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Attribute Ratings

  • openSUSE Leap is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

CentOS Linux

75%
23 Ratings
10.0

openSUSE Leap

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

CentOS Linux

85%
10 Ratings

openSUSE Leap

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CentOS Linux

In any role where you need raw server power, CentOS Linux is extremely well suited. It is extremely stable, and in my experience, probably the most stable of the Linux distros available. It has a very wide base of support from 3rd party sources for additional functionality that do not come already in the CentOS Linux distribution itself. It is not as appropriate for situations that are customer facing or end user facing. For those, I recommend Ubuntu Linux. But for everything server & compute related, I recommend CentOS Linux.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

openSUSE Leap

It is a great system for running applications that are not "Windows only". It works very well with application servers like Tomcat or Glassfish. In the development environment, it can run many IDEs like Netbeans for Java or VS Code for Python. It is a great platform for running Docker or Kubernetes. It supports also full virtualization so Windows can be running inside a virtual environment to share the hardware cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CentOS Linux

  • First of all, CentOS is one of the most secure and stable OSes straits from the box.
  • High performance on the average hardware.
  • In most of my scenarios—easy and quick deployment.
  • Huge KB community that helps to build and support different services on CentOS.
  • Versions lifecycle.
Valeryi Mezentsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

openSUSE Leap

  • Low maintenance security updates
  • Stability
  • Variety of packages available out of the box
  • Easily extensible by using the Open Build Service
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CentOS Linux

  • To maintain maximum stability, software packages may not be the latest and greatest versions but you can easily compile their source code yourself if a packaged version is missing certain functionality.
  • Sometimes, the major version releases of CentOS may be delayed in delivery due to the project's infrastructure limitations. RHEL sets the cadence and others like CentOS and Oracle Enterprise Linux follow soon after.
  • As it's meant for server installations, personal computer and laptop peripherals that sport the latest technologies might not be supported right away.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

openSUSE Leap

  • Faster adoption of latest versions of packages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CentOS Linux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

openSUSE Leap

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Support Rating

CentOS Linux

CentOS Linux 8.5
Based on 10 answers
Again, written documentation is excellent, even on the older versions. The support community is the best. It is comprehensive and I would say that it global because it transcends national boundaries. Also, you find all types of people using CentOS to do all sorts of things so you are bound to find someone to talk to if there are problems.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

openSUSE Leap

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

CentOS Linux

CentOS is based on RHEL, so it really came down to the costs when making the selection between our options. RHEL offered more support and features, but nothing that we specifically needed. CentOS is fully customizable, something Windows Server was also lacking in many ways. The stability and speed was unmatched in comparison to Windows, and we were not utilizing any Windows-specific software to require us to use the Microsoft alternative. My years of experience have also made it a breeze to set up and configure new CentOS instances, leading me to stay where I'm comfortable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

openSUSE Leap

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

CentOS Linux

  • Since CentOS is free, our developers and engineers can use it without regard for dipping into project budgets.
  • We can spin up a CentOS VM, use it and then destroy it without having to worry about licensing headaches.
  • CentOS can run on just about any hardware platform: server, laptop, old hardware, etc. so that makes it less expensive in that we don't have to buy specialized hardware for it.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

openSUSE Leap

  • Delivers on stability and features with good community support
  • Supports the business with low-maintenance setups
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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