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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 28, 2020

Ubuntu Linux - Great alternative to RHEL.

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Ubuntu Linux is excellent if you need to run a LAMP server. It is also outstanding in serving vital network services, such as DHCP and DNS. It is very versatile, as a lot of free and open-source software requires some flavor of Ubuntu Linux to run on, and having a properly configured LAMP makes deployment a breeze.
One downside is that if you are not familiar with Ubuntu Linux, it can be very confusing; however, once you have a grasp of the concepts and fundamentals, it is a breeze to manage.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 28, 2020

Ubuntu Linux is the most popular distribution for a reason - it works!

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I would say that Ubuntu Linux is a well rounded distribution for server and desktop needs. If you are looking for bleeding edge performance or packages you may want to look at a distribution that does rolling releases, but this is usually not needed in a business setting outside of HPC in my experience. The large selection of window managers allows for great customization when used in a desktop setting. We prefer to leave our servers without a GUI, obviously, for performance and resource reasons.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 16, 2020

An operating system that fulfills all of your needs

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You can definitely use Ubuntu in the enterprise environment as long as your stuff is open-source, however if you are working on super private stuff then it is definitely not the logical choice to make. If you are planning to use Linux as your desktop environment then there is just no better alternative in terms of speed to Ubuntu in the stable Linux market. So regardless of who you are, it is always a good option.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 23, 2019

Ubuntu the first step to an Open Source work space

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We use Ubuntu for 75% of our workstations, 100% of our devs are running Ubuntu and this greatly improved their efficiency. Easily using Docker and Vagrant, for local environments to test their software. Departments that were heavily relying on Microsoft Office had a little bit harder transition. There is no way to run Excel Macro on Linux without at least losing a little bit of the functionality. There are alternatives, for example, Google Sheets can do similar things with javascript. Power users that navigated using key combinations had to relearn as well.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 22, 2019

Your Developers Will Love Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Linux has such a strong user community that it is easy to justify using it as your chosen development platform. Any issues that you may encounter in migrating to Ubuntu have likely already been addressed by the community. In addition, developers will love the easy package management, making it trivial to leverage existing packages to make development quicker and easier. The package management helps users deal with dependencies without spending substantial time figuring out an endless chain of requirements just to get the package they want working. In short, Ubuntu Linux makes it faster and easier for developers to be productive.
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Christian Shaheen | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 05, 2019

Ubuntu Linux, A Great Server OS

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Ubuntu Linux is well suited for any set-and-forget systems. It is easy to update (given a snapshot option) and has lots of good information/documentation online. I go straight to Ubuntu for just about any server application it has a package for. I still use and recommend Windows for file servers and desktops/general purpose machines. Ubuntu is also great in a budget situation. Since Ubuntu is based on Linux and is open sourced, the team maintain it doesn't charge licensing fees.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 18, 2019

Great OS replacement, still needs some tweaking to be perfect

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Ubuntu is definitely one of the friendliest Linux distros out there and can be a good OS replacement for computers both new and old. Older hardware benefits from a slight boost in performance when compared to Windows. There are plenty of applications that are free or low-cost available via Ubuntu's built-in software store that works very similarly to Microsoft's equivalent software and file formats are compatible.

One caveat is that these equivalent applications will perform most of the functionality the same but they are not an exact copy of Microsoft's software and some features may be unavailable. If you absolutely require a Microsoft product like Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Visio or Project, you'd best look elsewhere as there are currently no versions available for Linux. While you may be able to use Wine or PlayOnLinux to get the applications to run, your mileage may vary and a lot of time, research and tweaking will be required to make things work as expected.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 19, 2019

Our solution for mid-range desktops , high-performance video editing, on-premise servers, and the cloud.

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If you are using low-horsepower hardware and open-source software will satisfy your business needs, Ubuntu is a great platform. If you are working with web-based applications, there's probably no reason Ubuntu won't work fine for you. For many server applications, the Ubuntu Server LTS (Long Term Support) distribution is excellent. However, if you are in an Apple-centric ecosystem, or are heavily invested in a Microsoft Office workflow, you may not find Ubuntu a good fit. It's notable that even on my Windows development machines I always have an Ubuntu virtual machine (or one running under Windows Subsystem for Linux) that I keep handy for web development tasks or other online work that may be awkward under Windows Powershell.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 05, 2019

Ubuntu Linux - the best Linux distribution

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The most common use for Ubuntu Linux is probably for web-based applications. It is fairly simple to install the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) which is used by many open source web-based applications. The Apache web server is one of the most commonly used web servers and is fast and stable.
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Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 23, 2019

Your best overall Linux distribution of choice

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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.
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Linda Sasenick | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 10, 2019

Ubuntu Linux - the universe of "open source" (free!) awaits you!

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The primary investment required to run Ubuntu Linux is some up-front time - there is a learning curve, and the user needs to be comfortable and have a little confidence in their technical abilities. In exchange, you have a new, free, universe of applications and solutions available to you, which you can run on any Windows equipment.

