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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
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scope redundancy <reply> We don't need factoids for *everything*, or ten factoids for the same thing ;) LjL
Added on: 2008-02-14 16:27:14
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-27 01:55:07
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opabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Leave the ops alone! Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-06 19:19:31
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:44:20
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dhcp Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for automatic IP assignment from a router. Ubuntu uses dhclient as a DHCP client but other ones (and DHCP servers too) can be obtained from the !repos. More info at http://en.wikipedia.…/wiki/DHCP tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-12 20:24:23
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-04-12 20:25:10
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persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.…ersistence Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
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kopete im-#kubuntu <reply> Instant Messenger Client Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org) supports MSN, Jabber, AIM, YIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ and, in KDE 3, IRC. See also !Pidgin Tm_T
Added on: 2007-11-14 13:16:40
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-09-18 09:27:41
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floppy <reply> To mount floppy disks, see here : https://help.ubuntu.…ToEveryone apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:12:12
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mikem-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> mikem [verb]s you! Pici
Added on: 2008-10-20 19:25:25
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:47:31
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uk gb <reply> Join us for a discussion using the Queen's English in #ubuntu-uk Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:20:41
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dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
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backbox <reply> Backbox Linux is not a supported derivative of Ubuntu and is thus not supported in #ubuntu. Please use #backbox on irc.autistici.org or https://forum.backbox.org/ for help with it. rww
Added on: 2015-03-01 03:51:23
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mythbuntu <reply> Mythbuntu was a former Ubuntu flavor centered upon setting up a standalone MythTV system (http://www.mythbuntu.org). MythTV can still be installed from the Ubuntu repositories or from the Mythbuntu !PPAs linked on https://launchpad.ne…mythbuntu. For MythTV discussion and support, try #mythtv-users PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-28 00:42:41
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:58:51
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here <reply>Please give at least an overview of your problem *here* (all in one line) - you will get a much greater audience. If you have to use more than 3 lines, please use http://paste.ubuntu.com ikonia
Added on: 2010-02-19 13:17:27
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-02-20 10:24:54
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md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.…untuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
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dmb-ping <reply> cyphermox, jbicha, micahg, rbasak, sil2100, slashd, tsimonq2: DMB ping. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-24 14:42:24
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2018-05-21 19:34:16
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ch <reply> The Swiss !LoCo team can be found in #ubuntu-ch (please speak English there) - Deutschsprachiger Ubuntu Support in #ubuntu-de - Aide Ubuntu en français dans #ubuntu-fr - Supporto Ubuntu in Italiano in #ubuntu-it Mamarok
Added on: 2009-05-22 10:16:25
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-02-01 15:59:21
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notreally-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Mwahahahahhahaha. No! LjL
Added on: 2008-10-28 00:38:41
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-19 03:39:03
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coffee <deleted>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 Tm_T
Added on: 2007-11-22 20:49:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-02-03 15:42:16
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yahoo <reply> Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued after July 17, 2018. You will no longer be able to add it to your accounts under Empathy, Telepathy, or other Instant Messaging applications. For more info, please see https://help.yahoo.c…28776.html jrib
Added on: 2009-06-20 20:43:46
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2018-06-12 18:17:09
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jdong <deleted><reply> <Hobbsee> jdong: yes, but you're FULL OF CRACK! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-07-20 20:40:08
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 18:59:03
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alot <reply>Do you like to hug alot? - http://hyperboleanda…thing.html mneptok
Added on: 2010-04-19 18:39:06
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:21:42
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lnw <reply> Want to know the differences between Windows and Linux? This guide, called "Linux is Not Windows" is a pretty good read -- http://linux.oneando…rg/LNW.htm elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-09-01 12:32:19
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2007-09-01 12:49:34
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rsync a fast remote file copy and synchronization program - For more see: https://help.ubuntu.…nity/rsync tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-01 01:48:03
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mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.…LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu 17.10 onwards will use GNOME. Pici
Added on: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:22:31
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gui <reply> The graphical user interface (GUI) in Ubuntu is composed of many elements, including the !X server, a window manager, and a desktop environment such as !GNOME or !KDE (which themselves use the !GTK and !Qt toolkits respectively) LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:56:09
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addppa <reply> A !ppa can be added using a single command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name See https://help.ubuntu.…ing%20PPAs for more details oCean
Added on: 2011-07-10 12:27:52
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-09-10 02:13:04
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systemd the default init system for Ubuntu 15.04 onwards. For information on transitioning from upstart to systemd, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…startUsers For a guide to basic service management with systemd, see https://www.digitalo…-and-units Pici
Added on: 2014-02-14 14:10:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-23 04:54:25
