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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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Intuitive GUI.
  • Good community support.
  • Free and Open Source.
  • App store search barely works.
  • Popular middleware such as cPanel not supported.
  • There is no support for using wireless headphones with microphone i.e. either the headphone or the microphone works at a time.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Ease of use and flexibility.
  • Safe to work with.
  • Ease of availability of Debian packages to support its functionality.
  • Community support.
  • GUI not supportive as Windows.
  • No dedicated support to contact through if any client needs it.
  • Not much suitable for beginners to use.
May 10, 2021

Power User OS

Score 10 out of 10
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  • It's amazingly customizable, from the skin to low-level utilites.
  • Ubuntu provides long term support for the OS, allowing a device to be more stable long term.
  • Ubuntu isn't as locked down as a basic consumer-level OS.
  • Driver support for some specialized hardware can be spotty.
  • Some default UI choices are clunky
  • Doesn't support certain apps well, even with emulation
Score 9 out of 10
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  • First and foremost Ubuntu is free. It's perfect for small startups like the company I work for where software cost is limited
  • It is completely customizable meaning each Ubuntu environment can have its own set of installs with any configuration that can be easily personalized
  • Ubuntu is developer friendly. We use Python and virtual environment, nothing needs to be installed. It has in-built support for most programming languages and any additional software update or install is also very simple.
  • Ubuntu is very secure and doesn't need any antivirus software
  • Ubuntu doesn't have good support for new games. It's graphic quality is not that great.
  • Ubuntu needs to be installed manually. One needs to have good knowledge of how to run installs and basic Linux commands to install Ubuntu. It doesn't come pre installed in existing PCs and laptops
  • There's no driver support and you can't play Mp3 audio files as it is on Ubuntu. You need to install additional software
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Very fast when you need to do experiments
  • Lightweight
  • User friendly when you have little knowledge of how to use the terminal
  • Open source
  • It crashes sometimes, so it could be made more robust
  • Sometime difficult while installing software
  • Brightness problem in Ubuntu Linux 20.10
Gaurav Masand | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Process in Ubuntu Linux can be controlled, customized, and monitored so it's easy for expert developers.
  • It is fast and easily scalable if used in conjunction with Docker, so applications that are deployed run fast and are easily scalable.
  • It is open source, so errors are easily addressed and resolved quickly by a huge community of developers.
  • Lots of customization brings complexity with it, so it is hard to ramp up with it. A built-in starter kit should be available for the users when installed.
  • Not as much support for apps as Windows, so its reach should be widened.
  • Debian Linux is better than Ubuntu Linux in terms of stability.
April 13, 2021

