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Minimal Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Focal

Canonical Group Limited | Minimal Ubuntu 20.04 20220924

Linux/Unix, Ubuntu 20.04 - Focal - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Research

Ubuntu in Virtual Box

  • November 03, 2016
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What do you like best?
Easy to operate. Has the option of a server download or a desktop download.
What do you dislike?
Have to run it in virtual box and it is difficult to toggle between windows and ubuntu with documents
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Data analysis for next generation DNA sequencing
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Great for anyone needing a linux based OS.


    Tran P.

A state-of-the-art Linux distro that I usually use in my Linux-based projects

  • October 31, 2016
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What do you like best?
- Very easy yet powerfull linux distro comparing to other Linux derivations.
- Lightweight, very least of resource consumption. It can be run even from a small USB stick
- The population. It is supported by many other software solutions
- Software package installation and configuration is quite simple
- The Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is quite simple to manage and we can easily extend storage space. It's especially useful when we deploy virtual machine in test environment and then raise it up to production
What do you dislike?
- Just like other Linux distros, it's GUI interface is not a full feature one and thus it is not a system for office users
- Its office utilities such as word processor, speadsheet, etc... is not as powerful as Microsoft-bases systems
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
- Working in a small business organisation, researching and developing open source solutions is a high demand to survive against luxury commercial solutions. And Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu, is a good place to build them up and go to market
Recommendations to others considering the product:
- This is a great platform to get starting with open source world as well as Linux. From a very newbie user with a USB stick, to a software developer that need a LAMP application platform, all the way up to a system administrator that need a platform to run their utilities, Ubuntu is a good choice


    Anshul J.

An amazing desktop OS which can also be used in servers

  • October 29, 2016
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What do you like best?
It works out of the box and many popular applications provide their executable for the Ubuntu OS making it compatible with large number of applications. Many distros are derived out of Ubuntu which are good too based on personal preference. Overall, the ease of use it brought to Linux is unmatched.
What do you dislike?
Although, it is great desktop OS, it should provide some options to use other desktop environment. Many people are not comfortable with Unity and would like traditional desktop. For this they have to switch to unofficial Ubuntu flavours which are not recommended for production systems.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Using it on the production machine to develop software.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
It is a great desktop OS. A good alternative to paid operating systems. Ubuntu has made the Linux experience really easy. So, now anyone can use it. Ubuntu server is great too for production deployments.


    Scott M.

Best Linux Distro when you want it to just work

  • October 18, 2016
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What do you like best?
I like that Canonical stopped doing everything the Dev community wanted and instead started focusing on usability for regular people. By doing this, they have created a Linux distribution that is more approachable and easier to use, with less tinkering, than nearly any other distribution. This is the Linux distro you can give to your mom or your tech-averse friends, and the distro you can work on without having to tweak a bunch of system settings. It has sane defaults and gets out of your way to let you get work done.

It's also incredibly good as a server OS, especially if you are running Docker.
What do you dislike?
Unfortunately Linux still doesn't have perfect driver support, especially with Graphics cards and Mac hardware. The fact that that is still the case in 2016 bugs the hell out of me, but it's the inescapable truth for now.

Canonical could also take better care of their official application repos. For example you can't get Java 8 from the official repos in Ubuntu 14.04
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Use it for software development as most of the tools I use are native to Linux and Ubuntu allows me to use them without having to tweak stuff at the system level.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
When considering Ubuntu and other distributions, consider which package manager you prefer to use, as well as which Desktop Environment (if any). If you are doing development, look into whether Snappy packages are useful to you.


    Jeff S.

Ubuntu - great operating system

  • October 07, 2016
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What do you like best?
Fully customizable and very secure. It's intuitive for a person who likes to fully customize their machine
What do you dislike?
There's nothing that I dislike about Ubuntu. I only wish I had started using it sooner.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Working clients who use a mix of Windows and Apple OS. Ubuntu is a perfect bridge.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Don't hesitate to adopt it.


