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

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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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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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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 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 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 do I make sure that Canonical get affiliate benefits when I buy from amazon?

Ubuntu 12.10 has a new feature to search and buy from Amazon, either from the Dash, or from a unity WebApp. This is quite controversial, but for my part, I quite ok with it. So when I buy something ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=...
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How is Ubuntu/Canonical organized?

Ubuntu is a big project that has a lot of community involvement over many different aspects. From who is in charge - to how decisions are made. How is the work on Ubuntu organized and who organizes ...
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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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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's the history of Ubuntu?

What is the history of Ubuntu? How did Ubuntu originate? Who were the people involved?
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Will I be able to contribute to Ubuntu in the future through other services in addition to PayPal?

Now on Desktop Contribute Page, I can donate only using PayPal. Will I be able to donate in the future, using, for example, VISA credit card?
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How to contact Canonical?

So I am doing a College research project for my Computer Information Systems department and it is about alternative Linux server distribution for small businesses. From my findings I would really like ...
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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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What kind of support does Canonical provide on a business level?

I was wondering about support for Ubuntu in general. If a small and or large business is running Ubuntu, what type of issues does Canonical help out with? examples: if a business is running a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Why doesn't Ubuntu move to DVDs? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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.