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changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
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dvorak a keyboard layout that aims to be more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern. See http://en.wikipedia.…d_Keyboard apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:47
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chrome-repo google-repo <reply> Google recently deprecated 32-bit Chrome, which causes errors on 64-bit multiarch Ubuntu systems. To fix this, run: sudo sed -i 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome k1l
Added on: 2016-03-10 16:24:36
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Last modified: 2016-03-11 22:56:57
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shellshock <reply> Ubuntu has released security updates for both recent bash vulnerabilities for all currently-supported versions of Ubuntu. Use your preferred package manager to apply all pending updates. See http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2362-1/ , http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2363-1/ , and http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2363-2/ for more information. knome
Added on: 2014-09-25 20:17:17
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keyserver <reply> The ubuntu key server is to be found at http://keyserver.ubu…com:11371. If this one is unresponsive you can use most other gpg key servers as well - for instance http://pgp.mit.edu/ jrib
Added on: 2009-10-31 21:18:56
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Last modified: 2009-11-01 08:14:25
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si <reply>Kanal za podporo slovenskim uporabnikom Ubuntuja je #ubuntu-si. Če potrebujete pomoč v Slovenskem jeziku, prosimo da se nam pridružite in probali vam bomo pomagati. Slovenian language support channel is #ubuntu-si mneptok
Added on: 2009-10-23 20:01:07
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rms-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the GNU project. See !GNU and also http://en.wikipedia.…d_Stallman LjL
Added on: 2008-11-16 22:52:36
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Last modified: 2019-11-03 22:46:54
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ymmv short for "Your mileage may vary". It means that someone else's experience with compatibility, performance etc. may not necessarily match yours. Also see !wfm Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
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Last modified: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
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ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Mez
Added on: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
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Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
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ta-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The Arabic letter ت signifies a soft T, and is used as a smiley by yipe and almost no one else. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-26 03:06:28
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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
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Last modified: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
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songbird <reply> Songbird is a media player based on Mozilla. Official Linux builds and support ended in April, 2010. Ubuntu installation instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…y/Songbird LjL
Added on: 2009-04-12 19:44:15
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Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:47:46
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cwillu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> cwillu is a bot written in PHP. LjL
Added on: 2009-03-17 00:27:03
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:40
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trolls-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> People who add factoids repeatedly even after they've been refused once or twice. Also, aubade. LjL
Added on: 2008-10-28 00:29:41
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Last modified: 2014-06-04 00:37:11
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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
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Last modified: 2010-10-10 10:14:45
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spec <reply> A spec is the details (specifications) of the components that make up software or a device. See: https://launchpad.ne…ntu/+specs for specifications in Ubuntu. Spec
Added on: 2007-01-26 18:21:47
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newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
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oldworld <reply> For installation on Old World PowerMacs see this URL https://help.ubuntu.…dWorldMacs Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 19:37:16
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deborphan a program used to clean up packages that are no longer needed (install from Synaptic/Muon). apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:53
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Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:04:20
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fridge <reply> The Fridge is the Ubuntu's Community News website, and can be found at http://fridge.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:02:27
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Last modified: 2007-10-11 14:21:08
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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
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:55
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shiretoko <deleted><reply> FF3.5 is referred to as Shiretoko on your UI, see http://is.gd/1reB3 for an explanation Pici
Added on: 2009-07-21 18:15:20
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:50:08
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ff3rc <deleted><reply> The Firefox 3 RC package is not currently available as most of the Ubuntu-mozilla team are at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. Thanks for your patience. Pici
Added on: 2008-05-20 04:48:33
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Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:04:24
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twhs-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what he said! LjL
Added on: 2007-10-19 18:52:37
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fffc <deleted><reply> If Firefox is crashing on sites using Flash try adding "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1" to /etc/firefox/firefoxrc (ref: https://launchpad.ne…+bug/14911 ) bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-10 13:00:53
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Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:04:28
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cairo-dock <deleted>a MacOS X -like dock for the gnome desktop, see www.cairo-dock.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-09 12:28:37