    Information Technology and Services

Easy to Use, Good Entry Point for Linux.

  • October 04, 2016
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What do you like best?
Ubuntu Desktop is well packaged for the new and somewhat seasoned linux users alike. Easy to learn, with support available on the community forums.

It comes packaged with all the software an everyday computer user would want, such as a photo library, office suite, web browser, email client, chat client, etc.

For the seasoned linux user, many tools are available from the ubuntu package repository (such as software development related packages). PPAs, when available, make installing software sources a breeze.

Ubuntu Server is easy to deploy, and generally just works. It makes setting up MaaS a breeze.
What do you dislike?
They have a release schedule (twice a year) according to which they're packages are updated, in order to ensure a stable platform. Stability is good, but most software releases are stable these days, so the extra throttle is superfluous.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Easy deployment, easy to learn, generally showstopper bug free. Given that, and being open source and free of charge, it is an easy choice to go with Ubuntu Desktop for office computers.

Given the general availability of restricted driver module related packages, it is easy to take advantage (if there is such an advantage) of a hardware manufacturer's drivers. This applies primarily to GPUs for us.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
There are many distributions of Linux, but Ubuntu may be the right choice for you if you're looking for an easy to use and deploy environment.


    Scott K.

Extremely easy to use OS whether for desktop or server environments

  • September 11, 2016
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What do you like best?
Open Source, community developed, extremely easy to use/manage whether it be for a desktop or server environment. The installer is rather small and goes quickly and since they have LTS distributions, you can be sure that your installation will still supported/current according to their guidelines before EOL. Just being very similar to Debian is a huge plus.
What do you dislike?
There hasn't been too many things that I've disliked about Ubuntu in general -- I feel it's more of how you customize it for yourself to administer easier. Obviously if you're migrating from a completely different distribution, there may be a slight learning curve. The changes between upstart and systemd have been fun.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We're able to keep all of our customers running the same software on the servers that have been reinstalled to Ubuntu and managed via salt. It's really streamlined the process of getting a lot of things set up in a short amount of time.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you're looking for a user friendly distro to try out or perhaps migrate over to completely, Ubuntu seems to be rather easy to work with and there's a lot of great help online.


    Alexis T.

I have been used Ubuntu for 10 years, for personal use, java/php development and IT tech researshs.

  • August 05, 2016
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What do you like best?
Ubuntu is the most easy-of-use linux distribution which i have been used. As end user, I can control every task and configure a lot of functions. Adding compit, you could get an amazing interface, small impact in the performance.
Also, it's great for web developers and sysadmins. We can create a variety of environments.
What do you dislike?
It is continusly patched. Some old bugs still exists(full screen programs are covered by the tools bar).
I'm not sure to use Ubuntu for production / high availability environment, because has a lot of fixes every day and the installation take many desitions for you.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
The most important benefit is what I'm using good free software, stable and with a world wide support community
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you are thinking to move or try free software of the linux family, Ubuntu is one of the best ideas.
If you are Java/PHP/Web developer, Ubuntu also is a very good choice, easily you can setup a development environment, virtual machines, etc.


    Ahmed A.

My favorite development OS of all time.

  • August 02, 2016
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What do you like best?
It is the perfect environment for any developer. You have control of everything you need in your environment, in addition to its lightweight.
What do you dislike?
Maybe the lack of support from different softwares such as Adobe Photoshop.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
OS, Web, and mobile application development.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
You should go for it, but spend some time learning it and different terminal commands and bash scripting.


    Information Technology and Services

Good basic Linux server

  • August 02, 2016
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What do you like best?
Im not a Linux admin, Im a Windows Admin so the ubuntu server give me an easy to configure server for running Linux products on.
What do you dislike?
as with all Linux flavors, compatibility can be patchy ie some things work but only with particular versions of packages.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
getting products working that require a Linux server rather than Windows