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Oracle Linux 7 is now available

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud. Features include:


  • Btrfs Oracle Linux 7
  • XFS 
  • Linux Containers (LXC)
  • DTrace
  • Ksplice for zero-downtime kernel security updates and bug fixes
  • Xen enhancements
  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3
  • systemd, a new service and system manager
  • Grub2 as the default boot loader with support for additional firmware types, such as UEFI
  • Support for in-place upgrades from Oracle Linux 6.5 to Oracle Linux 7

Listen to Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President of Linux and
Virtualization Engineering at Oracle, discuss the benefits of Oracle Linux 7.

Oracle Linux 7 is available today and can be downloaded from Oracle's Software Delivery Cloud.  Please review the Release Notes and Oracle Linux documentation for details about the latest features and known issues.

For additional information, please read our press release and visit www.oracle.com/linux

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Ray Halualani Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    I have zfs pools built into my Oracle 6.5 Os's. Is that available in Oracle 7?

    I mean xfs is pretty good, but zfs is so much better.


  • Avi Miller Friday, August 29, 2014

    There is no plan to include ZFS in Oracle Linux. The Oracle Linux 7 installer allows you to select either XFS (the default) or btrfs. If you're familiar with ZFS, I recommend taking btrfs on Oracle Linux 7 for a spin.


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