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pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
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pdpc <deleted><reply> <reply> The Peer-Directed Projects Center was the not-for-profit organization that ran !freenode (The IRC network that hosts this channel). See also http://blog.freenode…-bye-pdpc/ Pici
Added on: 2009-12-29 15:56:53
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:24:31
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people <reply> Mostly !trolls, but sometimes other kinds of !people. aubade
Added on: 2013-12-28 21:37:56
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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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perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
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permissions chown permission file permissions chmod <reply> An explanation of what file permissions are and how they can be manipulated can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ermissions Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 22:07:19
Last edited by nickrud
Last modified: 2008-06-23 07:08:40
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persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.…ersistence Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
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petition <reply> We appreciate your effort to bring issues you find important to attention; however, this channel's policy is to keep it strictly about Ubuntu technical support. You may try #ubuntu-offtopic instead (but try at least to participate in any conversation that ensues), or other venues. LjL
Added on: 2011-05-24 19:49:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-24 19:55:28
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pgp <reply>gpg is the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.…ranscripts | Watch http://static.screen…atePGP.ogv Pici
Added on: 2009-01-18 19:40:45
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-05-12 10:26:48
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ph tagalog <reply> Join #ubuntu-ph for tagalog Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:32:23
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phablet-source <reply> source code for the phone and tablet apps is at https://code.launchp…blet-team/ AlanBell
Added on: 2013-02-22 00:24:56
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phcoder2 when someone comes in with a problem that i can't solve, like midas3 who <deleted>trying to use grub 1.99's USB support but no devices are listed by the "usb" command, do you mind me pinging you if I think you might be able to help? Jordan_U
Added on: 2011-12-30 21:08:33
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2012-01-31 03:34:36
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phone nexus7 tablet touch phablet ubuntu-touch <reply> Information about the Ubuntu Touch platform for Phone and Tablet is available here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch . Support and discussion in #ubuntu-touch IdleOne
Added on: 2013-01-02 19:42:52
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-02 05:14:32
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php <reply> PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. A command-line only version can be installed in Ubuntu with the "php5-cli" package. See also !lamp for integrated server PHP. The Ubuntu server PHP5 guide is found at https://help.ubuntu.…/php5.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 02:23:01
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:01
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php4 <reply> PHP4 has reached its End Of Life and as such is not in any Ubuntu release after Edgy (6.10). For PHP's announcement see http://us2.php.net/a…07-07-13-1 Pici
Added on: 2008-05-15 16:56:34
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pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Pici
Added on: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
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picard a digital audio fingerprinting/tagging program using the MusicBrainz online music database, not unlike freedb. It can be used to identify *and* tag files in your music collection. Usage instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…WithPicard ; Ubuntu installation instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…nuxInstall gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-26 02:31:18
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:31
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picasa <reply>You can no longer use picasa in linux natively. It's !wine !appdb profile can be found at http://appdb.winehq.…p;iId=2024 Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-06 00:04:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
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pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
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pickup <reply> Just a tip: talking about finding and/or picking up guys/chicks is rude to the people of whichever gender who are in this channel and dont feel like being 'found' or 'picked up'. This is not a speed dating channel. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-08-14 10:46:13
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2008-08-14 10:48:53
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pidgin gaim <reply> The Instant Messenger client Pidgin (formerly Gaim) (https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Pidgin) supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-08 08:06:32
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:50
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pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.…6a3615.jpg Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
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pineapple <deleted><alias> stop dax
Added on: 2016-03-31 07:04:07
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 07:05:30
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ping <reply> pong! Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-07-11 15:58:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-08-09 11:51:46
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pinning pin an advanced feature that APT can use to prefer particular packages over others. See https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:57:41
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piracy warez illegal cracking <reply> piracy discussion and other questionably legal practices are not welcome in the Ubuntu channels. Please take this discussion elsewhere or abstain from it altogether. This includes linking to pirated software, music, and video. Also see !guidelines and !o4o elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-11 14:52:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-07-19 19:43:02
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pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user, similar to !gksu. knome
