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multijava <reply> To set which java version/implementation is to be used as default, use sudo update-java-alternatives Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:46:01
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xy <reply> The XY problem is when you need to do X, and you think you can use Y to do X, so you ask about how to do Y, when what you really should do is state what your X problem is. There may be a Z solution that is even better than Y, but nobody can suggest it if X is never mentioned. jrib
Added on: 2011-02-28 20:13:32
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Last modified: 2011-02-28 20:42:15
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mailprotocols imap dovecot pop <reply> IMAP and POP are protocols for fetching email. The officially-supported server in Ubuntu is Dovecot (packages "dovecot-imapd" for IMAP, and "dovecot-pop3d" for POP) - See also !MailServer for information on the SMTP protocol LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 16:01:36
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Last modified: 2007-12-11 16:06:18
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sk <reply> Žiadame slovenských používateľov aby v kanáli #ubuntu hovorili po anglicky. Slovensky a česky sa dohovoríte v #ubuntu-cz. jrib
Added on: 2007-11-20 14:31:39
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-11-28 22:02:28
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jabber a free and open source instant messaging protocol, unlike MSN and AIM. Supporting clients on Linux: Kopete (KDE), Pidgin, Gajim, and Empathy (GNOME), bitlbee (cli/irc). For more info see http://www.jabber.org/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2009-09-28 01:15:28
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quake <reply> Quake runs natively under Ubuntu - See http://zerowing.idso…FrontPage/ for details Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:37:10
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:41:39
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no\ u-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> and your mom too LjL
Added on: 2009-03-14 16:31:57
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Last modified: 2009-04-28 13:28:08
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speech recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic voice recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic iphone keyboard-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Dear Aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all. Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-03 01:09:52
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Last modified: 2011-08-16 01:49:11
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bacon-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I've always considered bacon to be the candybar of meats... http://xkcd.com/418/ http://weebls-stuff.…Bacon.html Flannel
Added on: 2009-01-12 08:57:11
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Last modified: 2015-02-15 05:34:20
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highno <reply> A higher version number does not mean that it's better. Especially with packages such as the linux kernel. The packages in the Ubuntu repositories are stable and will work fine. You should have a better reason than "newer" when considering compiling from source or using 3rd party repos. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-07-27 20:06:24
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Last modified: 2007-07-27 20:06:36
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chanserv.py a ChanServ helper script for !XChat | https://github.com/s…hanserv.py Mez
Added on: 2007-01-17 06:53:54
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Last modified: 2011-01-31 06:42:28
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palm palmos <reply> A good guide for setting up Palm devices is at http://www.faqs.org/…ONNECT-USB apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:43:30
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moonlight silverlight <reply> For Microsoft Silverlight support, install Moonlight with the following command: « sudo apt-get install moonlight-plugin-mozilla » in a terminal. Pici
Added on: 2009-11-10 20:44:21
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dkms <reply>DKMS is Dynamic Kernel Module Support. See https://launchpad.net/dkms for more. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-07-27 09:52:47
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Last modified: 2008-07-27 10:06:21
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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
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Last modified: 2008-07-07 22:31:09
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kylin ubuntukylin <reply> Ubuntu Kylin is a variant of Ubuntu that focuses on Chinese users. It is an official part of Ubuntu. For more information, see http://www.ubuntu.co…buntukylin rww
Added on: 2014-01-19 07:10:14
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-07-13 18:32:06
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subversion an open source application used for revision control. It is sometimes abbreviated to svn in reference to the name of its command line interface. Look here for a Subversion How To on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.…Subversion nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-27 02:03:51
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cloud <reply> Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure is a ready to deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) based on OpenStack. See https://help.ubuntu.…astructure for further details. elky
Added on: 2011-01-03 04:00:07
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-26 20:22:26
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floodbots floodbot <reply> FloodBot1,2,3, and 4 are all bots, please direct your questions to the channel. Pici
Added on: 2010-02-02 18:51:05
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freespeech free speech freedomofspeech freedom of speech <reply> Please don't pepper the channel with cries of buzzwords like "free speech!", especially when you don't know what they mean or if they're applicable to the current situation. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-01-01 20:07:55
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:45:40
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ocr <reply> For OCR (optical character recognition) software in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.…munity/OCR for packages and instructions. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-29 22:03:51
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:10:43
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my <reply> bantuan bahasa melayu? sila /join #ubuntu-my jrib
Added on: 2008-12-02 15:34:13
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-09-03 21:49:39
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lococouncil <reply>The LoCo Council is coolbhavi, PabloRubianes, nhaines, wxl, svij, and lunapersa - they are here to help, just ask! :) You can send them an email at loco-council@lists.ubuntu.com Pici
Added on: 2012-10-02 15:48:38
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Last modified: 2016-01-19 08:51:30
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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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intrepix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> It's spelled Intrepid, unless you're wastrel LjL
Added on: 2008-10-28 01:51:53
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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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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
Last edited by genii
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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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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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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membership <reply>Ubuntu Membership means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. For more info see https://wiki.ubuntu.…/NewMember Mez
Added on: 2007-01-22 16:02:33
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-12-04 22:29:06
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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
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:42:33
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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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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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loco <reply> Information on Ubuntu Local Community Teams is at http://loco.ubuntu.com/ bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-02 12:55:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2011-06-30 23:43:50
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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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coffee-#ubuntu-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
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-02-03 15:42:35
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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
Last edited by Pici
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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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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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
Last edited by Mez
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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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
Last edited by Pici
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
Last edited by rww
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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