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Confused about Ubuntu and Flavors' LTS support periods [duplicate]

It's widely known that regular Ubuntu LTS releases receive 5+ years of support while Flavors have a shorter, 3 year, support period. However, I have now read that while the Flavor-specific programs ...
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How do I figure out which library is causing ldconfig to segfault?

I downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 distro for NanoPi Neo 2 and found something interesting. Running ldconfig.real -i (ignoring auxiliary cache) ought to rebuild the library cache. Instead, the binary ...
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How to get corresponding Ubuntu release codename on its derivative (Mint, Elementary, ...)? [closed]

I want to create a deb string for my APT repository. Now it looks like deb http://sitename $(lsb_release -cs) main Ubuntu derivatives display their own distribution name in lsb_release -cs (like ...
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What does "official Ubuntu flavour" mean?

What kind of support do they receive from Canonical or/and Ubuntu community? Who decides a distro should become official flavour? What privileges do "official flavours" have over unofficial ...
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What's the reason for Ubuntu officially supporting versions such as Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu?

What's the reason for Canonical officially supporting versions such as Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. instead of supplying the environments as Ubuntu 'flavour' downloads? Why doesn't Canonical ...
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Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome

Hai all I just want to know is there any Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. I love to use Ubuntu... But I hate the Unity desktop... So want an Ubuntu system with GNOME 3. So if I install ...
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Is permission required for creating a derivative?

I wanted to create an Ubuntu derivative and distribute it. I have read this post. It says no permission is required for creating a derivative and using it. But if it is given to organizations under ...
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Where do I start to create my own Ubuntu derivative? [duplicate]

I would like to create my own Ubuntu derivative with my desktop environment of choice and my preferred set of prepackaged programs. What base should I start with and what modifications should I start ...
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What is difference between install desktop-environment and run directly distro?

My question is what is difference between installing perticular desktop environment on Ubuntu And Using directly that (Default -environmented) distro/flavour of Ubuntu? Example: Two options: Install ...
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Is it possible to know which recognized flavor I am running using terminal?

I have a set of functions in bash script which I want to run only on particular flavors of Ubuntu. For example, I want to run the following if I am running Unity: gsettings set com.canonical....
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Which recognized flavors of Ubuntu have been granted the LTS status for 14.04?

The recognized flavors of Ubuntu as of 14.04 release are: Edubuntu - Ubuntu for Education Ubuntu GNOME - Ubuntu with a pure GNOME desktop Kubuntu - Ubuntu with the KDE desktop environment UbuntuKylin ...
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What are "opt-in flavors" during development cycle?

Right now, 14.04 is in active development, the detailed Release Schedule of which is hosted here. One can see that the schedule says Alpha 1, Alpha 2 and Beta 1 are for opt-in flavors only. Can ...
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zentyal on ubuntu 13.10

I tried installing Zentyal on my ubuntu 13.10-serve using the ppa-method (as I don't want to reinstall the OS). At first, I added deb http://archive.zentyal.org/zentyal 3.3 main extra to my sources....
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Does Landscape support Ubuntu derivatives?

Can we add an Ubuntu derivative to list of computers to manage in Ubuntu Landscape or just Ubuntu? At least the official ones (Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.).
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Which ubuntu derivatives plan to support xorg in the future?

As far as I know ubuntu plans to replace xorg with mir in the future. WM's who need xorg will run on an intermediate layer called xmir instead. In which version will ubuntu remove xorg from the ...
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Will Kubuntu no longer being a funded derivative affect it's official derivative status?

It's a really simple question. I was just wondering since it has far reaching implications for the site, and it is a substantial change to the ecosystem.
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What are the official Ubuntu Derivatives?

What are the official Ubuntu derivatives? How many are there?
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What are the security support statuses of derivatives?

I have only a quick question. Does Kubuntu, Xubuntu and others has the same level of security like the plain Ubuntu? I mean security for the desktop environment, because I know that for others it has, ...
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Is Backtrack is derivative of Ubuntu? [closed]

I have read somewhere taht Backtrack is a Ubuntu Linux. I am confused. I know quite well that Backtrack is a Linux, but apparently Backtrack is also an Ubuntu. Please, clarify me this.
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Is Zentyal an official Ubuntu derivative?

I notice here that Canonical has partnered with Zentyal - does that make them an official derivative?
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Is there a Ubuntu network hacking derivative? [closed]

Is there a Ubuntu derivative who have facilities like network hacking that developed by community / unofficial ubuntu derivatives?
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Is there a derivative that uses a Rolling Release model?

There were so many discussions about an Ubuntu with RR. They were so many pros and contras. At the end ubuntu wont be changed, the 6 month cycle system wont be changed. Thats fine! But because there ...
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What is Vanilla Ubuntu?

I sometimes see the expression of Vanilla Ubuntu but I cannot find what it means. What kind of version of Ubuntu is Vanilla Ubuntu?
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What is the difference between Ubuntu+XFCE and Xubuntu?

There are many derivatives to Ubuntu, of which Xubuntu is one, using XFCE as a desktop environment. One can install Xubuntu directly from an ISO or install XFCE as an alternative session on Ubuntu. I ...
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Is someone porting ubuntu one and software center for derivatives?

Since 12.04 is just around the corner, and the two main applications IMO right now are the USC and U1. Due to that, is there any plan to port them completely into Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu (also ...
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How do I make noatime mounts default?

I'm making an Ubuntu derivative, and I want to make noatime the default mount option for all filesystems (instead of relatime which is default in Ubuntu). There seems to be a boolean default_relatime ...
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What happened to Gobuntu?

Some time ago there was available an official Ubuntu derivative named Gobuntu that was using free software only. I think I have not noticed when it was abandoned... Why is it no longer continued?
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Lubuntu as an official derivative of Ubuntu

The four main desktop environments are GNOME, KDE, XFCE and LXDE. While Kubuntu and Xubuntu are considered official derivatives of Ubuntu, Lubuntu is not. Why is that so? Update: Lubuntu has gained ...
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Will there be a derivative with upstream GNOME 3.0?

I want to ask if we're gonna see a version of Ubuntu such as Kubuntu for example but with GNOME shell and not with Unity ? A version called something like Gubuntu. Thanks in advance for your answers :)...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu and its derivatives?

What different Ubuntu derivatives are there? And what is special with them?
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