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RedHat Linux review by Enrique Y.
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" Security on servers with red hat"

What do you like best?

Redhat is the best operating system in terms of server security, with a solid track record, being an RPM operating system, it contains a number of packages and repositories adapted to end users, as well as an enterprise version that adapts to current IT requirements. allowing to configure more secure servers and adapting to the environments of virtualization platforms.

What do you dislike?

what I dislike about redhat is that despite being a free Linux distribution, support and some packages have high costs. Another problem is Some Bios do not support booting with RAID cards and you have to install the boot root outside of RAID.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My recommendation is to document with the amount of manuals that exist of redhat, which are very useful at the time of taking the first steps with this distribution of linux.

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

Redhat helped me in VCenter VMware, many clients ask me to supply virtual machines with Redhat due to the security levels for servers of this operating system.

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RedHat Linux review by Hazzim A.
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"Red Hat is still the "big boy" in Linux for enterprise."

What do you like best?

A very stable and wide supported Linux distro, not only by Red Hat itself, I mean, there is a big list of companies that main business is support RHEL and is the main Linux for some enterprise software solutions like SAP.

What do you dislike?

For the initial setup inside a company (Red Hat satellite, accounts, network services, etc) can be complicated if your staff don't have enough experience, or expensive if your consultants don't have the right technical skill.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check the background and experience of your consultants, and for internal staff try to select people with enough experience and pay them well.

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

Is the main OS for all the infrastructure (cloud and virtualized) for his stability, the benefits are mostly related to fiability and security (after hardening).

What Operating System solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
RedHat Linux review by Luis M.
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"Una de las mejores distribuciones de Linux para empresas"

What do you like best?

Redhat, es una de las mejores soluciones operativas para empresas más robustas disponibles en la actualidad en el mercado. Junto con la capacidad de mejorar la seguridad del sistema operativo a la configuración recomendada por los programas en la actualidad. La configuración de seguridad recomendada de CIS, es lo que fortalece aún más su postura de seguridad y privacidad.

What do you dislike?

Linux tienes muchísimas opciones y configuraciones, en el cuál si se tiene muy poca experiencia es de demasiada dificultad. Al hacerlo bien puede ser de prueba y error si se esta aprendiendo y la comunidad, no aporta consejos como la de Windows, eso significa que hay muchos recursos disponibles, así como soporte de diferentes proveedores. Para mejorar lo anteriormente dicho, es recomendable suscribirse a un canal de soporte.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mucha seguridad y configuraciones disponibles en este sistema operativo fácil de utilizar.

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

Se puede configurar importantes plantillas CIS y se puede configurar la seguridad de linux si el software lo permite.

RedHat Linux review by abhishek b.
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"Redhat OS as a base for your enterprise applicstions"

What do you like best?

The best part of any tools from redhat is the extensive online documentation available of the products.

Redhat OS in particular is easy to use and manage. All our products are running seamlessly on top of redhat OS.

Since we are premier customer of redhat we get dedicated TAM providing 24*7 support.

What do you dislike?

The kernel management for this OS can be tricky as there are many options to play with.

As with any linux OS, any changes should be properly checked before applying as you may loose data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before using it in cloud based templates, make sure to get kernel recommendations from redhat first.

Any changes later will be tedious.

Also do use it for clustered based applications along with cluster specific solutions from redhat like gluster FS and HAproxy tools.

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

Redhat is the base OS for all our products. All our testing, UAT and PROD is using RHEL based servers both in virtual and physical env.

RedHat Linux review by Maria L.
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"A secure and well-supported operating system"

What do you like best?

RedHat is for me the best enterprise solution Linux Based actually on the market. It's fast, secure and with an excellent live support. It was one of the first Linux distribution to use a new way to compress packages

called rpm.

It is stable, have a nice GUI and is very fast.

What do you dislike?

This Linux distribution is very expensive and I would not recommend it to small businesses company with limited budgets. It's not very user-friendly for first time Linux user. Compatibility with others Operanting System could be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As i said before, this Linux distribution is expensive and I would recommend it only if you need RHEL support, but for small company with limited budgets i wouldn't recommend it.

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

I use RHEL for every server-side necessity, for virtualization, linux shell scripting, and so on. We also use scripting for schedule our daily backup and some auto-startup activity. The Database activity is also well organized with RHEL.

RedHat Linux review by ali f.
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" red hat as a secure engine for databases"

What do you like best?

red hat was the first distribution to use the rpm engine to synthesize packages in a more efficient way, providing support unlike other operating systems, the red hat community is one of the active maas, being this mainly used for base engines of data for security and user-level support provided by this community, it should be noted that the rpm package analysis is for its support in libraries or repository libraries.

What do you dislike?

their script is different from other operating systems such as for installing packages, rest libraries everything is fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Within the considerations in the network task viewer hat is the most stable, its installation of rpm packages is one of the best for me since the installation and update of its repositories is automatically, once learned their sentences are makes its configuration very easy in server environments and data centers.

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

in datacenter environments it is widely used for its security layer at the firewall level and good management of database engines and the support provided by it.

RedHat Linux review by Luis S.
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"RedHat Enterprise for Small Business "

What do you like best?

What I like is the flexibility and the robustness of the system, you can use it for different scenarios or applications and you can customize it to your needs even after the installation. I like that RedHat is a company with good prestige in the area and they offer a solid and secure Operating System.

What do you dislike?

The way the licensing is managed. I guess they can have a better way to manage that because sometimes is very difficult administer servers without the license to do updates or install new packages. I don't like that RedHat is focusing more in other areas and I think they are behind in the new features o the OS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can recommend to use CENTOS distribution if you don't need the RHEL support, it is the same distribution but without pay for the extra support.

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

We use RHEL for file server, print servers, mail server, web server, and almost anything for a small business necessities. We use Linux for a vast range of applications, from file servers to virtualization, but since CENTOS offers the same distribution as RedHat, we are moving some applications to CENTOS.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator
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"awesome operating system"

What do you like best?

i like the command line is by far better than the msdos from windows , also they have a nice graphic interface with all the stuff you need , you have more control of your files and it gives you more options to customize than other linux distros , also the hardware requirements are lower than microsoft windows servers and the yum feature to download software works really great , also another think i really like is that you can diagnose any software issues with just a one single command like , if you know you way around linux you can get a lot from this operating system

What do you dislike?

well i think i dislike we need to pay for it , it is supposed to be GNU like the rest of the linux distros , for example fedora and centos are similar products that are for free , other think i dont like and is related are the subscription if you stop paying you are not able to download anything .

Recommendations to others considering the product

is more secure and uses less resources , also is really reliable in all aspects

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

server related problems that we can have with regular windows servers , also by using the command line interface and scripting we can schedule daily backups and even routines using a cronjob , , also we had less issues with Red hat virtual machines than the ones we had with windows .

RedHat Linux review by Alfred T.
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"Trusted and Secure Enterprise Linux Platform"

What do you like best?

Stability and most applications designed for Linux support this distribution. Security is also of utmost importance. We can rely on redhat fixing all security related issues reported by our vulnerability assessment.

Redhat supports a wide array of hardware. We can always find drivers that support redhat.

What do you dislike?

Often lags behind competitors in terms of release of new features. Though stability and security is forefront.

Docker and containerization is becoming popular so Redhat should look into getting this into this area.

I think pricing is always going to be a dislike factor as Redhat is expected to compete with many free distributions. That being said, we value the effort they are required to put in to provide stable and continual advancement to the Redhat community.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Redhat is stable and secure platform. You can rely on them to release security fixes timely which is critical for a secure enterprise environment.

Definately hire folks who have the RHCE certification as they are put through a a tough hands on exam unlike many vendors that test inviduals based on paper knowledge. You are guaranteed to get an individual of high caliber and ability.

