A few weeks ago we met a new version of RedHat Linux, a version that was oriented to the business world and above all to the server world. Curiously following this same market line is a daughter distribution of RedHat Linux, OracleLinux 7.3, a version that has recently hit the streets and that has all the news from RedHat but for all the public and for free.
Oracle Linux 7.3 is available from Your Website and there they are for free installation images for 32-bit and 64-bit computers, although the latter are more important if we really use it for a server.
Oracle Linux 7.3 includes Unbreakeble Enterprise Kernel technology, a technology that assists and optimizes the operating system kernel so that it works flawlessly and can be updated without annoying bugs. This version of the kernel, typical of RedHat Linux, supports UEFI bios and Secure Boot. Two of the main sources of trouble for many distros, but on Oracle Linux it seems to have it under control.
Oracle Linux 7.3 incorporates the latest Redhat Linux technologies
Also, if we do not want this kernel, Oracle Linux 7.3 has another type of kernel called Red Hat Compatible Kernel that would be an unofficial kernel from the one released by RedHat Linux, so we can have the RedHat Linux kernel without much effort. This is significant as it not only offers the same as RedHat Linux but also makes migration between operating systems even easier.
The release notes contain this information and little else, something that does not surprise me as Oracle Linux is a version dedicated to the world of the server and the company where security is more important than the latest version of a desktop or a specific desktop. In any case, as you well know, there are a handful of Gnu / Linux distributions that not only focus on security and the business world but also on desktops and other interesting tools.