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Stephen Murcott
Real User
System Administrator at a software R&D company with 11-50 employees
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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Somchai Quint
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Linux is more stable than Windows.

How has it helped my organization?

Our biggest issue is cybersecurity. In 2013, we decided to protect our network with a Linux server. If there is a virus going into the network, it has to pass through an Ubuntu server, which can't be… more»

What needs improvement?

An easier to configure firewall would be a good add-on. I would like some antiviruses, since what you get on the market is not much. However, if you want to protect your network, there should be an… more»

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

It is very cheap. It didn't cost anything to download a Ubuntu server version and install it on an already existing Dell server.

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: sales support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Cisco or Juniper.
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Edward Stryzek
Real User
System Engineer
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Each server has been installed to serve as a solution for a service needed. LAMP seems to be the most used package over all.

How has it helped my organization?

With Web services, many DevOps require different configurations that could cause problems with each project's needs. We are able to supply a cheap, stable server that can cover the DevOps team, using standards we can apply very easily. RTO… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We still have a mix of servers and must support our legacy systems that range from Red Hat, CentOS, and FreeBSD. As time goes, on we require more stable services with updated security, and we replace them with Ubuntu LTS to unify our… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are a non-profit consumer with a small budget, hence the need for a stable, low-cost server to provide services to our users. While I would recommend Ubuntu LTS (stable v16.04.3 at time of this review) try other distros to see how long… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Many other Linux distros were selected for testing, but Debian core was very stable. However, the Debian distro itself was very annoying, missing many basic packages, and had little to no support for template deployment in VMware vCenter… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Sergio Ferreira
Real User
Executive Director at Dynamic Tomorrow
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

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

I use the free version, so I don't have any license fees.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used Debian before, but newer versions and solutions are out there and we've decided to start using Ubuntu Linux instead.

What other advice do I have?

I will give this solution a ten out of ten.
Yuri Zhiluk
Real User
IT Manager at TMSoft ltd
Jul 17 2019

What is most valuable?

I find the stability of the solution the most valuable aspect. It's also easier software than Microsoft Windows.

What needs improvement?

The portal for the active directory needs to be improved. I cannot include my work station as I want to the active directory to the Microsoft domain. The solution could be better integrated with Microsoft.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used 3BD and Oracle Linux. We switched because this solution is more user-friendly.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution at 8 out of 10. For me, its different user interfaces is not a good idea because sometimes it's hard to find the best interface. It's better to have one, but an excellent one. I think the stability is very good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options.
Real User
IT Specialist at a tech services company
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

It's a very stable and very popular solution.

What needs improvement?

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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've only ever used Microsoft products. But Microsoft is very expensive, and the system is complicated.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise using the solution because it's a very stable system and very fast and you are charged no money for using them. My number one choice, for the work I do, is Red Hat, but it's very expensive. Number two is Ubuntu, which works for small systems and has good value. I think that Ubuntu… more»
HamidShariati
Real User
User
Jul 17 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

I'd like their updates to be better and some other official programs, as well as the user interface. They aren't as user-friendly as Microsoft. The solution can use a better UI.

What other advice do I have?

We use Covernity for cloud infrastructure, but for disk management, I use Unbuntu. I would advise those thinking about using Ubuntu to be patient and don't switch to Windows. I would rate the solution as 7 out of 10, because some platforms aren't as easy for users.
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