Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Pros and Cons

9 out of 10
May 12, 2021
In most of our virtual machines and servers we generally use Ubuntu Linux to address specific system requirements for clouds as well to …
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Power User OS

10 out of 10
May 10, 2021
Ubuntu Linux is used by employees in the organization who have elected to use it over the standard issue Macbooks. It allows us to have a …
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What is 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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What is 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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Subhan Raj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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As a software solution developer and provider firm, when we initially tried to switch our major workload to Linux, there were a lot of options available, but as per the need, we wanted a system which was lightweight, have wide software and hardware support and also a good user base. After a lot of research, we settled for Ubuntu, which I would say, was our best choice so far.

It's still very good, have support for many languages and also Web Development, right out of the box, which makes it so much better, plus it's also understandable and easy to work with for the user, who's using Linux for the first time. Till today, I'll recommend Ubuntu to someone without thinking twice.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using it specifically for test automation of front and backend systems. I'm using it by harnessing an AWS AMI to spin up EC2 instances dynamically for test running. So, Ubuntu [Linux] is just a headless way for me to deploy dependencies to the image and then execute the automated tests.
Score 9 out of 10
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We need a Linux based OS for our Machine Learning Engineering needs and Ubuntu is one of the most mature ones out there. Also, it is supported by our IT, hence we use that. For our organization, it is important that the OS has wide community support. Ubuntu supports almost all of the Machine Learning packages that we may need and is therefore the perfect OS for us.
Score 9 out of 10
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In most of our virtual machines and servers we generally use Ubuntu Linux to address specific system requirements for clouds as well to carry out various POCs running in the organization. Various clients associated with our company prefer Ubuntu as their OS to work on. Our own organisation's cloud based applications are deployed on Ubuntu servers as well.
May 10, 2021

Power User OS

Score 10 out of 10
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Ubuntu Linux is used by employees in the organization who have elected to use it over the standard issue Macbooks. It allows us to have a more diverse fleet of devices for different use cases, which is especially useful when testing different platforms to isolate bugs. Users may also have a personal preference for the features provided by Ubuntu over MacOS.
Score 9 out of 10
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The whole engineering team at my organization uses Ubuntu Linux. We use it for automated deployments of our applications. All our client apps are currently live on Ubuntu machines.
It addresses many problems that come with a windows machine. Ubuntu Linux comes with many inline software and thus saves time to install everything.
Gaurav Masand | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Ubuntu Linux serves the following purposes for us:
  • It is used on our deployment servers and the severs are used as OSS in multiple departments for deployment.
  • It is used by employees on an individual level for development of applications, as it speeds up the process.
  • It is also used as distro for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) on individual workstations in case the VM option is not suitable.
April 13, 2021

