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girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistmagazine.com/print/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/ Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
Requested 435 times
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 Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
Requested 37 times
sco <deleted><reply> Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-08-15 21:07:02
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-26 02:34:11
Requested 45 times
bzrmerges <reply> are always committed at once - without specifying any file - e.g. bzr commit -m "your merge comment" Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-08-27 19:29:46
Requested 1 times
ppa ppas <reply> A Personal Package Archive (PPA) can provide alternate software not normally available in the offical Ubuntu repositories - Looking for a PPA? See https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas - WARNING: PPAs are unsupported third-party packages, and you use them at your own risk. See also !addppa and !ppa-purge Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-28 13:47:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-02-27 21:39:45
Requested 3190 times
hardy heron 8.04 <reply> Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) was the eighth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 12 2011, Server support ended on May 9th 2013. See https://ubottu.com/y/hardy for more details. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-08-29 22:41:06
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:01:30
Requested 2471 times
lnw <reply> Want to know the differences between Windows and Linux? This guide, called "Linux is Not Windows" is a pretty good read -- http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-09-01 12:32:19
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-09-01 12:49:34
Requested 205 times
oneko <deleted>the cat of cats, the loler with minions, the sudo apt-get installable one, the cat of our times, but not the cat of the command line! Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-09-03 23:17:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-23 04:44:11
Requested 20 times
repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
Requested 336 times
tribe6 <deleted><reply> Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) Tribe 6 is not a formal release, but rather a bugfixing milestone. Please see http://tinyurl.com/3ytk9g for more information. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-09-11 14:11:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-26 16:53:43
Requested 8 times
kirby-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Added by Spec
Date: 2007-09-14 20:49:06
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2007-09-14 20:49:14
Requested 634 times
manuals <deleted>for an introduction and a bit more on how to get the best out of your ubuntu install please check out https://help.ubuntu.com/ Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-09-15 10:06:01
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-18 23:56:18
Requested 1 times
nl-troll In een internetomgeving is een Troll een persoon die slechts als doel heeft: het zaaien van onrust en het krijgen van reacties en aandacht. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-09-15 19:58:02
Requested 9 times
l33t <reply> 1337 i5 n1gh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-09-16 21:17:55
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2008-02-11 21:18:09
Requested 52 times
b an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
Requested 161 times
lag <reply> You have lag, I don't have lag Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-19 19:50:31
Requested 359 times
rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
Requested 594 times
foo baz foo2 [baz|bar|wibble] Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:37:00
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-06-19 15:50:27
Requested 436 times
yay <reply> Glad you made it! :-) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:38:08
Requested 1620 times
life something very few people know about in this channel - and anyway, it's probably offtopic, perhaps you want to try #ubuntu-offtopic Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 15:10:06
Requested 215 times
life-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> "Life" is a so-called game created by John Conway. But make no mistake: it's really no fun at all. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 15:11:04
Requested 132 times
screenlets <deleted><reply> Screenlets are little widgets for your !desktop. Note you must have a compositing window manager such as !Compiz Fusion, xcompmgr, or KWin to run them. You can get them at http://www.screenlets.org/ Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 16:38:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:35:58
Requested 137 times
myself-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I know all there is to know about myself, and more. What about you? Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-23 15:54:40
Requested 35 times
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.com/TTYError Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-26 18:04:04
Requested 31 times
lm-sensors sensors fan <reply> To access CPU temperature sensors and detect fan speeds, install the lm-sensors package. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SensorInstallHowto for installation and usage instructions. Added by jrib
Date: 2007-09-27 03:50:30
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2009-03-12 10:20:42
Requested 365 times
gnutella <reply> Some Gnutella clients: GTK-Gnutella (GTK, stand-alone), gifTui, giFToxic (GTK, based on giFT), Apollon (KDE, based on giFT), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-28 20:01:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-09-07 11:30:12
Requested 55 times
ocr <reply> For OCR (optical character recognition) software in Ubuntu, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OCR for packages and instructions. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-29 22:03:51
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-28 15:10:43
