Distros, documentation, and support


Ubuntu is the source of many small distributions. Perhaps for that reason, it maintains basic to intermediate documentation at a separate URL from the distribution [19]. This documentation may also come in handy for those who do not care to sort through all the links on the Debian site. Only the Long Term Support (LTS) releases are consistently documented. Server and developer information are on a separate site [20] (Figure 7).

Figure 7: Ubuntu has moved its server documentation to a separate site.

Forums for Ubuntu are tightly organized, with separate ones for different flavors, such as Kubuntu and Lubuntu; others for specific tasks, among them security, Wine, and System76 support (for a company that offers Ubuntu as a choice on its computers); and ones for specific interests within the Ubuntu project [21]. Sadly, the independent Full Circle Magazine is no longer published, although back issues continue to be available.

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