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KPMG company at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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Flexible, with no limit platform, and support is available on the internet

What is our primary use case?

I provide products for my customers. There are no limits to this solution. Customers can use it for almost all applications and they can use it for their own systems.

What is most valuable?

Once you are used to it, it is quite flexible. It is more powerful because you have more control over it.

What needs improvement?

It's not as easy to use as Windows by Microsoft. It could be easier to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been providing this solution to my customers for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable to an extent. Microsoft and Apple are more stable. The stability definitely can be improved. When we are implementing patches and new releases, it tends to fail.

What do I think

What is our primary use case?

I provide products for my customers. There are no limits to this solution.

Customers can use it for almost all applications and they can use it for their own systems.

What is most valuable?

Once you are used to it, it is quite flexible. It is more powerful because you have more control over it.

What needs improvement?

It's not as easy to use as Windows by Microsoft. It could be easier to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been providing this solution to my customers for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable to an extent. Microsoft and Apple are more stable.

The stability definitely can be improved. When we are implementing patches and new releases, it tends to fail.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have one customer using Ubuntu.

We will continue to provide this solution for our customers.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is a lot of support available on the internet. Getting solutions is not difficult.

People tend to use Google to try to solve the problem they may be having.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup can be complex. The installation could be simplified.

It can take a couple of hours to implement.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Cyber Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
No licensing fees, easy to install, and stable

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for running our personal applications and our day-to-day personal use. We install it on our laptops.

What is most valuable?

We can easily customize the NTS Client code. We can customize the code ourselves.

What needs improvement?

Reducing the UA would be very helpful to reduce resource consumption. They need a less resource pack option. Currently, I am using the standard one. The user interface could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for three years. We were using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is a stable operating system.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is a scalable solution.…

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for running our personal applications and our day-to-day personal use. We install it on our laptops.

What is most valuable?

We can easily customize the NTS Client code.

We can customize the code ourselves.

What needs improvement?

Reducing the UA would be very helpful to reduce resource consumption. They need a less resource pack option. Currently, I am using the standard one.

The user interface could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for three years.

We were using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is a stable operating system.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

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

Previously, I was using Windows 7.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was easy. It only takes 15 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the installation myself. I did not use the help of an integrator or consultant.

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

There are no licensing fees, it's an open-source solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Sami Alomaisy
Manager at global trading
Real User
Top 5
Useful pseudo-terminal, free, and highly scalable

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the pseudo-terminal and it is the most open-sourced operating system that can be used."
  • "There is not a lot of support for applications in Ubuntu Linux. In the industry, most of the applications work for Windows and Mac. There should be better integration with applications in the future."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for testing virtual servers and kernel-based programming.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the pseudo-terminal and it is the most open-sourced operating system that can be used.

What needs improvement?

There is not a lot of support for applications in Ubuntu Linux. In the industry, most of the applications work for Windows and Mac. There should be better integration with applications in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution is highly scalable. We can use any virtual hardware that we can think of, there are no boundaries with scalability.

We have five engineers that use this solution in my organization and we plan to increase usage.

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

I have previously used Microsoft Windows 10 and I am still using this solution for personal use.

What about the implementation team?

We have five engineers that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

This is a free solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AP
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
High performance, easy to install, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

We use Ubuntu Linux as an operating system for daily use. We use it for many purposes, for example, supporting, developing, configuring, and scripting.

What is most valuable?

The solution has high fantastic performance.

What needs improvement?

Ubuntu Linux could improve by having better documentation because sometimes their documentation is not very good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 200 people using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

Ubuntu Linux is easy to install. We already configured it to…

What is our primary use case?

We use Ubuntu Linux as an operating system for daily use. We use it for many purposes, for example, supporting, developing, configuring, and scripting.

What is most valuable?

The solution has high fantastic performance.

What needs improvement?

Ubuntu Linux could improve by having better documentation because sometimes their documentation is not very good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 200 people using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

Ubuntu Linux is easy to install. We already configured it to auto-install for other Linux servers. The process takes not more than 15 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

For the implementation and maintenance of the solution, we have approximately six people.

What was our ROI?

