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Following are the instructions for stock Ubuntu 16.04. If you are using a different OS, please install the packages accordingly.

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  • The usage probably derives from automobiles, where "stock" refers to an automobile with no after-purchase modifications. – Hot Licks May 25 '17 at 11:23
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As Dictionary.com says, one of the meanings of stock is:

  1. kept regularly on hand, as for use or sale; staple; standard:
    stock articles

In this context, they mean a standard unmodified Ubuntu distribution from Canonical, as opposed to derivatives.

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Here "stock" means "unmodified". You see that use most commonly in the expression "stock car"

It comes from the sense of a piece of store merchandise. If something is "stock", it is just as you bought it from the store.

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