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"Oracle Linux is very compatible with other platforms.""The stability is excellent and the initial setup is easy.""Once installed, the product is good, I like it. The core of the software is really good.""The user interface is comfortable and easy to use.""We use Oracle Linux to test our software, and we also recommend Oracle Linux to our customers.""It's very useful for hosting other Oracle products.""The good thing about Oracle Linux is that it's free, as long as you don't want support.""One of the main features of this solution is it is secure."

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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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"I think they should also pay more attention to the open-source community.""It would be ideal if they added a faster implementation of the security fixes, if possible.""The installation documentation needs to be improved""The GUI could be made more attractive.""The download speed is not good. Oracle can improve their servers capacity, especially in Asia.""We'd like it if it was a bit more secure.""They should increase security.""Most day-to-day applications are not native to this solution. You have to run an emulator or virtual machine, such as VMware to access these Windows applications."

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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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"Nowadays, Oracle is very open toward price negotiation; they negotiate well with their clients""This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge.""The licensing is expensive.""Oracle Linux is very cheap at this time.""The solution is free.""There is a license required for this solution and we are on an annual license.""The licensing cost is expensive. It should be reduced by at least half.""We pay for a license for this solution annually."

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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 installation is straightforward and it did not take very long.
Top Answer: We pay for a license for this solution annually.
Top Answer: The security and integration could improve.
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.
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Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization are powerful open source foundation products optimized for building both Private and Public Cloud Infrastructure. They provide a secure, scalable, and flexible platform for running both legacy and next generation Cloud Native Applications. As the foundation for Oracle’s Public and Managed Clouds, customers benefit from the comprehensive co-engineering which ensures a robust and highly manageable platform that is battle-tested in one of the worlds largest public clouds.. Unlike many other commercial Linux distributions, Oracle Linux is easy to download and completely free to use, free to distribute, and free to update. And Oracle Linux Support levels are simple and low cost, featuring Premier lifetime support, access to additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, zero-downtime kernel updates using Ksplice, and access to award-winning Oracle support resources and customer support specialists.

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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company13%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider28%
Manufacturing Company5%
Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Educational Organization6%
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization7%
Company Size
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise58%
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Linux vs. Ubuntu Linux and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,608 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Linux is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 14 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 68 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 7.8, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Reliable, with good technical support, but it works well only with Oracle products ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community". Oracle Linux is most compared with CentOS, Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows Server, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with CentOS, Windows Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and openSUSE Leap. See our Oracle Linux vs. Ubuntu Linux report.

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