What is Oracle Linux?
Oracle Linux is the Linux distribution from Oracle. To be more precise, Oracle Linux (earlier called Oracle Enterprise Linux) is a binary clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution.
Some points to note:
- RHEL is the upstream distribution
- Oracle downloads RHEL, removes the trademarks, compiles it & creates a new distribution
- Users can download the Oracle Linux distribution for free
- The creation of a binary clone of RHEL is legal under the different open source license agreements covering the Linux distributions.