Fredrik LehtonenSystems Analyst at Intraservice/City of G̦teborg
Anonymous UserHead of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution has features that simplify adoption for non-Linux users. There is an interface that you can activate on RHEL systems, and on other Linux systems as well, so that you will get a graphical user interface instead of just a shell. It's easier for an administrator who is used to only working on Windows."
"Its security is the most valuable. It is very stable and has many features. It also has good performance. Some of our clients were using Windows servers and products. I suggested Red Hat Linux to them and described the features. They switched to it, and they really loved it. There were around 50 servers in my last company, and they switched all those servers from Windows to Red Hat. I used to manage those servers."
"Customer support is valuable."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"I like the fact that most of the system configuration is Namespace so it's easy to get to and easy to configure, and most of it still uses text documents. Not all of it's a menu-driven-type entry. I also like the fact that it's a very standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate."
"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."
"Sometimes they don't have new versions for applications like Apache or PHP. I understand it's because they have to have support for them, so they can't have the latest version all the time, but that's the main thing I see that could be improved."
"It is mostly better than other solutions. However, it is sometimes difficult for disaster recovery, so we have to plan accordingly."
"Their pricing and documentation can be improved."
"Linux overall needs improvement. They cannot go much beyond what Linus Torvalds's kernel implementation can do. I come from AIX, and there were very cool things in AIX that I am missing dearly, e.g., being able to support not only adding, but also reducing memory and number of processors. That is not supported on Linux right now, and it is the same for the mainstream file systems supported by Red Hat. There is no way of reducing a file system or logical volume. Whereas, in AIX, it was a shoo-in. These are the little things where we can say, "Ah, we are missing AIX for that.""
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"I'd like to see more of NCurses type menu systems in some instances. We're dealing with SUSE Enterprise Linux, they have an NCurses menu system. It's a menu system. It will write there. Even some of the higher-end Unix systems like AIX have some inner menu system where all the configuration tools are right there so your administrator doesn't have to jump through multiple directories to configure files if needed. I like the simplicity of Red Hat because it's pretty easy but having an NCurses menu when you have to get something done quickly would be nice."
"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."
"In terms of the solution’s single subscription and install repository for all types of systems, we can have as many RHEL installations as we want because we have a specific subscription that entitles us to have as many RHEL services as we want. We pay for a subscription and with that we get RHEL and Satellite as well."
"Red Hat Linux is inexpensive. Linux solutions are generally inexpensive."
"RHEL is expensive."
"Because it is a subscription, you can go elastic. This means you can buy a year, then you can skip a year. It is not like when you buy something. You don't buy it. You are paying for the support on something, and if you don't pay for the support on something, there is no shame because there are no upfront costs. It changes the equation. However, we have such growth right now on the Linux platform that we are reusing and scavenging these licenses. From a business standpoint, not having to buy, but just having to pay for maintenance, changes a lot of the calculations."
"We have a site license on a yearly basis. Generally, we're okay with its price, but everything could be cheaper."
"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."
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 6 reviews while Windows 10 is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 83 reviews. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is rated 8.6, while Windows 10 is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) writes "Has a standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows 10 writes "Familiarity, maturity and popular productivity tools make this OS almost indispensable". Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle Linux, Windows Server, CentOS and Oracle Solaris, whereas Windows 10 is most compared with Windows Server, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Solaris, Ubuntu Linux and CentOS. See our Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) vs. Windows 10 report.
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