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

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"Provides workspaces for the entire organization with fewer resources.""The most valuable feature of this solution is Hyper-V Live Migration for Critical applications.""I'm using all the features within it and find them all quite helpful.""The active directory that the server provides is the solution's most valuable aspect.""Windows Server is very easy to use.""Every time they perform a new release, the solution gets better and better.""The most valuable feature is Active Directory.""The main features that we are using are active directory, domain, and DNS."

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Cons
"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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"One area that needs improvement is the management console.""Support for direct USB recognition for the virtual machines would improve this solution.""Overall, from a security perspective, Microsoft needs to improve.""The solution could offer higher availability.""The command-line interface should be improved.""Right now what is needed on the server-side is an easier release process. Every year or every third year they are releasing a newer version and it could go smoother.""Better integration with more platforms would be useful.""They can simplify the utilization and control of the system when you have a lot of setups. They provided something called Windows Center or Control Center in version 2019. It's a free tool that comes with the Windows Server. You can install it on your desktop and use it. This tool simplifies the control and monitoring of all servers. If I have 200 servers, I don't need to log in to each one to configure it. I can manage them from this tool. However, this tool needs quite a lot of improvements. It's difficult to use, and they need to improve it."

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"Microsoft is relatively inexpensive compared to other database platforms.""This is not an expensive product.""It is an expensive product."

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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.

Windows Server 2016 is the most cloud-ready server Microsoft has ever built and includes a lot of technology that was inspired from our experience in the public cloud. It has big improvements in security, software-defined infrastructure and technologies to help developers build modern microservice-based applications, in the cloud or on-site. 

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
University6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Consumer Goods Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company20%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise39%
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openSUSE Leap is ranked 9th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Windows Server is ranked 2nd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 18 reviews. openSUSE Leap is rated 8.0, while Windows Server 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 Windows Server writes "Good user interface and technical support, and Active Directory is very helpful for us". openSUSE Leap is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, Ubuntu Linux, CentOS and Windows 10, whereas Windows Server is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Windows 10, Ubuntu Linux and CentOS.

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