Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Ubuntu Linux.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The documentation is very poor. It is written like a textbook.
The solution could improve by being more user-friendly.
Similar to Windows 10, I would like the ability to manage it on Azure or integrate it with Azure.
Ubuntu, as a distribution itself, is filled up with a lot of bloated software. That is the main reason why enterprise companies, mainly in the US, prefer to go with Red Hat, and SUSE is preferred mainly in Europe. Red Hat and SUSE provide less bloat on their OS. Ubuntu is based on Debian, which is the first Linux distribution to ever come into existence, or the first mainstream Linux distribution. Debian also is bloated with a lot of software and sometimes some of the software is old. I would love to see Ubuntu strip down. They have a server edition that is stripped down. Instead of having a billion different distributions, why can't there just be one? This would improve Linux and I would love to see this happen. One of the reasons people don't use Ubuntu on servers is because they are not as secure as Red Hat. They could be more secure, but for them to be more secure, you need to strip the bloatware. Bloatware is when you have several applications that are not needed and already installed in the operating system. They have a server edition and that comes stripped of the bloatware.
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.
You need a Linux operating system to be the host of the web servers. We don't use a GUI. It's not like Windows. It's not for daily users to write documents or browsing sheets or browsing the internet. The product could be easier to manage.
If you update certain models, it's not as easy at times. My main issue with Ubuntu Linux is that there are too many ways to administrate Linux. The config file can be changed in many ways, but with other solutions, there is only one way to configure the system. In Linux, there are too many ways to configure it. My colleague configures in one way and I configure in another way, which makes it confusing. They should unify the way to configure the Linux systems. You can change the ATC conflict file. You can change some distributions in another way. You have to look on many sites if you like to know why and why the configuration is set for in that way.
It can have more security.
There should be more integration with other operating systems applications. It would be beneficial if there was a way to install Mac OS software on Linux. They could create a software patch to be able to have most of the unique Mac OS applications run on it, not Windows applications. They need to create something more user-friendly. Additionally, there is a lack of functionality compared to other operating systems.
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.
It's not as easy to use as Windows by Microsoft. It could be easier to use.
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.
I have less experience with this solution than others, however, I can't recall specific improvements or features I would like to see. It could always be a bit more secure. If they could continue to work on making it more and more secure in upcoming releases, that would be ideal.
I think they need to focus more on securing and hardening Ubuntu's operating system. The Linux operating system is very traditional, and you need to use specific commands. I think that it can be improved to be more handy. All operating systems in the world are moving toward simplicity, and Linux distribution should also be focused on simplifying the GUI and command line to provide a better experience for the users.
If the user interface were further improved then it would be better because more people would be able to use it.
The interface could be more user-friendly.
The solution has a bit of a learning curve. It's not too high, however, you do need to understand the solution to deploy it and work with it effectively.
Recently, we experienced a problem with the integration with DAD where it was not syncing. At times, it can be complex when we are trying to integrate or when we are trying to set up some features.
I don't like the graphical interface in Ubuntu and it should be better.
The new releases of OpenStack are much faster than Ubuntu. However, the commitment of the OpenStack project is not supported in Ubuntu in the first instance. If the Ubuntu community can package and manage new releases of OpenStack packages, it will be really good. Management monitoring and interface could be better. I also feel it could be improved overall in terms of the dashboard, technical support, pricing, stability, scalability, and performance. They could try to package more new releases of OpenStack, and that would be much better.
This product is not suitable for data transportation, data backups, or other data applications. More drivers for hardware such as different network adapters should be developed.
Test automation and application maintenance could be improved. Better integration between the interface of the software and the operating system itself would be a benefit in the future.
Like most Linux systems, they can just keep increasing support in Ubuntu for hardware systems. They can increase the number of drivers so that Ubuntu can work on more hardware. They have been improving greatly, but they can definitely keep doing that.
The user interface could be improved, as it looks a little bit older.
After only a week of using the solution, we haven't really found any limitations or missing features. The experience has been pretty good so far.
If they had GUI features similar to that in Windows, it would be good. The biggest problem we are facing with Ubuntu is that we cannot have group policies and Active Directories. The Windows Active Directory is a more granular level where you can deploy the group policies, which we don't see in Ubuntu. I would like to see the group policies and the GUI improved in the next release.
For the beginner who might not be very comfortable with the tool, it can be frustrating. Like with any new solution, it's complex in the beginning. The solution has limited application support compared with Windows and MacOS. It's not an issue with the system itself, it's the choice of the company that makes the software. It's a marketing decision made by the manufacturer. Most games I run are designed to be run for Microsoft Windows. It doesn't run many softwares that we have online. You don't have many games on Linux, but Linux is not the problem, it's a choice the developer has made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It could be easier for beginners and the user interface could be more user-friendly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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