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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secure and easy to deploy but there needs to easier to access online troubleshooting What is our primary use case? We primarily use it for our personal applications. We use it in our day-to-day work. What is most valuable? It's easy to deploy. We can deploy it whenever we want. It's great to use with the Linux system. They work well together. If you know what you want to program, they make it very easy to do so. The solution is very stable. It's great for security and it is very safe. The installation process is simple. What needs improvement? We don't have enough information about this system. When we run into problems, we'd like for it to be more clear what a valid solution might be. For example, if I try to deploy a certain technology, I have to look all over the internet to figure out how to accomplish this. There aren't enough experts in my country to be able to help troubleshoot or to post answers to problems. I'm not sure if there are enough domestic or regional experts who know enough about the solution. The interface could be better. For how long have I used the solution? I have used this solution for quite a long time. It's been more than five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is quite stable. Its performance is good. There are no bugs or glitches. it doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I'm not sure if the product is scalable. I haven't attempted to scale it and therefore could not accurately comment on that aspect. We have the solution in different departments and on different servers. In our department, maybe five or six people use it. How are customer service and support? We don't get technical support from people. If we need an answer to a problem, we need to seek it out online. How was the initial setup? I have found that the solution is That said, it depends on the type of server that you are using. You need to ensure it has enough resources. The deployment is quick and we were able to do it in 30 minutes or so. While we have a technical team of about 15 people in our department that can handle deployment and maintenance tasks, there are other departments and other people on different teams that can as well. What about the implementation team? I'm quite comfortable with the solution. I can handle the implementation process myself. I did not need the help of any integrators or consultants. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is free to use and free to explore. People can go ahead and discover it and experiment with it. What other advice do I have? I would recommend the product to other users and other companies. It's a good solution in general. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable and stable operating system for running virtual machines, but its performance could still be improved What is our primary use case? We are using Ubuntu Linux for testing some VMs. What needs improvement? I'm satisfied with Ubuntu Linux, but it's always good to improve on the performance of any product, including this one. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Ubuntu Linux for two years now. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a stable system. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a scalable solution. How was the initial setup? The initial setup for this solution took two days, and it is something that can be done by yourself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I'm not paying anything for the use of Ubuntu Linux. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I've evaluated Red Hat and Windows 10. I'm still using Windows 10, e.g. I'm using it in parallel with Ubuntu Linux. What other advice do I have? I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. I'm satisfied with this operating system. We have four to five users of this solution within our organization. I have not contacted the technical support for Ubuntu Linux yet, because I currently don't have any technical issues. I'm rating Ubuntu Linux seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable, open-source, and quick installation What is our primary use case? Ubuntu Linux is an operating system and we use it for day-to-day operations. What needs improvement? Ubuntu Linux could improve by having more out-of-the-box functionality for common plug-and-play devices, such as printers. It's sometimes more difficult to plug-and-play printers with Ubuntu Linux. You need to work a bit and make some drivers work. They need to work a bit on plug-and-play devices. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately a few years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable, it is open-source, and can be developed. You are able to install it on many different systems. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Debian and Microsoft Windows previously. How was the initial setup? The installation of the Ubuntu Linux tool is approximately 10 minutes. What about the implementation team? I did the implementation of the solution myself. What other advice do I have? I am very satisfied with Ubuntu Linux and I would recommend it to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get most of the packages you need and all the latest updates very fast What is our primary use case? We use Ubuntu Linux for software development to create a desktop environment for our developers, and we also have some VMs running Ubuntu-based services. What is most valuable? Ubuntu is great because you get most of the packages or software you need. You get the latest updates and stuff fairly fast. What needs improvement? We don't have any support, so we search for answers online. However, it can sometimes be a little messy to find the information if you have a highly specific question or a strange problem. It would be nice if finding information were a little simpler. Maybe they could have some portal that could point you to where you can find information. I think that's more of a general issue with open-source stuff. That's how it works. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using Ubuntu for three or four years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? For desktop usage, we find Ubuntu is quite stable. We seldom have a problem with it even running on laptops. I think it's one of the better Linux distributions for running on laptops, and it supports various kinds of laptop hardware. How are customer service and support? We don't have any paid support. We use open-source knowledge bases or forums. We're used to that, so that works fine actually. We haven't tried any professional services for support because we manage the clients ourselves. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We use different Linux distributions depending on our needs. Ubuntu is good for our desktop workstations, but Red Hat is server based, and it's more stable over time, so we use that on the server for backend stuff. It depends on where it's going to run. We use Ubuntu for workstations and Red Hat or CentOS on the server side. Ubuntu might have some room for improvement on the server side. But then again, we haven't used it much for that use case, so I don't know. It's easier for me to say what Red Hat or CentOS are missing on the desktop side. Nothing comes to mind that Ubuntu is missing in terms of desktop deployments. How was the initial setup? Setting up Ubuntu is fairly simple. It's just a workstation, so that's a relatively straightforward setup. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We have special workstations with Ubuntu preloaded because it was the best for artificial intelligence within the hardware. We got the whole system, including the hardware, software, and setup. We have support with the total package, but that's the only thing we have to pay for, and we haven't needed to use that support. In general, we don't have any license costs for Linux systems. Some of the Red Hat systems have license costs, but most are open-source or free versions. What other advice do I have? I would rate Ubuntu eight out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low-cost open source operating system with better security and quick support What is our primary use case? We started with Ubuntu Linux as our initial path to start developing our own software. If a customer wants us to manage a different technology for them, we can do that. For now, for new projects that are made from scratch, we use our own technologies, and those are built over Linux. What is most valuable? Here's what I like most about Ubuntu Linux: the support we get from the factory, from the vendor. I also find value in being able to test things with the community and learning more about the solutions that have been proven, so we can start to elaborate more and be able to pass to production more reliable information. In the last five years, open source was not known, or it wasn't trusted much, but the industry knows that open source is the way to go as long as you work with the right vendor. Open source is here to stay, but it would always be dependent on the right partner, because there is a lot of open source software, but if they are not maintained, secured, or controlled, they are just like a train without a driver. Based on all these, we love Linux, especially because of what we have learned in the last two months: We started to migrate customers from Microsoft SQL from Windows to Linux because the performance you can get from Linux with SQL from Microsoft, it's unparalleled. You have more advantage from the power of Linux and you can cut off the cost of an operating system by using Linux with Microsoft SQL. We are starting to do that in the enterprise market because we believe that is a great step for them to reduce costs and to start making more powerful ETLs and queries, and faster processes, at a better price, because Linux is much more affordable. Even in the Cloud, you'll find that a Windows instance is $400, while a Linux instance running SQL is $100 a month. It's a good thing here in Latin America, where we are going to start doing this. We are also seeing that there is a great opportunity in other countries in Europe. We provide support for Red Hat, CentOS, and other distributions, but we have a solid relationship with Ubuntu Linux, with Canonical. We are a partner. With this solution, we are able to do more. We are able to explore a lot. With Linux from Red Hat, we have been asked to manage, because in Peru, there were not many companies that had the knowledge to manage the workloads, but we prefer to use Canonical. If a customer comes and asks us to manage their Red Hat Linux servers, we can definitely think about it because we have the skill. In our team, we have LPIC-1 engineers specialized in Linux so we can run any workloads over Linux. Ubuntu Linux is very good. There is a big advantage in security when using Ubuntu Linux that you will not have in the Windows environments short-term. When you have this relationship with Linux and you start working with very secure environments, there's less possibility of being directly attacked by a group of hackers. You will lose less data and you will have a more reliable ecosystem. What needs improvement? What I'd like to see included in the next release of Ubuntu Linux is for the interfaces to become richer, so they'll have the capability to absorb traditional and normal technologies. For example, Canonical makes such high-end technologies to run and manage several servers at the same time, but they couldn't succeed because they were focusing all their efforts on just Linux-based systems. If someone starts by providing things to assess and migrate the workloads you have in a data center where you have 200 to 300 Windows instances, you can provide some studies to these executive directors and say: "Today you're spending this money on licensing and operations, and you're getting 40% of your operational performance. If you start running Linux and you move your workloads into Linux, you'll be able to cut costs, and you'll get more out of your operational performance which you can present and provide data to your end customers more quickly and safely." What we need to have is more tools to access the Windows environment of Ubuntu Linux, so we'll be able to say: "These are opportunities for your operational expenditure and cost cutting. These can help make your company better and allow you to provide more data to your customers more quickly." Having more tools in the next release that can help provide information to executives: letting them know that there's money waiting in those opportunities for migration and change, is what I'd like to see. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using Linux for more than 10 years. How are customer service and support? Support for Ubuntu Linux is the reason I rated this solution a perfect score, because if you open a ticket, they will get to you quickly with the answers and information you need. For any subscription, it's good if you have a great SLA. If you need a subscription and you need answers, go with Ubuntu Linux. If you have the right partner and you need an answer, your partner will always have it as well. The support team always replies with the answers to your questions. As an MSP, I reply within 10 minutes to my customers. I'm also basing this on other companies who are able to respond very fast to their customers' needs, so it depends on the kind of subscription and the SLA. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price of Ubuntu Linux is more affordable. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We evaluated CentOS and Red Hat. What other advice do I have? I have more than 20 years experience in providing MSP services for enterprises and the government. We've been exploring the market. We are located in Peru, so we designed our own technology and we've been exploring a number of technologies from several providers. What we did was to create technology locally and based that technology on the best practices of several brands. For example, we talked with Silver Peak, we talked with Fortinet and Juniper and other providers, because the major problem in the industry was the pricing and the licensing models. What we did was to create our own technology in Peru, then we provide this technology as a service, as a managed service provider. That's what we've been doing. We provide the consultancy, then we provide the hardware, then we manage, but they don't need to buy it. They just need to rent it for the period of time stated on their contract, then we provide the full managed services for that. We started as a hardware appliance on-premises, but the time and the conditions of the market forced us to start preparing a virtual cloud appliance because as Amazon, IBM, and other companies were using the Cloud, we started to make these laboratories to enable our device to pass through traffic over the Cloud, on any cloud. We started to use a virtual appliance. We started to use the Cloud. Now, we have a hybrid model where some of our main devices are located in the Cloud, but we have a satellite and it's called a hub. This hub is installed on the local data center and its availability is found on several other providers. In this way, we can start and we can continue to monitor everything without experiencing loss, because sometimes data centers have this downtime. We can keep working with other devices that are connected. We made a load balancing with DNS. We have a DNS solution that provides this, so it also responds to unavailability. If we have a problem, what we do is we keep tracking, monitoring, and providing KPIs for customers, and if something happens, we can respond within 10 to 15 minutes. Many companies have a monitoring system. They can use PRTG. They can use free open source devices, but they don't have awareness. They have the monitoring systems, but they don't have time to remain seated to watch all those KPIs and sensors. What we did was to create an escalating model where the most valuable information our customer needs is the availability of their core systems. We always take great care and we provide notifications not only about the downtime. It's not about the values because there is a big difference between a DDoS attack and just another load of our applications. We know those patterns. We're usually notified about anomalous patterns, security, etc. Today, in both the government and private sectors, attackers are scanning all the time. As we have an IDS solution, we are able to detect some anomalous patterns on the main sites and on the application. In applications, we have developed IM (identity management) solutions. This software also tracks all the users getting into an application. When we notice that there is anomalous pattern, we're notified, so we block because we are using the zero-trust concept. The zero-trust concept is a concept that makes us more reliable, because if you are a collaborator, or an employee, and you have a computer, a tablet, and a mobile phone, and you have access to our applications, we will know that you are not connected to your device trying to get into an application. We will ask you if you are the person trying to get in and we will authorize and permit you to get into an application through this identity access management solution that provides you access to the applications, but at the same time, we are providing you access to parts of the application you have permission to access. This is a great accomplishment in Peru because we created something very competitive, in terms of Okta or AWS Cognito: it's their standard solution. We created that here in Peru, so we are trying to push this technology outside to make the people know about it. It's a mix of things because if you ... Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful community for technical support What is most valuable? There aren't exactly any particular features, but in general, it's the most compatible for us. What needs improvement? Up until now, I don't have any issues with Ubuntu, but one thing that could be improved is that there are no repair options for the existing Ubuntu installation. You can do a new installation, which is what I've seen, but you can't repair the broken existing installation, or recover from an OS that's broken down. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using it for that past six years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is very stable and there are supports for the newer drivers, or support from the community and from the Ubuntu on help documents. How are customer service and support? I have not used Ubuntu technical support directly. I've mostly used the community and documents available. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I don't use the enterprise version. I use the open source version, so it doesn't have any licenses. What other advice do I have? I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. My advice would be that Ubuntu is very widely used and you can easily get help and technical guidance from community members. Support for the hardware drivers are there. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dynamic solution with many applications and a user friendly interface What is most valuable? What makes Ubuntu easy to use is the large set of applications and the interface. The graphical interface is user friendly. What needs improvement? When installing software, an online interface has to be used and commands written to run the installation. The solution could be improved if it was possible to click twice in an icon for the installation process to begin. In the next release, I would like to be able to use Microsoft Office within Linux. For how long have I used the solution? . What other advice do I have? I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and easy package management What is our primary use case? We use Ubuntu Linux for deployments, infrastructure tasks, and for our developers. It is currently both on-prem and in the cloud. On-prem, there are a handful of machines and approximately 15 virtual machines in the cloud. Most of the machines are somewhat tied to development purposes. We use it to host GitLab and an artifact repository. We also use it for mail relay to address some shortcomings in the exchange that we experience. Ubuntu Linux is also used for Kubernetes and Docker development and production tasks. Most of the use cases of Ubuntu Linux are infrastructure related, with approximately 10 to 15 developers who also use it as a desktop. For total number of users, there are 150 developers working with this solution and many more that use more specific services that are hosted on Ubuntu. We plan to deploy a major application which will cater to all our testing and quality assurance people, which runs on Ubuntu on Linux. What is most valuable? The most valuable features of Ubuntu Linux is the reliability, the ease of package management, and the ease of upgrading from one version to the next. With Ubuntu Linux you can set it and forget it. It requires low amount of administrative overhead. What needs improvement? I have certain misgivings about the policy of Ubuntu. They put business related packages into the universe branch of the distribution, which means that they will be upgraded without consideration for the package maintainer. Ubuntu Linux should put more of the applications and modules that are important for enterprise usage into the main branch, so updates could be more reliable. Ubuntu is putting great efforts into making their platform a great hosting platform for Kubernetes and other related tools, but they are not addressing the challenges with what it takes to run Ubuntu in a large Windows-based environment. I recommend that Ubuntu Linux integrates more into active directory environments when it comes to authentication. There are solutions to make it run, but those are sometimes quite tedious, and it would be beneficial if Ubuntu Linux integrated more for large Windows-based environments. