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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 theme matching, etc.) Marco Ceppi is a moderator for Ask Ubuntu but he's been a moderator long before he was employed by Canonical. There's really no ...


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Stack Exchange. There's a trademark arrangement and yes, there are design considerations influenced from Canonical, but it's very much still a Stack Exchange venture.


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Right now we're the number 4 site in the network in users, traffic behind Stack Overflow, Super User, and Server Fault; and number 3 in the network for questions per day. To all accounts we're already quite large and see an increase of new and experienced users everyday. A great role model for us, at Ask Ubuntu, is the Stack Overflow site which sees over 4.1 ...


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It sounds like you're confusing two things — or at the very least the two are tangled in your question: Ubuntu membership is open to all. Anybody can apply for it and their work here on Ask Ubuntu can contribute towards that membership application (speaking as an Ubuntu Member who got through almost wholly on his AU work). We don't offer membership because ...


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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. Occasionally he would ask me to help him build or rebuild a machine. He spent most of his free time on this, and nothing ever worked properly. It was around 2007 I ...


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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. I started using Ubuntu, apart from doing assignments, primarily because whenever I had some urgent work, my main operating system (at that time) started to ...


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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 about settling on a single distribution that would be best suitable for our needs. After some research, we decided to give Ubuntu a try over Debian, mainly because ...


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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 love of Ubuntu. It is in need of some loving care and it does boot, but it is having issues right now with its 10.04 installation. It really has been a good ...


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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 security related problems that can arise. Besides that: if the release is important most of us will not be able to check our answer (since none of us will have ...


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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 german community, so I thought it is pay day. To give something back. As I told short story.


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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 Linux. Mostly because of gaming. I started a job at a small company where my work involved the development of websites using ASP.NET with C#. Around 2-3 years, ...


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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 to Linux. I talked to some veteran Linux users and got their recommendation - Ubuntu. I started out testing Ubuntu 12.04 in a virtual machine, then went to ...


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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 Hat Linux (I don't remember exactly which version, but this happened more or less in 2007). My curiosity about Linux increased after that experience, but what ...


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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 their applications fall behind in support and they get hacked with ridiculous ease. They're then used to hack other machines, send spam, host horrible crap. ...


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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 due to hardware/time constraints? What if my boss won't let me? What if I don't have physical access to the machine in question? I've never understood why these ...


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The short answer is: Accounts that don't comply with the terms of service. The longer answer is it's completely discretionary. We try our best to engage with users before it comes to deletion. We talk to them and point out the problems and ask them to improve. In repeated instances, we can and do suspend users. It's really only very persistent offenders ...


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I don't think we can say that "someone owns Ask Ubuntu". The system and the engine that runs this site is provided and maintained by Stack Exchange whereas all the content and contribution of members is licensed under cc-wiki. This site has come into existence by a democratic process and the strength of every Stack Exchange site is its users and members. I ...


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You are correct, the FAQ should be changed. Our FAQ says: Please follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, Ubuntu Leadership Code of Conduct, and this FAQ when participating in this community. The first link is http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct. The second link is http://www.ubuntu.com/community/leadership-conduct. That is correct. But: The 1st link ...


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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 be at least a bit of help; (hopefully) Thanks! Regards, William Martens.


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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. Still trying some other distributions from time to time. At work, company endorsed some systems: 2008-2012 OpenBSD server (Replaced later with FreeBSD, ~2014) ...


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The problem is that you have registered two accounts - you have created a question using one account but were trying to edit/answer using your other account. I have now merged both accounts - you should be able now to edit your questions.


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I am pleased to announce the completion of the first version of such an application. Introducing StackIRC: StackIRC is a small Python application that posts questions from Stack Exchange sites to IRC channels. Similar to the Twitter feeds for each Stack Exchange site, this small IRC bot retrieves questions from any Stack Exchange site and regularly ...


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Community user is a bot. It automatically bumps old messages that fits the criteria. From its profile: Hi, I'm not really a person. I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean! I do things like Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention Own community questions and answers so nobody ...


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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 released and we got true pre-emptive multitasking. It was world-changing! I enjoyed various versions of Windows (2000,XP,7) and was able to skip a lot of the ...


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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 Server Licence. Out of curiocity, having never used Linux, I installed CentOS on the server and was impressed. Then I installed Ubuntu Hardy Heron with its Desktop ...


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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 jokes; It was Ubuntu, my friend introduced me to it as I begun more and more show interest in programming and , especially computer security. And as I grew ...


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This is not the place to discuss this. You may want to instead talk about this on the Ubuntu Forums or Ubuntu Discourse


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Don't we? Don't you have to apply for an Ubuntu membership, telling about how you've contributed? See details here about Ubuntu membership. (This question might also help, as well as this meta question.) I think users who have contributed extensively on Ask Ubuntu, even if they aren't significantly active anywhere else in the Ubuntu community, surely would ...


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This may be slightly more involved to fix than the corresponding issue in the FAQ. But only slightly. I think plenty of people have only signed CoC 1.1. But it was as of CoC 2.0 that the Leadership CoC was merged in. Accessing https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct while not logged in to Launchpad reveals that CoC 1.1 is considered obsolete. So there should be ...


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Small answer, but... As Oli and other pointed out, Ubuntu Membership is unrelated to Ask Ubuntu. However, in your application for Ubuntu Membership, activities here can be used as part of the "I'm contributing" proof, as contributions here still technically count towards supporting the Ubuntu community. There's just no Ask Ubuntu specific membership track,...


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