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"The solution is stable.""I find the Linux community very valuable and the fact it is open source. So it's free and I use it without any problems.""The initial setup is simple.""There are many features I like about this solution, but one that stands out, is that it allows me to easily install new packages and to have recent packages available.""I think Ubuntu's main strength, as opposed to using the other Linuxes, has been its ability to encourage user feedback.""The most valuable feature is the user interface.""Ubuntu has a good interface, it is easier to use than other distribution such as CentOS or Red Hat. It's suitable for beginners who want to start learning Linux. It has a simple interface and it's easy to use.""The setup is fairly easy."

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"The work is now faster and more efficient because most of the running programs do not crash during the run stage, like the previous version we were using for work.""The latest versions of the solution have increased their level of stability. It's quite good now.""The solution is scalable. If an organization needs to expand it out, they shouldn't run into issues doing so.""Microsoft technology is very simple and user friendly.""It is easy to operate and perform any tasks.""In terms of most valuable feature, it has all the features. We have to use the workforce application like Microsoft Office 365. We are dependent on the operating system.""The most valuable features are the interface and the speed of switching between processes.""It offers an easy user experience for our customers."

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"The solution could be better integrated with Microsoft.""They aren't as user-friendly as Microsoft. The solution can use a better UI.""If I run an application, I need it to show up in Microsoft, so Microsoft can run in Ubuntu. It needs to connect better with Microsoft products.""I am really very satisfied with this solution. However, one thing that I would like to see improve, is to have better support for multiple screens with multiple resolutions. For me, that is the most important feature.""On the gaming side, things are happening but there are some games that should be ported to Ubuntu.""Ubuntu should create some specific features, like Red Hat. Red Hat has provided many features for open-source, like FreeIPA.""There are some drivers that are not there encoded, however, I thought that was pretty normal. They could be more comprehensive.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say management and storage. Mostly, the storage mechanism."

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"The frequent update of the Operating system is bad because, during each update, most of the programs or applications do not function well.""The solution should offer a bit of an easier integration with authentication methods, like FIDO or FIDO2 authentication with the USB-C. They should try to simplify the process of authenticating the user. Nobody wants to remember thousands of passwords.""The only thing which concerns me is updates. It gets updated often. Sometimes, however, it automatically gets updated. That is an issue. It can happen when you do not want it to be done. It's possible it can start and your files are not saved. They may be open while your laptop enters sleep mode. Then, when you re-open the computer to continue work, it all of a sudden decides to update, destroying your work.""Windows needs improvements made with respect to security because it is still vulnerable.""If you need servers to be deployed in a production environment then you definitely want to look at a different operating system.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the security patches. The security patches do not come very frequently with the operating systems.""of the problems with Windows 10 is that it hangs when you open multiple programs.""Users should be able to access the system remotely."

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"I use the free version, so I don't have any license fees.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""It is not a very expensive solution.""Ubuntu pricing is reasonable.""It is open source, so it is free. There is no licensing fee.""It is a free product."

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"Windows 10 is licensed. It was included with the purchase of my laptop.""For my home computer it's a lifetime license, only purchased once.""I think it is fair. I haven't bought it on my own because our laptops are from the company, and our company pays for it.""Windows 10 came with the computer when I bought it, so it was already licensed.""The initial version came with the PCs and the upgrade we were able to get cost approximately $12 per computer. It was really cheap.""The basic operating system of any hardware should be free. Therefore, it should be free. They should charge only for the enterprise level or enabling the hypervisor. They should charge for Professional Windows 10, but the basic OS should be free."

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Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Computer Software Company20%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Ubuntu Linux vs. Windows 10 and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Ubuntu Linux is ranked 1st in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 23 reviews while Windows 10 is ranked 3rd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 27 reviews. Ubuntu Linux is rated 8.2, while Windows 10 is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Ubuntu Linux writes "Provides flexibility and freedom to do whatever you need to do and is highly stable and resilient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows 10 writes "Familiarity, maturity and popular productivity tools make this OS almost indispensable". Ubuntu Linux is most compared with Oracle Linux, Windows Server, openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Neverware CloudReady, whereas Windows 10 is most compared with Windows Server, Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), openSUSE Leap and CentOS. See our Ubuntu Linux vs. Windows 10 report.

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