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Ubuntu Reviews

Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Ubuntu and what they use it for.
  • i got the opportunity to remake the meme
    The thing with "Linux" is unlike the term 'windows' or 'mac' it might help to think of it as an umbrella. Which has normal consumer orientated environments like Linux Mint or Ubuntu which come with tools and themes that make installing programs and running stuff pretty straightforward. And also options to install ones that require you to be more involved like—famously, or perhaps annoyingly infamously—Arch linux. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • how to install ubuntu 18.04 on virtualbox
    Visit the official website of Ubuntu at and click on the “Download” button. - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • Wallet ledger not found
    This is the official LEDGER page: but if you want to do something like this, install linux You download the tool AND TURN OFF THE INTERNET. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • why can a computer boot a flashed iso off a usb but not a copy and pasted one?
    Lets say you download the ubuntu iso file from, and you copy and paste the file into one flash drive and you flash the iso file onto another usb drive, you shut your computer down restart, hit f12 and enter the boot menu you see two thumbdrives one with the copy and pasted iso file, and one with the flashed. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • What exactly is SteamOS
    SteamOS 2.0 is based on the Ubuntu Linux distribution SteamOS 3.0 (which runs on the SteamDeck) is based on the Arch Linux distribution SteamOS is a simple distribution that has a limited installer design for basic computers. - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • What do you think of Vivobook Slate 14 for my use cases?
    If you probe online, you will find that this little tablet is actually sold in regions of the world with FreeBSD or Ubuntu in place of Windows 11, and that may have been where the Windows 11 Home installation got by ASUS in 2022. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Open Class - Distributing ROS2 Apps with Snaps
    In this open class, we will get hands-on with the new course Distributing ROS2 Apps with Snaps offered by Canonical - Developers of ubuntu), you’ll learn the basics of snap creation for ROS & ROS2 applications. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Windows 11 Slapping a Watermark on 'Unsupported' PCs
    This amazing update fixes it - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Complete Noob Question:
    Ubuntu is a free open source operating system that works very well on old machines. There are several YouTube videos explaining how to install it, you will need a USB drive. What kind of computer is it? - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Seren Type Error (log included)
    People can't see those logs unless they're logged in to ,best to copy/paste it into hastebin so everyone can access it (did it for you this time). - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • When is Kubernetes getting HTTP/3?
    For example, (which I work on during my day job) still doesn't support HTTP/3. This is because getting it into Kubernetes seems to be taking a while. It sounds like it won't land until NGINX merge it into their stable release. - Source: / about 2 months ago
  • Is there a reason why Cannoncal almost a year after the rebranding, still hasn't updated Ubuntu's website (and some othere communication channels) with the new logo/branding?
    I just said that still uses the old branding. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Learning Linux: recommended resources
    I chose Linux Mint over Ubuntu because I like Mint's more familiar UI, and the fact that it's community-supported makes me feel superior 😏. - Source: / about 2 months ago
  • Honestly, i think we should enjoy Windows 10 while we still can, until 2025...
    Check this out. It's easily the easiest Linux distro to use coming from Windows: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Just a little something for the Linux, DnD, and Pathfinder meme subreddits. All this "converting to Pathfinder" reminds me of somthing.
    Linux is available as a large number of distributions; a handful of which are recommended for beginners. I use Linux mint on my main laptop and I’ve never had any problems with it, but one time I broke an Ubuntu machine while trying to expand its virtual disk. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Getting Telescope to work
    The set up was a lot faster this time around due to having Ubuntu and WSL2 installed in my computer. There was no issue when running the program locally this time around. The only problem was I did not install pnpm globally last time; I had to install it globally this time around as to not run to this issues. - Source: / 3 months ago
  • Need Mentorship
    Ubuntu: It is developed by the company Canonical with some community support. It is based on Debian, another famous linux distro. It began as "linux for human beings" as stated by their old motto, but nowdays they are more focused in server and professional stuff. It is a quite user-friendly distro and very popular out there, but it has it's downsides and some parts of the community don't like it for several... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • I live in a Muslim country, and it's sickening.
    I also recommend to flash Ubuntu on a 16-32 GB flash drive, since:. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • this is my pc what's the best linux for me (a student) please ?
    If you are doing any thing in the arts you need to upgrade for sure but for basic text editing I would recommand chrome os flex: and text editing and maybe lite wight anything lite linux witch can be found here: or ubuntu: but. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Building The Cluster: Revised Edition
    After putting in the work to Set up my cluster in Debian initially, I came upon networking issues that I didn't know how to fix or why they were happening. I ultimately ended up migrating my cluster to Ubuntu. - Source: / 3 months ago
  • down? 503 Service Unavailable
    I was going to download the desktop ISO, but it seems like is down? It responds with 503 Service unavailable for me at least. Anyone else experiencing this issue? - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Ubuntu

6 Best Linux Distributions That are Not Based on Ubuntu or Debian
For the reasons of simplicity to use and focus on brand management, I have termed it Ubuntu of Arch Linux world. And it indeed has the merit to become a good alternative to Ubuntu for beginners and experienced alike.
9 Best Linux Gaming Distributions in 2021
Ubuntu is a no-brainer. If you’re new to Linux, Ubuntu is definitely the most recommended starting point, no matter whether you want it for work or gaming. Personally, I find Pop!_OS more appealing and there are some differences as well.
11 Best Linux Distros For Programming And Developers [2020 Edition]
Ubuntu is the most popular and commonly used Linux distro for web development, python, and other purposes. Over the years, thanks to the support provided by Canonical and open source community, Ubuntu has grown to become one of the highlights of the Linux desktop scenario.
Pop!_OS vs Ubuntu: Which One is Better?
Yet again, this is something subjective because if you want no bloatware, Ubuntu has the Ubuntu Minimal options that comes with only the bare essentials so that you can choose which application to install.

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