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Published on: December 24, 2013 by Irina

The newest version of operating system - Oracle Linux 6.5 - is supported by Intel Ivy Bridge processors and SSD- drives with NVMe interface. In addition, it has been improved by including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, Linux Containers support and InfiniBand updates. Oracle Linux 6.5 has many new security features and additional functions of btrfs filesystem which allow administrators to implement a mechanism for incremental backups using snapshots of the system, set different size limits for volumes and subvolumes, and release storage space using the hole punching method to indicate any unused part of the file.

One of the outstanding features of the updated platform is the ability of using Oracle Linux as a guest operating system in Microsoft Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure with using new paravirtualization drivers.

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