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insights <reply> Canonical and its employees have written a number of articles on various Ubuntu-related topics, these can be found here: http://insights.ubuntu.com/ For blogs from the Ubuntu Community, see !planet Flannel
Added on: 2018-03-07 07:47:36
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lenovobug artfulrespin intel-spi intelspi 17.10.1 <reply> The original release of Ubuntu 17.10 contained a bug that makes firmware memory read-only. See https://pad.lv/1734147 for more info. This bug has been fixed in 17.10's repositories (so upgrades are safe) and new ISOs have been released (look for 17.10.1 in the filename). dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 02:40:55
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Last modified: 2018-01-12 20:50:38
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nopti <reply> KPTI is a mitigation for the !Meltdown security issue. With some workloads on some processors, KPTI has a significant performance impact. KPTI can be disabled by adding "nopti" to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line in /etc/default/grub. This should only be done if absolutely necessary because it will disable protections against Meltdown and thus allow any malicious user process to read memory and probably escalate to root. dax
Added on: 2018-01-10 01:34:24
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meltdown kpti <reply> Meltdown is a security issue with (primarily) Intel processors. It's mitigated by kernel patches named KPTI. Ubuntu released them in security updates for 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10. 17.04 will not receive this update. 18.04 will ship with kernel 4.15, which is patched already. 16.04 has updates for Linux 4.4 (release) and 4.13 (HWE), installs with 4.10 should upgrade to 4.13. See also !spectre, !nopti dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:33
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spectre <reply> Spectre is a security issue in almost all modern processors, which was released along with !Meltdown (but is not the same thing). While there are several initiatives underway to mitigate it, there is no "magic bullet" software fix. Ubuntu is monitoring ongoing efforts and will provide security updates as they become available. See !usn for security update notifications. dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:29
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Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:30:57
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kaiser <deleted><alias> kpti dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 21:10:01
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Last modified: 2018-01-10 01:28:07
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weechat <reply> Weechat is a text-based IRC client. Ubuntu has it in the !universe repositories. Weechat has its own repositories available too at https://weechat.org/…ad/debian/ which are not officially supported in #ubuntu, but are supported in #weechat. dax
Added on: 2017-12-12 02:07:44
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kernelcleanup <reply> For information about removing old kernels to free up space on /boot, see https://help.ubuntu.…OldKernels dax
Added on: 2017-11-27 17:55:17
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bionic beaver 18.04 <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) will be the 28th release of Ubuntu - Announcement at http://www.markshutt…hives/1518 - Discussion in #ubuntu+1 Pici
Added on: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
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krack <reply> KRACK is a group of attacks against the wireless WPA2 protocol and related software. Ubuntu clients are protected against it if they are updated; see https://usn.ubuntu.c…sn-3455-1/ for details. Networking equipment needs updating if using 802.11r, repeater mode, or other AP-as-client configurations, which most are not. See https://www.krackattacks.com/ for technical details. dax
Added on: 2017-10-21 20:53:27
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lunix <reply> LUnix is a Little Unix for your Commodore 64, dust it off and visit https://sourceforge.…jects/lng/ ! genii
Added on: 2017-10-05 19:53:42
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wol <reply> Wake-On-LAN is a feature of a computer's network card allowing it to be remotely turned on. See https://help.ubuntu.…/WakeOnLan for details on implementation. genii
Added on: 2017-06-09 17:31:12
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heard joke once: man goes to doctor. says he's depressed. says life seems harsh and cruel. says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead <deleted>vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.”" Pici
Added on: 2017-05-09 18:56:15
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esm <reply> Canonical offers paid extended security support for 12.04 through the Ubuntu Advantage program. For more information, see https://ubuntu.com/esm . ESM is not an Ubuntu community offering; please direct questions about it to Canonical directly. dax
Added on: 2017-05-01 19:34:04
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artful aardvark 17.10 <reply> Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) is the current release of Ubuntu. Download at http://www.ubuntu.com/download - Release Notes: https://ubottu.com/y/artful Pici
Added on: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
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Last modified: 2017-10-19 14:25:00
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used by upen15 (herp derp everyone <deleted>antisemitic) and ile_itler (racist spam), 180d dax
Added on: 2017-04-19 03:55:37
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forget zapus us \ zes get zapus us \<alias> zest Unit193
Added on: 2017-04-08 02:20:35
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forget 'zapus us zest get 'zapus us <alias> zest' Unit193
Added on: 2017-04-08 02:19:38
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sandwich-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>we only have fish tacos and grape soda IdleOne
Added on: 2017-03-30 18:51:29
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tsimonq2-#kubuntu-devel <deleted><reply> fnord wxl
Added on: 2017-03-23 00:07:22
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Last modified: 2017-03-23 00:16:08
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testers-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help is needed in #kubuntu-devel. Please ping Riddell, yofel, soee, Tm_T, BluesKaj, James147, Quintasan, lordievader, shrini, tester56, parad1se, mamarley, alket, SourBlues, sgclark, neo31, vip, mparillo, wxl, DarinMiller, tsimonq2 for information genii
Added on: 2017-03-22 20:38:05
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jack <reply> The JACK Audio Connection Kit is a sound server meant for professional applications, allowing different audio protocols and applications to interconnect in nearly unlimited ways. This is the core of Ubuntu Studio's audio workflow. See https://help.ubuntu.…0is%20JACK for more information on JACK in general. wxl
Added on: 2017-03-16 23:23:12
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mkusb a frontend to !dd, the bit-by-bit command line utility. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.…nity/mkusb wxl
