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Stephen Murcott
Real User
System Administrator at j5 Software South Africa
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are standardization, visualization, and package management. I also like their videos. Ubuntu is following mainline Linux, and what Ubuntu really does well is packaging it well so that you've got a really turnkey desktop or service solution. Their stuff is… more »

What needs improvement?

I would love to see more, open documentation and a bigger ecosystem. I think Ubuntu's main strength, as opposed to using the other Linuxes, has been its ability to encourage user feedback. I think that's something that can always be improved. So it's just about keeping that open and increasing the… more »

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

I used Linux a few years back and then I moved from Linux onto Ubuntu in 2006. I liked the way Ubuntu community marketed itself. I like to use friendly solutions, and not solutions where elitist techno people make other people feel inferior.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to know what you really want. Ubuntu can be customized to exactly those functions. Depending on how you want to scale, for example, you might want to look at microservers, architecture, and how to connect it all up. And have your Ubuntu servers as small nodes or even… more »
MahdiBahmani
Real User
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Oct 25 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more »

How has it helped my organization?

A Majority of my customers would rather be Using CentOS, RHEL, and OLE but also some are looking for easier interface and simplicity. it suitable for newcomers and desktop… more »

What needs improvement?

I prefer to use Debian instead of Ubuntu because Debian is the main distributor. Debian is more stable than Ubuntu. In some projects, I have had some problems with Ubuntu… more »

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

All of them are free most of the time if you have good Linux admins.

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

Don't change main repository of Ubuntu otherwise, you will get trouble.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have been working on many Linux Distro till now. I evaluate the new release of the main distros to find out new features.
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Real User
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 30 2020

What is most valuable?

I love the way that they introduced the Linux system by making a lot of user adjustments for beginners who'd never used Linux before. It makes the solution much more feasible for people who have never used this operating system before to start using it without too much manual configuration. The way that they included third-party drivers for easy installation is great, for example, as are drivers… more »

What needs improvement?

What I think could be improved greatly is the support for the majority of hardware vendors like ATI, Nvidia, and all the other vendors producing hardware and supplying perfect drivers for Windows operating system, but they don't care much for Linux. Canonical are doing a great job, but the third-party support and the vendors should be paying more attention to the Linux operating system, not only… more »

What other advice do I have?

I recommend Ubuntu for any user looking to try Linux for the first time. And I believe that most of the things they need would be just working out of the box. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.
FourierKamelan
Real User
IT Manager at I-TECH
Aug 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that I most like in Ubuntu is that it is really easy to use. Ubuntu is very easy to use and comes with many available packages. I think that Ubuntu is a good solution for the small business or a small lab, like ours. We have a different database, more applications, and more solutions, and it's not so difficult to use Ubuntu for that.

What needs improvement?

it sometimes happens that when you upgrade, the network card deactivates. the "Network-manager" network service must be restarted to allow the server to be able to reconnect to the network. this is a situation that I have experienced several times. Therefore if it is a novice it could be compromising for him. I think it would be important to improve this so that the network service or even any… more »

What other advice do I have?

What I can advise is that Ubuntu is a good solution for different environments, such as one server, but it will be important for them to estimate their scalability solution. If there are many people with access to the server, we know there will be load implementation of the server and you can use Ubuntu here. Ubuntu is easy to use and has a big community for the back-end that can help with the… more »
Bernard Bassil
Real User
System Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are stability and updates. We are not using the interface, the interface of the OS, we are using it as the server. We actually sync it through SSH and we deploy our application, so we don't have access to do it. The updates are very helpful and the way they update their OS is very helpful. I think the operating system is very stable and this is a major advantage.

What needs improvement?

We don't have any kind of support. We have our own skills here at the university and it's enough. The ZFS needs improvement. They do an implementation of the ZFS storage that needs improvement.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Ubuntu Linux. I would rate it an eight out of ten.
Real User
Researcher (telecommunication networks, smart cities and IoT) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it's free and that it is simple to use.

What needs improvement?

It could be easier for beginners and the user interface could be more user-friendly.

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

It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.

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

Previously, we had used many other operating systems such as CentOS, SUSE Linux, and a few other operating systems based on Linux.

What other advice do I have?

Ubuntu and Linux, in general, are very common operating systems. Many people have knowledge of it. There is a large community of people who can tell you what is needed and tell you about the bugs it may have. They can contribute because it… more »
Bejoy R
Real User
Unix Admin at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the user interface. The user experience is really good.

What needs improvement?

On the gaming side, things are happening but there are some games that should be ported to Ubuntu. Gamers generally don't adopt Linux, and the choice is normally Windows.

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

We do not use Ubuntu Linux in our production environment. For production, we use Red Hat and similar ones, such as Oracle Enterprise Linux. On the server-side, we haven't introduced Ubuntu yet.

What other advice do I have?

With Ubuntu, I think the recent versions have pretty much everything in place. Some other operating systems may not take all of the hardware devices and drivers, but here it picks up most of the things, so I don't see anything wrong in there. The user experience is good, the interface is good. It's… more »
Wesley Lee
Real User
Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The customization of the solution is its most valuable aspect. The solution offers good documentation. The setup is fairly easy. The solution's pricing is overall pretty good.

What needs improvement?

Right now, the solution is working quite well for us. I can't think of a feature that is lacking. There are some drivers that are not there encoded, however, I thought that was pretty normal. They could be more comprehensive.

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

The pricing of the solution is pretty fair.

What other advice do I have?

We're on the latest version of the solution. I'd recommend the solution to other users. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall.
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