Versions are sequence-based states of softwares, usually, they increment based on significant changes like bug fixes, implementation of new functionality or changes in the existing program.

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Specify point release on d-i preseeding

Can I specify point release, say, "12.04.3" instead of "precise" in preseed.cfg for kickstart installation? When I specify precise in d-i mirror/suite like d-i mirror/suite precise it will ...
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Installing Python 3.4 from source

I am running Xubuntu 13.10 i386 with the python (2.7) and python3 (3.3) packages installed. I have downloaded and compiled the source code for Python 3.4 but the binary file is named python. How can I ...
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Which Ubuntu version for Dell Precision M4400 notebook [duplicate]

I would like to install Ubuntu on my old Dell Precision M4400 notebook, but I am not sure on the right version to use. Specs: Intel 2.53 GHZ processor 2 GB RAM NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M, 512MB ...
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Why do some packages have extra numbers on the front of their version string?

I have just noticed that Wine (and a number of other packages) have shifted their versioning scheme to something like: 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu3 I understand everything after the 1:... But what does the 1: ...
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keepasshttp for Ubuntu 13.10

Im running Keepass2 version 2.23. I try to get the plugin running on Ubuntu 13.10. When I check Google I see that a lot of people have it running in older versions. Is there a way to run something ...
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Which ubuntu version suits best my configuration? [duplicate]

My sister has a netbook with this configration : LG X110-G.A7HBG weiss XP Home Atom N270 1.60GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Which Ubuntu version should I install on it? I already tried the current ...
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How do I get the version of an application from the command line?

I would like to know how to get the version information of an installed program that doesn't have the --version or -version method implemented.
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I can not remove Ruby1.9.3p0 from ubuntu. What is the process?

I have installed ruby 1.9.3p0 and on executing the command ruby -v it shows the version 1.9.3p0 installed. When i try to remove it by command sudo apt-get remove ruby1.9.3p0 it says package not found ...
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How can I write a script to install BleachBit only if the version installed is not a certain version?

I want to write a bash script to download and install BleachBit from a .deb file only if the version already installed is not 1.0. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Bleachbit is only version 0.9 in the ...
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What Version of Ubuntu should I install? [closed]

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'm not sure which version of Ubuntu Linux I should install.
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12.04.4 Picking up wrong graphic card

nVidia Proprietary driver worked fine in 11.10 and update from 12.04.1 thru 12.04.2. The next update, my system crashed (as many have reported). Did fresh install of 12.04.4 and activating any of the ...
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How to know what version of PHP is used on my xampp?

I am using xampp on my Ubuntu OS. And I need to know what version of PHP my xampp is using. How do I do that?
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Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit or 64? Lenovo ThinkPad E531 - i3-3110m - 8gb ram

I wonder what version of Ubuntu should I install: 32 or 64 bit? My hardware: ThinkPad E531 i3-3110m 8gb ram
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Ubuntu 12.04 ATI Driver

Good day, So i just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (i'm now to Ubuntu and even Linux systems, but i've bored of the lot of brainfuck with Windows systems) So, i installed Steam and then 2 games (Left 4 ...
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OS Choice for and old PC, AMD Anthalon XP 2000+ 32bit with only 256MB of RAM

Looking at the site with older versions of Ubuntu it seems like 64bit on amd chips is the only option. I can upgrade the ram but I am pretty sure I am stuck with a 32bit processor. This PC had Windows ...
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Two different versions in root and in public

I am starting out with ubuntu so forgive me for the beginner's question. I tried to look for it here and I found nothing... I installed anaconda for all the python packages and I had some of them ...
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which ubuntu 13.04 32bit or 64bit to choose? [duplicate]

My notebook Configuration: laptop k40ae amd athlon(tm)ii dual-core m320 2.10 Ghz 2Gb ddr2 ram
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What does `lsb` stands for in `lsb_release`?

I can get Ubuntu version by lsb_release -a. To remember this command I want to know what stands for the lsb? I found "Linux Standard Base" here. Is this right?
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ASUS Zenbook UX32VD - Ubuntu Install tips

I had some problems with windows boot manager on my ASUS Zenbook UX32VD and I'm really considering kicking Windows away and embrace Ubuntu. But, prior to going to it, I would like to know: Wich ...
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which version good on thinkpad T42?

which version of ubuntu installs good (with no kernel and cpu problems ) on IBM thinkpad T42 ?
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how to install several php versions on ubuntu 13.10?

I switched to Ubuntu 13.10 and PHP version is 5.5. But the CMS I use is so far based on php versions 5.3 or 5.4. I tried phpfarm, phpbrew, php-version - nothing works !! I want to know how to ...
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“Latest” kernel version

Later addition to the question: 1) This question can't be reduced to a single sentence, don't ask me to do it. It might be rewritten in many different ways, but no one is easy. 2) You must have ...
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Is KdepimLibs 4.12.44 package available now?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, Linux version 3.11.0-15-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.8.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.8.1-10ubuntu8) ). To build one of the application I need KdepimLibs5-dev 4.12.44. But ...
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How to upgrade/maintain Libre Office [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to know the following How to find the latest version of Libre Office How to upgrade to the latest version
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Ubuntu for old Amilo Pro [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my pc and I was amazed how fast it is. My parents got old laptop which they use only for surfing the Web and watching movies sometimes (they just plug tv into it and ...
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Are there “portable” versions of Opera for Linux/Ubuntu?

