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Are non-Ubuntu-spefic questions allowed?

You can —and people have tried to— make the argument that we should only handle things that are "strictly Ubuntu". What is that though? What is Ubuntu specific? Ubuntu is a collection of other people'...
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

I agree with the previously posted answers, but I want to say simply that I think we should assume that an OP posted here because they are using Ubuntu, until there's some evidence to the contrary. I ...
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Why are questions about packages included in Ubuntu by default but not maintained by Canonical not considered off-topic?

My take on this is that since the package is running on Ubuntu it's fair game. Granted questions relating to Libre Office might be more efficiently resolved utilizing one of the Community support ...
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Why are questions about packages included in Ubuntu by default but not maintained by Canonical not considered off-topic?

Questions about using Ubuntu, the operating system, are on topic. Using an OS includes using applications running on that OS. That's pretty much all that using an OS means. So if we were to make ...
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

On topic (usually) I would generally consider a question on-topic if the question is about software that runs natively on Ubuntu, especially if it is in Ubuntu repositories. In these cases, I would ...
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Is a question about third party software on topic if there is no reference to Ubuntu?

Note: Opinions ahead ... Q. In such cases should we assume that the OP is using a supported (not EOL) official flavor of Ubuntu and leave leave it as on-topic? This is generally how I approach things ...
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When the question is about an application & its configuration and in no way related to ubuntu

I have looked through the examples you have given, and IMHO they are perfect valid questions, there would be no need to react on them , only to answer them. De facto all programs you can find in the ...
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Why are questions about packages included in Ubuntu by default but not maintained by Canonical not considered off-topic?

This area of Stack Exchange (which is the platform Ask Ubuntu is on) is about using Ubuntu and helping people who use Ubuntu. There are many things I found about GParted on these forums whilst ...
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