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What is the “Free software only” option when installing Ubuntu?

When installing Ubuntu, you get a Free software only option. Does that Free software only option mean Free as in beer or Free as in freedom? When I say free as in freedom, I mean FSF type of ...
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How to use free -m to get memory usage for all users

I typed the free command to get the memory usage as follows : free -m output: I want to use this command to get the same info but for all users for example : I used this command .. because ...
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Problem downloading “not free” programs from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I bought "Quick 'n Easy Web Builder" in Ubuntu Software Center on 15 march, 2013 and it worked OK after unlocking it with my license key. Now I have replaced my computer (with Ubuntu 12.04LTS) but I ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...
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what will happen If RAM set to 1000 from 1024?

While I am looking at man page of free I came across --si Use power of 1000 not 1024. So from that line we can say that from 1GB (1024MB) of RAM it will use only 1000MB of RAM. But why are we ...
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Update fails to Install

I get the below error when I try to install updates using Software Updater: Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 81.3 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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Memory doesn't make sense

I just checked how much free space I have left on my hard disk using :~$ free -t total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 4063056 1075744 2987312 ...
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Recovery Menu Problems

Running operations from Recovery Menu in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working. When I press enter on clean ("Try to make free space"), it runs to 62% sometimes then freezes, 31% other times, then freezes, 98% ...
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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Do you know some free software to set up a language lab?

The alternatives I've seen are privative. They join a classroom-control software with a multimedia-editor software. In the first type, I think Italc ( http://italc.sourceforge.net ) or Epoptes ( ...
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What is wrong with the memory usage?

I can't figure out what is consuming my memory... Could anyone help me? user@desktop:~$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8176992 6186776 ...
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A load of free space just vanished

Well, it's kind of unusual and serious problem. For two or three weeks circa 20 GB from my home folder just vanished. It's not a matter of any big files, even hidden, because I checked it out many ...
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how to download free Games [closed]

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/motorbike/ not able to down load games from here. From where do I download free games for my ubuntu.