CentOS Competitors and Alternatives

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Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Enterprise support is available for our customers. Pre-RHEL, I used Red Hat desktop for personal PC.

How has it helped my organization?

The company that I worked for that employed RHEL was a PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System - think of an image repository for x-ray, CAT scan, MRI, etc., that… more»

What needs improvement?

Support.

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

I was an engineer, never discussed pricing.

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

I have used lots of flavors of Linux going back to 1995. Enterprise support was the reason Red Hat was selected.

What other advice do I have?

My advice: Kickstart is your friend.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

CentOS, Slack, Ubuntu, Arch, LFS.
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