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Class ProjectOperating System ProposalDeVry UniversityNETW 240NamesWork %Steve Ngagoum40Joseph Hettema40Timothy Parent20
P a g e|2Table of ContentsTable of Contents.........................................................................................................................................2Executive Summary.....................................................................................................................................3Red Hat Linux...............................................................................................................................................4SUSE Linux Enterprise..................................................................................................................................8Ubuntu Server...........................................................................................................................................11References.................................................................................................................................................14
P a g e|3Executive SummaryThis research paper shows the comparison of the three Linux providers offering solutionsfor the current business needs. There are Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu, and Suse. The factors ofcomparison are: total cost of ownership, ease of use, performance, and application availability.They all permit the user to modify portions of the software to better fit the needs of the companyin addition to being nearly twice as cheap as any Windows solution.Selected Linux VendorsUbuntu ServerRed HatLinuxSuse LinuxEnterprise
Red Hat LinuxRed Hat Linux is a well-balanced company, offering their services at a good cost. Of thethree, Red Hat is on the more dependable side as it doesn’t try to go overboard with addons.While Red Hat does boast a large assortment of operating systems, the addons that can beacquired are specific to business needs may not be needed. They aren’t necessary but can still beused to optimize the system.RED HAT SummaryDistributionRed Hat Linux Enterprise EditionHome PageMailing ListsDocumentationMirrorsBug TrackerTotal Cost of Ownership:The total cost of ownership can have a few factors. As Red Hat offers and incrementalsubscription, the cost can be more specific and planned out over time. As the company grows,the subscriptions can be increased in these increments, allowing for a gradual and predictableincrease in cost. The option of virtualizing the services, at the cost of a higher initial purchase, isvery possible. This will decrease the TCO over time, so long as virtualization is still being used.The prices are as follows for a subscription. Red Hat offers subscriptions in increments oftwo sockets, each provided with a flat cost. An entry level cost, consisting of 2 sockets only, willcost $349 per subscription. The higher end, or virtual nodes, will double this cost at $799 persubscription. The virtual nodes will reduce physical costs, however. The virtual option would bebest for long term use.
Training:Red Hat offers a few training options: On and off-site Classroom Training, VirtualTraining, Online learning, and online learning labs. There are third party classes, such as Udemy,that offer Red Hat Linux service training as well. For the sake of continuity, the prices listed willbe for system administration courses from Red Hat’s services.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, RPM Package Manager, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Linux

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