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What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Ubuntu is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
Ubuntu is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Ubuntu's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Ubuntu?

Companies
10202 companies reportedly use Ubuntu in their tech stacks, including Instacart, Slack, and reddit.

Developers
30425 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Integrations

Netdata, Jenkins X, NGINX Amplify, Swoole, and .NET for Apache Spark are some of the popular tools that integrate with Ubuntu. Here's a list of all 47 tools that integrate with Ubuntu.
Public Decisions about Ubuntu

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Ubuntu in their tech stack.

Christopher Tucker
Founder and CTO at cartheur · | 1 upvotes · 7.3K views

Problem was wanting to save time and money on converting well-written C# code to Ubuntu. Solution was to use Mono and Visual Studio Code which allowed us to convert our application libraries straight across.

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Blog Posts

Ubuntu Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Ubuntu?
Linux
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Arch Linux
A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
Fedora
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
openSUSE
The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.
Windows
A series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems.
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Ubuntu's Followers
23980 developers follow Ubuntu to keep up with related blogs and decisions.