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Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.5

Includes Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, DTrace integration, Linux containers

Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.5

Oracle yesterday announced the availability of Oracle Linux 6.5, which includes the company's latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 installed as the default kernel. The release is available for download from the company's Software Delivery Cloud.

Oracle Linux 6.5 features full integration with DTrace, support for Linux Containers, and InfiniBand updates. It includes new security features such as the ability for applications to share a cryptographic data store that toolkits can use for processing trusted certificates. Also provided is smartcard authentication support in a larger number of application subsystems for single sign on (SSO).

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, included in Oracle Linux 6.5, is based on mainline Linux 3.8, which provides a host of scalability and stability enhancements, as well as new functionality.

"Oracle continues to bring the latest Linux innovations to the market, providing customers with the features and capabilities necessary for their business-critical workloads," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualisation Engineering, Oracle.

"With full DTrace integration and default install of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, features that are above and beyond the generic enterprise Linux 6.5, Oracle Linux 6.5 delivers the best enterprise Linux solution to date."

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