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We performed a comparison between Oracle Solaris 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.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This product is stable, has good documentation, lots of solutions, a big community, and good support.""Solaris's best features are high availability, robustness, and database hosting.""The most valuable feature of Oracle Solaris is the incremental backup that happens in the system.""Solaris is scalable because they have their own file system, like CFS.""Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten since we haven't faced any issues.""We like that the virtualization is built in, so you don't have to spend extra money on buying licenses for a hypervisor.""The stability of the solution is good.""The most valuable feature is the ease of setup."

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"Microsoft recently has been doing a lot to improve their products and we've been happy with the advances.""The installation process is pretty easy.""I like that it's a very easy solution to use. It's also very easy to integrate it for our customers. It's a very intuitive operating system, and if they take their time to go through it quickly, they can use it without any support.""One of the most valuable features is that there is one processor. Some other valuable features are the firewall, antivirus protection, Microsoft Defender, and Outlook.""The most valuable feature is how friendly the interface is. I expect that we will soon go up to Windows 11 because it's already available.""Windows 10 is a pretty standard platform. It does its job.""The solution overall works well.""I have found Windows 10 to be very user-friendly and has good performance."

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"The solution is pricey and can be improved by lowering the cost.""I believe before Oracle was using Oracle Linux, they were using Oracle Solaris for their customers who are using Oracle databases. This was because it was more optimized for the hardware built for it. It has good performance for the database only. However, if you take it out of the Oracle applications, it will not do well compared to other operating systems, such as Linux or even Windows can have better performance.""Solaris is not easy to use. It needs better GUI, UI, and configuration tools.""There is an issue where Solaris doesn't give the correct figures for memory use when checked.""Solaris' package management could be improved, especially in comparison to Linux.""When we switch over to Solaris it was not easy because we had some troubles with the performance. Solaris is from Oracle and you would expect that it would run flawlessly, but we had some issues in sizing the previous Linux environment to the Solaris environment.""I don't want to receive any updates on Oracle""This product is not as flexible as other similar solutions on the market today."

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"It's difficult to determine the source of an issue when it comes to performance.""Windows explorer does not support two windows systems.""There is a lot of preloaded information on Windows 10, that impacts the memory position.""So it would be nice to have the option to switch between this design and the previous one. Working with Windows 7, I preferred to use commands or applications like in the old version.""Security-wise, Windows 10 should be more stable.""The performance isn't perfect. It does not provide a good value for the money you spend on it.""I would prefer it if the solution was cheaper.""Windows 10 is not so stable sometimes. We've seen bugs before, so we contacted Microsoft technical support and they resolved it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is not good and needs to improve."
  • "This solution needs a license to use it."
  • "There are no licensing fees but you can opt to pay for support."
  • "It is a very expensive product."
  • "The price of Oracle Solaris could be less expensive."
  • "The solution is expensive and is based on an annual fee."
  • "Solaris is highly priced compared to other solutions, but since it's a niche product, this is to be expected."
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  • "I have a home license that costs me around 1,000 rupees."
  • "There is a license for this solution and it is a one-time purchase."
  • "There is a license for this solution and it normally comes free with any system."
  • "I believe there is an agreement with Microsoft to pay the licensing fee yearly."
  • "We already have a license for Windows 10 in our role as Microsoft partners."
  • "The license is built into whatever you have purchased. For example, we purchased our Lenovo laptop and the license for Windows 10 was built in."
  • "I do not have to pay for the license, it was included in the initial cost."
  • "The licensing fees could be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:When comparing Oracle Linux and Solaris, I believe that Linux is more secure and more flexible. It is also very suitable for enterprises that are already Oracle solution users. I found Linux to be… more »
    Top Answer:We like that the virtualization is built in, so you don't have to spend extra money on buying licenses for a hypervisor.
    Top Answer:Solaris is highly priced compared to other solutions, but since it's a niche product, this is to be expected.
    Top Answer:We are in 2022, so why can't we put a note in a folder?! Think how useful it is. As an organization, you and I have a mort of files, and usually a few employees work on the same file. They need to… more »
    Top Answer:We use Windows 10 for regular office jobs and automation design.
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    Also Known As
    Solaris 11, Solaris
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    Oracle Solaris is a trusted business platform that provides consistent compatibility, is simple to use, is always secure, and is designed to help you run your modern and legacy enterprise applications. The solution is the most recommended enterprise operating system for Oracle Database and Java applications and is engineered for large-scale enterprise deployments.

