The official software repositories from Ubuntu, as opposed to PPAs and 3rd-party repositories

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What's the difference between multiverse, universe, restricted and main?

I've been peeking into the ubuntu respository and I see four folders, multiverse, universe, restricted and main. What do they represent?
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Why do the Repositories not have the latest upstream versions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? As a new Ubuntu user, I'm still trying to figure out the software management system. I've ...
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What is the “proposed” repository?

What exactly does this repository contain and why should a user either stay away from it, or add the repository?
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How do I get security updates for restricted/partner packages?

I want to perform just security updates on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, keeping the rest of the system unchanged. I need to do this from the command line, no the GUI update manager. I have implemented the ...
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Are security.ubuntu.com updates eventually merged into normal updates?

Upon my observation, seems new packages will first appear in security.ubuntu.com, but if you upgrade later, they will appear in XX.archive.ubuntu.com (depends on your config), Was that true ?
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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 use https with apt-get?

Does apt-get use https or any kind of encryption? Is there a way to configure it to use it?
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Where are the logs for apt-get?

Request I would like to know where I can find the logs for the following package managers. Package managers Synaptic Package Manager Ubuntu Software Center Terminal logs for apt-get and The ...
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Why do we have non-free software in the official repositories?

The Ubuntu wiki describes the "sections" of the official Ubuntu repositories as follows: Main - Officially supported software. Restricted - Supported software that is not available under a ...
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Shareware in Ubuntu repositories? (RAR)

I thought that all applications in Ubuntu repositories are free, but today I wanted to install rar package and its description says, that this is shareware and I could use it (without registration) ...
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How can I find an always updated list of repository mirrors?

How can I find an always updated list of repository mirrors?
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Where do I look for the reason for the removal of a package from the Ubuntu repositories

I have seen that when a new Ubuntu version is released, sometimes a particular application that I had used till the previous Ubuntu versions would have been removed from the Ubuntu repositories for ...
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When will PHP 5.6 be in the official Canonical repos?

I imagine it won't up until 14.10 is released, but even if that is the case, could we expect to see it show up in the repos that 14.04 uses?
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Are Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat repositories going to be removed or deleted after April 10-2012? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and i would like to know if the repositories of this Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Unity Web apps from the software repositories?

I found .deb files in my cache for some webapps I installed. Then I used apt-get to install some other web apps. But the icons aren't showing up on the unity bar. How do I rectify this?
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Locking updates to a specific mirror

My ISP offers a freezone Ubuntu mirror (http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu/) however Ubuntu is constantly pulling updates from a US server that is slower not inside my freezone How can I force ...