Compare CentOS vs. Windows Server

CentOS is ranked 6th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Windows Server is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 2 reviews. CentOS is rated 10.0, while Windows Server is rated 8.6. 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 Windows Server writes "Replacing our physical servers provides HA and is less prone to hardware failure". CentOS is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows Server, whereas Windows Server is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Windows 10.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
CentOS Logo
12,314 views|11,087 comparisons
Windows Server Logo
8,027 views|7,192 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle, Canonical, Red Hat and others in Operating Systems (OS) for Business. Updated: December 2019.
390,810 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
It has minimal updates compared to other distributions.

Read more »

The most valuable feature of this solution is Hyper-V Live Migration for Critical applications.Provides workspaces for the entire organization with fewer resources.

Read more »

Cons
They could build more options into the wizard.

Read more »

Support for direct USB recognition for the virtual machines would improve this solution.One area that needs improvement is the management console.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Operating Systems (OS) for Business solutions are best for your needs.
390,810 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
Views
12,314
Comparisons
11,087
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
557
Avg. Rating
10.0
Views
8,027
Comparisons
7,192
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
202
Avg. Rating
8.5
Top Comparisons
Compared 28% of the time.
Compared 28% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
Compared 19% of the time.
Compared 18% of the time.
Learn
CentOS
Microsoft
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.

Windows Server 2016 is the most cloud-ready server Microsoft has ever built and includes a lot of technology that was inspired from our experience in the public cloud. It has big improvements in security, software-defined infrastructure and technologies to help developers build modern microservice-based applications, in the cloud or on-site. 

Offer
Learn more about CentOS
Learn more about Windows Server
Sample Customers
Information Not Available
Rakuten, Rackspace, Tyco
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider20%
K 12 Educational Company Or School14%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
University7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle, Canonical, Red Hat and others in Operating Systems (OS) for Business. Updated: December 2019.
390,810 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Operating Systems (OS) for Business reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.