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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.net/ubuntu/+specs for specifications in Ubuntu. Added by Spec
Date: 2007-01-26 18:21:47
Requested 38 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
trolls-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> People who add factoids repeatedly even after they've been refused once or twice. Also, aubade. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-28 00:29:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-06-04 00:37:11
Requested 38 times
cwillu-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> cwillu is a bot written in PHP. Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-17 00:27:03
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:47:40
Requested 38 times
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.com/community/Songbird Added by LjL
Date: 2009-04-12 19:44:15
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:47:46
Requested 38 times
21.04 hirsute hippo <reply> Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) was the 34th release of Ubuntu, support ended on January 20, 2022. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2022-January/000276.html Added by krytarik
Date: 2020-10-29 23:48:04
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-01-21 10:36:51
Requested 38 times
iirc <reply> IIRC means "if I remember correctly" Added by thoreauputic
Date: 2006-07-25 22:13:15
Requested 39 times
cairo-dock <deleted>a MacOS X -like dock for the gnome desktop, see www.cairo-dock.org Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-09 12:28:37
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-11 19:57:26
Requested 39 times
twhs-#ubuntuforums <reply> That's what he said! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-19 18:52:37
Requested 39 times
guidelines-#ubuntu-women guidelines-#ubuntu-women-project <reply> The guidelines for using the Ubuntu Women project channels can be found here: http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/IrcGuidelines The overall Ubuntu channel guidelines also apply and can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Guidelines Added by Flannel
Date: 2010-08-13 21:23:53
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:55
Requested 39 times
maas <reply> Metal as a Service is a dynamic server provisioning service for scalability. See more about it at https://maas.ubuntu.com. Added by h00k
Date: 2013-12-09 21:06:45
Last edited by h00k
Date: 2013-12-09 21:09:49
Requested 39 times
eo <reply> Iru al #ubuntu-eo, Bonvole. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:08:47
Requested 40 times
zork-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-09-18 13:09:33
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-04-19 13:37:22
Requested 40 times
it-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Vai su #ubuntu-it-chat (scrivi « /join #ubuntu-it-chat » ) per conversare in italiano. Grazie! Added by Pici
Date: 2010-06-03 12:04:33
Requested 40 times
es-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> En la mayoría de canales de Ubuntu se habla sólo en inglés. Si quieres charlar en español, entra en el canal #ubuntu-es-offtopic. Escribe "/join #ubuntu-es-offtopic" (sin comillas) y dale a Enter. Gracias! Added by jussi
Date: 2010-09-15 11:42:48
Requested 40 times
muon <reply> Muon is the current Kubuntu package manager. Please see http://jontheechidna.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/introducing-qapt-and-the-muon-package-manager/ for an overview Added by genii-around
Date: 2011-07-08 15:24:38
Requested 40 times
rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
Last edited by k1l_
Date: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
Requested 41 times
seamonkey <reply> Seamonkey, formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite", is available at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/ with install instructions for ubuntu at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=186011 Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-03-31 13:52:30
Requested 41 times
response https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Responses Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
Requested 41 times
fcm THE Ubuntu Community Magazine - find it at www.fullcirclemagazine.org, or #fullcirclemagazine Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-07-04 20:21:46
Requested 41 times
cowsay-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> MOOOooo! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-08 22:58:19
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2008-02-08 22:58:26
Requested 41 times
hud <deleted><reply> Ubuntu 12.04 LTS includes the first step in a major new approach to application interfaces, the Head-Up Display, or HUD, which will ultimately replace menus in Unity applications. See http://ubottu.com/y/hud for the background on this and discuss it in #ubuntu-offtopic Added by bazhang
Date: 2012-01-24 16:20:34
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2012-08-28 18:23:15
Requested 41 times
planet blogs <reply> Planet Ubuntu (blogs of Ubuntu developers and members) can be found at http://planet.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-10-06 22:07:15
Requested 42 times
tarball <reply> Files with ".tar.gz", ".tar.bz2" or ".tgz" extensions are compressed archive formats, similar to ZIP files. See !tar for extracting them. Some of these files contain programs in source code form; see !compile for getting them to run. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-29 18:09:46
Requested 42 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
nonfree <reply> When we use the term 'non-free', we mean that it is not Free (as in freedom) Software. Software that is not Free cannot be fixed or improved by anyone except its authors -- who are not us :(. For more information, see https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-11-19 10:32:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-05-01 05:21:42
Requested 42 times
torrents-#kubuntu <reply>Kubuntu $curStableLong ($curStableNum) torrents can be obtained at http://torrent.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/$curStableLower/release/ Added by LjL-Temp
