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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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"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.""The latest versions of the solution have increased their level of stability. It's quite good now.""The solution is scalable. If an organization needs to expand it out, they shouldn't run into issues doing so.""Microsoft technology is very simple and user friendly.""It is easy to operate and perform any tasks.""In terms of most valuable feature, it has all the features. We have to use the workforce application like Microsoft Office 365. We are dependent on the operating system.""The most valuable features are the interface and the speed of switching between processes.""It offers an easy user experience for our customers."

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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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"The frequent update of the Operating system is bad because, during each update, most of the programs or applications do not function well.""The solution should offer a bit of an easier integration with authentication methods, like FIDO or FIDO2 authentication with the USB-C. They should try to simplify the process of authenticating the user. Nobody wants to remember thousands of passwords.""The only thing which concerns me is updates. It gets updated often. Sometimes, however, it automatically gets updated. That is an issue. It can happen when you do not want it to be done. It's possible it can start and your files are not saved. They may be open while your laptop enters sleep mode. Then, when you re-open the computer to continue work, it all of a sudden decides to update, destroying your work.""Windows needs improvements made with respect to security because it is still vulnerable.""If you need servers to be deployed in a production environment then you definitely want to look at a different operating system.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the security patches. The security patches do not come very frequently with the operating systems.""of the problems with Windows 10 is that it hangs when you open multiple programs.""Users should be able to access the system remotely."

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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."

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"Windows 10 is licensed. It was included with the purchase of my laptop.""For my home computer it's a lifetime license, only purchased once.""I think it is fair. I haven't bought it on my own because our laptops are from the company, and our company pays for it.""Windows 10 came with the computer when I bought it, so it was already licensed.""The initial version came with the PCs and the upgrade we were able to get cost approximately $12 per computer. It was really cheap.""The basic operating system of any hardware should be free. Therefore, it should be free. They should charge only for the enterprise level or enabling the hypervisor. They should charge for Professional Windows 10, but the basic OS should be free.""I have never bought this solution myself, I generally get it with my Notebook for free. I think they are competitively priced at this moment.""When we purchase a new machine, it comes with it, and we don't pay separately for the license."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security.
Top Answer: There is a license required for this solution and we are on an annual license.
Top Answer: The solution could improve by giving the client or customer more control.
Top Answer: Windows 10 is definitely stable.
Top Answer: There should be better support for SQL servers. We haven't started using SQL yet, but when we do, we'll need proper support. Also, it could benefit from more integration.
Top Answer: I use it on my laptop. I just use it for home usage — for personal purposes. Our company plans to increase our usage of Windows 10.
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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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Comms Service Provider15%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider27%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Computer Software Company10%
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Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company15%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise59%
Small Business57%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Linux vs. Windows 10 and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,189 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 10 reviews while Windows 10 is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 77 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 8.0, while Windows 10 is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Offers leading performance and security for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows 10 writes "Familiarity, maturity and popular productivity tools make this OS almost indispensable". Oracle Linux is most compared with Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Oracle Solaris, whereas Windows 10 is most compared with Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), openSUSE Leap and Oracle Solaris. See our Oracle Linux vs. Windows 10 report.

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