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Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world.


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What do you like best?

I have two laptops, one on Windows and another on Ubuntu.

My favourite would be the latter, because not only is it open-source, lighter and faster; it is the BEST OS for development and programming and also for any kind of data science analyses because of high compatibility with software and dependencies. The cherry on top is the fact that it is more secure than other more widely used OS and more immune to hacks and viruses, thanks to the way it is built. It also comes with pre-installed software so we don't have to download everything separately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not as user friendly as Windows unfortunately and the learning curve is steeper for not so tech savvy users. Although this can be overcome through educating oneself by watching tutorials. Once the learning curve is crossed, it is the best OS to use overall. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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I would 100% recommend Ubuntu for all new users, especially programmers. I would advise to watch a few YouTube tutorials so that you can get the hang of using Ubuntu and the commandline :) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Ubuntu to develop software, write code and also run bioinformatics analyses in the command line for various studies involving disease, systems biology, proteomics and genetics. I like that all the software, dependencies I need are supported by Ubuntu. I use several programming languages for coding in Ubuntu and the IDEs for all of them are supported. Currently the project I am working on is finding novel therapeutics for thrombosis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The ease of doing stuff using the terminal. And the ease of doing stuff so easily with a basic command makes everything so simple, things get installed in just a simple terminal command. Also, The complexity of using software is very less

Ubuntu is very fast as compared to other Os. It's boot time is very less and it is a light weight software.

Whille working open source, it gets very comfortable with ubuntu to do collaboration wioth people using git and command line.

and Many of the tech leading Multi national Companies have been using ubuntu for their high classs softwares Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The GUI interface of Ubuntu is not quite so impressive. Some Applications which are specifically built for windows in .exe or .mse format cant be used in ubuntu, they cant even be installed using wine software also

It has a disadvantage of not being able to use gaming applications and some other application are also not supported by ubuntu, but it makes the work very easier with coding and stuff Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been solving the problems related to web developement , recently i did an open source proect using ubuntu, which gave me compete ease to work in collaboration with other contributors very easily, but it has some formats which are not allowed in ubuntu . So, that way i find some other OS to be more comfortable

Besides making open source at an ease, ubuntu has made the life of every Information Technology Based person at ease,

I recently did an internship with a leading software based company and the whole project was based on Ubuntu Kernel , as it provides us a mehanism to interact with yhe linux shell and explore new things to develop and invent stuff Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The interface it's simple and more reliable. The security of Ubuntu Linux is a major attraction each and every update or an installation is verified by user authentication.

This makes the OS more secure and it's also light weight. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the OS becomes unsatble or become slow and some user interaction tools become invisible if updates are not insatll9on a timely manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are first time user consider ubuntu to be dual boot because it can be a bit difficult for traditional windows OS users, once familiar you can consider full time using Ubuntu OS Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since most of the tools are prebuilt in there is no need to install a software additionally, only if the system prompts to download.

We use Ubuntu to monitor nertsork traffic and is also used as serverside OS since it has more tools in builts to manage network breakdowns and it can be fixed without human interference. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Ubuntu is best for developers to code. in which we can install required package, Ubuntu is free where windows is paid, Viruses are hard to survive in Ubuntu so we don't need the virus scanner, Ubuntu uses less resource compared to windows Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

many things need to be done only through the command line, same UI from the beginning there are no such big updates in terms of UI, some software are hard to install and some are not supported at all. Ubuntu is not for gamer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if your are a software developer and need hassle free working experience while using servers and coding its better to use the Ubuntu Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

mainly i use Ubuntu for coding where i use Visual code which is light weight. apart from that most of my work will be done in browser itself like cloud services. the benefits are Ubuntu OS only gets restarted when Kernel patches are needed,and it has LTS version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Best part is that it is open source and free for all . Unlike the other Linux distributions Ubuntu is very beginner friendly and have very clean user interface which is also improving day by day.Ubuntu constantly releases update and security patches.This is the best you OS for developers and programmers (personal opinion) because everything is combustible unlike mac OS.The biggest reason to love Ubuntu is the community behind it. you can ask your queries on askubuntu.com and you will get response within no time . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since it is opensource there are some problems as well. You will struggle to get good software available for day to day tasks. Even it is difficult to get a fully working video editor for Ubuntu.Many companies don't provide their native apps for Linux due to their small user base.And it sometimes stuck and crashes as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to be a programmer you will definitely like it.If you are a normal user just give a try to it you will get more insides of how a OS works. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ubuntu is a life savior for a programmer. You can install the packages just by running a simple command in terminal and everything will be setup.Most of the tools like gcc,g++ are designed for Linux works well with Ubuntu but for windows you need plugins to run them.

