Ubuntu is one of the most powerful Linux operating system which is popular for its security. Recently, the 12.x version of Ubuntu operating system was launched that provides better user friendliness good user experience as compared to other operating systems. IT does not require too much of technical skills to work on it as the previous versions of Linux OS. Ubuntu can be easily installed with some other operating system too. Let’s have a close look on specifications, advantages and disadvantages of Ubuntu OS.


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Disadvantages of Ubuntu

Though the operating system is powerful and had improved the user experience, but stills it carry strong lags that must be taken into consideration before installing Ubuntu OS.

  1. Ubuntu is very conventional to new technologies. You can instead go for Fedora Distro.
  2. It is very perceptive to faults in hardware which makes it less steady as compared to other operating systems.
  3.  There is a little hardware support for Ubuntu OS. Some of the users complain that it becomes difficult to configure modem to start work on internet.
  4.  It is not possible to play the modern games in Ubuntu OS. It shows the poor graphics quality and ne have to use emulators to do so that harms the graphics quality.
  5. Though Linux (Ubuntu) has number of free applications and software available on net, but most of the applications are not found for Linux use.
  6. Ubuntu is not capable of playing MP3 files by default.
  7. The forum support for Ubuntu is really very poor. It takes weeks and even months to get our query solved.
  8. The installation of Ubuntu is one of the major problems. It does not come installed in modern PCs. One needs to install it by himself.
  9. The drivers support is also absent in most of the cases as compared other operating system.
  10. And finally one more major drawback of Ubuntu is that a user switching from Windows or MAC will not like user experience on Ubuntu and will have difficulty in operating the OS.

Advantages of using Ubuntu OS

We discussed about some major drawbacks of using Ubuntu OS but now let’s have a look over some advantages of this powerful operating system that will force you to install it on your system.

  1. Ubuntu is one of the most secured operating system and defines the highest level of security as compared other operating system.
  2. Ubuntu is an open source OS.
  3. Ubuntu is most popular Linux operating system.
  4. Most of the soft-wares in Ubuntu are pre-installed to enhance user experience.
  5. It is available free of cost.
  6. 1 GHz x 86 processor (Above Pentium 4)
  7. 512 MB Ram
  8. 5 GB space must be free on hard drive
  9. Graphic card with 800 x 600 resolution
  10. USB port or DVD drive for media installation

System Requirements for Installing Ubuntu


Ubuntu is most secured OS known till date. But I will personally prefer to go with Windows OS because of its user friendliness and great support. Also Windows is the widely used OS all over the world and can be made secured with the help of antivirus software.