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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 ...
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What is the release Date of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)? [closed]

What is the exact release date of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail?
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Isn't open-source a two-edge sword? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wouldn’t writing an open source program make it available for anyone to freely hack and exploit, thus making it less secure? I know that ubuntu is an open source OS, which ...
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How long will Ubuntu 13.04 be supported for? [duplicate]

I am trying to find out how long will Ubuntu 13.04 be supported before the next version arrives.
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lenovo b570e release recommendation

I'm wondering what release is more stable in terms of hardware drivers support for a Lenovo B570e , 12.10 or 12.04 ? I have a 64 bit system but I see on the website the recommended version is ...
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problems updating system: update manager says newest update is 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? When I open my update manager I get a window saying: Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore. You ...
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Are 64-bit and 32-bit versions included in the same ISO?

http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ Does Ubuntu now release 64-bit and 32-bit under the same ISO?
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How do you use or what is wrong with ubuntu-support-status? [closed]

I read this: "The ubuntu-support-status command will print the exact status of your system. " but when i try i get this: $ ubuntu-support-status Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/...
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Lubuntu 12.04 is a non-LTS release - does this mean that LXDE isn't, either?

Lubuntu 12.04 is not a long-term-support release. That's mostly due to a lack of manpower. But I don't use Lubuntu on my machine, I use LXDE over stock Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So my question is: In the ...
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Where can I submit release codename suggestions

I want to submit a ubuntu release codename... where can I do this at? I went to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames to try and submit an idea but there isn't any location there to do so...
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What are the benefits of six month release cycle?

If possible, could anyone explain the benefits of Ubuntu's six month release cycle? I can think of some benefits like to provide users with a release without bugs from previous one and updated ...
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iso download fails Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS 32bit

I have tried downloading Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS 32bit but it fails at 156.790kb image file at start of download says 645mb it will only download 156.790kb then finishes. where can I download this ...
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Why do Ubuntu releases use names and not just numbers?

As the title says - why also use names and not just version numbers?
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Why is the traditional countdown absent in the Ubuntu homepage now?

We used to get more excited just seeing how close the next release date is and how game we are to download our latest favorite OS. Is the traditional homepage countdown in ubuntu.com gone for good?
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Why isnt there an Ubuntu release name starting with C (and A)

Its Breezy Badger then Dapper Drake. Where are Clumsy Chameleon and Awesome Antelope?
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“do-release-upgrade -d” doesn't prompt for update

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 server and I would like to place that PC for testing purposes so moving to 12.10 server but I am unable to do that. I am doing this in a VM, so I can't copy/paste the text ...
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Does changing in `lsb-release` file affects upgrades?

I have Ubuntu and Edubuntu installed on my laptop. But both shows as "Ubuntu ..." in the grub menu. To workaround this, I can change the variable DISTRIB_ID and DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION to have values "...
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How to find support for specific package version in upcoming Ubuntu versions

If an user wanted to look for example, for a version of a specific package in a new version of Ubuntu, let's say, I want to know if Ubuntu 12.10 will have ALSA 1.0.26 or if it will have MESA 9.0. How ...
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What are the differences between different releases of Ubuntu?

For example, what is the difference between Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 LTS? What are some major/minor changes between the two versions?
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How will be the LTS support for Xubuntu after 3 years?

Hi :) I'm comfortable with Xubuntu 12.04 because I have an older computer, but I was reading about the LTS support: Ubuntu 12.04: Supported until april 2017. Xubuntu 12.04: Supported until april ...
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Will the 12.04.1 ISO appear on the Ubuntu website?

Following the release schedule for 12.04 here, I see that today, the 12.04.1 maintenance release will come out. Since it includes all updates found for 12.04 up until today and saves me a lot of ...
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Are changes in a point release applied progressively to a released version before it comes out

(Note that I think the title can receive a change to better explain what I am asking here) I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that the 12.04.1 will come soon and was wondering ...
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For how long 12.04 LTS will be supported ? 5 or 3 years? [duplicate]

Hey everyone today my friend call me and he told me that 12.04LTS it will be support for 3 years is that correct ? because i think it will be supported for 5 years, i am not sure but i heard from ...
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Where to find Bugs fixed in Point Releases or Addressed to be fixed in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS?

Since according to this Release Schedule the 12.04.1 point release is expected on 23 August 2012. As per the Point release wiki in Release minus 1 month that all candidate bugs are fixed . Where to ...
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When is the next point release to be available?

There are several things I love about 12.04 LTS, but several bugs which make it terrible, like the LightDM issues with the XServer and whatnot. I'm really hoping on the next point release to fix these ...
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Where can I find the source code of Ubuntu?

I would like to know where to find the source code of Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like to see how far it is "open source".
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Is it required to update Ubuntu every day or week?

