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Pros
"The ability to manipulate the zones and the files within the zones from a global OS provides us flexibility that no other virtualization can match.""Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."

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"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.""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.""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."

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Cons
"Oracle customer service is slow at times.""Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."

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"The solution could be better integrated with Microsoft.""They aren't as user-friendly as Microsoft. The solution can use a better UI.""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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is no OS licensing cost if you use their hardware and purchase hardware maintenance.""If you buy Oracle hardware it's supported free with the hardware. If you're putting it on non-Oracle hardware, that is when you buy the support license, which is also very reasonable. It is $1000 dollars per year, so it's not overly expensive."

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"I use the free version, so I don't have any license fees.""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."

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Oracle Solaris is a complete, secure, enterprise-grade cloud platform. From built-in, near zero-overhead virtualization and application-driven Software Defined Networking, to scalable data management and high availability clustering, we give you everything you need to build your enterprise cloud.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 is the world's most advanced enterprise operating system. It delivers security, speed, and simplicity for enterprise cloud environments and DevOps

For more information on Oracle Solaris, visit Oracle.com

Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world.
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Siemens, IVVSamsung, eBay, AT&T, Walmart, Cisco, Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg, Best Buy, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Ericsson, Orange, Wells Fargo
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Consumer Goods Company8%
Security Firm8%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider28%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer13%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business58%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise26%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Solaris vs. Ubuntu Linux and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,164 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Solaris is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 4 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 23 reviews. Oracle Solaris is rated 9.8, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "Powerful with high availability and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Provides flexibility and freedom to do whatever you need to do and is highly stable and resilient". Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Windows 10, CentOS and Windows Server, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Linux (RHEL). See our Oracle Solaris vs. Ubuntu Linux report.

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