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What version of Ubuntu comes after 'Z'? [duplicate]

I know that the Ubuntu names follow alphabetical order. Example: 12.04 was precise pangolin; 14.04 was trusty tahr; 16.04 is xenial xerus; 16.10 is yakkety yak. My question is, what's coming after ...
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Will upgrading Ubuntu remove installed software?

I am planning to upgrade Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and I was wondering if it will erase the installed software e.g., openCV, Unity Tweak Tool etc.
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How to programmatically query latest version/release of Ubuntu?

I'm using a script to build an unattended install ISO for some servers. A few weeks ago, Ubuntu incremented 14.04.3 to 14.04.4. The script I am using has the version number hard-coded into the script, ...
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Install celestia on Ubuntu 16.04

Until Ubuntu 15.10 it was possible to install Celestia (a real-time 3D space simulation), using apt: sudo apt-get install celestia celestia-gnome celestia-common-nonfree However, in Ubuntu 16.04, ...
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How to remove kernels from previous release

See question How to remove kernels from previous release? which is marked as duplicate. I ask this again, because the question is special case and not handled in the answers for the related question. ...
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Can't upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04

I am running into some trouble with this upgrade, I ran a "do-release-upgrade" and I guess that I wasn't paying attention and the system went from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 instead of 14.04 to 16.04. ...
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Why doesn't the latest Ubuntu edition come with the latest stable Linux kernel version?

I have recently noticed that the latest version of Ubuntu does not come with the latest stable Linux kernel version. For example, Kubuntu 16.04 LTS comes with Kernel 4.4.0-21-generic while the latest ...
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Why did Canonical drop support for Gimp and how to recover from it?

I was offered an upgrade to 16.04. During the upgrade, I saw this: I can kinda see why Expect and w3m are being dropped, but why Gimp? More importantly, how to do I find pre-built packages that I ...
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What are some interesting features of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [closed]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has just been released and we are very eager to enjoy it. From its features, I have noticed headphone and some other driver support in Mac, new music and video interface, themes etc. ...
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Ubuntu latest LTS is now released, why can't I upgrade from previous LTS? And how can I force the upgrade? [duplicate]

Ubuntu Server 16.04 is now released. I have Ubuntu (server) 14.04.4 LTS, but when I try to do a do-release-upgrade it tells me that there are no upgrades available. Why? How can I upgrade my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus - change from release to stable channel

Last week I installed a desktop and thought I should install Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus right away. That would prevent a later upgrade. As I understand in these last weeks nothing really changes, it's ...
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How does Ubuntu manage so many daily images?

From these pages, https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/locator/daily/ and http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/16.04/beta-2/, Ubuntu provides daily images for different releases (14.04 to 16.04), ...
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Difference between any two Ubuntu releases

Can I compare any two Ubuntu releases to check the difference/changes between them on line? Like for example I can compare the two releases/versions of eclipse as explained here eclipse-juno-vs-...
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Do I have an unstable Debian 8 distribution?

I have Ubuntu 15.10. I wanted to find out its Debian version, so I ran: cat /etc/debian_version and got jessie/sid. I think "jessie" implies Debian 8 but I'm not sure what "sid" means. Googling ...
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Disable Google Chrome warning about 32 bit on Ubuntu

After upgrading to Chrome 48, i see the message: This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because this Linux system will no longer be supported Is there a way to hide or disable ...
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No more updates for Google Chrome | apt-get update error

I am using Google Chrome 48.0 32-bit. Today when I launched Google Chrome, I got this message: This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because this Linux system will no longer ...
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Why do I get contradicting Ubuntu versions?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.* I'd like to know what point release of 12.04 I'm running (the star). I read the information about LTSEnablementStack and it seems 12.04 has point releases 12.04.0, 12.04.1, ...
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How to browse package versions for a particular Ubuntu LTS point release

I want to determine which version of a particular package is included in a particular LTS point release. E.g. I know from here that package openssl was at package version 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2 when 14.04 ...
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When does Trusty Tahr 14.04 LTS expire?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases The EOL date for Trusty Tahr (14.04) is blank. When is End Of Life?
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Can I smoothly upgrade from one LTS to next LTS release?

Question is about Ubuntu release process. Are migrations from n to n+1 releases expected? Assuming we have server with installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Will it be smoothly upgradable to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ...
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What does the new logo of Ubuntu GNOME mean?

The new release of Ubuntu GNOME brings a new logo. What does this logo mean? And what is the mainly reason for changing it?
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How distribution nomenclature is done? [duplicate]

How does Ubuntu distribution nomenclature is done? For example why does 14.04 Ubuntu is given the name "Trusty Thar"? Likewise what are the motivation for such nomenclatures for all the released ...
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If I upgrade my system will my desktop manager change to Unity?

I have an old Acer netbook which is running Lubuntu 14.10. I haven't used it in a while and after booting in it is prompting me to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04. If I go ahead with the update will it ...
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Daily Ubuntu base update

I am getting Ubuntu base update almost every day. This seems strange to me. What am I missing? (I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
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Where is the package list? [duplicate]

I would like to know what version of glibc will be used in later releases. Is that information available?
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Backporting a package from an unreleased release?

