Overall Satisfaction with Ubuntu Linux
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.
- 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.
- I am but a cog in the wheel and am not privy to this information.
I use Ubuntu Linux because it's Linux and because it is the most popular distro. This means that when I google things about it, I'm highly likely to get the answer I need.
Do you think Ubuntu Linux delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Ubuntu Linux's feature set?
Did Ubuntu Linux live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of Ubuntu Linux go as expected?
I wasn't involved with the implementation phase
Would you buy Ubuntu Linux again?
For a regular not tech savvy user, Ubuntu [Linux] is a piece of cake once installed, and for the tech savvy, super simple to install. And even for the not as tech savvy it is easy.
Server specs don't need to be great, it'll run on anything, though what cpu/memory you'll need depends on your use case.