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Oracle Linux 5.8 has been released

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We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 5 Update 8. RPM packages for direct installation/upgrade are available for Oracle Linux Support Customers from the Unbreakable Linux Network. Individual packages of the initial release are also available for download from our public yum repository. ISO installation images of the distribution will be made available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (aka E-Delivery) shortly or look for external mirror sites. If you require ISO images before they are available from there, please request these via a Metalink service request or log into My Oracle Support and search for patch 13801642.

This distribution includes the latest release of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 1 (version 2.6.32-300.10.1, based on mainline Linux 2.6.32), which includes a number of important bug fixes and driver updates. Please see the release notes for a detailed list of changes and improvements.

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  • guest Monday, March 5, 2012


    I'd like to have an Oracle OS on my desktop PC. But my big problem was with install / uninstall. On windows we install an .exe with a double click.

    Is this solved on Linux?

    Are there some videos on Youtube?

    (I met Oracle DB on a HP UX system few years ago. That was a "milestone" for me :-). It was really unbreakable).

    How to become comfortable with Linux ? (Sorry, I feel frustration; I feel lack of info. Give me some links, please; I will start practice again :-).

    Thank You.

  • Lenz Grimmer Monday, March 5, 2012

    Thanks for your interest in Oracle Linux. Installing and removing software in Linux is usually very easy. Applications are made available via "package repositories". You simply select the applications you want to install (or remove), the RPM package manager takes care of installing the required bits - similar to an "app store". Oracle Linux ships with a wide range of software already, but you can add additional third-party repositories as well. See the following blog post on the OTN Garage blog for more info: https://blogs.oracle.com/OTNGarage/entry/pimp_my_ride_installing_additional

    To get started with Oracle Linux, I suggest you join our Oracle Linux Forum at https://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=822

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