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mol MacOnLinux. For a complete howto, visit https://help.ubuntu.…LinuxHowto - No longer available in 11.10 or higher, see http://bugs.debian.org/592034 Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:57:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:29
Requested 24 times
debconf a configuration management system. All packages that support debconf are configured when they are being installed. If you want to change a configuration option later, you can do so using dpkg-reconfigure Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:57:00
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code coding ide ides <reply> Programming editors/suites: Terminal-based: vi/vim, emacs - KDE: Kate, KDevelop, Quanta+, Umbrello - GNOME: gvim, gedit, anjuta, pida, monodevelop, geany - Others: eclipse, netbeans, qtcreator apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:51:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-02-13 11:06:59
Requested 804 times
mount used to attach devices to directories. See also https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Mount Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:50:24
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2009-05-20 21:13:27
Requested 940 times
editors editor vim emacs nano kate gedit vi ed <reply> Text Editors: gedit (GNOME), Kate (KDE), mousepad (Xfce4) - Terminal-based: nano, vi/vim, emacs, ed - For HTML/CSS editors, see !html - For programming editors and IDE, see !code apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:49:42
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-07-07 04:38:32
Requested 1199 times
lk <deleted>Sri Lanka. If you want support in Sinhalese, get in to #ubuntu-lk Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:45:56
Last edited by housecat
Last modified: 2020-04-22 03:33:17
Requested 11 times
im instant messaging instant messenger msn aim icq chat clients messenger <reply> The Empathy Instant Messenger is installed by default and supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete and !pidgin Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:40:54
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-09-23 17:07:40
Requested 512 times
dvorak a keyboard layout that aims to be more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern. See http://en.wikipedia.…d_Keyboard apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:47
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fluxbox a lightweight and responsive window manager for GNU/Linux. For how to set it up and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Fluxbox apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
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jabber a free and open source instant messaging protocol, unlike MSN and AIM. Supporting clients on Linux: Kopete (KDE), Pidgin, Gajim, and Empathy (GNOME), bitlbee (cli/irc). For more info see http://www.jabber.org/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2009-09-28 01:15:28
Requested 91 times
compile <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.…ngSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first). Also read !checkinstall Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:35:45
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-08-25 03:18:32
Requested 390 times
hr croatia croatian <reply> Odgovarajuci kanal za Hrvatski jezik je #ubuntu-hr, molimo Vas da se pridruzite tom kanalu ukoliko trebate pomoc za Ubuntu, hvala. Croatian language support in #ubuntu-hr Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:06:01
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2008-02-16 13:52:03
Requested 110 times
apache vhosts apache2 <reply> Apache HTTP Server is the most commonly used HTTP server on Linux systems. For setup information, see https://help.ubuntu.…httpd.html . For information on setting up a "LAMP stack", see /msg ubottu !lamp. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:03:17
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-23 04:38:49
Requested 15 times
torrent bittorent bittorrent <reply> Some torrent clients: Transmission (GTK and terminal-based), Deluge-Torrent, Freeloader, BitStormLite, BitTornado-GUI (GTK), KTorrent (KDE), QTorrent (Qt), Azureus/Vuse (Java), !Frostwire (Java), TorrentFlux (web-based), bittornado, rTorrent, cTorrent, bittorrent, aria2 (terminal-based) - FAQ: http://www.bittorren…m/help/faq - See also !P2P Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:03:09
Last edited by oCean
Last modified: 2012-01-14 16:17:16
Requested 1351 times
gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
Requested 1316 times
enter oneline <reply> Please try and keep as much of your info as possible on ONE line - easier to follow for everyone. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:56:19
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-28 00:32:21
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offtopic-#kubuntu <reply> #kubuntu is the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related support questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:53:32
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2007-02-21 05:04:46
Requested 1475 times
#kubuntu #kubuntu-offtopic the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:53:12
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logs channel logs channellogs log locobot irc logs irclogs ircmeeting 1984 logbot nsa <reply>Official channel logs can be found at https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ . LoCo channels are now logged there too. Meetingology logs at https://ubottu.com/m…logy/logs/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:50:13
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 04:42:02
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nalioth <reply> Sorry, nalioth's repository is no longer available. Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:48:37
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-23 16:58:55
Requested 23 times
build-dep builddep a handy APT tool that will try to automatically install build (compile) dependencies for you. In the terminal: sudo apt-get build-dep package apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:47:16
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kde3.5.3 <deleted><alias> latest kde Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:46:43
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-12-10 02:06:59
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latestkde <deleted><alias> latest kde apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:46:15
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:58:20
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latest kde <deleted><reply>The latest version of KDE is 3.5.4, and Kubuntu packages are available at: http://kubuntu.org/a…de-354.php apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:46:04
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:49:41
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kdeincludes <reply> To install the kde includes, install the kde-devel package. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:44:06
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browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
