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Ask Ubuntu is a community driven Question and Answer website for the Ubuntu operating system.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

AskUbuntuLogoAsk Ubuntu is a community driven Question and Answer website for the Ubuntu operating system. It is part of the Stack Exchange Network, running the same software as Stack Overflow.

Members gain reputation based on the community's response (through voting) to their questions and answers. Reputation signifies trust for users in the answers they give. Privileges are given based on reputation levels, with users with the highest reputation having similar privileges to moderators

The site came out of Public Beta, launching alongside Ubuntu 10.10, on 10 October 2010.
Ask Ubuntu started life as a "Proposed Q&A site for ubuntu users and developers" on the Stack Exchange Area 51.With other internet users supporting the proposal through "commitment" Stack Exchange chose to launch the site in a beta form. The site came out of Public Beta, with the name Ask Ubuntu chosen by a community voting process, launching alongside Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, in October 2010.

Despite a Stack Exchange policy against fragmentation, after deliberation and a vote the Ubuntu site was allowed to continue alongside a separate 'Linux and Unix' site.

The site has received help from Canonical Ltd both in allowing use of their trademark, and in helping theme the site to follow the Ubuntu brand guidelines.

Format.
The website allows users to ask and answer questions, with the ability to vote questions and answers up or down. Users of Ask Ubuntu can earn reputation points and "badges". For example, a person is awarded 10 reputation points for receiving an "up" vote on an answer given to a question and can receive badges for certain contributions.[10] Users with 2,000 reputation points can edit questions and answers in a wiki fashion. Some posts are designated "community wiki"; these have a much lower editing requirement.

The site has two small subsites: a "meta" where users ask and answer questions about the site itself, and a real time chat.

Ask Ubuntu Lens.

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he Ask Ubuntu Lens is a way to search askubuntu.com via your desktop in Unity. You can search for anything on the site. Questions, tags, users, and badges all show up in the search results and then it will take you here.

Install.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:askubuntu-tools/ppa
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install unity-askubuntu-lens
You can install the Ask Ubuntu Unity Lens via a PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:askubuntu-tools/ppa
sudo apt-get update


Then, depending on your Ubuntu version:

For 11.10:

sudo apt-get install unity-askubuntu-lens
sudo apt-get upgrade

Note: for improved performance, you can also install the local data server with:

sudo apt-get install audataserver-proxy

For 11.04:

sudo apt-get install unity-place-askubuntu

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Screenshots.

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