Ubuntu as a developer

Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Lightweight OS
  • Wide support from the community
  • Excellent control over my platform
  • Best monolithic kernel for programming
  • Updates between LTS versions could be better
  • Newcomers might find learning curve a bit steep
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • I'm not a fan of GNOME, and I realize that this is highly subjective. Unity was much more polished than GNOME. If you want / need to customize GNOME at all it relies on third party extensions, many of which are poorly maintained and/or break whenever GNOME updates. Ditch GNOME and bring back UNITY please.
Mauricio E Gleizer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Ease of updating the system and the applications installed on it.
  • Variety of high quality applications available, mostly open source and free software.
  • Great security, which allows tranquility in the use of professional projects, even the most sensitive ones.
  • Thousands of sites on the Internet with tutorials, problem solving (even the most unusual and specific) and technical analysis that turn intensive use into a truly fluid and pleasurable experience.
  • More agreements with large companies and governments to publicize the system.
  • More hardware options (mainly notebooks and smartphones) with the system pre-installed at the factory.
  • Greater support for anti-software piracy laws.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Ubuntu Linux allows interfaces on desktop machines that are relatively easy for former Windows users to adapt to.
  • Ubuntu allows smooth updates, usually with little down time.
  • The user base for Ubuntu is large, which means help is easy to find.
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Deep development community ensuring maximum compatibility.
  • Abundant user community that provides excellent support.
  • Best implementation of Debian-based Linux that we've used.
  • Frequently breaking changes are introduced with major revisions of the OS. We stick with the LTS branch to mitigate that.
  • Managing multiple servers can become cumbersome without paid solutions.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The OS is rock solid and only gets restarted when Kernel patches are needed.
  • It has LTS version, which for me is a key. This was the main reason we started using it.
  • Ubuntu Linux shell can be inherently user un-friendly, but you get used to it.
  • Some software is hard to install.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Updating is really easy and straightforward, especially for LTS releases.
  • Package availability is second to none.
  • Unified patch management still is a challenge. Landscape is just not as polished as we would like.
  • Not every appliance is built upon Ubuntu, so we have some variance in our OS environment.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The Community support is great, we rarely get into a problem we can't resolve with a quick internet search.
  • Ubuntu has great driver support helping with the performance of the devices used.
  • If you are still using Microsoft product you can struggle as they do not run natively, there are plenty of alternatives.
  • Adobe doesn't provide native support for Linux either, alternatives are a must.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Ubuntu has an active user base around its distribution, making it easy to find support for issues without ever needed to contact formal support.
  • Ubuntu package management makes it easy to keep packages up to date even across a large number of dependencies. Rarely do I encounter issues in updating packages.
  • Ubuntu offers an accessible user interface that provides some interface familiarity for users coming from other operating systems. Users feel comfortable navigating the interface with similar experiences to what they are familiar with.
  • Ubuntu offers several flavors of desktop management - Gnome, XFCE, and KDE. While this offering of choice is probably a benefit, it makes it difficult to standardize amongst developers who all have strong opinions as to which deployment is "the best."
  • Like other Linux distributions, graphics support for bleeding-edge graphics cards can be a challenge, with support not always offered for the latest and greatest cards. Often this support is rectified over time, but that can be a challenge in rolling out to machines with varying hardware configurations.
  • Earlier, I talked about how Ubuntu offers many analog operations to other operating systems to promote ease of learning for those migrating. However, as of 19.04, Ubuntu didn't offer native drag and drop operations on the Gnome desktop. This was frustrating for some users trying to learn the new interface. I'm hoping the recently released 19.10 release will address this.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Great package support.
  • Stable.
  • Support for the OS is easy to find online.
  • Proprietary drivers can be troublesome at times.
  • The APT repository is not always up to date with the latest packages.
  • Packages are sometimes hard to find in the APT repos.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Widespread support among vendors. It's one of the most widely used Linux distributions.
  • Hardware drivers are available for the majority of our devices.
  • Multiple supported desktop flavors are available: Gnome, XFCE, KDE, etc.
  • We find it extremely reliable as a desktop and server OS. We seldom need to reboot.
  • Older NVidia cards have poor hardware support.
  • Older Broadcom Wi-Fi drivers are unreliable.
  • High DPI monitor support is improving but needs more work.
  • Font rendering can be improved, particularly sub-pixel hinting on LCD displays
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Ubuntu Linux is one of the most user-friendly, and admin friendly Linux distributions available. Most things can be done form the provided GUI tools without needing to use the command line. It works well for those more familiar with Windows too.
  • For things that Linux traditionally does well, such as Web Servers, PHP, firewalls, etc., Ubuntu Linux is a perfect choice. It is easy to set up and secure by default.
  • There are several distributions of Ubuntu Linux that are specialized for specific tasks, so you can choose the version that is most suited. For example, There is the standard Ubuntu Desktop release, Ubuntu Server (without the x-windows gui) for server tasks. There are at least two "lite" releases, Lubuntu and Xubuntu which are lite on system resources for older PC's. There are releases that use different desktop software for a different look and feel. There is even a release tailored toward multi-media creation (Ubuntu Studio). All of these still use the same Ubuntu base and share many of the same tools and utilities.
  • There is a bit of a learning curve (although not severe) for those who are more familiar with Windows. While Ubuntu Linux does provide many admin programs and utilities, there are still things that need to be done from a command line, and by editing configuration files. You will find however that this is actually a very efficient way to get things done.
  • You can integrate into a Windows-based network, and be able to access shared folders and Windows Network drives. There is some set up required, however.
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