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Pros
"It has minimal updates compared to other distributions."

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"The solution is stable.""I find the Linux community very valuable and the fact it is open source. So it's free and I use it without any problems.""The initial setup is simple.""There are many features I like about this solution, but one that stands out, is that it allows me to easily install new packages and to have recent packages available.""I think Ubuntu's main strength, as opposed to using the other Linuxes, has been its ability to encourage user feedback.""The most valuable feature is the user interface.""Ubuntu has a good interface, it is easier to use than other distribution such as CentOS or Red Hat. It's suitable for beginners who want to start learning Linux. It has a simple interface and it's easy to use.""The setup is fairly easy."

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Cons
"They could build more options into the wizard."

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"The solution could be better integrated with Microsoft.""They aren't as user-friendly as Microsoft. The solution can use a better UI.""If I run an application, I need it to show up in Microsoft, so Microsoft can run in Ubuntu. It needs to connect better with Microsoft products.""I am really very satisfied with this solution. However, one thing that I would like to see improve, is to have better support for multiple screens with multiple resolutions. For me, that is the most important feature.""On the gaming side, things are happening but there are some games that should be ported to Ubuntu.""Ubuntu should create some specific features, like Red Hat. Red Hat has provided many features for open-source, like FreeIPA.""There are some drivers that are not there encoded, however, I thought that was pretty normal. They could be more comprehensive.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say management and storage. Mostly, the storage mechanism."

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"I use the free version, so I don't have any license fees.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""It is not a very expensive solution."

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Overview

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.

Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world.
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Samsung, eBay, AT&T, Walmart, Cisco, Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg, Best Buy, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Ericsson, Orange, Wells Fargo
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government6%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company18%
Retailer9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company8%
Government7%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise20%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Canonical, Microsoft, Red Hat and others in Operating Systems (OS) for Business. Updated: October 2020.
442,764 professionals have used our research since 2012.
CentOS is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 17 reviews. CentOS is rated 10.0, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.2. 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 Ubuntu Linux writes "A stable, user-friendly solution that has good standardization, visualization, and package management". CentOS is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server and openSUSE Leap, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Solaris and SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

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