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amule Ed2k link for ubuntu releases? [closed]

Why there is not any Ed2k link to download Ubuntu.ISO image in Ubuntu.com? I Know that there is other programs like Torrent, jidgo etc. Amule is another one why not?
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Will LTS releases continue to have old binaries and libraries after its end of life?

This pertains to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When PHP 5.3 goes end-of-life later this year, will Ubuntu 12.04 continue with PHP 5.3 (with backported security fixes?) or will there be a move to PHP 5.4?
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Is the development version of Ubuntu cloned from the immediate previous stable release?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and saw that it showed Ubuntu 13.10 while installing. I could confirm I installed Ubuntu 14.04 when I did this on a terminal: lsb_release -a and got this as output: ...
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How to determine the architecture of an installation or Live CD/DVD?

How can I determine which architecture (x86 or x64) my Ubuntu installation medium is for? I don't have it installed, I just need to know which files on the installation media I can use to determine ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Bind Upgrade Question

I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS with with BIND 9.8.1-P1 + to make sure I have the latest updates I ran sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo dist-upgrade This all worked fine but I ...
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Is there a Ubuntu Server Minimal CD?

Is there a Ubuntu Server Minimal CD? This can be helpful when you want to install Ubuntu on a server through KVM by selecting a local ISO file and the upload speed on your local computer is not great.
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Why isn't Mozilla SeaMonkey available in the repositories? How can I install it?

I wanted to install SeaMonkey on Ubuntu 13.04, but was surprised to see that it was nowhere to be found. Am I missing something? How can I install it?
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How to spread Ubuntu's message easily?

A few years ago I was unaware of Ubuntu and its motto. I could understand it from the video in 'Examples'. Besides this video, is there any thing implemented for all users to get at least the ...
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Where can I get older versions of Lubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an old Compaq NC6000 computer, and the newest kernels don't work. I need to use an older version of Lubuntu. Where can I download the older versions lf Lubuntu?
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How to identify Ubuntu's Release version via the GUI?

I can identify Windows' Releases very easily even after the login process is over. Ubuntu's Desktops are similar between releases. Is it possible to identify the release by looking at Ubuntu's ...
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What's the difference between LTS and Normal releases? [duplicate]

In the download section I see choices for versions 13.10 and 12.04. Also, I notice that 13.10 will be supported for 9 months and 12.04 LTS has support until year 2017. I have read information in this ...
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When new strings to be translated will be available on Launchpad for the next release? [closed]

Does anybody know when new strings to be translated will be available on Launchpad? If I try to open the translation page for this new version, I receive this notification: Translations for this ...
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What is Ubuntu's *-series?

I read that u-series Ubuntu release that will be delivered in October 2014, designated 14.10 is not derived from another series. What is this u-series and what are the other series? Is there going to ...
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How I can know the version of the software included with each release?

I need to know the version of any piece of software included with Ubuntu and the ones that provides support before downloading and installing Ubuntu. I need to know what are the versions of all the ...
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What is the newest version of PHP/MySQL for Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm just trying to make sure I am getting the right information, since I won't have access to my server for a few days. So what is the newest version of PHP/MySQL for Ubuntu 10.04? I am currently ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is still beta! [duplicate]

I wish to upgrade my current Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. While upgrading via software updater, it popped up a window with information that "Ubuntu 13.10 is beta". So, may I know when it would be beta-...
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Where I can find the status of the released versions of Ubuntu?

I want to know where I can find updated information about all the stable and in-development versions of Ubuntu, where I can find this information? This question is meant to be a canonical question....
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What Happens When I Upgrade Ubuntu?

I just need some advice on upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. What happens when I upgrade? Do my files, settings, and internet bookmarks stay intact? I can't find any resources to help me with this.
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How to select the architecture to download?

I'm a completely new user of Linux and since my computer is not a good machine I wanted to install 32 bit OS, I downloaded ubuntu desktop for 32 bit but when I check in system settings under details ...
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Why is there a Ubuntu+1 immediately after a stable release?

Less than a month ago (in October 2013), there was a stable release (Saucy) and now there is one in active development immediately, why is that? Shouldn't development focus on the stable release or ...
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How will people upgrade from 12.10 to later releases after 13.04 is EOL?

Looking at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases 13.04 will reach EOL in January 2014, while 12.10 will reach EOL in April 2014, therefore if a 12.10 user hasn't upgraded to 13.04 and subsequently to 13....
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What determines PPA updates after new Ubuntu releases?

Before upgrading to Saucy, I had several PPAs installed. As usual, the upgrade process disabled the PPAs. Afterwards, I re-enabled the PPAs in Software Sources (making sure that the release was set to ...
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“nvidia-304-updates” vs “nvidia-304” (and similar)? [duplicate]

What is the difference between these two modules? Whoever created them didn't seem to think of including a clear description.
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How do I change my repositories to saucy from raring after upgrade?

During the Saucy update it said that it would disable some packages, and it did. In Software & Updates under Other Software a lot of my repositories are either "disabled on upgrade to saucy" or ...
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Which display server will Ubuntu 13.10 ship?

