"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."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"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."
"I like the fact that most of the system configuration is Namespace so it's easy to get to and easy to configure, and most of it still uses text documents. Not all of it's a menu-driven-type entry. I also like the fact that it's a very standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate."
"Customer support is valuable."
"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."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"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."
"Solaris is scalable because they have their own file system, like CFS."
"The stability of the solution is good."
"It works well. It is very stable and very good. It is also very safe. It cannot be easily infected by viruses or attacks."
"This product handles databases well; they run on top of the operating system."
"One of the main features of this solution is the ease of use."
"Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."
"Oracle Solaris was the preferred operating system for their customers to run their databases on and to get the best performance. It performs well with Oracle applications. Additionally, there are some features inside that are called zones which are Linux containers."
"The backup capabilities are quite good."
"The auto upgrade operating system feature."
"The solution has proven to be scalable. It can scale quite well."
"The main distinguishing feature between Ubuntu and other Linux distribution is that Ubuntu has excelled at user-friendliness. It's very easy to use."
"It is scalable. I can customize it based on what I want to do."
"I like that everything is in the command line. It is really helpful."
"You can do everything you need to do with a browser."
"The solution has a very good graphical user interface."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is that Linux has cost-effective licenses."
"It is mostly better than other solutions. However, it is sometimes difficult for disaster recovery, so we have to plan accordingly."
"The price is something that can be improved, as they are still being undercut."
"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."
"I'm not sure how the support is being changed in terms of needing to pay for it. That's an area that can be improved. They should offer support without charging users for it."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"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."
"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.""
"When we switch over to Solaris it was not easy because we had some troubles with the performance. Solaris is from Oracle and you would expect that it would run flawlessly, but we had some issues in sizing the previous Linux environment to the Solaris environment."
"This product is not as flexible as other similar solutions on the market today."
"It is not easy to use. It doesn't have a user-friendly interface. It should be easy to use. We are planning to move from Solaris to Linux because Linux is more flexible and user-friendly. Its installation should also be easier. Solaris also needs specific hardware to work well, which is another reason why we are moving to Linux. It should be more flexible in terms of hardware. It should have better integration with other hardware platforms."
"It would be helpful if the solution offered backend management. In the 11.4 version, Oracle added a management console. It would be great if we maybe had a user management tool to go with it."
"Solaris is not easy to use. It needs better GUI, UI, and configuration tools."
"I believe before Oracle was using Oracle Linux, they were using Oracle Solaris for their customers who are using Oracle databases. This was because it was more optimized for the hardware built for it. It has good performance for the database only. However, if you take it out of the Oracle applications, it will not do well compared to other operating systems, such as Linux or even Windows can have better performance."
"Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."
"More drivers for hardware such as different network adapters should be developed."
"The user interface needs to be more user-friendly."
"The interface could be more user-friendly."
"Similar to Windows 10, I would like the ability to manage it on Azure or integrate it with Azure."
"More security features are needed to protect the current file system to prevent attacks."
"They can keep improving the solution's ability to be adopted by users by adding features, such as better tutorials and integration into the system."
"After only a week of using the solution, we haven't really found any limitations or missing features."
"Limited application support compared with Windows and MacOS."
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Oracle Solaris is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 10 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 82 reviews. Oracle Solaris is rated 8.4, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "Powerful with high availability and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community". Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, CentOS, Windows 10, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows Server, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server and Windows 10. See our Oracle Solaris vs. Ubuntu Linux report.
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