CentOS Competitors and Alternatives

The top CentOS competitors are
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Oracle Linux
  • Windows Server
  • openSUSE Leap
  • Windows 10
  • RHEL
  • Oracle Solaris
Read reviews of CentOS competitors and alternatives
Suhaib Chishti
Real User
Cloud Operation Engineer at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The operating system is tweaked to work well with Oracle DB and other Oracle applications. Some kernel parameters have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think it’s fair to compare this product to Red Hat Linux and although both OSs almost have same features, Oracle... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is not very different from the market leader Red Hat Linux Operating System. However, it has some issues... more»

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

You can certainly save money on support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used both OL5 and OL6. The choice depends on the application running on the OS.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have good Linux support staff.
John ONeill
Real User
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Aug 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Speed and ease with integrating into Microsoft Azure AD environment, security, being able to log in the 'Hello' service.

How has it helped my organization?

In my small development environment, speed and security are important, we actually make use of the Microsoft's Edge... more»

What needs improvement?

Intrusive 'You have updates' notification can be annoying -- as it blocks the middle of the screen, but this can be... more»

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

I can't see any reason why anyone would want to downgrade a new machine (if that's even possible now) to Windows 7...

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Windows 7, which had become old, bloated with patches and security updates, and was generally just getting slow.

What other advice do I have?

TEST your applications, especially legacy applications. Most things work just fine on Windows 10, but very old... more»
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Red Hat
Ivan Silva
Real User
Storage and VMware Expert at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Red Hat is mission critical to our environment.

How has it helped my organization?

Red Hat has improved the mission critical environments running Oracle databases, while CentOS has improved our web... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle and SAP Environment and all HPC environments.

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

The licensing valor is too high and must be improved

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have many kinds of the linux version on the all environment but to HPC environment we use Redhat but all another... more»

What other advice do I have?

Red Hat is similar to CentOS, except that CentOS doesn't offer to support certain solutions, such as Oracle.

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