It's also a lightweight OS used less amount of ram and works well on low end PCs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I like the user interface and customization that it has. I have used it for different purposes such as web application development, virtualization, technical support, games and entertainment, I really like the amount of associated software that helps improve the user experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only problem that I have been able to find is the same in all linux. nothing is that simple and many times it is necessary to resort to forums and help to solve compatibility problems or report bugs that cause the OS to freeze. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Sometimes talking about linux makes many lose their minds and opt for classic operating systems. Ubuntu has been an operating system characterized by user experience, it is undoubtedly the best Linux environment and can help optimize and better use the resources of the computers. especially the reading and writing of the hard disk. It's a good idea to give this free software operating system a try. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been using it lately to improve my team's performance in team virtualization. It has helped me keep multiple functional environments in operation on my computer without the need to acquire more resources or upgrade to solid state units Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Ubuntu runs a linux kernel and is a pythonic operating system. Python being one of the most popular choice for development in my field, ubuntu really is the ideal choice. I personally have developed systems which were a pain to run on Windows but perform excellently on Ubuntu. Another use is for cross platform deployment, where you can containerize an environment with ubuntu running inside and be assured that your microservice will be platform independent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only caveat is that the operating system gives you access to very low level workings of the system which requires a certain know how. However, once you're adept at it, the same principle makes installation of several dependencies a breeze. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would advise you to consider your use case when choosing an operating system. Ubuntu is the best for development in my opinion. Even more deployment. However if the end user is to use the system it is not the best at UI/UX. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I regularly work with ubuntu to develop machine learning solutions. I work on several frameworks such tensorflow, pytorch and I use ubuntu as a development environment to train deep learning models and build end to end systems.

The dependency installations are very simple and accessing hardware such as gpus, cameras with software packages is very simple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I'm ubuntu-desktop user since their first release (4.10), what I like best from ubuntu is it's community, and easy to use. although when I write this review ubuntu has reached 20.10 release, but I'm still comfort with 18.04. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

at early release, lot's of hardware and printers won't work correctly, but since ubuntu 14.04 that problem began to solved one by one.

But sometimes when you do major version upgrade, your ubuntu installation will broke, so I recommend do backup of your datas, and do clean install instead of upgrade. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ubuntu is easy to use from entertainment to production needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

my main work is software developing, ubuntu has provide many developer tools ready to use, and many of them is free-software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Free

Easy to use

All Software available

Easy trouble shooting

Fast And Regular launches update. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hard to learn as beginner

Not as user friendly as windows and mac

For use you need to have bit of knowledge of terminal commands Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ubuntu is open source commercial OS existed for several of years. it's regularly launches it's updates which included new functionality plus bug fixes. it's safe to use Ubuntu for commercial purpose as using pirates OS can cause your organisation in court room trouble and you have to pay fine. But with Ubuntu you can use without paying anything to anyone and you can also use all features what offered by other competing organisations. Ubuntu is not looking very easy as initially learning period but as you start using it, it's in your habit and you find it easy to use, and user friendly .

it's secure too, as it's having high standards for no supporting executable files.

Community support for Ubuntu is high. as there are already millions of users using Ubuntu there are chances that you are having problem which someone already had solved. it's helps you in trouble shoot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's free so i can use this for commercial purpose without paying single penny.

You can use it for all your company employees without thinking out single time.

Has rich terminal command support helping me solving all kind of problems encountering during work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I love how I can manage and access everything from the temrinal. Very easy to write programs. Very easy to handle and hace a nice support team. Easy to setup and gain experience. Easy to understand the file handling and storage mechanism and get a hands on really soon. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unable to install regular entertainment applications and a small difficulty with some regular file extensions not being supported by Ubuntu. Also I have to keep switching to Windows inorder to access some files. Difficult to download torrents and certain file extensions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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It is very nice. Really easy to work with and manage your things. Has excellent file structure and secutity. Great for actively working people. Especially the ones inclinede towards software development. I love how I can manage and access everything from the temrinal. Very easy to write programs. Very easy to handle and hace a nice support team. Easy to setup and gain experience. Easy to understand the file handling and storage mechanism and get a hands on really soon. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Ubuntu for almost everything except downloading torrents for which I have to switch back to windows. Since I use Windows-Linux dual booted machine, I need to keep switching from one os to the other to access some files but its overall amazing. I love how I can operate almost everything from the terminal. I use it for college work, programming, designing, prodyction & testing, entertainment, Libre office and other work tools provided by plasma, kde and ubuntu. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Free software with a very big community will be helpful, you face the problem somebody out there has faced the problem, do not face a problem with popular app/software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

don't trust the newest version in my experience we have always face a big problem such as a blank screen, that is normal because ubuntu is not an exclusive OS to the particular device so much porting needs to be done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you are a developer need something free and fast, I think ubuntu is cover so much edge in software development if you want something much simpler go Mac instead. Do you hate terminal? if you nerd you don't just try it and trial and error. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