If you have an unlimited budget, little patience, and don't mind being tied to a vendor, buy Apple products.
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Gregory Pecqueur | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2019

Ubuntu Linux is part of the skeleton of my company

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Ubuntu is recommended for any workstation. Especially on a developer and/or graphics workstation. They are easy to maintain, fast and highly customizable. The production servers are easily manageable and very fast.

Unfortunately, in France, it is difficult to use it on an accounting PC.
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Dave Linden | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 17, 2019

Ubuntu Linux, A solution for businesses that needs to be evaluated

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Ubuntu Linux is excellent at offering services on older hardware. It is a way to extend the life of older hardware and solve business challenges at the same time.

Ubuntu Linux is less appropriate for end users with little or no experience with open systems management and use.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 28, 2019

Ubuntu Linux, a Great Way to Extend a Computer's Life.

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Ubuntu Linux is perfect for older machines that are starting to slow down with other operating systems. In the event that an individual or a company desires to lengthen the duration of use for their machines, Ubuntu Linux may be a viable option to do so. Ubuntu Linux is also very secure in its default configuration. Any individual or company that desires a very secure operating system that does not require expensive security software should look into Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu Linux does not run many commonly used applications in its default configuration. For example, Microsoft Office does not natively run on Linux; however, there are now web-based versions that may fill this need. Additionally, Windows can be run as a virtual machine within Ubuntu Linux, which would allow the user to run any required Windows application.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 23, 2019

Ubuntu Server - A quick and painless OS for Python app development and deployment

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Ubuntu Linux is well suited to any application that is not OS bound due to its design. Some companies write their applications for the Windows server because of the ubiquity that the platform has, but if they were written for Linux they would be handled just as well. Ubuntu is also a fantastic platform for any Python-based development. It comes pre-loaded (though a tad out of date now with 3.7 released) and there's no shortage of documentation on stack overflow to get you up and running.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 18, 2018

Full Ubuntu Linux Review

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Ubuntu is a good free, easy-to-use operating system. There is a learning curve for a first timer, but this is the same curve you would find with anyone going from Windows to Mac or visa-versa. Using a computer loaded with Ubuntu for a webpage host with Apache...or using as a web proxy with Squid...or using as a Bitcoin mining machine as I have done in the past year with a terminal based script...Ubuntu has tons of applications. Just using for a straight alternative is also perfect, and learning to use it is fun.
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Christopher Sweets | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 04, 2018

Ubuntu Linux for fast, secure, cost effective hardware.

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Ubuntu Linux is recommended for any user or origination who needs a fast, cost-effective, and secure system for desktop or servers. Ubuntu has an excellent knowledge base, and millions of helpful articles to help new users get accustomed to Ubuntu Linux and do what they need to be happy and productive workers.
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Jeff Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 17, 2018

A great alternative to Windows for light duty processing

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It works well with open-source based products and development tools (Eclipse, Arduino IDE, languages like Python). Ubuntu is not appropriate for use in corporate environments where enterprise Microsoft based software rules the organization. Personal computer security integration in corporate environments is difficult as well. Many vendors do not create software for Linux, but instead focus on Windows, and to a slightly lesser extent, Mac.
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Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 14, 2018

My experience with Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution, so it is appropriate for many types of users; to those who are just getting starting with Linux, to advanced programmers. Though Microsoft Office applications are not available in Linux, comparable software is available for Linux that has comparable functionality. However, I would not recommend Ubuntu for organizations that rely heavily on Windows software. Ubuntu is great in settings where money is limited, because Ubuntu is free, and most of the software packages are also free.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 22, 2018

Ubuntu - The first real competitor to Windows

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Ubuntu is GREAT for modern hardware, running on client systems. There are some admins who will swear by the Ubuntu Server distro, and that's fine with them, but the ONLY value proposition for me is its user-friendliness.
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Lucas Riggi | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 15, 2018

Review of Ubuntu Linux

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Coding and compiling software on the same consistent operating system throughout the entire company. The command line terminal is very easy, user-friendly and intuitive to use in collaboration with a git server for version control of documents, code, software as well as deployment of software application upgrades. All in all the command line makes navigating Ubuntu very easy.
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Chris Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2017

A development wonderland

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Well-suited for educational or technical environments. Ideally, an expert should be available to support and maintain, especially if using Ubuntu for a server. If you are wanting to get started with Linux, Ubuntu is a great starting point. But, for production implementations, make sure you are well-prepared or have expertise available.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 08, 2017

Ubuntu makes your developers happy!

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Ubuntu is excellent for hosting web apps, OS for your data analysis pipeline, IoT devices, etc.

What makes it really shine is on a developer's workstation. It's pure ease setting up your environment, while keeping setup similar to what is in production.

The fault is weak integration with some third party vendors and some Enterprise apps. But these days even Microsoft is on the Linux bandwagon.
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About Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux is a Linux-based operating system for personal computers, tablets and smartphones. There is also a Server version which is used on physical or virtual servers in the data center.


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