Questions tagged [ubuntu]

Questions with this tag should be about both elementary OS and Ubuntu - a Linux distribution with an emphasis on ease of use and installation. Note that http://askubuntu.com is specifically dedicated to Ubuntu questions. elementary OS releases are based on Ubuntu LTS releases normally.

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Can I safely install any PPA for Ubuntu on elementary?

Can I expect that a PPA will work the same way it would on a Ubuntu installation? How can I know that a PPA that works on Ubuntu might not work on elementary?
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Does elementary OS perform any sort of remote data collection?

What happens with my data, if I do not enable Privacy Mode in System Settings? What data does elementary OS collect from my device in general? And is the Amazon Web Search which Ubuntu implemented ...
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Change from Ubuntu to elementary os

Hi I am a new Linux user and I installed Ubuntu but now I am liking elementary OS more so how can I shift without loosing my data(song videos and stuff in home folder) PS - I am a complete noobie in ...
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Can I “convert” a Ubuntu installation to an elementary installation?

If I'm running a version of Ubuntu more recent than that on which elementary OS is based, can I install elementary's components onto it for a working elementary OS setup?
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Migrating from Ubuntu to elementary OS

I have lots of important development files and set up in my Ubuntu installation. But now after trying elementary OS, I'd like to make it my primary OS. Since everything in Linux is a file, I was ...
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Why does my elementary OS Freya show an Ubuntu logo?

I've only had Freya on my computer for 3 days. I'm guessing it's something to do with the Ubuntu updates which changed my logo. So far nothing more than this logo has changed, Grub still calls it ...
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Can I install Ubuntu based applications on Elementary?

I've been using Ubuntu for a while and I want to switch to elementary. The problem is that I don't know if I can install Ubuntu applications on elementary.
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Is there an elementary OS OEM install mode?

I booted elementary OS to a usb via rufus. I booted it onto my laptop and held shift. At the menu, f4 mode only showed normal.
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How to install budgie desktop on elementary OS (Loki)?

To install this I used an Ubuntu guide: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/09/install-budgie-desktop-on-ubuntu but it doesn't work as expected. It doesn't show a unity-greeter session menu like ...