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swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq for more info Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
Requested 1157 times
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) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:01:16
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-10-12 12:49:18
Requested 44 times
screenshot imagebin screenshots <reply> Screenshots can be made with the [PrtScr] button. Want to show us a screenshot of your problem? Upload an image to http://imgur.com/ and link the created page here. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:00:09
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-08-30 22:34:06
Requested 1206 times
mol MacOnLinux. For a complete howto, visit https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacOnLinuxHowto - No longer available in 11.10 or higher, see http://bugs.debian.org/592034 Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:57:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:29
Requested 24 times
debconf a configuration management system. All packages that support debconf are configured when they are being installed. If you want to change a configuration option later, you can do so using dpkg-reconfigure Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:57:00
Requested 22 times
code coding ide ides <reply> Programming editors/suites: Terminal-based: vi/vim, emacs - KDE: Kate, KDevelop, Quanta+, Umbrello - GNOME: gvim, gedit, anjuta, pida, monodevelop, geany - Others: eclipse, netbeans, qtcreator Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:51:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-02-13 11:06:59
Requested 808 times
mount used to attach devices to directories. See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:50:24
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2009-05-20 21:13:27
Requested 945 times
editors editor vim emacs nano kate gedit vi ed <reply> Text Editors: gedit (GNOME), Kate (KDE), mousepad (Xfce4) - Terminal-based: nano, vi/vim, emacs, ed - For HTML/CSS editors, see !html - For programming editors and IDE, see !code Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:49:42
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-07-07 04:38:32
Requested 1200 times
lk <deleted>Sri Lanka. If you want support in Sinhalese, get in to #ubuntu-lk Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:45:56
Last edited by housecat
Date: 2020-04-22 03:33:17
Requested 11 times
im instant messaging instant messenger msn aim icq chat clients messenger <reply> The Empathy Instant Messenger is installed by default and supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete and !pidgin Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:40:54
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-09-23 17:07:40
Requested 512 times
dvorak a keyboard layout that aims to be more comfortable and efficient alternative to the standard "QWERTY" pattern. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:39:47
Requested 36 times
fluxbox a lightweight and responsive window manager for GNU/Linux. For how to set it up and more information see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fluxbox Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
Requested 406 times
jabber a free and open source instant messaging protocol, unlike MSN and AIM. Supporting clients on Linux: Kopete (KDE), Pidgin, Gajim, and Empathy (GNOME), bitlbee (cli/irc). For more info see http://www.jabber.org/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 17:39:32
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2009-09-28 01:15:28
Requested 91 times
compile <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first). Also read !checkinstall Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:35:45
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-08-25 03:18:32
Requested 393 times
hr croatia croatian <reply> Odgovarajuci kanal za Hrvatski jezik je #ubuntu-hr, molimo Vas da se pridruzite tom kanalu ukoliko trebate pomoc za Ubuntu, hvala. Croatian language support in #ubuntu-hr Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:06:01
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-16 13:52:03
Requested 112 times
apache vhosts apache2 <reply> Apache HTTP Server is the most commonly used HTTP server on Linux systems. For setup information, see https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/httpd.html . For information on setting up a "LAMP stack", see /msg ubottu !lamp. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:03:17
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-23 04:38:49
Requested 15 times
torrent bittorent bittorrent <reply> Some torrent clients: Transmission (GTK and terminal-based), Deluge-Torrent, Freeloader, BitStormLite, BitTornado-GUI (GTK), KTorrent (KDE), QTorrent (Qt), Azureus/Vuse (Java), !Frostwire (Java), TorrentFlux (web-based), bittornado, rTorrent, cTorrent, bittorrent, aria2 (terminal-based) - FAQ: http://www.bittorrent.com/help/faq - See also !P2P Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:03:09
Last edited by oCean
Date: 2012-01-14 16:17:16
Requested 1351 times
gnome <reply> GNOME was the default desktop environment on Ubuntu up to 10.10. To install the GNOME Shell, type [ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ] in a !terminal. For the GNOME-based !flavor of Ubuntu, see !ubuntu-gnome Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 17:02:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-12-24 02:04:30
Requested 1318 times
enter oneline <reply> Please try and keep as much of your info as possible on ONE line - easier to follow for everyone. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:56:19
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-28 00:32:21
Requested 10972 times
offtopic-#kubuntu <reply> #kubuntu is the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related support questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:53:32
Last edited by Jucato
Date: 2007-02-21 05:04:46
Requested 1476 times
#kubuntu #kubuntu-offtopic the official Kubuntu support channel, for all Kubuntu-related questions. Please use #kubuntu-offtopic for general chatter. Thanks! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:53:12
Requested 140 times
logs channel logs channellogs log locobot irc logs irclogs ircmeeting 1984 logbot nsa <reply>Official channel logs can be found at https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/ . LoCo channels are now logged there too. Meetingology logs at https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:50:13
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-24 04:42:02
Requested 2677 times
nalioth <reply> Sorry, nalioth's repository is no longer available. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:48:37
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-23 16:58:55
Requested 23 times
build-dep builddep a handy APT tool that will try to automatically install build (compile) dependencies for you. In the terminal: sudo apt-get build-dep package Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:47:16
Requested 26 times
kdeincludes <reply> To install the kde includes, install the kde-devel package. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:44:06
Requested 6 times
