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As in the title, if I purchase software and install the next version of Ubuntu will I have to purchase it again?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

No. It is linked to your Ubuntu One account.

This is apart from the fact that you don't have to reinstall Ubuntu when the next version is released: you just let Update Manager perform the upgrade for you!

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But what if you do a clean install? – lovinglinux Oct 23 '10 at 0:57

As Jonathon says: it's linked to your UbuntuOne account.

I don't know if you get newer versions though (in case that would be required for a newer Ubuntu version).

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That is a good question, part of what I was wondering – Stevie Oct 23 '10 at 1:10

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