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livepatch <reply> Canonical Livepatch is a service offered by Canonical for 64 bit 16.04 installs that modifies the currently running kernel for updates without the need to restart. More information can be found at https://ubottu.com/y/livepatch and https://www.ubuntu.c…/livepatch Pici
Added on: 2016-10-28 15:56:01
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drown <reply> Ubuntu is not vulnerable to the SSLv2 DROWN attack. Please see https://ubottu.com/y/drown and https://drownattack.com/ for more information. Pici
Added on: 2016-03-01 15:15:51
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lunix-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> LUnix is a Little Unix for your Commodore 64, dust it off and visit http://hld.c64.org/p…lunix.html for details! genii
Added on: 2014-10-10 16:10:37
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fuchs-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> http://i.imgur.com/b3mcM.jpg (not on fire) rww
Added on: 2014-09-17 15:29:16
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jono-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> John O'Bacon is the former ( http://www.youtube.c…lYk4RlOnJY ) Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical. When he's not writing blog posts and tweeting, he spends time manufacturing all the bacon on the planet while singing for death metal bands. rww
Added on: 2014-01-14 06:08:20
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optimus <reply> Ubuntu uses nvidia-prime to support optimus videocards. knome
Added on: 2014-01-04 20:24:59
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metalink <reply> A Metalink is a file which lists places (web mirrors, torrents) where a given file can be obtained, making downloads faster and more reliable. Metalink software and Ubuntu releases as metalinks: https://help.ubuntu.…y/Metalink Pici
Added on: 2010-11-02 13:15:09
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botdoc <reply> Documentation on the custom plugins for ubottu and clones is located at https://ubottu.com/d…ki/Plugins | Documentation for the official !Supybot plugins is located at https://ubottu.com/d…l/supydoc/ tsimpson_
Added on: 2010-10-21 19:00:40
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ops-#kubuntu-ops-monitor <reply> Not pinging anyone :) tsimpson
Added on: 2009-06-12 14:44:39
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orgthingy-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Beg not the operators for a personal factoid, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. Flannel
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sanity-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s you. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-01-28 05:28:43
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hotornot <reply> We tend to strongly discourage hot-or-not style discussions about women, as they're known to discourage female geeks from participating in communities. Female participation in geek communities is really low (less than 2% on average :( ), so lets not discourage any more! See also !girls and !women for more information on how to help stop this tragedy. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-11-25 08:53:16
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recursive <deleted><reply> see !recursive Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-13 20:26:28
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vimtutor an excellent tool for learning how to use vim. It can be found in the vim-full package, among others. Pici
Added on: 2007-12-27 21:10:47
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Last modified: 2007-12-27 21:23:12
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timevault <reply> TimeVault is a graphical backup tool for GNOME. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…/TimeVault and http://launchpad.net/TimeVault Spec
Added on: 2007-12-27 19:02:52
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kirby-#offtopic <deleted><reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Spec
Added on: 2007-09-14 20:46:25
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Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:07:00
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otherhelp <reply> If no-one here can help you you can try the ubuntu-users mailing list - https://lists.ubuntu…untu-users or the forums - http://ubuntuforums.org Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-02-16 03:07:54
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usersplanet <reply> A new aggregation of blogs from Ubuntu users was set up. This differs from Planet Ubuntu (found at http://planet.ubuntu.com), and you do not need to be an official Ubuntu member to join. Please see http://ubuntuweblogs.org/ to discover and http://ubuntuweblogs…ubmit.html to submit your Ubuntu-related weblogs. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-01-19 07:14:44
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bigiron <reply> Ubuntu's "bigiron" server kernel (linux-image-server-bigiron) is geared towards systems with more than 8 CPUs. bimberi
Added on: 2006-11-30 02:44:44
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kb <reply> While it is common in the computing field to consider 1kB (one kilobyte) = 1024B (1024 bytes), the correct equation, according to standard IEEE 1541, is 1kB = 1000B. On the other hand, 1KiB (one kibibyte) = 1024B - Same goes for all multiples LjL
Added on: 2006-07-18 23:12:20
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lgpl the Lesser GPL, formerly called the Library GPL. See http://www.gnu.org/l…/lgpl.html apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:36:34
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marillat a repository created for Debian. Please don't use it on Ubuntu. Consider using !medibuntu Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:10:37
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Last modified: 2009-01-06 03:55:22
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dmb <reply> The Developer Membership Board handles applications for new developer privileges. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…rshipBoard and https://wiki.ubuntu.…ionProcess for more details. For DMB attention, try !dmb-ping. Pici
Added on: 2011-10-24 14:42:00
