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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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32answers
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Comparison of backup tools

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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9answers
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There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do?

I've been running Alpha releases of Ubuntu for some time now. I keep running into issues - how can I get these resolved? What should I do when I encounter these problems? And where can I find other ...
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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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9answers
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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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0answers
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How to safely upgrade from an older Ubuntu version to a newer one? [duplicate]

How can I safely upgrade an Ubuntu installation from one release to another? What should I do before upgrading to ensure it goes smoothly, and is there any clean-up I need to do afterwards? In ...
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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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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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2answers
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“The software on this computer is up to date” while upgrading 12.10 to 13.04

Before you guys close this question as duplicate, I did go through How do I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04? and nothing solves my problem there. When I try to upgrade my ubuntu 12.10 installation it ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
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Are raring arm packages available someplace? [duplicate]

I neglected to update my ARM system from raring to saucy in time. Now I can't install update-manager-core; things are missing. Is there a way to manually update sources.list to point to some sort of ...
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1answer
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How can I import data from one Ubuntu version (say 11.04 ) to 12.04.?

I want to import some bookmarks, browser history, and contents of my home directory. I have both 11.04 and 12.04 installed on my system. Is there any way to import my data from older version?
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2answers
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Is there any way that I can use Ubuntu 13.04 since it is no longer supported? [duplicate]

I (regrettably) upgraded my desktop to Ubuntu 14.04 but have been disappointed in performance of certain applications. Is it possible to download any software so that I can use 13.04 even though it ...
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0answers
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Upgrade from 12.10 to the new 13.04 Ubuntu OS [duplicate]

What is the best way to upgrade your distro with Ubuntu? I am currently using a LVM partition booting with UEFI boot firmware. Last time I upgraded my Distro, I couldn't boot up. I am using a Dell ...

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