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rmb cjohnston, cyphermox, Destine, ejat, hggdh, IdleOne, iulian, micahg, Pendulum, PabloRubienes, freeflying, jared, s-fox, amachu, chilicuil, rickspencer3 and popey. Meeting time. IdleOne
Added on: 2012-11-14 17:09:14
Last edited by popey
Last modified: 2014-11-19 12:10:05
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controls-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> In Lucid you may notice that the window controls min/max/close is now on the left side. | For more information please see http://alturl.com/yvgv | To change it back to right side using a terminal please see http://alturl.com/x5d6. gnomefreak
Added on: 2010-03-25 11:46:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-04-04 01:47:30
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tea a very British beverage made from infusing leaves of various tea plants in hot water. Mez
Added on: 2009-04-02 13:04:31
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brokenmsn <deleted><reply> MS upgraded their MSN Messenger servers, causing newest 3rd party clients unable to connect. Workaround for pidgin 2.5.2 users is « sudo apt-get install msn-pecan » Restart pidgin, create an account of type wlm and supply your MSN credentials Tm_T
Added on: 2009-01-12 16:34:49
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-02-22 00:20:24
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puppy-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> No, you can't have a puppy. Much less when you're riotkittie Pici
Added on: 2008-11-14 01:17:00
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queue newqueue new queue <reply> The queue of packages awaiting approval to enter the archive (also known as the NEW queue) and scheduled to build it at https://launchpad.ne…wer/+queue ompaul
Added on: 2008-02-04 19:55:54
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Last modified: 2010-04-26 23:28:32
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ttyerror <reply> If you get an error on boot similar to « /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off », you can try the fixes proposed at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/TTYError LjL
Added on: 2007-09-26 18:04:04
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logo <reply> Official Ubuntu artwork including the Ubuntu logo can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…k/Official jrib
Added on: 2007-07-16 21:55:56
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Last modified: 2007-07-16 21:56:01
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extras <reply> extras.ubuntu.com is an external !repo for new software made available after the Ubuntu release. This repository is not part of the Ubuntu distribution and the software is completely unsupported by the Ubuntu team, but the original authors may offer some support. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:32:42
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2010-09-24 03:33:30
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language-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Estas terure maŝino-tradukita esperanto. dax
Added on: 2016-03-23 01:50:10
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2016-06-08 17:21:16
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matlab <reply> MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks. More info and install instructions at https://help.ubuntu.…ity/MATLAB gpc
Added on: 2011-02-12 16:32:02
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Last modified: 2011-02-12 16:41:59
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askubuntu stackexchange ubuntu-stack ubuntu-stackexchange <reply> AskUbuntu is a support resource that offers non-realtime support by the community! Can't get your problem fixed on IRC? Try AskUbuntu! - http://askubuntu.com/ You can discuss AskUbuntu in #ubuntu-stack Pici
Added on: 2010-10-13 17:31:19
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-10-14 01:06:23
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mongodb-#ubuntu-offtopic webscale-#ubuntu-offtopic web scale. elky
Added on: 2010-09-10 12:04:13
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opendns <deleted><reply>To set up OpenDNS in Ubuntu, see https://store.opendn…ce/ubuntu/ jpds
Added on: 2008-07-23 16:16:31
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:52:09
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filesystems <reply> ext3 and ext4 are the default filesystems in Ubuntu (and many other Linuxes). Alternative Linux filesystems include reiserfs and xfs. fat32 and ntfs are DOS/Windows filesystems. hfs and hfs+ are filesystems for the Mac. More info at http://en.wikipedia.…le_systems Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-27 00:36:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2011-01-05 12:49:11
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aol-#ubuntu-offtopic something we don't suggest you do even in the privacy of your own home ompaul
Added on: 2007-01-15 22:57:07
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unity8 <reply> Unity8 is the next Unity Desktop running on Mir. It is already used on the smartphones running ubuntu-touch (!touch) and can be tested on the Desktop in 16.10 by selecting it on the login screen. k1l_
Added on: 2016-02-24 22:07:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-10-13 18:09:59
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eir <deleted>a utility bot for managing ban expiration. For usage instructions, see http://freenode.net/eir.shtml . For source code, see https://dev.freenode…ojects/eir rww
Added on: 2011-08-17 06:47:14
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:24:02
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icqbug <deleted><reply> If you use Hardy or Gutsy, and are getting the message "The client version you are using is too old" when conneting to ICQ with Pidgin, please check for new updates. Pici
Added on: 2008-07-02 16:06:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 02:32:01
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fail-#ubuntu-ops <reply>FAILZ! jussi01
Added on: 2008-06-09 14:33:56
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Last modified: 2008-06-09 14:34:07
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servergui <reply> Ubuntu server does not install a desktop environment or X11 by default in order to enhance security, efficiency and performance. !eBox provides a GUI system management option via a web interface. See https://help.ubuntu.…/ServerGUI for more background and options. Seveas
Added on: 2008-03-13 16:49:00
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store shop mug shirt <reply> Buy some Official Ubuntu Merchandise & Professional Support. See https://shop.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-24 13:14:46
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3dchess <reply> If you are trying to enable 3d effects in the GNOME chess game, please see https://launchpad.ne…bugs/71593 jrib
Added on: 2007-06-20 17:46:57
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Last modified: 2007-06-20 17:47:10
