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What do you like best?

To start and open source learning is very intuitive and effective to adapt to a new experience. Something very important to highlight in its favor is that Windows to bring a large amount of malicious software and for the free software platform is not very common since it allows the modification of its source codes to the user's taste and the needs of this. Ubuntu allows you to install drivers and applications without the need to reboot the PC to complete the installation which is many times causing inconvenience. An ideal example of Ubuntu is Gaim / Pidgin allows you to chat with your colleagues and at the same time you can go reading a web page or a book without much effort just moving it with the mouse wheel in silence.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Despite its great advantages has a deficiency at the development level is not recommended as it is more defined to end users, this leads to bring unnecessary packages that often do what they do is harm the software and tend to think and collapse the PC ... This does not facilitate good software development practices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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It is important for the learning of new users of free software so that they can adapt to the new experience that this entails .... They can be intuitive and adaptable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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100% recommended for those who want to learn more about the vulnerabilities of proprietary software such as Windows or Apple. You can have the option to migrate to this software "Ubuntu". It has a simple environment to understand and can be adapted very quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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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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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?

There can be a lot of things to love in Ubuntu:

1. The startup/load time is very minimal

2. Its mesmerising soothing looks

3. Being made on Linux architecture we can't deny its security.

4. UI is perfect combination for both new as well as advanced users.

5. Support for lot of daily used applications.

6. Works smoothly even with less resource.

7. Latest graphics driver support is a true blessing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There not much one can dislike about Ubuntu as with time Ubuntu has developed and lot and has become very user friendly. Some improvement I would like to have are:

1. Official support for some common Windows applications like Microsoft office, Adobe Products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Moving to Ubuntu was a decision I would never regret because it solved lot of issues I was facing with windows 10. Ubuntu solved my issues like slow internet, fast boot time , frequent hanging.

I noticed instant benifits, I no longer had to wait for 10 min to startup my system, there is already support for lot of common application so it was easier to adapt with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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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?

I like how secure Ubuntu is. Unlike windows, any problem in ubuntu can be solved on our own. They have a great community called askubuntu, where we can ask questions, and it's solved within no time.

Upgrading to a new version is very easy.

It's secure

It's fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that the initial setup can be painful for non-ubuntu users. Ubuntu is power-intensive; it consumes too much power. The battery is drained very frequently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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If you're into DevOps, you have to use Ubuntu. You'll love it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I am a DevOps professional, and I need a Linux-based operating system. And Ubuntu stands out among all Linux-based available OSs.

I use it to connect to cloud servers, running python locally for testing my programs. Shell scripting is so easy on Linux. I love it. 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.

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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?

It's Open Source and Secure

Can be Customise as per your need

Best support available

Many discussion forums available

Easily portable to different HW platform

Footprint of OS is customisable as per your required functionality Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Graphics Quality is not so good as windows

Frequent updates are rolled out

It's not best for Documentation like Microsoft Office in Windows

Accidental kernel file removal can lead to crash os Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended to software enthusiastic for software development

Less prune to virus attack Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easy for software development

Easy for porting on different HW to use for specific functionality

Best for network programming.

Using as scheduler to start and stop script , functionality using crontab 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?

Ubuntu has been best at updating its packages and security updates, latest package versions where it helps many developers use recent libraries. Also its LTS version is a way to have stable updates and support for production servers. Upgrading LTS version to newest LTS is also a smooth process available by Ubuntu. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Frequent updates sometimes require restart where it may trouble monolith systems as production is always ongoing. Uptime records may not be high. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The availability of packages is the most benefit I get from Ubuntu, besides their latest versions of the packages. Many third party apps require latest versions of dependencies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Backend Developer
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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?

Open Source, Easy to use, Quick, Reliable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Media volume, appstore, heating, battery Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The first and foremost thing that I like the most about Ubuntu is that it's open source, free and has very less vulnerabilities. It's very much immune to virus and has good reliability. However, I dislike Ubuntu in few cases. For example, it's really hard to use the Ubuntu Software which is like the app store for Ubuntu. I hate to say that the media sound is just bad and there is no way to fix it. It's either too loud or too quiet but there is no middle ground in Ubuntu. Although the speakers are really good, it really struggles to give proper output without giving out too much treble and undesired noise.

One more thing I dislike about Ubuntu is that the launch of terminal is terribly slow first time after turning on the computer. After you launch it the first time, it's quick until you restart.

Ubuntu could really develop a lot in terms of battery performance. My laptop gives 4 hrs+ on windows. The same machine gives about 2 hrs on Ubuntu (I use a dual boot).

The last thing I would like ti touch upon is that Ubuntu overheats the laptop just a little bit at times. I don't know if it's just for me but my laptop runs comfortably at 45-50 Celsius on Windows. However, whenever I switch to Ubuntu, it reaches 60 degrees easily without much stress on the CPU. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Ubuntu's GUI which resembles the Windows operating system is fabulous. If someone is new to Linux, the first distribution to try and use is Ubuntu. The GUI, the preinstalled applications, ease of use, and the support for a wide variety of devices is truly awesome. Most of the software can be installed directly through the terminal, using the apt package installer. With a single command, a user can install the software. For developers, this distribution is heaven. Developers interested in learning about the operating system should try this distribution. Any modification can be made to not just the applications but also the operating system itself. Everyone is free to redistribute the Ubuntu operating system with any number of modifications. Support for machine learning, data engineering, and artificial engineering is great. Since this is a Linux distribution and not many people are there who are using Linux based operating systems, the number of malware and viruses is also less. In very rare cases there are cyber-attacks happening on Ubuntu. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Two things that I don't like about Ubuntu. The first thing is the ubuntu package manager. Only one software can be installed at once. Whereas in Windows operating systems, a user is free to install any number of software concurrently. Second, if someone is looking forward to playing games on Ubuntu, I would like to tell you that this is a Linux distribution, not so many good games are made that run on Linux operating system. Apart from games, a lot of software that requires high GPU are not made for Linux and hence not accessible on this operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

First and foremost, a person should have knowledge about the terminal and working experience with the command-line interface. If someone is looking to switch from Windows to Linux, then this is the best Linux distribution for you. Open-source support is great but at the same time, there may be bugs in the software in the open-source space. Machine learning enthusiasts and data engineers should use this Linux distribution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

With the Windows operating system, a developer is not able to feel the liberty and power of working in an open-source space. The free to download and edit open-source software on this operating system is truly exceptional. The learning experience of the command-line interface is truly amazing. Personally, I use this mainly for machine learning and data engineering. The support of TensorFlow and python in this operating system is amazing. Never regretted using this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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