Talk:Ubuntu (operating system)

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Ubuntu (operating system):

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Cleanup: Avoid needless repetition - for example the ShipIt section already says Currently, only Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu are offered for free via ShipIt. Other variants, including the popular Xubuntu are not available through this service.[91] (I would argue the second sentence here is not needed - the first sentence says it all).
  • Copyedit: The lead needs to be rewritten as a summary of the article per WP:LEAD. It should also not contain anything not repeated in the main article text - so the meanings of the word Ubuntu should go into the body, for example. There is also a substantial amount of redundant information in the article, in multiple sections.
  • Expand: Software Center now includes a working app store, where users can buy software that has been submitted via developer.ubuntu.com.
  • Update: The spoken version of this article is from 2007 and should be updated.
  • Other: References need more information - for example internet refs need url, title, publisher, author if known, and date accessed. The cite templates such as {{cite web}} may be useful here.


Torrent search[edit]

Will this be added when available on Ubuntu?

"A new scope set to be included in Ubuntu by default will allow users of The Pirate Bay to conduct BitTorrent searches directly from Unity desktop. The tool’s creator informs TorrentFreak that while there is still work to be done, the aim of the scope – which is endorsed by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth – is to embed Free Culture directly into the Ubuntu user experience." TF 85.246.173.183 (talk) 19:42, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Most popular desktop Linux distribution[edit]

This has been repeatedly inserted in the lede section and it is unsourced, and unsupported by the article. Please read the "Installed base" section for the details on how Ubuntu has been measured the most popular Linux distribution, this does not seem to be qualified by "desktop" or "non-server" or any other qualifier. Elizium23 (talk) 18:41, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't think unity is a DE[edit]

Unity is a shell interface for the GNOME desktop environment so its wrong to call it a desktop environment, or state that it replaced gnome. Quercus mortus (talk) 14:17, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Is 10.04 (or any version), that is still supported, available in a CD-fittable versions?[edit]

FYI (taken care of): I just noticed "With the release of Ubuntu 12.10, the desktop disc image no longer fits on a standard (700 MB) CD" and dropped this language. This would imply to me that older fit (and maybe are available). I can't find older 12.04 (not supported), 12.04.4 I can find however (that is newer than 12.10 and not CD-fittable, I assume similiar for 10.04 but can't find any version), [1] but it also doesn't fit. Should this language be dropped (moved to historical - List of Ubuntu releases?) here? If this page is only about current version I think so. [Of course some .iso or physical disc can be found somewere that is not be supported.] comp.arch (talk) 16:26, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

No, keep the language. - It was notable that the 12.10 desktop image felt that availability of DVDs/USBs meant that they could exceed the CD capacity. Snori (talk) 18:37, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Already in List of Ubuntu releases: "In September 2012 Canonical’s Kate Stewart announced that the Ubuntu 12.10".. about this issue, seems good enough for me. Trying to keep this article short, note I changed to "for current versions of Ubuntu", implying it wasn't like this in the past. comp.arch (talk) 11:10, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Good article review[edit]

Ubuntu (operating system)[edit]

Article (edit | history) · Article talk (edit | history) · WatchWatch article reassessment page • GAN review not found
Result pending

Lots of single sentences, poorly structured, although reasonably well referenced. Might be salvageable if somebody wants to take it on. Jamesx12345 13:43, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

There hasn't been any significant progress, so I'm delisting it. The article really needs one person to bring it together to a coherent whole, as it is there is a lot of redundant information and a large number of single sentence paragraphs. Jamesx12345 15:09, 14 July 2014 (UTC)