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Ubuntu Linux Pros and Cons

Ubuntu Linux Pros

DG
Technician / Network & Systems Administrator, ITAS Program at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the fact that I can make it very secure with my own knowledge, which makes it different from Windows that does things in the background by magic, and you hope that it's secure. I like the availability of starting with Linux with totally minimal permissions for anybody and then increasing it on an as-needed basis. This is probably the most important to me.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The main distinguishing feature between Ubuntu and other Linux distribution is that Ubuntu has excelled at user-friendliness. It's very easy to use.
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CTO at GreenWeb
There are many good automation features in Ubuntu.
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Founder at Element Flux
There is a lot of freedom and flexibility to install it really quickly. It is just very powerful in the sense that it doesn't take up as many resources to run as some of the other operating systems. It is open source, so it is free. There is no licensing fee. There is flexibility and freedom to do whatever you need to do. If you are familiar with the command line, you can jump on the command line and configure almost any part of the operating system that you want. If you are not comfortable with the command line, the graphical user interface has really improved ever since I started using Linux back in high school. It is really very simple to manage your settings and other things. You can also try out multiple desktop environments. As a matter of fact, on one of my laptops, I have installed five different desktop environments, and I can switch between them. If you don't like one, you can easily just install another one with a few commands, and you have got a whole new desktop right there, whereas, in Microsoft Windows or a Mac, you are just stuck with whatever they give you, and you have to wait until they sell you something else.
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OP
Senior architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The trifecta comprising the solution's most valuable features consists of its stability, security and performance.
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MS
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
It's faster than Windows.
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KS
Computer Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
You can scale the solution quite well.
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Co-Founder- Operation & Digital technology transformation at Cloudtreez
They have provided a new interface, which is great.
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LD
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Doesn't require significant manual configuration.
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AA
Operations Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
The solution has a very good graphical user interface.
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Ubuntu Linux Cons

DG
Technician / Network & Systems Administrator, ITAS Program at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The biggest improvement, which is also applicable to Linux in general, with Ubuntu Linux is getting things standardized as to where you're going to put your configuration files and how they're going to work. Package names also need to be improved so that the package name doesn't have any match with configuration file systems and things like that. Ubuntu is still better than some of the others, such as Red Hat Linux or CentOS.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
One of the reasons people don't use Ubuntu on servers is because they are not as secure as Red Hat.
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CTO at GreenWeb
Management monitoring and interface could be better.
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Founder at Element Flux
Like most Linux systems, they can just keep increasing support in Ubuntu for hardware systems. They can increase the number of drivers so that Ubuntu can work on more hardware. They have been improving greatly, but they can definitely keep doing that.
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OP
Senior architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
A problem we have encountered when installing the package is that certain packages are not available, which requires downloading of them on our part.
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MS
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
When you talk of some of the flexibility, like you want to install from scratch, Windows is more user-friendly compared to Linux.
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KS
Computer Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
The solution has a bit of a learning curve. It's not too high, however, you do need to understand the solution to deploy it and work with it effectively.
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Co-Founder- Operation & Digital technology transformation at Cloudtreez
You need a lot of bandwidth during the initial setup in order to pull from the repository. Without good bandwidth, you'll get cut off and the implementation will fail.
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LD
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Could be better support for graphic drivers and support from the hardware lenders.
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AA
Operations Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
After only a week of using the solution, we haven't really found any limitations or missing features.
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Learn what your peers think about Ubuntu Linux. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.