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

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"The solution is stable.""I find the Linux community very valuable and the fact it is open source. So it's free and I use it without any problems.""The initial setup is simple.""There are many features I like about this solution, but one that stands out, is that it allows me to easily install new packages and to have recent packages available.""I think Ubuntu's main strength, as opposed to using the other Linuxes, has been its ability to encourage user feedback.""The most valuable feature is the user interface.""Ubuntu has a good interface, it is easier to use than other distribution such as CentOS or Red Hat. It's suitable for beginners who want to start learning Linux. It has a simple interface and it's easy to use.""The setup is fairly easy."

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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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"The solution could be better integrated with Microsoft.""They aren't as user-friendly as Microsoft. The solution can use a better UI.""If I run an application, I need it to show up in Microsoft, so Microsoft can run in Ubuntu. It needs to connect better with Microsoft products.""I am really very satisfied with this solution. However, one thing that I would like to see improve, is to have better support for multiple screens with multiple resolutions. For me, that is the most important feature.""On the gaming side, things are happening but there are some games that should be ported to Ubuntu.""Ubuntu should create some specific features, like Red Hat. Red Hat has provided many features for open-source, like FreeIPA.""There are some drivers that are not there encoded, however, I thought that was pretty normal. They could be more comprehensive.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say management and storage. Mostly, the storage mechanism."

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"I use the free version, so I don't have any license fees.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""It is not a very expensive solution."

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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.

Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world.
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Samsung, eBay, AT&T, Walmart, Cisco, Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg, Best Buy, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Ericsson, Orange, Wells Fargo
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
University6%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company18%
Retailer9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise25%
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openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 17 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 8.0, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.2. 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 Ubuntu Linux writes "A stable, user-friendly solution that has good standardization, visualization, and package management". openSUSE Leap is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, CentOS, Windows 10, Red Hat Linux (RHEL) and Windows Server, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, Windows Server, Oracle Solaris, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows 10.

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