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It's probably due to these factors: There are more and more people working from home, due to Covid-19, and they are taking more remote calls Maybe there are more Ubuntu users generally Ubuntu's handling of microphones is still pretty buggy. I certainly am experiencing problems with the microphone on Ubuntu.


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Let's not close all microphone issues as duplicates. There are different microphone issues with different solutions. If we close them all as duplicates pointing to just one post, we will frustrate a lot of people who cannot fix their issue using the answers on that post. I like the idea of having a good question and answer post to troubleshoot all ...


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Voting is the central moderation mechanism of Ask Ubuntu. Ideally, the score of a post should signal to visitors whether a post is likely to be useful or not. We even get a tooltip on hover telling us what sort of reasons one might have for clicking the up and down vote buttons. Folks can vote for other reasons too, and, ok, sometimes those reasons are bad. ...


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From a user experience, it would be very bad to do the magnification idea or even remove zoom. And this is getting too complicated just because of the zoom app. I would suggest, to simplify this to: Keep zoom as is. This is used if you see the questions at hand for zooming in general. (Zoom in, zoom out). Very few will be actually typing zooming for this or ...


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How do I install Ubuntu alongside a pre-installed Windows with UEFI? I often sort questions by "Newest". A great deal of questions are about system installation, especially questions from new users. For those who simply want to install Ubuntu as the only operating system, I find that the official tutorials for creating installation media and system ...


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This site has a protection against users that post rubbish. Spam. That 40 minute rule is one of the hurdles in place to prevent that. And yes I have seen what happens without that rule. It is unfortunately needed to keep the frontpage useable. AU wants you to 1st proof you are serious and you do that by answering a few questions. You gain reputation rather ...


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Besides the managerial reasons stated by muru and Dan, I would also like to add a bit of technical reasoning. Why are those edits allowed? Because sometimes it's the details that make the difference. I very specifically remember two weeks ago, when I was helping an owner of a small VPS setup a piece of software over Discord. To be honest the errors he was ...


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Alternate suggestion: use zooming for zooming in and out and continue using zoom-meeting for the meeting app. Nuke the zoom tag, don't keep it, don't synonymise it and don't allow it to be created again.


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I'm not sure this is a good idea, because the feature of being able to zoom is usually called zoom and not magnification. I think that dedicating the zoom tag to the zoom application would not solve the problem of the tag being used inconsistently - it would continue to be used for both zooming in and out, and the particular software application. I think the ...


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How to install software or upgrade from an old unsupported release? This question originally asked only how to install software on an unsupported release, and was subsequently generalised and had several questions merged into it. The effect of merging is to move answers and comments from the source posts to the destination post. Care should be taken to ...


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This question was reopened by the community and a moderator, but I'm going to put my two cents into this with my mod hat on. The question of "Can I install Ubuntu on X" remains answered at the core duplicate question of Will my device work with Ubuntu? and should probably still be closed as a duplicate of that. The accepted answer and community ...


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Why does it need reopening? Just add an M1 case to the community wiki answer on the dupe. If there were actually some documented special method, sure, it would be worth reopening and posting as an answer, but if the answer is just "no, you can't at the moment", then I don't see a need for a separate post.


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Right now I owe myself quite some sleep, so this likely ends up as an incomplete answer; nevertheless I wanted to put down the thoughts that I had about it. Our premise StackExchage sites are natively excellent for short-term information exchange. The noble and understandable intent to keep AskUbuntu's canonical questions well-maintained, however, forces a ...


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I agree with this, as the answer to this question is a pretty straightforward "no". Since the Linux kernel will not support it in the near future based on Linus' feedback. And then link it in the main answer of the duplicate under a new "M1" section. I voted to reopen the question, you can answer it if enough people agree with reopening ...


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muru's answer is all true, but I just want to add some extra information, as the edits you linked are done by a user with the edit privilege. And before answering your question, I want to explain how edits work first. There are 2 types of edits: Normal edits These are edits that can be done by anyone with the edit privilege. They don't need to be reviewed ...


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In both cases, it isn't the OP who made the secondary edits you refer to, but another user who was reviewing your suggested edit. Reviewers other than the OP must have 2000 reputation. At that level, users can make edits: without having to undergo review, without having to meet the character limit, however, without the 2-rep reward. The help officially ...


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March 2019. I bought a Dell PC with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I used it for a while and everything was fast and was working out of the box. I didn't like the default theme though, but couldn't change it at the time because I knew nothing about tweaking Ubuntu. I was the only student in the medical college running Ubuntu, hence I earned the nick name "...


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I assume you are talking about this question. I migrated it to Unix & Linux because it is a reasonably high quality question that is off-topic here (it's about Linux Mint) but on-topic there. The migration help text does not claim that the question has an answer, rather that it can be answered on the destination site: This question was migrated to Unix &...


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The suggested edit looked OK to me. Even though the suggested edit seems helpful the owner of the question rejected the edit for some unknown reason, and it is the privilege of the OP to do so for any reason.


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