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forkbomb <reply> A forkbomb spells certain doom. It is a command that will take all clock cycles on a computer and render the machine in dire need of a reboot! Spec
Added on: 2007-01-31 02:09:42
Last edited by ompaul
Last modified: 2007-05-02 21:02:20
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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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ff5 <deleted><reply>Firefox 5 is available in Natty/11.04 as an automatic update. If you would like to install it in an earlier release, you will need to use the following unofficial and unsupported !PPA: http://pad.lv/ppa/mo…ox-stable/ Pici
Added on: 2011-06-21 17:37:07
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:04:16
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rc <reply> Ubuntu does not provide a distinct release candidate image. Instead during the week leading up to the release, each image is considered a release candidate. More details at https://wiki.ubuntu.…eCandidate Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-11 18:14:44
Last edited by k1l
Last modified: 2016-04-15 22:12:56
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lost+found lost where !fsck places any files it gleans from a corrupt filesystem. These are files which had become unlinked from their parent directories. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:12:22
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upgradeofflts upgradelts <reply> To upgrade from an LTS release of Ubuntu to the next (non-LTS) release, run sudoedit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and change the prompt= line to "prompt=normal". Then, do sudo do-release-upgrade to begin the upgrade. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 03:17:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-11-08 07:26:44
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when <deleted><reply>Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was officially released at October 18th 2012 17:15:29 UTC RaringOne
Added on: 2012-10-18 07:29:28
Last edited by RaringOne
Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:32:29
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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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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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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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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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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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doublejoin <reply> Your IRC client is completing NickServ authentication after joining channels, which triggers a fake quit and rejoin to apply your cloak and increases channel noise. The best way to avoid this is to use SASL ( https://freenode.net…nswer/sasl ). Other options for automatic login exist (e.g. CertFP and server password) but sometimes complete after channel join. knome
Added on: 2013-04-13 22:19:45
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-03-29 20:03:50
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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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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
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-10-12 12:49:18
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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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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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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 (https://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 dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:45:20
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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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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
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:46:14
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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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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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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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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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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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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
Last edited by dax
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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winusb <reply> WinUSB is a tool for preparing bootable Windows Instalation USBs. Please see http://en.congelli.e…inusb.html for instructions on installation and use. #ubuntu does *not* provide support for this tool, so please do not ask for help here if it doesn't work for you. Jordan_U
Added on: 2015-08-11 22:32:49
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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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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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eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
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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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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
Last edited by dax
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
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
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:04:28
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