4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 4:56 AM by alvaromiranda RSS

    Is oracle enterprise linux free?

    Oracle_Walker
      Hi,

      I would like to whether oracle enterprise linux is free distribution or not. If it is not free, please suggest what the preferred linux distribution(exclude RHEL) to install Oracle 11g. Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: Is oracle enterprise linux free?
          bigdelboy
          Oracle_Walker wrote:
          Hi,

          I would like to whether oracle enterprise linux is free distribution or not. If it is not free, please suggest what the preferred linux distribution(exclude RHEL) to install Oracle 11g. Thanks in advance.
          Oracle Linux details are essentiailly here: http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/027617.pdf

          Essentially if you want support/patches (and certain add-ons) you will need to subscribe to ULN.

          Probably the totally 'free' distro of choice might CentOS. But IMHO Oracle Linux should suit most.
          • 2. Re: Is oracle enterprise linux free?
            Dude!
            Sorry, but I'm afraid your information is outdated and hence wrong. Oracle public yum includes patches and errata for free. Here is a link to the note from March 2012: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/1563775

            Installing and running Oracle Linux is free according to GNU General Public License version 2 and you can use it even to run your business. Check https://linux.oracle.com
            • 3. Re: Is oracle enterprise linux free?
              bigdelboy
              Dude wrote:
              Sorry, but I'm afraid your information is outdated and hence wrong. Oracle public yum includes patches and errata for free. Here is a link to the note from March 2012: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/1563775

              Installing and running Oracle Linux is free according to GNU General Public License version 2 and you can use it even to run your business. Check https://linux.oracle.com
              Thanx Dude. Apologies to OP. I think I was trying to say the right thing ... and said the wrong thing.
              • 4. Re: Is oracle enterprise linux free?
                alvaromiranda
                Hello,

                Please, don't take this post as a flame war, but, I want to clairify the fact of 'free because the gpl'

                one us linux vendor charges and 'make the clients to belive' they need to pay and they need to have support due the copyrights they hold on the name, trademark, colors, logos, etc.

                Oracle Linux don't..