Oracle Linux

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Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications and systems along with worldwide, enterprise-class, low-cost support. Optimized for enterprise workloads, Oracle Linux is the only operating system to offer zero-downtime updates.

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Oracle Linux review by <span>Parker G.</span>
Parker G.
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Utilitarian and Simple

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What do you like best?

It's relatively simplicity for use, practicality and utilitarianism. Its pretty easy to get things done with it, but it’s not that exciting to use at all. Very useful user controls that can make it practical and helpful for getting your work done. It's useful for the professional work setting, for sure.

What do you dislike?

It's often very slow to use, and has a very displeasing aesthetics appearance. It’s not fun to use. It’s bland and boring. It just brings down my mood. I start to feel really down and depressed some times when using it because it's just not fun at all and it just makes me feel like I'm trapped in a boring office building in the 1980's while using it! Needs improvement aesthetically. These things matter too!!! Practicality doesn't have to be everything!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it for work, but it’s not good for much else beyond just a professional setting. That's what it is best for. Beyond that, it's not aesthetically pleasing at all and I wouldn't use it if I had a choice on what to use. There's way better options out there that you would feel better while using than this, but it's very practical and great for when you're at work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is used for emails and correspondence with students. The software is very helpful, and I like its cloud-centered interface that improves the interconnectivity of it. It's very practical and useful for work.

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Oracle Linux review by <span>Karthik K.</span>
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What do you like best?

Kernel with support ASM native, it's not necessary to determine versioning ASM kernel, the repositories automatically download required versions, without dealing with license acceptance.

What do you dislike?

IMHO (and professional), OEL is optimized for Oracle Products: Oracle Weblogic, Oracle DB, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Primavera, etc, but if my business don't need other Oracle products, so, I should analyze and using other distributions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most focus for development Open Source and management tools

Would be buyers may want to look at Red Hat Enterprise Linux instead. It offers the same features and greater levels of compatibility with other applications

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast deployment of multiple Databases on client IT Bussiness, misconfigurations can put your data at risk, spend time and effort, OEL is faster to automated database deployments with Oracle Real Application Clusters(RAC) and PUPPET, it has helped me save a lot of time and effort.

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Oracle Linux review by <span>Billy L.</span>
Billy L.
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What do you like best?

Oracle Linux made installing Oracle database much less painful than other distributions. The binaries, additional support files and other Oracle related tweaks automatically get installed and, for the most part, just work. We tried other distros and while they did work Oracle Linux was far easier. If you are an Oracle shop thinking of going Oracle on Linux, I highly suggest it. Plus it's Linux so it is of course free.

What do you dislike?

It is stripped and some areas of the OS are locked down. We didn't find anything stopping us from customizing or installing applications. I am assuming Oracle did this to make it what they call "unbreakable".

Recommendations to others considering the product

If run Oracle I highly recommend going Linux. It is much more stable. And if you do make the jump make it Oracle Linux as all the extra what-not will be included without all the fuss.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were tired of the maintenance and licensing costs of Windows Server. Moving to Oracle Linux saved us money, time and effort. It was a true win.

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Oracle Linux review by <span>Wilmer J.</span>
Wilmer J.
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What do you like best?

The first that I was thinking when I get of Oracle Enterprise Linux(OEL) is cheaper than others enterprise operating systems, second is that is Oracle products friendly, I used the first version of OEL and my good impression was/are:

1. Kernel with support ASM native, it's not necessary to determine versioning ASM kernel, the repositories automatically download required versions, without dealing with license acceptance.

2. Oracle DB Prerequisites is easy install with only download a packages: oracle-rdbms-server-VERSION-preinstall, it automatically downloading and installing any additional software packages, creating the user oracle and the groups oinstall, modifying kernel parameters in /etc/sysctl.conf, power off NUMA support on systems, etc, this could take hours on other operating systems.

3. Basically, OEL is tuning for optimal performance of the database MySQL and Oracle Database v11/v12.

4. And not more important, patches of Oracle Database products are released on OEL first.

What do you dislike?

IMHO (and professional), OEL is optimized for Oracle Products: Oracle Weblogic, Oracle DB, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Primavera, etc, but if my business don't need other Oracle products, so, I should analyze and using other distributions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you used an Oracle Product on you IT Business company, have more sense used OEL as your operating System, at least for running the databases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most focus for development Open Source and management tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast deployment of multiple Databases on client IT Bussiness, misconfigurations can put your data at risk, spend time and effort, OEL is faster to automated database deployments with Oracle Real Application Clusters(RAC) and PUPPET, it has helped me save a lot of time and effort.

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Oracle Linux review by <span>Bruce E.</span>
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What do you like best?

Oracle Linux is a streamlined Linux distro without too much bloatware and is fairly fast. It has some robust features for setting up web servers, supports Oracle products, and offers kernel level security updates without requiring a reboot. Oracle offers very good technical support with a service contract. It also works with OpenStack technology. Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will find the OS almost identical.

What do you dislike?

Oracle Linux is not the best Linux distro for working with some third party applications. It also is fairly plain and lacks some of the "extras" found in other versions of Linux. Like other Linux systems, it can be challenging to configure, especially from the back end when compared to comparable server OS systems from Microsoft. In many ways Oracle Linux is a clone or copy of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would be buyers may want to look at Red Hat Enterprise Linux instead. It offers the same features and greater levels of compatibility with other applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a basic enterprise level OS, the Linux distro has been a great use for basic networking needs without the higher costs of a Windows Server OS. Its similarity to Red Hat Linux is also an added plus.

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Oracle Linux review by Administrator in Telecommunications
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Oracle OS - Redhat but redder

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What do you like best?

This runs the redhat Kernel - therefore its widely compatible with anything that runs on redhat - they do their own interpretation of the kernel, or you can just straight up use the redhat one as far as I can tell.

The integration between the OS and the Oracle Database management software is as you would expect being as though it is from the same company.

A number of our large telecoms customers operate with this as their day to day administration software platform and are really pleased with it.

What do you dislike?

If you submit a bug to Oracle, Oracle must then submit a bug report to redhat, redhat will then fix the bug, publish the fix, Oracle then takes the fix, runs it's own tests (and I'm sure edits it a bit to fit in with it's surrounding software) before fixing the the bug for the customer. If you were running and paying for the redhat service this gets simplified to: submit bug, bug fix, patch to os, so you generally find that fixing core things in Oracle OS takes a bit longer.

In my experience actually finding the image for download was a pain, having to actual sin up to Oracle's cloud in order to get the free iso. I guess the keyword is "free", but giving my company details away doesn't feel free.

Recommendations to others considering the product

try redhat first, if you find it's not for you, oracle all the way

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security & Database integration are pretty top notch

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