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"The most valuable feature is that there is an inbuilt HANA firewall.""The main feature is that Linux is flexible to work with for most web-based applications.""The solution offers a secure operation system.""I have not experienced any issues with this operating system.""The stability of the solution is good. We have not had any issue with performance.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""Linux is easy to use. You have more control on a Unix system.""It's a flexible solution."

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"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.""For us, OpenStack is awesome. We want something that will be much simpler than a broad and complicated solution.""The most valuable features are stability and updates. We are not using the interface, the interface of the OS, we are using it as the server. We actually sync it through SSH and we deploy our application, so we don't have access to do it. The updates are very helpful and the way they update their OS is very helpful.""Doesn't require significant manual configuration.""The feature that I most like in Ubuntu is that it is really easy to use. Ubuntu is very easy to use and comes with many available packages. I think that Ubuntu is a good solution for the small business or a small lab.""The most valuable features are that it's free and that it is simple to use.""The security is very good."

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"We have had trouble integrating Autodesk with the SUSE manager.""I would like to see better functionality for interacting with cloud-based systems.""The free version sometimes has security holes.""The initial setup could be simplified.""The interface could improve.""Red Hat has more packages that are available than SUSE does. I'd love to see more projects based on SUSE.""SUSE could make more APIs available.""I would like to see GUI improved, it could be more user-friendly."

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"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.""The ZFS needs improvement. They do an implementation of the ZFS storage that needs improvement.""Could be better support for graphic drivers and support from the hardware lenders.""I would recommend they improve the network security, because it can be very difficult. I mentioned that when you upgrade Ubuntu, the network cut is always deactivated, so you have to restart the service to reactivate the network. It is important to improve this ability.""It could be easier for beginners and the user interface could be more user-friendly.""The user interface needs to be more user-friendly."

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"When we first implemented this product, we had licenses for support.""I have to pay for a license in order to get support.""There is a free tier and a paid support tier. If you do not need support, then the solution is free to use. If you need support then there is an option for that as well.""Anyone can use Linux because it is open-source."

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"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.""Ubuntu is an open-source Linux operating system that can be used free of charge.""Ubuntu Linux is open-source and available to use free of charge.""It is also manageable and financially affordable."

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Top Answer: Their performances and pricing are comparable.  RHEL is more popular in terms of security, stability and reliability. RHAL has more addons to offer and offers more popular cloud services too.
Top Answer: The stability of the solution is good. We have not had any issue with performance.
Top Answer: There is a free tier and a paid support tier. If you do not need support, then the solution is free to use. If you need support then there is an option for that as well.
Top Answer: The tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution.
Top Answer: There is not a license needed for the solution. You only have to pay for technical support.
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The modern and modular OS helps simplify multimodal IT, makes traditional IT infrastructure efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. As a result, you can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments.

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Air India, Akademicki Szpital Kliniczny (ASK), Allone, Altran, Apollo, ARCHIVA, Asia Innovatory Management School, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, AutoData Norge AS, Baldor Electric, Business Connexion, CASIO, Ciclum Farma, Delta Lloyd, Edumate , HPE,  SAP SE,  Lenovo, BMW, T-Systems, UCX, Turners & Growers, Shenzhen Development Bank, Bosch Group, JK Tyres & Industries, IOCL, European Space Agency, Daimler AG, China Minsheng Banking Corp, Café Coffee Day, Unisys,  Petrochina Company Ltd, Fitch Ratings, ABeam Consulting Co Ltd, Tyro Payments, Rackspace, Pacific Textiles, ...
Samsung, eBay, AT&T, Walmart, Cisco, Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg, Best Buy, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Ericsson, Orange, Wells Fargo
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm11%
Hospitality Company11%
Computer Software Company11%
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company7%
Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Educational Organization6%
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization7%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise38%
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise34%
Find out what your peers are saying about SUSE Linux Enterprise vs. Ubuntu Linux and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.

SUSE Linux Enterprise is ranked 6th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 8 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 68 reviews. SUSE Linux Enterprise is rated 8.8, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SUSE Linux Enterprise writes "Stable with an elegant design and good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community". SUSE Linux Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), openSUSE Leap, CentOS, Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, CentOS, Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and openSUSE Leap. See our SUSE Linux Enterprise vs. Ubuntu Linux report.

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