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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
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
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
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
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
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
Requested 77 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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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
gobby multiplayer gedit Mez
Added on: 2009-03-03 20:18:24
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Requested 13 times
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
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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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
Requested 42 times
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
Requested 513 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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Requested 124 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
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
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
Requested 70 times
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
Requested 2008 times
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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Requested 52 times
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
Requested 177 times
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
Requested 25 times
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
Requested 434 times
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
Requested 56 times
gimp an advanced image manipulation application for Ubuntu. See http://www.gimp.org for tutorials and more information. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:28:30
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Requested 345 times
gift a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols by means of plug-ins. It's available in !Universe. Clients include gifTui, giFToxic (GTK), Apollon (KDE), giFTcurs (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:35:09
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Requested 12 times
ghost ircghost <reply> If you own an IRC nick that is currently being used, you can make it change nicks by typing: /msg nickserv release <nick> <password> | If you have a dead (ghost) connection, you can make it quit by typing: /msg nickserv ghost <nick> <password> | further help in #freenode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:42:30
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-10-13 14:53:01
Requested 314 times
gettingstarted <reply> A great place to start your MOTU adventure is https://wiki.ubuntu.…ingStarted nickrud
Added on: 2008-07-21 05:01:13
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get_iplayer http://linuxcentre.n…t_iplayer/ a small perl script which can download content from BBC iPlayer and ITV catch up services. popey
Added on: 2009-04-05 22:23:20
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gestures-#kubuntu <reply>KDE has a built-in support for mouse gestures. See: http://userbase.kde.…d_Gestures for a howto Jucato
Added on: 2008-04-30 00:30:51
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:52:02
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gentoo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> http://makelinuxgreatagain.com dax
Added on: 2016-04-13 05:40:24
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genii yadda ps3 <deleted>Aside from i386 and amd64 platforms, Ubuntu is also available for alternate platforms. Playstation 3 ( support in #ubuntu-ps3 ) Sun Sparc ( support in #ubuntu-sparc ) Apple PowerPC ( support in #ubuntu-ppc ) genii
Added on: 2009-05-27 18:46:19
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2009-05-27 19:05:53
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genii <deleted><reply> See !coffee genii
Added on: 2009-06-27 04:56:57
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2010-03-10 15:30:51
Requested 10 times
generic smp <reply> Background to the decision to replace -686, k7 and -smp kernels with -generic can be found here https://lists.ubuntu…19983.html (the -386 kernel is still available if needed) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-13 02:36:49
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gender <reply>yes, I can confirm I am a female bot :) jussi01
Added on: 2009-02-03 08:13:42
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ge ka <reply> ქართული ენაზე დახმარების მიღებისთვის გთხოვთ შემობრძანდით #ubuntu-ge / Kartuli enaze dakhmarebis mighebistvis gtkhovt shemobrdzandit #ubuntu-ge Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-28 21:46:10
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-26 18:58:34
Requested 126 times
gdm2setup <reply> Up to Oneiric, GDM was used as the login manager. You can configure your GDM options, including the wallpaper and theme, with gdm2setup. See https://launchpad.ne…/gdm2setup for more information and installation instructions.~ knome
Added on: 2011-08-27 21:18:55
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gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gno…sktop.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
gdesklet <deleted><alias> gdesklets Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-27 20:35:17
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:40:36
Requested 0 times
gconf-editor a graphical tool used to maintain the GNOME desktop environment registry. For more info: https://help.ubuntu.…ConfEditor Myrtti
Added on: 2009-06-19 09:09:02
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:34:05
Requested 10 times
gary <deleted><reply> be afraid, be *very* afraid ompaul
Added on: 2007-12-27 10:20:10
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2009-06-13 13:19:35
Requested 64 times
games nexuiz wow warcraft et fun doom doom3 <reply> Information about games on Ubuntu can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Games and http://www.icculus.o…melist.php and http://www.penguspy.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:02:03
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-11-28 15:38:44
Requested 2320 times
fx6 ff6 firefox6 <deleted><reply> Firefox 6 has been released as a security update for 11.04. For 10.04 and 10.10, you can use the unofficial and unsupported PPA at https://launchpad.ne…fox-stable rww
Added on: 2011-08-17 00:08:32
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:41:53
Requested 32 times
fx5 <deleted><alias> ff5 Pici
Added on: 2011-06-21 17:37:52
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:04:19
Requested 0 times
fx4 <deleted><alias> ff4 rww
Added on: 2011-03-22 22:04:57
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:05:21
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fusesmb-#xubuntu <reply>fusesmb is a tool that allows easy access to shared folders (smb) on a network. Links with more info: https://help.ubuntu.…ty/FuseSmb Myrtti
Added on: 2008-09-17 19:48:34
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Requested 25 times
fuse captive <reply> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) is a !kernel driver that allows non-root users to create their own filesystems. See http://en.wikipedia.…_Userspace for more on FUSE. Some examples of filesystems that use FUSE are !ntfs-3g, sshfs and isofs. A full list of Filesystems that use FUSE is here: http://fuse.sourcefo…ileSystems apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:48:16
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-07 14:36:30
Requested 1129 times
fud <reply>Please do not fall prey to, or spread FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) - it is not welcome here! Please see http://en.wikipedia.…_and_doubt jussi01
Added on: 2008-08-06 17:03:48
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-08-31 23:44:02
Requested 172 times
fuchs-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> http://i.imgur.com/b3mcM.jpg (not on fire) rww
Added on: 2014-09-17 15:29:16
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2015-03-11 22:42:24
Requested 11 times
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
ftp ftp clients ftp client <reply> FTP clients: Nautilus (Places -> Connect to server), gFTP, FileZilla (for !GNOME); Konqueror, Kasablanca, KFTPGrabber (for !KDE); FireFTP (for Firefox); ftp, lftp (for !cli) - See also !FTPd bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-24 06:50:53
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-04-11 01:58:22
Requested 1050 times

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