ORACLE HAS ANNOUNCED the release of its Linux distribution Oracle Linux 7.
Oracle Linux 7 is the latest release of the company's version of its enterprise grade Linux flavour that is a fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This latest release adds a range of features including XFS, Btrfs, Linux Containers (LXC), Dtrace, Ksplice, Xen enhancements and the Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3.
"Oracle Linux continues to provide the most flexible options for customers and partners, allowing them to easily innovate, collaborate, and create enterprise-grade solutions," said Oracle SVP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering Wim Coekaerts.
"With Oracle Linux 7, users have more freedom to choose the technologies and solutions that best meet their business objectives. Oracle Linux allows users to benefit from an open approach for emerging technologies, like Openstack, and allows them to meet the performance and reliability requirements of the modern data center."
The company recently won a court case against Google after successfully arguing that the APIs used in Google's Android mobile operating system infringed Oracle copyrights.
The Oracle Linux 7 operating system is freely downloadable and distributable with updates and security fixes subsequently available from Oracle Yum servers. A paid option is also available for anyone wishing to buy Oracle support.
Oracle Linux 7 has a 10-year production lifecycle, or lifetime support for subscribers, with additional upgrade support available for users of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. µ