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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
Last edited by rww
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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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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newsgroups newsgroup <reply> There are Ubuntu newsgroups via NNTP at news.gmane.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-11 21:04:30
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iirc <reply> IIRC means "if I remember correctly" thoreauputic
Added on: 2006-07-25 22:13:15
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oldworld <reply> For installation on Old World PowerMacs see this URL https://help.ubuntu.…dWorldMacs Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 19:37:16
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deborphan a program used to clean up packages that are no longer needed (install from Synaptic/Muon). apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:18:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:04:20
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fridge <reply> The Fridge is the Ubuntu's Community News website, and can be found at http://fridge.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:02:27
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-10-11 14:21:08
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shellshock <reply> Ubuntu has released security updates for both recent bash vulnerabilities for all currently-supported versions of Ubuntu. Use your preferred package manager to apply all pending updates. See http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2362-1/ , http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2363-1/ , and http://www.ubuntu.co…sn-2363-2/ for more information. knome
Added on: 2014-09-25 20:17:17
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-09-26 15:51:28
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si <reply>Kanal za podporo slovenskim uporabnikom Ubuntuja je #ubuntu-si. Če potrebujete pomoč v Slovenskem jeziku, prosimo da se nam pridružite in probali vam bomo pomagati. Slovenian language support channel is #ubuntu-si mneptok
Added on: 2009-10-23 20:01:07
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rms-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the GNU project. See !GNU and also http://en.wikipedia.…d_Stallman LjL
Added on: 2008-11-16 22:52:36
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ymmv short for "Your mileage may vary". It means that someone else's experience with compatibility, performance etc. may not necessarily match yours. Also see !wfm Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
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ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Mez
Added on: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
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ta-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The Arabic letter ت signifies a soft T, and is used as a smiley by yipe and almost no one else. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-26 03:06:28
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popcon <reply> The Ubuntu Popularity Contest project is an attempt to map the usage of Ubuntu packages. To participate, install the package "popularity-contest", and see http://popcon.ubuntu.com/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.…opconDraft gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-10-25 14:03:31
Last edited by Jucato
Last modified: 2008-04-24 08:08:52
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chrome-repo google-repo <reply> Google recently deprecated 32-bit Chrome, which causes errors on 64-bit multiarch Ubuntu systems. To fix this, run: sudo sed -i 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome k1l
Added on: 2016-03-10 16:24:36
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-11 22:56:57
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notunity-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> Ubuntu Oneiric uses GNOME 3 with the !Unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell on Oneiric, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place a new entry in the Sessions dropdown on the login window. rww
Added on: 2011-09-11 16:18:01
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-13 14:09:24
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keyserver <reply> The ubuntu key server is to be found at http://keyserver.ubu…com:11371. If this one is unresponsive you can use most other gpg key servers as well - for instance http://pgp.mit.edu/ jrib
Added on: 2009-10-31 21:18:56
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-11-01 08:14:25
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j-_ <deleted><reply> j-_ is as j-_ does ;-) ompaul
Added on: 2007-11-23 20:45:47
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-19 23:44:09
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fcm THE Ubuntu Community Magazine - find it at www.fullcirclemagazine.org, or #fullcirclemagazine PriceChild
Added on: 2007-07-04 20:21:46
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changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
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dvorak a keyboard layout that aims to be more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern. See http://en.wikipedia.…d_Keyboard apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 17:39:47
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enablementstack <reply> The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing LTS releases. see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ementStack k1l
Added on: 2015-02-08 13:52:20
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2015-02-08 13:58:37
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ubuntutweak <reply> Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that automates some things; however, it is potentially dangerous, and an informal review of its code is pending. Most of the things it does can be done by the use of other tools. Please don't ask for or provide support for it in Ubuntu support channels. IdleOne
Added on: 2011-04-19 20:41:02
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2012-03-09 22:37:31
