Compare Ubuntu Linux vs. openSUSE Leap

openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 9 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 8.0, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.4. 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 Ubuntu Linux, CentOS and Windows 10, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris and openSUSE Leap.
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Pros
Stable - it just runs without the necessity to reboot.

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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.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.If there is a virus going into the network, it has to pass through an Ubuntu server, which can't be infected by the virus. So, there are less viruses on our systems.Use of the tools for systems and software to test functionalities.

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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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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.The solution could be better integrated with Microsoft.They aren't as user-friendly as Microsoft. The solution can use a better UI.An easier to configure firewall would be a good add-on.Developing more applications for businesses could work better, but that is not part of the OS piece. Let the developers work on other apps, therefore the needs for consuming less memory do not affect the performance of this OS version.

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I use the free version, so I don't have any license fees.​Old equipment works for at least two or three years more, which means a significant savings.​

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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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