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zesty 17.04 zapus <reply> Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) was the 26th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 13th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…00228.html Pici
Added on: 2016-10-17 19:53:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-01-21 23:51:29
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cookies <reply> Cookies are delicious delicacies. Flannel
Added on: 2008-07-16 21:18:36
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-07-23 12:27:43
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composite cube <reply> Compiz-Fusion (and the older Compiz and Beryl) are window managers that employ the "composite" extension of X to draw windows using graphics cards' 3D hardware. They can additionally provide "desktop special effects" (such as the "cube") by means of plug-ins. Join #compiz-fusion for help and support with advanced features. See also « /msg $nick compiz » and « /msg $nick effects » LjL
Added on: 2007-11-21 16:47:18
Last edited by m4v
Last modified: 2013-02-28 16:59:28
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is a bot is a bot. <reply> Yes, I can confirm that I am a bot. For more information, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/IRC/Bots LjL
Added on: 2007-04-20 00:19:46
Last edited by krytarik
Last modified: 2016-11-26 07:33:03
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shockwave currently only available for Windows. To run it under !Wine, see https://help.ubuntu.…/Shockwave Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-20 06:42:24
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:40:07
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life something very few people know about in this channel - and anyway, it's probably offtopic, perhaps you want to try #ubuntu-offtopic LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:10:06
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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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ff4 <deleted><alias> firefox IdleOne
Added on: 2011-03-22 20:52:15
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:05:13
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smart Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, a monitoring system for hard drives. See https://help.ubuntu.…rtmontools apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-23 03:44:57
Last edited by jrib
Last modified: 2013-03-30 11:46:31
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dma Direct Memory Access/Addressing. It makes hardware transfer data faster, and is supported by most systems since 2002. For more information see: https://help.ubuntu.…munity/DMA apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 21:09:59
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-06-12 00:31:46
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mount-#kubuntu <reply> Partitioning programs !PartitionManager or !GParted (see also "man mkfs" for formatting) - Mount partitions from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Removable Devices. See also !fstab and !DiskMounter Jucato
Added on: 2007-04-29 15:21:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:48:22
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zentyal ebox a web-based GUI interface for administering a server. It is designed to work with Ubuntu/Debian style configuration management. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Zentyal (Project formally known as eBox - including in Lucid/10.04). Daviey
Added on: 2011-05-24 23:17:48
Last edited by Daviey
Last modified: 2011-05-24 23:27:59
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ops-#ubuntu-ops <reply> Thanks for letting us know you are here, someone will be along presently tsimpson
Added on: 2010-05-31 16:32:06
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-02-28 13:51:43
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abs <reply> Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide, obtainable with ${package-manager} install abs-guide, is a quick and comprehensive guide to bash (command line) scripting in *nix systems. It is also viewable via web at http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ Myrtti
Added on: 2008-05-14 10:49:55
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-05-14 10:53:33
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canonical <reply>Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software products, and to providing tools and support to the open source community. It is the driving force behind the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu Operating Systems. Canonical's website is at http://www.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-03 18:21:47
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breezy breezy badger badger 5.10 <reply> Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) was the third release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: April 13, 2007. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:17:00
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-01-16 14:15:43
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uck a tool that helps you customise official Ubuntu Live CDs (including Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) to your needs. See http://uck.sourceforge.net/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-07 20:30:37
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:42:49
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isitoutyet-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><alias> isitout-#ubuntu-release-party RaringOne
Added on: 2012-10-18 08:41:35
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-04-23 19:00:08
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kidding joke funny <reply> You might think your joke is funny, but you may confuse new users who follow your advice or irritate people who attempt to answer your question. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2006-12-13 06:26:36
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-11-09 19:33:47
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azureus a popular !bittorrent client written in Java, installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ureusHowTo apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:54:24
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 04:20:37
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ltsp <reply> LTSP is the Linux Terminal Server Project, which adds thin-client support to Linux servers. See chapter 3 of the !edubuntuhandbook, http://www.ltsp.org and/or http://en.wikipedia.…er_Project bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:45:11
Last edited by bimberi
Last modified: 2007-05-09 05:51:02
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canibeanop newop newops canihaveops canihaveop canibeop icanhazop icanhazop? <reply>If you are interested in joining the Ubuntu IRC Team, take a look at both https://wiki.ubuntu.…pplication and https://wiki.ubuntu.…quirements for info on the process and requirements. You can also learn about what the job entails from people in #ubuntu-irc. elky
Added on: 2009-05-14 21:36:40
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2014-03-20 02:54:19
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fonts msfonts ttf <reply> Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-13 20:17:25
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-06-19 14:18:55
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