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First Major Update to Oracle Linux 8 Brings Enhanced Security, Latest Updates

Based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 release, Oracle Linux 8 Update 1 is here six months after the release of the Oracle Linux 8 operating system series, which adds a new distribution method combining BaseOS and Applications Streams. It adds updated components and enhanced security to better control and protect your installations on desktop and cloud. Highlights of Oracle Linux 8 Update 1 include Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) Linux 4.18.0-147.el8 kernel packages for 64-bit (x86_64) Intel and AMD platforms, which adds bug fixes, security fixes, and enhancements, but also removes support for the Btrfs and OCFS2 file systems, and moves the VDO Ansible module to Ansible packages. Additionally, it adds installation support for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) platforms as a developer preview release.