Which would you choose - Ubuntu Linux or Oracle Linux?


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Nov 22, 2021

Ubunto Linux is a complete Linux operating system that is freely available with both community and professional support. This solution is suitable for both desktop and server use. It has a very appealing GUI that makes it very easy for users coming from a Windows ecosystem to understand. Ubuntu Linux makes for a really great, soft introduction to Linux.

Ubuntu Linux has some very demanding system requirements, though. There are many software applications that Ubuntu Linux does not support, which makes some collaborations difficult. It also has some reliability issues and can be a bit buggy.

Oracle Linux is flexible, robust, reliable, and scales easily. Of the many offered features, we like Ksplice best, as it allows us to update the Kernal without a reboot. Oracle Linux offers regular updates and patches which help support great security.

The GUI on Oracle Linux is not very attractive. The download speed is not good, and they could also improve their server capacity. Oracle Linux needs better integrations. It only works with Oracle products. It can also be a bit expensive to use.


Ubunto is an African word that means “humanity to others” and also represents the expression “I am who I am because of who we all are.” Ubuntu Linux takes this meaning very seriously. It is free (they plan to keep it that way forever) and is very user-friendly, especially when compared to other Linux distributions, and offers excellent community support. If you are new to the Linux ecosystem, Ubunto Linux is a great place to start.

Oracle Linux is very flexible and secure and is the best choice for enterprises already running on Oracle or planning to migrate to Oracle solutions.

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Nov 23, 2021

Oracle Linux is an Enterprise product with Server level features.

Ubuntu is a Desktop platform not a mature product. only for small business developers applications. not much stable as oracle Linux.

if you to run 3rd party server software Oracle Linux usually have better support than Ubuntu.

Oracle Linux is a corporate world, But Ubuntu try to fill this gap but still lack of technology stack in server world

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Have you looked at Rocky Linux? Among the Enterprise Linux variants, it seems to be capturing the largest share of the market. (check out the growth chart at https://ciq.co/products/rocky-...) It's completely free, but if you want commercial support, you can get it through Rocky's primary sponsor CIQ.
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@Netanya Carmi,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!
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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. 
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