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"The most valuable feature by far has been the virtualization capabilities of the operating system.""The solution is easy for me to use because the backend is derived from FreeBSD and this is something I have been using for over 20 years."

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"Oracle Linux is very compatible with other platforms.""The stability is excellent and the initial setup is easy.""Once installed, the product is good, I like it. The core of the software is really good.""The user interface is comfortable and easy to use.""We use Oracle Linux to test our software, and we also recommend Oracle Linux to our customers.""It's very useful for hosting other Oracle products.""The good thing about Oracle Linux is that it's free, as long as you don't want support.""One of the main features of this solution is it is secure."

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"Like most Linux-based operating systems, the biggest challenge Leap faces is the GUI.""In the future, the Active Directory could improve."

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"I think they should also pay more attention to the open-source community.""It would be ideal if they added a faster implementation of the security fixes, if possible.""The installation documentation needs to be improved""The GUI could be made more attractive.""The download speed is not good. Oracle can improve their servers capacity, especially in Asia.""We'd like it if it was a bit more secure.""They should increase security.""Most day-to-day applications are not native to this solution. You have to run an emulator or virtual machine, such as VMware to access these Windows applications."

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"This is an open-source operating system that can be used free of charge.""The cost of this solution was reasonable and it was within our budget."

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"Nowadays, Oracle is very open toward price negotiation; they negotiate well with their clients""This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge.""The licensing is expensive.""Oracle Linux is very cheap at this time.""The solution is free.""There is a license required for this solution and we are on an annual license.""The licensing cost is expensive. It should be reduced by at least half.""We pay for a license for this solution annually."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature by far has been the virtualization capabilities of the operating system.
Top Answer: Like most Linux-based operating systems, the biggest challenge Leap faces is the GUI. I've found that while all of them are stable, there are glitches that occur from time to time, including lost… more »
Top Answer: I use Leap as a desktop operating system in my office. I use it primarily for virtualization now, in all of my smaller customer sites, and internally in my new business. I've transitioned away from… more »
Top Answer: The installation is straightforward and it did not take very long.
Top Answer: We pay for a license for this solution annually.
Top Answer: The security and integration could improve.
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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.

For more information on Oracle Linux, visit Oracle.com/linux and see a whitepaper here

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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider42%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization7%
Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company13%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider28%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Linux vs. openSUSE Leap and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
541,708 professionals have used our research since 2012.

openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 2 reviews while Oracle Linux is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 14 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 9.6, while Oracle Linux is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of openSUSE Leap writes "Good virtualization capabilities, stable, and cost-effective ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Reliable, with good technical support, but it works well only with Oracle products ". openSUSE Leap is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, CentOS, Ubuntu Linux, Windows 10 and Windows Server, whereas Oracle Linux is most compared with Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Windows 10. See our Oracle Linux vs. openSUSE Leap report.

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