Ubuntu Linux Valuable Features

Buddy Parker
Founder at Element Flux
There is a lot of freedom and flexibility to install it really quickly. It is just very powerful in the sense that it doesn't take up as many resources to run as some of the other operating systems. It is open source, so it is free. There is no licensing fee. There is flexibility and freedom to do whatever you need to do. If you are familiar with the command line, you can jump on the command line and configure almost any part of the operating system that you want. If you are not comfortable with the command line, the graphical user interface has really improved ever since I started using Linux back in high school. It is really very simple to manage your settings and other things. You can also try out multiple desktop environments. As a matter of fact, on one of my laptops, I have installed five different desktop environments, and I can switch between them. If you don't like one, you can easily just install another one with a few commands, and you have got a whole new desktop right there, whereas, in Microsoft Windows or a Mac, you are just stuck with whatever they give you, and you have to wait until they sell you something else. View full review »
Stephen Murcott
System Administrator at j5 Software South Africa
The most valuable features of this solution are standardization, visualization, and package management. I also like their videos. Ubuntu is following mainline Linux, and what Ubuntu really does well is packaging it well so that you've got a really turnkey desktop or service solution. Their stuff is pretty good as far as it goes. I've enjoyed using the product because of those things. View full review »
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Ubuntu has a good interface, it is easier to use than other distribution such as CentOS or Red Hat. It's suitable for beginners who want to start learning Linux. It has a simple interface and it's easy to use. Ubuntu is suitable for someone looking for a desktop Linux. View full review »
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Mukesh Regmi
Co-Founder- Operation & Digital technology transformation at Cloudtreez
I prefer the new organization of Ubuntu. The repository is excellent. They have provided a new interface, which is great. I don't need the UI so much as the CLI, however, both are excellent. View full review »
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I love the way that they introduced the Linux system by making a lot of user adjustments for beginners who'd never used Linux before. It makes the solution much more feasible for people who have never used this operating system before to start using it without too much manual configuration. The way that they included third-party drivers for easy installation is great, for example, as are drivers for the video drivers Nvidia and ATI. The operating system is customizable which is also an excellent feature. Basically, you can do almost anything you can imagine from a user interface perspective. They also do a lot of interesting investment and they make their operating system really usable and adjustable for server systems as well. They have their own Kubernetes offering, which can be used within their operating system. It's great for IT pros. View full review »
Operations Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
We're still in the learning phase. However, from what I have seen in the short time I've used it, it's been rather user-friendly. The installation is pretty straightforward. The solution has a very good graphical user interface. View full review »
IT Manager at I-TECH
The feature that I most like in Ubuntu is that it is really easy to use. Ubuntu is very easy to use and comes with many available packages. I think that Ubuntu is a good solution for the small business or a small lab, like ours. We have a different database, more applications, and more solutions, and it's not so difficult to use Ubuntu for that. View full review »
Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech
Ubuntu has better security and better production in comparison to Microsoft Windows and the hardware performance is better than Microsoft. The best feature of the solution is the auto upgrade operating system we get as a support from Ubuntu. The solution is good on the support level in several aspects; the web server, database management, security management, and viral management. Ubuntu is great on all of these. View full review »
Lead Linux Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This is an excellent solution, it's stable, fast and free. From an admin perspective, we don't have issues. The solution is complete. View full review »
Bernard Bassil
System Manager at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are stability and updates. We are not using the interface, the interface of the OS, we are using it as the server. We actually sync it through SSH and we deploy our application, so we don't have access to do it. The updates are very helpful and the way they update their OS is very helpful. I think the operating system is very stable and this is a major advantage. View full review »
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is open source. It is also very easy to manage. We can manage it ourselves. View full review »
Researcher (telecommunication networks, smart cities and IoT) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are that it's free and that it is simple to use. View full review »
Bejoy R
Unix Admin at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the user interface. The user experience is really good. View full review »
Wesley Lee
Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The customization of the solution is its most valuable aspect. The solution offers good documentation. The setup is fairly easy. The solution's pricing is overall pretty good. View full review »
Sergio Ferreira
Executive Director at Dynamic Tomorrow
There are many features I like about this solution, but one that stands out is that it allows me to easily install new packages and to have recent packages available. View full review »
Hoveran Gao
Director of Linux Platform Software Institute at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees
The security features are what I find most valuable. It is very secure by default. View full review »
Tóth László
Head of Security at BPC AG
Some of the highlighted valuable features are that is based on Linux, configurable, functional, and robust. View full review »
Head, Information Systems and Technology at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
For us, OpenStack is awesome. We want something that will be much simpler than a broad and complicated solution. View full review »
Yuri Zhiluk
IT Manager at TMSoft ltd
I find the stability of the solution the most valuable aspect. It's also easier software than Microsoft Windows. View full review »
IT Specialist at a tech services company
It's a very stable and very popular solution. View full review »
Manager Operations at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is that Linux has cost-effective licenses. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
I like this product much better than some other similar solutions. View full review »
I find the Linux community very valuable and the fact it is open source. So it's free and I use it without any problems. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Ubuntu Linux. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.