Which display server will Ubuntu 13.10 ship? Mir, XMir or X?
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How do I upgrade from an LTS release to the next point release?

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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Where can I find an ISO of 12.04 for ARM?

All I've found is PXE boot files, but no actual ISO image for the whole distribution. I need an ISO image because I can't get through the firewall to let the machine pull packages directly from the ...
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Can I still use Ubuntu after support period expired?

Can I still use it regardless of the customer support? I just want to have Ubuntu for work and music, while my other OS is for gaming and general purposes.
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How to know what version of PHP is shipped in a release version?

Is there a page or Wiki listing for each Ubuntu release what is the default associated PHP version ? 10.04 LTS => PHP 5.3.2 And so on...
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After updating Ubuntu now I have a “Install Release” icon in the desktop, what should I do?

There is an icon that showed up on my dashboard after updating to 12.04 called "install RELEASE". When I go through steps to install it, I eventually get a notice saying: There is 'no operating ...
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Changing the repository to upgrade

For upgrading a release (e.g. from Quantal to Raring), apt-get dist-upgrade does work. I wonder what happens if simply changing the repository (e.g. from Quantal to Raring) then utilizing normal apt-...
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What will happen when there are no more letters in the alphabet for Ubuntu codenames? [duplicate]

I know how codenames are chosen. I know where I can submit codenames. What I don't know is what will happen in 4 years from now (if my maths aren't that bad, 2017) when there are no more letters in ...
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Full changelog of updated packages for Ubuntu releases?

So for any given version e.g. 12.04, 12.10, 13.04,etc. a full changelog of all update packages e.g. MySQL, Apache, etc.? Note: Raring Ringtail release notes says: For a list of all packages being ...
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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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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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Should I use ubuntu 10.04 server since the desktop version is not supported anymore

I have a netbook, and Ubuntu 10.04 expires tomorrow. Should I install the server version of ubuntu 10.04 and install X on top of that? Would what work for support? I love 10.04 only because it runs ...
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Why is the life of Ubuntu 13.04 so short?

Looking at the release page, I noticed the short life of 13.04. It is only 8 months : April 2013 to January 2014. Why is the life of 13.04 so short?
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Unable to find new release ( after interuppting a release upgrade)

i am on 12.10 and had to interrupt a 'do-release-upgrade' to 13.10 Now, later, when i run 'do-release-upgrade;, it reports back as 'unable to find new release' Can someone help out ?
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How to convert daily build to a stable release? [duplicate]

Say, for example, I installed 13.04 daily build today. In 10+ days from today, 13.04 will be officially released (as stable). After the release, do I need to do some sort of distribution upgrade? Or ...
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Quantal backported kernel in 12.04.2? What's going on there?

I'm sure that I'm not the first and/or only one to notice that 12.04.2, released earlier this year, installs by default a backported 3.5 kernel from the Quantal (12.10) release. I'm surprised to see ...
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Where can I download the Beta release for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

According to the 13.04 release schedule, the Beta 2 release for 13.04 was made available today (April 4). Does anyone know where I can download it? Thanks!
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Will the alpha/beta ISO become official after Release?

I am moving to use a Alpha/Beta ISO and I am wondering will it become stable after official release or will I need a new iso?
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Why did Canonical reduce Ubuntu's (non-LTS) support time to 9 months?

Is reducing support time the first step to having a rolling distribution? Is there any other purpose?
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 -> 12.10 Can't do do-release-upgrade [duplicate]

When I log into my Ubuntu 12.04 server, it says: New release '12.10' available. Run do-release-upgrade to upgrade to it. When I run do-release-upgrade I get the following: administrator@...
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Ubuntu Release Calendar, is it maintained?

I am subscribed to the Ubuntu Release Calendar. But recently, it seems that all of the events there have disappeared. Is it being shut down or something? Is there any alternative with Ubuntu releases ...
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Ubuntu Rolling Release Model

Canonical opened a debate on wether or not Ubuntu will switch to a rolling release model. What does rolling release model actually mean? Will there be a 13.04 release?
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How can I run a kernel prior to 2.0?

I am working on a project i.e. trying to adapt Linux kernel for scalable multi core architecture where no. of cores are increasing day by day. For my project I want a Linux distribution like Ubuntu ...
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Major differences between versions? [closed]

I'm having problems with 12.10 and 13.04 regarding Steam (specifically Team Fortress 2 game) which at some random point I will experience a fps drop, something like from 200 to 10. I'm not sure but ...
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What day in April will Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Server be scheduled for end of life [closed]

I searched on Google to find the end of life date of Ubuntu 8.04 Server (Hardy Heron) but to only find that it is in "April 2013". My question is, will I get updates in April or it ends on the first ...
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Can I do a Silent or Unattended Release Upgrade?

How do I upgrade to a new Ubuntu version without having to react to prompts? I'm on 12.04 now and would like to install 12.10. When I start the update, it usually downloads stuff, then asks a ...