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"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."

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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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"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."

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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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"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."

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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."

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To put your enterprise in a position to win, you have to break down the barriers that hold you back. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a platform with unparalleled stability and flexibility, you can reallocate your resources toward meeting the next challenges instead of just maintaining the status quo.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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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company18%
Retailer9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company7%
Government7%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Canonical, Microsoft, Red Hat and others in Operating Systems (OS) for Business. Updated: October 2020.
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Red Hat Linux (RHEL) is ranked 3rd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 1 review while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 17 reviews. Red Hat Linux (RHEL) is rated 9.0, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Red Hat Linux (RHEL) writes "Allows us to offer our customers an easier way to get a WordPress site or to have POSTGRES or Tomcat installations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "A stable, user-friendly solution that has good standardization, visualization, and package management". Red Hat Linux (RHEL) is most compared with SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle Linux, Windows Server, Oracle Solaris and openSUSE Leap, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap, Oracle Solaris and Mirantis Cloud Platform.

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