Oracle Linux 7.0 has been released.

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
Linux Containers (LXC)
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

Oracle Linux is easy to download, free to use, free to distribute, and free to update
Oracle Linux offers zero-downtime kernel updates with Ksplice and real-time application tracing with DTrace
Linux management and high availability provided to Oracle Linux support customers at no additional charge
Oracle Linux is optimized for Oracle, including Oracle Database and Oracle Applications, and used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems

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