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#ubuntu #ubuntu-offtopic offtopic chat ontopic <reply> #ubuntu is the Ubuntu support channel, for all Ubuntu-related support questions. Please register with NickServ (see /msg ubottu !register) and use #ubuntu-offtopic for other topics (though our !guidelines apply there too). Thanks! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:42:16
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-24 15:16:29
Requested 25772 times
eft a newt in its terrestrial stage of development - the release after Dapper is called Edgy Eft. For information and pictures of efts/newts, see http://en.wikipedia.…/wiki/Newt or try !edgy Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:41:14
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no <reply> Hvis du vil diskutere på Norsk, vennligst gå til #ubuntu-no. Takk! Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:40:06
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-10-08 18:42:55
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ca <reply> Canadian Ubuntu users can be found in #ubuntu-ca aussi #ubuntu-qc Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:39:09
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-06-06 02:25:18
Requested 105 times
googleearth earth <reply> Google Earth is available as the package "googleearth-package" in !Multiverse. See https://help.ubuntu.…oogleEarth apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:38:52
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:38:33
Requested 64 times
google earth <deleted><reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (only as in price), for Linux, too. To download it see http://earth.google.…earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:38:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:38:20
Requested 292 times
freenode freenode policy <reply> freenode is the IRC network that you're on! - See http://freenode.net/project - - freenode has policies that govern how people should use the network which can be read at http://freenode.net/policies - The Ubuntuchannels on freenode also have their own !Guidelines apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:37:12
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-09-22 16:28:42
Requested 413 times
lgpl the Lesser GPL, formerly called the Library GPL. See http://www.gnu.org/l…/lgpl.html apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:36:34
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linux <reply> Linux is the kernel (core) of the Ubuntu operating system. Many operating systems use Linux as a kernel. For more information on Linux in general, visit http://en.wikipedia.…wiki/Linux Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:35:48
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2009-11-15 15:39:12
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gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/c…t/gpl.html apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
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downgrade downgrading <reply> Attempting to downgrade to an older Ubuntu version is explicitly not supported and may break your system. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:33:44
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-13 19:44:11
Requested 867 times
daily dailybuild daily build <reply>Daily builds of the CD images of the current development version of Ubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:33:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:16:25
Requested 410 times
alternate alternate cd alternatecd alternetive alternative alt <reply>The alternate CD has been discontinued for the main Ubuntu distro, please use and report any bugs in the !LiveCD apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:31:48
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:51:31
Requested 2290 times
mail lists mailinglists ml <reply>Mail is another medium to communicate. Ubuntu mailing lists can be found at http://lists.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:31:43
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-18 09:29:11
Requested 338 times
printing printer printers print cups cupsys ipp <reply> Printing in Ubuntu is done with cups. See https://help.ubuntu.…y/Printers - https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsPrinters - http://linuxprinting.org - Printer sharing: https://help.ubuntu.…WithUbuntu Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:31:13
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2012-12-26 05:41:14
Requested 2149 times
diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
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html HyperText Markup Language, used to build web pages. WYSIWYG editors: KompoZer (was Nvu), Iceape Composer, Amaya (Hardy or earlier) - Development environments: Bluefish, Quanta+ - For a howto on HTML coding, see: http://www.w3schools.com/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:26:34
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2012-03-26 18:42:39
Requested 606 times
changethemes changetheme <reply> To change GNOME themes: https://help.ubuntu.…uEyeCandy. Kubuntu (KDE) themes: https://help.ubuntu.…zeKubuntu. Xubuntu (Xfce): !xfce-themes Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:25:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-10-23 00:26:39
Requested 627 times
live live cd livecd <reply> The Ubuntu Desktop ISO is a "Live" image, which can be run without altering existing files on your hard drive. Especially useful for testing your hardware's compatibility, it also includes an install option. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:24:06
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Last modified: 2016-10-16 00:50:29
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uk gb <reply> Join us for a discussion using the Queen's English in #ubuntu-uk Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:20:41
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cli <deleted><reply>The linux terminal or command-line interface is very powerful. Open a terminal via Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal (Gnome) or K-menu -> System -> Konsole (KDE). Guide: https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal or type in it: man intro Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:19:48
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2014-07-19 14:37:06
Requested 433 times
hu hungary hungarian <reply> Magyar nyelvű segítséget az #ubuntu-hu csatornán talál Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:18:44
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-02-24 11:26:46
Requested 421 times
cz czech cs <reply> České uživatele žádáme, aby mluvili v kanále #ubuntu anglicky. Česky je možno se domluvit v #ubuntu-cz. Děkujeme. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:18:29
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ftpd ftp servers ftp server ftp-server <reply> FTP servers: ftpd, proftpd, pure-ftpd, twoftpd, vsftpd, MuddleFTPd, wzdftpd - Graphical front-ends: PureAdmin, GProftpd (for GNOME), KcmPureftpd (for !KDE) - See also !FTP apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:16:36
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-10-23 18:42:41
Requested 640 times

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