Oracle Linux 8 released
Posted on: 07/18/2019 08:00 PM

The final version of Oracle Linux 8 based on Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 has been released

Oracle Linux 8 released

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 8.

With Oracle Linux 8, the core operating environment and associated packages for a typical Oracle Linux 8 server are distributed through a combination of BaseOS and Applications Streams. BaseOS gives you a running user space for the operating environment. Application Streams provides a range of applications that were previously distributed in Software Collections, as well as other products and programs, that can run within the user space.

Oracle Linux 8 ships with the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) kernel package kernel-4.18.0-80.el8. It is tested as a bundle, as shipped on the installation media image. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), which is being built from a more current upstream kernel version, is undergoing final development.

Oracle Linux 8 offers developers the opportunity to get started with 8.0 capabilities as well as get updates for free.

Oracle Linux maintains binary compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), which is independent of the kernel version that underlies the operating environment. Existing applications in user space will continue to run unmodified on Oracle Linux 8 and no re-certifications are needed for applications already certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

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