Canonical is the company that provides commercial support for Ubuntu and related services, such as Ubuntu One and Landscape.

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What is the Deal with the Copyrights Issue of Ubuntu and Canonical

I just came across this post via Hacker News and wonder what is all the fuss about? Ubuntu will always be free, right? That is a promise no one is intending to break. More than that, The Ubuntu ...
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Extreme privacy setting in Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu is one of the greatest OS that I have ever used. However, I just wonder about the privacy because some of my activity will be sent to Cannonical server. Are there any ways to prevent my data ...
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How many paid Ubuntu developers are there?

How many paid developers work on developing Ubuntu? How many of them are on Ask Ubuntu? When I say "work" I mean they get a monetary reward (salary) for working/participating in the development of ...
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Ubuntu design website duplication [closed]

Why Ubuntu maintaining two website for the same purpose. One is http://design.ubuntu.com and another one is http://design.canonical.com.
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What are the requirements of the Canonical Reseller Partner Program?

I am planning to start a company to sell Open Source Software solutions, like Ubuntu in enterprise space. I have around 6 years of experience in IT and Software sales, so I think this is the right ...
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What is the cost for becoming a reseller partner of Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm interested about Ubuntu Reseller partnership, but I'm not getting full info for this; like How I need to pay them (will it be case to case, annually or monthly)? When I'll sale their Ubuntu ...
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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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Are the ubuntu sites down? [closed]

I just logged in toady and wanted to update my software and apparently apt-get update cannot fetch the launchpad repos. When I checked in my browser neither launchpad.net nor ubuntuforums can be ...
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Is there any legal things I need to discuss with Canonical before publishing an Ubuntu-based distribution?

I would like to know if there is some legal stuff I should fix with Canonical in order to make my distro publicly available as it is based in Ubuntu. Thanks.
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Is there any donors list?

I wonder if there is any list for companies that donate money to Ubuntu. These companies are not necessarily from IT and since they are using ubuntu in their daily bases intensively, they would like ...
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In what program was this official Ubuntu ad made in

I have previously stumbled upon the official 10.10 UDS ad: What program was this ad made in? Is the program on ubuntu? Is there a template?
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What are the current legal issues going on between Ubuntu and Microsoft? [closed]

I know this is none of my business, still, since Microsoft always tries to bump its competitors, i was wondering what current legal issues are going on between Ubuntu and Microsoft Corp., and is ...
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Repair and consulting service for home-users?

I have a new Laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (dual boot with preinstalled Windows 7) since about a month. However there are three consistent problems that I have not been able to get rid ...
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Does Canonical have any plans for selling/certifying laptop hardware? [closed]

One large advantage for Apple and their developers, is that they get to pick the hardware they want to support. Ubuntu, and Linux in general, needs a great deal of extra complexity due to the need to ...
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No response on Ubuntu One Support [closed]

I submitted a support question to ubuntuone-support@canonical.com 6 days ago, received an automated response and nothing since. I have replied a few times looking for an update and nothing. This is ...
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Has Canonical really sold to Facebook? [closed]

As stated above,has Canonical really sold to Facebook?
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Is it true that Canonical shares some user's information with Amazon without asking for permission to Ubuntu's user? [duplicate]

I heard Richard Stallman saying it... He says Ubuntu violates the privacy of the user by giving information to Amazon without permission.
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Is buying merchandise or Ubuntu One storage a viable alternative to donating?

Canonical offers merchandise and cloud storage (Ubuntu One). Of course, just donating will make Canonical more money then buying merchandise/cloud storage, but is buying merchandise and cloud storage ...
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Will I be notified if Canonical is required to disclose my personal information? [closed]

In the Canonical privacy policy terms is mentioned under: What do we do with the information we collect: To comply with legal and regulatory requirements (including responding to court ...
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What happened to the default Firefox startup page?

What has gone wrong with the Ubuntu startup page? it look of it has changed so far and in stead of Google being on the left it is on the right with Google custom search. I try to type something into ...
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Does Ubntu 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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Where can I apply for jobs at Canonical? [closed]

I'm web-developer, and now I want to learn a new technology stack. I'm interested in working Canonical on ubuntu-desktop or possibly the ubuntu-phone project. I want to apply for a job at Canonical ...
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Where can I obtain Ubuntu Software and Server CDs and a manual

I live in nigeria and I need to obtain the CDs + a manual for the desktop and server versions of Ubuntu 11.10. Is there any information available where i can order these?
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How to pay to Ubuntu by Master Card

In my country IRAQ, there's just Master Card available to pay. So its possible to pay with it to Ubuntu or the lonely way is by Paypal. Thanks
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How does Ubuntu earn money? [duplicate]

From the moment that I used your OS I have become a fan. Fan of it's simplicity and beauty, but I worry about the creators. Creating something that is so simple and easy to use plus a beautiful OS ...
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Can I get online support from Canonical for improving performance?

