Full Ubuntu Linux Review
December 18, 2018

Full Ubuntu Linux Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ubuntu Linux

I use Ubuntu Linux in my personal IT work, for computer hard drive diagnosis and also as an alternative to Microsoft Windows. For the computer hard drive diagnosis, I find that Ubuntu accesses a damaged hard drive differently than Microsoft Windows in that I find I have a better percentage of data recovery. I have had hard-drives that Windows would not even see, but once booted in the Ubuntu environment....the hard-drive was accessible and I was able to perform data recovery. As for being an alternative to Windows, I have used it to build streaming boxes and have used it for hosting security surveillance systems.


  • Very easy GUI to maneuver around in.
  • Many choices of compatible applications to use with Ubuntu.
  • There are straight terminal based functions that you do not find in Windows.


  • I have found that Ubuntu has had some hardware compatibility issues, but those issue have disappeared in each evolution of it.
  • There aren't too many areas they can improve with this OS-- they keep up with things available in Windows fairly well.
  • Using Ubuntu Linux for my troubleshooting purposes has given me a reliable tool which has proven itself over and over. Being able to recover data written off by other techs makes me look pretty good in my field.
  • Being able to use on older machines which do not have a valid up-to-date OS makes these machines worth keeping around.
I have used other Linux distros in the past. I have found Ubuntu to be even better and easier to use than industry default go-to distros such as Redhat or Fedora. I prefer to use Ubuntu, as Redhat and Fedora produced many more hardware compatibility issues...which as stated earlier in my review, have disappeared as Ubuntu has evolved.
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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