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I thought here we use "Ubuntu" to mean the Ubuntu operating system only, so the following quote from Jorge Castro confused me:

This site is "Ask Ubuntu", it just so happens that some Ubuntu things can run on other OSes. :)

Does that mean here "Ubuntu" refers to all Ubuntu products?

If so, then How can I define "Ubuntu" in the Ask Ubuntu FAQ?

The FAQ says:

Ask Ubuntu is a questions and answers site for Ubuntu-related questions. It's also a place to share knowledge about Ubuntu.

Sorry for my bad English, I don't know how to phrase my question. :(


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Yes Ubuntu as in Ubuntu the operating system, there are some things that break the standard...


Ubuntu One is the personal cloud that brings your digital life together, so you can enjoy your content, your way, wherever you are. With our suite of cloud services including storage, sync, sharing and streaming - you have immediate access to your music collection, favorite photos, videos, important documents and more, at any time and from any device.

And It runs on windows and mac, that is what Jorge Castro is talking about.

And in the FAQ it says

We welcome questions about:

Using and administering Ubuntu, including official Ubuntu derivatives.
Running third-party applications on Ubuntu.
Development on Ubuntu.
Services provided by Ubuntu

Some of the "Services" (like ubuntu-one) provided by Ubuntu also run on mac and windows.

  • This is an answer for my previous question, I think you posted it here by mistake :)
    – Tachyons
    Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 0:26
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    Were you not confused about Jorge Castro's Answer?
    – Mateo
    Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 18:38

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