I am a real techno-tard. I need help optimizing my pc performance. Does Canonical offer any online support (such as online chat) to help people like me? I try to understand the posts but the language ...
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How do we get Canonical to fix their certificates? I can't access Ubuntu Wiki

I'm getting certificate errors when accessing Ubuntu Wiki. This is forcing me and I assume others who have rigorous security with their web browsing to create exceptions for these sites. They have ...
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Registering attendance to Ubuntu Developers Summit in Copenhagen [closed]

I have registered to attend the upcoming developers summit in Copenhagen. I am trying to register as an attendant to events like this, and despite the fact that I login normally with my launchpad ...
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How does Canonical sustain its finances? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Ubuntu make money? Since Ubuntu is, and will always be, free and no many I know go for anything that is paid for ( like paid games or ubuntu one's paid features ...
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What is exactly Juju? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a Juju Charm? I am a sys-admin and I heard about Juju from Canonical. What is it and what could be his utility for someone like me ?
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will Canonical still be splitting revenue from Ubuntu One Music Store in 12.04? [closed]

With the release of 12.04, Ubuntu will be moving back to Rhythmbox as the default music player. Will Canonical still give Banshee a share of revenue from Ubuntu One Music Store purchases made using ...
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Will there be a new selection of ubuntu keyboards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I buy a keyboard with an Ubuntu logo on the super key? I would like an Ubuntu keyboard for my Mac that I just installed 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) on.
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What happened to Android Execution Environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Plans to make Android Apps run on Ubuntu abandoned? There was news about Android Execution Environment in 2009 but ...
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Why is downloading the Kubuntu .iso such a horrible user experience?

When I go to ubuntu.com, I click "Get Ubuntu", then I click "Download and Install", then I select my desired option, (Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu not being options there, sadly), then the download ...
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What are the types and prices of Licences available?

what are the types of licence that we can get for the Ubuntu server and if any of the editions costs money how much would that be around?
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How do Ubuntu updates appear on Amazon EC2?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in Amazon EC2 machine. Sometimes when I SSH into the machine I see a notice asking me to update some packages. Please see the screenshot image below My Question ...
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Issues when installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

Actually I'm trying to install the acro reader on my 13.10 Ubuntu desktop. I have activated the Canonical repositoy (already availble in my software packages) by ticking the checkbox but when opening ...
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possible careers [closed]

I am currently a college freshman and I am curious about what kind of careers I could possibly get working on ubuntu and what kind of requirements are there like education to get said jobs. My dream ...
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Problem with Canonical partners repository?

I enabled the canonical partners repository but I can't install Acrobat reader (acroread). I've found only a few programs in Ubuntu Software Center in the Canonical Partners section. Is this bug due ...
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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: ...
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Commercial support for Ubuntu Server OS [duplicate]

As we all know that Canonical provides commercial support for Ubuntu Server OS. I am not able to find the pricing structure for the same. I have tried to reach them through their site here, but i have ...
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Smart Scope Server side application?

As SmartScopes start to become reality and are quite central parts in the Ubuntu Unity experience it would be interesting to know a bit more about the heart (or maybe brain??) of this feature. What I ...
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Link for purchase a pack of 10 install CDs of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

I can see the link to purchase a pack of Ubuntu 12.04 32-bits CDs on shop.canonical.com, but I haven't found the link for the 64-bit install CDs. Where can I find it?
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What kind of connection this is?

I happened to use netstat program this morning. And what I couldn't understand were its results. The snapshot of the output is given below: Can somebody explain to me the last entry in the results, ...
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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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Why are the latest releases of programs not in the Software Centre? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? The way I understand the Ubuntu project from a corporate point of view is that companies can ...
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Error on Ubuntu server? [Canonical not handling load?] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror? With update manager I got: Failed to fetch ...
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Who owns Ubuntu and the ownership of Ubuntu as a going concern [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Who pays for Ubuntu? Ubuntu finances and future of project? How does Ubuntu make money? As I read Mark Shuttlesworth (hope i got it correct) is the one calling the ...
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Does Ubuntu deliberately contaminate its binaries to help NSA? [closed]

A week ago asking this question of Microsoft or such would have got me labelled as paranoid, and asking this question about Ubuntu would have seemed plain stupid, bordering offensive. Then we found ...
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why does Ubuntu downloads apps from 93.184.215.223?

Does anyone know I why my ubuntu machine makes a connection to 93.184.215.223 when I use apt-get? I thought all the software repositories were at *.canonical.com. I haven't added any 3rd party ...