• Oracle Linux, an enterprise-class server distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has been updated to version 8.2. The announcement was actually made on 6th May, but the product’s installation ISO image only appeared on public download servers yesterday. This release is the first in the 8.x series that installs Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) by default: “Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 8 Update 2. Individual RPM packages are available on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. Starting with Oracle Linux 8 Update 2, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 (UEK R6) is included on the installation image along with the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK). For new installations, UEK R6 is enabled and installed as the default kernel on first boot. UEK R6 is a heavily tested and optimized operating system kernel for Oracle Linux 7 Update 7, and later, and Oracle Linux 8 Update 1, and later.” See the release announcement and the release notes for further information. Download: OracleLinux-R8-U1-x86_64-dvd.iso (7,365MB, SHA256, pkglist), x86_64-boot.iso (580MB, SHA256).

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