I want to use the latest Opera browser, but v12 does not have opera-unite anymore. So, I would like to use a "portable" v11 Opera (v11 has unite). (By portable I mean a program with all files within ...
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wine version portability with games

My wine version is 1.3.13 is it good to play high end games eg Suplereme commander,Crysis 2 in this version which I have.My microsoft office 2010 is working smoothly in this wine version.I have ...
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What is the best version of Ubuntu for an aging IBM T60 laptop? [duplicate]

What is the best version/distro of Ubuntu for an aging IBM Thinkpad T60 laptop?
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Witch one to download for my pc?

Hello i want to instal lubuntu in my old pc Amd64 processor with 255mb ram and hard drive 57Gb i found this two link for my pc https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Alternate_ISO ...
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What are the differences between -v an -V to get the Version of software in Ubuntu?

I'm always confused to get the version of software installed in Ubuntu. To prevent from full typing to get the version like <software> --version instead I always use some thing like ...
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What Ubuntu version to install? [duplicate]

This is what I have an Intel® Celeron(R) CPU E3300 @ 2.50GHz × 2 What would be the best version? I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 but it's very slow.
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I want to know if my ram is ok for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hi i have a amd64 2800mz procresor with 256MiB RAM, what Ubuntu can install to run smoothly?.
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How can I downgrade AbiWord to version 2.8.6?

The AbiWord version (2.9.2) that is installed (with Lubuntu in my case) has many bugs! Does anyone know if/when Ubuntu will switch this back to the stable version (2.8.6)?
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Is it possible to get deb packages of older VLC versions?

I need to use v. 2.0.8 for a VLC extension that does not work with the latest releases of the player. I would like to keep the deb of this version for further use, and also to learn how is it ...
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How to find which app versions were/will be in given Ubuntu release?

Sometimes I'd like to know what version of certain apps was in various releases, or what ver is planned to be in the upcoming one. Is there some such database?
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How to upgrade my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 [duplicate]

How can I upgrade my Ubuntu version to 13.10. My current Ubuntu version is 13.04.
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Install custom version of node with apt-get

I've installed nodejs this way: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties python g++ make sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nodejs The ...
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How can i install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to figure out the easy way to install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04. I want to use xbmc as front end and mythtv 0.25 It will not work right?
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how do I install Vuze 5.2?

Currently Vuze 4.3.0.6 is installed from apt-get. I want to update to the latest Vuze version. Can I download a JAR? I hesitate to manually install software. current version is 5.2 on vuze.com ...
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Can I use an older version of LibreOffice?

Quantal has 3.6. I feel that the new version is heavier - at least for my specs. (Beside having this problem). How could I install an older version of LibreOffice?
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Versus Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm not sure which version to install. Which offers better performance? Which would you recomend? Thanks in advance.
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How can I get the installed ALSA version?

How can I see what ALSA version is installed on my machine? I tried: $ alsa --version Usage: /sbin/alsa {unload|reload|force-unload|force-reload|suspend|resume}
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How do I install Java 6 for use in Chrome?

I'm using an application for my employee timecards update. It will only run with Java version 6. Now after switching to Google Chrome, I'm facing an issue with this application. How do I install and ...
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Versioning a package for uploading to PPA

I've a package named Artha which I distribute as source and (deb) binaries for x86 and x86_64 architectures i.e. I've the experience in making deb files. I got quite a few requests for setting up a ...
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What would be the most efficient version of Ubuntu to install that would outperform Windows XP in speed and overall efficiency?

What would be the leanest, most efficient version of Ubuntu to install (dual boot) on my Acer Aspire 1.6 AMD Turion with 1gb ddr2 memory) that would outperform it's dual boot companion, Windows XP in ...
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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 vs 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am migrating my workflow to ubuntu from windows. I have a macbook pro at home and I really enjoy being able to use the workspaces feature on ubuntu to increase my productivity. As myself being ...
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How to check which version of KVM I am running?

I have installed KVM using the instructions given on the wiki. However, when I try to check its version using kvm --version what I get as output is this QEMU emulator version 1.2.0 ...
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Disagreement between “About this computer” and /etc/lsb-release

I have a Dell XPS that had Ubuntu 12.4 factory installed, which I upgraded 12.4->12.10->13.4->13.10 using the Software Updater. When I look at /etc/lsb-release, I see what I expect: % cat ...
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How to install VLC version 1.1.9?

I want to install older version of VLC (1.1.9) because of the sound bug in 2.* which makes it unusable (sound is distorted when the user sets the volume > 100% and then you can't fix it anymore). I've ...