Linux is a free and open source operating system. Oracle Linux is a distribution of Linux available at UQ through Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT).

Accessing Linux

UQ’s Linux site licence is available to all organisational units at UQ. You can access:

  • all versions of Oracle Linux
  • ability to redistribute Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Centre
  • SpaceWalk for Linux Management
  • updates and enhancements through Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).

You also receive extensive support, including:

  • 24/7 telephone and online support for as long as you use Linux
  • support for DTrace, Spacewalk 2.0, XFS (Oracle Linux 6 and 7), Oracle OpenStack, Docker engine and official Oracle Linux images
  • premier backports
  • KSplice zero-downtime updates
  • high availability through Oracle Clusterware
  • full indemnification against intellectual property claims.

To get Linux installed on your computer, submit an IT request with the:

  • organisational unit requesting access
  • email address of your Linux administrator
  • how many servers you intend to register.

Home use

Oracle Linux can’t be used at home by staff or students using UQ’s licence.

Conditions of use

Information Technology Services (ITS) pays for UQ’s Oracle Linux licence, renewing on 1 December each year.

All UQ organisational units can access UQ’s Linux licence, but can only use it for internal UQ business.

The terms of UQ’s agreement with Oracle are commercial-in-confidence and should not be discussed with anyone who is not a UQ employee or third party contractor. You can download and read UQ’s Oracle Linux site licence agreement (PDF, 4MB) (staff login required).

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