Ubuntu Linux Review

It's a very stable, quality OS, but big changes are in store from the Unity7 environment to Unity8.


What is most valuable?

The OS functionalities, stability, security and the freedom to customize it.

How has it helped my organization?

I use Ubuntu only at home, so it has not changed how I use the PC.

What needs improvement?

Ubuntu is on its way for big changes. The transition from the desktop environment Unity7 to Unity8 is in progress. So, I prefer to wait until Unity8 is released to answer this question.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it since it was first released in October 2004.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

With a little attention to the hardware compatibility, all is OK.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No. Linux in general is a very stable OS. I use only the LTS releases of Ubuntu that are more stable than the others.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

At home I don't have to scale my system, so no issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I don't pay for a customer service, so I can't answer.

Technical Support:

I don't pay for a customer service, so I can't answer.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I had used Windows, and I switched to Linux out of curiosity at first, and then for the quality of the OS after.

How was the initial setup?

For me at least it was straightforward. Ubuntu was from the first release an easy distribution to install and use, with a big support from the community.

What was our ROI?

I have a very valuable tool that costs me nothing and that allows me to do all the things I need. So the ROI for me is very high.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

A Linux system is generally free. The GPL License is very clear and in favor of the collaboration.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not really. For me, ten years ago the options were only two; stay with Windows or change to Linux.

What other advice do I have?

Don't be afraid. Try it, it's free, you can try it on your PC without installing it, and there is a big community of users for the primary support.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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