Windows 10 Competitors and Alternatives

The top Windows 10 competitors are
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Solaris
  • openSUSE Leap
  • Windows Server
Read reviews of Windows 10 competitors and alternatives
Ubuntu Linux Logo
Canonical
Marc Fellman
Real User
Senior Developer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

I like it that Ubuntu is actually free and was one of the first with a decent hardware recognition during installation. It is still free, where... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have used it professionally on some occasions but mainly to maintain the home network. Long Time Support has helped me to prevent regular... more»

What needs improvement?

The Linux for desktop marketing could be improved but that is not only for Canonical/Ubuntu an issue. How could these areas be improved? All... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I used other distributions, such as Slackware, Mandrake, Redhat, Debian and, of all of those, I like the way Ubuntu is setup the best.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it if you need al Linux based server. Just start downloading it and using it. It is free.
CentOS Logo
CentOS
SCMAdmin425
Real User
SCM administrator at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The solution provides stability and standardization. CentOS is fairly faithful to the Linux Standards Base,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's good to have a stable server OS that many people understand in depth. It has easier to find CentOS internal... more»

What needs improvement?

Out of the box, the NFS client is weak. It needs considerable kernel tuning before it runs NFS-bound applications... more»

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

Buy a Red Hat license. It's worth it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were using Suse Enterprise. It was too non-standard. We often ended up fighting its mysterious "Yet Another Setup... more»

What other advice do I have?

FreeBSD may be a better choice for network intensive applications, if your apps will run on it.
StevenWilliams
Real User
Platform Architect at Ally Financial Inc.
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its flexibility in virtualization, flexibility in dynamic reallocation of resources and security.

How has it helped my organization?

It's an integrated stack for us, so hardware, software, OS and platform all work together, because they all come from Oracle. It easy with the... more»

What needs improvement?

Live migration of kernel zones would be the biggest improvement for us; the ability to migrate that from one hardware platform to another on the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had a solution that was going out of support. It was dying off, so we needed to move to a newer platform. Because Oracle already had the... more»

What other advice do I have?

When you're doing a TCO analysis, you have to take all factors into consideration, such as migration cost, training cost, back line support... more»

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