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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
10578 companies reportedly use Ubuntu in their tech stacks, including Instacart, Slack, and Robinhood.

Developers
42919 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Integrations

Netdata, Jenkins X, Swoole, NGINX Amplify, and Ambari are some of the popular tools that integrate with Ubuntu. Here's a list of all 60 tools that integrate with Ubuntu.
Pros of Ubuntu
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Free to use
97
Easy setup for testing discord bot
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Gateway Linux Distro
53
Simple interface
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Don't need driver installation in most cases
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Open Source
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Many active communities
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Easy to custom
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Many flavors/distros based on ubuntu
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 upvote · 47.7K 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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I am confused between choosing CentOS7 or centos8 for OpenStack tripleo undercloud deployment. Which one should I use? There is another option to use OpenStack, Ubuntu, or MicroStack.

We wanted to use this deployment to build our home cloud or private cloud infrastructure. I heard that centOS is always the best choice through a little research, but still not sure. As centos8 from Redhat is not supported for OpenStack tripleo deployments anymore, I had to upgrade to CentosStream.

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John Calandra
Data Manager at The Garrett Group · | 6 upvotes · 65.5K views

There is a question coming... I am using Oracle VirtualBox to spawn 3 Ubuntu Linux virtual machines (VM). VM1 is being used as a data lake - just a place to store flat files. VM2 hosts Apache NiFi. VM3 hosts PostgreSQL. I have built a NiFi pipeline that reads flat files on VM1 and then pipes the data over to and inserts it into the Postgresql database. I left this setup alone for a while, and then something hiccupped on VM3, and I had to rebuild it. Now I cannot make a remote connection to Postgresql on VM3. I was using pgAdmin3 on VM3, but it kept throwing errors - I found out it went end-of-life in 2018 and uninstalled it. pgAdmin4 is out, but for some reason, I cannot get the APT utility to find/install it. I am trying to figure out the pgAdmin4 install problem and looking for a good alternative for pgAdmin4 that I can use to diagnose the remote database connection problem. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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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
36696 developers follow Ubuntu to keep up with related blogs and decisions.