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Fourth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named Precise Pangolin. Released on 26th April, 2012. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific.
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DO NOT USE THIS TAG. Use either [system-installation] (for system installs) or [software-installation] (for installing software on a running system). Questions about installing Ubuntu, or installing p…
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Questions about the bootup process in Ubuntu. Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.
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The current LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Trusty Tahr". Released on 17th April, 2014. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific.
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For questions regarding the Unity desktop environment, including configuring Unity and using it.
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Questions about using Wireless connections in Ubuntu. This tag is not limited to Wifi only.
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Managing and using network connectivity on a Ubuntu system
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Questions about using the command-line interface (CLI).
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For questions regarding the installation of two or more operating systems on a single computer.
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Codenamed "Oneiric Ocelot", this version was released on Oct 13, 2011 and is no longer supported since May 9, 2013. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.
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For questions related to modules, the ones that controls and orchestrate how the kernel should communicate with the hardware
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Questions related to Ubuntu Server, and server-related packages.
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This version of Ubuntu, code-named Quantal Quetzal, was released on October 18, 2012. You should only use this tag if your question is hardware- or version-specific.
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the next generation of the GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB). Ubuntu has used GRUB2 as the boot loader since 9.10 (Karmic Koala). Commonly referred to as simply "GRUB".
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Codenamed "Raring Ringtail", this version was released on Apr 25, 2013 and is no longer supported since Jan 27, 2014. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.
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This version of Ubuntu, code-named Saucy Salamander, was released On 17 Oct, 2013 and reaches End-of-Life July 2014. This is the current latest, non-LTS version of Ubuntu. You should only use this tag…
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GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a collection of GTK-base software that provides the desktop environment GNOME-Shell. This is a very general tag that should only be used for questions r…
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Advanced Packaging Tool, the package manager for Debian-based distributions. It is also the most used tool for installing packages in Ubuntu. Questions about using any of the apt tools should use this…
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the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'
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Questions related to the Nvidia graphics and motherboard chipsets and the related drivers.
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Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.
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Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers to audio signals not being correctly transfered or not at all via Bluetooth or HDMI.
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an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. The current USB standard is USB 3.0, which supports transfer speeds of up to 625MB/s. USB devices are plug-and-play.
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Codenamed "Natty Narwhal", this version was released on Apr 28, 2011 and is no longer supported since Oct 28, 2012. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.
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Questions about installing Ubuntu in any supported architecture. Post-installation questions should not be under this tag.
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Microsoft's Windows operating system(s). Questions with this tag should relate to Ubuntu to be on-topic for this site. If your issue is with a specific version of Windows, please check windows-8, wind…
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for questions concerning Ubuntu's kernel, including compiling and questions relating to modules
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Questions related to graphics chips and related drivers made by AMD. Also for questions about older ATI motherboard chipsets and drivers.
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a very general tag. If you have a tag that's more specific (e.g. the package name that your question is about) please use that one.
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the shell used in Ubuntu's command-line interface.
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Questions about mounting filesystems. (Examples include a CD, a DVD, an external hard drive and a USB thumbdrive.)
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Questions related to graphics, in particular getting graphics cards to work. Please tag your exact graphics card version as well if you know what it is.
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Questions asking for specific applications that perform a given task or work with a given file format.
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a community developed, Ubuntu-based Linux operating system.
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Third Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Released April 2010. It was supported until 9th May, 2013 on Desktops and will be supported until April 2015 on Servers. Codenamed "Lucid Lynx". You sh…
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Short for "file system permissions" - access control based on user, group, or global access.