    Oracle Solaris Features

    Oracle Solaris has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Application binary guarantee
    • Unified archives
    • Rich selection of DevOps tools
    • REST-based configuration and monitoring
    • Software security assurance
    • Automated installer
    • Image packaging system and ZFS boot environments
    • Simplified system life-cycle, application life-cycle, and cloud capabilities
    • Constraint packages
    • Fault diagnosis
    • Service management facility

    Oracle Solaris Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Oracle Solaris. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Portable and scalable
    • Interoperable and compatible
    • Simple to use
    • Infrastructure designed to scale on large systems without code
    • Supports a wide range of hardware
    • 24 x 7 support from Oracle
    • Portability across different architectures
    • Supports tools optimized for Oracle hardware devices
    • Guarantees binary compatibility for your applications across various Oracle Solaris OS releases
    • Supports programming languages such as Perl, Ruby, and Python
    • Mitigates risk and easily proves compliance
    • Reduces costs
    • Helps reduce planned and unplanned downtime

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Oracle Solaris solution.

    A CEO at a computer software company says, “The most valuable feature is virtualization. They have attained virtualization and it's quite simple to create the Oracle Solaris zones. The solution is quite powerful. Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers. The high availability is great. You can clone and you can do quite a number of things with them. There's also the ZFS File system which is very good. Is one of the best file systems that there is.”

    Diego A., Oracle ACE - Specialized in Systems Technologies at Telecom Argentina, mentions, “The most valuable features for me are virtualization (Containers, Zones, Security, PDOM's, LDOM's) and Performance, ZFS, Debugging with Dtrace.”

    A Service Manager at a tech services company expresses that the solution is “Stable, scalable, and has easy installation.”

    PeerSpot user Marcel H., Oracle ACE Director "Solaris," CEO, Enterprise Consultant at JomaSoft, explains, “Solaris includes two virtualization solutions: LDoms for SPARC and Solaris Zones. Both solutions can be combined to create private clouds. Solaris Zones is ideal to separate applications and to migrate from older to current hardware. LDoms is very efficient because it uses the hardware hypervisor of the SPARC servers. Both technologies increase Security, because they separate the applications from each other. Using the Security Compliance Framework we are sure the systems are set up properly.”

    Shafiq K., Senior Manager IT Operations at a financial services firm, states, “The reliability of the solution is excellent. The security has been very good overall. We've found the solution to have good availability. The backup capabilities are quite good. The solution has proven to be quite stable so far. The product can scale. The solution is 100% free to use. It doesn't cost a company anything as it's embedded in the hardware.”

    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:

    • A wide array of security features that proactively protect your system from malware of all kinds. The Windows Defender Exploit Guard feature constantly scans your system’s background for threats. It identifies, isolates, and removes the malware from your infected network. It can also quarantine infected devices to stave off an outbreak of infection across your network.
    • Allows you to browse the web in a way that protects your network from cyber-threats, enabling you to browse the internet from the confines of a virtual machine. If your device becomes infected, the malware will be unable to spread beyond the virtual machine that it has already infected.
    • The ability to synchronize multiple devices so that you can work from anywhere at any time. Windows 10’s Timeline feature enables you to save your work in a Microsoft application. You can then access this saved work on another Windows 10 device and continue from wherever you left off.

    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.”

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    Sample Customers
    Siemens, IVV
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    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Logistics Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Educational Organization9%
    Company Size
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Solaris vs. Windows 10
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Solaris vs. Windows 10 and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
    709,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle Solaris is ranked 8th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 12 reviews while Windows 10 is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 162 reviews. Oracle Solaris is rated 8.4, while Windows 10 is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "Stable, scalable, and easy installation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows 10 writes "Modern apps and features like Windows Hello provide a consumer-friendly experience". Oracle Solaris is most compared with Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu Linux, Windows Server and CentOS, whereas Windows 10 is most compared with Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu Linux, openSUSE Leap and CentOS. See our Oracle Solaris vs. Windows 10 report.

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