LTS stands for "Long Term Support release". These Ubuntu releases are considered to be especially stable and receive official support longer than normal releases. A new LTS comes out every 2 years.

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Key security fixes - pace of adoption into 12.04 LTS

I would like to ask about how quickly security issues are dealt with in the 12.04 disti. I am recently using GnuPG on my 12.04 box and am concerned that the following security fix / most up to date ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 or 13.04 or 12.04?

I have used ubuntu 13.10 for last month. I enjoyed using it, but it was very buggy and unstable. Every now and then I experienced random freezes, mishappens and various other bugs. Because of this ...
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Laptop keyboard not working, how to enable wifi using usb keyboard (or remap the laptops FN key to a key on the usb keyboard)

I've been around the block with this several times and nothing seems to hardware unblock the WiFi on this laptop. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Laptop is a Medion MD96350. Its built in keyboard is ...
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LTS or Normal Release for 2014

There was a time not long ago when this question would (and should!) of been marked as a duplicate of this question or many others... But the landscape of Ubuntu has changed since 12.04, and it will ...
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Installing CS6 products in Ubuntu

How would I install Adobe CS6 products in Ubuntu painlessly. In other words, how would I use PlayOnLinux to install adobe products. The ones I use are Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AE, and ...
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I Need File System Help

There are four paper looking icons in the file system they all have a dark black arrows at the bottom. Is it normal for them not to be in a folder? If not how do I remove them? Here's how they read ...
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I cannot get new updates [duplicate]

Pakettitietoja ei voitu alustaa Pakettitietoja alustettaessa tapahtui virhe jota ei voitu korjata. Ilmoita tästä virheraportilla paketille "update-manager", ja sisällytä raporttiin seuraava ...
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I cannot access Thunderbird ppa

I tried the suggestion given to this question: Thunderbird won't send email but apt gave the following error: Cannot access PPA ...
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how to install windows 7 as it already has ubuntu 12.04

i m getting a prob. to install windows 7 on ubuntu 12.04 whem i am staring the installation from a pen drive it shows the error 0x800700A on it how to get rid of it
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Getting a ubuntu installation disk

Ok I'll make it simple. I live in Sri Lanka. And I dont have a good internet connection. So I already have ubuntu 10.10 which I got from shipit.ubuntu.com some time back. And distributed some copies ...
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Sound switches to headphones after random time

On my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) arose out of the blue the following problem: After seemingly a random number of seconds the sound switches to the headphone jack and switches off the speakers. If I ...
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What is meant by Terminal [duplicate]

New Ubuntu 12.04 LTS user here. I have downloaded Google Earth, it shows as its downloaded but says it must be operated from a terminal. Could someone please explain what terminal means in that ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server

I have Ubuntu 11.10 server , I want to upgrade it to 12.04LTS but the update manager show that the new release is 12.04.03LTS, how can I get 12.04LTS ?
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Cannot Update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

When I am running update, I cannot update Due to this error; /*W:GPG error: http://deb.playonlinux.com squeeze Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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Which ubuntu 12.04.3 is best for Device lc2430i ? [duplicate]

Which Ubuntu version should I download for new Linux-certified laptop ? Device Name: lc2430i MEMORY: 3.8GiB Processor:3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5GHZ X 4 (3MB L3Cache,2C+HT) OS TYPE: ...
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts not working when I reboot

I have assigned shortcuts for Volume Up, Volume Down and Volum Mute in Shortcuts Window. But whenever I reboot or logoff system, this shortcuts aren't working. When I open the Shortcuts Dialog Window ...
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Upgrade and update Ubuntu server

There is a ubuntu server 12.04 LTS; and I want to be up to date and updated with security updates and have the most up to date version of packages installed. but i do not want the server to change ...
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Error:Broken Count>0 help? Can't download anything from software center.. Ubuntu 12.04 lts

It says an error occured,please run package manager from right click menu or aptget in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message was 'Error: Broken Count>0' This usually means that your ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Cloud images don't come with backported kernels?

Why the latest Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Cloud Images (http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release) does not come with the latest kernel, the linux-generic-lts-raring ? Any special reason to not ...
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Which version of Ubuntu Should I choose for these specs? [duplicate]

Well, I'm very confused on which version of Ubuntu I should download. First off, my specs are: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz 2GB DDR2 RAM @ 667MHz 250GB HDD GeForce 210 GPU 1GB GDDR3 And I'm ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 LTS Wont show my connected Audio outputs

When I plug my headphones in I will hear and see nothing from that output. Nothing happens when I plug my output in, it will stay the same. Help is really appriciated since I need my sound back as ...
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How do I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.04.3?

I have so many bugs in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS that I have lost count and the energy to fix them. The system won't upgrade properly or even update packages any more. When I log in I get a black screen ...
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Update Manager Error ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Red exclamation point in triangl up there is scareing me when i click on it this shows up: The update information is outdated.This may be caused by network problems or by a repository that is ...
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LXC on Precise with linux-image-generic-lts-raring … do I get the full namespace support?

Kernel 3.8 adds full namespace support, as far as I am aware. The package linux-image-generic-lts-raring ("Raring Ringtail kernel") offers this on Precise Pangolin installations (screenshot): Older ...
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LTS Enablement Stacks - Should I use quantal, raring or saucy?

