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"It has minimal updates compared to other distributions.""The most valuable feature is that it is compatible with RedHat."

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"Stable - it just runs without the necessity to reboot."

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Cons
"They could build more options into the wizard.""In the future, CentOS will no longer be compatible with Red Hat."

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"Somehow the change from OS12.x via 13.x to Leap was a bit bumpy and some old issues seemed to reappear."

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"There are no licensing costs for CentOS."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is that it is compatible with RedHat.
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CentOS Linux provides a free and open source computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. CentOS Linux releases are built from publicly available open source source code provided by Red Hat, Inc for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

openSUSE Leap is a brand new way of building openSUSE and is new type of hybrid Linux distribution. Leap uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), which gives Leap a level of stability unmatched by other Linux distributions, and combines that with community developments to give users, developers and sysadmins the best stable Linux experience available. Contributor and enterprise efforts for Leap bridge a gap between matured packages and newer packages found in openSUSE’s other distribution Tumbleweed.

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company22%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization7%
Government5%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise18%
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CentOS is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 2 reviews while openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review. CentOS is rated 8.6, while openSUSE Leap is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CentOS writes "It allows us to freely use and test open-source technologies and solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of openSUSE Leap writes "A stable solution with reasonable support for a non-paid licence". CentOS is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, Red Hat Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Solaris, whereas openSUSE Leap is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, Ubuntu Linux, Windows 10, Red Hat Linux (RHEL) and Windows Server.

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