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Ubuntu since the first version was released. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The product is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? With respect to scalability of Ubuntu Linux, you can use the same version on a machine with one CPU and one gig of RAM, and you could move this machine to a different VM with 64 CPUs and two terabyte of RAM and you just have to start it. Yes, it scales very well If you scale up the machine, it will be faster almost by the amount that you scale up. It will not be 64 times faster with 64 CPUs, but it'll be like 55 times faster with 64 CPUs than with one. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? My background includes working with a variety of Linux and Unix versions ranging from IBM AIX, Oracle Solaris, and RedHat-based Linux Distributions. The environment had all the services that were offered by those machines streamlined in order to run only one distribution. It was a good experience for me, however others in the organization had concerns with running Linux. How was the initial setup? The initial setup of Ubuntu Linux is extremely easy. You cannot go wrong with the installation. Of course, you have to know a bit about Linux or Unix in order to know what you're doing. What about the implementation team? We implement in-house. I can manage, configure, and upgrade them all together and maintain them with two to three hours per week. That is all that is required to keep them running smoothly. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We do not have any support agreements with Ubuntu, so we are using the free and open source version. Which other solutions did I evaluate? Ubuntu Linux is reliable, has easy package management and is easy to upgrade from one version to the next. Windows can not offer that. Ubuntu's deployments are easy with a very reliable machine, which Windows has shown that they can't do. What other advice do I have? If you are considering Ubuntu Linux, don't do it if you don't have knowledge of Linux. I would rate this solution a 9 out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfactory performance, free, and easy to install What is our primary use case? I am using it for my personal use. I am mainly using it for some experimental things. I am using its latest version. What is most valuable? Its performance is valuable. I am satisfied with it. What needs improvement? They can improve the interface and give it an appearance similar to the Windows 11 operating system. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using it for eight years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. We can scale it. How are customer service and support? I have never used their support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Windows and Unix. How was the initial setup? Its initial setup is straightforward. If I remember correctly, it took around 10 to 15 minutes. What about the implementation team? I did it on my own. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? On a personal level, I'm using the free version. What other advice do I have? I would recommend it to others. I would rate it a 10 out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open-source, free of viruses, and easy to set up What is our primary use case? It's very helpful for development. I'm a software developer. Linux is very easy to install a couple of things from the terminal. We can do most of the things from the terminal. It's very useful, in terms of their application in the cloud server. We can install it in the server, in our community server. If I do something in my local machine in the terminal, I can do the same thing in the cloud server. That's why I'm using Linux Ubuntu. A few years ago, maybe two years ago, we were affected by some kind of encryption virus, a malware virus. It affected most of the Windows system due to the fact that our system was connected with some LAN connection. However, the Linux-based systems were not affected as it's a different OS. In our office, we just removed the Windows thing and put everything over on the Linux OS. What is most valuable? It's stable. The solution is free to use and open-source. There is no license needed, which is actually better, even though I like Windows. Our cloud server's a Linux-based operating system. I need to deploy my software on our cloud server. I just use Linux on my local server. Whatever I do for my software in my local server, the same needs to happen in the cloud server. That part is easy. I can replicate that software in my cloud server. If I do it in Microsoft Windows in that local development, that is totally different from our cloud server. It will cause issues in our cloud server. That's why I am using Linux in my system. Linux is virus-free. The GUI in relation to the initial setup is very simple. What needs improvement? If you are in the middle of an update, and things are disrupted, it can cause issues. You need to wait for the update to complete before doing anything. Windows we can handle by ourselves when it comes to troubleshooting, however, Ubuntu is a bit difficult. We need some other technical person to troubleshoot things for us. It's kind of difficult to maintain as compared to Windows. In general, Windows is easier to use and friendlier to deal with than Ubuntu. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using the solution for three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable and does not get infected with viruses. It's very resilient and the performance is good. I haven't dealt with bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have about 150 people using the tool. We do plan to increase usage in the future. How are customer service and support? Ubuntu has some community over the internet. There is an Ask Ubuntu community online. Whenever I have some problems, I can check through the website and get some solutions. Sometimes it can take a little longer to resolve things if the question doesn't have an answer online. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I'm also familiar with Windows. In many ways it is easier to use, however, it is more prone to viruses and malware, which can be an issue. How was the initial setup? This is an open tool. It's easy to install. From the GUI, we can just click next, next, next, and then install. The process is very simple. It's not overly difficult. In terms of maintenance and troubleshooting, we do require a more technical person. What about the implementation team? I can handle the initial setup myself. I do not need the assistance of any integrators or consultants. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open-source. It doesn't cost anything to actually use it. You just download it from their website and you can start using it. What other advice do I have? Currently, I'm using Ubuntu 20 LTS, 20.04 long-term support. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. I tend to prefer Windows and would recommend it over Unbuntu. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safe and fast but needs a better user interface What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution for running some applications and for various apps or software. It provides integration with operating systems. What is most valuable? The solution is stable. The scalability is good. In terms of deployment, it's a pretty quick process. Ubuntu's safe and fast. People have migrated from Windows to Linux due to this. It's offered as open-source, and therefore does not cost anything to use. There is a strong community around it that can help with troubleshooting. What needs improvement? I don't have many technical insights about the product. I can't speak to what features are missing. For user interfaces, there are other operating systems such as Windows and Mac that are more user-friendly. Linux does not provide a user-friendly interface. For how long have I used the solution? We've been using the solution for quite a while. It's been five years or so. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is good overall. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. The performance is good. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution does not need to be scaled. We have 30 to 35 users on the solution currently. We might increase usage in the future. However, it's hard to say, as we have many Mac users as well. They would not migrate to Linux Ubuntu. How are customer service and support? We've never contacted technical support. It's open-source. There is a growing community around it. The tech support is only available through that community. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is pretty straightforward. It's not too difficult or complex. The deployment takes about 30 or 40 minutes. It's fairly quick. What about the implementation team? I can handle the implementation myself. I don't need the help of integrators or consultants. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open-source. It's free to use. We don't have to pay for it. What other advice do I have? We're using the latest version of the solution. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. This solution is ideal for people who want to build safer applications or if their goal is to quickly do their development. Those types of users should definitely try this system. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides flexibility and freedom to do whatever you need to do and is highly stable and resilient What is our primary use case? I use it for everything. I literally use it for any activity that I would do on a computer. I use it for writing code, browsing the web, shopping, and streaming videos and music. I also use it for graphics editing and testing. How has it helped my organization? It has definitely improved the way I do things. There are so many people who are paying for products that they could use for free. In addition, there are bugs and issues that I hear about from other companies. With this solution, you can reduce the amount you spend in general on technology. Because Linux runs really well, your tech issues are also minimal, and you have to spend less on tech support. What is most valuable? There is a lot of freedom and flexibility to install it really quickly. It is just very powerful in the sense that it doesn't take up as many resources to run as some of the other operating systems. It is open source, so it is free. There is no licensing fee. There is flexibility and freedom to do whatever you need to do. If you are familiar with the command line, you can jump on the command line and configure almost any part of the operating system that you want. If you are not comfortable with the command line, the graphical user interface has really improved ever since I started using Linux back in high school. It is really very simple to manage your settings and other things. You can also try out multiple desktop environments. As a matter of fact, on one of my laptops, I have installed five different desktop environments, and I can switch between them. If you don't like one, you can easily just install another one with a few commands, and you have got a whole new desktop right there, whereas, in Microsoft Windows or a Mac, you are just stuck with whatever they give you, and you have to wait until they sell you something else. What needs improvement? Like most Linux systems, they can just keep increasing support in Ubuntu for hardware systems. They can increase the number of drivers so that Ubuntu can work on more hardware. They have been improving greatly, but they can definitely keep doing that. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for at least four years. I use it every day. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It seems to be really stable for me. The cool thing is that it is a journaled system versus Windows in which a lot of things are written into memory. They've improved on this quite a bit. If your computer crashes in the middle of updates or something like that, you can still easily access and go back to maybe what it was before you tried the update. Another thing that is really cool is that you can upgrade an entire distribution version. You can upgrade from version 18.04 to 20.04. A lot of web servers are probably running on some version of Linux, such as CentOS, and these web servers sometimes can go on for years without the need to be restarted. They are very resilient. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I am not really sure of a use case for scaling in Ubuntu. It is just an operating system. It is not like adding a server or something like that. How are customer service and technical support? I haven't used technical support at all. I have always used stack overflow. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I was using Windows. I switched to Ubuntu because I was getting more into programming and I wanted something flexible. With Windows, everything is loaded into memory when the operating system is started. Linux is a journaled system, which means that you actually have all of that RAM available to process applications and run your applications rather than just running the operating system. There are various things that I like about Linux in that regard. If the computer crashes, I literally can recover the documents. I know that this is now happening in Windows systems, but I used to see that a lot more in Linux. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was very straightforward. If you have it set up on a bootable USB drive, you just put it in the USB drive and then you can just watch for a few steps. You don't even have to be very tech-savvy in order to install it and set it up. It doesn't take a lot of know-how. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is open source, so it is free. There is no licensing fee. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution if you want a good resilient system, flexibility, and control over your operating system. You can upgrade without having to pay or even turning off the computer. You don't need to shut it down and install upgrades. You can literally upgrade to a newer distribution while using the computer for the most part. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten because there is always room for growth. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open source, easy to set up, and easy to manage What is our primary use case? We run our personal applications or non-mission-critical applications on Ubuntu Linux to cut the cost. What is most valuable? The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is open source. It is also very easy to manage. We can manage it ourselves. What needs improvement? It is an open-source tool, and it doesn't have any support. If there is an issue with the implementation of a feature, such as clustering, I am not sure how to resolve it and get support for it. The stability of the vendor packages also impacts the stability of this solution. When vendor packages are unstable, or any packages are broken, they also impact Ubuntu Linux. It is very hard to resolve an issue related to unstable vendor packages. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. I didn't face any issues. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. We have big servers on it. We have four to five people directly working on Ubuntu Linux. They are a part of the System Admin team. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Kali Linux as well. If you want to go for an open-source solution, Ubuntu Linux is better. It is a bit better to use. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was pretty straightforward. It took about 20 minutes. What about the implementation team? I implemented it myself. The deployment duration depends on the scenario. For small deployments, only one person is required. What other advice do I have? We have on-cloud and on-premises deployments. I am working on the core features, and I haven't faced any critical issues with it. We use it for our non-critical applications. We don't use it for any critical applications, such as financial applications, because we do not get any official support for it. For critical applications, Red Hat is a better option. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stable OS for my desktops and web servers that is straightforward to set up and quick to deploy What is our primary use case? I used Ubuntu Linux for my desktop and for web servers. What is most valuable? I like this product much better than some other similar solutions. What needs improvement? The user interface could be improved, as it looks a little bit older. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Ubuntu Linux for many years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is stable and I plan to continue using it. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This is a scalable product. It is not used throughout the organization. Rather, I use it privately on my desktops. How are customer service and technical support? I have not needed to contact technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Prior to Ubuntu, I was using Debian Linux. How was the initial setup? The installation is straightforward and it is very quick to complete. What about the implementation team? I deployed it myself. What other advice do I have? This is a product that I can recommend. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good interface and pretty stable but the initial setup can be difficult What is our primary use case? I primarily use it in my day to day work to test my products. There are a lot of open-source tools on the market, and I need this product to have something to deploy them on. What is most valuable? I prefer the new organization of Ubuntu. The repository is excellent. They have provided a new interface, which is great. I don't need the UI so much as the CLI, however, both are excellent. What needs improvement? While for the most part, I am quite happy with the new developments on the solution, from my perspective (and as a user or a solutions architect), the product needs to keep on doing enhancements according to the needs sprouting out of recent developments in technology. There should be a CI/CD process for all software that it is on the market. Overall, the solution offers me exactly what I need. I'm not really missing any features. You need a lot of bandwidth during the initial setup in order to pull from the repository. Without good bandwidth, you'll get cut off and the implementation will fail. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for about four or five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is good. Whatever I've needed to maintain, I've been able to on Unbuntu. It doesn't crash or freeze and it's not buggy. I find it to be reliable. That said, they do have to look at their security measures and maybe tighten those up a bit. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I'm not sure about the scalability of the solution. It may be how you use the solution and how you set it up. We're just a startup with a small team of maybe ten people. We aren't a big organization. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I'm familiar with many different options, including CentOS, Red Hat, and SUSE. I prefer Unbuntu out of all of these. However, it is a personal preference. Each has its own pros and cons. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is not very complex although I wouldn't exactly describe it as straightforward. You need to have the right people on it. Those that understand the industry will have an easier time. Otherwise, it might not connect to the correct server and will get disconnected, causing the implementation import to fail. Countries that lack bandwidth need Unbuntu to offer a CAP server so they can pull off the repository and do updates and upgrades that won't fail if the bandwidth cuts. Therefore, it's not necessarily the installation itself that gives you trouble. Unbuntu needs to get closer to the countries in order to make it easier to pull from the repository easily. What other advice do I have? I highly recommend the solution. It's very popular among developers. It's worked quite well for us. Of course, solutions like Red Hat and CentOS also have good capabilities. For us, however, Unbuntu is the best. Overall, I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. It offers me basically everything I need and has worked well for our team. