Oracle updates Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise kernel launch

Ever since Oracle introduced its Unbreakable Linux support program in late 2006 there have been doubts about whether the company could continue to maintain compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Doubts have increased recently following Red Hat’s decision to cut support for Xen in favour of the KVM virtualization technologies it acquired along with Qumranet, while Oracle remains committed to Xen.

While Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison made no mention of this issue he effectively delivered Oracle’s answer to it on Sunday night as he announced the launch of Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux (formerly Oracle Enterprise Linux).

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