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Pros
"Oracle Linux is very compatible with other platforms.""The stability is excellent and the initial setup is easy."

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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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"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."

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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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"Nowadays, Oracle is very open toward price negotiation; they negotiate well with their clients"

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"Microsoft is relatively inexpensive compared to other database platforms.""This is not an expensive product.""It is an expensive product.""In our case, we primarily use Microsoft, so the cost is a lot less. But some of our customers have spent approximately $12,000 a year on the operating system license."

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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.

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

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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Computer Software Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Computer Software Company14%
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Computer Software Company18%
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Large Enterprise59%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Linux vs. Windows Server and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,290 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Linux is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 3 reviews while Windows Server is ranked 3rd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 20 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 7.4, while Windows Server 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 Server writes "Good user interface and technical support, and Active Directory is very helpful for us". Oracle Linux is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Solaris and Windows 10, whereas Windows Server is most compared with Windows 10, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu Linux, CentOS and Oracle Solaris. See our Oracle Linux vs. Windows Server report.

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