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thunar a file manager for !Xfce. It is a lightweight alternative to !Nautilus and is quite similar. More info at: http://thunar.xfce.o…index.html - Want to Replace Nautilus with Thunar? See http://psychocats.ne…ilusplease elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-05-01 14:11:07
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:43:12
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names <reply> Ubuntu has an $adjective $animal naming scheme, summarized (and with a list of suggested words which you can add to) at https://wiki.ubuntu.…tCodeNames tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-13 06:43:42
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boys-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ♪ Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you ♫ Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-12 02:37:17
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th <reply> Please type /join #ubuntu-th for Ubuntu in Thailand. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-12-01 09:04:30
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Last modified: 2012-06-26 02:59:58
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sysresccd <reply> SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM. It contains a number of admin tools including gparted and partimage. http://sysresccd.org/Main_Page ompaul
Added on: 2007-02-27 21:16:25
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-03-04 12:21:38
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snap snaps <reply> Snaps are containerised software packages similar to flatpaks or appimage. For more info, see https://snapcraft.io Unit193
Added on: 2018-07-17 20:47:14
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syn <reply> FIN... FIN!!!... GO AWAY!!! FIN. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 22:09:20
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Last modified: 2008-02-20 08:09:36
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xkcd possibly the greatest geeky webcomic ever. It even makes jokes about Ubuntu. http://www.xkcd.com/ and especially the one about 'sudo make me a sandwich' - http://xkcd.com/c149.html Madpilot
Added on: 2007-06-04 10:22:02
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Last modified: 2007-06-04 10:25:19
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ops-#ubuntu-motu <reply>Help! Hobbsee, Riddell, sladen, fbond, mneptok, gnomefreak, Seveas, dholbach, elky, dax, Unit193, PriceChild, or jpds! gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-02 12:04:50
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-12-26 23:23:10
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download-#kubuntu <reply> Kubuntu can be downloaded in various formats from http://kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/ Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-31 02:22:47
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-06-23 19:06:15
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bootrepair <reply> Boot-Repair is a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu. See https://help.ubuntu.…oot-Repair for more info. k1l
Added on: 2014-11-05 21:27:32
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Last modified: 2014-11-05 21:31:43
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dock docks <reply> Ubuntu includes several dock-like navigation bars. Some options are: avant-window-navigator, cairo-dock, docky (formerly part of gnome-do), stalonetray, simdock, kdocker, kooldock. rww
Added on: 2011-04-11 20:02:34
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uninstall <reply> To learn how to uninstall applications in Ubuntu - please visit http://www.cyberciti…t-command/ Mez
Added on: 2008-12-17 15:25:19
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lowmemory lowmem <reply> For installing on low memory systems, this page has useful information: https://help.ubuntu.…rySystems. See also https://help.ubuntu.…uirements. ompaul
Added on: 2008-03-26 01:01:39
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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
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:43
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studiorepo <reply>All Ubuntu Studio packages are included in the official Ubuntu repos. However, Ubuntu Studio 7.04 had its own custom addon repository. This is no longer supported or available. gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-16 13:16:46
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-05-18 21:01:47
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sparc <reply> Information on Ubuntu on SPARC platforms can be found here https://help.ubuntu.…tion/Sparc ompaul
Added on: 2006-06-26 20:38:15
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Last modified: 2009-06-01 00:15:01
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bugs-kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu bugs-#kubuntu-devel bugs-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> If you find a bug in Kubuntu, please follow the instructions at https://wiki.kubuntu…/Reporting to report the issue to the developers. tsimpson
Added on: 2012-11-07 13:56:03
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fi-#ubuntu <reply> Tämä kanava on tarkoitettu vain englanninkieliselle keskustelulle. Jos haluat suomenkielistä apua (K)ubuntun ongelmiin, liity kanavalle #ubuntu-fi / #kubuntu-fi :-) Myrtti
Added on: 2009-03-08 13:19:25
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Last modified: 2009-03-08 14:06:35
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ops-#ubuntu-women Nightrose JanC pleia2 elky Myrtti hypa7ia maco Gareth akgraner Mamarok Pendulum akk elly idleone Tm_T alanbell nigelb svaksha Cheri703 Pici valorie dax Myrtti
Added on: 2009-04-21 19:10:26
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Last modified: 2017-12-26 23:27:32
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snuxoll-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> snuxoll will slay you using seveas! http://snuxolldragonslayer.com LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 02:59:35
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Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:43:57
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teg <deleted><reply> Come play teg with us! (Like the board game Risk.) Game will start when we get some players rounded up - get yourself set up and join quickly if you'd like to participate. Install the "teg" package, run 'tegclient', and connect to server home.tonyyarusso.com, , port 2000. Ping tonyyarusso for more info. Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-12-16 16:09:28
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Last modified: 2019-11-27 20:44:25
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xfs a high-performance journaling filesystem originally developped by Silicon Graphics for their IRIX OS. It is now fully supported by Linux so you can install Ubuntu on it if you wish. More info at http://en.wikipedia.…g/wiki/XFS Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-27 00:35:39
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xincludes xlibs <reply> When a program or configure script asks for "X includes", you should probably install the following package: xorg-dev nalioth
Added on: 2007-01-07 21:24:46
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Last modified: 2008-02-18 18:36:23
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modeline <reply>A Modeline is a config line in the X server configuration file that gives info about a connected display and how to drive it at a specified display resolution. http://en.wikipedia.…6_Modeline for more details. Here are 2 links to generate modelines which fit your monitor: http://bohne-lang.de…/modeline/ and http://xtiming.sourc…xtiming.pl zorglu_
