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

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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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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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What's the difference between Ubuntu for free and the Official CD for $5?

What's the difference between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for free and the Official CD of Ubuntu for $5? I didn't know the difference.
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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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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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Ubuntu Distribution: Original Investor

I just have seen a "Canonical Limited" is the investor of Ubuntu Linux. First time I downloaded Ubuntu Linux a US Corporation was investor of Ubuntu. Sameways many different guesses about why it has ...
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How green are Ubuntu and Canonical?

im a student of Environmental Engineering, currently searching for a Bachelor Thesis Theme. I am curious, if there any internal information about Ubuntu related to CO2/Energy saving compared to other ...
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Are Palestinians out of the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest?

Canonical does not support shipment to Palestine. Are we (Palestinians) out of the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest because of that? Edit I contact canonical shipment team, and they told me they don't ...
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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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Where are the Ubuntu and Ubuntu One servers located?

I would like to know where the Ubuntu Main repository and Ubuntu One servers are located.
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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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Why isn't Fluendo software showing up in 12.04 for purchase?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (32 Bit) and I have noticed that none of the previous software available for purchase from Fluendo is available. Does anyone know why? While trying to find a ...
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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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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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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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Where can I order pressed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Desktop CDs with professional graphics?

Canonical have confirmed today they will be shipping 32-bit Desktop CDs of 12.04 from their store, with the product page just updated to reflect this. I prefer 64-bit, I thought it was now the ...
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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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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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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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Why is Ubuntu not publicized in big conferences?

I am simply wondering why the Ubuntu OS is not presented in big conferences at launches? I see other OS-es gaining a lot of market share by doing so. I think that Ubuntu even if it is free of charge ...
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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 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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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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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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Can a person contribute directly to the Ubuntu project?

I know that Ubuntu receives funding via support, merchandize, hardware company agreements, etc, but many projects out there offer the option to donate directly allowing and supporting further ...
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In which countries would Ubuntu TV be made available?

Will Ubuntu TV be made available outside of UK/USA when it is released for public use? For example in Germany?
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Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?

I'm starting a business and this is part of what I'm going to be offering. I'm almost complete with my certification in Linux Administration, but I don't know all of the ins and outs of the law Linux ...
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Why doesn't Canonical and Ubuntu run more ads?

Ubuntu, being a hunk of an OS, is not giving out Ads! I mean, See Microsoft for instance, Whichever Blogs or Websites you Visit you get a Nice girl holding a boquet of flowers and saying Windows 7, ...
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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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When I am using Ubuntu for commercial reasons, do I have to pay Canonical?

I made application which use Ubuntu, when i shift it, i will install Ubuntu myself and install application myself as one unit, i can have more unit for selling it all depends based on my marketing and ...
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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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How does Canonical report and transfer Software Center sales money to app developers?

I would like to clarify some details of the derivation earned from the sale of application money. If I understood correctly, at the end of each quarter you will send us email to report the amount of ...
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Where can I order or request an Ubuntu Installation CD or 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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Why doesn't Canonical have a store in India?

I'm desperate to buy some of those great things up for sale on the Canonical Store. Is there anything that is being done to bring the store to India or have some kind of a retailer to sell the ...
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How can I help Canonical be profitable?

I can buy cloud space from ubuntu one instead of dropbox, etc .... right? Does buying system76 computers help canonical in anyway? What else can we do? Please add to this list.
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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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If I've signed the Canonical Contributors agreement, do I have to sign the new Harmony Agreement?

The contributors agreement has changed to a broad license harmony agreement. Do I need to resign the new agreement or is it automatic. Does anything prevent me from signing the new agreement and using ...
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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 Canonical pay application developers?

When an application becomes default in Ubuntu, does Canonical pay the developer(s) for making it default or do they just use the application for free?
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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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How much do Canonical track Ubuntu One-users behaviour?

I realised today when signing in, that everytime i use my computer I send some data back and forth to the Ubuntu One service, for obvious reasons, and that would actually mean Canonical could save us ...
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Will Skype be removed from the Canonical Partner repository? [closed]

I just learned that Microsoft has taken over Skype. Will this affect the availability of Skype in the Canonical Partner repository?
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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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How do I report a site that is misusing the Ubuntu logo and trademark?

Ok while browsing for an answer to a problem mentioned here at askubuntu I found this site "Ubuntu Addict" which looks like a google advert driver. Is there a place I can report something like that if ...
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Does anybody know what happens to money spent in the Ubuntu One Music Store?

I remember reading on the Canonical website around the launch of the Ubuntu One Music store that after revenue was divided between Canonical, 7 digital and the artists involved that all profit or a ...
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Is Ubuntu doing GUI research?

Is there any serious graphical user interface research for Ubuntu? I mean, are there any improvements planned by Ubuntu in order to improve it's default user interface? Just for example I don't ...
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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 has been your experience with paid support from Canonical? [closed]

I am considering buying "Ubuntu Desktop Support" from Canonical for 2 reasons: I have a couple of issues that I would like professional help with. (Specifically a recurring kernel panic, and a slow ...
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Is there a public list anywhere of people who have signed the Canonical Contributor Agreement?

I know there are lists of Ubuntu Members and rankings of people contributing to the 5-a-day project, but I was wondering if there is a record of signatories of the Canonical Contributor Agreement.
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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 ...