"The most valuable features are the specification and technical guides, they are most important the security."
"The solution has features that simplify adoption for non-Linux users. There is an interface that you can activate on RHEL systems, and on other Linux systems as well, so that you will get a graphical user interface instead of just a shell. It's easier for an administrator who is used to only working on Windows."
"This is a very robust product that doesn't require a lot of handling. It just works."
"The integrated solution approach reduces our TCO tremendously because we are able to focus on innovation instead of operations."
"We find the Red Hat Satellite deployments very useful. It integrates well with other solutions."
"The feature that I like the most is that we can integrate it easily with our existing infrastructure. We found that it is much easier to deploy RHEL in our environment compared to a competing distribution like Ubuntu."
"I like the fact that most of the system configuration is Namespace so it's easy to get to and easy to configure, and most of it still uses text documents. Not all of it's a menu-driven-type entry. I also like the fact that it's a very standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate."
"Its scalability and ease of setup and configuration are most valuable. When we have a hardware failure, we just save the configuration files, and in about half an hour, we have another server running with the same configuration. It is really easy to replace servers. This is the best feature."
"It has minimal updates compared to other distributions."
"I like its stability, performance, and usability."
"The solution is easy to use but not as easy as Windows."
"It has all the features of Red Hat, but you don't have to pay for the subscription."
"The product offers a free community-based version."
"The pricing is good. We pay a minimal fee."
"Very robust and easy to work with."
"Offers useful information and has good compatibility."
"The main feature of the solution is it has a command-line editor."
"Stable and easy to use solution."
"I like the fact that I can make it very secure with my own knowledge, which makes it different from Windows that does things in the background by magic, and you hope that it's secure. I like the availability of starting with Linux with totally minimal permissions for anybody and then increasing it on an as-needed basis. This is probably the most important to me."
"The solution is free to use."
"The trifecta comprising the solution's most valuable features consists of its stability, security and performance."
"Windows needs a refresh option to refresh its screen, but Ubuntu doesn't need that. It refreshes automatically and works well."
"The solution is stable and performing very well."
"It is stable and modern."
"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."
"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."
"The vulnerability assessment part should also be improved. We do a lot of patching regularly. They try to fix an issue very quickly, and we also end up facing bugs that are not properly documented. When releasing the general availability for a particular solution, they need to do a lot more work on their side."
"It could be a bit more user-friendly. It could also be cheaper."
"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."
"It is mostly better than other solutions. However, it is sometimes difficult for disaster recovery, so we have to plan accordingly."
"Linux overall needs improvement. They cannot go much beyond what Linus Torvalds's kernel implementation can do. I come from AIX, and there were very cool things in AIX that I am missing dearly, e.g., being able to support not only adding, but also reducing memory and number of processors. That is not supported on Linux right now, and it is the same for the mainstream file systems supported by Red Hat. There is no way of reducing a file system or logical volume. Whereas, in AIX, it was a shoo-in. These are the little things where we can say, "Ah, we are missing AIX for that.""
"The solution might be discontinued but I hope that IBM will continue to develop it and improve on the functionally and features."
"The solution is stable, however, it could always be even more stable if possible."
"The stability could always be improved."
"I was using CentOS because it was very stable, and now it's not."
"In the future, CentOS will no longer be compatible with Red Hat."
"The YUM install manager can be improved. It is below average as compared to the other install managers. This is the only major problem that I see with CentOS. They should reduce dependency on the YUM manager."
"Integration with other platforms could be improved."
"The solution could improve by being more user-friendly."
"The biggest improvement, which is also applicable to Linux in general, with Ubuntu Linux is getting things standardized as to where you're going to put your configuration files and how they're going to work. Package names also need to be improved so that the package name doesn't have any match with configuration file systems and things like that. Ubuntu is still better than some of the others, such as Red Hat Linux or CentOS."
"When you upgrade the core of this operating system, it can crash. This is the only problem I had. It needs more stable upgrades."
"Limited application support compared with Windows and MacOS."
"I think Ubuntu's performance is fine and so is its user interface. However, the latter is not as fancy as Microsoft Windows. It could be a bit fancier and easier to use."
"Lacks the ability for disk expansion."
"There is not a lot of support for applications in Ubuntu Linux. In the industry, most of the applications work for Windows and Mac. There should be better integration with applications in the future."
"It could always be a bit more secure."
"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."
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CentOS is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 20 reviews while Ubuntu Linux is ranked 4th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 81 reviews. CentOS is rated 8.2, while Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CentOS writes "Relegated to a test bench, and therefore is no longer stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community". CentOS is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap and Oracle Solaris, whereas Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap and Oracle Solaris. See our CentOS vs. Ubuntu Linux report.
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