Added on: 2006-10-22 20:21:59
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-04-04 02:26:21
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oracle <deleted><reply> If you -must- install oracle .... here's a good place to start: http://www.oracle.co…87822.html Spec
Added on: 2006-07-19 22:24:00
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Last modified: 2011-05-26 15:26:51
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inkscape <reply>Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics drawing application - see http://www.inkscape.org/ for more Madpilot
Added on: 2006-06-20 10:01:03
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upnp mediatomb <reply> To stream media to other UPNP aware devices (such as the Xbox, PS3, or iRadio) you need a UPNP server. See !info mediatomb for information regarding the MediaTomb package Mez
Added on: 2008-06-21 01:04:52
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Last modified: 2008-06-21 01:08:28
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uvf <deleted>Upstream Version Freeze. For an exception, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ionProcess Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-02-12 08:58:00
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-02-21 16:36:09
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ask-#ubuntu-gr <reply> Παρακαλούμε μην ρωτάτε για να κάνετε μια ερώτηση, απλά ρωτήστε αυτό που θέλετε σε λίγες γραμμές ώστε να είναι ευανάγνωστο. Αν κάποιος γνωρίζει την απάντηση θα σας απαντήσει. :) LjL
Added on: 2009-03-10 17:49:22
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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
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Last modified: 2007-10-20 18:19:47
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restoregrub recovergrub <reply> Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub ikonia
Added on: 2011-11-30 12:28:24
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f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
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Last modified: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
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goodbotuse <deleted>please do "!factoid > user" see here: for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.…goodbotuse ompaul
Added on: 2007-02-25 13:14:01
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Last modified: 2010-01-17 10:56:49
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tux the Linux Mascot - http://www.isc.tamu.…ing/linux/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:30:31
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alternate-#kubuntu <reply> The Alternate CD is a classical text-mode install CD. It supports a wider range of hardware than the !LiveCD, and can also be used as an upgrade CD. Look for the alternate checkbox on the Kubuntu download page - See also !minimal Jucato
Added on: 2008-04-28 14:56:05
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Last modified: 2009-06-16 15:06:04
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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
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
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gutsysources <reply> In System->Admin->Software Sources, enable (main) (universe) (restricted) and (multiverse) and disable the Cdrom on the Ubuntu Software tab. On the Updates tab, enable (gutsy-security) and (gutsy-updates). LjL
Added on: 2008-02-09 21:47:05
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Last modified: 2008-06-19 01:29:05
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kickoff <deleted>a new KDE menu replacement developed by openSUSE. See http://www.kdedevelo…/node/2331 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-11-06 12:00:09
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Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:42:33
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autofs automount <reply>Automount is the modern way to mount directories over a network. It is much easier to manage and more economic in bandwidth than static mounts via fstab. For more info - https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Autofs Pici
Added on: 2009-09-23 23:29:54
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nice <reply> 'Nice' is a property of a process that determines how willing it is to give CPU time to other processes. A higher value makes it more likely to give away time. A negative value makes it less likely. Values are from -19 to 19, with 0 being the default. For more information, type 'man nice' at a terminal. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:53:33
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-10-08 17:34:10
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esm <reply> Canonical offers paid extended security support for end-of-life LTS releases through the Ubuntu Advantage program. For more information, see https://ubuntu.com/esm . ESM is not an Ubuntu community offering; please direct questions about it to Canonical directly. dax
Added on: 2017-05-01 19:34:04
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2018-12-31 16:16:18
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ps3 <reply> Aside from i386 and amd64 platforms, Ubuntu is also available for alternate platforms. Playstation 3 ( support in #ubuntu-ps3 ) Apple PowerPC ( support in #ubuntu-ppc ) genii
Added on: 2009-05-27 18:55:24
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Last modified: 2009-05-27 19:07:20
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numlock numberlock number lock <reply> To enable Number Lock by default, see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/NumLock apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:13:09
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purge <reply> To purge all removed but not yet purged packages, use the following command: dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg -P Pici
Added on: 2010-08-30 22:30:22
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-06-07 02:21:14
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coffee-#ubuntu-offtopic coffee-#kubuntu-offtopic a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Pici
Added on: 2010-02-03 15:42:24
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Last modified: 2010-02-03 15:42:35
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activedirectory ad <reply> You can learn more about ActiveDirectory intergration at https://help.ubuntu.…nbindHowto imbrandon
Added on: 2006-06-23 22:07:05
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bzr Bazaar-NG, a decentralized revision control system designed to be easy for developers and end users alike. Decentralized revision control systems give people the ability to work over the internet using the bazaar development model. See http://doc.bazaar.ca…-tutorial/ for a quickstart guide. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:20:37
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-09-09 04:47:36
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landscape <reply> Landscape makes the management and monitoring of Ubuntu systems simple and effective by combining world-class support with easy to use online management tools. https://landscape.ca…nical.com/ Pici
Added on: 2009-03-04 19:42:41
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iceweasel <reply>Iceweasel's homepage is http://www.gnu.org/s…/gnuzilla/ with more detailed information at http://en.wikipedia.…/Iceweasel Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-11-29 03:21:05
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