"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."
"Customer support is valuable."
"The best system I've ever used is Red Hat, in terms of its ability and consistency of the operating system. Other than that, the vast majority of applications that I had, you can deploy Red Hat with the support of the vast majority of applications. We don't have many issues with the OS, the support is very good."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"Its security is the most valuable. It is very stable and has many features. It also has good performance. Some of our clients were using Windows servers and products. I suggested Red Hat Linux to them and described the features. They switched to it, and they really loved it. There were around 50 servers in my last company, and they switched all those servers from Windows to Red Hat. I used to manage those servers."
"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 most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security."
"Oracle Linux has fulfilled all my requirements so far. It has very advanced features, especially the latest product for this Oracle in a cloud infrastructure."
"The good thing about Oracle Linux is that it's free, as long as you don't want support."
"Oracle Linux is very compatible with other platforms."
"It's very useful for hosting other Oracle products."
"The installation is straightforward."
"We use Oracle Linux to test our software, and we also recommend Oracle Linux to our customers."
"The tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution."
"Ubuntu Linux is flexible because it has a lot of new features, so you can use it without any problems."
"It keeps you secure from virus and malware attacks."
"The solution has a very good graphical user interface."
"The auto upgrade operating system feature."
"The main distinguishing feature between Ubuntu and other Linux distribution is that Ubuntu has excelled at user-friendliness. It's very easy to use."
"The initial setup is very easy."
"There are several manuals online that are free and available to help you."
"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."
"The vulnerability assessment part should also be improved. We do a lot of patching regularly. They try to fix an issue very quickly, and we also end up facing bugs that are not properly documented. When releasing the general availability for a particular solution, they need to do a lot more work on their side."
"The biggest thing that is crushing RHEL is documentation. Their documentation is haphazard at best. The man pages that you can use locally are pretty good, they've been fleshed out pretty well, but the documentation from Red Hat itself really needs somebody to go through it and review it."
"It is mostly better than other solutions. However, it is sometimes difficult for disaster recovery, so we have to plan accordingly."
"Their pricing and documentation can be improved."
"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."
"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."
"The price is something that can be improved, as they are still being undercut."
"Occasionally, we might get an alert to restart our database, and if we don't do it on our own, the system will do it automatically. That can cause downtime issues if your clients aren't expecting it."
"The solution needs to improve there their capability with most of the applications."
"For usability, the GUI options during the initial setup could be included with advanced functionalities that are now currently only possible on the CLI."
"The security and integration could improve."
"Technical support slow to respond."
"I think the pricing could be improved to be more competitive."
"Oracle Linux could improve by having more documentation."
"They should increase security."
"The repository needs to be kept up to date all of the time."
"It can have more security."
"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."
"The user interface could be improved."
"The encryption of the partition regarding software systems could be improved."
"There is a large open-sourced community that is helpful. I had a lot of problems when starting out and there was plenty of assistance throughout the community. Since everyone is helping for free the support could be better."
"Debian have a more stable operating system than Ubuntu Linux."
"It could be better for working with software at a high resolution."
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Oracle Linux is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 22 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 82 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 8.2, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Reliable, with good technical support, but it works well only with Oracle products ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community". Oracle Linux is most compared with Oracle Solaris, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server and openSUSE Leap, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap and Oracle Solaris. See our Oracle Linux vs. Ubuntu Linux report.
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