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What is the most accurate estimate for the current number of Ubuntu Desktop users?

It's quite hard to keep track of Ubuntu Desktop users. Ubuntu doesn't have to be licenced like Windows or OS X. It can be shared freely by any means - over the internet, by DVD or CD; and it is. You ...
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juju bootstrap fails with connection timed out errors

This is a follow up question to my earlier question. Back then, juju was hanging trying to connect to the MAAS node. God knows what happened, it went ahead and is now failing with Connection timed out ...
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Where can I get an Ubuntu Installation CD/DVD?

I need to upgrade my existing Ubuntu system, and I also want to install Ubuntu on a new laptop. I would like to have an installation CD or DVD to do both of these. Where exactly I can order or ...
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What is the German Amazon affiliate link for Canonical?

Found this: How do I make sure that Canonical get affiliate benefits when I buy from amazon? But is there also a German one?
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no bootloader appears to be present at all. thanks grub

so i am on a compaq presario cq57. i installed ubuntu 14.04.3 and after fighting with it a couple days it finally installed. First it wouldn't, said something about grub 2 and a fatal error, so i ...
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What's the history of Ubuntu?

What is the history of Ubuntu? How did Ubuntu originate? Who were the people involved?
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What is the objective of Ubuntu?

When I visited this post I am surprised about the objective of Ubuntu! As it says: I'm not Shuttleworth, but the Ubuntu objective is not to ship a Pure Free Distro, but to solve Bug number 1. Is ...
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Why did Ubuntu stop free shipping of its CDs?

Earlier, if we registered on the Ubuntu site, we would get a CD shipped freely to our home. Why has Ubuntu stopped it?
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What's the reason for Ubuntu officially supporting versions such as Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu?

What's the reason for Canonical officially supporting versions such as Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. instead of supplying the environments as Ubuntu 'flavour' downloads? Why doesn't Canonical ...
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Does Canonical track Ubuntu usage? If so, how? Are there “official” figures? Where can I find them?

I'm curious as to whether Canonical tracks Ubuntu usage, and if so how, whether there are "official" figures and where I can find them. So, does Canonical track Ubuntu usage? If so, how? Are there ...
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Download button on ubuntu.com does not work - do I have to pay?

Can I Download Ubuntu for free or do I have to pay 20 dollars? The Option Not now, take me to the download on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/contribute/?version=15.10&architecture=amd64 ...
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What does “official Ubuntu flavour” mean?

What kind of support do they receive from Canonical or/and Ubuntu community? Who decides a distro should become official flavour? What privileges do "official flavours" have over unofficial ...
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Why did Canonical choose to use the Qt toolkit for Ubuntu Touch and not Gtk? [duplicate]

I recently came across a question on Quora: What are future plans for Gtk? Is there plan for smartphone or tablet? Gnome focus on touch devices but Gtk software can not run on it? On Quora, ...
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Purchasing Landscape

My organisation is interested in purchasing Ubuntu Advantage Essential Server, in order to use Landscape. But I have filled every forms I have found on Canonical's web site and on their "shop", and ...
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How does the Ubuntu team do automated testing?

How does the Ubuntu team assures that bugs won't appear again? I have seen it several times. A package is unusable after installing. Yes, sometimes the bugs get fixed very fast. But I see no effort ...
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archive.canonical.com repo for trusty is broken, how do I report the issue?

http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/ It seems that the repo has been updated about one hour ago (around 18:26), but the InRelease file is a few weeks old. This causes apt-get to fail ...
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How does one contact Canonical to suggest a change?

I am wanting to contact Canonical to suggest that they push all changelogs to changelog.ubuntu.com so that apt-get changelog <package> will work for PPAs too, but how do I contact Canonical ...
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What is Knowledge Base in Ubuntu Advantage support package?

In Ubuntu Advantage support package, paid commercial service provided by Canonical, one of the mentioned features is The Canonical Knowledge Base and official description is: Technical library ...
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Is Ubuntu spyware (referring to article by Richard Stallmann)? [duplicate]

I received a link to the article "Ubuntu Spyware: What to do?" by Richard Stallmann which advises the reader not to use or recommend Ubuntu for several reasons: It does not meet all four freedoms of ...
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How to run software which requires the latest Intel modules

I used this utility to upgrade all of my Intel modules on my machine, but soon after learned that it was a really bad idea to upgrade these because of incompatibilities, and especially with Unity. I ...
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How does 24/7 support in Ubuntu Advantage work

I would like to achieve shorter downtime this year when dealing with my server issues, considering to buy support for several of my servers in Ubuntu Advantage service, I know I may contact Canonical ...
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Does Canonical collect data about how I use Ubuntu?

Does Canonical collect any user data about me or my habits during my use of Ubuntu? And if so, how can I stop this data collection?
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Does Ubuntu contain Non-free kernel blobs and other non-free system components?

I heard Richard Stallman say that Ubuntu contains non-free blobs. Why does it have such blobs and what functions do these non-free blobs and system components do that free software can't? Does ...
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Canonical Partners update problem

I enabled canonical partners in software&updates and when it updated it saved everything into /boot partition which has only ~200MB and I can't see the partition now but remember making it when ...
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Apport error reporting privacy issues

As apport is enabled by default since 12.04 I thought it would be important to get some much needed clarifications on certain privacy questions that have been bugging me. How paranoid is apport ...
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How does Ubuntu make money?

