Oracle Linux 7.7 released, here are the new features

Oracle Linux 7.7 offers better networking, increased security, updated kernels, and a bunch of other improvements. So without further ado, let's check them out. Read on.

This week, the world of Linux witnessed several new releases, one of which is the latest Oracle Linux 7.7 that comes with new features, significant changes, and bug-fixes.

If you’re unfamiliar with Oracle Linux, let FOSSLinux do the honors of introducing it. This operating system has been made by Oracle itself and is aimed at enterprise workloads. It becomes evident after getting to know that it is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Also, it is perfect for Oracle developers as Oracle experts have done most of the work on this operating system.

Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux

Now coming to this release, Oracle Linux 7.7 offers better networking, increased security, updated kernels, and a bunch of other improvements. So without further ado, let’s check them out.

What’s New

Users are to find the core of Oracle Linux 7.7 to be a bit modified as this version has the following two kernels available:

Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) (kernel-3.10.0-1062.el7) for x86-64 only and

  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 5 (kernel-uek-4.14.35-1902.3.2.el7) for x86-64 and aarch64
  • These updated kernels are accompanied by several security fixes, bug fixes, and enhancements

In terms of the Red Hat Compatible Kernel, users will be able to see new features involving the kernel itself, storage, networking, and file systems.

With the new NetworkManager, VLANs can be defined directly on bridge ports, and VLAN filtering can be configured in bridge interfaces. Not to mention that users can now use the GUI for configuring policy routing rules.

Oracle Linux 7.7 offers increased security as it updates a couple of packages, including shadow-utils, scap-security-guide, and NSS (short for Network Security Services). Plus, it is now possible to scan UBI containers and packages against all profiles within the SCAP Security Guide.

Conclusion

Oracle Linux 7.7 ships with several improvements, especially in the kernel that are sure benefit Oracle developers one way or the other. For getting to know more about this release, go ahead and click this link. Also, the ISO image of Oracle Linux 7.7 is now available for download here.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.

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