Ubuntu is the most popular free operating system, with over 75% of PC users currently using Ubuntu. Many people are switching to Ubuntu because of its powerful software platform and user friendly environment. While Ubuntu offers everything you would expect from a modern day operating system, it does have a few weak points that limit its usefulness for some applications. The final analysis of the two operating systems will reveal which one has more potential for being a powerful alternative to Windows.
Ubuntu also suffers from a lack of hardware support for several major Microsoft programs. Windows Subsystem for Linux has been designed to run applications from the POSIX Window OS and this feature works extremely well with Microsoft's Front Page software suite. Most of my testing of windows 10 on the laptop was also poor with this one. It seems that if you want the full power of windows but don't need all the bells and whistles of WINE, then the best solution would be to use another distribution such as Ubuntu that offers the full functionality of windows without the flaws that limit the usefulness of Ubuntu.
For developers and programmers the biggest issue with Ubuntu is its licensing structure. Ubuntu is considered an open source operating system and as a consequence, any piece of software developed using the upstream Linux kernel framework must be free of patent restrictions. With no licensing issues there is also no worry about Canonical or their developers collecting money for the development of new pieces of software. While this may sound bad at first for those who depend on paid software, paying for a license to use a program is less important than having a free program at your disposal to develop new software.