Ubuntu is a free and open source distribution of Linux, which is based on a Debian architecture. It can run on personal computers, network servers, and even on phones and tablets. At the moment, it is the most popular operating system for computers running on the cloud.
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We have 1 review for Ubuntu. The average overall ratings is 4.0 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: There are many good distributions of Linux available, but some are better than others, and some are used more often than others. This is true of Ubuntu, which runs on countless network servers, particularly on the Internet. What makes it so popular is that it is very secure from the moment you install it. All user programs by default have low-privileges, so they cannot easily corrupt operating system files. Ubuntu is also a fast operating system, and relatively free of clutter, and very stable as well. It is further relatively easy to use as far as Linux distributions go, and professional support is available if you need it. With Ubuntu, it is very easy to add and update software, through its APT package management tools. What's more, the operating system is highly customizable, and it is completely free to use. On the negative side, it is still Linux, which means that it is harder to learn and manage than some other operating systems, such as Windows or MacOS. It is also harder to find people who have expertise in it. Ubuntu further uses some conventions that are unique in the Linux world, which may make it a little difficult to use for those used to other Linux distributions.
Pros: Completely free to use Has a huge user base Is secure from the moment you install it Is very fast and stable Is relatively easy to use Has professional support available
Cons: Is harder to learn and manage than Windows or MacOS Uses conventions that are unique in the Linux world
Canonical has abandoned Convergence and with it Unity Desktop, now Ubuntu is using Gnome desktop. Ubuntu 17.10 is codenamed Artful Aardvark, it is an interim release and will be supported...
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