We are saving money from not having to pay for an operating system that costs our company money because Ubuntu Linux is free to use.

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

We are using the free and open-sourced version of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others because it is free and you can save licensing costs.

I rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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SM
Director at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Secure, stable, and excellent community support

What is our primary use case?

We use Ubuntu Linux to run applications and host our Oracle databases.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu Linux is more secure and has additional security features than some other operating systems.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by allowing more integration.  The solution has many security features already but they could still improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found Ubuntu Linux to be scalable. We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical

What is our primary use case?

We use Ubuntu Linux to run applications and host our Oracle databases.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu Linux is more secure and has additional security features than some other operating systems.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by allowing more integration. 

The solution has many security features already but they could still improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found Ubuntu Linux to be scalable.

We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is a wide range of community support available online for any issues you might have. I have had an excellent experience with the support.

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

I have used Windows previously.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy for someone who is familiar with Linux. However, if they have been only using a Windows-based system then the installation could be difficult. The time for the installation was approximately 10 minutes.

What other advice do I have?

If you are comfortable navigating around Linux systems, I would recommend this solution.

I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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hugodpereira
Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Different than other operating systems, scalable, and free

What is our primary use case?

I have been using this solution for personal use and when I was in college to do some assignments. I typically install it on virtual machines.

What is most valuable?

I found using this solution pleasurable to learn since it is something different than Windows.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is a large open-sourced community that is helpful. I had a lot of problems when starting out and there was plenty of assistance throughout the community. Since everyone is helping for free the support could be better. However, this is typical when you are…

What is our primary use case?

I have been using this solution for personal use and when I was in college to do some assignments. I typically install it on virtual machines.

What is most valuable?

I found using this solution pleasurable to learn since it is something different than Windows.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is a large open-sourced community that is helpful. I had a lot of problems when starting out and there was plenty of assistance throughout the community. Since everyone is helping for free the support could be better. However, this is typical when you are dealing with open-sourced solutions.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was very easy and it took approximately 30 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself. I installed Ubunto Linux on virtual machines which not everyone knows how to do it. You need to have prior technical knowledge.

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

One of the main reason users use this solution is because it is free.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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HM
Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A stable, scalable and secure open source solution

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution to run our business applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution works well. It represents the standard product in our field. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more user-friendly, as I use Mac on a day to day basis. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is definitely stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is definitely scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

In our experience with customer service we have definitely been satisfied. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation did not propose an issue for me as I was not…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution to run our business applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution works well. It represents the standard product in our field. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more user-friendly, as I use Mac on a day to day basis. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is definitely stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is definitely scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

In our experience with customer service we have definitely been satisfied. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation did not propose an issue for me as I was not involved in this process. 

What about the implementation team?

We have a company which helped us with the installation. 

All the people involved are technical. 

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

The solution is open source and its use is included in the monthly fees we pay.

What other advice do I have?

The solution provides good security. 

It is both on-premises and cloud-based. 

The solution really fulfills our purposes for the moment, so there is not much to note by way of improvement. 

I rate Ubuntu Linux as a ten out of ten. 

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PM
User at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
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Stable, easy to install, developer-oriented with an available open-source edition

What is our primary use case?

The use case for Ubuntu is not the information system production environment for the operating system. It is used to run applications. We are not utilizing Ubuntu in critical applications.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu Linux is developer-oriented.

What needs improvement?

Similar to Windows 10, I would like the ability to manage it on Azure or integrate it with Azure.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Ubuntu Linux for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product, but not the best. We have 2,000 systems. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted…

What is our primary use case?

The use case for Ubuntu is not the information system production environment for the operating system. It is used to run applications.

We are not utilizing Ubuntu in critical applications.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu Linux is developer-oriented.

What needs improvement?

Similar to Windows 10, I would like the ability to manage it on Azure or integrate it with Azure.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Ubuntu Linux for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product, but not the best. We have 2,000 systems. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

With an expert, the installation was easy. We had no issues with the installation.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves.

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

Ubuntu Linux is free, but you can pay for a supported version that is better.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Ubuntu for development and to run applications that are non-information system critical.

I would rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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