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Cloud Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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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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NOC Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
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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
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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.
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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.

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Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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Open source with a fast OS; lacks sufficient documentation

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for implementing anything that's open source, like a network monitoring tool or anything connected to network, security or vulnerability scanning. It can all be done with Linux. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is open source and free with a fast OS.

What needs improvement?

The installation of Ubuntu is somewhat complicated. It requires searching online forums and installation takes time. If there was additional training and documentation available, better support for integration, that would be helpful. The UI could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for over 20 years. 

How was the initial setup?

For business, the initial deployment is straightforward. If additional…

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for implementing anything that's open source, like a network monitoring tool or anything connected to network, security or vulnerability scanning. It can all be done with Linux. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is open source and free with a fast OS.

What needs improvement?

The installation of Ubuntu is somewhat complicated. It requires searching online forums and installation takes time. If there was additional training and documentation available, better support for integration, that would be helpful. The UI could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for over 20 years. 

How was the initial setup?

For business, the initial deployment is straightforward. If additional hard disk is required, then that will be difficult. Deployment took around 20 minutes and I believe we have around 10 users. 

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

The solution is open source, so no licensing costs.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution if it's appropriate to your needs. 

I rate this product a seven out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Faruk Kutlu
Managing Partner at Veribir Ltd
Real User
Top 5
Highly stable, scalable, and user-friendly

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux to run applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having the user interface use fewer resources.

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 a highly stable solution. We have not had any problems at all.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have only a small number of people using this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, it only takes approximately one hour and we never have any problems.

What about the implementation team?

We have…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux to run applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having the user interface use fewer resources.

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 a highly stable solution. We have not had any problems at all.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have only a small number of people using this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, it only takes approximately one hour and we never have any problems.

What about the implementation team?

We have done the implementation ourselves.

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

Ubuntu Linux is free.

What other advice do I have?

If the organization does not have any Windows-dependent applications, I would recommend this solution.

I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Vice President SOC Monitoring at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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Scalable and stable, but should be more user-friendly

What is our primary use case?

I am using it for my personal use on my personal laptop.

What is most valuable?

It is scalable. I can customize it based on what I want to do.

What needs improvement?

They can make it user-friendly. It is not totally user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the last eight 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.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never needed support for Ubuntu.

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

I used to work on Kali Linux and Windows.

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

I am using the free…

What is our primary use case?

I am using it for my personal use on my personal laptop.

What is most valuable?

It is scalable. I can customize it based on what I want to do.

What needs improvement?

They can make it user-friendly. It is not totally user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the last eight 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.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never needed support for Ubuntu.

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

I used to work on Kali Linux and Windows.

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

I am using the free version. There is no subscription.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a seven out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
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Highly secure, scalable, and straightforward to install

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux for many purposes, such as running applications for our server.

What is most valuable?

The solution is more secure than competitors such as Microsoft Windows.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found Ubuntu Linux to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have six people using this solution in my organization.

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

We have used Microsoft Windows Server and Windows 10.

How was the initial setup?

What is our primary use case?

We are using Ubuntu Linux for many purposes, such as running applications for our server.

What is most valuable?

The solution is more secure than competitors such as Microsoft Windows.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found Ubuntu Linux to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have six people using this solution in my organization.

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

We have used Microsoft Windows Server and Windows 10.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, it takes approximately 30 minutes.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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