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OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 33 reviews

Justin

Company size: 201 - 500 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

November 2021

The nascent challenger to topple Red Hat

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Binny

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Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

For the new gens who hate unnecessary background hassles!

I was thrilled to use Ubuntu for the first time. At the very beginning, it was very weird for me to learn theory of terminal commands before actually seeing the OS in my hands. But when I actually tried my hands on it, I realised that commands are not compulsory, GUI itself is sufficient to handle our usage. I wanted a file system which has radically faster speed on copy and writing files and folder even on a 3.0 HDD, and Ubuntu impressed me over MS Windows. So, I loved this OS.

Pros

I have always been a "perfection" finding person. I wanted all cloud storage at one place. I always look for central integration. A easy software library where I can install the software directly from store. Google drive can be linked to the local storage like a directory, this is the most beautiful feature in Ubuntu. One unique feature is that you can also set keyboard shortcuts using windows function key ans use in Linux based Ubuntu. I just love the speed of booting up.

Cons

There are no cons as of now regarding the quality of software, but I personally feel that we need more themes to decorate the desktop. And biggest issue is file shortcut, unlike other OS, we cannot send files shortcut to desktop. So they need to roll out this feature sooner.

Reasons for choosing Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free to use software, open-source and no license needed. This is what most us look for! Free and simple yet productive.

Eric

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Ubuntu - a solid distro

I've been using the Mate version of Ubuntu as my primary desktop for years and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I don't prefer it to Windows or Mac because it's free, I prefer it because the user experience is so much better.

Pros

Ubuntu has just about every application I use in it's repo... and I use a LOT of applications from music arranging, 3-D modeling and printing, software development, and more. The few applications I needed that were not in the repo were easily to find and install via PPA. Ubuntu has an active support community for every level of user. Distro version upgrades are smooth and effortless.

Cons

Nothing is wrong with snaps, but I don't why why Ubuntu should "muddy the waters" by having 2 different kinds of applications managers: both apt-get (or apt) and snap. I'd like to see the distro stick to apt.

Reasons for choosing Ubuntu

I got sick to death of Windows constant updates and reboots, and with every update, Windows overriding my preference settings. Ubuntu is faster than Windows on any given hardware, and more secure. Ubuntu's package manager keeps all of the installed software up to date - unlike Windows software that has to be updated one by one. You can spend thousands of dollars on Windows and Windows software and still not have half of the system you can have with Ubuntu... for free!

Reasons for switching to Ubuntu

OpenSuse was OK but the application repo didn't have some of the software packages that I wanted to run. Windows wasted my time with constant automatic updates and forced reboots.

Nigel

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

I've used it daily for 6 years

Ubuntu has served be well over the years. It has little/no bloat and runs well even on an old entry level computer. However, it is difficult to collaborate on teams where most of the other members use proprietary software that is only supported on other operating systems.

Pros

It's free. It's light weight. Low demand on memory, storage and processor. If you have an old computer lying around this will bring it back to life. It's great for web development because most of the tools and software is easy to install or comes preinstalled It's super stable/doesn't crash. This used to be a problem for earlier versions but it has become arguably one of the most stable OSs around

Cons

Big learning curve for new users. Incompatible with popular proprietary software. You won't be able to use many of your favorite premium programs such as photo editors, movie and animation editors and office spreadsheet and document editors The supported software that is available often lags behind other operating systems. Driver incompatibility. Unless you have an explicitly manufacturer supported device you are likely to run into driver issues. For me it was a sound card that had to be manually connected every time I booted the computer (probably fixable but I couldn't find the fix)

Reasons for choosing Ubuntu

2 main reasons. It's perfect for web development, and It's very light weight and performant.

Reasons for switching to Ubuntu

The computer was old and slow. I used Ubuntu to squeeze out every last ounce of performance.

Anonymous

Company size: 51-200 employees

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

Ubuntu, the best OS

Ubuntu is a computer operating system primarily used for coding and web development. I personally use Ubuntu for WordPress web development. I also use it to shop online.

Pros

I use Ubuntu on a daily basis. The main reason for this is that Ubuntu is much faster than Windows. I typically work on WordPress, and I've tried it on both Windows and Ubuntu, and I've found that working on Ubuntu is much faster and more efficient. Also, I use Ubuntu when I want to shop online or make a credit card purchase for one reason: Ubuntu is very secure, so you won't have to worry about being hacked or having someone steal your credentials. Furthermore, Ubuntu is a free and open-source operating system.

Cons

There are a few disadvantages to using Ubuntu that I find extremely disappointing. Because many of the applications on which I rely do not work on Ubuntu, I am unable to fully transition from Windows to Ubuntu. The second annoyance is that the wifi driver stops working when I shut down my PC from Windows and then restart it and log in to Ubuntu. I tried numerous times to solve this problem, but I was unable to find a solution.

Reasons for switching to Ubuntu

It is significantly faster and more secure than Windows OS.

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