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Do we stop supporting external software? No do not stop, with commentary. The problem with old versions is that they clutter and confuse searches and explanations for current users of current software. I'm of the opinion that asking questions for old things should be allowed, but only if they are specifically identified as such. I think truly solving the ...


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The first bit a really neat idea, but the only thing you can do is to lead by example and post it under all questions that need it and other people will pick it up because there is no way to force people to do anything. I would tell OPs to edit instead of not using comments, so I shamelessly stole the first bit and put it in my canned comments like this: ...


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We have a rule that we don't support Ubuntu versions that are no longer supported by Canonical. However, there is no rule about software from other sources. And I really think there shouldn't be such a rule. First of all, many tools simply don't have newer versions. So you have no choice but to try and use an older one. And yes, while some of those might ...


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In my honest opinion we should still support questions specific to currently supported release but asking for a software that ain't supported anymore. For example, Java 9 and 10 have reached their end of public support (Reference: Java version history - Wikipedia). But still we got a question about installing Java 9 on June 23, 2019. Some people indeed love ...


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Another point to mention is you should prefix comments with @UserName because they will not know you made a comment to them. For example on the same thread your comment to me an hour ago: Sadly I do not know much about filesystems at all. I'm just starting out with the Linux CLI and learning as I go, about filesystems too apparently :) The linked ...


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Edits do not notify users when done. The system will only notify you about edits when someone else revises your post(s). If you want to let the user know that you did your edits, you need to tell them explicitly - there is no automated notification system for other users about a specific post being edited. And make sure to prefix your comment with @...


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I don't think there is any good reason to treat an answer by a developer/owner any differently to an answer by anyone else. I can't think of why someone would delete such an answer, unless it had problems that would have caused it to be deleted anyway, regardless of who it was. An answer by someone involved in the development of some software is likely to ...


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I disagree. It should not be reopened. If a user is to have a meaningful opinion on kernels (e.g. I don't want any Linux, only GNU), they are an advanced user. I accept that users may have an opinion on licenses, but Linux is licensed under GPL2, which is the same license as most of GNU is developed under. Thus, GPL2 can't be a reason for a user to stay ...


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You can ask about any Linux system on Unix & Linux or even on Super User. However, no matter where you ask, if the issue is caused by the fact that you are using a no longer supported system, people will be suggesting you just update. Anyway, feel free to ask on either of those two sites. If there's a workaround, they may be able to suggest it.


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Community support for 14.04 LTS ended on April 25, 2019. At the stroke of midnight, poof, the carriage turned back into a pumpkin. There's no grey area about when 14.04 was supported vs. not-supported. After the end of community support, your only option for 14.04 support is paid Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) from Canonical. There is no other ...


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One option would be to pay Canonical for extended support. This is almost certainly not cost effective for a single user system (it's intended for business users who may have a large installed base and find it more economical to pay for support than to immediately upgrade thousands of machines). Otherwise, we can help very directly with bringing your ...


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Yeah, I think the balance here is out. This is something that was understandable (wrong close reason) This is something that can be answered with "No, Ubuntu is a Linux distribution", unless I'm mistaken Instead it attracted a pile of answers-as-comments. I'm undeleting, reopening. Have at it.


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I added your suggested post to the list of duplicate targets for now, although I don't really feel that either fits 100%. As vidarlo already expressed in their answer here, the original question is really quite unclear, and it might also potentially get removed completely in the future. We will see.


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To me it seems to be a fairly valid duplicate. In the closed question, nothing about selecting desktop environments is indicated; it only say that OP has a problem with the boot logos showing incorrectly. If this is the main problem, it should be made more explicit. If the question is about how to select the DE to use on login, they should ask that ...


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I edited both the question and the answer to make it abundantly clear that no recursive option was used, left a link to the duplicate in your answer and voted to reopen. But I'm just one of the original 5 people that voted to close. If another 4 (same or different) users vote to reopen, it will be reopened as it was a community effort to close, so it must ...


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I don't think it's an inappropriate or unhelpful answer and it does our users no benefit to remove it. It could certainly be better. Ideas: An explanation that they're the co-owner of the company that makes this thing A link to something at their end showing that they're fixing it (eg public bug tracker) That is all to say, your actions here have been ...


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Audits are generated automatically by the system, there is no manual human verification of them involved, as far as I know. It just takes any post it deems as good, based on the metrics it knows (vote score, is accepted, maybe view count, ...) and shows that content to you in a less obvious way (i.e. hiding the votes etc.). So yes, of course this system is ...


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Excellent things have been said already, but let me add a few words from someone who posts those code snippets once in a while. How can we be safe about code from this site that we install? You can't. Any piece of code could contain harmful - intentionally or not - elements. While that is also true for snippets on AU, you probably won't find a place with ...


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