Requested 86 times
home separatehome movehome <reply> Your home directory is where all of your personal files are usually kept. For moving your home directory to a separate partition, please see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-01 08:45:38
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-05-16 07:43:54
Requested 934 times
aptoncd <reply> APTonCD is a tool with a graphical interface which allows you to create one or more CDs or DVDs with all of the packages you've downloaded via apt-get or aptitude, creating a removable repository that you can use on other computers - See also !offline Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-10-02 23:14:54
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-06 17:09:56
Requested 942 times
man-#kubuntu <reply>The "man" command brings up the Linux manual pages for the command you're interested in. Try "man intro" at the command line, or type man:/ in Konqueror's location bar. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-10-04 15:10:11
Requested 17 times
shortcuts-#kubuntu <reply> Keyboard shortcuts can be set in System Settings -> Keyboard & Mouse. If your multimedia keys don't work with that, try the 'keytouch' package, explained at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KDEMultimediaKeys - See !Keyboard for changing layouts. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-04 23:33:09
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-30 01:50:26
Requested 105 times
stages <reply> The Ubuntu Kernel gets updated in stages. If you have the updated kernel, but do not have the corresponding restricted modules, you may be leaving yourself with no X when you reboot. If you have compiled binary versions of your video driver, eg from the nVidia site, you will need to recompile them for the new kernel. This is normal, and not a bug. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-06 16:47:05
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-06 16:48:34
Requested 310 times
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.com/ReleaseCandidate Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-11 18:14:44
Last edited by k1l
Date: 2016-04-15 22:12:56
Requested 47 times
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/ Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-10-11 18:59:44
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-11-30 19:45:52
Requested 42 times
backtrace <reply> To get a backtrace of a failing application please read: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Backtrace Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-10-12 21:38:27
Requested 33 times
purekde <reply> If you want to remove all !Gnome packages and have a default !Kubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekde » Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-10-12 23:32:22
Last edited by pangolin
Date: 2011-10-25 00:54:08
Requested 783 times
studiorepo <reply>All Ubuntu Studio packages are included in the official Ubuntu repos. However, Ubuntu Studio 7.04 had its own custom addon repository. This is no longer supported or available. Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-10-16 13:16:46
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-05-18 21:01:47
Requested 71 times
gobuntu <deleted>a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu intended for experienced Linux enthusiasts. See http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/gobuntu for more information and download mirrors.. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-16 20:06:59
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 03:05:38
Requested 78 times
techboard tb <reply> You can contact the technical board via email on technical-board AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com Added by Mez
Date: 2007-10-16 21:04:43
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 03:05:24
Requested 13 times
syn <reply> FIN... FIN!!!... GO AWAY!!! FIN. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-10-16 22:09:20
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-20 08:09:36
Requested 69 times
vanilla-#ubuntustudio <reply> To install Ubuntu Studio on top of a vanilla Ubuntu install, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/Installation Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-10-16 23:12:20
Requested 266 times
feeding the troll feedthetroll don't feed the troll botattack <reply> The above mess was caused by someone who thought it was funny (they're gone now). Please ignore it completely, since discussing it and making a fuss will only make them think they've reached their "fun" goal. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-17 17:04:23
Requested 237 times
pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
Requested 153 times
ccsm <reply> To enable advanced customization of desktop effects in Ubuntu: install 'compizconfig-settings-manager' (or 'simple-ccsm' for pre-Oneiric). If you install the latter, a new option will appear in your appearance properties - See also !compiz - Help in #compiz Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 19:28:01
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-28 13:52:07
Requested 1918 times
f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
Requested 77 times
hungover <deleted><reply> The Release Managers are currently hungover, and wont be releasing jaunty today. No jaunty for you! NOT YOURS!!! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-18 06:40:58
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-26 16:57:53
Requested 45 times
gutsy-#ubuntu-release-party <deleted><reply> Every time you ask the release is delayed five minutes. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-10-18 09:27:36
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-10-10 10:14:45
Requested 38 times
back <reply>Hurray, I've rejoined the channel. Too many bugs :) Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-19 18:48:39
Requested 27 times
twhs-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what he said! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-19 18:52:37
Requested 39 times
md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
Requested 197 times

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