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Manager of Customer Services with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, stable, good patching capability, and secure by default
Pros and Cons
  • "The user interface is comfortable and easy to use."
  • "The GUI could be made more attractive."

What is our primary use case?

We are using it as a DNS server.

We also have Oracle Vault and Oracle Fire installed on it. We are planning to use it as a model system, for learning.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its stability. I adore the stability.

It is easy to use. The patching, connectivity, and storage are all good.

The iSCSI support is helpful.

This product is very secure by default. You should be able to use everything that you want to use. If you need to employ any service then you should enable the security for it.

The user interface is comfortable and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The GUI could be made more attractive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

it is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux is not really scalable.

We have two or three direct users, on top of 1,050 who use it indirectly.

How are customer service and technical support?

We do not use any technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have also used Red Hat Linux, although we stopped using it about three years ago.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It takes maybe two days to complete. the first day is for installation and preparation, and another day is required for patching. It takes a long time to complete patching and updates.

What about the implementation team?

I deployed it myself. Only one administrator is required for deployment and maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are many different flavors of Linux but I haven't gone deep enough in them to compare them all.

What other advice do I have?

Oracle Linux is a product that I recommend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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IT Manager with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
The best Linux operating system I have ever known; stable and strong
Pros and Cons
  • "Oracle Linux has fulfilled all my requirements so far. It has very advanced features, especially the latest product for this Oracle in a cloud infrastructure."
  • "I think the pricing could be improved to be more competitive."

What is our primary use case?

We are using Oracle Linux for our clustering system. We are doing many things with Oracle Linux and the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager. I am using an Oracle database and an Oracle Linux-based operating system. 

What is most valuable?

I find the virtualization the most valuable. Oracle Linux is a very good product.

Oracle Linux has fulfilled all my requirements so far. It has very advanced features, especially the latest product for this Oracle in a cloud infrastructure. 

On-premises we are using the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager. It is very good software.

What needs improvement?

I think the pricing could be improved to be more competitive. I have been using Oracle Linux for a long time. At the moment, I'm trying to expand on our use cases and the GPL license we have is sufficient for that. 

The technical support could be better, as well. 

It would also be great if Oracle Linux had a desktop version. Right now, unline Windows 11 for example, Oracle Linux is server-based only. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Oracle Linux since 1990.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Linux is the best Linux operating system that I have ever known. It is very stable and strong.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux is very scalable. It is a very strong operating system.

How are customer service and support?

So far, I'm not using any external technical support. I'm maintaining my team very well.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward for me because I have been using Oracle Linux for a long time. The platform I used previously was Sun Microsystems, so it is not difficult for me to use Unix-based applications.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Straightforward to set up, easy to use, and stable
Pros and Cons
  • "The performance is good and the solution has been stable."
  • "The solution could be less costly."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for running personal and business applications. 

What is most valuable?

The performance is good and the solution has been stable. 

The interface is user-friendly.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could be less costly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for quite some time. It's been a few years at this point. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. The performance is good and it's a reliable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have roughly less than 50 people using the solution in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

I've used technical support in the past. There's not much to say. The support has been fine. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a different solution. We've been using the product for many years at this point. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. It's not overly complex or difficult. 

What about the implementation team?

I was able to handle the implementation process on my own. I did not need outside assistance. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We would prefer it if the licensing costs were lowered. 

We pay a yearly licensing fee.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. The product has been very reliable for me over the years. It has good capabilities. 

Would recommend the solution to other users and organizations.

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Cyber security manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly secure, frequently updated, and great technical support

What is our primary use case?

Oracle Linux is mainly used for deploying Oracle databases. It can be used for a multitude of other functions. There are modules that can be implemented on systems to cater to your organization's needs.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security.

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be scalable. They have other options available, such as cloud and hybrid…

What is our primary use case?

Oracle Linux is mainly used for deploying Oracle databases. It can be used for a multitude of other functions. There are modules that can be implemented on systems to cater to your organization's needs.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security.

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be scalable. They have other options available, such as cloud and hybrid versions.

How are customer service and technical support?

If you have premium technical support it is great, they have been responsive in solving our issues.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, there are readily available reference guides you can utilize to complete the installation. It took approximately two hours to complete the install.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment and maintenance are done by vendor teams.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license required for this solution and we are on an annual license.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Linuxan eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Fresh Operations Manager at Jerónimo Martins
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Straightforward installation, scalable, reliable and stable

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for developing applications and APIs for our platform.

What needs improvement?

There needs to be overall better integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 25 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We use vendor support and it is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I use Windows systems as well as this soltuion.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is…

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for developing applications and APIs for our platform.

What needs improvement?

There needs to be overall better integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have approximately 25 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We use vendor support and it is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I use Windows systems as well as this soltuion.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We used integrators to help us implement the solution into our systems. 

We have six engineers that do the maintenance of this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing cost is expensive. It should be reduced by at least half.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Linux an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly secure, free to use, lacking application integration

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of this solution is it is secure.

What needs improvement?

Most day-to-day applications are not native to this solution. You have to run an emulator or virtual machine, such as VMware to access these Windows applications.  In a feature release, there could be better integration with applications from other operating systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for few years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am the only one using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracles' technical support is very good. Whenever you have a problem they are very quick to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, you…

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of this solution is it is secure.

What needs improvement?

Most day-to-day applications are not native to this solution. You have to run an emulator or virtual machine, such as VMware to access these Windows applications. 

In a feature release, there could be better integration with applications from other operating systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for few years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am the only one using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracles' technical support is very good. Whenever you have a problem they are very quick to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, you need to do some updating and you are done. It takes approximately one hour.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is free.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution and I plan to keep using this solution in the future.

I rate Oracle Linux a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Interim IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Superb technical support and excellent stability

What is our primary use case?

We are using the latest version.  It is useful for running our applications. 

What is most valuable?

I feel the stability to be the best feature. 

What needs improvement?

The licensing price could be better. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Linux for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I feel the stability to be the solution's best feature. 

How are customer service and support?

We have contacted technical support on a couple of occasions and found them to be fine, super in fact. 

How was the initial setup?

I am not in a position to comment on the installation process. Another party handled this for us. 

What about the implementation team?

The deployment and…

What is our primary use case?

We are using the latest version. 

It is useful for running our applications. 

What is most valuable?

I feel the stability to be the best feature. 

What needs improvement?

The licensing price could be better. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Linux for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I feel the stability to be the solution's best feature. 

How are customer service and support?

We have contacted technical support on a couple of occasions and found them to be fine, super in fact. 

How was the initial setup?

I am not in a position to comment on the installation process. Another party handled this for us. 

What about the implementation team?

The deployment and maintenance is all being monitored by another company.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution should have a better licensing price. 

We pay a monthly subscription fee. 

What other advice do I have?

There are 600 users making use of the solution in our organization. 

I would certainly recommend the solution to others. 

I rate Oracle Linux as an eight out of ten. 

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Software Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Secure, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

I am using Oracle Linux for running my personal and business applications.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Linux is a secure solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to improve there their capability with most of the applications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux has been scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The time and the number of people you need for the implementation depend on the project. If it is only a small project, then at least one Linux administrator would be fine. However, if it is a larger project,…

What is our primary use case?

I am using Oracle Linux for running my personal and business applications.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Linux is a secure solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to improve there their capability with most of the applications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux has been scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The time and the number of people you need for the implementation depend on the project. If it is only a small project, then at least one Linux administrator would be fine. However, if it is a larger project, then you have to have a project manager and then at least two administrators.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team that does the implementation of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Linux an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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