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Score 9.1 out of 100

Ubuntu Linux

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Likelihood to Recommend

Kali Linux

The Kali [Linux] is not a cup of tea for everyone and not well suited for personal computer hence I recommend only relevant people in my organization and other contacts to prefer it for management and monitoring of information security, network security and penetration testing. I also recommend the mobile developers of organization to use it for reverse engineering of APK files to learn advance development methodologies.
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

If somebody whishes to be an IT professional, learning the basics of Linux is amust. Ubuntu [Linux] is one of the most beginner-friendly, widely supported, easy-to-use-relative-to-the-fact-that-its-still-linux OS on the market. As somebody who learned the basics of UNIX/LINUX on Ubuntu, it was a very good experience. It is customizable, has a lot of improvements over the years, and live up to be a viable alternative to any modern OS in 2021 as well.
Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Kali Linux

  • Provides high security.
  • Does great job with penetration testing.
  • Has good number of testing tools with in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • PACKAGE MANAGEMENT. You can update everything - OS installed software, you name it with either a few clicks in a GUI or a single command.
  • No bloatware.
  • No need for antivirus software.
  • Certainly the price is right.
  • My 83 year old grandmother has been using it - and because of this I rarely need to provide tech support. But I still visit my grandmother.
  • You can choose from a variety of user interfaces or rock it in the terminal.
  • Generally speaking, Ubuntu is as polished an OS as any you might pay for.
Joe Carey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kali Linux

  • To make the Graphical interface more interactive, because Linux distros are more tend to be used in CLI.
Om Khard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • The repository system could be a little better, as some of the software needed is not easily available there.
  • Ubuntu sometimes does not play nicely or easily with some modern firmwares.
  • Some people report slow responses with newer versions of Ubuntu, although we have not experienced any.
H. P. Molloy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kali Linux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We did not use the managed commercial support, but instead relied on community forums and official documentation. Ubuntu is very well documented across both instructional documentation from the developers themselves as well as informal support forums [ServerFault, YCombinator, Reddit]. It's easy enough to find an answer to any question you may have
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kali Linux

Different suite of tools and need of specialists to be familiar with the tools to use the best features. Most of the users will be familiar with Kali Linux compared with Blackbox. But easy to switch between the two and is more to complement with each other on the areas needed to be tested.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

Windows 10: Expensive, with more security problems, more difficult to keep updated and less variety of free / open source applications. Its use encourages bad information security practices.OpenSuse Linux: A different distribution at source (Suse Linux), use of rpm packages (with fewer repositories and incompatible with Ubuntu Linux dpkg packages), and whose main objective is to be a "testing ground" for its paid version / professional, SUSE enterprise Linux.
Mauricio E Gleizer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kali Linux

  • No license cost
  • Assurance of information security
  • Assurance of network security
  • Consists several hundred very powerful tools
  • Helps to learn advance development methodologies
Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubuntu Linux

  • Systems administration with Ubuntu is easy with little deep knowledge about it. Docs and community publications are great resources for any task you need to perform on any Ubuntu server and the organization can save several salaries of specialized sys admins in favor of more active roles.
  • Having been an Ubuntu user for many years personally, setting up new Ubuntu servers on my organization came with zero cost for me. I just deployed one instance from my hosting/cloud provider and started working right after it was running, no need to ask support or hire new staff for these tasks.
  • Replacing paid options with Ubuntu have also saved thousands of dollars on Windows Server licenses. I've migrated Windows/SQL Server based systems to Ubuntu/MySQL/PostgreSQL several times during my career and saved about USD 5000/year in licenses to many of them.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kali Linux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Ubuntu Linux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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