Oracle has released Oracle Linux 8.4 as the latest (and greatest!) version of its free, enterprise-ready OS based on RHEL 8.4. This release offers improved security with a new RPM plugin as a replacement of the previous YUM plugin to notify the fapolicyd daemon, as well as support for an IPsec-based VPN.

Derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 and fully compatible with both Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS Linux distributions, Oracle Linux 8.4 is now available for download as a free alternative Linux server for cloud and on-premises deployments of any size.

Powered by the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 6 Update 2, which is running Linux 5.4.17-2102.201.3, available for both 64-bit (x86_64) and ARM64 (AArch64) platforms, Oracle Linux 8.4 also features the latest Red Hat Compatible Kernel as Linux 4.18.0-305 only for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.