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How to change the Ubuntu source code

I have heard that we can obtain the source code of Ubuntu and customize it as we wish. But where can I find the source code of Ubuntu, and what languages are used to write Ubuntu?
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sudo apt-get update giving error about duplicate

Getting an error about duplicate sources, how can I get around this?
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Why ~/.bash_profile is not getting sourced when opening a terminal?

Problem I have an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine and I wanted to set up my Java development environment. I did as follows sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk Added the following entries to ...
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How submit a bug fix to Ubuntu?

I've submitted a 'papercut' bug to launchpad, that I think I can possibly have a go at fixing. What is the process for obtaining the relevant source code (I'm not entirely sure where I'd find the ...
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How bad are duplicate entries in sources.list? [duplicate]

What is sources.list? Is it like 'registry?' How important is it it to keep it 'clean?' When I did sudo apt-get update the last lines to display were these: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Get source code for copy/paste [closed]

Every operation performed by operating system have a source code. So for coping operation there should be source code. So I need a file's name having source code for copy operation.So I can add some ...
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How can I modify the kernel when I already have Ubuntu running on my machine?

Sorry if this is an extremely stupid question, but I'm brand new to Linux and I'd like to try to figure out how to modify my own system. From what little I know so far about Linux, I would imagine ...
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How to update packages compiled from source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I update software installed from source code directly I am about to install the Enlightenment desktop environment and it is a very long process. I want to know if ...
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How to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't depend on nautilus and gnome

Basically I want to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't have nautilus and gnome related dependencies. Can this be done? if so how?