Compare CentOS vs. SUSE Linux Enterprise

CentOS is ranked 6th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while SUSE Linux Enterprise is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 2 reviews. CentOS is rated 10.0, while SUSE Linux Enterprise 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 SUSE Linux Enterprise writes "Out-of-the-box SLES supported all of our HBAs and hardware specific components. I have not been overly impressed with their technical support". CentOS is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows Server, whereas SUSE Linux Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), CentOS and openSUSE Leap.
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Pros
It has minimal updates compared to other distributions.

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Out-of-the-box SLES supported all of our HBAs and hardware specific components.It also was very easy to setup, and offered an easy to use advanced setup option as well. This helped to create special configurations for different use cases.YaST simplifies the server management of SUSE allowing for a centralized utility to control most of the server functions.The initial setup for most modern Linux distributions is normally straightforward. Most of the common distributions use an ncurses or GUI install.

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They could build more options into the wizard.

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When working in a Department of Defense environment, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) have to be followed. SLES is not really addressed directly here. It did make following security policy difficult.I have not been overly impressed with their technical support.All distributions of Linux could use some improvement.The only stability issues that I can recall encountering with SUSE would be with KDE. However, that is limited to just the desktop environment as I have not had stability issues with ​most server functions.

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As far as licensing goes, there is nothing unusual here. The price and model have worked fine for my organization.I would advise others to download the free or strictly open source versions, then test them in their environment before committing to a purchase. This will allow for testing suitability for applications that they want to run.

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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.

The modern and modular OS helps simplify multimodal IT, makes traditional IT infrastructure efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. As a result, you can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments.

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Air India, Akademicki Szpital Kliniczny (ASK), Allone, Altran, Apollo, ARCHIVA, Asia Innovatory Management School, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, AutoData Norge AS, Baldor Electric, Business Connexion, CASIO, Ciclum Farma, Delta Lloyd, Edumate , HPE, SAP SE, Lenovo, BMW, T-Systems, UCX, Turners & Growers, Shenzhen Development Bank, Bosch Group, JK Tyres & Industries, IOCL, European Space Agency, Daimler AG, China Minsheng Banking Corp, Café Coffee Day, Unisys, Petrochina Company Ltd, Fitch Ratings, ABeam Consulting Co Ltd, Tyro Payments, Rackspace, Pacific Textiles, ...
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Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government6%
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