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2019-07-10T12:01:00Z

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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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would recommend Ubuntu Linux. If people are scared of Linux machines they don't need to be, it is as simple as Windows. Don't be scared of the fact that it says Linux on the box, it's a desktop in itself. I would rate Ubuntu Linux an 8 out of 10.

2021-12-08T11:19:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend this solution to anyone who is thinking about using it. I would rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten.

2021-12-06T18:40:32Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-12-01T17:42:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2021-11-19T01:47:59Z
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Top 5Real User

I recommend Ubuntu Linux, specifically for developers. I would rate Ubuntu Linux a nine out of ten.

2021-11-18T23:48:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-10-22T16:15:31Z
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Top 5Real User

I rate Ubuntu Linux an eight out of ten.

2021-10-20T19:58:55Z
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Top 5Real User

I highly recommend this product and rate it 10 out of 10.

2021-10-18T17:42:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would rate Ubuntu nine out of 10. If you are thinking of implementing it, I recommend long-term support LTS versions

2021-09-23T13:14:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-09-23T13:12:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-09-22T07:30:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend the solution to others. I rate Ubuntu Linux as a ten out of ten.

2021-08-30T12:41:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-08-26T05:51:53Z
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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.

2021-08-04T12:50:54Z
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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.

2021-08-02T17:16:11Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I recommend this solution if it's appropriate to your needs. I rate this product a seven out of 10.

2021-07-15T12:06:04Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-06-22T22:27:38Z
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Top 10Real User

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

2021-06-18T20:16:24Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate Ubuntu Linux a ten out of ten.

2021-06-04T15:35:20Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-05-19T20:53:08Z
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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.

2021-05-19T10:34:49Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2021-05-18T17:47:22Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-05-17T16:11:27Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2021-05-14T15:23:12Z
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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.

2021-04-27T13:58:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-04-23T13:54:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-04-07T14:39:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-03-31T12:44:29Z
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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.

2021-03-26T21:42:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-03-23T11:05:49Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Ubuntu Linux a rating of ten. More people should use this solution.

2021-03-16T13:41:13Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-26T17:29:34Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2021-02-25T15:28:52Z
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Top 20Real User

Ubuntu has improved driver support and the installation of Ubuntu is really fast and easy. I recommend it to everyone. I would recommend Ubuntu over any other operating system. Ubuntu is useful for a variety of challenges, and issues. I would rate Ubuntu as 9 out of 10. It has good support and can be deployed on a cloud such as OpenStack. Ubuntu thinks about its customers and really helps them to achieve what they want. The freely available support resources of Ubuntu are really good. The good use of documentation and community forums are the major things that Ubuntu has succeeded. Ubuntu has done a good job of supporting their releases of lifetime services. I think it's a little bit better than CentOS.

2021-02-14T14:55:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-01-23T17:40:46Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-01-14T06:38:32Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-12-23T15:37:47Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2020-12-22T16:52:27Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-12-11T13:14:54Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-11-26T13:52:16Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-11-17T00:01:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-10-23T13:01:08Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-10-21T04:34:02Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-10-20T04:19:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

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.

2020-09-08T09:09:59Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-08-11T06:17:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-08-04T07:26:17Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-07-26T08:19:13Z
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Top 10Real User

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

2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-07-15T07:11:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
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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.

2019-07-18T11:31:00Z
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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.

2019-07-17T07:31:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate it a seven out of ten.

2019-07-16T05:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
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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.

2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
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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.

2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I will give this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-07-10T12:01:00Z
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