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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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CL
Cloud Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Our main Linux platform of choice

What is our primary use case?

We mainly use this solution for application-related uses. We use it as our main Linux platform of choice. 

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is that it is constantly updated.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for more than 15 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is both stable and scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never contacted their support team.

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

We actually use both Ubuntu Linux and CentOS, but CentOS is being decommissioned so our choice is Ubuntu.

How was the initial setup?

Ubuntu Linux was very easy to deploy. You can install Ubuntu in many different…

What is our primary use case?

We mainly use this solution for application-related uses. We use it as our main Linux platform of choice. 

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is that it is constantly updated.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for more than 15 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ubuntu Linux is both stable and scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never contacted their support team.

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

We actually use both Ubuntu Linux and CentOS, but CentOS is being decommissioned so our choice is Ubuntu.

How was the initial setup?

Ubuntu Linux was very easy to deploy. You can install Ubuntu in many different ways and all of them are pretty straightforward. I also have a lot of experience with Ubuntu, so for me, the initial installation is very easy.

A team of four people is required for maintenance and deployment.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Ubuntu Linux a rating of ten. More people should use this solution.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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EE
NOC Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Provides straightforward installation and ease of use

What is most valuable?

As we have repositories in my country, the ease of use and the open source nature of the solution are valuable features. I can now install Active Directory on it.

What needs improvement?

The documentation is very poor. It is written like a textbook.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux since 2010.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never had occasion to contact technical support. 

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

Prior to using Ubuntu Linux we made use of Windows Server. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. The solution is a deployed server, so it is not really a desktop machine. Deployment took 20 minutes. 

What about the

What is most valuable?

As we have repositories in my country, the ease of use and the open source nature of the solution are valuable features. I can now install Active Directory on it.

What needs improvement?

The documentation is very poor. It is written like a textbook.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux since 2010.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never had occasion to contact technical support. 

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

Prior to using Ubuntu Linux we made use of Windows Server. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

The solution is a deployed server, so it is not really a desktop machine. Deployment took 20 minutes. 

What about the implementation team?

The deployment can be done on one's own. 

Deployment and maintenance only involve two people to provide administrative support. 

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

The solution is open source, so there is no licensing fee.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution to others. 

I rate Ubuntu Linux as a ten out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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MIS Specialist at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Beneficial online documentation, scalable, and free to use

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux as a file management solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being more secure.

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 Linux could be more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We plan to increase the usage of Ubuntu Linux.

How are customer service and support?

Our engineers have received all the commands for the command prompt they needed by using the online support you can find by using Google. 

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

We have used Microsoft Windows solutions.

How was the

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux as a file management solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being more secure.

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 Linux could be more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We plan to increase the usage of Ubuntu Linux.

How are customer service and support?

Our engineers have received all the commands for the command prompt they needed by using the online support you can find by using Google. 

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

We have used Microsoft Windows solutions.

How was the initial setup?

The installation took us approximately two hours.

What about the implementation team?

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

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

We are not using the licensed version of the solution, we are using the free version.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten.

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Mariusz Czarnecki
CEO at SoniqSoft JRMM sp. z o.o. s.k.
Real User
Top 5
Stable, modern, and open source, but should be easier and lighter

What is our primary use case?

It is used for everything. We use it for our mail server and cloud solution server. You can also use it as an Active Directory (AD) Server instead of a Windows Server.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and modern.

What needs improvement?

It should be easier and lighter. I am more experienced in working with CentOS, and I find CentOS much easier to use than Ubuntu. Ubuntu is more complicated than CentOS. Ubuntu is also heavier for hardware than centOS.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for several 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. Its usage is being increased all the time.

How are customer

What is our primary use case?

It is used for everything. We use it for our mail server and cloud solution server. You can also use it as an Active Directory (AD) Server instead of a Windows Server.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and modern.

What needs improvement?

It should be easier and lighter. I am more experienced in working with CentOS, and I find CentOS much easier to use than Ubuntu. Ubuntu is more complicated than CentOS. Ubuntu is also heavier for hardware than centOS.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for several 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. Its usage is being increased all the time.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never used their support. I am technical support.

How was the initial setup?

I only use the server version.

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

It is open source.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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