We compared Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL and Ubuntu Linux based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison of Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Ubuntu Linux seems to be the slightly superior solution because it is easier to use and cheaper to purchase.
"This is a very robust product that doesn't require a lot of handling. It just works."
"The security features are better than many other solutions offer."
"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."
"The best system I've ever used is Red Hat, in terms of its ability and consistency of the operating system. Other than that, the vast majority of applications that I had, you can deploy Red Hat with the support of the vast majority of applications. We don't have many issues with the OS, the support is very good."
"Its security is the most valuable. It is very stable and has many features. It also has good performance. Some of our clients were using Windows servers and products. I suggested Red Hat Linux to them and described the features. They switched to it, and they really loved it. There were around 50 servers in my last company, and they switched all those servers from Windows to Red Hat. I used to manage those servers."
"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 Red Hat support is most valuable. My team and I are really good at Linux, and we can do almost everything in any kind of Linux solution, but sometimes, we have a really nasty problem, and the Red Hat engineering support at the third level has been fantastic. They know how to fix almost everything. The reason why I pay so much money to them is to have this kind of service and assurance."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"The solution is stable."
"There are many good automation features in Ubuntu."
"The solution provides good security."
"The auto upgrade operating system feature."
"Ubuntu is great because you get most of the packages or software you need. You get the latest updates and stuff fairly fast."
"Ubuntu is very easy to use and you can manage it on your own."
"Some of the main features of this solution are it is less prone to viruses since most viruses are written for Microsoft software, and it is easy to use."
"Linux-based operating system with good stability, good patching, and a straightforward setup."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"I'm not sure how the support is being changed in terms of needing to pay for it. That's an area that can be improved. They should offer support without charging users for it."
"Security could be increased."
"The cost could be lower. Red Hat is considered a costly solution. It can be expensive if you want all the features in the license. A cheaper license would make Red Hat more accessible to a broader range of users."
"The price is something that can be improved, as they are still being undercut."
"Their pricing and documentation can be improved."
"I'd like to see more of NCurses type menu systems in some instances. We're dealing with SUSE Enterprise Linux, they have an NCurses menu system. It's a menu system. It will write there. Even some of the higher-end Unix systems like AIX have some inner menu system where all the configuration tools are right there so your administrator doesn't have to jump through multiple directories to configure files if needed. I like the simplicity of Red Hat because it's pretty easy but having an NCurses menu when you have to get something done quickly would be nice."
"There is potential for improvement when it comes to ease of use. It has become easier to use over the years but could be better still. Linux, in general, has never been a simple solution. It's usually a more complex solution than something like Windows. If there is a downside, it's that it is more complex than some of the other solutions."
"Could be even more light weight than it currently is."
"Occasionally, we have problems with stability."
"The user interface could be improved."
"Its interface could be improved and made richer."
"The installation of Ubuntu is somewhat complicated, requires better documentation."
"Ubuntu could be improved with more container integration and orchestration of those containers. We are looking to have more cloud-based solutions, like Docker, and container-based solutions, or Kubernetes-based solutions integrated with Ubuntu. Instead of going for VMs, we would like to have more container-based solutions on top of Ubuntu."
"The solution could improve by allowing more integration."
"Similar to Windows 10, I would like the ability to manage it on Azure or integrate it with Azure."
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 26 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 2nd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 84 reviews. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is rated 9.0, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) writes "Feature-rich, good integration, stable, easy to deploy, and the security is kept up to date". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Low-cost open source operating system with better security and quick support". Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is most compared with Windows Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle Linux, Windows 10 and Oracle Solaris, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, CentOS and openSUSE Leap. See our Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) vs. Ubuntu Linux report.
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