Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 6 Is Tracking Linux 5.4
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 9 January 2020 at 05:05 AM EST. 10 Comments
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Oracle has released a developer preview of their forthcoming Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 6 to Oracle Linux users, the company's spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With Oracle UEK 6, Linux 5.4 serves as the new base.

The current UEK Release 5 series has been tracking the aging Linux 4.14 LTS series with Oracle Linux 7. Meanwhile the new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 series will be tracking Linux 5.4 upstream.

The brief UEK 6 Release Developer Preview announcement can be read on the Oracle Linux Blog though as of yet no extensive information on their changes with UEK Release 6 beyond updating against Linux 5.4 upstream. Though the shift from Linux 4.14 to Linux 5.4 alone is a huge improvement with many new features over this period.

The UEK 6 Developer Preview is available for both Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 deployments.
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