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Find out what your peers are saying about Ubuntu Linux vs. openSUSE Leap and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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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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"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.""For us, OpenStack is awesome. We want something that will be much simpler than a broad and complicated solution.""The most valuable features are stability and updates. We are not using the interface, the interface of the OS, we are using it as the server. We actually sync it through SSH and we deploy our application, so we don't have access to do it. The updates are very helpful and the way they update their OS is very helpful.""Doesn't require significant manual configuration.""The feature that I most like in Ubuntu is that it is really easy to use. Ubuntu is very easy to use and comes with many available packages. I think that Ubuntu is a good solution for the small business or a small lab.""The most valuable features are that it's free and that it is simple to use.""The security is very good."

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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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"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.""The ZFS needs improvement. They do an implementation of the ZFS storage that needs improvement.""Could be better support for graphic drivers and support from the hardware lenders.""I would recommend they improve the network security, because it can be very difficult. I mentioned that when you upgrade Ubuntu, the network cut is always deactivated, so you have to restart the service to reactivate the network. It is important to improve this ability.""It could be easier for beginners and the user interface could be more user-friendly.""The user interface needs to be more user-friendly."

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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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"It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""It is not a very expensive solution.""Ubuntu pricing is reasonable.""It is open source, so it is free. There is no licensing fee.""It is a free product.""Ubuntu is an open-source Linux operating system that can be used free of charge.""Ubuntu Linux is open-source and available to use free of charge.""It is also manageable and financially affordable."

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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 tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution.
Top Answer: There is not a license needed for the solution. You only have to pay for technical support.
Top Answer: There should be more integration with other operating systems applications. It would be beneficial if there was a way to install Mac OS software on Linux. They could create a software patch to be able… more »
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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.

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
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider42%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization7%
Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization7%
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Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise34%
Find out what your peers are saying about Ubuntu Linux vs. openSUSE Leap and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 2 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 67 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 9.6, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of openSUSE Leap writes "Good virtualization capabilities, stable, and cost-effective ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community". openSUSE Leap is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, CentOS, Windows 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Linux, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, CentOS, Windows Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows 10. See our Ubuntu Linux vs. openSUSE Leap report.

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