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gimpshop <deleted>a hack that makes The Gimp look and feel more like Photoshop. A .deb for Ubuntu is available via http://plasticbugs.c…age_id=294 bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-27 00:59:13
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:38:00
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girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistm…rint/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/…nux-HOWTO/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
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girls-#ubuntuforums <deleted><reply> girls are the #1 reason for distractions PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-16 16:40:01
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-25 18:48:57
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git a distributed revision control/software code management project created by Linus Torvalds. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.…(software) Pici
Added on: 2008-05-14 19:11:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:44:57
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give me a test <reply> Oh no, I won't, I'm not like some of those nasty scripts' users! LjL
Added on: 2009-01-22 02:28:48
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gksudo gksu <reply> If you need to run graphical applications as root, use « gksudo », as it will set up the environment more appropriately. Never just use "sudo"! (See http://psychocats.ne…phicalsudo to know why) apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:46:23
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-01 03:15:12
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gmail a webmail service. For information on using it with Evolution see https://help.ubuntu.…hEvolution bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-28 02:16:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
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gnash <reply> Gnash is an open-source Flash replacement. It is still beta software. For current status or for more info http://www.gnu.org/s…are/gnash/ nalioth
Added on: 2006-12-24 19:11:58
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2012-02-09 18:09:58
Requested 483 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 1299 times
gnome2 <reply> The GNOME Foundation has ceased support for GNOME 2, and as such it is not in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). See !notunity for an alternative desktop experience. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-13 18:30:20
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gnome3 <reply> GNOME 3 is the desktop environment on which Unity is based. To use GNOME Shell instead of Unity, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". GNOME 3 is not supported under Natty/11.04, and may break your system if installed from alternate sources. Pici
Added on: 2011-04-28 14:20:10
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-10-19 15:07:19
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gnome3-#ubuntu+1 <reply> Oneiric will use GNOME 3.x packages. The 3.x packages will be landing soon, if not yet updated, it'll happen soonish. You can also help the desktop team update packages, ask in #ubuntu-desktop for more info on helping the team. Pici
Added on: 2011-04-11 14:33:42
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2011-05-15 09:38:27
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gnu <reply> G(NU's) N(ot) U(nix). A project that aimed to develop a complete operating system of Free Software, which Ubuntu is based on. See http://gnu.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:01:36
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gnutella <reply> Some Gnutella clients: GTK-Gnutella (GTK, stand-alone), gifTui, giFToxic (GTK, based on giFT), Apollon (KDE, based on giFT), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-09-28 20:01:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:30:12
Requested 55 times
gobby multiplayer gedit Mez
Added on: 2009-03-03 20:18:24
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Requested 13 times
gobuntu <deleted>a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu intended for experienced Linux enthusiasts. See http://www.ubuntu.co…tu/gobuntu for more information and download mirrors.. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 20:06:59
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
Requested 78 times
good <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2006-10-20 02:29:40
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:32:39
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goodbotuse <deleted>please do "!factoid > user" see here: for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.…goodbotuse ompaul
Added on: 2007-02-25 13:14:01
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-01-17 10:56:49
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goodquestion gq betterquestion <reply> Are you sure your question allows us to help you? Please read http://www.sabi.co.u…lpAsk.html to understand how to ask a 'better' question. LjL-Temp
Added on: 2008-02-28 00:52:05
Last edited by LjL-Temp
Last modified: 2008-02-28 01:32:09
Requested 244 times
google lmgtfy <reply> While Google is useful for helpers, many newer users don't have the google-fu yet. Please don't tell people to "google it" when they ask a question. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-02 10:43:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-07-08 08:31:37
Requested 2047 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
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googlearth <reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (as in price), for Linux. To download it see http://earth.google.…earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository. - If Google Earth crashes on start, download version 5.1 instead of 5.2 from the website. tsimpson
Added on: 2010-11-06 08:59:27
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-11-06 09:00:16
Requested 5 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
gparted a !GTK/!Gnome !GUI partitioning program. Type « sudo apt-get install gparted » in a console to install it - A GParted "live" CD is available at http://gparted.sourc…livecd.php Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-20 21:25:05
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-08 12:18:42
Requested 1524 times
gpg trust the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.…ranscripts bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 09:32:29
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-03-18 06:42:33
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gpgerr badsig ppagpg <reply> Getting GPG errors after adding custom repositories? Find the GPG keyword for the repository (it's 437D05B5 for the standard ones) and run « sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com <key> » Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-29 17:03:36
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-11-30 02:27:36
Requested 528 times
