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Ubuntu Linux

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Likelihood to Recommend

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

It is well suited for an administrator team that is accustomed to pointing and clicking on items in a GUI fashion. All of the configurations can be performed this way if one chooses not to go the CLI method way. SUSE Linux works well with Microsoft environments and it's really easy to join a SUSE Linux server to an AD infrastructure as a member server and configure user authentication so that the server's resources can be accessed.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Server setups are great for most server solutions. Security is good enough and usability is off the charts compared with other alternatives. You can get a full LAMP setup after a few apt commands. When security or stability is critical though, Ubuntu may not be the best option. Maybe downgrade to the latest Debian stable or go with some BSD solution for these scenarios. For Windows users looking for a Linux Desktop distribution, Ubuntu is the number one option for me
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Consistently performs well across various CPU architectures.
  • It's very well supported both by the parent company, as well as SAP and other third-party companies.
  • It is upgradeable across versions. We've performed upgrades from version 10 to 11 and from 11 to 12 without any major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • Ubuntu Linux is extremely resource efficient in using a desktop/laptop system's resources, particularly as compared to my experiences with any Windows product. (Its architecture is the foundation for Chromebooks as well as the Android operating system for smartphones). Eliminating the loading and processing hang-ups I commonly experienced with Windows is a huge plus.
  • The "open source" universe is hugely appealing, both because of high quality, free and compatible software, but also because it allows such a high level of customization. Open source systems and software means no "bloatware," no intrusive programs popping up where you don't want them, and the freedom to purchase outside of a particular vendor.
  • The quality of the operating system is truly a "gold standard" to me. It works, and, unlike Windows, doesn't have the "back door" security vulnerabilities Windows is constantly trying to patch.
Linda Sasenick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • I haven't really faced problems with Suse Linux. But one of our applications generates Excel and Word doc reports on the server. We had a little challenge making it work on Suse Linux, as Suse Linux doesn't support Windows utilities directly.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • I currently do not have improvement comments for Ubuntu server in the areas of performance vs. its Linux counterparts.
  • Ubuntu does not support as much software as the Windows OS community. While it supports common productivity software such as Libre Office, many client installed games and applications will not run on Linux.
  • Linux does not support all hardware and peripherals. An embedded wifi adapter that works in Windows may not work with Ubuntu.
Jeff Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For the breadth of services, features and overall performance, I believe Suse Linux is a great choice for any enterprise. It still has to grow a bit in areas like online help forums and documents, but we are pretty much satisfied with our choice.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It's great for basic support issues. But it's less suited for anything that is either obscure or uncommon, and it is very hard to escalate, unless you've built a relationship with your vendor/salesperson.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux 9.2
Based on 5 answers
Support has been serviceable, occasionally we would like a response sooner, but we have had no high importance cases thus far. Knock on wood! I would lump this in with 'good enough' support. It won't blow you away or be especially proactive as other companies may be. You do get access to knowledgeable support engineers, however.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SLES is comparable to RedHat, where both of them have massive customer loyalty in their own niche markets. However, RedHat is much widely used, even though both of them are RPM-based. RedHat has the backing of the USA tech companies which just make them a giant compared to SLES. However, sometimes the application development is much easier in SLES compared to RedHat. Also if you are in the market for a very long term solution based on my experience I would say it is better to go for SLES.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu server products offer more customization and are easier to replicate and use in a virtualized environment than Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2016, and are more cost-effective than both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows Server. The ease of setting up redundancy in Ubuntu servers is unsurpassed.
Christopher Sweets | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Compared to others, use is more stable and scalable; easy to manage.
  • The administration tools are very useful in helping the staff performance.
  • SLES proved to be a very extendable product, supporting all of our infrastructure.
  • The major reason I chose to use the product was the extensive enterprise peripheral support.
Carlos Daniel Casañas Bertolo ஃ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • ROI is instant, as it is free :) However, the long term benefit is that you can run enterprise-level open source software on it.
  • It requires the Sysadmin to be familiar with Ubuntu Linux, so this can command a higher cost of the resource to manage it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

General

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

Ubuntu Linux

General

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

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