Added on: 2017-03-16 19:44:52
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Last modified: 2017-03-16 23:56:10
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ops-ubuntu-bugs <deleted><reply> bdmurray dax hggdh Unit193 hggdh
Added on: 2017-03-04 18:51:11
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Last modified: 2017-03-04 18:53:34
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rollinghwe <reply> Since the release of 16.04.2, the setup for the !HWE kernel has changed. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ementStack dax
Added on: 2017-03-03 16:56:31
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clink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Past the lips, and over the gums... Look out stomach! Here it comes... genii
Added on: 2017-02-24 20:46:37
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ubottu: no, ops-#ubuntu-bugs <deleted><reply> Help! Channel emergency! bdmurray, hggdh, Unit193, dax dax
Added on: 2017-02-22 15:32:06
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16.04.2 rescheduled to February 16th due to several last minute issues with building and testing the ISOs. You can install the 16.04(.1) ISOs and run the updates if you are in a hurry. dax
Added on: 2017-02-14 01:26:40
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distrowatch <reply> "[Distrowatch stats] correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more." ~ https://distrowatch.…popularity dax
Added on: 2017-01-14 07:55:24
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foobar <deleted><reply> testy testy wxl
Added on: 2016-12-27 21:04:20
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xk al <reply> Edhe Ubuntu Ekipi LoCo Shqipe shërben si Shqipërinë dhe Kosovën, dhe ofron mbështetje në kanalin #flossk. Për të hyrë, lloji "/join #flossk" (pa thonjëza). Menzador
Added on: 2016-12-19 20:27:45
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afrix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> He's Batman. SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-18 02:40:01
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budgie <reply> Ubuntu Budgie is a community !flavour of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. Its first official release is 17.04. As with all development versions, for questions involving Ubuntu Budgie $curDevelNum support, visit #ubuntu+1. Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 and 16.10 are not supported by the Ubuntu project. https://ubuntubudgie.org/ SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
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Last modified: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
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com kind of went ka-boom, and <deleted>now under new management. No mysql dumps were taken though. Unit193
Added on: 2016-11-26 01:43:07
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Last modified: 2016-11-26 01:43:40
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tsimonq2 <deleted>like the Microsoft paperclip guy. wxl
Added on: 2016-10-28 23:36:32
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Last modified: 2016-10-28 23:38:16
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livepatch <reply> Canonical Livepatch is a service offered by Canonical for 64 bit 16.04 installs that modifies the currently running kernel for updates without the need to restart. More information can be found at https://ubottu.com/y/livepatch and https://www.ubuntu.c…/livepatch Pici
Added on: 2016-10-28 15:56:01
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forget zapus us zes get zapus us <alias> zest Pici
Added on: 2016-10-17 21:24:10
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zapus us zest us us <alias> zesty Pici
Added on: 2016-10-17 19:53:58
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zesty 17.04 zapus <reply> Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) was the 26th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 13th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…00228.html Pici
Added on: 2016-10-17 19:53:49
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sonikkuamerica <deleted><reply> No, his name is not Jessica. SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-08-31 16:55:35
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Last modified: 2017-05-29 03:03:24
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testers <deleted><reply> Help is needed in #kubuntu-devel. Please ping yofel, soee, Tm_T, BluesKaj, James147, Quintasan, lordievader, shrini, tester56, parad1se, mamarley, alket, SourBlues neo31, vip, mparillo for information genii
Added on: 2016-08-29 20:13:13
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Last modified: 2016-08-29 20:14:53
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psychology-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> #ubuntu-offtopic is not a counseling/psychological advice channel. If you need to talk to someone about a problem that is affecting you, you would be better served by talking to a qualified person offline. While this is a social chat channel, there are serious limits to our ability and willingness to give social and psychological advice. dax
Added on: 2016-08-02 21:50:56
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conky <reply> Conky is an application that can show system information (and more) on your desktop. See https://help.ubuntu.…ingUpConky for more details and a beginners guide. knome
Added on: 2016-07-06 12:11:13
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kilbith my email address <deleted>jordan.uggla@gmail.com . As you may have guessed my name is Jordan Uggla :) Jordan_U
Added on: 2016-06-20 22:52:54
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Last modified: 2016-06-20 23:13:27
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leetrainbow <reply> 051043073087 03i095 10n11i02g12h06-13i05n04c07008m03p09r10311h02312n06513i05b041073 087030 09u105 11n02012006b13s, 05404n07d 08n03009b10011d02y 12c06413r053045 07i08f 03U09R 104 111023123067 13h05404x07008r03. 09G10i11v023 12i067 134 05r04307508703. dax
Added on: 2016-06-13 23:09:21
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people in the ubuntu irc chat providing some quick assistance and that was all that i asked for. there no need to be such an asshole about it! Enough said from me, as you are holier than thou, this will not phase you at all! Good day to you ikonia
Added on: 2016-06-12 09:38:23
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ops-#lubuntu-offtopic <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bioterror, genii, hyperair, IAmNotThatGuy, jared, Myrtti, stlsaint, Unit193, wxl. Unit193
Added on: 2016-05-21 04:31:49
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Last modified: 2016-10-09 17:08:42
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qateam-#xubuntu-devel <reply> akxwi-dave, slickymaster, flocculant, knome knome
Added on: 2016-05-01 20:26:54
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yup-#xubuntu-devel <reply> yakkety yak, ackety ack, yuppety yup knome
Added on: 2016-04-22 20:15:39
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yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Unit193
Added on: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
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