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

We can always trust Redhat to deliver a secure and stable platform. We can always hire people with Redhat knowledge as well as find administrators with Redhat certifications and provide our employees with training.

Redhat is supported by most enterprise management tools such as puppet and ansible.

RedHat Linux review by Louis C.
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"Exceptional Performance; Nearly Zero Downtime"

What do you like best?

What could be said about RHEL that hasn't already been said? Fanastic Linux distro with top-tier support and an incredible user community. This is one of the top used Distros in the world and while it is paid for, it is well worth the enterprise support received.

What do you dislike?

Really nothing bad can be said about RHEL. If you are familiar with Linux and need the enterprise support and patching then this is the way to go. Perhaps, not so much a dislike, but worth nothing that companies that implement RHEL may require RHEL specific certifications before allowing you to touch the hardware, even if you are familiar with other distros.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need the top-tier support that comes with RHEL then there is no reason not to consider switching. While other Distros may offer the same functionality, you will always have support when needed and patching when required.

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

Data processing, patching, automation, development and much more. Everything is streamlined and efficient.

RedHat Linux review by Charles J.
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"The best server operating system every created"

What do you like best?

The operating system is rock solid and versatile. It can run for months with the most minimal of TLC (trust me I have done it). It comes with everything you need to run a basic website, a LAMP site, or a standalone database just by installing a few extra pieces of software that automatically come with the distribution. Just looking for a better desktop, okay; just put it at run level 5 and you have it. I have been using it for ten years for everything from database and web hosting to filling out surveys on my laptop.

What do you dislike?

Finding affordable training is very difficult. In fact, in my experience the only training provide for Red Hat Linux is the main vendor and the resellers. There is not much, if any, wiggle room on the price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The great thing is you can try it before you buy it. Go to the website, download a trial copy, and play around with it. You will not be disappointed.

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

I have used Red Hat Linux as the back bone for core business infrastructure and have seen a high ROI in the way of uptime and overall stability. One system that was migrated from Windows to Red Hat had to be rebooted every three days in order to prevent a crash. After the migration, it ran non-stop for an entire month before we just took the system down for patches.

RedHat Linux review by Cyrano R.
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"RedHat Enterprise Linux on education area"

What do you like best?

I feel very confident to select Red Hat Enterprise Linux in my projects, in my opinion it is one of the most stable Linux distribution available on the marketing, the support also is a strong point they are very focused to solve the problem in the less time possible, but the key point to select Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) it is the support compatibility with another vendors in Hardware and Software area, this is very important to have the all solutions supported in a single project.

What do you dislike?

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) haven't many points that I dislike, unless the cost, because the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in my opinion it is the most expensive Linux operations system distribution available on the market, I understand that it is leader, but in some case I was forced to select a non commercial distribution CentOS that it is very close to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is on the right path, I am just concerned about the effective costs, because in some cases I need to select a product with no support because the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) doesn't fit on the budget.

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

Some time ago, I was adept of Debian distribution, but I had some problem with HBA drivers and storage support, I solved this problem when I adopted the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to this servers, and I really liked to move from Debian to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) based on the stability, support from hardware manufactures and compatibility matrix.

RedHat Linux review by Kamil L.
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"Best Operating System for stable working outside software"

What do you like best?

Clear and very good documentation. Stable without any crashes in our case. Very good environment support and community. Stable stable stable and secure ... if it's working don't touch. Flexible license system a special in cloud.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately some case i found. They crash my world when change SysV to systemd... but everything change ... ( " Evolve or Die ") .. They change more interesting things in 7 release but finally we can live with that if of course you adapt. Yep we can said one more thing of course price this product and support is expensive...

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's depend of your needs but yes. For some part of environment you should chose this Operating System.

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

Yep we run oracle database real cluster and warehouse on this operating system. We resolve all our instability environment problem. That was our main case i think.

RedHat Linux review by Michael G.
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"Solid Linux Distro for Enterprise Use"

What do you like best?

One won't find bleeding edge packages in Redhat Enterprise Linux, instead, only tried and true, rock-solid packages will be encounter. When one's primary goal is to build a server that won't fail, this is a good thing. When problems to occur, Redhat support responds quickly to requests and, at times, sent employees to our worksite to provide assistance.

Redhat Kickstart allows one to script OS and application installations so that consistent builds can be rapidly deployed.

What do you dislike?

When a licenses lapses, one can no longer patch the server that the license is assigned to. This can be problematic in an evironment where procurement can be sporadic and/or delayed. That said, Redhat support is excellent and, when I have encountered this issue, Redhat was happy to issue temporary licenses while we waited for procurement to complete. Licensing, at least in the environment I work in, is done on a server by server basis; it would be nice if it was possible to purchase node level licensing so that unlimited Redhat instances could be stood up in a VMWare cluster.

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

Redhat allows us to reliably host products such as IBM Websphere and DB2 with the knowledge that if assistance is required, it will be available. When using a free Linux distro, one is left to search for answers on their own, but with Redhat Linux, there is comfort in knowing that help is available if needed.

RedHat Linux review by Kashif I.
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"RHEL OS "

What do you like best?

Red Hat Enterprise Limited Operating system is a free/Open source Project OS available in market with some libraries customization and full support from RedHat after subscription .

Easy to use CLI

Yum repository for various upgrade/update and installation.

Linux OS is best for networking and Real Time system .

Full Support from RedHat after subscription.

What do you dislike?

Because it is a open source , there are many communioties/projects available online if any bug/error/issue reported it will be notified and patch can be applied to the system . As of now nothing to be disliked.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As per recommendation RHEL is very good OS to make a server dealing with Real time system as well as networking system.

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

Troubleshooting in real time system and Networking system . Using in telecom industry .

RedHat Linux review by User
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"Linux, but with (paid) support!"

What do you like best?

RHEL is just the same open-source Linux you can get from everybody else, but it comes with support. That's very important for companies running mission critical systems that need someone to talk to whenever a problem arises, and they will do their best to find a solution as soon as possible.

RHEL also ensures that the software it bundles is tested and supported, so everything is usually working as you would expect. Their long term support usually lasts more than 10 years, so you really don't have to rush upgrading to the next version, and you'll have plenty of time to plan for the updates.

What do you dislike?

Having used Debian, or Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu for the most time, I sometimes find RHEL not so confortable when compared to these other Linux distributions. Things like the package manager (dnf), location of configuration files, or internal system utilities are, in my opinion, more cumbersome than the Debian counterpart.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since 2016, there exists a "no-cost" licensed RHEL version. It comes with no support, of course, and you can't use it for commercial purposes, but at least it is a way for you to evaluate the product and decide if it fits your needs before paying for it. If paid support is not that important for you, be aware that some open-source, free of charge, derivative distributions, also exist.

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

We use RHEL in some of our servers, where we host our customers' applications. We need a stable, supported environment, where fault-tolerance and high-availability are a must.

Between all the big commercial Linux vendors (SLES, Oracle, etc) we chose RedHat because it was, for us, the most popular one and also it was offered by one of our clould providers.

We don't use RHEL in our workstations, though.

RedHat Linux review by User in Automotive
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"Enterprise support for an Open Source Gem"

What do you like best?

As it is geared towards enterprise, support and careful rollout of features is the biggest benefit. While one could simply download a regular free flavor of Linux, companies opt for this as they provide a lot of value-added services that you otherwise would not have.

What do you dislike?

This is both a blessing a curse - unfortunately because of the need to support enterprise, the version of linux is not always bleeding edge. For those customers that need the latest and greatest this can prove to be problematic. For others, it means that you're receiving software that has been carefully tested and supported.

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

We migrated away from Windows servers and moved to linux . We chose redhat enterprise linux for the benefit of their support of a tried and true very well tested product.

