"The feature that I like the most is that we can integrate it easily with our existing infrastructure. We found that it is much easier to deploy RHEL in our environment compared to a competing distribution like Ubuntu."
"Its scalability and ease of setup and configuration are most valuable. When we have a hardware failure, we just save the configuration files, and in about half an hour, we have another server running with the same configuration. It is really easy to replace servers. This is the best feature."
"The solution has features that simplify adoption for non-Linux users. There is an interface that you can activate on RHEL systems, and on other Linux systems as well, so that you will get a graphical user interface instead of just a shell. It's easier for an administrator who is used to only working on Windows."
"It is a well-established operating system. We have tried to implement almost every feature of a version in our environment, and it has been very reliable. We are not facing many production issues on a day-to-day basis. They have well-documented articles on their documentation site and a knowledge base on their website. When we need to implement anything, we are able to find information about the best practices and the solution."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"Customer support is valuable."
"The most valuable features are the specification and technical guides, they are most important the security."
"The user access level is most valuable. When you do administration with CentOS, the number of customizations that you can do for each user is higher than other solutions. It is very customizable."
"I like its stability, performance, and usability."
"The product offers a free community-based version."
"It has all the features of Red Hat, but you don't have to pay for the subscription."
"The most valuable feature is that it is compatible with RedHat."
"Very robust and easy to work with."
"The most valuable feature is the limited resources the solution uses in operation."
"CentOS is very efficient and very powerful with many capabilities."
"The tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution."
"The most valuable features are the pseudo-terminal and it is the most open-sourced operating system that can be used."
"The initial setup is very easy."
"The feature that I most like in Ubuntu is that it is really easy to use. Ubuntu is very easy to use and comes with many available packages. I think that Ubuntu is a good solution for the small business or a small lab."
"The security is very good."
"The solution is stable."
"Some of the main features of this solution are it is less prone to viruses since most viruses are written for Microsoft software, and it is easy to use."
"The most valuable features are that it's free and that it is simple to use."
"The accessibility to the resources could be more widespread. We have to put a lot of effort into finding indigenous information on the site. For example, the license information is convoluted. This information should be easier for customers to access."
"Linux overall needs improvement. They cannot go much beyond what Linus Torvalds's kernel implementation can do. I come from AIX, and there were very cool things in AIX that I am missing dearly, e.g., being able to support not only adding, but also reducing memory and number of processors. That is not supported on Linux right now, and it is the same for the mainstream file systems supported by Red Hat. There is no way of reducing a file system or logical volume. Whereas, in AIX, it was a shoo-in. These are the little things where we can say, "Ah, we are missing AIX for that.""
"Sometimes they don't have new versions for applications like Apache or PHP. I understand it's because they have to have support for them, so they can't have the latest version all the time, but that's the main thing I see that could be improved."
"It is mostly better than other solutions. However, it is sometimes difficult for disaster recovery, so we have to plan accordingly."
"I would like training to be added to the subscription. It would be useful for when you have to train yourself or get a certification. There are many things that we are not using because we don't know how to use them. Having training included in the subscription would help us in learning more things and utilizing the full power of the solution."
"I'd like to see more of NCurses type menu systems in some instances. We're dealing with SUSE Enterprise Linux, they have an NCurses menu system. It's a menu system. It will write there. Even some of the higher-end Unix systems like AIX have some inner menu system where all the configuration tools are right there so your administrator doesn't have to jump through multiple directories to configure files if needed. I like the simplicity of Red Hat because it's pretty easy but having an NCurses menu when you have to get something done quickly would be nice."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"Their pricing and documentation can be improved."
"The stability could always be improved."
"Integration with other platforms could be improved."
"The solution could improve by being more user-friendly."
"We occasionally have issues with software installation."
"In the future, CentOS will no longer be compatible with Red Hat."
"GUI could be merged and expansion simplified."
"The YUM install manager can be improved. It is below average as compared to the other install managers. This is the only major problem that I see with CentOS. They should reduce dependency on the YUM manager."
"The solution might be discontinued but I hope that IBM will continue to develop it and improve on the functionally and features."
"At times, it can be complex when we are trying to integrate or when we are trying to set up some features."
"You need a lot of bandwidth during the initial setup in order to pull from the repository. Without good bandwidth, you'll get cut off and the implementation will fail."
"I would recommend they improve the network security, because it can be very difficult. I mentioned that when you upgrade Ubuntu, the network cut is always deactivated, so you have to restart the service to reactivate the network. It is important to improve this ability."
"The repository needs to be kept up to date all of the time."
"Linux does not provide a user-friendly interface."
"More security features are needed to protect the current file system to prevent attacks."
"The Linux operating system is very traditional, and you need to use specific commands. I think that it can be improved to be more handy."
"I find the solution could be easier to use, more flexible, user-friendly, and have a better UI."
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CentOS is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 20 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 82 reviews. CentOS is rated 8.2, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CentOS writes "Relegated to a test bench, and therefore is no longer stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community". CentOS is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap and Oracle Solaris, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap and Oracle Solaris. See our CentOS vs. Ubuntu Linux report.
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