Ksplice è un’estensione open source del kernel Linux che consente di aggiornare il kernel senza dover riavviare, una funzionalità estremamente utile in ambito enterprise e mission critical. È stata sviluppata nel 2009 da un’azienda che poi è stata acquisita da Oracle.
Ever since the recent OpenSolaris and Java lawsuit incidents, Oracle has not been high on most FOSS aficionados' lists of favorite companies. So when the company announced earlier this month that it was abandoning RHEL in favor of its own, homemade Linux kernel -- the "Unbreakable" Linux Kernel -- it wasn't surprising that the skepticism was palpable.
Oracle Linux 6.1, Oracle's Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone, is now available for download, just a couple of weeks after RHEL 6.1 became available. Since Oracle doesn't stray too much from the original, there aren't any big changes compared to RHEL 6.1, apart from Oracle's own "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" being used by default.
Oracle has announced a few days ago that its Oracle Linux operating system has reached version 6.5, bringing lots of new features, updated packages and several improvements over previus releases. First of all, we should mention that Oracle Linux 6.5 is now powered by three separate kernels, the unbreakable ... (read more)
Compared to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other "EL" derivatives, Oracle Linux has an additional feature of shipping with what they call the "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel", a more recent and patched version of the Linux kernel over the standard Red Hat kernel.