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Comparison of backup tools

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10answers
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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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15answers
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Can I skip over releases when upgrading?

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04. I know there is a 10.10 release, but can I upgrade directly to 11.04? Could you walk me through the steps please?
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11answers
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How to make a disk image and restore from it later?

I'm a new Linux user. I've reinstalled my Wubi from scratch at least ten times the last few weeks because while getting the system up and running (drivers, resolution, etc.) I've broken something (X, ...
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6answers
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How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?

How can I check to make sure that the iso I downloaded is bootable, before I burn it?
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3answers
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Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools. What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with ...
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2answers
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How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?

I'm trying to upgrade an Ubuntu 12.10 installation to Ubuntu 13.04 without an Internet connection. Now that the alternate and desktop CDs have been merged, I'm trying to use the 13.04 Desktop CD in ...
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0answers
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Upgrade using terminal commands [duplicate]

i have heard many ways to upgrade to ubuntu 12.10 using terminal (I am currently in 12.04 LTS). What is the best way to upgrade through terminal? Thanks!
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How do I remove ATI/AMD Drivers downloaded from their site? [duplicate]

I downloaded ATI drivers from AMD's site, installed, but found that they dont work with GNOME shell. Now I want to remove it. How do I do that?
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Upgrading from 10.10 to 12.04 [duplicate]

I'm not versed in Linux, but my father-in-law gave me Ubuntu 10.10 on a USB, because my Hardrive had failed and I put in a new one. I ran Ubuntu from the USB for a while and decided that I would give ...
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3answers
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Can you help me fix my broken packages?

I would like to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, but some broken packages are preventing upgrade success: grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log output: Broken libwayland-client0:amd64 Conflicts on ...
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1answer
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How to upgrade a remote box from 10.10 to 12.04 LTS when apt doesn't work? [duplicate]

I have a virtual private server that runs the out-of-date Ubuntu 10.10. I'd like to upgrade to 12.04 LTS. Currently apt doesn't work on this box, and the command do-release-upgrade is not found. ...
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1answer
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Upgrade to 13.10, upgrade app halted

I'm trying to upgrade to 13.10, and the upgrader/installer app has stopped. It doesn't seem to be frozen- it gives me a warning if I try to quit it, but it has been stuck like this for hours now. ...
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1answer
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how to upgrade my Ubuntu Studio 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.1? [duplicate]

how to upgrade my Ubuntu Studio 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.1 or 14.04 without affecting the data and personal files?
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1answer
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Can't update ubuntu 13.04 to ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu form 13.04 to 13.10. I already did the commands apt-get update and apt-get upgrade on terminal. When I open the Software Updater, it shows that my computer is up to ...

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