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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
Requested 163 times
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
Requested 23 times
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
Requested 56 times
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
Requested 153 times
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
Requested 15 times
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
Requested 1156 times
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
Requested 505 times
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
Requested 0 times
ping <reply> pong! Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-07-11 15:58:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2013-08-09 11:51:46
Requested 6440 times
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
Never edited
Requested 1132 times
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
Requested 2106 times
pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use e.g. "pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit /etc/environment" knome
Added on: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-03-31 04:02:52
Requested 31 times
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
Requested 2374 times
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
Never edited
Requested 42 times
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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Requested 15 times
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
Requested 2368 times
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
Requested 1462 times
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
Requested 1 times
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
Requested 138 times
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
Requested 18 times
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
Requested 161 times
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
Requested 4940 times
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
Never edited
Requested 5 times
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
Requested 18 times
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
Requested 21 times
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
Requested 474 times
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
Requested 34 times
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
Requested 0 times
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
Requested 0 times
polls <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2008-01-17 01:32:16
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:21
Requested 0 times
polls-#xubuntu <deleted><alias> best knome
Added on: 2012-12-12 13:46:36
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:42
Requested 0 times
pong an old atari game. It's fun! imbrandon
Added on: 2006-08-27 09:10:43
Never edited
Requested 469 times
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
Requested 520 times
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
Requested 37 times
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
Requested 18 times
popey-#ubuntu-uk the UK alternative to elvis. popey
Added on: 2010-09-10 12:04:31
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Requested 18 times
portforward ports port <reply> For instructions on how to set up port-forwarding (for games, torrents, webservers) see http://portforward.com - also see !firewall Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:53:19
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Requested 250 times
ports-#ubuntu-phone <reply>There has been some success with the d2vzw verizon variant of the Galaxy S3. There has been some progress on the Kindle Fire too. Other devices may be ported to too, Canonical is not working on them and there is no roadmap or timescale. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ch/Porting AlanBell
Added on: 2013-02-22 10:18:30
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2013-02-22 10:54:06
Requested 5 times
postfix the default !MTA and !MDA on Ubuntu. For help, read https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Postfix and https://help.ubuntu.…SetupHowto - See also !MailServer Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:33:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:29:03
Requested 329 times
potd-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> PoTD is Picture of The Day stdin
Added on: 2008-12-07 01:44:20
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-12-07 03:55:05
Requested 4 times
poweruser <reply> If you are interested in helping the Ubuntu Power User community or want more information /join #ubuntu-power-users Also see https://wiki.ubuntu.…PowerUsers IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-19 19:16:29
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-19 22:52:17
Requested 2 times
ppa ppas <reply> A Personal Package Archive (PPA) can provide alternate software not normally available in the offical Ubuntu repositories - Looking for a PPA? See https://launchpad.ne…untu/+ppas - WARNING: PPAs are unsupported third-party packages, and you use them at your own risk. See also !addppa and !ppa-purge Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-28 13:47:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2012-02-27 21:39:45
Requested 3158 times
ppc powerpc <reply> PowerPC. Formerly used by Apple for the Macintosh line of computers. Variants are now used in popular gaming consoles. PPC was a fully supported Ubuntu architecture until 6.10. It is now a community port, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…PowerPCFAQ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:33:49
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-03-25 12:08:32
Requested 907 times
pptp <deleted><reply> pptp is not good according to Bruce Schneier http://schneier.com/pptp.html here the words insecurity are useful ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-03 19:01:13
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-02-12 00:24:30
Requested 25 times
ppu Per-Package Uploader. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…PerPackage for more information and application process. Pici
Added on: 2011-11-05 21:25:55
Never edited
Requested 1 times
prayer <reply> Dear $DEITY, Give me strength to understand and work with users who question my logic, the rules, netiquette, and common sense. Give me resilience to teach them the basics of Linux, Ubuntu, Community Guidelines, and IRC. Allow me not to stray to nitpicking, argument, foul language, or leisurely op abuse. Deliver me my daily xkcd, User Friendly, LWN, /. and Planet Ubuntu, and guard over my encrypted drives. Let it be so. Myrtti
Added on: 2008-05-16 11:15:49
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-07-02 17:08:55
Requested 250 times
precise pangolin 12.04 <reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) was the sixteenth release of Ubuntu. !End-of-life was April 28th 2017. See https://lists.ubuntu…03833.html for more information Pici
Added on: 2011-10-05 19:38:43
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-01 19:30:47
Requested 947 times
precise-#xubuntu 12.04-#xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) reached End-of-Life April 26, 2015: http://xubuntu.org/n…d-of-life/ knome
Added on: 2012-04-26 16:21:56
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-05-02 03:05:37
Requested 17 times
precise/12.04 <deleted>not yet released. Please join #ubuntu+1 for further support and discussion. Pici
Added on: 2012-03-01 18:10:00
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-04-26 17:55:30
Requested 0 times
preference <deleted><alias> best Pici
Added on: 2007-12-28 15:09:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:32:45
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