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IT Infra Head at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
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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Viktor Dolyna
DevOps Engineer at Integrity
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
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.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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JS
Manager Operations at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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 20
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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FE
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable OS for my desktops and web servers that is straightforward to set up and quick to deploy

What is our primary use case?

I used Ubuntu Linux for my desktop and for web servers.

What is most valuable?

I like this product much better than some other similar solutions.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be improved, as it looks a little bit older.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Ubuntu Linux for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is stable and I plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. It is not used throughout the organization. Rather, I use it privately on my desktops.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and

What is our primary use case?

I used Ubuntu Linux for my desktop and for web servers.

What is most valuable?

I like this product much better than some other similar solutions.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be improved, as it looks a little bit older.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Ubuntu Linux for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is stable and I plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. It is not used throughout the organization. Rather, I use it privately on my desktops.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact technical support.

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

Prior to Ubuntu, I was using Debian Linux.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and it is very quick to complete.

What about the implementation team?

I deployed it myself.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I can recommend.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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BK
Associate Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
User-friendly, plenty of features, and secure

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux for running applications.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of Ubuntu Linux are it is user-friendly, has plenty of features that you can develop and builds your own code. Additionally, it is secure and easy to operate.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having better integration.

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?

The solution is bug-free and stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 400 people using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and takes less than 20 minutes. …

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux for running applications.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of Ubuntu Linux are it is user-friendly, has plenty of features that you can develop and builds your own code. Additionally, it is secure and easy to operate.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having better integration.

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?

The solution is bug-free and stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 400 people using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and takes less than 20 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I can do the implementation myself. However, we have a five-person technical team of mostly engineers that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

The solution is open source and we do not need to pay for a license.

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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RM
Senior Director IP led Services (PES) at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Command line focused, stable, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution in the company where I work as an operating system. Whenever you are doing some serious development, you deploy this solution on a Unix platform.

What is most valuable?

The main feature of the solution is it has a command-line editor.

What needs improvement?

I find the solution could be easier to use, more flexible, user-friendly, and have a better UI. In the future, I would like to see easier deployment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

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

I have previously used Microsoft Windows and still do. I use this solution for personal…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution in the company where I work as an operating system. Whenever you are doing some serious development, you deploy this solution on a Unix platform.

What is most valuable?

The main feature of the solution is it has a command-line editor.

What needs improvement?

I find the solution could be easier to use, more flexible, user-friendly, and have a better UI.

In the future, I would like to see easier deployment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

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

I have previously used Microsoft Windows and still do. I use this solution for personal use and when my work requires it.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and only takes approximately 15 minutes, but the process could improve.

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

I am using the free version of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I am going to continue using the solution and would recommend it to others.

I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten.

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ZB
Executive Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Open-source, easy to use, and stable

What is our primary use case?

It is useful for web servers, email servers, and file servers. I am using its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is open-source, secure, and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

It can have more security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We currently have around ten users. We don't have any plans to increase its usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with their technical support.

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

I have used FreeBSD.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup…

What is our primary use case?

It is useful for web servers, email servers, and file servers. I am using its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is open-source, secure, and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

It can have more security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We currently have around ten users. We don't have any plans to increase its usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with their technical support.

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

I have used FreeBSD.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is straightforward. It took about 20 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself. We have a team of six engineers for deployment and maintenance. 

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

It is open-source. We don't have to pay for its license.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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