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uvfe <deleted><alias> uvf Hobbsee
Added on: 2008-04-15 15:48:44
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-02-21 16:34:45
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uwn <reply> The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter may be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.…Newsletter jpds
Added on: 2008-07-26 19:49:25
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vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.…stallation Seveas
Added on: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
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vcs dvcs <reply> Version Control Systems offered for Ubuntu: Centralized: !CVS, !Subversion | Distributed: Bazaar-NG(!bzr), Codeville, Darcs, !git, Mercurial, Monotone, SVK, tig. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-12 16:55:16
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-05-14 19:11:42
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version <reply> To find out what version of Ubuntu you have, type « lsb_release -a » in a !shell - To know the available version of a package, « apt-cache policy <package> » apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:52:50
Last edited by Mez
Last modified: 2008-10-17 15:42:03
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version-bug <deleted><reply> Ubuntu 10.10's About Ubuntu application erroneously says "You are using Ubuntu 11.04". This is a bug. Run "lsb_release -a" in a terminal to see your Ubuntu version. Bug report at http://tinyurl.com/versionbug rww
Added on: 2011-01-24 05:50:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-02-07 02:05:23
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versioning <deleted><reply> Ubuntu and Debian have slightly different package versioning schemes, for an explanation see http://doc.ubuntu.co…#id2528873 Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-12 13:42:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:38
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vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
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vimtutor an excellent tool for learning how to use vim. It can be found in the vim-full package, among others. Pici
Added on: 2007-12-27 21:10:47
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-27 21:23:12
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virtualbox vbox <reply> Virtualbox is a virtualizer for x86 and amd64 architectures. It's available in the package "virtualbox" in the !repositories, and you can download the Virtualbox Extension Pack for additional, non-Free functionality at http://virtualbox.org . Additional details can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…VirtualBox LjL
Added on: 2007-01-23 16:27:30
Last edited by pangolin
Last modified: 2011-11-29 12:28:51
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virtualization <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !kvm is the preferred approach in Ubuntu. See also !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications jrib
Added on: 2007-06-03 00:54:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-07-07 22:31:09
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virtualizers vm virtualizer virtual machine virtual virtualisation virtualiser virtualisers <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications LjL
Added on: 2007-01-23 16:27:34
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-04 01:47:09
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virus antivirus av viruses <reply> Antivirus is something you don't need on !Linux, except where files are then passed to Windows computers (perhaps using Samba). See https://help.ubuntu.…/Antivirus ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-11 08:38:28
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-06 22:31:40
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vista <deleted>a recent version of Microsoft Windows. Discussion on Windows related topics is available in ##windows. General issues on moving from Windows to Ubuntu is convered in the wiki guide at https://help.ubuntu.…romWindows Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-30 21:00:06
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-12 04:25:24
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vivid vervet 15.04 <reply> Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) was the 22nd release of Ubuntu. Support ended on February 4, 2016. See !eol, !eolupgrade and http://ubottu.com/y/vivid Pici
Added on: 2014-10-20 13:41:09
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-02-03 20:56:42
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vmware <reply> VMWare is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. Consider using !QEmu or !VirtualBox as alternatives. Instructions for installing VMWare manually are at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/VMware LjL
Added on: 2006-06-22 03:31:26
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-12 12:57:43
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vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ elky
Added on: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
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vnc <reply> VNC is a protocol for remote desktop. https://help.ubuntu.…VNCOverSSH describes how to use it securely. It works best over fast connections, otherwise look at !FreeNX bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-07 02:29:55
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vncfix <reply> If you are getting errors like "could not open default font 'fixed'" when running a VNC server: 'sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/fonts /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' bimberi
Added on: 2006-09-26 02:23:45
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voip <reply> VoIP is Voice over IP. The default VoIP client for Ubuntu is !Ekiga. There is also an xmpp voice component in !Empathy. Kubuntu Clients include Kphone and Twinkle. Proprietary Clients include !Skype and Gizmo5. VoIP server applications include Asterisk and Yate ( both in repositories ), FreePBX, and SipX. genii
Added on: 2009-11-12 21:12:45
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-11-12 21:45:39
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vpn <reply> For more information on vpn please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VPN gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:04:08
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2010-01-26 19:59:35
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vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
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wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.…rview.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
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war-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Make code, not war. elky
Added on: 2013-04-15 02:23:38
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warty warthog warty warthog 4.10 <reply> Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was the first release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 30, 2006. See !eol for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:16:11