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great auto upgrade operating system with very good hardware performance What is our primary use case? The solution provides digital use for end users. I'm the director of the company and we are customers of Ubuntu. What is most valuable? Ubuntu has better security and better production in comparison to Microsoft Windows and the hardware performance is better than Microsoft. The best feature of the solution is the auto upgrade operating system we get as a support from Ubuntu. The solution is good on the support level in several aspects; the web server, database management, security management, and viral management. Ubuntu is great on all of these. What needs improvement? The product currently lacks interoperability with other operating systems like Windows. This means that it's not possible to integrate with some of the popular Windows applications such as accounting, tax, financial accounting and bracket improvement. I'd also like to see a lighter version of this solution. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for 15 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This is a scalable solution. We are a 15-person team using the product but we have deployed for organizations which have 100+ users. We use a three or four person engineering team for deployment. We plan to increase usage of this product. How are customer service and technical support? We have hardly needed to contact technical support. The solution has good documentation and a community forum for support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've been using Red Hat and CentOS but I'm not comfortable with the operating system. With Ubuntu it was a lot quicker to get better security features or updated versions. How was the initial setup? Initial setup is very straightforward. It takes maybe 10-15 minutes. I carried out the deployment myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We haven't gone for a support subscription. Ubuntu is very reasonably priced for anyone looking to use it. What other advice do I have? I would recommend Ubuntu in preference to Red Hat which has shifted to a very advanced engineering team. Ubuntu is for anyone who wants to start out. It's best to use it on the desktop and server. It's one of the reasons providers like Google and Amazon are giving reviews based on Ubuntu. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-10-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open source, configurable, robust, and free What is our primary use case? We use the solution for internal application deployment. How has it helped my organization? Our SmartVista solution is based on Debian Linux, that is really similar to Ubuntu. What is most valuable? Some of the highlighted valuable features are that is based on Linux, configurable, functional, and robust. What needs improvement? Test automation and application maintenance could be improved. Better integration between the interface of the software and the operating system itself would be a benefit in the future. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for 17 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable, it is based on 20 years of history. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I have found it to be scalable. How are customer service and technical support? The solution is open source and has no technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Yes, Red Hat 4, SuSe 6.3, . . . .fro the 90s. Because of functionality and easier management What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is a free product. What other advice do I have? Since I have been using the solution for a long time I have used many version. Currently, I use 20.04, and previously versions 18.04 and 16.04. I would advise others to trust in open source solutions, they are really configurable and do not give up too early. I would recommend this product. I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good user interface and a straightforward setup but have not used it long enough to really gauge its usefulness What is most valuable? We're still in the learning phase. However, from what I have seen in the short time I've used it, it's been rather user-friendly. The installation is pretty straightforward. The solution has a very good graphical user interface. What needs improvement? After only a week of using the solution, we haven't really found any limitations or missing features. The experience has been pretty good so far. For how long have I used the solution? We're very new to the solution. We're still learning about the product. It's only been a week or so, so far. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability, so far, has been good. We haven't had any issues with bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze on us. It's been very reliable so far. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have about 20 users on the solution currently. However, I've mostly restricted the usage to just myself as I explore the solution. It's still early days. We haven't done any scaling. While the solution is still new to us, we'll continue to use it so long as the solution itself proves to be useful to the company. How are customer service and technical support? We haven't yet dealt with technical support in any way. Therefore, I can't speak to their level of knowledge or responsiveness. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I did previously use a different solution, however this was recommended to us by colleagues and we're trying it out. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is not complex. It's pretty straightforward. We didn't have any issues implementing the product. The deployment was pretty fast as well. We had it set up within an hour. What about the implementation team? I handled the implementation myself. I didn't need the assistance of an integrator or consultant. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution isn't really expensive at this time. So far the version we are using goes, it is being used on the virtual machine. That was a free download. What other advice do I have? We've just installed Ubuntu very recently. I'm just trying to see how it is right now. We have it installed on Windows 10 Pro. While we use the on-premises version, we're very interested in exploring the cloud. I'm not sure just yet if I would recommend the product to others simply due to the fact that I've basically just started using it. I need at least a month of working on it in order to be able to tell if it works how we hope it will and if I would recommend it to others. Right now, I would recommend the solution at a six out of ten. I need more time to really analyze it properly. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is complete; it's stable, fast and free What is our primary use case? I support a group that works with artificial intelligence. I install the machines for them and they do the customization. Some use Python, some use Java, some use other languages. They install their own IDs, their own products, their own systems and I deal with the operating system and support it. I'm a lead Linux administrator. What is most valuable? This is an excellent solution, it's stable, fast and free. From an admin perspective, we don't have issues. The solution is complete. What needs improvement? For the beginner who might not be very comfortable with the tool, it can be frustrating. Like with any new solution, it's complex in the beginning. The solution has limited application support compared with Windows and MacOS. It's not an issue with the system itself, it's the choice of the company that makes the software. It's a marketing decision made by the manufacturer. Most games I run are designed to be run for Microsoft Windows. It doesn't run many softwares that we have online. You don't have many games on Linux, but Linux is not the problem, it's a choice the developer has made. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for 16 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable, no bugs or glitches. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability is pretty good. I have around 50 users for the team that I help and have no complaints. How are customer service and technical support? Ubuntu has a lot of resources, either online or books, and there's a huge community that helps users to get through most of the problems they're going to come across. It's hard to find anything negative about this product. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is quite straightforward. You download the software, copy to a USB flash drive, install, finish and that's it. What other advice do I have? If it's something that people are thinking about using, it's pretty straightforward. You don't have to worry about anything. If you're transitioning from something, run a lab, have a proof of concept. I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable and reasonably-priced but the group polices and the GUI need to be improved What is most valuable? The most valuable feature of this solution is that Linux has cost-effective licenses. What needs improvement? If they had GUI features similar to that in Windows, it would be good. The biggest problem we are facing with Ubuntu is that we cannot have group policies and Active Directories. The Windows Active Directory is a more granular level where you can deploy the group policies, which we don't see in Ubuntu. I would like to see the group policies and the GUI improved in the next release. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Ubuntu Linux for eight years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu is stable but when you running with 1,000 people or more, you have to go with a high-speed directory, and we don't have the same control thatwe have with Windows. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Ubuntu pricing is reasonable. What other advice do I have? We moved to Linux for financial obligations. Ubuntu Linux is good as long as you have a good resource to manage it. For us, it's really good. I would rate this product a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2020-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to scale and update with good scalability What is our primary use case? I'm using it for a file server and for MySQL servers. Those are my primary uses. What is most valuable? The solution is easy to install and easy to update. You can scale the solution quite well. What needs improvement? I'm not enough of an expert to discuss improvements. The only issue I had with stability was with power knocking out, so I put a UPS on it. The solution has a bit of a learning curve. It's not too high, however, you do need to understand the solution to deploy it and work with it effectively. For how long have I used the solution? I've used the solution for a while. I've used it extensively in the last 12 months at least, and over the last two years in general. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is mostly pretty good. The only issue with stability was with power knocking out, and therefore I put a UPS on it. That seemed to solve any issues going forward. It doesn't crash or freeze. There are no bugs or glitches. It's quite good now. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Linux offers very good scalability potential. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so. I just use the solution for personal use. I don't have a big team using it. How are customer service and technical support? I've never used technical support in the past. I can't speak to how helpful or responsive they are. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? While I've been a Mac person since the Mac first came out in 1984, I've added Linux for my server items. I didn't really switch to anything else; I've just added onto what I already do. How was the initial setup? It's an operating system and when you install an operating system new, there are all sorts of things you have to go do and go read up on such as how do I do this and how do I do this? For me, it went very, very well, however, it's not something I can do in an afternoon. It took several days to get everything proper. However, it went well so there are no complaints at all in terms of the initial setup. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I can't speak to Unbuntu versus Red Hat or other Linux solutions, however, I am aware that some people use them. What other advice do I have? I'm using the solution more for myself. I'm just an end-user. I don't have a business relationship with Linux. I'm using the latest stable version. If they publish a stable version and then they publish an experimental option, I won't use it. I'll stick with the stable option. It's not something that you run on the cloud. It's what's behind cloud services. I've got an Ubuntu machine at home that I use regularly, but it is also my MySQL server and a file server, all in one box. FileMaker, I know very well and MySQL, I'm learning quickly. Linux, I'm a beginner admin on it. I'm not in a position to make any comments pro or con enough, as I don't know enough about it to make a valid comment. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I've been very happy with it. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, free, and supports containers and all kinds of libraries What is our primary use case? I am using it for quite a lot of things. I teach at a university where we use it for radiation protection computations. On the networking side, I use it for both workstations and firewalls. I always use its latest version. What is most valuable? It is fast and easy to install. It also supports containers and all kinds of libraries. I can do almost everything with it. What needs improvement? It can be improved in terms of user-friendliness for inexperienced users. It also has a lot of scope for improvement in terms of deployment. It is kind of hard for inexperienced users, and the learning curve is very steep. There is not really good documentation for new professionals. Even we are using network servers to install it. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for 12 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? If it is administered properly, it is stable. If there are administration issues, they are kind of hard to resolve for inexperienced users. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable in terms of server cluster infrastructure, but the main issue with scalability is the hardware. We have five to ten users in the enterprise. We also use it for every student. In terms of our plans to increase its usage, I don't know what the future brings because I see that Microsoft has also started to use Linux infrastructure. How are customer service and technical support? I am not using the Enterprise support for Ubuntu. I am kind of used to it, and I know how to compile kernels and modules. It is no issue at all. How was the initial setup? I started with BSD. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to install Ubuntu Linux. What about the implementation team? I installed it myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I don't need to pay for the license. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution based on the application. For a firewall, I would go for a dedicated device. For a desktop, it is okay to use. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, good package management functionality, and it is easy to set up What is our primary use case? I primarily used Ubuntu Linux as a DNS server. I was running other types of servers, as well. What is most valuable? What I like best is the way in which packages are managed. What needs improvement? I don't like the graphical interface in Ubuntu and it should be better. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for more than 15 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? All Linux systems, including Ubuntu, are stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This is a scalable product. We have more than 100 Linux users. How are customer service and technical support? The support available for Ubuntu is okay. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Prior to Ubuntu, I worked with Sun Unix for servers. I have made the switch to using CentOS primarily because of the interface. It is more lightweight than Ubuntu. How was the initial setup? The initial setup and installation are easy, and not difficult to complete. It should not take more than 15 minutes to deploy. What about the implementation team? Our in-house team of two engineers is responsible for deployment and maintenance. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Ubuntu Linux is open-source and available to use free of charge. What other advice do I have? Overall, this is a good operating system and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our main Linux platform of choice What is our primary use case? We mainly use this solution for application-related uses. We use it as our main Linux platform of choice. What is most valuable? One of the best features is that it is constantly updated. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for more than 15 years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is both stable and scalable. How are customer service and technical support? I have never contacted their support team. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We actually use both Ubuntu Linux and CentOS, but CentOS is being decommissioned so our choice is Ubuntu. How was the initial setup? Ubuntu Linux was very easy to deploy. You can install Ubuntu in many different ways and all of them are pretty straightforward. I also have a lot of experience with Ubuntu, so for me, the initial installation is very easy. A team of four people is required for maintenance and deployment. What other advice do I have? Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Ubuntu Linux a rating of ten. More people should use this solution. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, with good support, but the integration could be simplified What is most valuable? I like that everything is in the command line. It is really helpful. What needs improvement? Recently, we experienced a problem with the integration with DAD where it was not syncing. At times, it can be complex when we are trying to integrate or when we are trying to set up some features. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for four or five years. We are working with the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable. It runs smoothly in our environment and we have not been faced with any issues using it. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable product. How are customer service and technical support? We have support, but only use it on rare occasions. They respond well to customer care. When we raise a ticket with them, they reply to the emails. For example, if they have a tag for a particular issue they will respond to you within four hours. We only connect with technical support when we have an issue. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? As I am from IT security, there are some type-overs required. I need to use Kali Linux. I have also tried some penetration testing tools, which is testing that is better done using Kali Linux tools. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. It takes a couple of hours to deploy. What other advice do I have? We are currently evaluating different software solutions that we can deploy in our environment. Some that we are considering are CrowdStrike and Microsoft Defender ATP. We are looking at the options and the features that offer us the best endpoint protection. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a seven out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, stable, and it can be used free of charge What is our primary use case? Ubuntu is a Linux operating system and one of the applications that it hosts is my SQL database. What is most valuable? Ubuntu Linux is very useful as an operating system. It has got longer support than some Linux distributions for each version that comes out, so it's good for enterprise-level organizations. Ubuntu is very easy to use and you can manage it on your own. Compared to other Linux distributions, it is more user-friendly. What needs improvement? If the user interface were further improved then it would be better because more people would be able to use it. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu provides quite a stable environment. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu is scalable and we have approximately 10 users in our organization. It is very easy to scale up and there are no licenses involved. It is just a matter of upgrading your own hardware. How are customer service and technical support? We have not had any technical support issues. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have multiple versions of Linux distributions. The suitability for each, or which one we use, depends on the demand from the vendors and developers. How was the initial setup? It is very easy to install, and it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. What about the implementation team? I have done some installations myself, although most of the setup was completed by our system administrator. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It comes as free software, where there is an option for you to buy support licenses. What other advice do I have? Overall, I think that Ubuntu Linux is quite good. It is meeting our expectations and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can be used as a base operating system for clusters in containerized environments What is our primary use case? I'm responsible for building and providing container environments, and, therefore, I need to install and configure Kubernetes clusters on Linux operating systems. We use Ubuntu as a base operating system for the Kubernetes cluster and container environments. What is most valuable? It is easy to use, performs great, and is stable and scalable. What needs improvement? I think they need to focus more on securing and hardening Ubuntu's operating system. The Linux operating system is very traditional, and you need to use specific commands. I think that it can be improved to be more handy. All operating systems in the world are moving toward simplicity, and Linux distribution should also be focused on simplifying the GUI and command line to provide a better experience for the users. