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ManishK
Director at SafeSquid Labs
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Easy to learn, simple to manage, and reliable

Pros and Cons

  • "Ubuntu Linux is very easy to learn, manage, and keep updated."
  • "The solution is a little complicated to customize and could be made easier."

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution in my organization as a software development platform.

How has it helped my organization?

Ubuntu Linux is a very good platform for software development. If you want to deploy dependencies for a particular software on Ubuntu it is probably the easiest. If you compared it to Red Hat or any other distribution of Linux, getting the dependencies and other configurations in place is quite a hassle. We have saved time by using this solution.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu Linux is very easy to learn, manage, and keep updated.

What needs improvement?

The solution is a little complicated to customize and could be made easier.

In a future release, the implementation of lightweight desktops and remote access for server platforms could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution within the past 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is scalable. However, there could be better documentation to assist in scalability in many areas, such as PCP scanning.

We have approximately 40 people using the solution in my organization. We have plans to increase usage in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

It is not very difficult for us to find support for Ubuntu Linux by ourselves since we have already been using it for many years. We generally do not need support from anywhere.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easier than any other solution.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation ourselves.

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

The solution is free.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated other distributions of Linux, such as Red Hat.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. For those thinking about whether they should try out the solution, I would advise them to go ahead and give it it try.

I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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AO
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable and easy to use; support could be improved

Pros and Cons

  • "Stable and easy to use solution."
  • "Lacks the ability for disk expansion."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for our NFS environment. I'm a system administrator and we're customers of Ubuntu Linux. 

What is most valuable?

Compared to other solutions on the market, this is a relatively suitable and good product which is stable and easy to use. Ubuntu currently serves our OpenShift environment.

What needs improvement?

The product could be better. It lacks the ability for disk expansion and is not very suitable for our needs. I also think support could be improved thereby simplifying installation. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for six months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

If I need to increase the disk on Ubuntu it's just hard for us to increase in the environment so scalability is not so easy. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We don't pay for technical support so we can't use it in Turkey. 

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

I've used Red Hat Enterprise and I prefer working in that enterprise environment so I prefer that solution. 

How was the initial setup?

If you have two different versions, one version can't be installed on the VMware environment. It is not suitable. I carried out the deployment myself and it took quite some time and a while to understand the program. We have an admin person and an engineer dealing with Ubuntu. 

What other advice do I have?

Red Hat Enterprise is very widespread in Turkey and very few use Ubuntu. I work in an enterprise environment and I prefer Red Hat Enterprise Linux because we can easily get support. Red Hat is very widespread and Red Hat support is very responsive. I don't think I would recommend Ubuntu for anyone working in an enterprise environment. I think we'll be shifting to Red Hat at some point. 

I would rate Ubuntu Linux a six out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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KH
Data Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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Easy to use, stable, and it can be used free of charge

Pros and Cons

  • "Ubuntu is very easy to use and you can manage it on your own."
  • "If the user interface were further improved then it would be better because more people would be able to use it."

What is our primary use case?

Ubuntu is a Linux operating system and one of the applications that it hosts is my SQL database.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu Linux is very useful as an operating system.

It has got longer support than some Linux distributions for each version that comes out, so it's good for enterprise-level organizations.

Ubuntu is very easy to use and you can manage it on your own. Compared to other Linux distributions, it is more user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

If the user interface were further improved then it would be better because more people would be able to use it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu provides quite a stable environment.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ubuntu is scalable and we have approximately 10 users in our organization. It is very easy to scale up and there are no licenses involved. It is just a matter of upgrading your own hardware.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had any technical support issues.

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

We have multiple versions of Linux distributions. The suitability for each, or which one we use, depends on the demand from the vendors and developers.

How was the initial setup?

It is very easy to install, and it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

What about the implementation team?

I have done some installations myself, although most of the setup was completed by our system administrator.

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

It comes as free software, where there is an option for you to buy support licenses.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I think that Ubuntu Linux is quite good. It is meeting our expectations and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RK
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Open-source, easy to use, and very stable

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is simple."
  • "We'd like to have a bit more of a friendly user interface."

What is our primary use case?

We are primarily using the solution for programming. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is very easy to use.

We find the solution quite stable. 

The solution is cheap and open-source. It's not expensive at all.

The initial setup is simple.

What needs improvement?

We'd like to have a bit more of a friendly user interface. 

They seem to put out new releases too often and the solution changes too quickly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for more than ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the product has been good. There are no bugs or glitches. The performance is good. It doesn't crash or freeze on us. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have more than 100 users on this solution currently.

How are customer service and support?

I've never contacted technical support. I just use the solution for personal tasks. I haven't had any issues that required me having to reach out to support for assistance. 

How was the initial setup?

We found the initial setup to be very easy. We simply downloaded it from the internet.

I'm only part of a small department. Therefore, I'm not sure, company-wide, how many people are needed to perform maintenance, or if any maintenance is required. 

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

The solution is open-source. We don't have to pay in order to use it. I use it for personal use, and therefore it is free.

What other advice do I have?

I'm a customer and an end-user.

We're using the latest version of the solution. With Ubuntu, you need to configure and install some packages.