Date: 2008-04-24 16:28:20
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:52:31
Requested 42 times
gnome3-#ubuntu+1 <reply> Oneiric will use GNOME 3.x packages. The 3.x packages will be landing soon, if not yet updated, it'll happen soonish. You can also help the desktop team update packages, ask in #ubuntu-desktop for more info on helping the team. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-04-11 14:33:42
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-05-15 09:38:27
Requested 42 times
sponsorship sponsoring <reply>You can find out about the package sponsorship process here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SponsorshipProcess Added by AlanBell
Date: 2012-01-23 14:45:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:46:14
Requested 42 times
developer <reply>Want to become an Ubuntu developer? Look at http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved/developers and the Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com) for involvement in specific projects such as Kubuntu or Xubuntu. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 20:04:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:20
Requested 43 times
lolops <deleted><reply> Teh lolops r in ur chanelz, wotchin u mizbehav Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-27 23:43:02
Last edited by knome
Date: 2014-03-19 19:38:44
Requested 43 times
at <reply>Das österreichische Team finden sie unter #ubuntu-at, deutschsprachigen Support bekommen sie auch in #ubuntu-de, #kubuntu-de oder #edubuntu-de. Geben sie einfach /join #ubuntu-at ein! Danke für ihr Verständnis. Added by Mamarok
Date: 2009-05-22 10:11:35
Requested 43 times
links <reply> DON'T POST LINKS! $curDevel isn't out until it's announced, and indicating anything otherwise causes the server to get more load, thus making the release LATER. Is that what you want? Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2009-10-28 23:56:25
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-04-26 23:24:14
Requested 43 times
rat-#ubuntu-uk <reply> rat is The Real Ale Train. A yearly Ubuntu UK loco event to celebrate friends, trains and ale. Saturday 10th September 2016, Hampshire, UK: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-uk/3350-real-ale-train-2016/ Added by jussi
Date: 2013-09-16 08:27:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-04 15:45:14
Requested 43 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
default-#kubuntu dolphin <reply> To change the default application for a filetype, go to System Settings -> Advanced -> File Associations, or System Setting -> File Associations in KDE 4.5+ Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-15 20:31:35
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-28 18:29:33
Requested 44 times
themes-#xubuntu xfce-themes themes-#xubuntu-devel <reply> To change your theme in Xubuntu, go to Settings Manager -> Appearance (tabs Style, Icons) and/or Settings Manager -> Window Manager (tab Style). Starting with Xubuntu 13.10, you can control some of your theme colors from Settings Manager -> Theme Configuration. Added by knome
Date: 2011-08-13 12:48:11
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-10-14 20:18:51
Requested 44 times
zsync <reply> Use zsync to update your Ubuntu CD image without needing to download the parts that didn't change. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ZsyncCdImage Added by LjL
Date: 2011-10-06 19:24:01
Requested 44 times
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 Added by LjL
Date: 2012-01-21 13:04:52
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2012-01-21 13:06:05
Requested 44 times
grip <deleted>a ripping player and has a minor bug which can be solved by doing this "sudo ln -s /dev/hdX /dev/cdromN" where X is your hard drive and N a number Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 22:23:16
Last edited by topyli
Date: 2011-10-28 19:14:54
Requested 45 times
scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ScanningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsScanners - See also !OCR Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
Requested 45 times
calendar <reply> calendar is at http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/ Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-09 15:59:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-11 21:11:04
Requested 45 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
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
directconnect dc <reply> Direct Connect clients: linuxdcpp, dcgui (GTK), Valknut, dc-qt (Qt), rccp (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:12:36
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-12-13 16:03:47
Requested 45 times
vraag <reply> Vraag niet of je mag vragen, maar vraag! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-11-11 18:53:56
Requested 45 times
beer-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>beer is always appreciated. Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-09-15 06:00:25
Requested 45 times
lxde <reply> LXDE ( http://lxde.org/ ) is the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment used by !Lubuntu. To install from Ubuntu: « sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop ». See http://lubuntu.net/ for more information, and join #lubuntu for support. Added by IdleOne
Date: 2013-02-11 03:17:38
Requested 45 times
doublejoin <reply> Your IRC client is completing NickServ authentication after joining channels, which triggers a fake quit and rejoin to apply your cloak and increases channel noise. The best way to avoid this is to use SASL (https://libera.chat/guides/sasl). Other options for automatic login exist (e.g. CertFP and server password) but sometimes complete after channel join. Added by knome
Date: 2013-04-13 22:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:45
Requested 45 times
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/ Added by SonikkuAmerica
Date: 2016-12-14 19:28:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-05-25 14:41:50
Requested 45 times

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