Oracle Linux Review

Easy to use, stable, good patching capability, and secure by default


What is our primary use case?

We are using it as a DNS server.

We also have Oracle Vault and Oracle Fire installed on it. We are planning to use it as a model system, for learning.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its stability. I adore the stability.

It is easy to use. The patching, connectivity, and storage are all good.

The iSCSI support is helpful.

This product is very secure by default. You should be able to use everything that you want to use. If you need to employ any service then you should enable the security for it.

The user interface is comfortable and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The GUI could be made more attractive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

it is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux is not really scalable.

We have two or three direct users, on top of 1,050 who use it indirectly.

How are customer service and technical support?

We do not use any technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have also used Red Hat Linux, although we stopped using it about three years ago.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It takes maybe two days to complete. the first day is for installation and preparation, and another day is required for patching. It takes a long time to complete patching and updates.

What about the implementation team?

I deployed it myself. Only one administrator is required for deployment and maintenance.

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

This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are many different flavors of Linux but I haven't gone deep enough in them to compare them all.

What other advice do I have?

Oracle Linux is a product that I recommend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

7
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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