RedHat Linux review by User
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"Better than the Rest - Linux Edition"

What do you like best?

RHEL's interface makes it easy to navigate. It almost feels as if the developers of this Linux platform kept user experience in mind. Many of its built-in programs are easily navigable. Perhaps this comes more naturally to a developer whose first Linux system is not RHEL, but it does maintain all the functionalities of a Linux environment for a developer looking to code in practically any language (C++, Python, Java, etc). It is a stable Linux platform with security and speed.

What do you dislike?

Price is a disadvantage of RHEL. It is not like other Linux distributions that are similar to RHEL and free. If you do not need RHEL and are not working on projects that require its robust attributes, then consider other Linux systems. In addition, getting certain packages on a RHEL system can be frustrating, especially if you lack the initial experience with Linux environments.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not start with RHEL if you are inexperienced with Linux. If your company does not need RHEL, do not invest in it. However, if you are looking for security and sturdiness, then RHEL is one of the best Linux distributions to exist.

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

WIth RHEL, we are creating tools that will help management compile data on how well their developers are doing. Developers work in a Linux environment using RHEL. The system provides the security that the developers require to do their end of the work.

RedHat Linux review by Jonathan K.
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"Awesome and robust "

What do you like best?

I really like the focus on containerization. A plus is definetely security and the development speed. Also the registration process is easy compared to e.g. SUSE especially for containers.

Red Hat is going the right way with the focus on containerization and scalability.

What do you dislike?

The repo policy is sometimes confusing and to get up to date programs can be annoying. For example the php shipped is outdated and you have to extra repositories to get an up to date version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Awesome product and ease of registration for enterprise ready containers.

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

We run tests for deployments of our Software (owncloud) and RedHat is the go to vendor when it comes to scalability, trust and reliability. It is used widely through our customer base and is well known and trustworthy all the way.

RedHat Linux review by Jean F.
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"Best Operating System for mission critical operations"

What do you like best?

I use several Operating Systems for my server's needs, but only REL for the mission critical operations such as running databases, monitoring services, storage services and others.

What do you dislike?

If ever needed the paid support can be pricey for small business. The twin brother CentOS is the case for these small clients

Recommendations to others considering the product

An Operating System that is both stable and you can trust. Red Hat does a great job on this System and on the products that you can use along with it.

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

The stability that this Operating System offers is the primary benefit, and along with it we're able to solve most of the problems that depend on this solution.

RedHat Linux review by Milad N.
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"The Stable Linux Server"

What do you like best?

I am using linux for more than ten years now, I worked as a Linux Jedi for 5 6 years, RedHat was one of the most stable with lots of support I worked with. RedHat 7 has lots of new feature that I like, changing its directory server was one of the interesting changes.

What do you dislike?

It's price actually, some changes in new version need more memory and are not suitable for the some old machines

Recommendations to others considering the product

Where I worked for four where we have lots of computers in windows and linux, I loved to have a central administration tool if it was possible. Samba4 cannot handle lots of users and computers

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

I am using Redhat for deploy lots of different kind of problems, I deployed a directory server for more than 100,000 users using 389-ds, I used it as infrastructure for cloud processing for more than 50 servers and I also used it for different web services, I also recently I deployed a cluster computing facility with lots of automation which I think is a beautiful work with help of RedHat.

RedHat Linux review by Michael T.
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"Incredibly satisfying"

What do you like best?

Besides it being a gnu/linux distribution, RedHat constantly provides stable and polished releases. They are keen on providing fast support and bug fixes. And of course the community behind RedHat is one of the best.

What do you dislike?

The RPM could be a bit better, it is quite a challenge when switching from APT or OpenSUSE. At least for me a cheat sheet is required. But this would be more of a note to all RedHat distributions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The support is great, it is indeed a great choice for a Linux distribution if you are in need of support and a balance of updates/stability. It will definitely take you some time to get used to it, especially if you're switching from a Debian distribution. You might want to consider hiring a RedHat Enterprise certified tech specialist just to be on the safe side of things, especially if this is in concern to your app or business security or data privacy.

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

All of our web apps are deployed on a RedHat linux distro, either CentOS or RHEL.

It was never a question of an operating system, Windows or GNU/Linux, it is pretty self-explanatory. It is imperative to have a rock-solid operating system running all of your business, be it websites, data bases or internal mail servers, administration panels . With an enterprise solution you no longer need freelancers or to search through countless forums to find a fix for your problem.

RedHat Linux review by Rudy Z.
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"Gold industry standard! Highly recommend RHEL to all who are looking for support and stability!"

What do you like best?

RHEL is the industry standard in linux distribution. The distribution itself has been around for a long time and has a large user base, which means theres a wealth of technical knowledge in every aspect of life cycle management. The distribution is also very stable and constantly maintained and updated at a regular basis. Red Hat offers excellent support, fantastic documentation, and excellent training.

What do you dislike?

I like almost every aspect of RHEL based on my experience with them. The only setback with enterprise distribution is that one has to realize that RHEL is built with stability in mind, so you wont get the most cutting edge updates compared to other Linux distributions. However, this is not a disadvantage as this issue is the industry norm.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep up the good work! Ive been following Red Hat for a while now and absolutely approves of the direction they are taking! Some more push to RHEL certification would be great!

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

Our business relies on RHEL servers to host our critical web infrastructure and enterprise applications involved in transactional processing, data warehousing and ETL. We are a high volume business so having a stable 24/7/365 infrastructure is absolutely critical to our company's mission. By using RHEL, we are confident that our servers are constantly updated, supported, and we can always obtain support from RHEL experts in a very timely matter when needed.

RedHat Linux review by Jeff M.
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"stable linux release with good support and features"

What do you like best?

easy to use and setup, extensive features list, stable, supported well by redhat, Redhat makes it pretty easy to adopt linux with mainstream installation on all types of hardware.

What do you dislike?

subscription mgmt is hard to use sometimes, wished it was on a newer kernel, sometimes I wish there was a smaller version dedicated to running docker containers

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you need a commercially supported stable linux distro then Redhat linux is an easy and safe choice given it's wide adoption and relatively low cost, if you don't need commercial support then look at the open source community version called centos which is almost identical

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

used by our customers, easy to develop on, a partnet tha tis easy to work with,good support, redhat linux is pretty common among our customers so it is easy to support multiple customers using RHEL as the base of our product

RedHat Linux review by Jeffrey T.
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"RedHat Enterprise Linux is a great resource for support for RedHat Linux"

What do you like best?

The online support resources are very good

What do you dislike?

We use the less expensive Academic version, so there is only community support, which is not always as helpful as a live person for certain problems

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need support, particularly for complex environments, RHEL is the way to go. However, if you need the latest, cutting edge updates, you may want Fedora. RHEL is usually behind on kernel versions and software packages. It really is mean for Enterprise; those locations that want stability over latest Linux updates.

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

We rely on RedHat Linux for our group, so this product allows us to solve many issues we have with their support offering. Their support is substantially better than CentOS.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Telecommunications
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"Business OS"

What do you like best?

The Redhat OS is a well funded OS that gives guarantee's that its customers will be running the most commercially secure OS available, RHEL is the enterprise desktop and server that is Red Hat’s bread and butter. It’s based off of releases of Fedora – the community-maintained, Red Hat-backed distribution that’s free for everyone. RHEL places a high importance on stability, since it’s meant to be used on mission-critical systems. The stability and support that Red Hat offers has made it be the top choice for an enterprise Linux operating system. I will say that allot of industry customer I have come across do end up deciding between redhat and Oracle OS - but that is neither here nor there, as they are essentially the same system with different support structures.

RPM's are able to taker the hassle out of installing software on a machine though, I often have to explain it to customers as a redhat friendly .exe file.

What do you dislike?

