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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's tools so ultimately, very, very few things are actually specific to Ubuntu. Sidestep the madness that comes from prescribing a strict "line" around on-topic ...


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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 options and the same could be true for blender or inkscape but it's not surprising that a new user of Ubuntu might turn here for assistance and also be unaware of ...


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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 questions asking about software not developed by Canonical off topic, we would have a pretty small site. Basically, any software that runs on Ubuntu is on topic ...


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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 official repositories and those downloaded from 3rd party are valid as long it it about how to get it running under ubuntu (and its flavors) which is not yet at ...


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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 searching a few minutes ago, but they are asked here as they are related to Ubuntu, and anything related to Ubuntu here is not off topic. The whole point of the Stack ...


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