Compare Oracle Linux vs. Windows 10

Oracle Linux is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 7 reviews while Windows 10 is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review. Oracle Linux is rated 8.6, while Windows 10 is rated 8.0. 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 Windows 10 writes "Faster, more efficient, and more secure than the previous OS". Oracle Linux is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Oracle Solaris and CentOS, whereas Windows 10 is most compared with Windows Server, Ubuntu Linux and openSUSE Leap.
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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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The work is now faster and more efficient because most of the running programs do not crash during the run stage, like the previous version we were using for work.

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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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The frequent update of the Operating system is bad because, during each update, most of the programs or applications do not function well.

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The pricing and licensing are good.

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Oracle Enterprise Linux

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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Comms Service Provider17%
Software R&D Company11%
Manufacturing Company6%
Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider7%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company6%
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