We're happy to announce the availability of Oracle Linux 5.9, the ninth update release for Oracle Linux 5. ISO images will soon be available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, the individual RPM packages have already been published from our public yum repository. This distribution now includes the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (2.6.39-300), Oracle's recommended kernel version for Oracle Linux. For further details, please see the Oracle Linux 5.9 Release Notes.
Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge, updates and errata are freely available. For support, you are free to decide for which of your systems you want to obtain a support subscription, and at which level each of them should be supported. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for both your development and production systems - you decide which support coverage is the best for each of your systems individually, while keeping all of them up-to-date and secure.