CentOS Review

Helps Us Keep Things Simple Yet Very Secure


What is most valuable?

The simplicity of the Desktop & Server platforms and the availability of multiple repositories of apps and tools.

How has it helped my organization?

We use CentOS together with Apache for certificate verification. The platform has helped us to keep things simple and yet very secure, allowing us to meet the requirements with surgical precision.

What needs improvement?

I've found certain issues where I couldn't find any documentation to help me solve them. But I guess it's a case by case situation where popular problems have a lot of chatter about how to resolve, whereas certain problems don't have as much.

For how long have I used the solution?

Daily use for a little over a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Didn't have the opportunity to go to a bigger scale, since our business was just starting out.

How is customer service and technical support?

Haven't had the chance to use it.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No. We started and created our solution around CentOS.Not at all complex. Anybody with basic Linux knowledge can install the server and almost anybody can easily install the desktop and get themselves familiar with it over a week

How was the initial setup?

Not at all complex. Anybody with basic Linux knowledge can install the server and almost anybody can easily install the desktop and get themselves familiar with it over the course of a week.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Nothing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Ubuntu.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you've read about the installation steps and best practices for securing the servers once the OS is installed.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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