Oracle Linux Review

Easy to install, stable and scalable, with good support


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution internally to develop our systems.

Our developers work in another section to develop the data center. We provide services to the developers and other business units.

What is most valuable?

It's a good product, and the areas to improve are quite limited.

The good thing about Oracle Linux is that it's free, as long as you don't want support. If you want the support you have to pay for it.

What needs improvement?

They don't provide updates.

It could be more secure. They should increase security.

Also, the scalability should be improved.

In the next release, I would like to see it more secure and more usable to adapt to the new technologies that are coming up.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

We are using the latest version. We are always updating.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. It's basic Linux clustering and high availability. We have approximately 20 users in our organization.

Their support is quite good.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with technical support. There is no need to be improved. There is no need to be faster, more knowledgeable, or customer friendly.

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

We also use SUSE Linux, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, and Red Hat Linux.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is quite straightforward.

It takes about an hour to install.

We need a team of two people who concentrate on Oracle Linux.

What about the implementation team?

I am able to complete the installation myself.

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

Oracle Linux is free, you only pay for support.

If you don't want support you can fully pay for the enterprise solution.

It's cheaper than RedHat. Oracle support is a bit cheaper than Red Hat's support.

Oracle Linux is very cheap at this time. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Oracle Linux and eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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