Questions tagged [history-of-ubuntu]

Questions on the history of Ubuntu, Canonical and closely related projects. This tag is not for user activity records (shell history, browser history, etc.)

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What happened to the 10-second boot milestone for Ubuntu?

Ten years ago (2009), Ubuntu Desktop had a plan to boot fast. According to the Ubuntu Wiki, Ubuntu had met the goal switching to the replacement init called Upstart in 9.10 (Karmic) and following ...
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Was Ubuntu the first software project to adopt a code of conduct?

Many software projects adopt a code of conduct, like the Ubuntu Code of Conduct or the Contributor Covenant. My memory is that there was a time when the only adoptable (freely licensed) code of ...
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What happened to the Ubuntu online tour?

It's not that I don't have Ubuntu or want to know more about it, which is pretty obvious since I ran Ubuntu since November 2017. My only is question is why is the online tour still running Ubuntu 14....
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Why does the separation of update and upgrade even exist?

I understand that in apt, the command update, updates the list of available packages, but it does not upgrade software that was already installed from these packages. I also understand that upgrade ...
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what does the -aux option of ps stand for?

You often pass options to CLI commands which cause the function to behave differently. They all have a meaning, for example -v means "Verbose" -l means "List" The ps command lists all running ...
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Is Ubuntu a globally developed software product?

I want to know if all versions of Ubuntu can be considered as a globally developed software product i.e. if developers from multiple countries/continents contribute to the Ubuntu OS. If so, is there a ...
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What was the behavior before modern init replacements?

Based on this excellent answer on changes to init daemons: What is Upstart? ...it seems like modern init replacements including upstart and systemd have added functionality because they are event ...
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Why do Windows & Ubuntu have similar shell commands?

Ubuntu has a bash (Bourne Again SHell) whereas Windows has it's proprietary shell. According to my research there is no name for the language used for shell scripting in Windows/Ubuntu. It's just ...
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Are Ubuntu 1.0 and Ubuntu 4.04 real? [duplicate]

Many people say 4.10 was the first version of Ubuntu. However, a article i saw said that Ubuntu 4.10 was the first version open to the public, and that 4.04 was a development version not open to the ...
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Why did the Ubuntu GNOME logo change in 15.10?

Why did the Ubuntu GNOME logo change in 15.10? 15.04: 15.10: (Logos extracted from the plymouth-theme-ubuntu-gnome-logo packages of the respective versions.)
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How new is ctrl+r?

I'm wonderering when this command was introduced and if it is part of some offical linux or is it ubuntu-specific ? How do I search my command-line history for commands I used before?
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Why do vim and less have such similar keybindings?

Do they share code, or is that just a tradition? Are there any other programs with similar keybindings?
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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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Why is bash the default shell in most OS?

Why is bash the default shell in most OSes (Ubuntu, Fedora, OSX, etc.)? Why is it that a lot of advanced users mostly use zsh? If it is that good, why is it not the default? I use both I don't see a ...
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Who named Ubuntu?

It is said Linux was named by Linus Torvalds who had created it. And is reported Linux means 'Linux Is Not UniX.' I am wondering who named Ubuntu and why, researching for a book. Would you explain?
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Why is Thunar the default file manager in Xubuntu?

What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in Xubuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another ...
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What happened to Ubuntu's Hall of Fame page?

Once upon a time (2008 - ????) Ubuntu had a Hall of Fame page (then located at http://hall-of-fame.ubuntu.com) in which it would give credits to contributors such as developers who patched a bug in ...
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Why is it called sudo?

Why do we use sudo to perform a terminal command as an administrative? Why isn't it admin or something else? Is there a reason for sudo?
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Why do cdimage.ubuntu.com and releases.ubuntu.com list different images?

There are two places I go when I want to download Ubuntu installer images: cdimage.ubuntu.com and releases.ubuntu.com. Both of these appear equally official: they are both subdomains of ubuntu.com, ...
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What was the first version of Ubuntu and where can I find it?

This wiki page lists Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) as the first Ubuntu released by Canonical Ltd. But I wanted to know whether there ever was an Ubuntu 1.x, as in Windows or Mac OS. If yes, is it ...
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What happened to the Leadership Code of Conduct?

I'm trying to read and perhaps sign the Leadership Code of Conduct, but all I can find is this: Ubuntu Code of Conduct v2.0 Back when the Code was in version 1.1, I could access the "regular" CoC 1....
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Why is Unity named Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the philosophy behind Unity’s name Something similar to this question. Why is Unity named Unity? What's the idea behind the name?
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Why did Ubuntu stop free shipping of its CDs?

Earlier, if we registered on the Ubuntu site, we would get a CD shipped freely to our home. Why has Ubuntu stopped it?
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What is the rationale for the `/usr` directory?

What is the rationale for the "unix system resources", or /usr directory, as described here, which duplicates many of the directory names under the root directory /? My purpose: I'm installing Oracle ...
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Why is Ubuntu named Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have long been interested in something. I know a lot of things about the history of Ubuntu, but I do not know about the name. So, why is Ubuntu named "Ubuntu"?
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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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What's the meaning of the Ubuntu logo? Where does it come from?

What's the meaning of the Ubuntu logo? Where does this logo come from?
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What's the history of Ubuntu?

What is the history of Ubuntu? How did Ubuntu originate? Who were the people involved?
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What is the correct pronunciation of 'Ubuntu'?

I have never been good at deciphering the pronunciation guides: ubuntu |oǒ'boǒntoō| What is the best way to describe the pronunciation with like sounding words for each syllable? "oǒ": ? "boǒn": ...
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Plans to make Android Apps run on Ubuntu abandoned?

I remember a longer time ago there was an anouncement that some Ubuntu developers were planing to bring the possibility to Ubuntu to run Android Apps on an Ubuntu and planned to write an environment ...
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What does “Ubuntu” mean?

What does "Ubuntu" mean, and why did they choose that particular name?