fast os, safer system for deploying tech to the public, support from another big app/software company Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Ubuntu is an widely used Operation System used by the developers to develop many Software. The best thing that I like about Ubuntu that it is open source. Anyone can easily manipulate the internal code of the OS and use it as he/she want. It is free from virus and free of cost. The User Interface of Ubuntu is very easy to use and Understand. The terminal of ubuntu is very cool, you can customize it according to you. As a Software Developer I only use Ubuntu for making my projects and Software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The thing that I dislike about ubuntu is that it is only useful for Developers and Software Engineers. For Non-technical users it is not for that much use as they are not aware of commands. There is also frequent updates come in Ubuntu which irritates me so much. Sometimes my laptop gets heated when I use Ubuntu. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a Software Developer then Ubuntu will surely help you in your projects, you can easily complete your projects with the help of Ubuntu. But if you are not from technical field then Ubuntu is not good for you, you can use some other Operating System such as Windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a Software Developer and I am using Ubuntu for past 3 years. I make my projects with the help of Ubuntu. Recently I made a Machine Learning project which uses OpenCV. Ubuntu makes my work very easy it has inbuilt software and packages for python that can be accessed just by typing a simple command on terminal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

For Software development, this is the best platform any developer can use, any developer enjoys the bash command line. It's open-source and for most of the software that I use, I do not need to purchase any product key. It is secure, I do not need an antivirus to secure my data. It can run on any hardware no matter how old it is. You are able to run it even without installing it. Ubuntu also supports windows tiling. You are able to update ubuntu even without restarting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For nongeeks this operating system can be a bit challenging since most activities you do, are achieved with the terminal and always asking for root access which can be a hard spot for the majority of people who are not tech-savvy. For graphic designers, this is a hard spot for them, one ubuntu it is really hard to install graphic drivers. The best softwares that are best for graphic design are not available in ubuntu. It is not eye catching like other operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Most users since day one they started using a computer, they are always familiar with windows, maybe ubuntu can try to reach that audience, by coming up with a software that takes care of the needs of windows, nontech people. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using ubuntu to develop and design my web applications and websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

So Ubuntu is in so many ways the the most likely Linux distribution that any newbie would end up choosing. I did too. It was very good, and made Linux palatable and fun for newbies like me.

- Installing Ubuntu was a breeze. No issues with partitions or a dual boot menu (Installed it alongside Windows 7)

- Ubuntu was very stable (did not crash).

- It was fast even on an older computer that I used that time

- had ample SW available in its repository.

- drivers were not a problem

- Connecting external peripherals went super smooth

- For all problem, really all -there was the support of a very active online community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not Ubuntu was not perfect and error free. Most of problems I faced were around file and folder permissions.

- Copying files from an Ubuntu machine to a pen-dirve of other external HDD was problematic (access denied)

- There were no high definition players available

- Too many updates would be needed every few weeks.

- MS office didn't work and the alternatives were just not as good

- Customizing or optimizing the operating system (Ubuntu) beyond what the GUI allwoed was trickey and confusing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest advantage of using Ubuntu was a stable system for all internet related work, and it was effectively immune to internet viruses. I did not have to spend on an antivirus and roamed free on the internet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Ubuntu is fully open-source, has a rich Software center and supports repository rich package manager. Apart from this, Ubuntu comes with rich UI for mainstream users, along with fully fledged shell for those who need extra control. It also supports all major development tools and frameworks out of the box, and supplementary software are easy to install. The fact that all major Cloud providers has ubuntu as the base of their eco system is a plus point for those who regularly deploy to and work on cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In some versions a few lib packages are missing which one has to manually fix so as to install third party packages as well as device drivers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking to move to next step in terms of catching up with the speed of fast moving IT world, consider a practice wherein you and your colleagues all use Ubuntu for their personal and enterprise solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ubuntu is a complete package when it comes to OS suite for personal desktops, mobile laptops and enterprise servers. Ubuntu seamlessly provides a rich, reliable and robust platform to run you apps on local as well as cloud. Application as well utility software work effortlessly on Ubuntu as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

No doubt a great linux flavour. But the GNOME GUI is unnecessarily bloated which is a big turn off for people familiar with other Linux distros. But since it tries to provide a relatively user-friendly interface, I would say it's the best Linux distro for people transitioning from Windows/MacOS into the world of Linux. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. The GNOME GUI is unnecessarily bloated

2. snap is really buggy and resource hungry. I'd say switch back to apt

3. Games are still not a thing, but that's a problem with all non-Windows OSes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would say it's the best Linux distro for people transitioning from Windows/MacOS into the world of Linux. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Faster than most Windows OSes

2.The terminal is the most powerful part of the OS and as a developer, I use that the most Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

the most important thing about Ubuntu is it's using the Linux kernel. I am a big fan of open source technologies and ubuntu is providing that. I am able to use lots of alternatives to proprietary software on Linux. Graphical User Interface is also awesome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Ubuntu is providing good support for firewalls which is terminal-based such as iptables and UFW. It will be better if they will provide a GUI based firewall which will be very easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If You are switching from the windows operating system to Linux operating system then ubuntu is the best os to start with. The graphical User Interface is very good. Should give a try. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using ubuntu to demonstrate the use of server solutions such as web server apache2, FTP server that is vsftpd to students as educator. I am using lots of other solutions on ubuntu such as WPS for documentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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