Ubuntu Linux - simple because it simply works
June 10, 2021

Ubuntu Linux - simple because it simply works

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Ubuntu Linux

We are using it specifically for test automation of front and backend systems. I'm using it by harnessing an AWS AMI to spin up EC2 instances dynamically for test running. So, Ubuntu [Linux] is just a headless way for me to deploy dependencies to the image and then execute the automated tests.
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Easy
  • Great Support
  • File management is clunky
  • Side dock is odd
  • Launcher is a weird combination of functionalities
  • Speed
  • Cost (zero!)
  • Support
  • Reduced the time to run tests dramatically
  • Reduced instance cost as they spin up very fast
  • EC2 cost of ubuntu instances is very low
Zorin OS, Pop OS, Manjaro, Debian, etc. Ubuntu [Linux] was selected simply because of it's wider support and long-term viability. I know that I can deploy Ubuntu [Linux] images and not have to worry about them. It's just an easy choice.

Do you think Ubuntu Linux delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Ubuntu Linux's feature set?

Yes

Did Ubuntu Linux live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Ubuntu Linux go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Ubuntu Linux again?

Yes

Ubuntu Linux works great for a lightweight, easy-to-learn and stand up distro of Linux. You really can't go wrong, and Canonical really supports this distro well with two channels: LTS (long-term support) and the more recent channel if you are more daring. I recommend LTS for all scenarios as it has been much more thoroughly tested for compatibility.