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

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"Oracle Linux is very compatible with other platforms."

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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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"I think they should also pay more attention to the open-source community."

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"Nowadays, Oracle is very open toward price negotiation; they negotiate well with their clients"

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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.

Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization are powerful open source foundation products optimized for building both Private and Public Cloud Infrastructure. They provide a secure, scalable, and flexible platform for running both legacy and next generation Cloud Native Applications. As the foundation for Oracle’s Public and Managed Clouds, customers benefit from the comprehensive co-engineering which ensures a robust and highly manageable platform that is battle-tested in one of the worlds largest public clouds.. Unlike many other commercial Linux distributions, Oracle Linux is easy to download and completely free to use, free to distribute, and free to update. And Oracle Linux Support levels are simple and low cost, featuring Premier lifetime support, access to additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, zero-downtime kernel updates using Ksplice, and access to award-winning Oracle support resources and customer support specialists.

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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
Comms Service Provider16%
Computer Software Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise58%
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openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Oracle Linux is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 3 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 8.0, while Oracle Linux is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of openSUSE Leap writes "A stable solution with reasonable support for a non-paid licence". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Offers leading performance and security for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments". openSUSE Leap is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Windows 10 and Red Hat Linux (RHEL), whereas Oracle Linux is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu Linux, Oracle Solaris, CentOS and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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