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edubuntuhandbook <deleted><reply> The Edubuntu Handbook is currently work-in-progress and can be browsed via http://doc.ubuntu.co…andbook/C/ bimberi
Added on: 2007-05-09 05:47:22
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-13 05:57:25
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omgvorian-#ubuntuforums <reply> Vorian, you are in hell. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-04-28 04:58:14
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django a high level python web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. - see http://www.djangoproject.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-09 00:32:02
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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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currentissues <deleted><reply>The titlebar buttons have switched to the left during the development phase of Lucid. No need for alarm! The developers are testing this and listening to user feedback. The final decision about the position will be made after beta. Kindly be patient. For more insight, read : http://www.ivankamaj…com/?p=281 tsimpson
Added on: 2009-12-01 08:01:51
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:52:28
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lazy <deleted><reply> But perhaps operators are lazy, and would rather wait for you to submit a good factoid entry instead... LjL
Added on: 2007-12-28 03:07:01
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Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:13:18
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elkbuntu <deleted>cute Seveas
Added on: 2006-10-20 17:12:46
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2009-06-13 12:48:45
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monitoring <reply> There are many ways to monitor processes, here are a few: ps, top, htop, gnome-system-monitor, lavaps, wmtop Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 17:55:25
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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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lb <reply> The Lebanese LoCo team is only a couple of clicks away. Discover its flavor in #ubuntu-lb jrib
Added on: 2008-08-30 16:27:28
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-08-30 16:43:37
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splash-#kubuntu <reply> To change your KDE splash screen go to System Settings -> Appearance -> Splash Screen stdin
Added on: 2008-06-18 03:43:26
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:34:00
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soulseek <reply> SoulSeek clients: Nicotine (GTK), Museeq (KDE), Mucous (terminal-based) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-11-03 00:29:09
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-11-03 00:29:23
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back <reply>Hurray, I've rejoined the channel. Too many bugs :) Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-10-19 18:48:39
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guidelines-#ubuntuforums <reply> See http://wiki.ubuntu.c…Guidelines & https://launchpad.ne…duct/1.0.1 PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-22 00:09:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-01-17 10:55:37
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cubuntu <deleted>an unofficial command-line based Ubuntu derivative. It includes a browser, an email client, a media player and many other useful applications. For installation instructions, see http://alecjw.google…lineubuntu LjL
Added on: 2006-12-28 21:34:32
Last edited by topyli
Last modified: 2011-10-28 19:39:24
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eft a newt in its terrestrial stage of development - the release after Dapper is called Edgy Eft. For information and pictures of efts/newts, see http://en.wikipedia.…/wiki/Newt or try !edgy Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:41:14
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pamerror pamerr <reply> If you're receiving 404 errors while updating pam today, the developers have identified a package regression and have pulled the update. For details see https://launchpad.ne…ugs/790538 Pici
Added on: 2011-05-31 13:02:22
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-05-31 13:09:22
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bothelp <reply> For ubottu usage instructions see http://wiki.ubuntu.c…UbuntuBots | For help with ubottu plugins for supybot, please ask in #ubuntu-bots stdin
Added on: 2009-03-15 13:32:10
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Last modified: 2009-03-15 13:32:38
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ubuntu-#kubuntu <reply> Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too! - Ubuntu comes with the GNOME interface. To install that from Kubuntu install the ubuntu-desktop package. Pici
Added on: 2008-10-24 19:28:37
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-10-24 19:30:33
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richtlijnen coc-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Richtlijnen voor het verblijf in #ubuntu-nl vind je op http://www.ubuntu-nl…hap/regels Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:11:27
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:47:12
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answers <reply> Answers to various questions can be found at http://answers.launc…net/ubuntu Spec
Added on: 2007-06-22 04:31:28
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-06-22 04:33:06
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synce <reply> Details of setting up synce-serial at: https://help.ubuntu.…ketPCHowto ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-03 11:32:16
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floss Free Libre Open Source Software. See !freedom apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:29:16
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lts-#xubuntu <reply> LTS means Long Term Support. LTS versions of Xubuntu will be supported for 3 years. The current LTS version is !$curLTS ($curLTSLong $curLTSNum) knome
Added on: 2012-09-02 01:16:07
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ops-#lubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - bioterror, genii, hyperair, IAmNotThatGuy, jared, krytarik, Myrtti, stlsaint, Unit193, wxl. nhandler
Added on: 2010-09-22 21:43:56
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-09 17:08:35
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kpackagekit <reply> KPackageKit is the !Kubuntu package manager that uses PackageKit tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-01 14:10:43
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jussi01 <deleted><alias> jus jussi01
Added on: 2009-01-22 19:35:32
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Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:48:59
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