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Director at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
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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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Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
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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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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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HM
Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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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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Viktor Dolyna
DevOps Engineer at Integrity
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A stable and free solution which is easy to install and to use

Pros and Cons

  • "Of value is that the solution is stable, easy to use, has features that are easy to connect to other Linux systems and can be managed and administered."
  • "The solution should have more personal use applications for this platform."

What is our primary use case?

I utilize the solution for running my personal applications.

What is most valuable?

Of value is that the solution is stable, easy to use, has features that are easy to connect to other Linux systems and can be managed and administered.

What needs improvement?

The solution should have more personal use applications for this platform. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I do not have experience with technical support. 

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

Prior to going with the solution, I made use of Red Hat and Enterprise for business purposes. 

How was the initial setup?

The solution is easy to install.

This took an hour. 

What about the implementation team?

Installation can definitely be done on one's own. 

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

The solution does not come with a licensing fee. 

What other advice do I have?

I am totally satisfied with the product.

I use it only for personal purposes and not in my organization. 

I would definitely recommend the solution to others. 

I rate Ubuntu Linux as a nine out of ten.

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IT Infra Head at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Secure, stable, easy to install and quick to deploy

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to install multiple applications in our environment.

What is most valuable?

It keeps you secure from virus and malware attacks.

What needs improvement?

The interface could be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for 10 to 12 years. We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We have 10 users in our organization. We plan to continue using it in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had to contact Linux Support.

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

Previously,…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to install multiple applications in our environment.

What is most valuable?

It keeps you secure from virus and malware attacks.

What needs improvement?

The interface could be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for 10 to 12 years.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We have 10 users in our organization.

We plan to continue using it in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had to contact Linux Support.

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

Previously, I worked with AIX.

AIX is very old today.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It's easy, very simple.

It takes an hour to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the implementation myself.

We have a team of five people to deploy and maintain this solution.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I can recommend to other users who are interested in using it.

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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Manager Operations at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 20
Reliable and reasonably-priced but the group polices and the GUI need to be improved

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of this solution is that Linux has cost-effective licenses."
  • "I would like to see the group policies and the GUI improved in the next release."

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is that Linux has cost-effective licenses.

What needs improvement?

If they had GUI features similar to that in Windows, it would be good.

The biggest problem we are facing with Ubuntu is that we cannot have group policies and Active Directories. The Windows Active Directory is a more granular level where you can deploy the group policies, which we don't see in Ubuntu.

I would like to see the group policies and the GUI improved in the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Ubuntu Linux for eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu is stable but when you running with 1,000 people or more, you have to go with a high-speed directory, and we don't have the same control thatwe have with Windows.

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

Ubuntu pricing is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

We moved to Linux for financial obligations.

Ubuntu Linux is good as long as you have a good resource to manage it. For us, it's really good.

I would rate this product a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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PB
System Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
LPS distribution is a great feature as is the reliability and user friendly stability

What is our primary use case?

I use this product on my desktop, it's a basic system for developing applications. Our company is based in the Czech Republic. I'm a systems architect and customer of Ubuntu. 

What is most valuable?

There is value in the long-time supported LPS distribution and there is an updated version that has recently become available. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some improvement with the installer in terms of the encryption of the partition regarding software systems. I also had an issue with the swap file when I implemented and that took some time to deploy. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

How was the

What is our primary use case?

I use this product on my desktop, it's a basic system for developing applications. Our company is based in the Czech Republic. I'm a systems architect and customer of Ubuntu. 

What is most valuable?

There is value in the long-time supported LPS distribution and there is an updated version that has recently become available. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some improvement with the installer in terms of the encryption of the partition regarding software systems. I also had an issue with the swap file when I implemented and that took some time to deploy. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and doesn't take much time. I had one issue with the encryption of the application and that took additional time. We have around eight users in the company and we carried out the integration ourselves. 

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

I'm using the non-supported version which is free. 

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend this product and rate it 10 out of 10. 

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