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Proceed With Caution to Oracle's Proprietary Linux Kernel

Sep 23, 2010, 15:03 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"After years of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the basis for its own "Unbreakable Linux" distribution, Oracle this week announced that it has created its own version of the Linux kernel that's optimized for use with its other enterprise offerings.

"The company will continue to give customers the option of running the Red Hat Compatible Kernel, apparently, "if they prefer strict Red Hat compatibility over a system optimized to run Oracle and other enterprise software," the company wrote in its Monday press release.

"The new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, however, is now "the only Linux kernel Oracle recommends for use with Oracle software," it added."

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