If I attempt to backport a package using a command similar to the following: backportpackage -s xenial -d vivid ... I end up with an error: backportpackage: Error: Unknown release codename xenial ...
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Is it possible to upgrade from a Beta Release to a Final Release? [duplicate]

If I install a new beta release now (e.g. 15.10 beta-2), one week before the Final Release of this version, will I be able to update/upgrade it regularly to the Final Release version when it comes out ...
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Which Ubuntu version is better? LTS or recently released version? [closed]

Which Ubuntu version is better? LTS version or recently released version?
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Cannot perform Ubuntu upgrade

Each time I try to open the update manager on my system, a dialog box appears with this output: "your ubuntu release is not supported anymore". When I try to close it, it stops responding. What can I ...
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How to trace the origin of how updates make it into my Ubuntu machine?

Question: How do I find the full "community history" of how the updates listed by "software updater" made it into my Ubuntu machine? The question is for the general workflow to obtain the "community ...
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How does Ubuntu LTS work?

With the 14.04.3 out are the prior releases of 14.04 (14.04.1, 14.04.2) fully supported or Canonical expect users to upgrade to 14.04.3 as soon as possible ?
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How to call gmaven plugin from maven release:perform

I am working on a requirement to run groovy script when release:perform is executed. For this i had defined 2 plugins in pom.xml, please refer below for plugin definitions. ..... <plugin> ...
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What, exactly is 'fixed' in a Fixed Release Distro

If I use a fixed release distribution (Ubuntu/Mint) as opposed to a rolling release distro, exactly what is not updated, what is 'fixed' in place? I update the kernel whenever a new version becomes ...
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Trouble specifying the release from apt

I'm running a system based on Ubuntu Trusty. I added the source entries for Vivid (not binary) deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid main restricted universe multiverse deb-src http://...
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exspected new version alert did not appear on release date

I have run 15.04 from beta one +2. Now that the release date of 23rd April has come and gone, I tried sudo apt-get update and upgrade. I suspect the Vivid repositories in update manager need to ...
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Security of Ubuntu flavours, especially Kubuntu

Does Kubuntu gets the same level of OS security as Ubuntu with the Unity desktop? Does Ubuntu developers offer special security updates to the unity desktop, or security is only dependent on the ...
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How to see what is new when I get a ubuntu touch update?

I'm working with my Ubuntu Touch BQ Aquaris phone for a month now but I can't seem to find out what the new features are when I get an update. For instance, today I got an update to 14.10 (R21). Where ...
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Does version 12.03 exist? [duplicate]

I want to know whether Ubuntu 12.03 exists? If yes please provide me the download link.
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What would be the different features of Ubuntu 15.04?

What would be the different features of Ubuntu 15.04 compared to so far releases?
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if move from 12.04 to 14.04, will I have to reinstall mysql or apache?

I will use the "do-release-upgrade" command to move from 12.04 to 14.04. I would prefer not to get involved in having to upgrade or reinstall services. Will apache2 and mysql continue to run after the ...
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Where is the official new Ubuntu release feature list?

I tried to find the official feature list of new Ubuntu release. Could not find it with my favorite search engine and not in the Ubuntu-wiki. I want to see if systemd is included. I could find a lot ...
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Unable to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 “Cannot Calculate Upgrades”

I just finished backing up my system and when I try to upgrade to Utopic Unicorn, I get the error "Cannot Calculate the upgrades." I ran the upgrade by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo do-release-...
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What is a reliable, authoritative source to find out what the latest stable release of Ubuntu is?

What is a reliable, authoritative source to find out what the latest stable release of Ubuntu is (if there is one)? Ideally this should exist somewhere fixed on the web, and should always tell you ...
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Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu? The story of the 1st release being named "Warty Warthog", because it lacked polish, is well know, but why didn't they continue ...
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How do I release software on apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to desktop programming, and I currently prefer to work with scripting languages (open source and all). When I polish a tool off I then want to release it for installation via apt-get but ...
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How and when is old-releases.ubuntu.com updated?

The old-releases.ubuntu.com mirror hosts the repositories for EOL Ubuntu releases. The main page currently lists up to 11.10 (or 12.04.3 if you count point upgrades), but the dists page lists up to 13....
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Kernel update plans for Ubuntu

Is there a site where we can see which kernels we will most likely be getting with upcoming Ubuntu releases? I'm personally thinking if I should install the 3.13.7.x kernel manually or waiting to get ...
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What are the old-release alternatives for http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu?

I'm trying to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 11.04 to the latest supported version. As usually when dealing with linux, I'm having a lot of fun. I have found a answer that suggests to re-map the ...
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Ubuntu Trusty - corresponding Debian release? Wheezy or Squeeze?

I want to install Dotdeb on Ubuntu trusty, Release 14.04 and I was wondering which version of the available packages for Debian I should choose. Wheezy or Squeeze?
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Where do I get all of the versions of Ubuntu + Flavors

This took me several days to do. If it doesn't render right, I made and test it for Firefox(with zoom 100%) version 31 since it comes default with Ubuntu. Please note, that after 14.10 comes out to ...