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CentOS

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Likelihood to Recommend

CentOS

For the same type of tasks/roles that I have been using, I would definitely recommend CentOS for my colleagues. 9 out of 10 because it is a very stable and secure solution, but for some different tasks, there are lots of other Linux OSes that could be a better fit. For example, RHEL sometimes has better support of software vendors. Or, Ubuntu-like systems are better for GUI and desktop experience.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

If you are going to deploy Oracle on an Intel or AMD based server then Oracle Linux is by far your best choice. The operating system is built and packaged from the ground up to be the single best and easiest OS for running an Oracle database. But while it may be a custom solution, it's probably 98% or more the same as Redhat and CentOS from an OS admin point of view - so easy to hire resources as any Linux admin can work with Oracle Linux with almost zero changes to their existing practices.
Bert Scalzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CentOS

  • Built on the same source code as RHEL. Each version has been thoroughly tested and customizable.
  • CentOS provides a rock-solid basis for applications that rely on maximum uptime. This has helped our services to maintain excellent availability.
  • While commercial support contracts are available, the project has a huge following/community and is always willing to assist.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle Linux is a clone of Red Hat Linux, a well-known version of Linux and is very stable. This helps in maintaining fairly error-free systems.
  • The operating system kernel can be updated without having to reboot the system, a potential time saver.
  • Oracle Linux comes in fairly easy to implement packages that work well with Oracle databases.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CentOS

  • CentOS is not a great desktop platform. Although some would disagree with that statement, I think that CentOS is better suited to life as a server.
  • Since CentOS is community-supported some software vendors will not officially support it because it isn't Red Hat.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • Virtualization could be configured in an easier way.
  • Linux community support could be stronger.
  • Migration from Red Hat Enterprise Linux might cause problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

CentOS

CentOS 8.0
Based on 4 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

Oracle Linux

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

CentOS

For our development environment, we evaluated CentOS against Ubuntu and SLES, and actually did not end up picking CentOS, as our developers found it primitive compared to the niceties offered out of the box from Ubuntu. In addition, our developers found that Ubuntu had an extensive user community, meaning they could very easily find support if needed from user forums. At that point, CentOS was a non-starter and we didn't move forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux and Red Hat Linux are very similar, and the both are great choices. Anyway, the out of the box enhancements that come with Oracle Linux is an aspect to consider if you are using Oracle products
Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CentOS

  • CentOS has just been a positive impact on our company. We have a fast, secure and reliable web server that has the same standards as the Enterprise version of Red Hat.
  • The biggest positive for me personally working as a System Admin is that I don't have to do anything with this server on a daily basis. It does what it is supposed to do for us every single day. Once a month, I run "yum update" and see if there are any updates and install as needed.
Charles R. Coggins III | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Linux

  • The positive impact of implementing Oracle Linux is that it has reduced our costs of licences by 60% With one Linux Server, we consolidated 3 Windows Servers, giving us more memory available and the best use of processors and less storage needed for the same tasks.
Jose de la Cruz Malena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CentOS

General

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

Oracle Linux

General

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

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