Oracle Linux Review

It is cost effective. The platform provides good uptime and runs on commodity hardware.

What is most valuable?

It’s a good product. It’s Linux.

Oracle Linux is Red Hat Linux is Linux. It is a good and evolving platform that is an excellent base for today’s world where uptime and commodity hardware are the expected norm.

How has it helped my organization?

Linux is a cost effective substitute for Unix.

What needs improvement?

Support could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for over five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Of course, we have had stability issues. Linux is a work in progress.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I rate technical support 3/5. The support for Oracle Linux is effective for less difficult problems. We had problems with support when an engineering level of review was required; Oracle basically said they couldn’t help.

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

We were using Red Hat Linux. We went to Oracle because of licensing problems. We went back to Red Hat because of support problems.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is somewhat complex. It’s Linux.

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

Oracle Linux saves money, but it is at the expense of support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Red Hat Linux.

What other advice do I have?

Support for difficult problems is lacking.

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