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been quite happy with the solution's capabilities. 

Ubuntu is easy to use, and user-friendly. However, sometimes, it changes too quickly, and they release changes too quickly.

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OmidKoushki
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Can be used as a base operating system for clusters in containerized environments

Pros and Cons

  • "It is easy to use, performs great, and is stable and scalable."
  • "The Linux operating system is very traditional, and you need to use specific commands. I think that it can be improved to be more handy."

What is our primary use case?

I'm responsible for building and providing container environments, and, therefore, I need to install and configure Kubernetes clusters on Linux operating systems. We use Ubuntu as a base operating system for the Kubernetes cluster and container environments.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use, performs great, and is stable and scalable.

What needs improvement?

I think they need to focus more on securing and hardening Ubuntu's operating system.

The Linux operating system is very traditional, and you need to use specific commands. I think that it can be improved to be more handy.

All operating systems in the world are moving toward simplicity, and Linux distribution should also be focused on simplifying the GUI and command line to provide a better experience for the users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Ubuntu and Linux systems for around three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I work with simple environments like a laboratory, and it is stable because there are no huge workloads on that server.

In general, I think Ubuntu servers are very stable for providing cloud native applications.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think that Ubuntu Linux is a scalable solution.

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

We used Windows Server 2012 and 2016 before switching to Ubuntu Linux.

How was the initial setup?

Installation is very simple and straightforward, but if you want to install more than one server simultaneously, for the Linux distribution, you would need to use an automation server. However, if the Linux community provides specific tools built into Linux like, for example, WDS Microsoft, then you will be able to simultaneously install multiple Linux operating systems on multiple servers.

What other advice do I have?

In comparison to Red Hat, I think Ubuntu offers more security, scalability, and better performance, as well as better GUI and administration.

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Ubuntu Linux at eight. 

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Wesley Lee
Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Great customization, good stability, and very good documentation

Pros and Cons

  • "The setup is fairly easy."
  • "There are some drivers that are not there encoded, however, I thought that was pretty normal. They could be more comprehensive."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution as an operating system.

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the product only for about a few months at this point.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. It's reliable. We don't seem to have any issues with bugs and glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze


What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've never tried to scale the solution. I wouldn't be able to comment on its scalability.

We have 30 to 40 people on the solution currently.

How are customer service and technical support?

We never really contact technical support. Typically, if we face issues, we try to handle it in house by ourselves. There is pretty good documentation available, and in that sense, we're satisfied with the level of information we can find to help us navigate the solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not complex. It was quite straightforward. However, we don't use it in any complicated way.

Deployment is very fast. It only takes about an hour or so to set up.

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.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AJ
Human Resources Manager at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, with good support, but the integration could be simplified

Pros and Cons

  • "I like that everything is in the command line. It is really helpful."
  • "At times, it can be complex when we are trying to integrate or when we are trying to set up some features."

What is most valuable?

I like that everything is in the command line. It is really helpful.

What needs improvement?

Recently, we experienced a problem with the integration with DAD where it was not syncing.

At times, it can be complex when we are trying to integrate or when we are trying to set up some features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for four or five years.

We are working with the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. It runs smoothly in our environment and we have not been faced with any issues using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have support, but only use it on rare occasions.

They respond well to customer care.

When we raise a ticket with them, they reply to the emails. For example, if they have a tag for a particular issue they will respond to you within four hours.

We only connect with technical support when we have an issue.

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

As I am from IT security, there are some type-overs required. I need to use Kali Linux. 

I have also tried some penetration testing tools, which is testing that is better done using Kali Linux tools.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

It takes a couple of hours to deploy.

What other advice do I have?

We are currently evaluating different software solutions that we can deploy in our environment. Some that we are considering are CrowdStrike and Microsoft Defender ATP.

We are looking at the options and the features that offer us the best endpoint protection.

I would rate Ubuntu Linux a seven out of ten.

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Dimitris Iracleous
Lead Technical Instructor at codehub
Real User
Top 5
Is stable and flexible

Pros and Cons

  • "Ubuntu Linux is flexible because it has a lot of new features, so you can use it without any problems."
  • "You have to do a lot of configurations yourself. It is not very user friendly."

What is our primary use case?

It can be used to write an application that is for all kinds of users to operate as an independent application.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu Linux is flexible because it has a lot of new features, so you can use it without any problems.

It is a stable, open source solution as well.

What needs improvement?

You have to do a lot of configurations yourself. It is not very user friendly, but if you wanted to be a technical person, you may use it. However, you may still have a lot of difficulty with the configuration.

They could make more automations for the average user.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for 6 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have never had problems with stability.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward, but you have to study beforehand. It isn't as straightforward as Windows is. You have to know some things you have to do.

It took about two hours, but it could be higher than that because we had to check for things. We didn't need a lot of reboots as compared with Windows, but I had to decide a lot of technical things during the installation.

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

It's an open source solution, but you can make donations if you'd like to.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Ubuntu Linux at eight and would recommend it to those would like to implement it.

For average users, I would recommend Windows because it's the system most people use. If they are gamers, they will not find any game applications, as Ubuntu Linux is mostly for developers.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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