I use a different (although Ubuntu-based) types of Linux and I like, elementaryOS. But there are not a lot of questions on that on Stack Exchange.

Is U&L the proper place for that?


As per the U&L about page:

Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems

(emphasis mine)

It would appear to be on topic on that site.


Absolutely. Any questions related to Un*x like operating systems are welcome here. We even already have the 2 tags elementary-os and elementary which a couple of questions each under them.

Given Elementary's lineage it should be relatively easy for most people on U&L to either answer your questions outright or at least provide you guidance as to how to resolve your issue.


I would say use your best judgement. Is the problem based on other *nix utilities or something that users of other *nix systems may face? In that case you should post it on U&L.

However, if your question is extremely specific and is caused by issues in the underlying Ubuntu system, it would be a better idea to post on AskUbuntu. This is a very thin line and the best way is to use your judgement as to what fits where.

  • askubuntu does not encourage questions on OSes based on ubuntu but outside the Ubuntu officially supported derivatives - also here and here. so, U&L remains the main option
    – user32012
    Oct 14 '13 at 14:03
  • Oh. I wasn't aware of these. Although after reading the answers on the links provided, I understand why they may not want to entertain such questions. In such a case, please go ahead! U&L welcomes everyone!
    – darnir
    Oct 14 '13 at 15:41

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