Oracle Linux 7.1/pfSense

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Oracle Linux version 7.1 is based on the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 for x86-64. pfSense is an open source distribution of FreeBSD specifically for use as a firewall and router.

Warning: These distributions are not Live. Please run them in a virtual environment for test purposes.

Oracle Linux 7.1 (64-bit)

Oracle Linux version 7.1 is based on the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 for x86-64 and comes with the Btrfs filesystem, Ksplice for zero-downtime kernel patching, and DTrace for real-time diagnostics. Oracle Linux is optimized for Oracle applications, including the Oracle database. Included in Oracle Linux 7.1:

  • OCFS2 – An open source, enterprise-class alternative to proprietary cluster file systems, providing high performance and high availability.
  • OLT – The Oracle Linux Test kit verifies Linux kernel functionality and stability and includes stress and destructive tests for network and storage failures.

pfSense (32-bit)

pfSense is an open source distribution of FreeBSD specifically for use as a firewall and router. You can manage pfSense via a web interface, allowing you to configure all components without resorting to the command line, without editing any rulesets, and with no knowledge of Unix. The distribution includes a custom kernel and many third-party free software packages.

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