Ubuntu as a developer

Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Ubuntu Linux is our promoted OS within our company for developers. Although there are some exceptions, most of our work collaboration tools, IDE-s, and extensions are used on Linux, and due to our client's environments we advice our employees to know at least some fundamental Linux basics to be able to provide support when needed. Linux is the most used OS therefore, and my choice of OS as a personal preference as well as professional work environment.
Score 10 out of 10
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Ubuntu [Linux] runs a number of servers we use, though it isn't used directly by my department. However, I have been using Ubuntu at home exclusively since I got sick of formatting my Windows XP laptop every few months to keep it performing well. I have never looked back. Contrary to somewhat popular belief, once installed, it's just as easy to use as Windows. And by that I mean it's easier to use than Windows.
Mauricio E Gleizer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The Ubuntu Linux I use is actually its variant with KDE, Kubuntu. I use it in the company for any job, but mainly in geoprocessing and consulting on Web Apps. The main problem that Ubuntu [Linux] solves in my organization is financial - the fact that I can use an operating system of excellent quality, solidity and security without paying for it.
Score 7 out of 10
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My organization uses Ubuntu Linux for three distinct purposes:
  1. as a reliable, affordable alternative to other operating systems for users' computers.
  2. as a server for running the principal software package used in the business.
  3. as part of a strategy to extend the service life of computers we use.
We work mainly in a not-for-profit sector and have small budgets, so we continually look for lower-cost alternatives to commonly used software, such as operating systems, servers, and the like, to avoid license fees. Ubuntu Linux serves well for this purpose. Ubuntu Linux also is relatively easy for Windows users to switch to.
We also need server software that is both easy to set up and maintain and that is, above all, reliable. Many forms of Linux serve here, but using Ubuntu for both front-facing software and server software cuts down on maintenance time and training.
Because we mostly operating in environments with tight budgets, including volunteer organizations, we tend to buy used computers, most of which are a few generations behind the latest models. Linux generally allows us to use computers that could not handle Windows installations necessary for the job. In a few cases, albeit not with Ubuntu Linux, we are running machines that were designed for Windows XP.
Score 10 out of 10
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We utilize Ubuntu [Linux] daily for management of our local and cloud infrastructure. We deploy Ubuntu into cloud instances from multiple providers, and use it run our networks, applications, and services for our clients. We also frequently deploy an Ubuntu Server virtual machine for our clients to use as an on premises backup target.
Score 8 out of 10
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We used Ubuntu as the primary operating system for all our servers. We deployed approximately 50 Virtual Machines across our virtualization strategy and used about 95% Ubuntu virtual machines. It was fairly light weight but also very well supported across the server community. Furthermore, all those in charge with administering the servers were fairly well versed in Ubuntu or Ubuntu-similar distributions.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use a couple of Ubuntu Linux servers where I work. The main reason we have these is to serve basic network functionality, and the second is my security audit machine. We have a DHCP server running on one of the machines, as well as some basic IT shares for file storage. It also runs DNS for our guest networks. The security audit machine runs software; I use for password audits, security vulnerability scans, and when anything needs to be tested in isolation. All in all - great value for money (it is free after all). Some essential LAMP runs too, but that is for IT to play with.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Ubuntu Linux in our organization for webservers, database servers, and various other servers.
It is our Linux distribution of choice. It helps us provide unix-like services with business support available. We are able to be confident that any packages we need will be available in repositories, and installing software is truly simple using the apt system. Online help is easy to find as it is such a popular distribution as well.
Score 9 out of 10
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All of the thousands of systems (that include dockers, virtual machines and bare-metal servers) that we have in the company currently are powered by Ubuntu OS. This is just our department. If you scale the same to our organization that includes easily a couple of thousands of server machines. A million Ubuntu dockers are spawned every single day. So the business problem that is addressed is that Ubuntu is in the casual market, unlike other Linux distributions. You can easily customize it to meet your needs. It is extremely lightweight and super fast.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Ubuntu Linux as our main driver for our desktops. We moved away from Windows machines and generally moved to the Open Source space. It is a stable platform with a strong community supporting it. We managed to keep laptops in use that otherwise would have been deemed not fit for purpose.
Score 10 out of 10
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As we seek to shift our development environment from Windows to Linux, we sought to find a Linux distribution that offered a strong user base, accessibility for new users to Linux, easy package management, and long term support releases. We found all of the above in Ubuntu, and we were able to move to our .net Core development to Linux.
Score 9 out of 10
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Ubuntu is being rolled out in our organization as the go-to development environment due to the ease of use of the APT package manager and the stability of the LTS releases. We find that it constantly gets updates and that support is widely available on the internet for all of the applications that we use to produce our products.
Christian Shaheen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Ubuntu for a number of tasks. Currently, we used it to run BIND DNS servers, Unified controllers, network monitoring, and our web file-box system. Previously we have also used it for wikis, hosting websites, and VPN servers. Since it is a well established and maintained distro of Linux, there doesn't seem to be an end to the services that could be run on top of it. It is based on Debian which is my preferred sub-system.
Score 10 out of 10
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Ubuntu Linux fills many needs for us. In the Amazon cloud, it is our web server OS. On our corporate network, we run many virtualized Ubuntu Server instances to provide shared file storage, DHCP, DNS, and the internal intranet web server. Our multimedia room runs on Ubuntu Desktop to manage our library of AV materials, handle streaming video, and record over-the-air television. We have several workstations that run Ubuntu Desktop. In some cases, we dual-boot Ubuntu on older MacBook Pros because it runs faster. We have some video-editing workstations that use open-source software, and we find those applications perform much better under Ubuntu than Windows or MacOS.
Score 10 out of 10
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For any situation where a Linux solution is appropriate we use Ubuntu Linux. This includes many open source solutions, the Apache web server, security purposes such as IDS (Intrusion Detection System), and many other uses where we find Ubuntu Linux to be a perfect fit.
Andrew Schell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use it as an inexpensive yet nearly indescribably helpful tool. It’s rock solid which is something that I’ve never heard someone say about Windows Server. Ubuntu Linux is practically the default setting for data science projects that are web app deployed.
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