Why do we need to update every day or week. Every week 150MB of update? This is similar to Windows (sorry I do not want to blame any one). I believe updates are to cater some loop holes, deficiency; ...
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How to check whether a fixed bug reported at Launchpad would affect my distro release?

Could you please help me to decide whether this bug affects Ubuntu 12.04? I found out the information about the indicator-multiload (which turned out to be the thing I have been missing in my ...
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Which version of Debian are Ubuntu LTS releases based on?

This answer says: The base of the operating system, Debian, comes in three versions: Stable, Testing and Unstable. Normally, Ubuntu is based on Testing; the LTS releases are based on Stable. ...
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Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software?

Why are packages in the official Ubuntu repositories older than the latest (upstream) versions from Debian Sid, PPAs, the authors, etc.?
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Where can I download the ISO torrents for Ubuntu?

Where can I download the latest Ubuntu 12.04.1 (Precise Pangolin) ISO torrent files? I use uTorrent for downloading torrents. This answer has the index page This answer direct links to the ....
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Is 10.04 LTS Still Supported by the Ubuntu Desktop Advanced? [duplicate]

Is 10. 04 LTS Still Supported by the Ubuntu Desktop Advanced? If yes, until when?
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Future Xubuntu updates after the three year LTS period?

I started using Ubuntu two years ago by installing the Xubuntu 9.04 and then proceeded to install Gnome and a selection of extra packages I needed. I am forced to migrate to a new version since 9.04 ...
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How long is 11.10 supported?

Im kinda noob here, but question until when is the support for ubuntu 11.10, I just update my PC to 12.04 but, when I install the video driver, nothing show on the desktop even cannot open terminal, ...
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update manager and terminal is not working [closed]

I tried due to previous questions to update in all ways for the new releases 12.04. I tried with update manager and terminal but it's telling me there is no update. Find bellow the result of terminal ...
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Upgrading LTS to LTS (server) — why wait for the first point release?

Does anyone know the (specific) reasons that it is recommended that old LTS server users wait until the point release to upgrade? Is it just a matter of bug fixes and waiting for improved stability ...
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How can I upgrade from 11.04 to 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 I am very exited about the releases and i do want to try to install it , but I can't see it , when I do ...
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Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade to the new release

So I have Ubuntu installed on my pc, and I want to upgrade to the new Ubuntu which was just released. When I check for any new updates it doesn't show any upgrades to the new release. How can I fix ...
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Upgrades from previous versions

I have couple of questions about upgrades: Why is Ubuntu still including the release name in the sources.list? The package manager could get this information from /etc/lsb-release. And it's really ...
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MD5 mismatch on my 12.04 ISO, what is going on?

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ This page also has a link to file showing the respective MD5 hashes for each file The page shows ...
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Why is “No new release found” when upgrading from a LTS to the next?

I'm following the upgrade instructions on Ubuntu's website, but on launching the upgrade tool I get this response: Checking for a new ubuntu release No new release found Am I doing something wrong? ...
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Where can I download the latest release of Ubuntu?

A new version of Ubuntu has been released. I still can't find it on ubuntu.com. Where can it be downloaded from, or is it the only way to install it using update-manager to upgrade an existing ...
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Updating server to 12.04 on release [closed]

I'm currently running a lamp server using Ubuntu 11.10. With the release of 12.04 this week I'm wondering whether I should update to 12.04 right away or if I should wait some time. Thanks for reading....
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What is the recommended method for getting & installing updates for an Alpha or Beta release?

I am new and do not, of course, know a lot about installing and maintaining an Ubuntu release. One of the "tricks" I have learned to use is sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade to ...
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Is it possible to skip an LTS upgrade?

If you want to upgrade from 10.10 to 12.04, then you'll need to follow the upgrade path; 10.10 > 11.04 > 11.10 > 12.04. However, with LTS versions, you can upgrade directly, so that you can upgrade ...
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Are the alpha or beta releases more/less stable than the daily builds?

I have some related questions: In general, are the alpha or beta releases more/less stable than the daily builds? If the answer to 1 is yes, then if I install the alpha/beta and apt-get upgrade, ...
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What will happen when the Code Names of the Ubuntu releases get to Z [closed]

The last release was Natty Narwhal (Letter N) for the 11.04. Then it was Oneiric Ocelot (Letter O) for the 11.10. This time, the newest one will be Precise Pangolin (Letter P) for the 12.04. At this ...
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Why does Ubuntu release version at x.04 and x.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the meaning of version numbering of ubuntu? Why does Ubuntu release at versions x.04 and x.10? Eg. 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 etc
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How does Ubuntu support work

Each Ubuntu version have declared end of support date. For example current Oneiric will be supported till April 2013. What does that mean and what happens by that time? If a bug is found in one of ...