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2018-08-16T06:52:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Ubuntu Linux?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ubuntu Linux, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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35 Answers
MP
Manager at Zensar Technologies
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-19T20:53:08Z
19 May 21

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.

Florent ADODO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-19T10:34:49Z
19 May 21

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.

RM
Senior Director IP led Services (PES) at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-18T17:47:22Z
18 May 21

I am going to continue using the solution and would recommend it to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten.

MG
Partner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-17T16:11:27Z
17 May 21

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Mariusz Czarnecki - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at SoniqSoft JRMM sp. z o.o. s.k.
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-14T15:23:12Z
14 May 21

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a seven out of ten.

Noor Parkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. System and Storage Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-27T13:58:44Z
27 April 21

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.

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OmidKoushki - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-23T13:54:33Z
23 April 21

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.

KS
Computer Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-26T21:42:00Z
26 March 21

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.

AJ
Human Resources Manager at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-26T17:29:34Z
26 February 21

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.

JC
Assistant Researcher at CNRS
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-25T15:28:52Z
25 February 21

Overall, this is a good operating system and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-23T17:40:46Z
23 January 21

This is a product that I recommend to customers who are software developers and make use of compilers. It is very useful for this use case. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

TL
Head of Security at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-14T06:38:32Z
14 January 21

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.

Buddy Parker - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at Element Flux
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-23T15:37:47Z
23 December 20

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.

FE
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-22T16:52:27Z
22 December 20

This is a product that I can recommend. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

AA
Operations Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-11T13:14:54Z
11 December 20

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.

JS
Manager Operations at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-26T13:52:16Z
26 November 20

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.

RS
Lead Linux Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-17T00:01:00Z
17 November 20

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.

HimanshuTejwani - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-23T13:01:08Z
23 October 20

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.

DEEPEN DHULLA - PeerSpot reviewer
Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-21T04:34:02Z
21 October 20

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.

Mukesh Regmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder- Operation & Digital technology transformation at Cloudtreez
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-20T04:19:00Z
20 October 20

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.

HG
Director of Linux Platform Software Institute at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2020-09-08T09:09:59Z
08 September 20

I definitely recommend Linux Ubuntu. It is a good solution. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst andten is the best, I would rate the product as an eight-out-of-ten.

FK
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-08-11T06:17:00Z
11 August 20

What I can advise is that Ubuntu is a good solution for different environments, such as one server, but it will be important for them to estimate their scalability solution. If there are many people with access to the server, we know there will be load implementation of the server and you can use Ubuntu here. Ubuntu is easy to use and has a big community for the back-end that can help with the deployment of the solution. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine.

HF
Researcher (telecommunication networks, smart cities and IoT) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-04T07:26:17Z
04 August 20

Ubuntu and Linux, in general, are very common operating systems. Many people have knowledge of it. There is a large community of people who can tell you what is needed and tell you about the bugs it may have. They can contribute because it is open source. It is a good product and one that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

LD
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-26T08:19:13Z
26 July 20

I recommend Ubuntu for any user looking to try Linux for the first time. And I believe that most of the things they need would be just working out of the box. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

Bernard Bassil - PeerSpot reviewer
System Manager at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
26 July 20

I would recommend Ubuntu Linux. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

Wesley Lee - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-07-15T07:11:00Z
15 July 20

We're on the latest version of the solution. I'd recommend the solution to other users. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall.

LE
Head, Information Systems and Technology at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
13 July 20

On a scale of one to ten I would rate Ubuntu Linux an eight. Off the top of my head, I would advise to check out the management of the storage. Also, the UI can always be improved.

BR
Unix Admin at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-18T11:31:00Z
18 July 19

With Ubuntu, I think the recent versions have pretty much everything in place. Some other operating systems may not take all of the hardware devices and drivers, but here it picks up most of the things, so I don't see anything wrong in there. The user experience is good, the interface is good. It's all good. Being a desktop user, I can say that using this solution on a desktop is a very good choice. Ubuntu also supports a cloud-based installation, so it should be a good choice there as well. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Stephen Murcott - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at j5 Software South Africa
Real User
2019-07-17T07:31:00Z
17 July 19

My advice to others would be to know what you really want. Ubuntu can be customized to exactly those functions. Depending on how you want to scale, for example, you might want to look at microservers, architecture, and how to connect it all up. And have your Ubuntu servers as small nodes or even containers. The solution offers many options, so if you're starting with Linux or Ubuntu, I would start with playing around in virtual machine space, seeing how the package management works, write some scripts, getting to know a little Bash. The solution is very secure and there is a lot of documentation available already. I rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-07-16T05:39:00Z
16 July 19

I would rate it a seven out of ten.

YZ
IT Manager at TMSoft ltd
Real User
2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
14 July 19

I would rate this solution at 8 out of 10. For me, its different user interfaces is not a good idea because sometimes it's hard to find the best interface. It's better to have one, but an excellent one. I think the stability is very good.

Real User
2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
14 July 19

We use Covernity for cloud infrastructure, but for disk management, I use Unbuntu. I would advise those thinking about using Ubuntu to be patient and don't switch to Windows. I would rate the solution as 7 out of 10, because some platforms aren't as easy for users.

ZS
IT Specialist at a tech services company
Real User
2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
10 July 19

I would advise using the solution because it's a very stable system and very fast and you are charged no money for using them. My number one choice, for the work I do, is Red Hat, but it's very expensive. Number two is Ubuntu, which works for small systems and has good value. I think that Ubuntu offers more than Microsoft. Microsoft is no good. There are lots of versions of Windows, but many errors and there's no stable system. I would rate this solution 2 out of 10.

Sergio Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive Director at Dynamic Tomorrow
Real User
Top 5
2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
10 July 19

I will give this solution a ten out of ten.

Somchai Quint - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-08-16T06:52:00Z
16 August 18

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