CE (Community Edition) for Oracle Linux 7.

Docker allows you to create and distribute applications across Oracle Linux systems and other operating systems that support Docker. Docker consists of the Docker Engine, which packages and runs the applications, and the Docker Hub and Docker Store, which share the applications in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud..."
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