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Ubuntu and Linux systems for around three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I work with simple environments like a laboratory, and it is stable because there are no huge workloads on that server. In general, I think Ubuntu servers are very stable for providing cloud native applications. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I think that Ubuntu Linux is a scalable solution. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We used Windows Server 2012 and 2016 before switching to Ubuntu Linux. How was the initial setup? Installation is very simple and straightforward, but if you want to install more than one server simultaneously, for the Linux distribution, you would need to use an automation server. However, if the Linux community provides specific tools built into Linux like, for example, WDS Microsoft, then you will be able to simultaneously install multiple Linux operating systems on multiple servers. What other advice do I have? In comparison to Red Hat, I think Ubuntu offers more security, scalability, and better performance, as well as better GUI and administration. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Ubuntu Linux at eight. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable with a quick setup, but could be more secure What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution for web applications. What is most valuable? The solution is very flexible. We've found the solution to be stable and the performance is reliable. The solution has proven to be scalable. It can scale quite well. The initial setup is pretty straightforward. What needs improvement? I have less experience with this solution than others, however, I can't recall specific improvements or features I would like to see. It could always be a bit more secure. If they could continue to work on making it more and more secure in upcoming releases, that would be ideal. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for about two years or so at this point. It's been a while. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. Its performance is good. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The scalability potential of the solution is good. If a company would like to expand the solution, it can do so with relative ease. It's not hard. We have about 50 people in total who are currently using the solution. Whether we continue to use the solution or increase usage will depend largely on end-user requirements. It's not really up to us for the most part. How was the initial setup? The solution has been very easy to install. It's not overly complicated or difficult. it's pretty easy in general. Normally, the deployment is pretty fast. We have a technical team of two administrators that can handle any maintenance requirements. What about the implementation team? I can handle the implementation myself. I do not need to call on consultants or integrators. It can be managed in-house. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We are not buying any licenses at the moment. What other advice do I have? We are simply customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with Unbuntu Linux. We are using the latest version of the solution. I cannot recall the version number off-hand. I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten overall. I would recommend the solution to other organizations and other users. We've had a good experience overall. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible, with no limit platform, and support is available on the internet What is our primary use case? I provide products for my customers. There are no limits to this solution. Customers can use it for almost all applications and they can use it for their own systems. What is most valuable? Once you are used to it, it is quite flexible. It is more powerful because you have more control over it. What needs improvement? It's not as easy to use as Windows by Microsoft. It could be easier to use. For how long have I used the solution? I have been providing this solution to my customers for a few years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable to an extent. Microsoft and Apple are more stable. The stability definitely can be improved. When we are implementing patches and new releases, it tends to fail. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have one customer using Ubuntu. We will continue to provide this solution for our customers. How are customer service and technical support? There is a lot of support available on the internet. Getting solutions is not difficult. People tend to use Google to try to solve the problem they may be having. How was the initial setup? The initial setup can be complex. The installation could be simplified. It can take a couple of hours to implement. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partner
Date published: 2021-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Command line focused, stable, and easy to install What is our primary use case? We use the solution in the company where I work as an operating system. Whenever you are doing some serious development, you deploy this solution on a Unix platform. What is most valuable? The main feature of the solution is it has a command-line editor. What needs improvement? I find the solution could be easier to use, more flexible, user-friendly, and have a better UI. In the future, I would like to see easier deployment. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for a couple of years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have previously used Microsoft Windows and still do. I use this solution for personal use and when my work requires it. How was the initial setup? The installation is easy and only takes approximately 15 minutes, but the process could improve. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I am using the free version of the solution. What other advice do I have? I am going to continue using the solution and would recommend it to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly reliable, scalable, and easy to install What is our primary use case? We used this solution to do an integration between one of our PMS, property management systems. We integrated Opera and a cloud-based system. We use it as an interface between the Opera system, which is on a Windows server, and cloud bases system. What needs improvement? There should be more integration with other operating systems applications. It would be beneficial if there was a way to install Mac OS software on Linux. They could create a software patch to be able to have most of the unique Mac OS applications run on it, not Windows applications. They need to create something more user-friendly. Additionally, there is a lack of functionality compared to other operating systems. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable and performing very well. When we an issue once and there was no need to restart it completely, you just needed to log in, see the log file, and fix the issue, it is very simple. It is more scalable than Windows systems. With Windows systems, most of the time you need to restart the whole computer, or the whole server, to fix the issue. With this solution, you do not. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is very scalable. How are customer service and technical support? The technical support has been very responsive. Additionally, they have forums and chats as alternatives. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I used Windows and Mac OS. How was the initial setup? The installation was very fast. What about the implementation team? I did the implementation of the solution myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There is not a license needed for the solution. You only have to pay for technical support. What other advice do I have? I plan to keep using this solution in the future as long as it is still compatible with my PMS interface. I would not recommend this solution to others because there is not enough support available. Most of my colleagues in my company are using software that does not support this solution. The majority of professional software packages are not supported on Linux. They need to find a solution to this problem. I rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, modern, and open source, but should be easier and lighter What is our primary use case? It is used for everything. We use it for our mail server and cloud solution server. You can also use it as an Active Directory (AD) Server instead of a Windows Server. What is most valuable? It is stable and modern. What needs improvement? It should be easier and lighter. I am more experienced in working with CentOS, and I find CentOS much easier to use than Ubuntu. Ubuntu is more complicated than CentOS. Ubuntu is also heavier for hardware than centOS. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for several years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. Its usage is being increased all the time. How are customer service and technical support? I have never used their support. I am technical support. How was the initial setup? I only use the server version. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is open source. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a seven out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secure, stable, easy to install and quick to deploy What is our primary use case? We use this solution to install multiple applications in our environment. What is most valuable? It keeps you secure from virus and malware attacks. What needs improvement? The interface could be more user-friendly. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for 10 to 12 years. We are using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable solution. We have 10 users in our organization. We plan to continue using it in the future. How are customer service and technical support? We have not had to contact Linux Support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Previously, I worked with AIX. AIX is very old today. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. It's easy, very simple. It takes an hour to deploy. What about the implementation team? I completed the implementation myself. We have a team of five people to deploy and maintain this solution. What other advice do I have? This is a solution that I can recommend to other users who are interested in using it. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lacking stability, unfavorable, but installation straightforward What is our primary use case? We are using this solution for one of our projects where it requires an open-source toolchain for web application development. What is most valuable? The tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for a couple of months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution could be more stable. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We use and have previously used Windows 10 which is a lot better. How was the initial setup? The installation does not take too much time to complete. It took approximately three hours. What about the implementation team? We used help from an expert engineer to do the implementation. What other advice do I have? We do not like this solution and we are only using it because the project we are working on demands it. I rate Ubuntu Linux a five out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, simple to use, and doesn't drain battery power on laptops What is our primary use case? We use the solution for our Linux servers. We use it for file transfer and remote desktop connections. What is most valuable? The solution is very simple. I like that it doesn't get corrupted as easily as Windows. When it comes to viruses, it's more secure. Especially on laptops, it doesn't drain much battery. The solution is straightforward to set up. It's faster than Windows. What needs improvement? When you talk of some of the flexibility, like you want to install from scratch, Windows is more user-friendly compared to Linux. Linux is more for the more techie people. You have to go through a terminal, a prompt to do some setup, and other things. Windows offers more help for you when you install it. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for more than five years at this point. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I haven't gone through scalability. It's more for an individual setup in my case. However, they're supposed to be much faster than Windows. We only have a couple of people using it in our organization, as most actually use Windows. How are customer service and technical support? We don't use technical support. We have our own team and we learn as we go on our own. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've also used Windows. I prefer Linux over Windows. We're doing some testing where we hope that we can put some applications in Linux eventually. We're testing Docker and similar solutions. How was the initial setup? It's very similar to Windows 10 in terms of installation. If you're using a desktop, then more or less you can find those commands in Windows Servers as well. However, for Linux, it's a bit more in its own process. Linux is good on its own. The difference with Windows is Windows would require a lot of licensing, and their applications slow down. When you install it, it's easy. However, there are some applications for which you have to look for help online. There are commands that you can use to be able to install them. If you compare it to Windows, Windows is basically straightforward. It's easier to install Windows than Unbuntu Linux. When you talk servers, when you talk of workstations, Windows is a bit faster. The way I see it, we do have to do some settings, however, when you're able to run the installation properly, Linux ends up being much faster to run as the boot time is a few seconds faster, and shutdown time is much, much faster. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Unlike Windows, which you have to pay for, this solution is free for the most part. We don't use it too much and therefore do not incur much of a cost. Licensing is basically just for some applications. You get licenses if you want them to support you for Linux. For Ubuntu, you don't pay licenses. You pay for the support if you want them to support you. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We may have evaluated other options, however, it was a long time ago. What other advice do I have? For Linux, we're using Ubuntu. We have set up everything using Ubuntu. We do have some servers with Oracle Enterprise Linux. Those are running inside our HP DL380 servers. And then I do have Linux Mint and Elementary OS on my laptop and in my desktop at home. I use multiple versions of the solution, including 20.04, 18.04, and 16.04. We do have so many players in the Linux field. You do have Canonical, and they have their own Linux. Then, you have others that are based on Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on the Debian model. You also have, on the other side, Red Hat and the SUSE Linux, which is IBM Linux. There are different providers, however, the core is almost the same. It's more of the setup that is available for you. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, simple, and easy to use What is our primary use case? I am using it for the desktop system. I have its latest version. What is most valuable? It is stable and quite easy to use as compared to other Linux operating systems. They have created a system like Windows. It is simple and without any problems. What needs improvement? When you upgrade the core of this operating system, it can crash. This is the only problem I had. It needs more stable upgrades. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for a few years. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? For desktop, we don't need it to be scalable. Currently, it is for personal use, and there is only one user. How are customer service and technical support? I have not used their technical support. Ubuntu probably has a lot of documents, but I never had to read something about it. I have used CentOS for dozens of years, so Ubuntu seems simple to me. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We use CentOS for our web servers. How was the initial setup? It is very simple. It took less than half an hour. What about the implementation team? Usually, I do it by myself, and it is very simple. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is free. What other advice do I have? I would recommend Ubuntu Linux for other users who want to start using it. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a 10 out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to learn, simple to manage, and reliable What is our primary use case? We are using this solution in my organization as a software development platform. How has it helped my organization? Ubuntu Linux is a very good platform for software development. If you want to deploy dependencies for a particular software on Ubuntu it is probably the easiest. If you compared it to Red Hat or any other distribution of Linux, getting the dependencies and other configurations in place is quite a hassle. We have saved time by using this solution. What is most valuable? Ubuntu Linux is very easy to learn, manage, and keep updated. What needs improvement? The solution is a little complicated to customize and could be made easier. In a future release, the implementation of lightweight desktops and remote access for server platforms could be improved. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution within the past 12 months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is scalable. However, there could be better documentation to assist in scalability in many areas, such as PCP scanning. We have approximately 40 people using the solution in my organization. We have plans to increase usage in the future. How are customer service and technical support? It is not very difficult for us to find support for Ubuntu Linux by ourselves since we have already been using it for many years. We generally do not need support from anywhere. How was the initial setup? The installation is easier than any other solution. What about the implementation team? We did the implementation ourselves. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is free. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I have evaluated other distributions of Linux, such as Red Hat. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. For those thinking about whether they should try out the solution, I would advise them to go ahead and give it it try. I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible with good flexibility and extremely lightweight What is most valuable? The solution is very lightweight and extremely powerful. You can do almost anything you want to do with these systems. You don't have any limitations. For example, for Windows, there's a limitation where you can't run microservices with Docker. Docker only runs on Linux as it is actually using the Linux channel. If Microsoft can make the Linux Subsystem for Windows run Docker it would be good. Docker and microservices are the future of everything we are doing. Using Docker and microservices is the best - and it works well on Ubuntu. For the moment, Ubuntu actually it's installing its own philosophy which according to me is so good. The solution is always adding more features. The solution has great functionality and it's easier to use than Oracle or Windows. What needs improvement? Occasionally, we have problems with stability. They prefer functionalities over stability sometimes compared to Debian. For Debian, they prefer stability over functionalities - they don't make a run on new technologies. They stabilize, they implement the most stable versions that they can. Depending on the stability you require on your server, you might prefer going for Debian over Ubuntu. If it is implemented in servers where stability is not really a big deal then you go with Ubuntu as you likely need new features. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We find that the stability isn't that great. They have opted to keep adding new features and functionalities, and due to the fact that it's always evolving, it's not as stable as a solution that is pretty static. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I use Debian as well. I prefer Debian, however, I also like Ubuntu. Ubuntu is like Debian. Ubuntu is from Debian. I'm also familiar with the Windows Server, and I find that Unbuntu is more flexible and has more potential in terms of how we need to use it. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We currently use the open-source version of the product. What other advice do I have? We do a lot of configurations for the community. We don't have a partnership with Canonical. We use the open-source solution. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been very satisfied with the solution's capabilities. Compared to Windows, it's very good. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible, stable, and easy to install What is our primary use case? There are no specific uses beyond it being an operating system. What is most valuable? I like the flexibility. I work on the command line. What needs improvement? If you update certain models, it's not as easy at times. My main issue with Ubuntu Linux is that there are too many ways to administrate Linux. The config file can be changed in many ways, but with other solutions, there is only one way to configure the system. In Linux, there are too many ways to configure it. My colleague configures in one way and I configure in another way, which makes it confusing. They should unify the way to configure the Linux systems. You can change the ATC conflict file. You can change some distributions in another way. You have to look on many sites if you like to know why and why the configuration is set for in that way. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for two years. We have used version 16 for a long time, version 18, and version 20 for quite some time. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have no issues with the stability of this solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is scalable. We have approximately 100 users in our organization. Ubuntu Linux is the popular choice in our company. It is approved to continue usage. How are customer service and technical support? I have never used technical support. I only use research on the internet. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I am also using IX, HP Unix, Ubuntu, and some Linux. How was the initial setup? It is very easy to install. What about the implementation team? I completed the installation myself. I did not use an integrator or consultant. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I am a project manager. I am not a system administrator, I don't know about the cost. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable and easy to use; support could be improved What is our primary use case? We use this solution for our NFS environment. I'm a system administrator and we're customers of Ubuntu Linux. What is most valuable? Compared to other solutions on the market, this is a relatively suitable and good product which is stable and easy to use. Ubuntu currently serves our OpenShift environment. What needs improvement? The product could be better. It lacks the ability for disk expansion and is not very suitable for our needs. I also think support could be improved thereby simplifying installation. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for six months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? If I need to increase the disk on Ubuntu it's just hard for us to increase in the environment so scalability is not so easy. How are customer service and technical support? We don't pay for technical support so we can't use it in Turkey. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've used Red Hat Enterprise and I prefer working in that enterprise environment so I prefer that solution. How was the initial setup? If you have two different versions, one version can't be installed on the VMware environment. It is not suitable. I carried out the deployment myself and it took quite some time and a while to understand the program. We have an admin person and an engineer dealing with Ubuntu. What other advice do I have? Red Hat Enterprise is very widespread in Turkey and very few use Ubuntu. I work in an enterprise environment and I prefer Red Hat Enterprise Linux because we can easily get support. Red Hat is very widespread and Red Hat support is very responsive. I don't think I would recommend Ubuntu for anyone working in an enterprise environment. I think we'll be shifting to Red Hat at some point. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a six out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible, secure, easy to install, and there is good community support What is our primary use case? Ubuntu is mainly required for work services, your domain name services, and internet public-facing services. What is most valuable? It is flexible. It's the best of both worlds. It's secure. There is a lot of content available online that can help you, if you have an issue. There is good community support to help you with any issues you may encounter. There are several manuals online that are free and available to help you. What needs improvement? The repository needs improvement. The repository needs to be kept up to date all of the time. For how long have I used the solution? With my previous employment, I have used Ubuntu Linux for approximately five years. It is not currently being used but has been used within the last year. We were not using the latest version. It was between version 16.4 and 18.4. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It's a stable solution. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I use a mix of different solutions, two of which are Ubuntu Linux and CentOS. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward and it is only ten minutes maximum to deploy. We have one engineer to maintain this solution. It is not complex. It's something you install, configure, and walk away from. What about the implementation team? We did not use a consultant, we completed the installation ourselves. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We don't pay any fees. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution, and it works quite well. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different than other operating systems, scalable, and free What is our primary use case? I have been using this solution for personal use and when I was in college to do some assignments. I typically install it on virtual machines. What is most valuable? I found using this solution pleasurable to learn since it is something different than Windows. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for approximately two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. How are customer service and technical support? There is a large open-sourced community that is helpful. I had a lot of problems when starting out and there was plenty of assistance throughout the community. Since everyone is helping for free the support could be better. However, this is typical when you are dealing with open-sourced solutions. How was the initial setup? The installation was very easy and it took approximately 30 minutes. What about the implementation team? I did the implementation myself. I installed Ubunto Linux on virtual machines which not everyone knows how to do it. You need to have prior technical knowledge. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? One of the main reason users use this solution is because it is free. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, highly-stable, and the best-supported one by the community What is our primary use case? It is mainly a LAMP server with Apache, MySQL, PHP, and other things for the students to do their web development stuff. It's all done up with LDAP capabilities of getting into it. The web server side is open to the internet, so they can sit at home, VPN in, and do all their work. They can actually see what the public-facing side ends up looking like. Then we've got our main learning management system because we do our own self-hosted Moodle instance kind of thing. It's all running on a Linux server and doing well. Our DNS servers and things like that are all separate. Two of them are internet-facing, and one of them is internal. I am very close to its latest version. I try and stick to using the long-term release versions, like every second year when they release the new long-term release one. So, I have some servers that are actually on 20.04, but I've got a web server at home that's on 16.04. I've got Nextcloud and things like that on that server, so I'm afraid to do a full load upgrade on it because I don't want to break anything. That's why I wish I had it set up as a virtual machine that I could take a snapshot of and blow it up and go, "Oh, okay. I'll revert." We can't do that with the hardware box. In terms of its deployment, at work, I do everything on-premises in VMware vSphere itself. I work with the IT program at the university. It is an Applied Systems one, so it is a two-year diploma program. I've got a whole bunch of different servers set up for them, and it is a mix. Our domain itself is with Active Directory, and everything is Windows, and then just about everything else is running on Linux servers. Our VPN is also Windows because it makes it simpler for users to connect easily. You don't have to download keys and install them and then be able to talk to OpenVPN properly. What is most valuable? I like the fact that I can make it very secure with my own knowledge, which makes it different from Windows that does things in the background by magic, and you hope that it's secure. I like the availability of starting with Linux with totally minimal permissions for anybody and then increasing it on an as-needed basis. This is probably the most important to me. That's where I also love CentOS for Linux because you do a minimal install, and then there is a whole bunch of stuff you can't do without installing packages, which is quite nice in some ways and painful in other ways. I like the versatility of it. When I first started here, which was like eight years ago, we were running some stuff as virtual machines inside a Linux host instead of doing it with VMware. Then we finally got VMware licensing, but before that, we were doing some virtual machines within Linux itself, and it was working quite well. What needs improvement? The biggest improvement, which is also applicable to Linux in general, with Ubuntu Linux is getting things standardized as to where you're going to put your configuration files and how they're going to work. Package names also need to be improved so that the package name doesn't have any match with configuration file systems and things like that. Ubuntu is still better than some of the others, such as Red Hat Linux or CentOS. For example, in your named server, the package itself will be BIND 9, but then the configuration files are in etc/named, and the service is called named. Why isn't the package name matching up? Little things like that prevent it from getting more mainstream use from everyday users. They should standardize things between different distributions and even inside the single distributions. You can't expect people to adopt it as your desktop system if you do weird things. It is great for us Linux nerds, and we can deal with it, but you can't expect your general public to just be able to jump in and say, "Oh, it's like this here, but it's not like it there." For how long have I used the solution? I've been using it for probably 10 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Its stability is great. You turn it on, and it runs. I do have a couple of these that do automatic updates for the important stuff. I just get an email telling me that this is being updated so that I can check and make sure everything is okay, which is always the case, but it is worth checking anyway. You can back out of the updates fairly easily, unlike Windows that magically does things. I don't mind that in general, but you never really know what it is doing. It just says, "Oh, here are your updates. You've got these six things." You can't pick just one to update. You've just got to say, "Yeah, go ahead and update," and then hope it doesn't blow up in the meantime. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I've never really scaled things up much. Usually, I pick a system and make it a certain size and availability. I've done it with virtual machines where I've increased drive space and things, but I've never really done the scalability side to where it can boost up another server to take a load off. I'd love to try it, but I've never had a situation where I really needed it. In general, we have probably about 50 users at a time. It is not a huge number, but in terms of usage, it is extensively used. Ubuntu is just about everything other than the basic Windows domain stuff. Domain controllers and VPN are all we've got on Windows currently. Our situation right now is just right. I've got Jitsi Meet, which is a video conferencing type server, and I might increase capabilities there. In general, I don't think we're really going to expand much, but you never know in this day and age how much things change in IT. At one time, we were doing OpenStack ourselves, and I told people, "Yeah, we're competing with Amazon Web Services, but only at this little level." Finally, it got changed out anyway because they kept changing it so much. How are customer service and technical support? I've never dealt with their tech support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I personally used CentOS Linux quite a bit during most of our learning years in the IT program. Red Hat was kind of your big standard out there at the time. When I came into this job, because there were only a few things, what we had was really just Ubuntu Server. As we did bigger upgrades, I eventually started changing them and replaced the CentOS ones with Ubuntu ones just to standardize. They were kind of bouncing around at the time, and I don't like bouncing around too much. I'm just about to do a project and try and switch that over to Windows. There is some stuff that I like with the Linux one, but I'd much rather manage it in Windows because it is much easier where you just say, "Add this host," and it's done. It is magic. It happens and updates everything and stuff. I don't have to go and remember to change the serial number. My biggest problem is that I'll make changes and save them, but nothing happens, and I go, "Why?" How was the initial setup? The installation is very straightforward for the desktop and the server. It comes up with that nice setup. I love the fact that you can take it off a USB stick as a live distribution, and then do your install and actually click the stuff that you would like it to install automatically, or you can wait until it's done as long as you know what you want to install. I do find it quite good. For its maintenance, one person is required. I do it all. It's funny when we get our IT section to come down and give a briefing on how our whole IT department for the university works, and they talk about server group, networking group, project management group, etc. When they're finished, I go to the students, and I say, "So for the ITAS program itself, see all that on the board? That's me." What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is 100% free. What other advice do I have? I love using it. I'm strictly on the server-side. I've got a laptop with Ubuntu Desktop on it because we teach it here, so I might as well make sure I'm still playing with that a little bit once in a while, but I'm mainly on the server-side. It is the best-supported one by the community. I still recommend it to anybody who asks me, "What should I do here?" It's nothing about our current CentOS turning into rolling releases, which has 14 million people in an uproar because they think, "Well, it has always been so stable without rolling releases. Why would you change it?" That doesn't bother me at all. I just look at that community being out there, whether it's Stack Overflow, Ubuntu forums or web pages, etc. There is just 10 times more information available for Ubuntu, which sometimes is harder to filter through. You'll get somebody's answer, but it's from a five-year-old distribution that isn't supported anymore, and it doesn't work that way anymore, but I do think the community itself is great. I'm going to give Ubuntu Server a 10 out of 10 because it is so stable. I never had any issues with it in terms of stability. Even when I've done big upgrades where you got lots of stuff on an individual server and lots of different things going on, and you say, "Okay, do this distribution upgrade because it should be stable," it always works out. I've got one at home that I'm kind of scared to upgrade. I don't think I'll have a problem with it, but I'm kind of scared to do it anyway, just in case. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open source with a fast OS; lacks sufficient documentation What is our primary use case? Our primary use case is for implementing anything that's open source, like a network monitoring tool or anything connected to network, security or vulnerability scanning. It can all be done with Linux. What is most valuable? The solution is open source and free with a fast OS. What needs improvement? The installation of Ubuntu is somewhat complicated. It requires searching online forums and installation takes time. If there was additional training and documentation available, better support for integration, that would be helpful. The UI could be improved. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for over 20 years. How was the initial setup? For business, the initial deployment is straightforward. If additional hard disk is required, then that will be difficult. Deployment took around 20 minutes and I believe we have around 10 users. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open source, so no licensing costs. What other advice do I have? I recommend this solution if it's appropriate to your needs. I rate this product a seven out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stable, secure and well performing solution, but needs a better repository of packages and more synthesized information What is our primary use case? We mostly use the Ubuntu 14 version, although this varies from one customer to the next. We always utilize the latest stable version when embarking on a new project. We use the solution for application development and integration. We employ it as an e-commerce solution or when writing a connector between two systems, such as for website development. What is most valuable? The trifecta comprising the solution's most valuable features consists of its stability, security and performance. What needs improvement? A problem we have encountered when installing the package is that certain packages are not available, which requires downloading of them on our part. As such, the solution should have a better repository of packages. Otherwise, one must download them from a third party slide. However, as I am not involved in the monitoring aspects, DevOps or Linux, I am probably not the best person to comment on this. From an end-user perspective it would also be nice to see better support and guidance when concerning the installation process, better training facilities when it comes to the solution's use. There is also a need to rely on third party websites for information which concerns the setup and it would be good if it were synthesized in such a way that the user could comfortably learn it autonomously. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Linux for nearly 15 years, since around 2005. I am accustomed to its use, as would most people who have familiarity with Kibana Linux. At this level it is of no consequence. We get the installation package and this should be readily available. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. Windows crashes all the time. Ubuntu Linux is definitely stable by comparison. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? While I cannot comment on the ability to scale the solution on-premises, I can say that this is very easy to accomplish on-cloud. It is now much easier than it used to be. How are customer service and technical support? I have not had much contact with technical support, not recently at any rate. I now work as an architect and don't come in contact with the support team. I work mostly with our team when it comes to assisting with the setup of Linux. How was the initial setup? The initial setup of the solution is a bit complex when compared with Windows, but there is a learning curve involved. Nobody can start using Linux straight off the bat, as a certain amount of expertise or skill is required. This said, if one has the right people for the job, ones who are acquainted with the solution, then this shouldn't pose a challenge. Docker now makes it easier than ever to deploy anything one wishes on Linux, particularly when it comes to Kubernetes. While I cannot state definitively how long the deployment takes, as I have not done it in a while, by and large I would say that this is not a time consuming process. Installation should range from a half-a-day to one day. If the main application on one's Docker is up and running, this process can be completed very quickly. So, the initial time-consuming step would involve creating the Docker file. Once installed, the product does need some monitoring and there are five CPUs involved in this process. In terms of Linux and cloud, there is also a need to keep track of the cost. These are the security and performance aspects which require monitoring. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I am not in a position to comment on the licensing, as we mostly make use of the free version. What other advice do I have? Our company has over 14,000 employees and this makes it difficult for me to give a hard and fast number of how many use the solution, although I would estimate that 70 percent do so for development purposes. 