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-07-31 14:18:03
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wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries LjL
Added on: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
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wayland <reply> Wayland is a display server protocol that is intended to replace X. More information can be found at http://wayland.freed…sktop.org/ . Ubuntu is instead focusing on development of !Mir; see its factoid for more information. IdleOne
Added on: 2014-01-04 22:11:49
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weather-#ubuntu-offtopic attic-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Flannel
Added on: 2011-06-07 03:11:58
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weather-ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply>It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue. Flannel
Added on: 2011-06-07 03:11:29
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-06-07 03:11:54
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web <deleted><reply> there is no web - the web is a lie bazhang
Added on: 2009-03-14 16:44:06
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2009-03-15 11:17:08
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web2.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://zombo.com/ Myrtti
Added on: 2008-07-14 02:59:53
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web3.0-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Welcome to - http://html5zombo.com/ Pici
Added on: 2011-09-07 19:54:45
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webapps <reply>Ubuntu Web Apps enable developers to create web applications that run in web browsers. They provide close integration to the Unity shell for functions such as launch, notifications and controls. - more info at http://developer.ubu…community/ or #ubuntu-webapps IdleOne
Added on: 2012-10-19 18:59:28
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webcam cam webcams <reply> Instructions for using webcams with Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Webcam - Supported cams: https://wiki.ubuntu.…WebCameras apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:16:08
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-02-05 19:30:14
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webkitkde <reply> To enable the WebKit KPart for Konqueror you must install the « webkitkde » package. To make WebKit the default for displaying web pages in Konqueror go to Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> File Associations -> text -> html -> Embedding (tab), and move the WebKit to the top of the list. tsimpson
Added on: 2009-11-16 11:32:05
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webmin no longer supported in Debian and Ubuntu. It is not compatible with the way that Ubuntu packages handle configuration files, and is likely to cause unexpected issues with your system. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:18:33
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:32:45
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weekend <reply>It's a weekend. Often on weekends the paid developers and a lot of the community may not be around to answer your question. Please be patient, wait longer than you normally would or try again during the working week. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-27 13:29:23
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2010-03-27 14:01:59
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welcome <deleted><alias> hi Pici
Added on: 2008-01-11 14:10:37
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-09-29 01:52:29
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welcome-#ubuntu <deleted><reply> Welcome to #ubuntu - the Ubuntu support channel. somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-03 20:14:08
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-18 04:04:46
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welcome-#xubuntu <reply> Hello and welcome to #xubuntu! Feel free to ask questions or help others. If you'd like to chit-chat, please visit #xubuntu-offtopic and for developer discussion, see #xubuntu-devel :) LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:53:24
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wep <reply> WEP is totally insecure, don't use it, the full Wireless Documentation for Ubuntu can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.…y/WifiDocs Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:45:43
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2007-10-20 18:19:47
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what <reply> I am only a bot, please don't think I'm intelligent. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-30 16:45:14
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-05-30 16:54:07
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when <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was officially released at October 18th 2012 17:15:29 UTC RaringOne
Added on: 2012-10-18 07:29:28
Last edited by RaringOne
Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:32:29
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who usernames prefix <reply> As you can see, this is a large channel. If you're speaking to someone in particular, please put their nickname in what you say (use !tab), or else messages get lost and it becomes confusing :) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-30 00:12:21
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-04-08 08:10:07
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whoami <reply> use @whoami stdin
Added on: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
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why-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Because I said so. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-12 17:02:39
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wifi wireless ndiswrapper ndis wpa madwifi ralink ipw wpa2 acx111 network wifidocs wlan atheros <reply> Wireless documentation, including how-to guides and troubleshooting information, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…y/WifiDocs Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-25 23:42:07
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-07-01 06:16:56
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wiki <reply>http://wiki.ubuntu.com - Ubuntu development documentation wiki. If you are looking for system help, please refer to https://help.ubuntu.…/community - the Ubuntu community documentation. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:04:09
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-07-01 06:16:48
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wikipedia <deleted>a free online encyclopedia, you can find it at http://wikipedia.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-23 14:39:11
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-07-08 06:01:19
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willy <reply> It is spelt !wiLy :) Pici
Added on: 2015-05-04 14:43:35
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