Ubuntu Linux, A solution for businesses that needs to be evaluated
Dave Linden | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 17, 2019

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

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ubuntu Linux

We use Ubuntu Linux for several functions. First and foremost, it is part of a multi-tier, multi-location backup implementation. The Linux system copies critical data from a macOS server to its local raid array on an hourly basis. Then this data is copied/backed up to a remote location. The Linux system is also used as a web server for testing new content before we roll it out to the production web server.
  • Flexibility. It is easy to add and remove services. As our business needs change, so can our Ubuntu Linux system.
  • Software Updates. Very rarely does a software update break Ubuntu. If issues do arise it is fairly easy to back out the changes
  • Third-party applications. The lack of mainstream applications, like MS Office, make it more difficult to deploy any Linux system at the client end.
  • Linux is more of a do it yourself OS. Implementation, support, and use require more technical expertise than other OS's, most notably macOS.
  • In our case ROI is hard to calculate. It has allowed us to solve business challenges and not have to purchase new hardware to do so.
  • On the negative side, it has added another OS to our mix. Support staff now has to be trained or hired with the requirement of Linux knowledge.
Ubuntu is one of the oldest Linux distributions. The support and development base provides for a stable platform to roll out solutions.
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.