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12 Jun 2017
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Announcing Oracle Linux 5 Extended Support [64354]
By Scott Lynn

Scott blogs, "Oracle is pleased to offer Extended Support for Oracle Linux 5 - effective June 27, 2017, and ending on June 26, 2020.

The Oracle Linux operating system is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. As part of our commitment to openness and flexibility, Oracle Linux 5 Extended Support gives you greater choice about when to move your systems to a new generation of Linux software..."
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08 Jun 2017
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Oracle Linux on Oracle Compute Cloud Service [64161]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette blogs, "Oracle Linux has been proven as an operating system of choice for the cloud through deployment of 5.5 million users on Oracle Cloud. The following series of videos are designed to help you on your first steps using Oracle Linux on Oracle Compute Cloud Service: ..."
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05 Jun 2017
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Latest Ksplice Demo for Zero Downtime Updates [64162]
By Zeynep Koch

Zeynep Koch blogs, "One of the main discussions in the corporations lately is how to protect their company from hackers and external attacks. Major reason for these attacks are usually are using the older versions of OS, not applying the CVE patches on time and bad password practices.

Watch this video by Jamie Iles, our Product Manager for Ksplice to see how he easily applies the patches without downtime...."
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26 May 2017
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Introducing UEK4 and DTrace on Oracle Linux for SPARC [63819]
By Wim Coekaerts

Wim blogs, "About 2 months ago we released the first version of Oracle Linux 6, Update 7 for SPARC. That was the same version of Oracle Linux used in Exadata SL6. OL6 installed on T4, T5 and T7 systems but it did not yet support the S7 processors/systems. It contained support for the various M7 processor features (DAX, ADI, crypto,...), gcc optimizations to support better code generation for SPARC, important optimizations in functions like memcpy() etc.

We also introduced support for Linux as the control domain (guest domain worked before). So this was the first time one could use Linux as the control domain with a vdiskserver, vswitch and virtual console driver. For this release we based the kernel on UEK2 (2.6.39).

The development team has been hard at work doing a number of things.."
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05 May 2017
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Spacewalk 2.6 [63132]
By Avi Miller

Avi blogs, "Spacewalk 2.6 Server is now available for both Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 6 with client support for Oracle Linux 7, Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 5.

In addition to numerous fixes and other small enhancements, the Spacewalk 2.6 release includes the following significant features:..."
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10 Apr 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Running Oracle Linux as a Logical Domain on SPARC [62440]
By Jeff Savit

Jeff blogs, "Oracle recently announced Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) available as a developer release for the benefit of developers and partners. Now you can install Oracle Linux in a guest domain under Oracle VM Server for SPARC managed by Oracle VM Manager or OpenStack.

A simple installation in a logical domain could look like the following commands, which define a simple guest domain with 4 CPU cores (32 virtual CPU threads), 32GB of RAM, a single network device, and a virtual disk and the install iso image..."
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