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2018-02-01T08:29:00Z

What needs improvement with Oracle Linux?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle Linux.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The security and integration could improve.

2021-08-13T09:46:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The security could improve in the solution.

2021-07-28T07:28:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution could improve by giving the client or customer more control.

2021-06-11T09:29:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The security could always be slightly improved on the product. We'd like it if it was a bit more secure.

2021-04-27T13:14:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The GUI could be made more attractive.

2021-02-10T13:05:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Oracle Linux is almost the same as Red Hat, but it takes a long time to download, in comparison. The download speed is not good. Oracle can improve their servers capacity, especially in Asia.

2021-01-23T15:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The installation documentation needs to be improved, especially the current installation guide. For example it states that it is needed to format and to store the installation ISO on a DVD, but this is not possible to do in 8.0+ versions, as the ISO files are 7-9GB - greater than 4GB and the regular DVDs do not support it. The actual 8.3 version ISO cannot be put on USB either, as a file as the setup requires the 9GB ISO also as a file, but this imposes the use of exFAT instead of FAT32, which is not supported by the system boot. Therefore I installed 8.1 from USB, which went just fine and upgraded to 8.3 afterwards with YUM. My network card is supported by 5.3 kernel (UEK), but not supported by the 4.x RedHat kernel used too, which I had to realize by chance. My video and network cards are not completely supported in the 8.1-8.3 versions, better compatibility with up-to-date hardware is needed. When looking for compatible drivers, there was no clear statement which drivers are supported. Better directions are needed regarding hardware drivers and how to obtain them. From my experience with Oracle, I completely rely on its documentation and its presence, completeness and reliability was one of the reasons to choose Oracle Linux. The documentation I see worked for 8.1 or 8.2 setups, but not for 8.3. It needs update - Oracle Linux 8.3 changed the installation procedure and doesn't match the documentation. My experience with Oracle is that what is written in the documentation just works. This time it did not help. The ability to update the look-and-feel of the Desktop UI would be beneficial - the current one is pale to my taste, it is black, grey and white. They could provide more repositories of tested software, or at least refer to them and comment on their use.

2020-12-31T13:10:38Z
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Top 5Consultant

Oracle Linux is downstream from Red Hat Linux. This solution has the same pain points. I would probably mention that fleet deployment and management could be improved. It would be ideal if they added a faster implementation of the security fixes, if possible.

2020-11-04T06:43:37Z
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I decided to purchase Oracle Database. I thought that if I bought the product, I would get support. I asked some easy questions to the sales agent who contacted me. He was more interested in selling me the cloud database than answering my questions. I learned that I am too small for Oracle. I continued with CentOS and Postgres. Google provides me with all the information I need. I could not get all the information I needed from Oracle.

2019-01-18T07:46:00Z
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User

Improve performance and integration with new releases without affecting the ability and stability of the system.

2018-11-20T17:40:00Z
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Real User

It does not have any reporting on attempted intrusions.

2018-07-12T09:32:00Z
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Kernel updates.

2018-03-05T20:23:00Z
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MSP

What we found in moving from Oracle Linux 6 to Oracle Linux 7 was the whole interfacing with the application and the fact that operating had all changed, all the commands had changed. You need to be aware that there is some kind of training, some kind of handover required for your technical guys, understanding different ways of interacting with it. Bear that in mind.

2018-02-01T08:29:00Z
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