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Does Canonical pay Stack Exchange to run Ask Ubuntu

No. There isn't a commercial relationship with SE and Canonical. Ask Ubuntu was first proposed as a community effort and reached enough critical mass to get the support of Canonical. (Things like the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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EOL Policy Revisited: a case for letting Ubuntu questions be on-topic

I would be against it. We are an official support site so it would be logical to not support end of life releases. It should be the official stance to upgrade to a supported site if not just for ...
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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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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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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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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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What's your Ubuntu story?

I confess that I did not actually go out of my way to install or use Ubuntu Linux but when I was after a very cheap and small computer to run in my study in the early 2000s I picked up an HP eVectra ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

My first experience with Linux was during my first year at the University (Physics department), in 2007, where we used some version of Red Hat with KDE 3 and Emacs as the text editor for a C course. ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

When I started learning Python and developing I realized windows is trash. Then I installed Ubuntu a month ago with dual-boot(Windows). After a week I completely removed windows and Became an Ubuntu ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

About a year ago I took a mandatory Operating Systems course in my university. We were introduced to the "Linux shell" (bash) early on and told that "CentOS is Linux", but back ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Background I've ran and developed software for Windows since circa 1992 & Win 3.1 (yes, before Win 3.11 which included Windows For Workgroups networking). I absolutely loved it when Win95 was ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Many years ago I rented a Dedicated Server that had Windows installed when someone mentioned that Linux was a better solution for what I was using the server for and negates the cost of a Windows ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Just want to say THANK YOU to this amazing community! I have only been here for approx. 15 days or so; and I have been able (even though my kinda, not-so-good English ) and I have somehow managed to ...
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EOL Policy Revisited: a case for letting Ubuntu questions be on-topic

I think various wildlife control policies are an apt analogy. Out-of-support Ubuntu systems (or Windows XP or any other distribution) are vermin in that they are responsible for spreading disease. All ...
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EOL Policy Revisited: a case for letting Ubuntu questions be on-topic

On the one hand I agree with you. I find the Ubuntu culture of always upgrading very annoying. I also don't see the point of making questions about older versions off topic. What if I can't upgrade ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

When I turned twenty one I immigrated to Canada from California. I brought everything I could fit on the back of my Flat Head Harley. I did a drafting course in 1972 and loved it. Decided to become a ...
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Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?

Stack Exchange I contacted Stack Exchange regarding this on 17th August, 2021 at 8:10 PM Indian Standard Time (approximately). Screenshot of https://askubuntu.com/contact after pressing "Submit&...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

I'd previously been a Unix user and then moved to Windows on the desktop. We were still largely a Sun shop at the server level, but I didn't do much with that as I'd hired people who could do so for ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

Adding my 2nd answer here; Because the community really deserves (every single one of you) the thank you - post I did above; My first experience with Linux, was... A terminal. No but - enough with the ...
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Join us on UbuntuOnAir on 15th July 12:00 UTC!

It was a great session Zanna! Good job! I would love to see more of these events :) The pose in the thumbnail of the video is XD
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What's your Ubuntu story?

My Ubuntu Story™ is probably one of the geekier examples that one might read about, as the Ubuntu aspect starts in 2004 with a conversation on Usenet1 that migrated over to Slashdot before becoming a ...
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What's your Ubuntu story?

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 ...
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