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 from a beta ISO and I have been updating it ever since then. However, I want to opt into the hardware enablement stack for Precise now. I have two questions: First, how do ...
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Ubuntu is very slow

For some reason when I open up programs like firefox it take 3 seconds for it to open up. I have 8 GB of RAM so it should be very fast. Also got quad core 3.5 ghz. I already update it "apt-get ...
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12.04 LTS distro upgrade to 13.04 — will it still be LTS?

If one installs Ubuntu 12.04, and does a distribution upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04, does the upgraded version still have five-year Long Term Support?
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Security updates for the universe repository for LTS releases?

What happens if there is a security problem in a package in the universe repository four years after the 12.04 LTS release; will the package be updated from upstream, patched, or left alone? It's my ...
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unable to dual boot ubuntu 12.04 LTS from windows boot manager

hi i have got stuck with a problem... i have installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS using windows installer wubi.. after the installation completed it asked for the reboot. i rebooted and for the 1st time ubuntu ...
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The process of updating a “Normal Release”?

I was amazed to see 13.04 "just work" when it came to getting my wireless internet up and running. Not sure if it was the firmware or the drivers or just having a very up-to-date linux kernel... but ...
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LTS vs non LTS which is more suitable to me? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu I want to know which is more suitable to me? I want to use if for web design and hosting and for programming
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Unable to install osspd [duplicate]

I try to install osspd, but I get the message that I need the library lib6c >= 2.17 I tried to install it by: apt-get install osspd http://sourceforge.net/projects/osspd/ ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Wubi Installation [duplicate]

I have just (finally) installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire One netbook, using Wubi. I have tried to install with a USB stick many times, but failed. So, now I have a dual boot with Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu not loading/running correctly

When I boot up I get just my desktop background, no menus or options. I can access terminal through recovery mode, but everything I try fails because of a missing package or something. I just updated ...
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NON-LTS to LTS? Possible? [duplicate]

Is it at all possible to move from an non-LTS distro to an LTS one, IE 13.04 to 12.04 LTS? If so, how would it be done?
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how to install linux-headers-3.5.0-32-generic [duplicate]

When i try to install some apps i get a message: linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal : Depend: linux-headers-3.5.0-32-generic but it is not installable uname -a Linux ubuntus 3.5.0-27-generic ...
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12.04.2 LTS 32-bit Server does not start graphic interface in VMWare 5.0?

On a Windows 7 system, I installed VMWare 5.0 and tried to install the 32-bit Server LTS flavour of Ubuntu. After the install completed, it only starts in console instead of the usual GUI. How do I ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu on my iMac

Apparently, my late-2009 iMac screwed up, and ruined everything. I was forced to reformat, but my iMac is second-hand, so I can't reinstall Mac because I don't have an Apple ID that has Lion ...
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Why does ubuntu 12.04 LTS provide samba4 alpha?

I was surprised to see an alpha package in an LTS release. Why put such an alpha package in an LTS release, no matter how stable it can be? It can be misleading for careless people who didn' t check ...
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What decides an ubuntu version to be LTS or non-LTS?

I was wondering which factors decide an Ubuntu version to be LTS or non-LTS?
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Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.04 using ISO/CD

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot. In it WiFi gets idle after some time. To get connection back I have to disconnect and reconnect. So I chose to upgrade 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. But the issues ...
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Reverting after installing lubuntu desktop

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and then found the Lubuntu desktop in Ubuntu Software Center. If I install it, would I later be able to revert to the ubuntu desktop?
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Availability of packages on ubuntu LTS

How can i know what packages are available for the Ubuntu LTS. My host says that PHP 5.4 is not supported because it is currently not available on the LTS repo for Ubuntu 12.04. How can I find out if ...
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Login on 12.04 LTS slow after moving /home to separate HDD

On a prior install I had moved the /home to a different HDD to keep the SSD for the OS only. On Saturday Ubuntu crapped out and I had to reinstall, after getting things back to the point of moving the ...
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Moving folder to trash

How can I give myself permission to delete a folder from "file system/opt"? Folder owner is root. I am the only user of this computer but I did not install the OS. I am not much of a tech person but ...
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How to upgrade 12.4 to 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm tempted to upgrade my desktop running 12.4 to 13.4 as 13.4 runs really well on my laptop. Can I do this without upgrading to 12.10 first (want to avoid fresh install) or is there no way arround ...
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LUBUNTU 12.04 NO lts? [duplicate]

does not make sense, because that all the variants sync the same repositories, so will I get software updates for 3 or 4 more years if I use Lubuntu 12.04, how could it be not an LTS? Evenb Mint 13 ...
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Ubuntu server boots, then shows blinking cursor

My Ubuntu server boots but then shows a blinking cursor. It passes GRUB and I get the boot log output and all seems fine, however I get no shell after booting. I can boot into recovery just fine ...
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How to make programs minimize when you click on them on the launcher [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just want the programs to minimize like they do on the Windows 7 taskbar, if that gives you a idea of what I am talking about.
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Do the features in new Ubuntu releases get backported to the LTS?

I am thinking of installing either Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) or waiting for 13.04 to be released. My question is: Will all the updates that appear in the new release also be made available to the LTS ...