Ubuntu Linux Room for Improvement

Stephen Murcott
System Administrator at j5 Software South Africa
I would love to see more, open documentation and a bigger ecosystem. I think Ubuntu's main strength, as opposed to using the other Linuxes, has been its ability to encourage user feedback. I think that's something that can always be improved. So it's just about keeping that open and increasing the certainty in IT because IT needs to know what we're going to stick with. When you decide to make an architectural change, it may be better to get community feedback first, and maybe then announce it in a different way. I don't think it's very technical and the community feedback route should be looked at or be improved. They might also add additional features, like something to tweak the home desktop a little bit for new users. View full review »
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
I prefer to use Debian instead of Ubuntu because Debian is the main distributor. Debian is more stable than Ubuntu. In some projects, I have had some problems with Ubuntu Linux. I finally figured out the root cause. It goes back to repositories. On Ubuntu, you can use main repositories and the source of a package that you install from. If you change repositories, you will get trouble and have difficulties with Ubuntu. Ubuntu should create some specific features, like Red Hat. Red Hat has provided many features for open-source, like FreeIPA. I can centralize the management and policy management. It's very good, like Microsoft. That has an active directory, a special directory service for the customers. I'm looking for enterprise features. I'm looking for specific features in the storage area, in the file system area. I'm looking for management solutions, integration solutions, like SUSE and Red Hat. View full review »
Mukesh Regmi
Co-Founder- Operation & Digital technology transformation at Cloudtreez
While for the most part, I am quite happy with the new developments on the solution, from my perspective (and as a user or a solutions architect), the product needs to keep on doing enhancements according to the needs sprouting out of recent developments in technology. There should be a CI/CD process for all software that it is on the market. Overall, the solution offers me exactly what I need. I'm not really missing any features. You need a lot of bandwidth during the initial setup in order to pull from the repository. Without good bandwidth, you'll get cut off and the implementation will fail. View full review »
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Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
What I think could be improved greatly is the support for the majority of hardware vendors like ATI, Nvidia, and all the other vendors producing hardware and supplying perfect drivers for Windows operating system, but they don't care much for Linux. Canonical are doing a great job, but the third-party support and the vendors should be paying more attention to the Linux operating system, not only with Microsoft drivers and so on. I'd like to see better support for graphic drivers and support from the hardware lenders when they next provide an update. I believe the third-party vendors are putting their efforts in development for the operating system that has better penetration among users. Unfortunately, they're not paying too much attention because not so many people are using Linux at the moment. It's not their priority. Another aspect might be that the vendors don't like to put a lot of effort into their support and drivers for Linux, because the community that uses Linux is geared towards open source software, and the vendors are rarely happy about that. Still, most of the vendors put their major efforts into the Microsoft ecosystem. I believe it's all due to the market penetration, but it would be great if we could see improvement in this area. View full review »
IT Manager at I-TECH
it sometimes happens that when you upgrade, the network card deactivates. the "Network-manager" network service must be restarted to allow the server to be able to reconnect to the network. this is a situation that I have experienced several times. Therefore if it is a novice it could be compromising for him. I think it would be important to improve this so that the network service or even any other service is not stopped after an upgrade. View full review »
Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech
The product currently lacks interoperability with other operating systems like Windows. This means that it's not possible to integrate with some of the popular Windows applications such as accounting, tax, financial accounting and bracket improvement. I'd also like to see a lighter version of this solution. View full review »
Bernard Bassil
System Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
We don't have any kind of support. We have our own skills here at the university and it's enough. The ZFS needs improvement. They do an implementation of the ZFS storage that needs improvement. View full review »
System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is an open-source tool, and it doesn't have any support. If there is an issue with the implementation of a feature, such as clustering, I am not sure how to resolve it and get support for it. The stability of the vendor packages also impacts the stability of this solution. When vendor packages are unstable, or any packages are broken, they also impact Ubuntu Linux. It is very hard to resolve an issue related to unstable vendor packages. View full review »
Researcher (telecommunication networks, smart cities and IoT) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It could be easier for beginners and the user interface could be more user-friendly. View full review »
Bejoy R
Unix Admin at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
On the gaming side, things are happening but there are some games that should be ported to Ubuntu. Gamers generally don't adopt Linux, and the choice is normally Windows. View full review »
Wesley Lee
Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Right now, the solution is working quite well for us. I can't think of a feature that is lacking. There are some drivers that are not there encoded, however, I thought that was pretty normal. They could be more comprehensive. View full review »
Sergio Ferreira
Executive Director at Dynamic Tomorrow
I am really very satisfied with this solution. However, one thing that I would like to see improve, is to have better support for multiple screens with multiple resolutions. For me, that is the most important feature. View full review »
Hoveran Gao
Director of Linux Platform Software Institute at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees
I think that the Ubuntu user interface should be improved. It could be simplified. We have not seen any real improvement in the last kernel, which we expected to happen with the latest release. But the user interface should be improved because it is not very user-friendly. View full review »
Head, Information Systems and Technology at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
In terms of what could be improved, I would say management and storage. Mostly, the storage mechanism. There have been some subsequent versions that have improved on this. But I'm talking about the version that we are currently running. We are aware that there have been some subsequent versions that have addressed this challenge. View full review »
Yuri Zhiluk
IT Manager at TMSoft ltd
The portal for the active directory needs to be improved. I cannot include my work station as I want to the active directory to the Microsoft domain. The solution could be better integrated with Microsoft. View full review »
IT Specialist at a tech services company
If I run an application, I need it to show up in Microsoft, so Microsoft can run in Ubuntu. It needs to connect better with Microsoft products. View full review »
I'd like their updates to be better and some other official programs, as well as the user interface. They aren't as user-friendly as Microsoft. The solution can use a better UI. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Ubuntu Linux. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2020.
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