Added on: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
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pl polish poland <reply> Na tym kanale używamy tylko języka angielskiego. Możesz uzyskać pomoc w języku polskim na #ubuntu-pl. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:07:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-07 19:41:19
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planet blogs <reply> Planet Ubuntu (blogs of Ubuntu developers and members) can be found at http://planet.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-06 22:07:15
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plasma5 <reply> Kubuntu Plasma 5 is a tech preview. To test it out, see http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ . If you find a bug, you can also check it with kubuntu-ci images for latest builds. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 19:39:39
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players media players video players audio players totem totem-xine vlc banshee rhythmbox amarok media music players player exaile listen <reply> Audio (Ogg, MP3...) players: Audacious, Banshee, Listen, Quod Libet, Rhythmbox, Exaile, XMMS2 (GTK/Gnome based) and Amarok, JuK (Qt/KDE based). Video players: Totem, Xine, MPlayer, VLC, Kaffeine - See also !codecs LjL
Added on: 2006-07-09 02:49:51
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-04-28 14:54:24
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please helpme needhelp <deleted><reply> Avoid following your questions with a trail of "Please, help me", "Can nobody help me?", "I really need this!", and so on. This just contributes to making the channel unreadable. If you are not answered, ask again later; but see also !repeat and !attitude LjL
Added on: 2007-04-24 03:08:34
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:48:28
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please consider a method of doing things (such as installing software) that <deleted>directly supported by Ubuntu first, and only resort to alternative route (such as !PPA packages, or installing software from source) if you're reasonably sure it's the only way to achieve the wanted goal. When you're helping others, suggest the standard route first, and provide the appropriate disclaimers about non-standard ones. LjL
Added on: 2012-02-26 19:02:48
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-07-11 03:34:21
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plf <deleted><reply> The Penguin Liberation Front is dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Linux distributions for various reasons - See http://plf.zarb.org/ (not yet fully functioning) - See also !Medibuntu and !Seveas Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:36:50
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:58:10
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plg <deleted><reply> Project Looking Glass is an environment with 3D windowing and visualization capabilities. Web site: https://lg3d-core.de….java.net/ - Demo: http://wwws.sun.com/…/demo.html - Live CD: https://lg3d-livecd.….java.net/ - Binary Builds: https://lg3d-core.de…uilds.html LjL
Added on: 2007-01-20 16:53:07
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:18:27
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plymouth <reply> Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background. To change your Plymouth theme use « sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u » Pici
Added on: 2010-12-02 14:07:39
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2013-04-29 00:05:35
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pm privatemessage private message msg private query privmsg <reply> Please ask your questions in the channel so that other people can help you, benefit from your questions and answers, and ensure that you're not getting bad advice. Amaranth
Added on: 2006-06-30 16:10:19
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:28:00
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pocketpc windows mobile <reply> For information on transferring files and synchronizing to PocketPC and Windows Mobile devices, see https://help.ubuntu.…dowsMobile Pici
Added on: 2009-10-15 18:04:01
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podcast-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Grab the lastest Ubuntu UK Podcast from http://ubuntupodcast.org Seeker`
Added on: 2008-05-27 23:51:40
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-02 04:12:05
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point <deleted><reply> Do you have any? LjL
Added on: 2008-02-01 22:51:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:34:22
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politics <reply> Please take political discussion to ##politics. Thank you! somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-10 00:33:38
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-06-14 21:01:31
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politics-#ubuntu-uk <reply>Please take political discussion to ##politics-uk. Thank you! jpds
Added on: 2009-12-28 22:01:07
Last edited by jpds
Last modified: 2009-12-28 22:03:13
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poll <deleted><alias> best Seveas
Added on: 2008-03-21 19:37:45
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:26
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poll-#xubuntu <deleted><alias> best knome
Added on: 2012-12-12 13:46:32
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:39
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polls <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2008-01-17 01:32:16
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Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:21
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polls-#xubuntu <deleted><alias> best knome
Added on: 2012-12-12 13:46:36
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Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:42
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pong an old atari game. It's fun! imbrandon
Added on: 2006-08-27 09:10:43
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pony-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PONY! Ponyponyponyponypony! http://windowseat.ca…r_pony.jpg - NO PONIES FOR YOU! Spec
Added on: 2007-10-31 20:04:16
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-04-28 11:26:05
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popcon <reply> The Ubuntu Popularity Contest project is an attempt to map the usage of Ubuntu packages. To participate, install the package "popularity-contest", and see http://popcon.ubuntu.com/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.…opconDraft gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-10-25 14:03:31
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
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popey <deleted>the UK alternative to elvis. Daviey
Added on: 2008-06-09 14:28:09
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-08 02:18:07
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