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Real User
IT Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 02 2017

What do you think of Ubuntu Linux?

What is most valuable?

1. stable 2. easy upgradable 3. secure 4. light

How has it helped my organization?

I always use it at home.

What needs improvement?

Backoffice tools should be improved: xls and doc files should be edited with light and faster tools.

For how long have I used the solution?

15 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Not applicable. Technical Support: Not applicable.

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

First I used Fedora. I switched for stability reasons.

How was the initial setup?

No.

What about the

Consultant
Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Sep 19 2016

What is most valuable?

Although Ubuntu is based on Debian Linux, it ships with (more or less) current software. In addition, there a are a lot of community-based repositories which can easily be added. Since Ubuntu provides… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Ubuntu powers many servers in most of the companies I worked for. Maintaining them was - in most cases - easy and painless.

What needs improvement?

The rpm-based distributions (such as Suse, Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora) ship with support for awesome system management software (Spacewalk, just to name one example). Ubuntu often provides *some* support… more»

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

Before using Ubuntu, I was used to Debian and their concept of having rock-solid (but also very old) software in their repositories. Ubuntu, however, is not so extreme in this point: It is stable, but… more»

What other advice do I have?

Try Ubuntu. Seriously. If you are looking for a good Linux distribution with a large community and lots of packages, Ubuntu is the way to go. However, if you need management tools (e.g. for automated… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also like Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora; however, upgrading to latest releases without reinstalling the complete OS seems only to be painless with Ubuntu (please correct me if I am wrong, maybe it… more»

What is Ubuntu Linux?

Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world.
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Ubuntu Linux customers
Samsung, eBay, AT&T, Walmart, Cisco, Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg, Best Buy, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Ericsson, Orange, Wells Fargo
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