90 percent of our employees use Windows 10 on their personal computers. I would recommend this solution for development and production purposes for the simple reasons that it is free, stable, secure and shows good performance. These are the four things that I am looking for. I rate Ubuntu Linux as a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open-source, easy to use, and stable What is our primary use case? It is useful for web servers, email servers, and file servers. I am using its latest version. What is most valuable? It is open-source, secure, and easy to use. What needs improvement? It can have more security. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for 20 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. We currently have around ten users. We don't have any plans to increase its usage. How are customer service and technical support? I am satisfied with their technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used FreeBSD. How was the initial setup? Its initial setup is straightforward. It took about 20 minutes. What about the implementation team? I did it myself. We have a team of six engineers for deployment and maintenance. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It is open-source. We don't have to pay for its license. What other advice do I have? I would rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Private Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful pseudo-terminal, free, and highly scalable What is our primary use case? We use this solution for testing virtual servers and kernel-based programming. What is most valuable? The most valuable features are the pseudo-terminal and it is the most open-sourced operating system that can be used. What needs improvement? There is not a lot of support for applications in Ubuntu Linux. In the industry, most of the applications work for Windows and Mac. There should be better integration with applications in the future. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for approximately two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I have found the solution is highly scalable. We can use any virtual hardware that we can think of, there are no boundaries with scalability. We have five engineers that use this solution in my organization and we plan to increase usage. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have previously used Microsoft Windows 10 and I am still using this solution for personal use. What about the implementation team? We have five engineers that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? This is a free solution. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Less virus prone, highly stable, and free What is our primary use case? I am using this solution as an operating system. What is most valuable? Some of the main features of this solution are it is less prone to viruses since most viruses are written for Microsoft software, and it is easy to use. What needs improvement? They can keep improving the solution's ability to be adopted by users by adding features, such as better tutorials and integration into the system. In a future release, from a user perspective, they should allow the integration of Microsoft Office or other business solutions. There are free tools available but I think these solutions would allow for better business adoption. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for approximately three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I have found the solution to be scalable. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Apple OS, Microsoft Window, and most recently started using Linux Mint. How was the initial setup? The installation is easy and it takes approximately one hour. One of the benefits is you can have a dual boot of your system to allow both Ubuntu Linux and Microsoft Windows to be used. What about the implementation team? I did the implementation of the solution myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? This solution is free. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others it is very stable. I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User-friendly, easy to use, and open-source What is our primary use case? Ubuntu is a Linux OS. The solution is primarily used for web servers and web traffic. What is most valuable? The solution is easy to use for developers and DevOps teams. The commands and user commands are very good. The repository and the security repository are up to date, which is great. The product is very user-friendly. We've found the solution to be quite stable so far. The solution is free to use. There is a very good open-source community surrounding the solution that can help you troubleshoot if you run into any issues. What needs improvement? You need a Linux operating system to be the host of the web servers. We don't use a GUI. It's not like Windows. It's not for daily users to write documents or browsing sheets or browsing the internet. The product could be easier to manage. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for five or six years at this point. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of the solution is very good. It doesn't crash or freeze. There are no bugs or glitches. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution can scale if you need it to. How are customer service and technical support? We don't really deal with technical support per see. It's a free-to-use open-source solution. The way it works is it has a community and you can submit to Ubuntu and you can get help from some of the people that lead this community. It's pretty good. You can find what you need to solve pretty much any problem you might have. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've also used CentOS, and I would recommend Unbuntu over it. How was the initial setup? I did not install the solution myself, however, if you decide to use the cloud you can choose it as a wizard. It's my understanding that it is pretty straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is free to use. It doesn't cost us anything. It's great that we have access without having to worry about licensing fees. What other advice do I have? We don't use a GUI. We tend to focus on its OS layers. Therefore, we don't really deal with any dashboards. I'd rate the solution at a perfect ten out of ten. It's been very reliable and we appreciate its capabilities overall. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scalable and stable, but should be more user-friendly What is our primary use case? I am using it for my personal use on my personal laptop. What is most valuable? It is scalable. I can customize it based on what I want to do. What needs improvement? They can make it user-friendly. It is not totally user-friendly. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the last eight years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It is scalable. How are customer service and technical support? I never needed support for Ubuntu. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I used to work on Kali Linux and Windows. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I am using the free version. There is no subscription. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a seven out of 10. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secure, stable, and excellent community support What is our primary use case? We use Ubuntu Linux to run applications and host our Oracle databases. What is most valuable? Ubuntu Linux is more secure and has additional security features than some other operating systems. What needs improvement? The solution could improve by allowing more integration. The solution has many security features already but they could still improve. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for approximately three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I have found Ubuntu Linux to be scalable. We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization. How are customer service and technical support? There is a wide range of community support available online for any issues you might have. I have had an excellent experience with the support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Windows previously. How was the initial setup? The installation is easy for someone who is familiar with Linux. However, if they have been only using a Windows-based system then the installation could be difficult. The time for the installation was approximately 10 minutes. What other advice do I have? If you are comfortable navigating around Linux systems, I would recommend this solution. I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stable and free solution which is easy to install and to use What is our primary use case? I utilize the solution for running my personal applications. What is most valuable? Of value is that the solution is stable, easy to use, has features that are easy to connect to other Linux systems and can be managed and administered. What needs improvement? The solution should have more personal use applications for this platform. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for a couple of years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. How are customer service and technical support? I do not have experience with technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Prior to going with the solution, I made use of Red Hat and Enterprise for business purposes. How was the initial setup? The solution is easy to install. This took an hour. What about the implementation team? Installation can definitely be done on one's own. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution does not come with a licensing fee. What other advice do I have? I am totally satisfied with the product. I use it only for personal purposes and not in my organization. I would definitely recommend the solution to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux as a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides straightforward installation and ease of use What is most valuable? As we have repositories in my country, the ease of use and the open source nature of the solution are valuable features. I can now install Active Directory on it. What needs improvement? The documentation is very poor. It is written like a textbook. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux since 2010. How are customer service and technical support? I have never had occasion to contact technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Prior to using Ubuntu Linux we made use of Windows Server. How was the initial setup? The installation is straightforward. The solution is a deployed server, so it is not really a desktop machine. Deployment took 20 minutes. What about the implementation team? The deployment can be done on one's own. Deployment and maintenance only involve two people to provide administrative support. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open source, so there is no licensing fee. What other advice do I have? I would recommend the solution to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux as a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open-source, user-friendly, stable, and has a good online community What is our primary use case? I don't use Ubuntu very much, but I have been testing it for approximately ten years. There are some that are running their data centers off of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Linux can be used for anything. Anything that you can do on Windows, you can do in Ubuntu. For example Microsoft Office, Microsoft is really famous for, their Windows platforms, and Office suite. In the past, the open-source community had alternative software such as Open Office or even another project called Libre Office. These open-source solutions provided an office suite similar to Microsoft Office. However, with the new Office 365, you don't need Windows to work on Office these days. Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel are all web-based. You can run Ubuntu and open your Firefox browser and use it. What is most valuable? The best way and the easiest way to get into Linux is with Ubuntu because they provide lots of hardware support out of the box. You don't have to go into the deep parts with Ubuntu to install and configure it. There are many, ready-made guides online for Ubuntu, which is good. The Linux distribution is the best for laptops. If you are using laptops, you don't want to be running Oracle Linux there or Red Hat. It's going to be Ubuntu. I like the easiness of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a great product. It's awesome. Canonical as a company, who is responsible for Ubuntu, is doing a great job at making Ubuntu very easy, plug and play, and they are good at porting applications to Ubuntu. If you're talking about Linux, the easiest Linux distribution you can encounter is Ubuntu. The distribution with the most packages available to it is Ubuntu. In terms of user-friendliness, Ubuntu is the best it can get in the Linux world. To say that it could be improved would be unfair. They are the ones bridging the user-friendliness gap in the Linux world. The main distinguishing feature between Ubuntu and other Linux distribution is that Ubuntu has excelled at user-friendliness. It's very easy to use. What needs improvement? Ubuntu, as a distribution itself, is filled up with a lot of bloated software. That is the main reason why enterprise companies, mainly in the US, prefer to go with Red Hat, and SUSE is preferred mainly in Europe. Red Hat and SUSE provide less bloat on their OS. Ubuntu is based on Debian, which is the first Linux distribution to ever come into existence, or the first mainstream Linux distribution. Debian also is bloated with a lot of software and sometimes some of the software is old. I would love to see Ubuntu strip down. They have a server edition that is stripped down. Instead of having a billion different distributions, why can't there just be one? This would improve Linux and I would love to see this happen. One of the reasons people don't use Ubuntu on servers is because they are not as secure as Red Hat. They could be more secure, but for them to be more secure, you need to strip the bloatware. Bloatware is when you have several applications that are not needed and already installed in the operating system. They have a server edition and that comes stripped of the bloatware. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Ubuntu Linux for more than ten years. I have used the latest edition of Ubuntu Linux. If I am not mistaken, the latest release is 20.04 LTS. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Stability is a broad topic. Ubuntu is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability? It Depends. It's Linux, you can do anything with it. It depends on what you mean by scalability. You have to be very precise. If you're talking about data center and scalability, then, yes, it's scalable. There are open-source projects that are being used, whether it be with Ubuntu or with Red Hat or with SUSE, to scale data centers, or to establish a scale-out architecture. It is possible to achieve scalability with Ubuntu, depending on the scenario. With any other Linux distribution, you can achieve quite the same. How are customer service and technical support? There is a large community online. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I'm using something called Debian. Ubuntu is based on Debian Linux. I have used many operating systems. I have used Debian, CentOS, Fedora, Red Hat, and SUSE. I have also used distributions that have very weird names as well. How was the initial setup? Linux has always been a technology for technical people. Ubuntu bridges that gap. With Ubuntu, you don't need to know the technical parts of it very well to install it on a laptop and you can use Ubuntu without having any Linux knowledge. It is very straightforward and can be installed anywhere. That's the convenience of it. For example, if tomorrow you face an issue and you Google it online, you will find many people who face the same issue and will provide workarounds or resolutions for the problem. It is very easy to install. The time it takes to deploy depends on the hardware you are installing it on, but normally it is 20 to 30 minutes to install onto a laptop or a server. What about the implementation team? You can install it yourself. It is similar to installing Windows. There is no difference. You burn the ISO image to the USB, boot the server or the laptop and follow the instructions. You click the "next" button until it is complete and you are good to go. You give it your password, the settings that you would like, and that's it. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Ubuntu is a free product. If I am not mistaken, you can purchase support contracts that are available from Ubuntu. You can always purchase Ubuntu, use it as often as you would like, and you can get enterprise support. Canonical has its licensing scheme, but I think the product is free to use. It has a GPL license, (General Public License). This license is always and will always be free to use. I am not familiar with the prices because I never had to contact Canonical for support and inquired about how much it would cost for their support. In general, you can always download their software and install it at any time for free and use it for free, according to the GPL license. What other advice do I have? I am mainly a free VM Linux advocate. I love open-source products in general. At home, I have a server I'm running Linux on. I'm a Linux open-source enthusiast with more than 10 years of experience with multiple Linux distributions as a hobby. In my line of business, I interact with Linux environments a lot and Unix space environments in general. I would recommend Ubuntu for anyone who's trying to learn Linux. For anyone who is not technical but wants a free operating system on their computer, I would definitely recommend Ubuntu. I think there's something that needs to be clarified; Ubuntu shouldn't be compared to other distributions. These are just distributions. In the end, they share the same kernel. That is the thing with Linux. Linux is not a complete operating system. I will take the kernel, I will bundle it with a bunch of applications and then I will release it to the public and say that this is a distribution, which is not an operating system. I would recommend that it be compared based on the kernel, not on distribution to distribution. Ubuntu was made for something. It was made to be user-friendly, it was made for laptops. It is doing a great job on that. No other Linux distribution is doing as good of a job on that. For example, Red Hat or Oracle Linux, are not good on laptops, but they are good for servers. Red Hat is really good on enterprise servers. If you are going to run any data centers that are all based on Linux, it should be based on Red Hat or SUSE. If you are running any Oracle databases or Oracle applications, it would be better to run them on Oracle Linux, even though Oracle Linux and Red Hat share the same binaries. There is no difference between the commands in Red Hat and Oracle Linux. Linux is a messed up world. Everybody has their own agenda, their own thing and it's basically the same. If you go to Ubuntu with Oracle Linux in the back end, it's the exact same. This is the biggest nightmare with the Linux industry or the Linux world, that every day there is a new Linux distribution. It's great. I would rate Ubuntu Linux and eight out of 10. It's a great product, very easy to install. It provides an alternative for Windows. Some people don't want to pay Microsoft or can't afford Microsoft, they want to have their own operating system solo on their hardware. Ubuntu provides that and gives you the option to give you support for it. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, easy to install, developer-oriented with an available open-source edition What is our primary use case? The use case for Ubuntu is not the information system production environment for the operating system. It is used to run applications. We are not utilizing Ubuntu in critical applications. What is most valuable? Ubuntu Linux is developer-oriented. What needs improvement? Similar to Windows 10, I would like the ability to manage it on Azure or integrate it with Azure. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Ubuntu Linux for 10 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It's a scalable product, but not the best. We have 2,000 systems. How are customer service and technical support? We have not contacted technical support. How was the initial setup? With an expert, the installation was easy. We had no issues with the installation. What about the implementation team? We completed the installation ourselves. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Ubuntu Linux is free, but you can pay for a supported version that is better. What other advice do I have? I would recommend Ubuntu for development and to run applications that are non-information system critical. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stable, scalable and secure open source solution What is our primary use case? We use the solution to run our business applications. What is most valuable? The solution works well. It represents the standard product in our field. What needs improvement? The solution could be more user-friendly, as I use Mac on a day to day basis. