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Announcing Oracle Linux 6.4

The Oracle
Linux team is pleased to announce the availability of Oracle Linux 6.4,
the fourth update release for Oracle Linux 6. The individual RPM packages have
already been published from our public yum repository and ISO images will
soon be available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Oracle Linux
6.4 includes new features and improvements, most notably a new version of the
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. For further details, please see the Oracle Linux 6.4 Release Notes.

Oracle Linux customers also have access to a number of recently announced unique features/benefits, including:

Support
for XFS file system
: Today we also announced support for XFS file system in Oracle Linux. It is now
available for customers with Premier Support subscriptions using Oracle Linux
6. Read the XFS support blog article for more details.

Ksplice
offline client:
We recently
announced a new feature in our Ksplice service,
known as the Ksplice offline client. Ksplice provides zero downtime
updates for your kernel and now this new option eliminates the requirement to
have a direct connection to the internet to apply Ksplice patches. Read more
details in Wim Coekaerts’ blog and watch this video describing updating and patching in Oracle Linux.

DTrace for
Oracle Linu
x: Another new addition is the general availability of DTrace
for Oracle Linux
. DTrace is a comprehensive
dynamic tracing framework available to Oracle Linux customers. It is available to download from ULN for supported customers. 

Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used
and distributed free of charge, including updates and errata which are also freely available.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Kal Heer Thursday, February 28, 2013

    Unintentionally, did a "yum update" on my 64bit 6.3 OEL before I played around with another Virtualbox VM build and I'm now at 6.4.. but doesn't seem to be playing ball as boot up is just staying on the "startup" screen.. may have to download the iso..?


  • guest Sunday, March 3, 2013

    How different is this from RHEL6.4?


  • guest Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Does Oracle Linux have Media Art Website for making CD Labels.

    Fedora has one.


  • guest Saturday, March 9, 2013

    I wonder if I can use Oracle Linux 6 as a Xen Dom0 Host? I've installed the OS but can't find any option to do that. Thanks for any input!


  • guest Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    Does this include support for pNFS clients?


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