New Ubuntu Support Site Debuts

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Just in time for the Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) release, Stack Exchange has introduced a new website, called askubuntu.com, dedicated to Q&A for Ubuntu users, developers and partners. Here’s a look, and some thoughts on where the site fits into the Ubuntu ecosystem.

Made live on October 10, the same day Ubuntu 10.10 debuted, askubuntu.com describes itself as a “free, community-driven” resource. For now, it remains in public beta.

The site is similar in design and philosophy to the variety of other applications hosted by Stack Exchange, such as Server Fault and Super User. Its basic premise is that users can post questions, with or without first creating an account, and receive answers that are then subject to promotion or demotion by others who vote for or against them.

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