A powerful and robust Linux operating system for Oracle users.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 08, 2018

A powerful and robust Linux operating system for Oracle users.

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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux is a powerful OS providing both workstation and server functionalities for small businesses and organizations. The OS is fairly stable, has robust features, and can utilize many of the available software applications for Linux. It was used as a mainstream operating system for remote laptops. It was fairly inexpensive to implement and fairly simple to run.
  • 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.
  • The operating system could be improved in its compatibility with older applications.
  • There are fewer users of Oracle Linux than other versions, potentially making it harder to obtain outside support.
  • Sometimes customer support from Oracle can be challenging.
  • Oracle Linux help to save some money with its licensing program.
  • The robust features and stable kernel can help alleviate technical support problems found in other operating systems.
  • Oracle Linux also comes with free distributions which also saved money.
Oracle Linux still fairly similar in some aspects to Red Hat Linux, which it was based originally. However, it has a number of enhancements that work well with Oracle software products. It also is a bit easier to install, especially for users with limited technical knowledge or experience. However, it is not easy to use than Ubuntu Linux. Cent OS probably has better server functionality.
The software does really well in systems that work with databases. It does really well in its connectivity to Oracle database applications. It also provides a great deal of stability and can provide fairly stable functionality for remote systems that have users requiring limited assistance. Installing Oracle Linux is fairly easy and less time consuming than other Linux versions.