Ubuntu Linux Competitors and Alternatives

The top Ubuntu Linux competitors are
  • Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Solaris
  • openSUSE Leap
  • Windows 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • RHEL
  • Windows Server
  • Mirantis Cloud Platform
Read reviews of Ubuntu Linux competitors and alternatives
snrunixa3848
Real User
Snr Unix Admin at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

Backwards compatibility and stability are the most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The product is really good in and of itself. It does need more third-party support and applications. What needs to be improved is the documentation. That's not an issue with the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Probably more than half of the companies where I worked used Solaris, but not all of them. There were a few companies where I worked that were strictly Linux shops; no Solaris. The... more»

What other advice do I have?

I don't know if I would recommend this solution. It depends on what and how they want to implement it. I definitely would not advise against it, but a lot depends on, not only on... more»
Majid Varzideh
Consultant
IT System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us with Oracle's Linux product is the online kernel patching.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the ability to cover kernel bugs by using Oracle Ksplice online patching. The best part is that we can do this whole process without any unnecessary downtime.

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, from my experience the documentation and resources are not complete and I sometimes have to refer to Red Hat for Linux documentation. Also, because we use... more»

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

The price is good.
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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»

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