Ubuntu Server is a Linux distribution developed by Canonical Inc., noted for its stability and ease of use. You can find out more on the Ubuntu Wiki.
Easy-to-use installer ISO (download link here
Extremely large, if not the largest, package ecosystem
Has included some unpopular software, including (but not limited to):
The Unity desktop environment
Instead of installing from a usb, we prefer to use Netboot.
Ubuntu gets a significant portion of its packages from Debian, and shares the same package manager (
One of Ubuntu's official help channels is actually found on StackExchange.
Ubuntu major releases are referred to by alliterating
<adjective> <animal> codenames. As of this writing (Jan 2019), the current stable release (18.04.1) is codenamed Bionic Beaver.
The default version of Python is 2 on all Ubuntu releases.
Plus, the minor version of Python 3 available is always 1 behind the latest.
nano, arguably the superior console text editor, is installed by default (as it should be).
Netplan can act as a configuration proxy for NetworkManager or systemd-networkd, in case you ever wanted to double the amount of cancer you handle.
16.04.5 LTS (Xenial Xerus) will always be the best release in my heart <3