Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 (x86/x64) | 3.2 GB

Oracle Enterprise Linux - Oracle Corporation initiative to create its own OS distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This specialized distribution designed for installation on the database server. The distribution includes all critical to the work of Oracle database updates, fixes some bugs. The purpose of Oracle announced a cheaper support for end users, is licensed under the GNU / GPL in the assemblies for the x86 and x86_64.

The main difference between Oracle Linux 6 from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is delivery included two versions of the packages with Linux-kernel 6.2.1932: the classical version of the company Red Hat - kernel-2.6.32-71.el6 and proprietary company Oracle - kernel- uek-2.6.32-100.28.5.el6. Prepared in the Oracle kernel package is used by default but is only available for the platform x86_64. Ready-core binaries from the Oracle-compatible c RHEL 4 and 5, distributions and src.rpm-packets presented on the site, there can be downloaded and others present in the distribution packages. Oracle does not impose any restrictions on the supply of trained in the Oracle kernel to third-party products.

Key Features of Oracle Linux 6:

Oracle has released a new version of Oracle Linux distributions 6, based on the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0. Release is available for x86 and x86_64. Oracle Linux 6 includes many new features and changes are just some of them:
Using the default filesystem ext4; filesystem support XFS.
Utility latencytop, designed to detect violations of responsiveness in the system.
Utility Powertop, designed to reduce enegropotrebleniya, identifying the most "voracious" processes.
Dropped support for up2date utility to access the repositories Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), will now use only yum.
Utility ftrace, designed for trace analysis of the performance and responsiveness in the kernel.
Subsystem Performance Counters for Linux (PCL) to make use of performance counters that allow you to track all hardware and software developments, to analyze the system performance without slowing down its operation.
Kernel kernel-uek 2.6.32 (Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) includes a large number of optimizations and fixes