PeerSpot takes a user-centered approach to creating product comparisons that help IT decision-makers arrive at informed decisions. Instead of relying on the word of the companies that create the technological solutions, they go to the users themselves. Real users offer true feedback without any of the partiality that the solutions’ vendors may have. This is a place where peers in the tech world unite to help each other choose the products that are most appropriate for their needs.
PeerSpot’s users have made it easy for decision-makers to choose the Operating Systems (OS) for Business Solutions that most fit their business objectives. They have created a ranked list of solutions according to how potentially valuable they feel these products may be to other users. What follows are the top five ranked products for 2022:
1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux
PeerSpot users rank Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the best overall Operating System for Businesses. This highly flexible solution enables users to manage their business operations most effectively. Users can scale it to meet the demands of their business. Red Hat Enterprise Linux has a high level of integration, which increases the number of options available. Users can seamlessly integrate a number of different system types to meet their needs.
Don B., the systems administrator at Ithaca College, writes, “The feature that I like the most is that we can integrate it easily with our existing infrastructure. We found that it is much easier to deploy RHEL in our environment compared to a competing distribution like Ubuntu. This is because we also use RHEL Satellite, which is the patching and lifecycle management application that binds all of our RHELs and allows us to push out new stuff.”
The principle AIX et Linux analyst at a hospitality company writes, "Linux overall needs improvement. They cannot go much beyond what Linus Torvalds's kernel implementation can do. I come from AIX, and there were very cool things in AIX that I am missing dearly, e.g., being able to support not only adding, but also reducing memory and number of processors. That is not supported on Linux right now, and it is the same for the mainstream file systems supported by Red Hat.”
2. Ubuntu Linux
Ubuntu Linux is PeerSpot users’ second favorite Operating System for Business. It is also the top-rated OpenStack tool solution. Ubuntu Linux is an open source solution that supports many different types of devices. This secure and mostly free solution allows businesses to conserve resources. Additionally, it allows them to run their machines without compromising system security. The code is highly secure and will keep your network running virus- and malware-free. Running the built-in programs will shield your system from digital threats.
A technician who also serves as a network and systems administrator for an ITAS Program at a university writes, "I like the fact that I can make it very secure with my own knowledge, which makes it different from Windows that does things in the background by magic, and you hope that it's secure. I like the availability of starting with Linux with totally minimal permissions for anybody and then increasing it on an as-needed basis. This is probably the most important to me."
Franco P., the founder and CEO of Applied Labs, writes, “What we need to have is more tools to access the Windows environment of Ubuntu Linux, so we'll be able to say: "These are opportunities for your operational expenditure and cost cutting. These can help make your company better and allow you to provide more data to your customers more quickly."
3. Windows 10
Windows 10 is PeerSpot’s third highest ranked Operating System for Business. It is one of the most advanced solutions for personal computers (PCs), tablets, and other similar devices that Windows has ever produced. Its features offer users a wealth of benefits. Windows 10 has a vast variety of security features that constantly scan your system and actively seek to protect you from digital threats. These features also work to mitigate, contain, and resolve issues should they arise. It also allows you to securely browse the internet. Even if you are infected by malware, the infected machine will be isolated to prevent the infection from spreading.
Mike K., a collaboration specialist at a comms service provider, takes note of the main app management screen when he writes, “I like the main window pane where you can sort your mostly used and different types of apps, such as OneDrive, Google Chrome, and Access. I can just open up the main window, and those apps are right there at my fingertips.”
Karan C., a digital workplace solutions and pre-sales architect at a tech services company, writes, “The experience could be a little more modernized. I can't compare it with Android, where the experience is really user-friendly. The compatibility of having an Android app being run inside a simulator on Windows is something that can be added. I think that's still a long way to go, but I think that's a scenario that could possibly address some of the concerns.”
4. Windows Server
Windows Serveris PeerSpot’s fourth highest ranked Operating System for Businesses. It is an OS that runs on both servers and service networked applications. Windows Server offers a number of benefits. It provides a high level of security. Administrators have the ability to dictate the types of authorized programs. If malware does penetrate the network, administrators can isolate it to prevent it from spreading. Users can also automate some of the more routine server management tasks so that they can focus time and resources on other more complex tasks.
Antonio D., a sales manager at INFOSEC, writes, “The product is a good operating system. The features fit our needs very well. For example, with Windows Server, you can use a machine for printing, accessing the internet, or using some applications. You can do it all with one server. You don't need several servers. One is enough.”
A software engineer at a tech services company writes, “In a future release, it would be helpful if there were more tools to help us do some performance testing. The last time we needed to look for tools online and choose some third-party tools to analyze how the application is performing. If they could instead provide us with pre-installed tools, that would be better. There are some but they don't really give you the information that we are looking for.”
5. Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux has been ranked by PeerSpot users as the number 5 solution. It is an open source program that allows users to build cloud infrastructure. Oracle Linux is completely free to use and upgrade. It is highly scalable and secure, which allows users to create infrastructure that will stand up to a wide variety of threats. Finally, it is flexible enough to handle both older applications as well as newer, more advanced programs.
Slava U., a master consultant concerning RedHat & Oracle Cloud, Virtualization, Automation at a computer software company, writes, “Ksplice is the solution's most valuable aspect. Basically, what that allows us to do, is it allows us to patch and update the Kernel without a reboot. To me, that is the most outstanding feature of Oracle Linux.”
Rusi P., the senior software engineer at a financial services firm, writes, “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.”
I too would like to see this list expand to all of the relevant Linux distributions. I'm really surprised to see Oracle Linux on here and not see Rocky or Alma. As is shown in this chart generated from data provided by the Fedora project: https://rocky-stats.tiuxo.com/static/el_by_distro_line.png
Rocky and Alma are far more relevant and widely used than Oracle.
This is an insightful article.
But in my opinion, Rocky Linux (as a potential successor) of CentOS, will be the next big thing in the open-source world, as already many solutions are supporting it though only the BETA version for now.
Still, your article is quite a heads up. Thanks!