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

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Is music store successful?

I am wondering how much money canonical gets from this store and some statistics (how much songs have been bought, ...)
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How to include applications/software in Canonical Partners repo?

There seems to be no publicly documented information about how to get applications included in the Canonical Partners repo. How does an app/software get included there? What are the benefits? Do ...
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Canonical support for linux-headers package

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. A search for "linux-headers" in Synaptic Package Manager, and selecting the package "linux-headers-2.6.32-26-generic" displays the following notes for this package: ...
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How do I report a bug against Ubuntu.com (the Ubuntu website)

Since the website and wiki have been redesigned, the text is not always readable. The footer text overwrites other text, the links are not uniform colors, and the colors use blend and blur the text. ...
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Why doesn't Canonical use pings from the Update Manager to gauge the size of the Ubuntu installbase?

I've heard from many people, Jono Bacon included, that it's impossible to say how many computers are running Ubuntu since there is nothing in the OS that phones home, and the Ubuntu Census package is ...
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What is the 'canonical-census' package?

Why is (was) there so much fuss about it? Why is it under the 'Canonical Partners' section in the Software Center? Should I install it?
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Why doesn't Ubuntu move to DVDs?

Taking into account hardware requirements, chances are that you will have a DVD reader. I think its a bit silly to keep limiting ubuntu size to 700MB. If they switched to DVD size (4,7 GB) we could ...
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What does it mean when Canonical says that Ubuntu is and always will be Absolutely Free?

In the video linked from this blog entry and other Canonical marketing material, it says things like Ubuntu is and always will be Absolutely Free. What does that mean? Especially considering that ...
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What is the process for getting paid apps into the Ubuntu Software Center?

What is the process for getting paid apps into the Ubuntu Software Center?
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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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Who pays for Ubuntu?

Ubuntu seems expensive to develop and maintain. Bandwidth, development, marketing, and maintenance all cost money, and since Ubuntu is free to download and use, I don't see who pays for it all. I ask ...
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Ubuntu finances and future of project [closed]

What are the chances that the Ubuntu Project will die if its primary source of funds are removed? In other words, how healthy are the finances of the Ubuntu sponsors Canonical? Is Ubuntu losing money? ...
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What is the relationship between Ubuntu Single Sign On and Launchpad Login Service?

Canonical operates at least two OpenID based login services within the Ubuntu online world: Ubuntu Single Sign On and the Launchpad Login Service. According to the information in the footer of both ...
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What does the Ubuntu Foundation do?

I heard that it was some sort of emergency fund or something.