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Last modified: 2011-04-11 19:57:26
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iirc <reply> IIRC means "if I remember correctly" thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-07-25 22:13:15
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acpi <reply> to debug ACPI issues on ubuntu make sure your bios is up to date and follow the procedure here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…uggingACPI hggdh
Added on: 2018-12-21 04:01:07
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Last modified: 2018-12-21 04:02:08
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muon <reply> Muon is the current Kubuntu package manager. Please see http://jontheechidna…e-manager/ for an overview genii-around
Added on: 2011-07-08 15:24:38
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es-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> En la mayoría de canales de Ubuntu se habla sólo en inglés. Si quieres charlar en español, entra en el canal #ubuntu-es-offtopic. Escribe "/join #ubuntu-es-offtopic" (sin comillas) y dale a Enter. Gracias! jussi
Added on: 2010-09-15 11:42:48
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it-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Vai su #ubuntu-it-chat (scrivi « /join #ubuntu-it-chat » ) per conversare in italiano. Grazie! Pici
Added on: 2010-06-03 12:04:33
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zork-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. Pici
Added on: 2008-09-18 13:09:33
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Last modified: 2010-04-19 13:37:22
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cowsay-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> MOOOooo! PriceChild
Added on: 2008-02-08 22:58:19
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eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
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19.10 eoan ermine <reply> Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) is the 31st release of Ubuntu, supported until July 2020. Release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.…leaseNotes dax
Added on: 2019-05-07 15:02:45
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Last modified: 2019-10-17 17:30:11
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hud <deleted><reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS includes the first step in a major new approach to application interfaces, the Head-Up Display, or HUD, which will ultimately replace menus in Unity applications. See http://ubottu.com/y/hud for the background on this and discuss it in #ubuntu-offtopic bazhang
Added on: 2012-01-24 16:20:34
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Last modified: 2012-08-28 18:23:15
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testing <reply> To test your hardware, you can use the packages memtest86+ (for memory, can be started from the !GRUB boot menu), smartmontools (for hard drives), cpuburn (which MIGHT damage your processor if cooling is not adequate!). Additionally, lm-sensors can be useful to monitor temperatures and fan speeds - See also !benchmark LjL
Added on: 2012-01-21 13:04:52
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fcm THE Ubuntu Community Magazine - find it at www.fullcirclemagazine.org, or #fullcirclemagazine PriceChild
Added on: 2007-07-04 20:21:46
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response https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Responses Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
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seamonkey <reply> Seamonkey, formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite", is available at http://www.mozilla.o…seamonkey/ with install instructions for ubuntu at http://ubuntuforums.…p?t=186011 Seveas
Added on: 2007-03-31 13:52:30
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rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
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Last modified: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
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budgie <reply> Ubuntu Budgie is a community !flavour of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. Its first official release is 17.04. As with all development versions, for questions involving Ubuntu Budgie $curDevelNum support, visit #ubuntu+1. Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 and 16.10 are not supported by the Ubuntu project. https://ubuntubudgie.org/ SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
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Last modified: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
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sponsorship sponsoring <reply>You can find out about the package sponsorship process here https://wiki.ubuntu.…hipProcess AlanBell
Added on: 2012-01-23 14:45:30
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themes-#xubuntu xfce-themes themes-#xubuntu-devel <reply> To change your theme in Xubuntu, go to Settings Manager -> Appearance (tabs Style, Icons) and/or Settings Manager -> Window Manager (tab Style). Starting with Xubuntu 13.10, you can control some of your theme colors from Settings Manager -> Theme Configuration. knome
Added on: 2011-08-13 12:48:11
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Last modified: 2013-10-14 20:18:51
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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
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Last modified: 2011-05-15 09:38:27
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torrents-#kubuntu <reply>Kubuntu $curStableLong ($curStableNum) torrents can be obtained at http://torrent.ubunt…r/release/ LjL-Temp
Added on: 2008-04-24 16:28:20
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Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:52:31
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nonfree <reply> When we use the term 'non-free', we mean that it is not Free (as in freedom) Software. Software that is not Free cannot be fixed or improved by anyone except its authors -- who are not us :(. For more information, see https://www.gnu.org/…ee-sw.html elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-11-19 10:32:30
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Last modified: 2016-05-01 05:21:42
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lug <reply> LUGs are Linux User Groups. At LUGs you can meet other Linux enthusiasts in person, and often get one on one support. You can find your local group here: http://lugslist.com/ gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-11 18:59:44
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Last modified: 2016-11-30 19:45:52
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tarball <reply> Files with ".tar.gz", ".tar.bz2" or ".tgz" extensions are compressed archive formats, similar to ZIP files. See !tar for extracting them. Some of these files contain programs in source code form; see !compile for getting them to run. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-29 18:09:46
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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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