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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gps maps <reply> Street mapping and GPS navigation software available for Ubuntu includes Navit, MoNav (http://code.google.c…p/monav/), Gosmore (free vector maps from OSM), GpsDrive (GTK, raster maps, free), !GoogleEarth (Qt, proprietary vector maps, proprietary) LjL
Added on: 2007-03-18 14:13:20
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2011-04-30 11:45:36
Requested 16 times
gr el greek greece <reply> #ubuntu-gr και #kubuntu-gr για Έλληνες χρηστές / #ubuntu-gr kai #kubuntu-gr gia Ellhnes xrhstes Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-09 21:14:43
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greet <deleted><alias>hi jussi01
Added on: 2009-09-14 08:44:58
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-01-23 23:13:52
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grep a command-line tool that finds a string in a file or a stream. Grep can be recursive through directories and searches can be simple or complex. See https://help.ubuntu.…unity/grep Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:27
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2017-03-15 16:21:51
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grip <deleted>a ripping player and has a minor bug which can be solved by doing this "sudo ln -s /dev/hdX /dev/cdromN" where X is your hard drive and N a number Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:23:16
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:14:54
Requested 45 times
grub recoveringgrub grub floppy bootfloppy mbr fixmbr grubrepair fixgrub grub2 <reply> GRUB2 is the default Ubuntu boot manager. Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub - For more information and troubleshooting for GRUB2 please refer to https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Grub2 Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-22 09:44:20
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2013-02-23 17:22:10
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grub1 <reply>grub 1 is the default boot manager for Ubuntu releases before 9.10 (Karmic). Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub - GRUB how-tos: https://help.ubuntu.…/GrubHowto - See !grub for Karmic onwards Tm_T
Added on: 2011-04-15 11:24:05
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grue <reply>The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale. Madpilot
Added on: 2006-12-01 07:01:30
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-11-24 17:10:42
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gsoc <deleted><alias> soc nhandler
Added on: 2010-10-01 04:01:24
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:20:18
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gtalk <reply> Google Talk (GTalk) is an instant messaging program from Google. Currently, Google does not have an official standalone GTalk client for Linux, but supports connections from third-party clients such as !Pidgin and !Kopete | See http://www.google.co…ients.html for more information somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-09 08:44:17
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-11-13 04:33:22
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gtk <reply> GTK is the !GIMP toolkit, which forms the base of !GNOME and is used by many applications to provide a !GUI Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:29:10
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gui <reply> The graphical user interface (GUI) in Ubuntu is composed of many elements, including the !X server, a window manager, and a desktop environment such as !GNOME or !KDE (which themselves use the !GTK and !Qt toolkits respectively) LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:56:09
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guide-#ubuntu-bots-devel <reply> An old and incomplete guide for setting up a clone of ubottu is available at https://ubottu.com/guide/ tsimpson
Added on: 2010-05-30 00:45:55
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:02:12
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guidelines behaviour etiquette <reply> The guidelines for using the Ubuntu channels can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:48:30
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-24 04:35:22
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guidelines-#ubuntu-women guidelines-#ubuntu-women-project <reply> The guidelines for using the Ubuntu Women project channels can be found here: http://wiki.ubuntu-w…Guidelines The overall Ubuntu channel guidelines also apply and can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines Flannel
Added on: 2010-08-13 21:23:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:55
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guidelines-#ubuntuforums <reply> See https://wiki.ubuntu.…Guidelines & https://launchpad.ne…duct/1.0.1 PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-22 00:09:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:27
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guishell <deleted><reply> Several "hybrid" GUI command line interfaces are in development, see: http://www.bterm.org/ - http://linux.pte.hu/…pipas/CUI/ - http://hotwire-shell.org/ LjL
Added on: 2008-01-25 16:37:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:47:21
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gusty <reply> It is spelt !guTSy :) elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-04-12 11:52:01
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-09-03 01:25:03
Requested 185 times
gutsy gibbon 7.10 <reply> Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was the seventh release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 18th, 2009. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-12 10:23:51
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-04-22 17:58:07
Requested 2001 times
gutsy-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> Every time you ask the release is delayed five minutes. Amaranth
Added on: 2007-10-18 09:27:36
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-10 10:14:45
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gutsysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (gutsy-security) and (gutsy-updates). LjL
Added on: 2008-02-09 21:47:05
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2008-06-19 01:29:05
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h8-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Hate is a thing we don't encourage - additionally, I hate HATE HATE HATE you for using txtspk, GRRRRR! LjL
Added on: 2013-11-07 21:47:02
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hack $hr$We hold these truths to be tautological, that all processes are created equal, that they are endowed by their Programmer with certain unreducable flags, that among these are const, static, and the pursuit of reentrancy. <deleted><reply>When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the technical bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the transistor, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Moore and of Mealy's Machine entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should delcare the causes which impel them to the singularity. Flannel
Added on: 2014-03-30 23:48:40
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Last modified: 2014-03-30 23:49:35
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