26 votes

What does our community need? (Magic wand time in MSE)

I posted my answer there already. I will reproduce it here: Archive feature On Ask Ubuntu we have a lot of questions, and especially a lot of answers, which were super relevant and useful to a lot of ...
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How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

Ask Ubuntu classrooms We could probably have some classroom sessions. I know it is a long forgotten idea but I think it would be nice to learn some new things from the experts around us. People ...
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21 votes

Happy 10th anniversary to Ask Ubuntu!

Not an event, just a look back on how the site design changed over the time. Click on the image to get the full page on Wayback Machine. This post was made possible because of the big cached page ...
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Want to ask one thing about ask ubuntu?

I'm not sure what you mean. You posted a question and another user was nice enough to correct the grammar so that it's more understandable. That's great! It makes your question easier to understand so ...
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16 votes

Thank you for celebrating 10 years of Ask Ubuntu!

Thanks for the mention! I wanted to join in the classrooms, but it was a bit hard for me with other matters, unfortunately. But I'm going to be checking out the transcripts now that all classes are ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

I had a subject called Operating Systems during my graduation. All the assigments were to be done on Linux environment, preferably, Ubuntu. So, my professor indirectly introduced me to Ubuntu in 2017. ...
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14 votes

How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

Some kind of small banner or other decoration visible on the site for the month of October pointing out that Ask Ubuntu is 10 years old.
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14 votes

Organising "classrooms" for 10th birthday celebrations

Offer I am willing to do a very beginner level introduction to command line and basic file permissions, if it is of interest
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14 votes

Organising "classrooms" for 10th birthday celebrations

Request I would like to learn about writing a new gnome-shell extension from scratch as jokerdino suggested. Shell extensions are used quite often and are very useful. Even the official wiki is not ...
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How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

Let's get to know each other more closely What is the story behind your username (if you aren't using your real name)? What brought you to Ask Ubuntu? What makes you stay here? What do you takeaway ...
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13 votes

Scheduling lessons for 10th anniversary celebration classroom

Beginner-level introduction to command line (Part 1*) Sunday 11th October - 15:00-16:00 UTC *Haven't prepared Part 2 yet though O.O... In case you missed it: lesson transcript
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13 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

My ubuntu story is short. My main OS is Debian. And I found it is a good idea to look over the children and grandchildren from debian. I often found solution for my debian problems here and in a ...
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13 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

I was looking for an OS that would work on a NEC Z1 all-in-one system that wasn't Windows. Ubuntu 8.04 fit the bill perfectly and I never looked back. =) This is the old NEC Z1 that kicked off my ...
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12 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

I used to live with someone who collected old PCs that were getting discarded by his college. He had practically a wall of them in his room and was always trying to get some form of Linux to run. ...
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11 votes

How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

I am really curious to know about the current life of the earliest contributors whose questions and answers has most upvotes, which surely helped more people to solve their problems. Let's try to ...
11 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

I always used to be an open-source fan! The first open-source program I fully embraced was Firefox 1.0.0.0. I was at university during that time. I was a Windows user, even though I already knew about ...
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10 votes

Organising "classrooms" for 10th birthday celebrations

Offer Learning by doing: How to host a package in PPA and Snapcraft.
10 votes

Scheduling lessons for 10th anniversary celebration classroom

Introduction to software installation Saturday October, 10 14:00-16:00 UTC In case you missed it: lesson transcript
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10 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

I have been tinkering around with different Linux and BSD distros (and NAS variants) together with a friend for about 10 years now. Recently we both needed to upgrade our home servers, and talked ...
10 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

I was a long-time Windows user since 3.1. But when my new computer came with Windows 8, it was insufferable. My workplace at the time used a mixed Linux / Windows environment, so I had some exposure ...
10 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

I used to blog a fair bit in the 2000s and I therefore have a fairly good log of how I migrated to Linux. 90s-2006: Playing with Linux. I first got a Linux CD on a magazine in 1995. I saw a file ...
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10 votes

Community consensus regarding using backticks or 4 spaces for code

My personal preference is to use the triple backtick as that's the most common way to set code blocks in Markdown outside of Stack Exchange. I find it much easier to use. When I am editing someone ...
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10 votes

Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?

Via Monica on the Canonical Community Team, I was given the following content to share on behalf of Canonical: Sorry for the delay! Here's the quote from Thibaut in marketing: We granted them for ...
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9 votes
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What are the differences between Ubuntu and e.g. Mint?

In short, derivatives of Ubuntu (Mint, EOS etc...) are off-topic here because the developers of these distros can make drastic changes to things, as well as swapping versions of packages and so many ...
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9 votes

How should we celebrate 10 years of Ask Ubuntu?

Video-gaming events Some years ago, a few of the community members came together and played 0 A.D. We can organise such events for interested participants.
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9 votes

Organising "classrooms" for 10th birthday celebrations

Request I would like some tips on using Vim efficiently and doing clever things with it.
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9 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

My first experience with Linux was during my graduation in Electronic Engineering: I had to learn how to design field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) using some tools that were able to run only on Red ...
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9 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

Time Line 1996 PC (Windows95, just public access) 1998 TI Calc (Got interested in its Basic) 2003 VAX at university, PC (Windows XP, with full access) 2006 Debian at university 2007 Ubuntu till now. ...
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9 votes

What's your Ubuntu story?

Note: Please click on the various links that I've included to see pictures and more information. When the first personal computers started to arrive in the mid-1970s, I was smitten by computers like ...
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8 votes

Organising "classrooms" for 10th birthday celebrations

Request Setting up regular backups like using rsync

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