We performed a comparison between Oracle Linux and Windows 10 based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Operating Systems (OS) for Business solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is more supported and supportable in the enterprise sense than Ubuntu or perhaps a smaller distro, but it's also flexible enough to easily transport from platform to platform: ISA to ISA, production to development, and vice versa."
"The most valuable features are stability and supportability... You want to have something that's up and running and stable, something that's not going to crash. But if we do have an issue, we can get somebody for technical support who can help us work through the problems."
"The most valuable features are the specification and technical guides, they are most important the security."
"The most valuable feature is the Identity Management. You pay almost the same subscription cost for normal RHEL and you get the central Identity Management. You would need to pay much more if you were using other applications or products like Active Directory from Microsoft."
"The most valuable thing about Red Hat is its stability, uptime, and support for various hardware vendors. Linux servers, in general, are relatively secure and they are more secure than Windows and other products."
"This is a very robust product that doesn't require a lot of handling. It just works."
"Automation is the most valuable feature. I don't like having to solve a problem more than once. If I can just whip up some code to take care of deploying something, responding to something, etc., then that is what I prefer. It is a lot easier out-of-the-box to do than it is with Windows. With Windows, there is always the process of bootstrapping into being able to have the automation framework available, then making the automation framework work."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"It has a good amount of mount points."
"Oracle Linux is very secure making it one of the most valuable features. Additionally, it is easy to manage."
"Oracle Linux is very compatible with other platforms."
"The installation is straightforward and it did not take very long."
"The most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security."
"It is good for web, network, and file management."
"Oracle Linux's most valuable feature is flexibility."
"I have found all the features to be valuable. I like the compatibility of Windows with other products, I can add applications. The general compatibility of Microsoft is good, I know that I can use all the Microsoft products."
"The interface is easy to use."
"I like the changes made to the user interface compared to the previous version of Windows such as Windows eight and Windows nine."
"The main features of Windows 10 are ease of use and performance."
"The solution is easy to use."
"It is user friendly and very easy."
"The solution has good performance. However, I personally prefer Mac."
"Windows setup isn't very complicated. Mostly, we have someone proficient in Windows to do our installations."
"Their pricing and documentation can be improved."
"Red Hat can be tricky at times, but all operating systems are. The moves to systemd and NetworkManager haven't made the product more user-friendly. Let's put it that way. The network management they had before was easier and somewhat more reliable than NetworkManager, which Red Hat forces us to use now."
"Red Hat's standard deployment is with Satellite and Kickstart, but we're looking at other options to help speed it along. We do have a mix of bare metal and virtualized servers and it's easier to spin up in the virtualized world versus bare metal. That's why we're looking at some options outside of Red Hat, for the bare metal."
"The price is something that can be improved, as they are still being undercut."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"The Authselect tool needs improvement. This tool is used to connect your system to an identity provider or directory service, e.g., openLDAP. There is documentation and descriptions. While there are a few use cases and examples described, it is sometimes hard to use these tools to set up the configuration that we need for our specific environment. I would like it if there was more general information about the tool, not just describing a use case. For example, here is how to do it and how to connect to some kind of openLDAP service as well as more information about when you need to configure certificate services and mutual authentication."
"In the past and with older versions, you couldn't expand the root file system without rebooting the server or restarting the operating system. That is something that they have actually corrected now, which is great. They corrected that issue somewhere around RHEL 7."
"I would like training to be added to the subscription. It would be useful for when you have to train yourself or get a certification. There are many things that we are not using because we don't know how to use them. Having training included in the subscription would help us in learning more things and utilizing the full power of the solution."
"The solution needs to improve there their capability with most of the applications."
"The graphic interface could be improved to work better in a desktop environment."
"The installation documentation needs to be improved"
"For usability, the GUI options during the initial setup could be included with advanced functionalities that are now currently only possible on the CLI."
"I think they should also pay more attention to the open-source community."