We get various distros like kubuntu/ubuntu/lubuntu/edu/etc... for free. We get critical updates constantly. We can download any programs we want from Ubuntu repos. Gee, I can't even imagine what kind ...
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What's the relation between Juju project and Ubuntu/Canonical?

Juju: www.juju.ubuntu.com Who is the owner of Juju, Canonical?
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Did I support Canonical financially, when I bought the BQ Aquaris? [closed]

I love the phone. I love the company. I certainly love Ubuntu. Lately I've been feeling bad just taking and not giving. So did I give a little back, when I bought the phone?
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Integrated Projects of openstack on the last release of The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu Openstack

What are the different projects of openstack included in the last release of The Canonical Distribution? I didn't find if Trove, Heat, Ceilometer, Sahara and some features of Neutron (Firewall as a ...
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Landscape fails when using openstack-installer (even /experimental fails)

Here's the pastebin log http://pastebin.com/cXjC8rzP We are doing an Ubuntu cloud PoC, and are in the process of going with a 100 node license.
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Searching for a better method/framework/anything to build deb packages

For those that have downvoted, if you care to let me know why, I can try to improve the question. I have been scouring the pipes for an official page on an officially sanctioned method of building ...
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Does Canonical have other deals with companies like the Amazon search feature?

I was interested to find out if Canonical, the producers of Ubuntu, have other financial dealings for integrated features of their operating system, other than the controversial Amazon search feature? ...
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Default Background Donation [duplicate]

This might not be the proper venue for this question, but I'm not sure where else to begin. How would a person go about donating photographs for use as one of the default backgrounds that ships with ...
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installing the canonical version of openstack

I have been working through setting up my servers for openstack http://www.ubuntu.com/download/cloud/install-ubuntu-openstack and I am trying to configure the second NIC. I receive this error in my ...
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How to remove `t=canonical` from Firefox browser searches made on DuckDuckGo?

In Ubuntu 14.04, when I do a search in Firefox using either the address bar or the search bar, the system always adds t=canonical to my searches. So the full string becomes: ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 DVDs be available for buying in Canonical Store?

Times ago, Canonical announced that in the Canonical Store will be available for buying only CDs / DVDs of LTS releases: Canonical Axe Ubuntu Discs for Non-LTS Releases But, now we have Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Is the software center safe? [duplicate]

Is there anyway someone could get some sort of malware onto the Ubuntu Software Center? Or is it all checked thoroughly before being added to the official repositories?
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Why should edx ask for permission to use word UBUNTU?

edx is an online course provider and recently it provided a course about Linux. One thing that was confusing is that it mentioned that they got permission from Canonical Ltd to use the word UBUNTU. ...
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How can I buy Canonical Ubuntu Advantage licence for Ubuntu OS installed on one of cloud VM and how can I apply that licence

I have Ubuntu installed in a cloud VM,how can I buy Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage service? Can I buy it and apply it to Ubuntu install on my cloud VM? Will this license provide me any Ubuntu Bug ...
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“A fatal error has occured: Couldn't create admin” error when installing Ubuntu OpenStack - Canonical Distribution

I'm trying to install the new Canonical Distribution on a virtual environment following the guide published here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/cloud/install-ubuntu-openstack but during the ...
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What is the current state of the Ubuntu Professional certification?

I've heard the Ubuntu Professional certification is no longer offered, although the course can be purchased here: http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=533 Is this true? After ...
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Can I donate less than $1 to Ubuntu?

I'd like to donate an amount less than $1. Is that possible?
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Which Juju's OpenStack Charms am I using (Community or Canonical)?

To give you better idea, let me just give you a little context I had a MAAS setup with 6 nodes in ready state. One of my node became Juju bootstrap node. After that I deployed OpenStack Juju charms ...
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How do I contact someone in Canonical's organization?

I'm seeking a contact for Canonical's public relations person within the organization. Can anyone provide a phone number or email for this person? Or, at least, some jumping off point to find the ...
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“juju status” error on machines which are already in “allocated” state

I have two VMs in my MAAS setup: node0 and node1 Status of both of these machines are "Allocated to root". Another VM with name "node_juju" was created and "commissioned" through MAAS. With ...
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Missing Canonical partners and independent repositories in ubuntu 14.04

I have encountered a strange problem today when I found that Canonical partners and independent repositories have gone missing from "other software" tab of "software and updates". I also noticed that ...
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Is Amazon a sponsor of Ubuntu development?

When I installed Ubuntu, the launcher included these icons: Search your computer and online sources Files Firefox LibreOffice Writer LibreOffice Calc LibreOffice Impress Ubuntu Software Center ...
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How will they make the Software Centre sync now that U1 is no longer available?

As this questions says, the Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center sync doesn't work. Below there is a comment by MattiJsR: How will they make the sync work now that U1 is no longer available? And my ...
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How to re-install ubuntu that is pre-installed by manufacturer [duplicate]

Actually I wiped off ubuntu 12.04 lts that was pre-installed by manufacturer and want to just have it back is there any of doing this.
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Question regarding a domain name ending with “ubuntu”

I'm building a website like OMG!Ubuntu. I know that when using domain names ending with "Ubuntu" I must get consent from Canonical. How do I get their consent ?