Unlike Fedora and many other operating systems, Redhat just feels old, it feels like they haven't made any new and exciting design decisions since the late 90's, everythingis blocky and uniformly grey. The secuirty can also be overwhelming to a new user as well, as before yuou can even ssh into a machine running redhat, you must install the ssh-server & relax the firewall options around the ssh ports. Probably good for the more security focused network admins, but it can seem like a daunting task to newbies

Recommendations to others considering the product

check out the competition

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

Testing inside of redhat assures us that our product is stable

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Broadcast Media
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"Redhat Linux "

What do you like best?

The Operating system is widely used in every aspect of IT. Some aspects in my organizations are PABX installation (Asterick, Elastic, FreePBX). Installation steps are quite easy. The Operating system is easy to deploy and extremely fast. Also you can configure any settings either on a GUI or CLI or the terminal.

Red hat OS is a very secure OS and not so prone to viruses. Red Hat operates on a professional open-source business model based on open code, development within a community, professional quality assurance, and subscription-based customer support. They produce open-source code so that more programmers can make further adaptations and improvements.

Red Hat sells subscriptions for the support, training, and integration services that help customers in using their open-source software products. Customers pay one set price for unlimited access to services such as Red Hat Network and up to 24/7 support.

What do you dislike?

It is not user friendly as compared to windows OS versions. Sometimes might need to be worked on the CLI rather than the GUI.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For Implementation of solid PABX systems such as Elastic and asterisk Free PABX, I would these recommend Linux Operating systems

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

We have been able to develop better security on our applications, PABX solutions run effectively on our outbound Campaigns. My company presently uses a CRM solution which runs on Linux Red hat, apache and SQL.

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"Safe, Secure and powerful"

What do you like best?

Redhat Linux is one of the most robust operating solutions available, coupled with the ability to further secure the OS to the CIS recommended security settings further strengthens its security posture and robustness.

What do you dislike?

Linux has a lot of options and configurations, getting it right can be trial and error if you are learning and the community isn't as large as the Windows community, that said, there is plenty of resources out there as well as various support options from different vendors. I would recommend subscribing to a well know support channel such as Unbreakable Linux.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Important to configure to the CIS template and use SeLinux if your software allows for it.

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

Robustness and stability are the main reasons, Redhat can run for years without a reboot assuming you are running decent commercial software, that said you need to keep the system up to date with the latest patches as well as kernel updates that tend to require a reboot. Make sure you choose a decent antivirus for the server as well.

RedHat Linux review by Hans D.
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"The go-to enterprise Linux distribution"

What do you like best?

Red Hat is universally recognized by businesses as the gold standard for Linux distributions. With great support, a great user community, and being a platform that many packages and applications are based off of, implementing Red Hat is one of the best decisions a company looking for a solid Linux partner can make.

What do you dislike?

Red Hat is one of the most expensive distributions out there. That cost comes with great support and service, but there are other enteprise-grade distributions that are far cheaper and provide similar functionality.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out other distributions based on Red Hat such as CentOS to see if the distribution, pricing, and support make more sense for your business, especially if you are not needing the level of support a Red Hat support contract provides.

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

Red Hat is the foundation for any enterprise-wide Linux solution. It is a solid solution for web, email, file sharing, IT security, and policy management deployments.

RedHat Linux review by Timothy S.
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"RHEL For Servers"

What do you like best?

It is the gold standard of Linux. YUM is easy to use. All the software for development and servers is available for RHEL. Anything you want to do is available on RHEL.

RHEL supports containers and VMs and is the Linux you need.

What do you dislike?

RHEL is expensive and it is not the most frequently updated OS. It is good because it is reliable, trusted by banks, used in PAAS' and works. But if you want the newest features like containers, you have to wait a very long time. It's the use of new vs stable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try out Centos and then see if you need and want RHEL. RHEL provides full paid support that can come in handy when issues arrive or you face weird problems. This has come up at some enterprises where things would have weird issues or things wouldn't work well together and RHEL support was able to fix it.

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

Running Java services and web services. RHEL just works, especially with JBOSS, Jetty and Tomcat. Postgresql and Mysql run very well on RHEL as do any Java enteprise servers.

RedHat Linux review by Yehuda K.
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"Responsive Support but package age is sometimes noticable"

What do you like best?

Support is the best. We had an obscure problem with CUPS and RH support jumped right into it and patched it. They even included us in the discussion between the developers of the best way to handle the problem, so we knew what was going on.

What do you dislike?

I get that so much of the stability of enterprise distributions comes from locking down the packages available from the system repos, but it really hurts interoperability between systems with different versions. Specifically, we have NFS mounted home directories and RHEL 7 systems use a newer version of Git than RHEL 5 systems and the git config files are not backward compatible, so we had a lot of users complain about errors when they used git as we upgraded machines.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We get academic pricing, so I honestly don't know the real-world cost, but it is probably worth it for mission critical systems.

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

It is great to run Linux servers with 1st class support for any issues that come up. We keep things simple, so any problems are usually due to actual bugs and when we send reports in, RH fixes them pretty quickly.

RedHat Linux review by Savita S.
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"Red hat rocks"

What do you like best?

Red hat Linux performance is good and it is highly scalable.

The price and upgrades are also very reasonable. Real time patches can be applied.

Don't have to wait for bug fixes for long. It can support 64 and more CPUS and 100 GB or more memory, as wells as supports larger Storage area networks (SAN).

What do you dislike?

There is no one standard edition for Red hat Linux like windows and HP.

There is no immediate help for because you will have to wait for someone to write a response rather than calling a hot line number.

Blu ray disks are not available to played using Linux.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a good performance, large scalable operating system

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

We are using red hat Linux for our databases, multiple db's are also on one red hat server which we are using for our various applications. We also use VMware virtual systems on our systems with RHEL.

RedHat Linux review by Davide V.
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"My favorite enterprise Linux distribution."

What do you like best?

Support from RedHat is excellent, as well as the OS, which is my first choice when it comes to deploying servers. It is also pretty easy to use once you get accustomed to it.

What do you dislike?

Some packages are not the latest version and not even the previous one. For example, if you try to install PHP you will get PHP 5.4, which has already been surpassed by PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6 and PHP7. This is done for safety reasons, though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you come from a Debian environment, you may need to get accustomed to the differences.

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

I have used to host the backend for the Wikimania 2016 web application, with great benefits to the administration and speed.

RedHat Linux review by Jason B.
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"Solid foundation for enterprise apps"

What do you like best?

The OS is extremely stable.

Reboots are pretty rare, usually necessitated by running applications or the JVM (no fault of the OS really).

We have setup authentication against a windows Active Directory, which is convenient in a mixed environment.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike about RedHat. Generally (for all Linux) the command-line centric interface is a double edge sword, powerful yet potentially difficult for the novice SysAdmin.

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

We just need a rock solid OS to run enterprise applications, mostly within a Java VM.

Red Hat does this very well. It just works and works, which is what we need in an OS.

RedHat Linux review by Kielse N.
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"The professional Linux"

What do you like best?

Support! If you need to create a huge solution never skip a good support. I am not saying that other distro you won't have support. Sure you will find solutions to solve problems, however when you have millions of users affected is better to find a solution really really fast. And RedHat will help on that... for a price.

What do you dislike?

To be honest I prefere to use Debian on my laptop just because I love Debian way and RedHat is a bit different and for me seams to have some files in a wrong place. Of course that people that prefere RedHat maybe will say the same if compare with Debian. Is like discus sports or religion, you should avoid doing that :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Any Linux is good, however if your business is doing well you need to think if you want to contract outstanding linux professional (in house solution) or pay for outstanding linux support (RedHat).

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

Millions of PayTV and telecom boxes connecting on our servers.

RedHat Linux review by David G.
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"Good, reliable Linux Operating System"

What do you like best?

