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Ubuntu Server setups are great for most server solutions. Security is good enough and usability is off the charts compared with other alternatives. You can get a full LAMP setup after a few apt commands. When security or stability is critical though, Ubuntu may not be the best option. Maybe downgrade to the latest Debian stable or go with some BSD solution for these scenarios. For Windows users looking for a Linux Desktop distribution, Ubuntu is the number one option for me
- Ubuntu Linux is extremely resource efficient in using a desktop/laptop system's resources, particularly as compared to my experiences with any Windows product. (Its architecture is the foundation for Chromebooks as well as the Android operating system for smartphones). Eliminating the loading and processing hang-ups I commonly experienced with Windows is a huge plus.
- The "open source" universe is hugely appealing, both because of high quality, free and compatible software, but also because it allows such a high level of customization. Open source systems and software means no "bloatware," no intrusive programs popping up where you don't want them, and the freedom to purchase outside of a particular vendor.
- The quality of the operating system is truly a "gold standard" to me. It works, and, unlike Windows, doesn't have the "back door" security vulnerabilities Windows is constantly trying to patch.
- I currently do not have improvement comments for Ubuntu server in the areas of performance vs. its Linux counterparts.
- Ubuntu does not support as much software as the Windows OS community. While it supports common productivity software such as Libre Office, many client installed games and applications will not run on Linux.
- Linux does not support all hardware and peripherals. An embedded wifi adapter that works in Windows may not work with Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Linux 9.0
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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
C-Level Executive in EngineeringComputer Software Company, 11-50 employees
Ubuntu server products offer more customization and are easier to replicate and use in a virtualized environment than Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2016, and are more cost-effective than both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows Server. The ease of setting up redundancy in Ubuntu servers is unsurpassed.
Return on Investment
- ROI is instant, as it is free :) However, the long term benefit is that you can run enterprise-level open source software on it.
- It requires the Sysadmin to be familiar with Ubuntu Linux, so this can command a higher cost of the resource to manage it.
Manager in Information TechnologyRetail Company, 501-1000 employees
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