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

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"The ability to manipulate the zones and the files within the zones from a global OS provides us flexibility that no other virtualization can match.""Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."

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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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"Oracle customer service is slow at times.""Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."

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"There is no OS licensing cost if you use their hardware and purchase hardware maintenance.""If you buy Oracle hardware it's supported free with the hardware. If you're putting it on non-Oracle hardware, that is when you buy the support license, which is also very reasonable. It is $1000 dollars per year, so it's not overly expensive."

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Solaris 11, Solaris

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 Solaris is a complete, secure, enterprise-grade cloud platform. From built-in, near zero-overhead virtualization and application-driven Software Defined Networking, to scalable data management and high availability clustering, we give you everything you need to build your enterprise cloud.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 is the world's most advanced enterprise operating system. It delivers security, speed, and simplicity for enterprise cloud environments and DevOps

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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Security Firm8%
Consumer Goods Company8%
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise65%
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openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Oracle Solaris is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 4 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 8.0, while Oracle Solaris is rated 9.8. 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 Solaris writes "Powerful with high availability and very stable". openSUSE Leap is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Windows 10 and Red Hat Linux (RHEL), whereas Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Windows 10 and CentOS.

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