"It could also have a more user-friendly interface."
"We'd like it if it was a bit more secure."
"They should increase security."
"Windows reboot too often, it is a nightmare. I hate it."
"The interface itself could be more user-friendly."
"It would be helpful if Windows had its own antivirus to protect the OS. They should provide an antivirus with it."
"It would be nice to have more integration with other platforms, something which is always welcome."
"Windows 10 isn't as stable as MacOS and requires too many patches. When the patches are installing, it slows down the PC. These changes are complex, and many processes are running simultaneously, so we experience a decrease in speed."
"Windows 10 could be improved by making the price cheaper."
"The product could be more scalable."
"Everything's tied-in via Bluetooth; it's kind of a pain in the ass because it hijacks your calls."
To put your enterprise in a position to win, you have to break down the barriers that hold you back. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a platform with unparalleled stability and flexibility, you can reallocate your resources toward meeting the next challenges instead of just maintaining the status quo.
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Oracle Linux is an open-source operating system developed to assist businesses with virtualization, development, and management of cloud-native applications. Users can utilize the platform to automate performance tracking and security management for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments.
Oracle Linux can help professionals improve IT infrastructures, inspect source code and binaries, and distribute software updates. Users can use the integrated catalog to learn more about independent software vendors (ISVs) and their operating system apps. Oracle Linux also aids managers in monitoring enterprise workload performance, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), and keeping track of the latest Linux kernel updates.
Oracle Linux gives customers the ability to use hardware-accelerated memory encryption to protect active data in RAMs, CPU caches, and CPU registers. Oracle Linux helps Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) users with binary code compatibility. Through a tracing framework called DTrace, Oracle Linux allows software developers to track and analyze the activity of the operating system and user programs.
Oracle Linux Features
Oracle Linux has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Oracle Linux Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Oracle Linux. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Oracle Linux stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its stability and scalability. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
One PeerSpot reviewer, an IT Manager, reports, “I find the virtualization the most valuable.” He adds, “Oracle Linux is the best Linux operating system that I have ever known. It is very stable and strong.”
An Enterprise Architect at a financial services firm writes of the solution, “You also don't have memory issues, especially when it is engineered with platforms like Exadata and Oracle Cluster. These give you the most throughput and performance.” He adds, “It is very scalable, especially on platforms like Oracle Cluster and Exadata.”
Windows 10 is one of Microsoft’s most advanced operating systems for personal computers (PCs), tablets, and other similar devices. To date this operating system is active on more than 1.3 billion personal computers worldwide.
Windows 10 has many features that make it arguably the most popular operating system for PCs on the planet. Included in these are a wealth of security features designed to stop malware from compromising both devices and networks. It has integrations for various multifactor authentication as well as non-password-reliant login technologies such as iris scanning. These keep networks safe from the moment that a user logs in. It also has security tools which not only identify, isolate, and remove threats, but also limit the damage that they can cause.
Benefits of Windows 10
Some of the benefits of using Windows 10 include:
Reviews from Real Users
The Windows 10 operating system stands out from the competition for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to secure users from digital threats and its main app management screen, which gives users the ability to easily manage their applications.
One PeerSpot user who is the founder, president, and COO at an analyst firm, noted Windows 10’s impressive security suite when they wrote, “My impression is that the security via Windows Defender is good enough that I no longer feel a need for another third-party security solution, which had always been the case in the past. I think that perception still holds true.”
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.”
Oracle Linux is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 34 reviews while Windows 10 is ranked 3rd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 195 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 8.2, while Windows 10 is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Reliable, with good technical support, but it works well only with Oracle products ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows 10 writes "Modern apps and features like Windows Hello provide a consumer-friendly experience". Oracle Linux is most compared with Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Solaris and Windows Server, whereas Windows 10 is most compared with Windows Server, Ubuntu Linux, Oracle Solaris, openSUSE Leap and CentOS. See our Oracle Linux vs. Windows 10 report.
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