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bd bn <reply>Bangla te Ubuntu bishoyok alochonar jonno #ubuntu-bd te ashun. Dhonnobad! Myrtti
Added on: 2009-04-07 12:53:32
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mua <reply> A Mail User Agent (MUA) is the application you use to read email messages. Examples include Evolution, !Thunderbird and mutt. MUA's are required to read mail on your system and could be compared to the mail functions of Microsoft Outlook. LjL
Added on: 2007-12-11 15:57:21
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2008-05-29 16:10:12
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myself-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I know all there is to know about myself, and more. What about you? LjL
Added on: 2007-09-23 15:54:40
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ops-#ubuntu-meeting <reply> Help! Seveas, Hobbsee, LjL, ompaulafk, Keybuk, mdz, sabdfl, janimo, ogra, mdke, dholbach, or jono gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-04-02 12:12:49
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hurd <reply> The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. It is not ready for production use, as there are still many bugs and missing features. http://www.gnu.org/s…/hurd.html apokryphos
Added on: 2007-01-20 16:13:01
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inappropriate <deleted><reply> The current discussion topic is inappropriate for this channel. Please stop. Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-12-14 07:15:47
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:37:22
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rosetta <reply>rosetta is a Web-based system for translating open source software into any language. See https://launchpad.net/rosetta tonyyarusso
Added on: 2006-12-01 01:05:19
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-07-15 19:34:48
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budgie <reply> Ubuntu Budgie is a community !flavour of Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. Its first official release is 17.04. As with all development versions, for questions involving Ubuntu Budgie $curDevelNum support, visit #ubuntu+1. Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 and 16.10 are not supported by the Ubuntu project. https://ubuntubudgie.org/ SonikkuAmerica
Added on: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
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politics-#ubuntu-uk <reply>Please take political discussion to ##politics-uk. Thank you! jpds
Added on: 2009-12-28 22:01:07
Last edited by jpds
Last modified: 2009-12-28 22:03:13
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enablesources chrepo <reply> Enable the standard Ubuntu repositories by going to System > Administration > Software Sources - See !repositories for detailed information LjL
Added on: 2008-01-26 03:07:22
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-26 03:07:45
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bad-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Oh no, you just made me cry! :-( LjL
Added on: 2007-01-28 21:13:48
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koffice <deleted><reply> Integrated office suite for KDE, including word processing, spreadsheet, flow charting, image manipulation. For more info see: http://koffice.kde.org. Upgraded Kubuntu !Dapper packs at http://kubuntu.org/a…ice-16.php apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:51:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-08 01:12:30
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maas <reply> Metal as a Service is a dynamic server provisioning service for scalability. See more about it at https://maas.ubuntu.com. h00k
Added on: 2013-12-09 21:06:45
Last edited by h00k
Last modified: 2013-12-09 21:09:49
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juju <reply>Juju is a open source devops platform created to allow rapid deployment of applications in the cloud. More info at https://juju.ubuntu.com/ bkerensa
Added on: 2012-08-17 20:05:46
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-08-02 20:22:24
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hardysources <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 (hardy-security) and (hardy-updates). nickrud
Added on: 2008-06-14 07:57:12
Last edited by Seeker`
Last modified: 2008-06-19 01:24:13
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backtrace <reply> To get a backtrace of a failing application please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Backtrace gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-12 21:38:27
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logs-#ubuntu-uk <deleted><reply> Channel logs can be found at http://logs.ubuntu-eu.org/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-24 14:41:02
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-11-24 09:14:26
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jigdo the jigsaw downloader for building cd isos. for more information see http://www.debian.or…/jigdo-cd/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-03-30 04:16:41
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cupsweb <reply> To enable the administration functions of the !CUPS web interface, type « sudo adduser cupsys shadow », and then « sudo invoke-rc.d cupsys restart », in a console. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:18:44
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-04-20 00:14:31
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fx6 ff6 firefox6 <deleted><reply> Firefox 6 has been released as a security update for 11.04. For 10.04 and 10.10, you can use the unofficial and unsupported PPA at https://launchpad.ne…fox-stable rww
Added on: 2011-08-17 00:08:32
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:41:53
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devsupport support-#ubuntu-motu support-#ubuntu-devel <reply> The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Please be aware that this channel is for development only. Pici
Added on: 2009-01-16 19:29:36
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redmond not relevent to my interests. Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-10 01:03:29
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2008-05-12 17:18:00
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