It is very reliable, and quite easy to use the network setup and service management. The security given by the enterprise version is great. There are a large number of packages available, and it ships with Python by default.

What do you dislike?

I don't particularly like the package manager (yum). On rare occasions, it seems to fail with errors such as "database malformed". Often, in order to get detailed support it is necessary to login with Redhat subscription credentials.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good, secure Operating system. You will have to subscribe to download unlike some other Linux versions

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

Deployment of high availability services in a cluster of Redhat servers. Redhat virtual machines are also deployed through libvirt software. The benefits are that the Operating System is extremely reliable, and there are a range of packages available.

RedHat Linux review by User in Computer Software
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"The best Server level Operating System"

What do you like best?

I love Linux. This Community fixes bugs really fast and their periodic releases, this is having the huge server level community. Easy to manage and make all processes run smoothly, until some one really messes up something. We can manage Clusters, High Performance Computing Machines, Web Servers what not anything you get in your mind. This supports minimum to heavy load hardware machine.

What do you dislike?

There is basically nothing to dislike in RHEL. I faced the following problems

When the drive failed or disconnected either External or Internal Disks. If the Disk configuration is made using the fstab. The PC will not boot. There are lot of solutions for this, just need to surf the Net.

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

We have around 15 Machines running RHEL, HPC's, NAS's and many Web servers running this amazing OS.

RedHat Linux review by Simon P.
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"Excellent performance"

What do you like best?

The system is well designed and thought out, the support is good and the environment very pleasant to use. RedHat is a very good Linux distribution, I've used several other distributions, RedHat is good.

What do you dislike?

I cannot say there is anything I dislike about RedHat, the system works well and I like the fact that everything is accessible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

RedHat was chosen as the Linux distribution because the project requires commercial support. We use QT 5.6 on RedHat and the performance is excellent.

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

We use RedHat linux on military systems to implement control and GUI interfaces for weapon system operators.

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"Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)"

What do you like best?

It's not just an operating system, today RHEL is an ecosystem of products and services whose tools simplify the process of automation and management of ours data center, the documentation is very specific and comprehensive, and ¡it works! because behind the best developers that they can afford.

If you want to test some solutions for academic purposes, any Linux operating system could help you, but when it comes to saving time, effort and money, RHEL must be your best decision.

What do you dislike?

1.- The knowledge base(KB) is not public, you must pay for access.

2.- The licenses is in permament changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy and fast deployment, mission critical solutions, red hat education is a good optcion to deem and service support.

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

Anthing you can imagine: RRHH, Web Services, Transactional/NoSQL Data Base, development any services of mission critical, RHEL is a operating system standard on the industry.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator
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"Linux as Operating System"

What do you like best?

Linux as Operating System is really good. Your computer boots up very soon and overall you get a good feeling ( as compared to Windows) Linux doesn't ask to restart your system for updates, whereas, Windows does. Even the newer versions of Windows does!

Linux doesn't need an antivirus, whereas Windows does! (at least the older versions of Windows require Antivirus) Overall, I recommend Linux to Windows!

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about Linux. I like everything about Linux.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very very strong and useful, especially if you want to save time :)

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

We were given Linux OS already installed in our Laptops for security purposes to protect company's data! Like I said, it's more secure than Windows!

RedHat Linux review by Levi R.
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"Linux has its place in the datacenter and Red Hat is the best Linux for business"

What do you like best?

Stable releases, low resource use, industry acceptance.

What do you dislike?

Applications can get very dated and can fall behind requirements of some software you may want to run. (For instance, the latest version of Joomla requires PHP7 for full functionality, but the latest RHEL is stuck at PHP6.)

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

Web servers, small database needs

RedHat Linux review by User in Computer Software
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"RHEL: Stability, at a Cost"

What do you like best?

RHEL is intended to provide long-term stability to its users. You may not get the newest versions of packages, but you can be pretty sure they won't break on you. The yum package manager is also very useful. The first Linux systems I used were all Debian based, so I was accustomed to APT, but yum offers essentially the same functionality, which is nice.

What do you dislike?

You don't get the newest version of packages. This is a trade-off with stability, but it's still a bummer that you don't have easy access to more recent software. RHEL 6 also uses Gnome 2 by default, which feels seriously outdated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If stability is a high priority to you, RHEL is a good choice. Be mindful that you'll miss out on the newest versions of software, however. All in all, the version of Linux you choose doesn't matter too much, since you can customize most things.

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

We use RHEL in the research lab I work in. RH's package manager (yum) took some getting used to but is easy to use and very useful. It's also nice to know that everyone in the lab is on the same version.

RedHat Linux review by User in Computer Software
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"Enterprise = Reliability"

What do you like best?

The reliability you get with the Enterprise edition of RedHat. My experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) was actually in college. My school used a cluster of these machines in a Linux lab that made school projects and development a breeze. The ability to remote into them was a fantastic ability. As long as the school's internal network was up, there were generally no issues.

What do you dislike?

There were times when particular machines would "go down" or become unresponsive. When that was the case, I just had to connect to a different machine in the cluster of machines.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider RHEL only if you need a reliable cluster of Linux machines. Obviously as a consumer or for less important use cases, you could use one of the many open source Linux distributions out there. There are other alternatives which also provide reliability.

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

Having the license to deploy dozens or more machines with RHEL can help achieve a very reliable cluster of Linux servers.

RedHat Linux review by User in Research
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"Generally a more reliable version of Linux"

What do you like best?

The reliability of the packages from their repositories is one of the best reasons to use RHEL. Also the remote management system allow the admin to regularly schedule packages and updates as well as remotely install new packages to all systems using their online tools. Hopefully this feature sticks around as they might be replacing it shortly.

What do you dislike?

Their current changes to centralize remote management of systems around the IT department rather than smaller groups. Some of the changes with gnome 3 and the other GUIs has been a little annoying. Gnome 3, which is now the standard GUI for RHEL, is taxing on the system performance. It's performance seems to be closer to Windows that to what Gnome 2 was like. One other annoying feature is how long it can take for them to get the most up to date packages in their repository. I feel like it takes them months to catch up with the not so reliable repositories.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure you understand their new remote management changes before purchasing.

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

Using RHEL we have been able to customize our Linux distributions to our liking, installing all the repository packages we desire, and removing the ones we do not. RHEL has also provided a more stable environment within our cluster, and has simplified our interactions with older systems.

RedHat Linux review by Kyle H.
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"Redhat Leadership"

What do you like best?

Redhat is a great OS for running any Linux apps. It works great as a repo, LAMP stack, and is a very stable OS that has years of excellent development.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, getting new releases can be tricky and remedying problems caused by kernel updates and patching.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a good product with a predictable life cycle. Updates typically don't break anything and support services are then when something does break.

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

We primarily use it as a hyper visor, but also use it as a repository for applications.

RedHat Linux review by Nagarjuna Y.
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"RHEL - Best Linux Operating System for Enterprise Users"

What do you like best?

1. From RHEL 7 their OS run on everything, from the server in the back-room, to datacenters and the cloud there are no limitations compared to other vendors this possible because of apps on RHEL 7 run independently from the underlying operating system and from one another this enables me to move my Dockerized apps from a container on bare-metal to a virtual machine to a cloud as needed without limitations.

2. Redhat Linux has every feature which are required for the enterprise users after the release of Docker with in days Red Hat got partnered with Docker which is quite good thing.

3. Top-notch Support.

4. Integration with Satellite make the management quite easy

What do you dislike?

1. While all the other Linux distributions are free it is quite difficult to pay some bucks from your pockets specially for startups if it is a enterprise then there is no worry though CentOS (Red Hat's Open Source Version of Linux)is opensource and is available to use for free CentOS lacks behind for few weeks in case of features.

