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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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For questions related to users, user accounts, user permissions or guest accounts.
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a company that provides cloud and virtualization products and services. Use this tag if you are using VMware's products along with the tag for the software you are using; either [vmwar…
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Questions relating to Microsoft's Skype VOIP application and services.
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Brand of graphics processing units from AMD, included with other manufacturers' graphics cards. Ask questions about configuring or troubleshooting in Ubuntu.
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This non-LTS version of Ubuntu, code-named "Utopic Unicorn", was released on Oct. 23, 2014. It reached End-of-Life on July 23, 2015. Newer questions should be considered off-topic.
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Questions for the display resolution of a display device, usually given as number of pixels in each dimension or by it's aspect ratio.
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an open-source media player / transcoder / streaming server maintained by the VideoLAN organization.
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the open source (BSD-licenced) web browser that Google Chrome is based on. Use this tag for questions about installing, configuring or using the free software Chromium browser, not the pro…
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RAID stands for redundant array of independent disks, and allows for disks to be linked in various ways. Common RAID setups in Ubuntu are a hardware RAID, FakeRAID and software RAID.
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For questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port.
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Metal as a Service – MAAS – lets you treat physical servers like virtual machines in the cloud. Rather than having to manage each server individually, MAAS turns your bare metal into an elastic cloud-…
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Questions about improving the performance, speed, and/or overall system responsiveness of Ubuntu. Note that this is a general tag, and should be accompanied by another tag indicating what kind of perf…
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Questions about battery usage and issues in Ubuntu.
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a non-LTS version of Ubuntu. It reached End Of Life on July 20, 2017. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific.
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Questions about managing/using repositories in general and about selecting Ubuntu repositories in particular. Most of the latter questions could be added under the "ppa" and "apt-get" tags as well.
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Questions about Intel products or technologies. Intel is one of the leading manufacturers of CPUs and motherboards as well as a host of other hardware.
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for questions regarding installing or using Ubuntu on Mac hardware. For questions about the hardware MAC address use the "networking" tag.
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A method of connecting to the internet through an intermediary (a proxy server) which handles connections and redirects them.
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in process of removal. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will likely be closed.
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A Microsoft file system, used in Windows NT (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
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should be used for questions relating to desktop environments, and not a specific desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Unity.
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an open standard for document exchange.
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For questions related to AMD graphic cards, their drivers and related problems.
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a form of computer data storage. Today, it takes the form of integrated circuits that allow stored data to be accessed in any order with a worst case performance of const…
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The Dash grants quick access to applications, files and folders, and shortcuts. For the command-line shell, use [tag:dash-shell]
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Questions about the login screen, specifically customizing/troubleshooting it.
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Questions related to email setup and troubleshooting. Most questions can be tagged with your email client (such as "thunderbird" or "evolution")
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Unix systems, and other Unix-like operating systems, use the term "swap" to describe both the act of moving memory pages between RAM and disk, and the region of a disk the pages are stored on. In some…
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The etc/fstab file contains static file system information. It normally contains an entry for each partition name or UUID that lists the mount point, filesystem type and mount options.
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Questions about display resolution
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CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, and is the main processing chip used in every computer. Brands include Intel, AMD and ARM. CPUs are commonly available in 32- and 64-bit, and come in a variety …
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a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client. It is Ubuntu's default e-mail client since 11.10.
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Questions about the GTK+ graphical user interface toolkit. The Gnome desktop uses GTK+.
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the primary user interface and compositing manage of the GNOME 3 desktop environment, this tag is for questions about using and troubleshooting gnome-shell, theming it, etc. Extensions should be addit…
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a small program that gets executed at startup time. The bootloader loads data and other startup process into RAM where they can be executed.
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Multi-language IDE with plug-in system