A development wonderland
Chris Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2017

A development wonderland

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Ubuntu Linux

In a LAMP focused development environment, Ubuntu is a popular choice. We use it for many scenarios, including internal applications, hosting servers, local development workstations and virtual machines. Ubuntu provides a familiar base for many applications in our development and IT departments for efficient deployment and maintenance of workstations and servers.
  • Community Support
  • Hardware Support
  • Relative Ease of Use
  • Reliability - always more bugs to track down with large hardware base.
  • Documentation - Bridging the gap between first time users and experts. Community support is excellent for this though.
  • Efficiency of server implementation
  • Efficiency of local development
Ubuntu is free and has excellent community support. Ubuntu is very quick to implement with development tools and the LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) stack. Ubuntu also has excellent software support, including a huge selection of free open source applications that are well-supported and full-featured. Though many other distributions of Linux share these advantages, Ubuntu's edge is in it's current popularity and therefore large support base.
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.