2.Licensing is the most frustrating thing there is no proper documentation and RHEL is quite expensive too.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Redhat Linux only for users who wants their servers to be highly available,fault tolerant with automatic recovery otherwise it is better go with CentOS which is also a Red Hat OS which is an opensource version.

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

Operating System for our mobile back-end,Satellite integration made my life easier for managing.

RedHat Linux review by Benjamin B.
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"RedHat flavour of Linux"

What do you like best?

Easy to install.

Enterprise support.

Very solid distribution of Linux with the backing of Red Hat.

What do you dislike?

Built in package repositories leave a lot to be desired, and you often have to add third-party repositories to install basic software, for example, LibreOffice.

Other than the enterprise support there's not much difference between the completely free and open-source CentOS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Only use this if you need the enterprise support. There's other distributions of Linux that are free and have a better community behind them.

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

It's a solid distribution to run our SaaS applications (Ruby On Rails/NGINX/Passenger) on. Very stable and easy to maintain.

RedHat Linux review by User in Computer Software
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"Stable system suitable for enterprise OS needs"

What do you like best?

RHEL is very stable, and Red Hat is extraordinary in applying security patches early and quickly. It has additional packages from Fedora's EPEL, and has a large selection of packages itself as well. Unlike some other systems such as Ubuntu, it has a large amount of software that you will need from day-to-day in running your large scalable systems, but it is also stable and does not require large amounts of modifications to acquire tools you may need.

Red Hat also provides great product support.

What do you dislike?

RHEL currently has a rather large cost, which may be offputting to some people. However, the support Red Hat provides often outweighs these downsides.

Additionally, RHEL sacrifices the latest gadgets in exchange for stability. Hence, many new releases of software may not be instantly available in RHEL, however, this helps maintain the stability and lack of breaking changes that RHEL provides.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Become familiar with the system first and don't be scared to ask for help on IRC or through their official support systems. You may notice RHEL is very barebones. This causes many beginners to give up and look at other similar products. However, do not let this hold you back. After installing EPEL and configuring your yum repositories to your liking, RHEL becomes as versatile as other systems yet much speedier and much more stable.

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

RHEL is an enterprise Linux distribution. When I choose such a distribution, I want it to be stable, quick, and lightweight. RHEL gives you this kind of stability and lightweight tooling, which has been helpful in mass-deploying large systems and running them on RHEL. Running my apps on other systems such as Ubuntu would be sacrificing some speed.

RedHat Linux review by Kelvin W.
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"Main Operating System used for work"

What do you like best?

Secure, reliable and well maintained by the developers. Simple to use

What do you dislike?

Due to the aim of having a reliable OS, some of the more up-to-date packages are not readily available from the repos. To install more up to date software, sometimes you will need to manually build and compile.

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

We are using RedHat Enterprise Linux as our Production desktop VM. RedHat Enterprise Linux makes it easy to secure our VMS and ensure all our employees comply with our security standards.

RedHat Linux review by Ian N.
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"A reboot pirates life for me"

What do you like best?

Ability to scale environment across both virtual and physical hardware. The support is also outstanding for what we currently have.

What do you dislike?

Issues with migration from the classic support network have caised serious issues and delays for my engineering team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it before you knock it, if you haven't tried it I am not quite sure where you have been for the last decades.

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

Old legacy systems that cannot or will not be supported are being moved over to red hat for a performance increase and high availability aspect.

RedHat Linux review by User in Telecommunications
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"A great Linux OS with great Enterprise Level Support"

What do you like best?

I love the enterprise class OS that we can rely on to be properly supported and maintained year over year. The wide range of support for software and packages is a real win for this platform.

What do you dislike?

The cost of support and the licensing requirement is frustrating and can be expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

RedHat Enterprise Linux is great, however if you don't require the support you can always use an alternative distro such as CentOS or Scientific Linux!

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

Running enterprise class server solutions reliably and with appropriate support for maintaining tight SLAs.

RedHat Linux review by Victor T.
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"Enterprise OS for Enterprise People"

What do you like best?

Very confortable oS for beguinners and for pros. Very easy to learn but its strong OS with hundreds of apps to make RedHat one of the best LinuxOS in the world.

What do you dislike?

The only dislike its RedHat take a little bit time to update versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If use linux software use red hat to move it

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

Fedora servers didn run with cups works perfect with redhat for example

RedHat Linux review by Tim C.
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"RH"

What do you like best?

Not as susceptible to virus and malware attacks. Very stable platform.

What do you dislike?

Not as user friendly as Windows environment. But that's just due to lack of knowledge on this platform.

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

Runs our ERP very efficiently and runs and runs and runs.

RedHat Linux review by Matt C.
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"Assistant Network Administrator"

What do you like best?

The support for the Operating Systems and how customizible they are. We are taking full advantage of the free open source operating systems when funds are limited.

What do you dislike?

Relying on a community of helpful people for support is a different mindset compared to using Windows Server or Mac OSX where there is a corporation to call for support.

Note: The community is always incredibly helpful!

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

We run our network registration server on CentOS and one of our survey servers on another distribution of CentOS. The setup was incredibly easy and maintenance is relatively simple.

RedHat Linux review by Christopher R.
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"The Best Enterprise Linux"

What do you like best?

Red Hat's support is very good. It's an extremely stable OS, and runs many of the servers in our enterprise. As a Linux/Unix Administrator I'm very happy with the product.

What do you dislike?

Red Hat tends to be behind on innovation compared to Oracle Solaris. For instance, they just recently introduced containers in Red Hat 7 which had already exited for many years on Solaris. I would also like to see ZFS come to Red Hat.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Red Hat is an excellent choice for running Linux based servers. It has the largest market share, so that means you'll find many experienced administrators who can support it. It most cases it's a much better solution than running Windows based servers.

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

Red Hat is excellent for running mission critical applications. Some of our most critical systems are Red Hat based.

RedHat Linux review by Jason A.
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"Strong community with limited issues and prompt updates"

What do you like best?

security patches are released same day as the issue is seen in most cases

strength of kernel, maturity of the platform

What do you dislike?

redhat 7 systemd changes a lot of workflows, new syntax takes time to get used to

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

redhat is the platform to host business critical application

the OS itself is very robust, and is almost never the root cause of any issues

RedHat Linux review by Ryan S.
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"Great supportable Linux platform"

What do you like best?

RedHat has a first rate support organization and a platform that is stable. The attention to keeping the platform stable and enterprise ready is great.

What do you dislike?

The costing structure to RedHat is a bit of a problem and really should be looked at by the organization moving forward. I feel like lower the entry point will make it a more adopted platform.

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

We needed a stable Linux distribution for the enterprise that we could purchase manufacturer support for. This allowed us to reduce the expertise required and thus lowering our cost because we could rely more heavily on the vendor support.

RedHat Linux review by User
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"Great quality that I recommend"

What do you like best?

Red hat was used at my previous position daily. The open source support and compatibility with all applications our team used was impressive and ideal. Never had any problems.

What do you dislike?

Using red hat Linux does take some getting used to, especially if you're a Microsoft only kind of person. It doesn't take long to feel confident though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I definitely recommend others to look into red hat Enterprise Linux for their needs (with a real consideration towards their team's capability and strengths).

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

My application was in defense and space with the programming of the different pieces in a military contact.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"RedHat Enterprise Linux: A Linux Distribution worth paying for."

What do you like best?

Linux operating systems tend to be very stable. Once you've set them up, they require very little downtime, except for patching purposes.

What do you dislike?

Linux distributions can be difficult to configure if you are not familiar with them, and require a bit more effort to optimize than other operating systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are free distributions of the Linux Operating system out there. The value in RedHat Enterprise Linux, which is what you pay for, is the support the company offers you.

