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  • Offer support for Linux OS, other than Red Hat... perhaps Ubuntu, or CentOS, to function with PostgreSQL for a totally cost free DB server environment.

    Note from Esri (Dec 16, 2014): Our support policy for Linux has been extended at ArcGIS 10.3 for Server as detailed here.  Specifically:

    Esri Technical Support is available for CentOS, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux versions that provide full binary compatibility with an equivalent supported Red Hat version. As a prerequisite for logging a defect, any software issue on these operating systems will be attempted to be reproduced on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle Linux, support is predicated on the use of the Red Hat compatible kernel.
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    Posted by   thadabroad  to ArcGIS Server May 10, 2010

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Oct 23, 2014
ubuntu please

Jun 17, 2014
Four years on and we're still waiting for some word...

Oct 16, 2013
If you want a cost free server environment, try Geoserver.  Its also higher performance.

Jul 16, 2013
If you spool up a Linux AMI of ArcGIS for Server on Amazon EC2, it is Ubuntu. Why can't this be made available as a package for the application server componet and the database server componet? It could simply be installed using dpkg. This would facilitate easy installation and not require much more effort on the part of the development team since most of the required development has obviously already been done.

Jul 15, 2013
CentOS Please.

Dec 19, 2012

Sep 27, 2012
We are an Ubuntu shop. Please support Ubuntu. 

May 12, 2012
Centos is supposed to be binary compatible with redhat. I have run arcgis sever 10.0 on centos in a test environment without problems. I think ESRI could support certify centos on the server site without muce effort, provided that they put the same restrictions on it as they do with redhat.
What I would like to see also is for ESRI to certify Ubuntu server, specifcally because ESRI is already using ubuntu for the AMI's. Why should we not be able to do the same with our local ubuntu's with instructions/help/support from ESRI.

Nov 14, 2011
What would be really nice would be to see support for is FreeBSD. Reasons being it is widely used for websites, is very robust, has some great features and very well regarded as a server OS.

Aug 31, 2011
This would be great, we are already on RedHat/Postgresql/ArcSDE, it will be nice to have CentOS instead of Red Hat. 

Jan 19, 2011
Back to the original formula guys... Windows to get users....Unix (or Linux) to get work done.

Windows is moving ever further in the direction of Mac. It is just a high level GUI that has to be concerned with simple operation, looking flashy, staying responsive, and trying to be secure.  In order to do so they take most of the users power away. Less configurable, more "managed".

I personally credit Windows with a good proportion of the problems I run into with ArcMap. Particularily the instances where something acts one way, then with no change aside from a few windows updates it acts a different way (or fails to act at all). Write windows software for handheld devices, it is a consumer product now, Google Earth is the right level of science for this OS.

Jan 6, 2011
 We are looking to support an additional Linux OS in a future release.

Dec 13, 2010
Things are changing, and ESRI needs to move with the OS wave of innovation.

Nov 15, 2010
Would like to see CentOS supported as it is really only an unbadged version of the RHEL OS. Most organisations looking to make financial savings and software is one of those areas where open source products are competing.

Nov 15, 2010
 Please also refer to for discussion around this.



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