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Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
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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ITOM Solution Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Great alternative to proprietary operating systems; could be more user friendly
Pros and Cons
  • "Ubuntu is rather stable, simple to deploy, stable, and well supported by an open-source community."
  • "I think Ubuntu's performance is fine and so is its user interface. However, the latter is not as fancy as Microsoft Windows. It could be a bit fancier and easier to use."

What is our primary use case?

I use Ubuntu mostly for private purposes.

What needs improvement?

I think Ubuntu's performance is fine and so is its user interface. However, the latter is not as fancy as Microsoft Windows. It could be a bit fancier and easier to use. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Ubuntu only occasionally. I am not an experienced user. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu is a stable solution. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ubuntu is a scalable solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is absolutely straightforward. 

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

There are no costs associated with Ubuntu. 

What other advice do I have?

Ubuntu is rather stable, simple to deploy, stable, and well supported by an open-source community. I would recommend it as a possible alternative to Windows for those looking to avoid the cost associated with that operating system. It is definitely a cost-effective alternative for private usage.

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Vice President SOC Monitoring at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
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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ZelalemGedefie
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
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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Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Lacking stability, unfavorable, but installation straightforward

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for one of our projects where it requires an open-source toolchain for web application development.

What is most valuable?

The tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution could be more stable.

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

We use and have previously used Windows 10 which is a lot better.

How was the initial setup?

The installation does not take too much time to complete. It took approximately three hours.

What about the implementation team?

We used help from an expert engineer to do the…

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for one of our projects where it requires an open-source toolchain for web application development.

What is most valuable?

The tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution could be more stable.

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

We use and have previously used Windows 10 which is a lot better.

How was the initial setup?

The installation does not take too much time to complete. It took approximately three hours.

What about the implementation team?

We used help from an expert engineer to do the implementation. 

What other advice do I have?

We do not like this solution and we are only using it because the project we are working on demands it. 

I rate Ubuntu Linux a five out of ten.

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Machine Learning Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
A stable option for machine learning

What is our primary use case?

Machine learning -- create models with Anaconda

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu is good for machine learning. It's also a good option for any type of application development. Ubuntu has improved a lot over the years in terms of ease of use as well.

What needs improvement?

Ubuntu could add some additional hardware support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Ubuntu for about six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu's performance and stability have always been good.

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

I was using macOS previously but I switched to Ubuntu because it's more flexible with hardware (GPU support).  You can run Ubuntu on everything

What other advice do I

What is our primary use case?

Machine learning -- create models with Anaconda

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu is good for machine learning. It's also a good option for any type of application development. Ubuntu has improved a lot over the years in terms of ease of use as well.

What needs improvement?

Ubuntu could add some additional hardware support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Ubuntu for about six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu's performance and stability have always been good.

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

I was using macOS previously but I switched to Ubuntu because it's more flexible with hardware (GPU support).  You can run Ubuntu on everything

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Ubuntu nine out of 10. If you are thinking of implementing it, I recommend long-term support LTS versions

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Software Trainee at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Refreshes automatically and works well

What is our primary use case?

We have 250 to 300 users in our organization working with Ubuntu, including about 50 engineers.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu is quite flexible. It is a direct software, where we can work directly on its OS. It works to its maximum capacity. Windows needs a refresh option to refresh its screen, but Ubuntu doesn't need that. It refreshes automatically and works well.

What needs improvement?

But it could be better for working with software at a high resolution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Ubuntu for about a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu is stable. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Ubuntu an eight out of 10. It could be easier to learn and have better documentation.…

What is our primary use case?

We have 250 to 300 users in our organization working with Ubuntu, including about 50 engineers.

What is most valuable?

Ubuntu is quite flexible. It is a direct software, where we can work directly on its OS. It works to its maximum capacity. Windows needs a refresh option to refresh its screen, but Ubuntu doesn't need that. It refreshes automatically and works well.

What needs improvement?

But it could be better for working with software at a high resolution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Ubuntu for about a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Ubuntu is stable. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Ubuntu an eight out of 10. It could be easier to learn and have better documentation. With Windows, it is quite easy to learn from a particular guide or manual. 

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