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

RedHat Enterprise Linux makes for a wonderful server platform. Once you have it set up, there is very little interaction necessary, you can just let it run.

RedHat Linux review by Jason S.
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"Extremely stable and reliable enterprise linux solution"

What do you like best?

Rock sold reliability, extremely stable, supported with most applications

What do you dislike?

Maintenance costs are somewhat variable depending on the type of support.

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

Being able to move from unix based technologies to linux has saved us substantially.

RedHat Linux review by Lan L.
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"RedHat Linux for business"

What do you like best?

Best performance, reboot and startup very fast. I always login to linux server as user to performance my task such as make a report and access the internet.

What do you dislike?

It is diffcult to use and the graphic is simple. Hope to improve the graphic interface in the future.

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

To make a report every day, it is very good performance. No need to restart everyday. It is improved my productivity. Access the internet is fast.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Redhat Enterprise Linux is very robust OS"

What do you like best?

Redhat Enterprise Linux is very robust operating systems compared to others. Easy to use, install, configure and maintain. Excellent support and thorough documentation for all kind of issues.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I don't like. Its working as per our expectiation but performacne can be improved.

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

We are using RHEL on most of our servers. We are trying to impletment RHEL cluster to reduce cost.

RedHat Linux review by Jose E.
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"The VPS default OS"

What do you like best?

It's very stable, perfect for a VPS and offering Website's hosting. It has never crashed, and it's pretty easy to use if you have a Unix experience background.

What do you dislike?

I use it everyday for hosting webpages, and I just love it. It's hard for me to say what I don't like.

The price is not cheap, but if you're going to use it for your business, then that's the price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are going to offer websites, or VPS, then go for this. It's perfect for such jobs.

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

I work at Ecuawebdigital, we offer web development and hosting.

For the hosting service, we have a VPS(virtual private server) and we use RHEL on it. Pretty stable, and perfect for this. It has never crashed.

RedHat Linux review by Guruprasad M.
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"Useful operating system for developers"

What do you like best?

Easy to install, easy to use, virus free & reliable

What do you dislike?

Exploring through folders, opens multiple screens when I try to open any folder

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend RedHat Enterprise Linux as it is cost effective, easy to use & most of the enterprises using this OS

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

cost effective, easy to install & beneficial for developers

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"RHEL"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, stability, scalability, management.

What do you dislike?

There's really not much to dislike. I've been using RHEL since 3.x and have been very happy with it. It's continued to improve and is still our platform of choice for anything we run on linux.

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

Databases, web sites, security, enterprise applications, development platform, ldap, cas, portals.

RedHat Linux review by Andrew R.
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"The best for a reason. "

What do you like best?

The support is top notch. Everything just works, the platform is rock solid stable. Integration with Satellite makes management a breeze.

What do you dislike?

Its relatively expensive, and it can be hard to justify the cost when Linux is usually free. The subscription visualization licenses were very frustrating to implement. Virtual host licenses weren't well documented, so licensing went from a really easy process to extremely painful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Decide if you have enough guests to work with the virtual licensing, or if ad-hoc is better. RHEL is also not known for bleeding edge, theyre known for stability so if you want bleeding edge you should probably look elsewhere.

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

I use it to host web, database and application servers. I have been able to manage many more VMs than I normally would on account of the stability and Satellite, so we didnt need to hire anyone else.

RedHat Linux review by Gordon M.
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"Stable, Secure, Supported, and Free"

What do you like best?

Red Hat contributes significant engineering resources to the core projects in the GNU/Linux ecosystem. They're highly committed to Free Software. All of their code is available under licenses that make it useful, including products they acquire.

What do you dislike?

There's really nothing I dislike about Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It's as close to ideal as I can imagine.

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

All of our core infrastructure runs on top of RHEL. Red Hat's policies and practices give us a very stable foundation for our operations.

RedHat Linux review by User
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"Multipurpose Linux OS, works for development and production"

What do you like best?

Worked with RHEL 6+ quite a bit and found it really great for day to day use for my job. We also had similar systems on production so it made for a great testing environment as well.

I have used RHEL on a daily basis for over 3 years and it something that never made me miss traditional operating systems like Windows or Mac.

What do you dislike?

While RHEL has support for lot of software I would use, there were several times when I would need some software to work with it and it either wouldn't or there was a problem with packages. Installing software on command line was a nightmare. It lacks support documentation among other things as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very similar to other desktop experiences, so things would be easy to switch over to.

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

RHEL was sort of replicating our production systems, it was stable and hardly crashed which made it a great development environment which is why our company invested heavily into it.

RedHat Linux review by Miguel T.
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"Linux making my job easier"

What do you like best?

The implementation and customer support for paid Linux system

What do you dislike?

Learning curve to implement things in s mainly windows environment

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to use a business class Linux woth customer support this is the wau to go

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

A lot of VM possibilities it has more customer support than CentOS and has consistent updates

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"red hat user since 2007"

What do you like best?

I like how the commands haven't changed much in decades, while the user interface has improved.

What do you dislike?

Lack of market share. More people need to know about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's not hard. Get yourself a book from the library like I did. then you'll see it's as easy as anything else.

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

I've created my own scripts with ease to speed up my work. Remote accesses such as SSH make it easy to troubleshoot servers remotely. using the up key to toggle through my command history is a fast way to handle repetitive tasks.

RedHat Linux review by Ron G.
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"I have been an Enterprise Architect and Program Director for five years..."

What do you like best?

It is robust and yet fairly easy to design a standard configuration for our servers.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, our standard configurations might be a bit of 'overkill' for some applications, but as I said before, it is a robust, reliable operating system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend getting Red Hat. WHile there might be a slight 'learning curve', the benefits far outweigh the negatives.

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

At my current location, we have hundreds of Red Hat servers and are moving them into the Cloud to take advantage of installation and maintenance opportunities the cloud affords.

RedHat Linux review by User in Research
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"Great solution for group computation"

What do you like best?

It has an easy to operate interface, and it can be installed on many machines.

What do you dislike?

Not everyone has intuition for linux and this tends to lead to a high learning curve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a safe and reliable operating system and it runs smoothly on many machines. The only downside is the learning curve.

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

It solves the need for united computation. It has realized such. This is to run particular software that is specifically run off the command line.

RedHat Linux review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"RHEL greatness"

What do you like best?

When it comes to RHEL what i enjoy is the overall support you get from the vendors. They are there what seems 24/7 to make sure you have everything you need to get the job done.

What do you dislike?

There are times where there are slight issues when it comes to the training to be certified. They made some changes recently that caused confusion but they were able to get this explained.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always make sure to keep up to date on news within the company.

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

With the the overall reporting has been a breeze compared to others.

RedHat Linux review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Computer Software
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"Redhat review"

What do you like best?

RedHat Linux is widely used among many of my customers so it makes it easy for me to support my products. Their documentation is great so I can easily find what I need to resolve issues.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I don't like is the editting toosls, not necessarily because they're bad, but user error. I'm not very good with using them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep up the good work. The product is great.

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

I work with customers to resolve communications issues. Benefits are the ease of use and great documentation they provide.

RedHat Linux review by Ameya K.
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"Best solution for automating application and ETL batch jobs"

What do you like best?

All functionality and features available. Easy to install, upgrade and maintain open source applications.

What do you dislike?

upgrading the OS between major versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

easy to implement all solutions and schedule batch jobs using shell scripts.

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

all our ETL and application programming is run on this server.

RedHat Linux review by Alexander H.
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"Works as expected"

What do you like best?

A stable Linux with good business support.

What do you dislike?

German support is not as good as it could be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If it comes to reliable supportet Linux systems, you can choose between RHEL and Suse.

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

Sometimes you need a Linux system with fast support. So you can choose between Suse and RHEL.

