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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Solaris vs. openSUSE Leap and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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 Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers.""The backup capabilities are quite good.""One of the main features of this solution is the ease of use.""It works well. It is very stable and very good. It is also very safe. It cannot be easily infected by viruses or attacks.""The stability of the solution is good.""Oracle Solaris was the preferred operating system for their customers to run their databases on and to get the best performance. It performs well with Oracle applications. Additionally, there are some features inside that are called zones which are Linux containers.""Solaris is scalable because they have their own file system, like CFS."

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Cons
"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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"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.""It would be helpful if the solution offered backend management. In the 11.4 version, Oracle added a management console. It would be great if we maybe had a user management tool to go with it.""It is not easy to use. It doesn't have a user-friendly interface. It should be easy to use. We are planning to move from Solaris to Linux because Linux is more flexible and user-friendly. Its installation should also be easier. Solaris also needs specific hardware to work well, which is another reason why we are moving to Linux. It should be more flexible in terms of hardware. It should have better integration with other hardware platforms.""When we switch over to Solaris it was not easy because we had some troubles with the performance. Solaris is from Oracle and you would expect that it would run flawlessly, but we had some issues in sizing the previous Linux environment to the Solaris environment.""I believe before Oracle was using Oracle Linux, they were using Oracle Solaris for their customers who are using Oracle databases. This was because it was more optimized for the hardware built for it. It has good performance for the database only. However, if you take it out of the Oracle applications, it will not do well compared to other operating systems, such as Linux or even Windows can have better performance.""Solaris is not easy to use. It needs better GUI, UI, and configuration tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"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.""There should be an option to install the solution for free and just pay for the support. We purchased an annual license and the price could be better.""Its licensing is on a yearly basis.""The price is not good and needs to improve.""This solution needs a license to use it."

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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: One of the main features of this solution is the ease of use.
Top Answer: There should be an option to install the solution for free and just pay for the support. We purchased an annual license and the price could be better.
Top Answer: It is not easy to use. It doesn't have a user-friendly interface. It should be easy to use. We are planning to move from Solaris to Linux because Linux is more flexible and user-friendly. Its… more »
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Solaris 11, Solaris
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Overview

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

For more information on Oracle Solaris, visit Oracle.com

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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider42%
Computer Software Company18%
Government8%
Educational Organization7%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm18%
Consumer Goods Company12%
Security Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company27%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise70%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Solaris 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 Solaris is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 9 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 9.6, while Oracle Solaris is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of openSUSE Leap writes "Good virtualization capabilities, stable, and cost-effective ". 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, CentOS, Ubuntu Linux and Windows 10, whereas Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Windows 10 and CentOS. See our Oracle Solaris vs. openSUSE Leap report.

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