Oracle Linux Competitors and Alternatives

The top Oracle Linux competitors are
  • RHEL
  • Oracle Solaris
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Windows Server
Read reviews of Oracle Linux competitors and alternatives
Khalid Kamran
Real User
Manager IT at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Jan 16 2017

What is most valuable?

Work Folder Synchronization: This feature provides offline synchronization of users’ data whether it resides in a desktop, laptop or hand-held... more»

What needs improvement?

Performance-related defaults should be set according to role of the server. Windows 2012 provides a thumbnail view of different roles that a... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is a complex issue when it comes to Microsoft. Read all the detail and assess your requirements before finalizing any licensing option.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. We were upgrading our hardware, so decided to upgrade the OS version as well.

What other advice do I have?

Plan according to your environment.
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Red Hat
Aditya Lad
Real User
Software Engineer at a security firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The GUI for network adapters and built-in tools provided by RHEL, such as the Mozilla browser, have been valuable. Since they come built-in, it... more»

What needs improvement?

Improvements are necessary to stay in the market and face the competition. I really think that the upgrade policies between the major versions,... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is a bit on the expensive side, mainly because of the support they provide. However, it is quite affordable if you are an... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we did not use a previous solution. We knew about Red Hat from our inception. It was a pretty well-known enterprise platform.

What other advice do I have?

I have worked on a few Linux platforms, but Red Hat is a different experience. Due to its stability, it makes an excellent choice. It’s... more»
Giacomo Ferrara
Real User
Interim CTO at a tech services company with self employed
Aug 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of Oracle's technology are the use of Kernel Zones and a ZFS file system, which is the best choice for a shared file... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It offers zero-overhead virtualization. * It's an application-driven software. * Its networking has helped me combine the power of a neural... more»

What needs improvement?

Needs NTFS support and VMware compatibility. To install Solaris as a VMware virtual machine, I need to convert the VirtualBox image to a VMware... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is more expensive, but very complete and worth enacting.

What other advice do I have?

Best choice for professional workers: I personally suggest Oracle Solaris. I'm happy to test the Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta.

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