RedHat Linux review by Arvind K.
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"PLM Consultant"

What do you like best?

We normally suggest Red hat linux as the platform for the plm implementations.. as this is really a secured way to manage servers

What do you dislike?

I do not have any negative points. I really suggest red had enterprise version

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

Its a stabilized version, where snapshots are more feasible and tuning of the systems are more easier too.

RedHat Linux review by Jim L.
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"Good, efficient Linux Distro"

What do you like best?

It has stronger corporate support than most other Linux Distributions.

What do you dislike?

The responsiveness of support when our company has had issues, could be stronger.

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

It provides a platform solution for Webmethods middleware, and for some Java applications running within Websphere.

RedHat Linux review by Marius P.
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"We are the Premier Red Hat partner in Romania."

What do you like best?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a rock solid Linux operating environment.

What do you dislike?

Pricing is starting to be an issue.

There is not dtrace for linux.

There is no ZFS for linux.

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

Many problems are solved with RHEL ranging from the research institutions doing HPC to banking and financials.

RedHat Linux review by User in Semiconductors
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"The most stable Linux for Enterprise"

What do you like best?

The most stable Linux distribution

Most of our customers have RHEL deployed so we have to make sure our program runs in their machines.

What do you dislike?

Of course the service but right now I'm registered as a developer to maintain the system by myself

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

The cross-platform issue. We have to make sure our programs run on all of our customers' machines. The benefit is our PO.

RedHat Linux review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"RHEL Basic end user review"

What do you like best?

I Work with this device somewhat indirectly as the application I manage is hosted on a Linux server. I like the ability to be able to configure some items via GUI and CLI. It's just a preferred method that myself and other colleagues are more familiar with.

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I can think of, I work with these devices indirectly and they seem to be more reliable than if I was using a windows device.

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

We are able to utilize the Linux servers in a universal forwarder configuration across our network.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Public Policy
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"The best Enterprise linux"

What do you like best?

Good Support, Huge knowledge base. Easy Licensing application. Stability

What do you dislike?

Cannot upgrade from a major version to next major version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the right choice if you want a enterprise Linux.

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

Unified linux version for our servers, Hardware of our suppliers supported.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Wholesale
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"solid and stable"

What do you like best?

seems much less to administer than windows server and less susceptible to malware for sure

What do you dislike?

the learning curve for an old windows guy to linux is hard so the GUI in Red Hat is really handy

Recommendations to others considering the product

make sure you have in house LINUX expertise or be prepared to hire a third party who does

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

we have been running our ERP system on RH Linux for several years. The administrative overhead is much less so cost of ownership is down from windows

RedHat Linux review by Adam O.
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"Stability is the key, usability could be better"

What do you like best?

Stability of the OS... it just plain runs!

What do you dislike?

There isn't a well establish GUI interface that can be deployed to users

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for stability at a great price, check out RedHat Enterprise Linux!

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

Server DBs

RedHat Linux review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Linux awesome experience"

What do you like best?

Features, the support from community and the low TCO.

What do you dislike?

Not much UI, recently seeing more security threats

Recommendations to others considering the product

Few yrs back I discounted this product for enterprise solutions. But now-a-days the product is robust and one of the leaders.

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

using to support enterprise wide systems. Lower TCO, cost of maintenance is low. Good community support.

RedHat Linux review by Sorin S.
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"Solid build with lots of features"

What do you like best?

Reliable easy to maintain and administering

What do you dislike?

Some applications like accounting databases requires some high level of knowledge to be properly implemented

Recommendations to others considering the product

Little bit of learning if you come from Windows Server, but well deserved.

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

No down time anymore

RedHat Linux review by Fnu V.
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"Good operation system."

What do you like best?

Good operation system Especially for servers and security.

What do you dislike?

It's not user friendly like Windows.it don't have Good UI representation.

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

Create servers, this allow us to create rich entitlement like access to data.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Stable Linux OS and top notch support"

What do you like best?

Red Hat's vulnerability notifications. When they discover something that needs to be fixed, we are alerted right away.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, RedHat provides everything that we needed to deploy our servers. If I HAD to say something bad about it, the licensing is a little tricky for first time users.

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

We have custom applications that run on ruby on rails. Having a supported and current OS is a must in today's world.

RedHat Linux review by Chris S.
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"Enterprise-minded open source product"

What do you like best?

AN excellent open source software carried through development with enterprise customers in mind.

What do you dislike?

Support response time is not as quick as other enterprise support products.

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

Server operating system platform

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Love RHEL! Great Oracle Solaris replacement"

What do you like best?

Ext3 FS, NFSV4 support, SSH keys, grepping, able to use with relative ease!

What do you dislike?

Support can be shaky from an enterprise perspective but their communities try to help a lot and provide detailed assistance

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have 5+ years working on it, try features out, get trained!

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

Internal apps, infrastructure configuration, administration, scaling, grid farms, etc

RedHat Linux review by User in Computer Software
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"RedHat for testing Linux driver"

What do you like best?

It's Linux, it's not Windows!! Fast setup from distribution every works as it should. Can easily get updates and new software.

What do you dislike?

License is expensive unless you use CentOS

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good for Enterprise testing but license is expensive can use CentOS for some of the test machines

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

Platform for testing Linux driver

RedHat Linux review by User in Research
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"A review from a day to day user of Redhat"

What do you like best?

Awesome stability, used for hardware dev. Very innovative and long lasting OS that came with multiple intuitive features.

What do you dislike?

Lack of support and update compared to Ubuntu or other offerings.

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

Hardware Dev. REHL was easy to use and came with lots of linux features that made it simpler to navigate.

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Love/Hate Relationship"

What do you like best?

Secure system that's easy to use and monitor

What do you dislike?

Sometimes hard to get packages when developing for newer technologies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure the packages and libraries you want on the system are available. Sometimes takes time to make it into the package manager.

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

Cloud based servers for hosting services/microservices.

RedHat Linux review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Great for the job, comparable desktop experience with windows"

What do you like best?

Have been a Windows/Mac user and RedHat is comparable with them when it comes to desktop experience. Also has all the great tools a Linux environment provides for developing software.

What do you dislike?

Lack of software which are popular on Mac and Windows, but it looks like they are catching up

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

Easy access to Linux terminals and development experience and setup on par with our production software.

RedHat Linux review by Barnaby F.
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"Rhel"

What do you like best?

Best support in the business. Wonderful operators

What do you dislike?

Tough indecisiveness when working to deploy changes

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

All systems go with virtualization and cloud based security

RedHat Linux review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Open source code easy to manage"

What do you like best?

File based operating system easy to manage.

What do you dislike?

Nothing such to disagree with rhel operating systed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Open source file based operating system

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

Application compatible operating system

RedHat Linux review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Red Hat Review "

What do you like best?

Redhat Linux is widely supported by the application manufacturers, so those applications could be installed easily and documentation is available from the vendor sites.

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike it, very user friendly. Could have more apps available. Linux drivers are terrible at best, open source software not very compatible with many peripherals.

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

Built in support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Smart Virtualization cannot go wrong with virtual server

RedHat Linux review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Good, solid OS"

What do you like best?

Extremely stable, good support, easy to find help online since it's so widely used.

What do you dislike?

Steep learning curve, must know the syntax and be familiar with CLI

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

Stable, less micromanagement to keep things running, no weird bugs that seem to pop up all the time in Windows

RedHat Linux review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"The most used and suported"

What do you like best?

Rhel is scalable, reliable and broadly suported by most applications in multiple industries. The memory management is far superior for critical systems and its repositories are complete.

What do you dislike?

Not all the kb articles are available unless you pay for support.

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

Scalability, performance driven systems, high availability by clustering, stability and memory management are some of the advantages in database, BI, big data.

RedHat Linux review by User in Information Technology and Services
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