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drunk-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Remember kids; don't drink and IRC! Or at least, google "How to fool the Ubuntu breathalyzer" first. rww
Added on: 2011-06-05 00:25:47
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kppa <reply>Kubuntu has several different PPA's for those who want to test or upgrade to the latest version. More information on the available Kubuntu PPA's can be found here: https://wiki.kubuntu…ubuntuPPAs jussi
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testdrive <reply> Testdrive makes it simple to run any Ubuntu release in a virtual machine, safely, and without affecting your current Ubuntu installation. See: https://launchpad.ne…/testdrive jpds
Added on: 2010-01-07 17:01:23
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raptors <deleted><reply>Not as big as you thought they were. But just as dangerous. "... clever girl..." Madpilot
Added on: 2009-09-19 07:04:37
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genii <deleted><reply> See !coffee genii
Added on: 2009-06-27 04:56:57
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gconf-editor a graphical tool used to maintain the GNOME desktop environment registry. For more info: https://help.ubuntu.…ConfEditor Myrtti
Added on: 2009-06-19 09:09:02
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ruby-#kubuntu-offtopic python-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ruby better than python, that's a fact tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-21 22:57:19
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lightscribe <reply> For information on how to use LightScribe on Ubuntu please see the Wiki at https://help.ubuntu.…ightScribe Seeker`
Added on: 2009-04-18 23:06:11
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twss-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> That's what jdong in #ubuntuforums said! LjL
Added on: 2009-03-19 03:00:54
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expletive-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Consider yourself insulted. LjL
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mornington crescent-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Here's the map: http://www.upminster…ground.gif Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-05 11:57:41
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hamburger-#ubuntu-ohio <reply> The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-04-26 03:38:49
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bug-#ubuntu-devel <reply> If you find a bug in Ubuntu or any of its derivatives, please file a bug report at: http://bugs.ubuntu.com/ IRC is not a good medium to report bugs and this channel is for development coordination. Seveas
Added on: 2007-04-20 21:46:35
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kdesvn <reply> See http://techbase.kde.…Sources/en for details on accessing KDE's code via SVN or Git Mez
Added on: 2007-01-16 01:03:30
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youtube sound <reply> If you aren't getting sound while watching videos on youtube then please read this URL: http://ubuntuforums.…?p=1087994 Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-09-25 03:55:56
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shaddap!-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> :X Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-17 13:58:10
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kde firefox <deleted><reply> Go to http://konquefox.free.fr/ for tips and tricks on making Firefox more KDE-friendly. uniq
Added on: 2006-07-03 23:37:36
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Last modified: 2011-08-17 00:00:22
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wajig a simple tool for basic debian administration. you can handle apt commands, change alternatives defaults and handle service daemons via simple commands. wajig uses sudo every time. http://www.togaware.…rview.html Seveas
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alsa-source <deleted><reply> Want to use alsa 0.11? Grab and install http://archive.proge…2_all.deb, install linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant and build-essential and run sudo module-assistant a-i alsa-source Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:27:10
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spectre <reply> Spectre is a security issue in almost all modern processors, which was released along with !Meltdown (but is not the same thing). While there are several initiatives underway to mitigate it, there is no "magic bullet" software fix. Ubuntu is monitoring ongoing efforts and will provide security updates as they become available. See !usn for security update notifications. dax
Added on: 2018-01-03 22:56:29
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certificates certificate <reply> For more information about Ubuntu Membership Certificates and how to obtain please read http://fridge.ubuntu…u-members/ IdleOne
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choices-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Choices are a curse of capitalism, trapping you in a paroxysm of indecision. Best to have One Way to Do Things. See also !unity, !gnome, and !python rww
Added on: 2014-01-05 00:38:59
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accessibility a11y <reply> Information about the Ubuntu Accessibility Team can be found on the wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.…essibility or by joining #ubuntu-accessibility Pici
Added on: 2010-10-31 23:54:11
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opguide <reply> A guide to help operators learn some of the skills necessary to perform their jobs is available on the wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.…ratorGuide nhandler
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ubottuguide <reply> There is a (incomplete) guide for installing supybot and setting up an ubottu clone here: https://ubottu.com/guide tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-03 12:06:27
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mootbot a bot to make the process of summarizing !meetings easier - Information at https://wiki.ubuntu.…am/MootBot LjL
Added on: 2008-09-30 14:53:35
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gettingstarted <reply> A great place to start your MOTU adventure is https://wiki.ubuntu.…ingStarted nickrud
Added on: 2008-07-21 05:01:13
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