Feb 7, 2018

Oracle Linux(OL, formerly known as Oracle Enterprise Linux) is a Linux distributionpackaged and freely distributed by Oracle, available partially under the GNU General Public License since late 2006.

Oracle Linux is compiled from Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) source code, replacing Red Hat branding with Oracle's. It is also used by Oracle Cloud and Oracle Engineered Systems such as Oracle Exadataand others.

Potential users can freely download Oracle Linux through Oracle's E-delivery service (Oracle Software Delivery Cloud) or from a variety of mirror sites, and can deploy and distribute it without cost.[5] The company's Oracle Linux Support program aims to provide commercial technical support, covering Oracle Linux and existing RHEL or CentOS installations.