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mirrorstatus <reply> A list of official repository mirrors and their statuses can be found at https://launchpad.ne…ivemirrors Pici
Added on: 2009-10-07 23:59:20
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64bit whicharch <reply> AMD64 and Intel 64 are fully supported architectures on Ubuntu. Consider using 64-bit if your memory ussage exceeds 4GB. See https://help.ubuntu.…_and_64bit apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:18:56
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2011-08-03 22:44:30
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xchat <reply> xchat and xchat-gnome have not had stable releases in years. xchat was removed from Ubuntu for 16.04. Consider using hexchat instead, which is actively developed and available in 14.04 onwards. Madpilot
Added on: 2011-10-28 02:25:13
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-30 03:54:51
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beer-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>beer is always appreciated. Myrtti
Added on: 2009-09-15 06:00:25
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directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
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hungover hangover <deleted><reply> The Release Managers are currently hungover, and wont be releasing jaunty today. No jaunty for you! NOT YOURS!!! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-18 06:40:58
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:57:53
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sco <deleted><reply> Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!! Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 21:07:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:34:11
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grip <deleted>a ripping player and has a minor bug which can be solved by doing this "sudo ln -s /dev/hdX /dev/cdromN" where X is your hard drive and N a number Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 22:23:16
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:14:54
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default-#kubuntu dolphin <reply> To change the default application for a filetype, go to System Settings -> Advanced -> File Associations, or System Setting -> File Associations in KDE 4.5+ LjL
Added on: 2008-11-15 20:31:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-28 18:29:33
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vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
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calendar <reply> calendar is at http://fridge.ubuntu…calendars/ apokryphos
Added on: 2006-12-09 15:59:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-11 21:11:04
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hotmail <deleted><reply> If you need to use an MSN Hotmail account, consider packages such as "hotway" and "hostsmtp", which are gateways respectively to the !POP and !SMTP protocols (also supporting Lycos and Spray) Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:01:16
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Last modified: 2009-10-12 12:49:18
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links <reply> DON'T POST LINKS! $curDevel isn't out until it's announced, and indicating anything otherwise causes the server to get more load, thus making the release LATER. Is that what you want? tonyyarusso
Added on: 2009-10-28 23:56:25
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-26 23:24:14
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at <reply>Das österreichische Team finden sie unter #ubuntu-at, deutschsprachigen Support bekommen sie auch in #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de oder #edubuntu-de. Geben sie einfach /join #ubuntu-at ein! Danke für ihr Verständnis. Mamarok
Added on: 2009-05-22 10:11:35
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lolops <deleted><reply> Teh lolops r in ur chanelz, wotchin u mizbehav ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-27 23:43:02
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:38:44
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developer <reply>Want to become an Ubuntu developer? Look at http://www.ubuntu.co…developers and the Wiki (http://wiki.ubuntu.com) for involvement in specific projects such as Kubuntu or Xubuntu. LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 20:04:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:51:08
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scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
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rat-#ubuntu-uk <reply> rat is The Real Ale Train. A yearly Ubuntu UK loco event to celebrate friends, trains and ale. Saturday 10th September 2016, Hampshire, UK: http://loco.ubuntu.c…rain-2016/ jussi
Added on: 2013-09-16 08:27:09
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-04 15:45:14
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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
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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
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:52:31
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wayland <reply> Wayland is a display server protocol that is intended to replace X. More information can be found at http://wayland.freed…sktop.org/ . Ubuntu is instead focusing on development of !Mir; see its factoid for more information. IdleOne
Added on: 2014-01-04 22:11:49
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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
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2012-08-28 18:23:15
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sponsorship sponsoring <reply>You can find out about the package sponsorship process here http://wiki.ubuntu.c…hipProcess AlanBell
Added on: 2012-01-23 14:45:30
Last edited by Pricey
Last modified: 2014-06-18 08:41:19
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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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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
Last edited by k1l_
Last modified: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
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mate <reply> Ubuntu MATE is a supported !flavor of Ubuntu that uses MATE as the default desktop environment. It functions similarly to older versions of GNOME. For more information, see https://ubuntu-mate.org/ dax
Added on: 2016-03-29 14:47:42
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lxde <reply> LXDE ( http://lxde.org/ ) is the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment used by !Lubuntu. To install from Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop . See http://lubuntu.net/ for more information, and join #lubuntu for support. IdleOne
Added on: 2013-02-11 03:17:38
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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
Last edited by Pici
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
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2008-02-08 22:58:26
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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
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-11-30 19:45:52
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eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
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zsync <reply> Use zsync to update your Ubuntu CD image without needing to download the parts that didn't change. See https://help.ubuntu.…yncCdImage LjL
Added on: 2011-10-06 19:24:01
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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
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2013-10-14 20:18:51
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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: http://wiki.ubuntu.c…Guidelines Flannel
Added on: 2010-08-13 21:23:53
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-08-13 21:24:03
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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
Last edited by dax
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
Last edited by rww
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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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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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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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
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2012-01-21 13:06:05
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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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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
Last edited by IdleOne
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
Last edited by rww
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
Last edited by tsimpson
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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