browsers http browser lynx links2 konqueror <reply> Some of the Web Browsers in Ubuntu's repositories include: Firefox (XUL, Gecko), Rekonq (KDE, WebKit), Konqueror (KDE, KHTML/WebKit), Chromium (GTK+, WebKit), Epiphany(GTK+, WebKit), Arora (Qt/KDE, WebKit), Midori (GTK+, WebKit), w3m (terminal-based), links2 (terminal-based or graphical, see !manpage), edbrowse (terminal-based). Along with many others. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:42:31
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-02-11 23:09:20
Requested 510 times
#ubuntu #ubuntu-offtopic offtopic chat ontopic <reply> #ubuntu is the Ubuntu support channel, for all Ubuntu-related support questions. Please register with NickServ (see /msg ubottu !register) and use #ubuntu-offtopic for other topics (though our !guidelines apply there too). Thanks! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:42:16
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-24 15:16:29
Requested 25831 times
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.org/wiki/Newt or try !edgy Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:41:14
Requested 27 times
no <reply> Hvis du vil diskutere på Norsk, vennligst gå til #ubuntu-no. Takk! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:40:06
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-10-08 18:42:55
Requested 985 times
ca <reply> Canadian Ubuntu users can be found in #ubuntu-ca aussi #ubuntu-qc Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:39:09
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-06-06 02:25:18
Requested 106 times
googleearth earth <reply> Google Earth is available as the package "googleearth-package" in !Multiverse. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GoogleEarth Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:38:52
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:38:33
Requested 64 times
google earth <deleted><reply> Google Earth is now available, for free (only as in price), for Linux, too. To download it see http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html - A package for Ubuntu is available in the !Medibuntu repository Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:38:45
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:38:20
Requested 292 times
freenode <deleted><reply> freenode is the IRC network that you're on! - See http://freenode.net/project - - freenode has policies that govern how people should use the network which can be read at http://freenode.net/policies - The Ubuntuchannels on freenode also have their own !Guidelines Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:37:12
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:23
Requested 414 times
lgpl the Lesser GPL, formerly called the Library GPL. See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:36:34
Requested 11 times
linux <reply> Linux is the kernel (core) of the Ubuntu operating system. Many operating systems use Linux as a kernel. For more information on Linux in general, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:35:48
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2009-11-15 15:39:12
Requested 1043 times
gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
Requested 129 times
downgrade downgrading <reply> Attempting to downgrade to an older Ubuntu version is explicitly not supported and may break your system. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:33:44
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-04-13 19:44:11
Requested 868 times
daily dailybuild daily build <reply>Daily builds of the CD images of the current development version of Ubuntu are available at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:33:22
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:16:25
Requested 411 times
alternate alternate cd alternatecd alternetive alternative alt <reply>The alternate CD has been discontinued for the main Ubuntu distro, please use and report any bugs in the !LiveCD Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:31:48
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:51:31
Requested 2291 times
mail lists mailinglists ml <reply>Mail is another medium to communicate. Ubuntu mailing lists can be found at http://lists.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:31:43
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-09-18 09:29:11
Requested 338 times
printing printer printers print cups cupsys ipp <reply> Printing in Ubuntu is done with cups. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Printers - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsPrinters - http://linuxprinting.org - Printer sharing: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkPrintingWithUbuntu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:31:13
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2012-12-26 05:41:14
Requested 2150 times
diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
Requested 115 times
html HyperText Markup Language, used to build web pages. WYSIWYG editors: KompoZer (was Nvu), Iceape Composer, Amaya (Hardy or earlier) - Development environments: Bluefish, Quanta+ - For a howto on HTML coding, see: http://www.w3schools.com/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:26:34
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-03-26 18:42:39
Requested 606 times
changethemes changetheme <reply> To change GNOME themes: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy. Kubuntu (KDE) themes: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizeKubuntu. Xubuntu (Xfce): !xfce-themes Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:25:41
Last edited by knome
Date: 2011-10-23 00:26:39
Requested 627 times
live live cd livecd <reply> The Ubuntu Desktop ISO is a "Live" image, which can be run without altering existing files on your hard drive. Especially useful for testing your hardware's compatibility, it also includes an install option. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:24:06
Last edited by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-10-16 00:50:29
Requested 630 times
uk gb <reply> Join us for a discussion using the Queen's English in #ubuntu-uk Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:20:41
Requested 192 times
cli <deleted><reply>The linux terminal or command-line interface is very powerful. Open a terminal via Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal (Gnome) or K-menu -> System -> Konsole (KDE). Guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal or type in it: man intro Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:19:48
Last edited by ikonia
Date: 2014-07-19 14:37:06
Requested 433 times
hu hungary hungarian <reply> Magyar nyelvű segítséget az #ubuntu-hu csatornán talál Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:18:44
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-02-24 11:26:46
Requested 422 times
cz czech cs <reply> České uživatele žádáme, aby mluvili v kanále #ubuntu anglicky. Česky je možno se domluvit v #ubuntu-cz. Děkujeme. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 16:18:29
Requested 482 times
ftpd ftp servers ftp server ftp-server <reply> FTP servers: ftpd, proftpd, pure-ftpd, twoftpd, vsftpd, MuddleFTPd, wzdftpd - Graphical front-ends: PureAdmin, GProftpd (for GNOME), KcmPureftpd (for !KDE) - See also !FTP Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:16:36
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2007-10-23 18:42:41
Requested 640 times

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