Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.1
Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Linux 6.1. Oracle Linux is built from the source of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and is made available with Oracle's own "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" (UEK) by default, or with a Red Hat compatible kernel.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux was released in mid-May and despite Red Hat's efforts to slow cloners, Oracle's 6.1 release has followed in less than two weeks. The release notes for Oracle Linux 6.1 note only Oracle's usual changes to remove Red Hat branding and branded documentation and add the 18.104.22.168 based UEK and its own release notes. According to Oracle, its UEK has improved IRQ balancing, less lock contention, improved network I/O and virtual memory performance.
Oracle Linux 6.1 is available to download through Oracle's eDelivery pages, but requires registration and agreement to export restrictions.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 and Red Hat Summit 2011, a report from The H.