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Ubuntu Linux Valuable Features

FC
Founder and CEO at Applied Labs

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.

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DG
Technician / Network & Systems Administrator, ITAS Program at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

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.

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CTO at GreenWeb

There are many good automation features in Ubuntu. For example, there is a new version of Netplan Fortune which is a network manager and it is very good at managing a network of virtual machines. Ubuntu is optimized, which makes it really nice, as we can optimize Ubuntu as much as we want. For example, I had a good experience in traffic management, as I could optimize the system and Linux to make it efficient. Ubuntu is easy to obtain information for because there is a lot of documentation, and there is also a large community where you can have questions answered. Linux systems like Ubuntu and Centos enable you to work quickly, and easily. This includes installing a lot of programs, easily, as and when you need them. For example, when we are deploying the OpenStack operating system, we can use many sources, such as Galera Cluster. All of these packages are pre-compiled and pre-deployed on operating systems like Ubuntu.

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Founder at Element Flux

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.

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OP
Senior architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The trifecta comprising the solution's most valuable features consists of its stability, security and performance.

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MS
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees

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.

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SM
Web Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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. 

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RM
Director, CTO, Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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. 

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KS
Computer Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees

The solution is easy to install and easy to update.

You can scale the solution quite well.

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Co-Founder- Operation & Digital technology transformation at Cloudtreez

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.

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JW
IT Manager at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees

Ubuntu is great because you get most of the packages or software you need. You get the latest updates and stuff fairly fast. 

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LD
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I love the way that they introduced the Linux system by making a lot of user adjustments for beginners who'd never used Linux before. It makes the solution much more feasible for people who have never used this operating system before to start using it without too much manual configuration. The way that they included third-party drivers for easy installation is great, for example, as are drivers for the video drivers Nvidia and ATI. The operating system is customizable which is also an excellent feature. Basically, you can do almost anything you can imagine from a user interface perspective.

They also do a lot of interesting investment and they make their operating system really usable and adjustable for server systems as well. They have their own Kubernetes offering, which can be used within their operating system. It's great for IT pros.

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AA
Operations Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees

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.

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IS
Co-Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

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. 

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FK
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The feature that I most like in Ubuntu is that it is really easy to use. Ubuntu is very easy to use and comes with many available packages. I think that Ubuntu is a good solution for the small business or a small lab, like ours. We have a different database, more applications, and more solutions, and it's not so difficult to use Ubuntu for that.

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MH
Solution Architect / Head of DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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. 

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LC
Programma / Project Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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CW
Lead Desktop Support Technician at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

Ubuntu doesn't use a lot of resources. So I think that's pretty cool. It's totally like Microsoft.

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HG
Technical Content Writer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

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.

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Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech

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.

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Information Technology System Administrator at a outsourcing company with 201-500 employees

I like that the solution is stable and easy to manage.

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Sr. System and Storage Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees

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.

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Lead DevOps Engineer at Etisalat

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. 

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SK
Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

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.

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RS
Lead Linux Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

This is an excellent solution, it's stable, fast and free. From an admin perspective, we don't have issues. The solution is complete. 

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CA
Owner and business consultant at networks srl

It is fast and easy to install. It also supports containers and all kinds of libraries. I can do almost everything with it. 

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System Manager at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are stability and updates. We are not using the interface, the interface of the OS, we are using it as the server. We actually sync it through SSH and we deploy our application, so we don't have access to do it. The updates are very helpful and the way they update their OS is very helpful.

I think the operating system is very stable and this is a major advantage.

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PA
Project Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

I like the flexibility.

I work on the command line.

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MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Ubuntu Linux has the advantage of performance. It runs very quickly.

This is a product that is being developed very quickly and it changes approximately every six months.

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System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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HF
Researcher (telecommunication networks, smart cities and IoT) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are that it's free and that it is simple to use.

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Director at SafeSquid Labs

Ubuntu Linux is very easy to learn, manage, and keep updated.

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AO
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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KH
Data Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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RK
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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Solution Architect at KIAN company

It is easy to use, performs great, and is stable and scalable.

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Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The customization of the solution is its most valuable aspect.

The solution offers good documentation.

The setup is fairly easy.

The solution's pricing is overall pretty good.

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AJ
Human Resources Manager at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like that everything is in the command line. It is really helpful.

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Lead Technical Instructor at codehub

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.

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NR
Senior Associate Consultant IT Administrator at iLenSys Technologies Private Limited

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.

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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

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.

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JW
Forensic Technology Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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HG
Director of Linux Platform Software Institute at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees

The security features are what I find most valuable. It is very secure by default.  

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TL
Head of Security at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

Some of the highlighted valuable features are that is based on Linux, configurable, functional, and robust.

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LE
Head, Information Systems and Technology at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

For us, OpenStack is awesome. We want something that will be much simpler than a broad and complicated solution.

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JC
Assistant Researcher at CNRS

What I like best is the way in which packages are managed.

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IR
Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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.

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MG
Partner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Once you are used to it, it is quite flexible. It is more powerful because you have more control over it.

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KB
Systems Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Nowadays, you can do everything with a browser, meaning you don't need a vulnerable, fancy solution like Windows for example.

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JV
Cyber Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We can easily customize the NTS Client code.

We can customize the code ourselves.

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Manager at global trading

The most valuable features are the pseudo-terminal and it is the most open-sourced operating system that can be used.

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AP
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The solution has high fantastic performance.

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SM
Director at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

Ubuntu Linux is more secure and has additional security features than some other operating systems.

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Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees

I found using this solution pleasurable to learn since it is something different than Windows.

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HM
Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution works well. It represents the standard product in our field. 

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PM
User at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees

Ubuntu Linux is developer-oriented.

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GM
IT Infra Head at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It keeps you secure from virus and malware attacks.

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DevOps Engineer at Integrity

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.

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AP
Senior Engineer - Cloud and datacenter at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

There aren't exactly any particular features, but in general, it's the most compatible for us.

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JS
Manager Operations at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is that Linux has cost-effective licenses.

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PB
System Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

There is value in the long-time supported LPS distribution and there is an updated version that has recently become available. 

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FE
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

I like this product much better than some other similar solutions.

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BK
Associate Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

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.

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RM
Senior Director IP led Services (PES) at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The main feature of the solution is it has a command-line editor.

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ZB
Executive Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is open-source, secure, and easy to use.

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CL
Cloud Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

One of the best features is that it is constantly updated.

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EE
NOC Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

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.

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CEO at SoniqSoft JRMM sp. z o.o. s.k.

It is stable and modern.

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RN
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The solution is open source and free with a fast OS.

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Managing Partner at Veribir Ltd

The solution is user-friendly.

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NU
Vice President SOC Monitoring at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

It is scalable. I can customize it based on what I want to do.

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Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University

The solution is more secure than competitors such as Microsoft Windows.

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MP
Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The tools we are using for this project are compatible with this solution.

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OD
Machine Learning Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Ubuntu is good for machine learning. It's also a good option for any type of application development. Ubuntu has improved a lot over the years in terms of ease of use as well.

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VK
Software Trainee at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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.

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DK
Information Technology Manager and ISMS Auditor at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

The solution is easy to use.

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SH
IT Security Specialist & Data Protection Officer at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees

Ubuntu is free and stable.

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Learn what your peers think about Ubuntu Linux. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
565,689 professionals have used our research since 2012.