Compare Oracle Linux vs. Ubuntu Linux

Oracle Linux is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 7 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 2nd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 10 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 8.6, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Ksplice allows us to apply hot-patching without downtime and avoid scheduling issues across multiple organizations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "A stable, user-friendly solution that has good standardization, visualization, and package management". Oracle Linux is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Oracle Solaris and CentOS, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris and openSUSE Leap. See our Oracle Linux vs. Ubuntu Linux report.
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Pros
We are using the firewall for intrusion prevention, and it has performed well.With Oracle Linux Ksplice specifically, we have organizations looking for minimum downtime. We're able to apply hot-patching at any time; once we've proven they're tested, ready to go, we don't need to take downtime to apply them.It provides for stable Oracle deployments.

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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 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.

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It does not have any reporting on attempted intrusions.What we found in moving from Oracle Linux 6 to Oracle Linux 7 was the whole interfacing with the application and the fact that operating had all changed, all the commands had changed. You need to be aware that there is some kind of training, some kind of handover required for your technical guys, understanding different ways of interacting with it. Bear that in mind.Kernel updates need improvement.

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Ubuntu should create some specific features, like Red Hat. Red Hat has provided many features for open-source, like FreeIPA.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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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing and licensing are good.

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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

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.

For more information on Oracle Linux, visit Oracle.com/linux and see a whitepaper here

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