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is definitely stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is definitely scalable. How are customer service and technical support? In our experience with customer service we have definitely been satisfied. How was the initial setup? The installation did not propose an issue for me as I was not involved in this process. What about the implementation team? We have a company which helped us with the installation. All the people involved are technical. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open source and its use is included in the monthly fees we pay. What other advice do I have? The solution provides good security. It is both on-premises and cloud-based. The solution really fulfills our purposes for the moment, so there is not much to note by way of improvement. I rate Ubuntu Linux as a ten out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly secure, scalable, and straightforward to install What is our primary use case? We are using Ubuntu Linux for many purposes, such as running applications for our server. What is most valuable? The solution is more secure than competitors such as Microsoft Windows. What needs improvement? The solution could improve by being more user-friendly. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have found Ubuntu Linux to be stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. We have six people using this solution in my organization. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have used Microsoft Windows Server and Windows 10. How was the initial setup? The installation is easy, it takes approximately 30 minutes. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High performance, easy to install, and reliable What is our primary use case? We use Ubuntu Linux as an operating system for daily use. We use it for many purposes, for example, supporting, developing, configuring, and scripting. What is most valuable? The solution has high fantastic performance. What needs improvement? Ubuntu Linux could improve by having better documentation because sometimes their documentation is not very good. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately 10 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have 200 people using this solution in my organization. How was the initial setup? Ubuntu Linux is easy to install. We already configured it to auto-install for other Linux servers. The process takes not more than 15 minutes. What about the implementation team? For the implementation and maintenance of the solution, we have approximately six people. What was our ROI? We are saving money from not having to pay for an operating system that costs our company money because Ubuntu Linux is free to use. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We are using the free and open-sourced version of the solution. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others because it is free and you can save licensing costs. I rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's free and stable but not very secure What is our primary use case? I use Ubuntu for running personal applications. What is most valuable? Ubuntu is free and stable. What needs improvement? I think Ubuntu is not that secure. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Ubuntu for 10 years or more. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu isn't as stable as some solutions. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've used Windows and macOS before, but I have not switched. I'm trying out Ubuntu right now. How was the initial setup? Setting up Ubuntu was relatively easy. It takes about 15 minutes, and I can do it myself. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshes automatically and works well What is our primary use case? We have 250 to 300 users in our organization working with Ubuntu, including about 50 engineers. What is most valuable? Ubuntu is quite flexible. It is a direct software, where we can work directly on its OS. It works to its maximum capacity. Windows needs a refresh option to refresh its screen, but Ubuntu doesn't need that. It refreshes automatically and works well. What needs improvement? But it could be better for working with software at a high resolution. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Ubuntu for about a year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu is stable. What other advice do I have? I would rate Ubuntu an eight out of 10. It could be easier to learn and have better documentation. With Windows, it is quite easy to learn from a particular guide or manual. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is stable and flexible What is our primary use case? It can be used to write an application that is for all kinds of users to operate as an independent application. What is most valuable? Ubuntu Linux is flexible because it has a lot of new features, so you can use it without any problems. It is a stable, open source solution as well. What needs improvement? You have to do a lot of configurations yourself. It is not very user friendly, but if you wanted to be a technical person, you may use it. However, you may still have a lot of difficulty with the configuration. They could make more automations for the average user. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using it for 6 months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have never had problems with stability. How was the initial setup? The installation is straightforward, but you have to study beforehand. It isn't as straightforward as Windows is. You have to know some things you have to do. It took about two hours, but it could be higher than that because we had to check for things. We didn't need a lot of reboots as compared with Windows, but I had to decide a lot of technical things during the installation. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It's an open source solution, but you can make donations if you'd like to. What other advice do I have? On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Ubuntu Linux at eight and would recommend it to those would like to implement it. For average users, I would recommend Windows because it's the system most people use. If they are gamers, they will not find any game applications, as Ubuntu Linux is mostly for developers. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, good technical support, and scalable What is our primary use case? We use the solution for business use and running applications. What is most valuable? The solution is easy to use. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for a couple of years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution could be more stable and secure. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. How are customer service and technical support? I am satisfied with the technical support. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There is an annual subscription for this solution. What other advice do I have? I would recommend it to others. I rate Oracle Linux a ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open-source, scalable, and easy to install What is our primary use case? We primarily use the solution for data storage. What is most valuable? The data storage capabilities are great. We love the fact that this solution is open-source. It's free to use. The product can scale. The solution is stable. The solution is easy to install. What needs improvement? I can't really speak to any missing features. There are some costs on offer that could be lower. The learning curve is quite high for non-technical users. Therefore, it's not a suitable solution for a general office environment. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for five years. It's been a while, although I don't use it too much. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability is very good. We have found that there aren't any bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is quite scalable. If you need to expand it, you can do so as a company. It's the base of our data platform. 70,000 people are using it. The IT team alone is 5,000 to 6,000 people. How are customer service and technical support? I've never dealt with technical support directly. I can't speak to how helpful or responsive they are, as I have never called them for assistance. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have two major operating systems: Microsoft and Linux. How was the initial setup? The solution is quite straightforward and easy to install. It's not too complex or difficult. However, I cannot speak to how long it takes to deploy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open-source. I'm not sure if we pay for any licensing or services and if we do, I am not sure of the exact costs. It's not a part of my responsibilities. What other advice do I have? We use both cloud and on-premises deployment methods. I'm not sure which specific versions we are using and if they are the latest or not. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been quite satisfied with the product so far. It's been great. I'd recommend the solution to other users and companies. I wouldn't recommend it if you were deploying it as an office environment, however, for the data platform, it's perfect. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly stable, easy to install, and scalable What is our primary use case? I use the solution as a hosting system, processing machine for my machine learning model, and for running applications. What needs improvement? The solution could improve by being more user-friendly, you need to know how to use the command-line interface which you might not understand. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for approximately three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is very stable, it does not need to restart to maintain stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is scalable. We have approximately 25 people using the solution in my organization. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I use Microsoft Windows Server. How was the initial setup? The installation is straightforward, it takes less than 10 minutes. What about the implementation team? I did the implementation of the solution. We have a team of five engineers that do the Ubuntu Linux server maintenance. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The use of the solution is inexpensive and the hardware it needs to operate can be priced very low. There is not a license for the solution but there is for the hardware. What other advice do I have? Ubuntu Linux is the perfect solution for us. If they make the solution more user-friendly it will cost more overall. The current version is best. I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No licensing fees, easy to install, and stable What is our primary use case? I use this solution for running our personal applications and our day-to-day personal use. We install it on our laptops. What is most valuable? We can easily customize the NTS Client code. We can customize the code ourselves. What needs improvement? Reducing the UA would be very helpful to reduce resource consumption. They need a less resource pack option. Currently, I am using the standard one. The user interface could be improved. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for three years. We were using the latest version. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a stable operating system. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a scalable solution. How are customer service and technical support? I have not contacted technical support. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Previously, I was using Windows 7. How was the initial setup? The installation was easy. It only takes 15 minutes. What about the implementation team? I completed the installation myself. I did not use the help of an integrator or consultant. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There are no licensing fees, it's an open-source solution. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly stable, scalable, and user-friendly What is our primary use case? We are using Ubuntu Linux to run applications. What is most valuable? The solution is user-friendly. What needs improvement? The solution could improve by having the user interface use fewer resources. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately 10 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a highly stable solution. We have not had any problems at all. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. We have only a small number of people using this solution. How was the initial setup? The installation is easy, it only takes approximately one hour and we never have any problems. What about the implementation team? We have done the implementation ourselves. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Ubuntu Linux is free. What other advice do I have? If the organization does not have any Windows-dependent applications, I would recommend this solution. I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User-friendly, plenty of features, and secure What is our primary use case? We are using Ubuntu Linux for running applications. What is most valuable? The most valuable features of Ubuntu Linux are it is user-friendly, has plenty of features that you can develop and builds your own code. Additionally, it is secure and easy to operate. What needs improvement? The solution could improve by having better integration. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is bug-free and stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have approximately 400 people using this solution in my organization. How was the initial setup? The installation is easy and takes less than 20 minutes. What about the implementation team? I can do the implementation myself. However, we have a five-person technical team of mostly engineers that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open source and we do not need to pay for a license. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beneficial online documentation, scalable, and free to use What is our primary use case? We are using Ubuntu Linux as a file management solution. What needs improvement? The solution could improve by being more secure. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for approximately five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux could be more stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. We plan to increase the usage of Ubuntu Linux. How are customer service and support? Our engineers have received all the commands for the command prompt they needed by using the online support you can find by using Google. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We have used Microsoft Windows solutions. How was the initial setup? The installation took us approximately two hours. What about the implementation team? We have a team of approximately five engineers that do the implementation and maintenance of the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We are not using the licensed version of the solution, we are using the free version. What other advice do I have? I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open-source, easy to use, and very stable What is our primary use case? We are primarily using the solution for programming. What is most valuable? The solution is very easy to use. We find the solution quite stable. The solution is cheap and open-source. It's not expensive at all. The initial setup is simple. What needs improvement? We'd like to have a bit more of a friendly user interface. They seem to put out new releases too often and the solution changes too quickly. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using the solution for more than ten years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of the product has been good. There are no bugs or glitches. The performance is good. It doesn't crash or freeze on us. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We have more than 100 users on this solution currently. How are customer service and support? I've never contacted technical support. I just use the solution for personal tasks. I haven't had any issues that required me having to reach out to support for assistance. How was the initial setup? We found the initial setup to be very easy. We simply downloaded it from the internet. I'm only part of a small department. Therefore, I'm not sure, company-wide, how many people are needed to perform maintenance, or if any maintenance is required. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution is open-source. We don't have to pay in order to use it. I use it for personal use, and therefore it is free. What other advice do I have? I'm a customer and an end-user. We're using the latest version of the solution. With Ubuntu, you need to configure and install some packages. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been quite happy with the solution's capabilities. Ubuntu is easy to use, and user-friendly. However, sometimes, it changes too quickly, and they release changes too quickly. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LPS distribution is a great feature as is the reliability and user friendly stability What is our primary use case? I use this product on my desktop, it's a basic system for developing applications. Our company is based in the Czech Republic. I'm a systems architect and customer of Ubuntu. What is most valuable? There is value in the long-time supported LPS distribution and there is an updated version that has recently become available. What needs improvement? I'd like to see some improvement with the installer in terms of the encryption of the partition regarding software systems. I also had an issue with the swap file when I implemented and that took some time to deploy. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using this solution for 10 years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward and doesn't take much time. I had one issue with the encryption of the application and that took additional time. We have around eight users in the company and we carried out the integration ourselves. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I'm using the non-supported version which is free. What other advice do I have? I highly recommend this product and rate it 10 out of 10. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A stable solution which is easy to install, but lacks local support and is less user-friendly than Windows What is our primary use case? We use the latest version of the solution. It is useful for running our personal applications. What needs improvement? The solution is not user-friendly in comparison with Windows. It should be more so. We used the technical support of Microsoft Windows, as Ubuntu does not offer any support of its own. It would be nice to see local support. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Ubuntu Linux for eight years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable. How are customer service and support? Ubuntu does not offer local tech support, thus necessitating that we take advantage of Microsoft Window's. How was the initial setup? The solution is easy to install. What about the implementation team? The installation can be handled on one's own. Only a single person is required for the deployment. Specialized skills are not required. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We do not incur a licensing fee for the solution, as we make use of the free version. Which other solutions did I evaluate? Windows is a more user-friendly solution than Ubuntu Linux. What other advice do I have? I would not recommend the solution to others, but Windows instead. We only have 15 users making use of the solution in our organization. I rate Ubuntu Linux as a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable and doesn't use a lot of resources What is our primary use case? I'm not doing coding with Ubuntu or the whole shorthand thing. I use the browser and stuff like that. I use it the way it's intended. If I download an ISO or particular distro, I use it, and if I don't like it, I find another one. What is most valuable? Ubuntu doesn't use a lot of resources. So I think that's pretty cool. It's totally like Microsoft. For how long have I used the solution? I started using Ubuntu this year, so not very long. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is stable. It's now on the 16th edition I think, which just recently came out. I have a paid education license. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu might work for a bigger company, but I don't think so. Again, you would have to get the right people to do it. You need somebody technical. If you have a bunch of people who aren't technical, then it is just going to be a headache trying to get a feel for it or teach them. Microsoft is easier. You can do this, do that, implement, push it out, or whatever. How are customer service and support? I never had to reach out to tech support for anything. Usually, I can find what I need by Googling it and getting an answer from the online community. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I've used a few different Linux distributions, but I didn't like the look and feel. So I don't like the other version. I forget what the other version is. There are two other versions. X Force is the blank version. I don't like that version. And I don't really like Gnome, either. