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Migration Paths?

Migration paths allow for questions to be moved from Ask Ubuntu to other sites in the Stack Exchange network. The idea is that rather than simply closing questions as being "off-topic", then the ...
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Why are questions about (specifically) Ubuntu based distros off-limits?

I can understand (in general) questions about non-Ubuntu distros being off-limits. But is there a reason that questions about distros like Linux Mint which derive directly from Ubuntu are also off-...
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Shouldn't we stop closing questions instantly as Off-Topic if we see the words "mint", "debian", etc.?

I'm not suggesting that Mint is on-topic, but recently I've noticed questions getting closed as Off Topic, just because a question contains the word "Mint" or "Debian". If you need to close them, I ...
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Are questions about other Linux distros acceptable?

Is it acceptable to ask elementary questions about Linux that will be of interest to Ubuntu users (e.g., how do I lock the screen in Xfce?) though one may be using another distro? Such questions will ...
Akhil Mathew's user avatar
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Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install (insert distro here) be flagged / downvoted?

The question Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install Slackware be flagged? arose myself while answering Let's not do “I don't know how to fix your problem, so just reinstall", so I decided to ...
CijcoSistems's user avatar
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Answers that aren't about Ubuntu (explicitly about another distro)

I think it's important that the Questions and Answers on our site remain "on-topic": It is infinitely frustrating when trying to solve an issue, to search for a question, find an answer, ...
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How specific about not supporting non-Ubuntu OS's is AskUbuntu?

While browsing AskUbuntu, I found a question about Wine + Steam. The OP said that he was using Linux Mint, and upon reading that, I thought "Oh, isn't that non-supported, or something?". So I opened ...
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Is "Mint" taboo? [duplicate]

I use Linux Mint 17.1 which is based on Ubuntu 14.04. I thought to ask/contribute here on Trusty issues and on the Mint forums over Mint issues. Last time I went to make a contribution a warning ...
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Are questions about official Ubuntu software in other OSes generally on-topic?

My understanding is that we consider questions about running Ubuntu One in Windows to be on-topic for this site (thanks to Jorge Castro for clarifying this in chat). But we close at least some ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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Can I ask questions on Linux Mint on this forum [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Mint (and other unofficial derivatives) - on topic? Can I post questions on Linux Mint in this forum? Linux Mint is a spinoff based on Debian & Ubuntu, so is it ...
Green Noob's user avatar
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Can I ask questions about JoliOs here [duplicate]

Can I ask questions about JoliOs here, I know in the FAQ they say I can't ask questions on Linux mint and the like but on their website ( they say if I got any problem I should ask ...
Prabath Swarna's user avatar
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Ask Ubuntu definition [duplicate]

Is there any way that this site would/could use the possibility of defining that it is strictly Official Ubuntu and Canonical supported offshoots of Ubuntu? I had originally thought that this site ...
Cole Busby's user avatar
3 votes
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Should we include support for BackTrack?

This question just rolled in a few hours ago. I'm unfamiliar with BackTrack but it appears to be a highly modified Ubuntu installation which from the site's appearance - dropped most ties to Ubuntu. I ...
Marco Ceppi's user avatar
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2 votes
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Is it appropriate to ask about Zorin OS here, as it's built on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I don't know if the issue is with Ubuntu or if it's with Zorin but when I try to add my Facebook account with the GNOME Online Accounts menu, I get this error message: Error getting identity: Could ...
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How far a fork distributions is on topic on Ask-Ubuntu? (is this question on-topic?) [duplicate]

I was trying to answer this question, but as you may notice, it has serious issues that made you think is off-topic: It could be a bug/limitation of samba/CIFS. The asker is using a "heavily" ...
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