Linked by HAL2001 on Thu 19th May 2011 12:28 UTC
Red Hat "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 is now available. Enhancements provide improvements in system reliability, scalability and performance, coupled with support for upcoming system hardware. This release also delivers patches and security updates, while maintaining application compatibility and OEM/ISV certifications."
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OUL is not just a rebuild of RHEL anymore. Slowly but surely they are forking. Initially by the kernel, followed by others. OUL is tuned for Oracle to such an extent that RHEL is becoming unsupported for Oracle products.
Both Red Flag Linux and Mandrake/Mandriva started as simple recompiles/forks of Red Hat Linux/Fedora/RHEL but they moved further, much further with time. Some forks track upstream much closer, but OUL will not.
I personally find your Renault/Dacia comparison funny but missing the point. Renault/Dacia (and to some extent Nissan, see Nissan Aprio) are just brands used in a Linksys/Cisco style to better differentiate the markets.
Oracle's strategy seems to be to provide a 100% Oracle stack (Hardware, Storage, OS, Middleware) and I can't blame them for doing that as it does wonders for other vendors (think Apple).

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