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward. You mount the ISO, download the ICE route, and run it on whatever you want to run it. If you want to try it out, you try it out. If you want to install it, you install it. Blow away your geo part chips, and that's it. What other advice do I have? I rate Ubuntu Linux nine out of 10. I can't really say much about using it for server purposes, and I don't know anybody who would deploy Ubuntu in a user environment. Most people are not technical, so that's not something they want to deal with. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to manage and has easier installation than Windows What is our primary use case? We use the solution as a desktop appliance. What is most valuable? I like that the solution is stable and easy to manage. What needs improvement? As I use Debian with KDE and love it more than Ubuntu, I choose to rate Ubuntu Linux as a nine out of ten, whereas I rank Debian as a ten. This is because I feel Debian have a more stable operating system than Ubuntu Linux. This is my sole reason for this rating. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu Linux for five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable, although I feel Debian, which I use with KDE, to have a more stable operating system than Ubuntu Linux. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? While the scalability can vary, I do feel the solution to be scalable. How are customer service and support? Canonical does not provide us with technical support for the solution. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I make use of Debian with KDE and feel Debian's operating system to offer more stability than Ubuntu Linux. How was the initial setup? First time installation is very user friendly. It is very easy, even more so than Windows. What other advice do I have? We make use of the solution for our in-house use. I feel the graphical interface to be very user friendly, as is first time installation. I also work in the private sector and have my own company for implementing surveys for reviews and clients. My first suggestion would be to go with open source. We use Proxima and also use uni version in the domain control of it. We use Ubuntu Linux on the client side. So, I strongly recommend using open source and not spending too much money on the licensing with Microsoft. As all of the applications are usually now on the database, what else does one need? A single operating system consisting of scalability and speed means the person will not have to deal with all the dump stuff that happens behind. Of primary importance is to have a good internet connection and Chrome. For these small jobs, I see no need for use of Windows or Mac. Apple or Microsoft should be used for designing other things. I am referring to Ubuntu and Linux use. I rate Ubuntu Linux as a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Developer-friendly and easily accessible What is our primary use case? My primary use case is for office work and developing software. What is most valuable? The most valuable feature is that it's developer-friendly and easily accessible. Like any other Linux operating system, you have access to open sources, all the necessary tooling, and anything that helps developers do their work. I'm no Linux guru, but Ubuntu offers packages that I find easy to use. There are other options for people who are very skilled with Linux, but this solution has the perfect balance of having enough technical requirements to meet your needs while still being usable. It doesn't require you to be so technically proficient that you need to recompile kernels or anything like that. It's a Linux operating system for normal people. What needs improvement? The only improvement I would suggest is to switching back to Aptitude. They switched a lot of the packages that used to be running in Aptitude to Snap. I don't find them as usable when they are in Snap. The most obvious instance of this is that it's caused me to have issues with Chrome. Starting Chrome took a couple of seconds before it was up and running, which wasn't pleasant. Back when it used to run packaging in Aptitude, I didn't have this problem. I know they're familiar with these issues because a lot of other people have experienced them too. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? This solution is stable. How are customer service and support? I have never contacted technical support, but I probably will in the future. They offer very good services. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I use Windows 10 because I have to, due to the programs I have that came with it, but I use Ubuntu on top of that. How was the initial setup? The initial setup was very quick. It is easy to install. What about the implementation team? I implemented myself. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I'm aware of the paid services that they offer and provide technical support for, which are very good. Down the road, I will use some of them, specifically the service that automatically patches the central core of the operating system because it seems useful. Another service they used to have is a paid networking service. The services they offer are useful, but they depend on your particular situation and requirements. I would consider paying for them when a situation calls for them, but I don't need them right now. You don't need to pay for licensing. Which other solutions did I evaluate? Some of my colleagues use Mint, but it's a matter of preference and specific to each person. What other advice do I have? I recommend Ubuntu Linux, specifically for developers. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable, scalable and well-priced with an easy and straightforward initial setup and good security What is our primary use case? I have used versions 16, 18 and 20, mainly the first two. We mostly use the solution for development purposes and also test it on products before and after their release. What is most valuable? The solution has a unique flavor. It is difficult to hack. It has good security features and, from a developer's point of view, provides greater control, including in respect of the processes, internals, networking and IO and voice usage, everything really. What needs improvement? While there are not many features which need to be added, we sometimes are forced to resort to Google Drive sync or OneDrive sync, owing to the lack of availability of certain Microsoft solutions. The team is disparately comprised nowadays, some of whom may be using Microsoft. This would, in turn, require one to use Microsoft himself and there is some compatibility which is simply lacking. Generally speaking, it's okay. Nowadays, everything is moving to the cloud, making browser-based usage easy. It would be nice to see more compatibility with certain Microsoft solutions, such as OneDrive. One would want to sync OneDrive, in which case, when the client makes the data available there, we would have easy access to it. These kind of syncing features are not fast. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Ubuntu Linux for more than three or four years. I have been using it for 20. What do I think about the stability of the solution? When it comes to the stability of Ubuntu Linux versus that of Windows, the former, in respect of developer machines, is less energy consuming, which translates into a longer shelf life. The stability is one of the reasons that we use the solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable and easy when it comes to the storage RAM. There is no need to do anything extra. One of the reasons we use the solution is for its scalability. How are customer service and support? We have not required canonical support. There is a good online community for support issues which may arise and, as things are easy and straightforward, I generally rely on Google. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? In the past we used RHC Fuse, SUSE and Unix, as Ubuntu was not an option. Nowadays, SUSE is considered antiquaited and Linux Ubuntu new. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is straightforward and very quick. What about the implementation team? I do not believe we have required any staff for the deployment and maintenance as of yet. So far, everything has been straightforward and easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The main advantage of Unix is that it's free. Windows Unix and Ubuntu provide a free license and one need just pay for the hardware. Mac is costly. Ubuntu provides a cheaper and better option. Which other solutions did I evaluate? There are those who prefer Windows for its UI features, but I am not one of them. When it comes to the stability of Ubuntu Linux versus that of Windows, the former, in respect of developer machines, is less energy consuming, which translates into a longer shelf life. We prefer both Mac and Unix. The main advantage of Unix is that it's free. Windows Unix and Ubuntu provide a free license and one need just pay for the hardware. Mac is costly. Ubuntu provides a cheaper and better option. However, the price criteria is not why we use Ubuntu Linux, but because it is scalable, stable and developer-friendly. What other advice do I have? Around 50 to 70 percent of our staff make use of Unix and Mac, because we are all developers and like these solutions. The salespeople make use of Recruitment HR. They use Windows, as do some of the junior staff. However, most of the developers and all of the senior ones use Unix, Ubuntu and Linux. I cannot think of any particular advice I would impart to others looking into implementing the solution. As I cannot think of any issues I have with Ubuntu Linux, I rate it as a ten out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to proprietary operating systems; could be more user friendly What is our primary use case? I use Ubuntu mostly for private purposes. What needs improvement? I think Ubuntu's performance is fine and so is its user interface. However, the latter is not as fancy as Microsoft Windows. It could be a bit fancier and easier to use. For how long have I used the solution? I have used Ubuntu only occasionally. I am not an experienced user. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu is a stable solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu is a scalable solution. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is absolutely straightforward. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There are no costs associated with Ubuntu. What other advice do I have? Ubuntu is rather stable, simple to deploy, stable, and well supported by an open-source community. I would recommend it as a possible alternative to Windows for those looking to avoid the cost associated with that operating system. It is definitely a cost-effective alternative for private usage. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open-source, scalable, stable, and has good technical support What is our primary use case? Ubuntu Linux is primarily used for applications. We use phpMyAdmin and an ISO Index, both of which run on Ubuntu Linux. What is most valuable? In Ubuntu, we use both the application and the storage. Those are the features we use frequently. We also use process management, which is how the process runs over the Ubuntu for the applications, which we review. If there is an issue with the processing, we will then troubleshoot and make it live. What needs improvement? The security features need improvement. They need more security features. More security features are needed to protect the current file system to prevent attacks. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with Ubuntu Linux for seven years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a stable solution. It is stable enough. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is a scalable product. We are working with medium-sized businesses. This solution is not used by everyone; only a few developers will use Ubuntu to deploy the code and make the application live. How are customer service and support? I am satisfied with the technical support. I use technical support when I have issues, and they help with that. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is very easy. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? Ubuntu Linux is an open-source product. It's not expensive. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to anyone who is thinking about using it. I would rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stable and easy to manage What is our primary use case? We primarily use Ubuntu to run and manage our monitoring solutions and applications. This solution is deployed on-premises. What is most valuable? One of the most valuable features of Ubuntu Linux is how easy it is to manage. We have some monitoring solutions, so those applications are running on top of Ubuntu. So far, the applications are running in a way that's very stable, compared to other Linux versions and flavors. In terms of redundancy and the command line, it's very easy to manage. What needs improvement? Ubuntu could be improved with more container integration and orchestration of those containers. We are looking to have more cloud-based solutions, like Docker, and container-based solutions, or Kubernetes-based solutions integrated with Ubuntu. Instead of going for VMs, we would like to have more container-based solutions on top of Ubuntu. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Ubuntu for maybe four to five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Ubuntu Linux is very stable, compared to other Linux versions. We are satisfied with the performance. We have five support engineers to maintain this solution. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? This solution is scalable. There are less than 20 end users of Ubuntu Linux in our organization. We don't have plans for expansion right now because we already have our requirements met, in terms of capacity. How are customer service and support? We haven't contacted technical support recently, but I think we did in the beginning. It was good. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We switched to using Ubuntu Linux because it comes with a lot of new features. They are coming out with new releases and a lot of integrations. We have seen most of the applications work very well on top of Ubuntu, so we thought it was a good solution to go ahead with. How was the initial setup? The installation was very easy, not complex at all. We could manage it alone and we didn't have any issues. It took less than 30 minutes. What about the implementation team? We implemented this solution through an in-house team. What other advice do I have? I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten, and I would recommend it to others. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open-source with a great support community and seamless updating What is our primary use case? I currently have the Ubuntu server edition installed across 200 Dell Servers running various projects, applications, and virtualization technologies. I have 70 Ubuntu Desktop editions running throughout my office, we have made a switch from Windows and will not be going back as the stability is incredible on an Ubuntu setup. The installation is quickly done, the software is easily installed, and deployment can be automated across the workstation and server estates. My support team also feels far more in control of their destiny when it comes to developing minor tools on the fly for their needs. How has it helped my organization? It has improved our ability to carry out maintenance without downtime as migrating services between server environments is largely seamless. Support for my users has become significantly easier as I can use Ubuntu tools to carry out the tasks on hand from a central location. Ubuntu and other Unix operating systems have been community-driven so it's got tools that are community inspired and developed, with it being open-source, the cost is no longer a factor either and we can focus on providing the best possible solution to our customers. What is most valuable? There are far too many great features to mention, however, some are: * Rsync for backups * ZFS for snapshotting partitions * LXD/LXC for containerization of services * QEMU for Virtualisation of servers * Seamless updating and upgrading * Ansible for estate wide server administration * Nagios for server monitoring * Grafana with Prometheus/InfluxDB to provide metrics on performance * LDAP for user management These are only a few features that I make use of on a daily basis and from a sysadmin standpoint my life has become easier. What needs improvement? Ideally, I would like to have the following: Server edition * ZFS on the root (be able to natively install ZFS when carrying out the installation without hacking it together) * Install grub at the start of the installation (it often can fail at the end of the installation causing some uphill but nothing major) Desktop Edition * More game support, specifically anti-cheat software is lacking support and hampering gaming on Linux * More Nvidia GPU driver support * Better WiFi driver releases from Intel * More Themes For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Ubuntu server edition since 2010 and the desktop edition since 2011. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I have 200 real servers running Ubuntu with close to 1400 containers/VMs running the same operating system and it's supported all by two people since there are so many well-thought-out tools and bugs/issues that have been ironed out. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? It can and has scaled almost endlessly in my environments. I have 200 servers running smoothly with long uptimes (the hardware has failed before the OS has). How are customer service and support? The Ubuntu and Linux community has been extremely helpful when it comes to issues we have experienced. Ubuntu logs data very well and it's often very self-explanatory how to resolve your issue if you do get stuck just pop onto the forums, post your issue and one of the gurus will have advice in no time. How would you rate customer service and support? Positive Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? We were making use of the Windows server edition for servers and Windows XP/7 for desktops throughout the organization. We made the switch due to constant ransomware attacks, driver issues, and a lack of support from Microsoft in South Africa. How was the initial setup? The installation had a bit of a learning curve, however, thanks to their well-documented installation process on their website, once I got the hang of it we were off to the races. Learning how to use the CLI was different, however, has become part of my daily driving of the OS. What about the implementation team? We implemented everything in-house and developed the tools required for our organization if there wasn't something available off the shelf. What was our ROI? It's a free solution; it's paid for itself in leaps and bounds. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? It's free and open source! Users should play and experiment to their heart's content and if they get stuck join the wonderful Ubuntu/Linux community to get the help you need. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We piloted with CentOS and RedHat, however, ultimately landed on Ubuntu as it was quickly rising in popularity and has become one of the most widely used in the world. What other advice do I have? The only way to get involved with Ubuntu is to dive in and embrace it; there is always a way to overcome your issue on a Ubuntu operating system. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable operating system with a straightforward setup and good patch management What is our primary use case? I use Ubuntu Linux just for testing, e.g. as a workstation. I also use it for running some applications. What is most valuable? Ubuntu Linux is user-friendly. Patching and patch management for the system is also good. What needs improvement? The system is already user-friendly, but what could be improved is its ease of deployment. Its ease of use could also be improved. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using Ubuntu Linux for more than five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? From a stability perspective, Ubuntu Linux is quite stable. This is the reason I'm using it at home, e.g. for the lab. When I deploy it, it's quite stable, and I don't need to do anything else. How was the initial setup? The initial setup for Ubuntu Linux was straightforward. What about the implementation team? I implemented the system myself, and it took me less than an hour to deploy it. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The Ubuntu Linux version that I use is free. I just download it, install it on a VM, and that's it. It's because I don't require any support, so I don't need to pay. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I evaluated RedHat and Debian. What other advice do I have? I have a personal experience with Ubuntu Linux in virtual machines. The system can be deployed on-premises or on cloud, and this will depend on the testing required. We usually use the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. I'm not using the system in a production environment, so its scalability is not something I care about. I have not contacted technical support for Ubuntu Linux. I fix any issues myself, e.g. I go to their website and find the answers online. I can certainly recommend Ubuntu Linux to other people who may want to start using it. I'm rating Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-03-08T00:00:00-05:00