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people <reply> Mostly !trolls, but sometimes other kinds of !people. Added by aubade
Date: 2013-12-28 21:37:56
Requested 9 times
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 Added by rww
Date: 2014-01-05 00:38:59
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-30 21:46:05
Requested 9 times
certificates certificate <reply> For more information about Ubuntu Membership Certificates and how to obtain please read http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/06/14/certificates-for-ubuntu-members/ Added by IdleOne
Date: 2014-08-12 16:14:42
Requested 9 times
conky <reply> Conky is an application that can show system information (and more) on your desktop. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpConky for more details and a beginners guide. Added by knome
Date: 2016-07-06 12:11:13
Requested 9 times
alsa-source <deleted><reply> Want to use alsa 0.11? Grab and install http://archive.progeny.com/debian/pool/main/a/alsa-driver/alsa-source_1.0.11-2_all.deb, install linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant and build-essential and run sudo module-assistant a-i alsa-source Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:27:10
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-09 04:45:14
Requested 10 times
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.com/linux/survivor/Wajig_Overview.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:21:38
Requested 10 times
kde firefox <deleted><reply> Go to http://konquefox.free.fr/ for tips and tricks on making Firefox more KDE-friendly. Added by uniq
Date: 2006-07-03 23:37:36
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-08-17 00:00:22
Requested 10 times
shaddap!-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> :X Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-17 13:58:10
Requested 10 times
youtube sound <reply> If you aren't getting sound while watching videos on youtube then please read this URL: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1087994 Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-25 03:55:56
Requested 10 times
kdesvn <reply> See http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Sources/en for details on accessing KDE's code via SVN or Git Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-16 01:03:30
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:24:15
Requested 10 times
hamburger-#ubuntu-ohio <reply> The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-04-26 03:38:49
Requested 10 times
mornington crescent-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Here's the map: http://www.upminster.com/travel/underground.gif Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-08-05 11:57:41
Requested 10 times
expletive-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Consider yourself insulted. Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-19 02:58:42
Requested 10 times
twss-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> That's what jdong in #ubuntuforums said! Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-19 03:00:54
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-18 22:30:55
Requested 10 times
lightscribe <reply> For information on how to use LightScribe on Ubuntu please see the Wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LightScribe Added by Seeker`
Date: 2009-04-18 23:06:11
Requested 10 times
ruby-#kubuntu-offtopic python-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ruby better than python, that's a fact Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-21 22:57:19
Requested 10 times
gconf-editor a graphical tool used to maintain the GNOME desktop environment registry. For more info: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GConfEditor Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-19 09:09:02
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:34:05
Requested 10 times
genii <deleted><reply> See !coffee Added by genii
Date: 2009-06-27 04:56:57
Last edited by genii
Date: 2010-03-10 15:30:51
Requested 10 times
raptors <deleted><reply>Not as big as you thought they were. But just as dangerous. "... clever girl..." Added by Madpilot
Date: 2009-09-19 07:04:37
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-04-11 20:14:13
Requested 10 times
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.net/testdrive Added by jpds
Date: 2010-01-07 17:01:23
Requested 10 times
unregged <reply> If you are sent to #ubuntu-unregged even though you are registered (if you aren't, see !register), it may be because your client tries to join #ubuntu very quickly after you !identify or because you don't identify at all. See https://libera.chat/guides/sasl for a way to fix this. Added by nhandler
Date: 2010-09-22 21:50:06
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:51
Requested 10 times
accessibility a11y <reply> Information about the Ubuntu Accessibility Team can be found on the wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility or by joining #ubuntu-accessibility Added by Pici
Date: 2010-10-31 23:54:11
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-10-31 23:55:59
Requested 10 times
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.org/Kubuntu/KubuntuPPAs Added by jussi
Date: 2011-05-23 06:51:36
Requested 10 times
drunk-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Remember kids; don't drink and IRC! Or at least, google "How to fool the Ubuntu breathalyzer" first. Added by rww
Date: 2011-06-05 00:25:47
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-10-29 05:30:32
Requested 10 times
dmb <reply> The Developer Membership Board handles applications for new developer privileges. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DeveloperMembershipBoard and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DeveloperMembershipBoard/ApplicationProcess for more details. For DMB attention, try !dmb-ping. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-24 14:42:00
Requested 10 times
pam <reply> PAM is plugable authentication modules Added by AlanBell
Date: 2013-01-03 09:14:51
Requested 10 times
marillat a repository created for Debian. Please don't use it on Ubuntu. Consider using !medibuntu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:10:37
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2009-01-06 03:55:22
Requested 11 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
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
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 Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-18 23:12:20
Requested 11 times
bigiron <reply> Ubuntu's "bigiron" server kernel (linux-image-server-bigiron) is geared towards systems with more than 8 CPUs. Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-11-30 02:44:44
Requested 11 times
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.org/submit.html to submit your Ubuntu-related weblogs. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-01-19 07:14:44
Requested 11 times
otherhelp <reply> If no-one here can help you you can try the ubuntu-users mailing list - https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users or the forums - http://ubuntuforums.org Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-02-16 03:07:54
Requested 11 times
timevault <reply> TimeVault is a graphical backup tool for GNOME. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeVault and http://launchpad.net/TimeVault Added by Spec
Date: 2007-12-27 19:02:52
Requested 11 times
vimtutor an excellent tool for learning how to use vim. It can be found in the vim-full package, among others. Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-27 21:10:47
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-27 21:23:12
Requested 11 times
recursive <deleted><reply> see !recursive Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-13 20:26:28
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-13 17:22:55
Requested 11 times
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. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-11-25 08:53:16
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-11-25 08:54:12
Requested 11 times
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. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2009-01-28 05:28:43
Requested 11 times
orgthingy-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Beg not the operators for a personal factoid, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. Added by Flannel
Date: 2009-04-14 00:05:37
Requested 11 times
ops-#kubuntu-ops-monitor <reply> Not pinging anyone :) Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-06-12 14:44:39
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-09-11 13:40:13
Requested 11 times
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.com/community/Metalink Added by Pici
Date: 2010-11-02 13:15:09
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-11-02 14:10:58
Requested 11 times
jono-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> John O'Bacon is the former ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlYk4RlOnJY ) 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. Added by rww
Date: 2014-01-14 06:08:20
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-05-20 19:04:36
Requested 11 times
bing-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ban Added by rww
Date: 2014-03-07 05:22:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-01-18 01:48:12
Requested 11 times
fuchs-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> http://i.imgur.com/b3mcM.jpg (not on fire) Added by rww
Date: 2014-09-17 15:29:16
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2015-03-11 22:42:24
Requested 11 times
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. Added by Pici
Date: 2016-03-01 15:15:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:03:43
Requested 11 times
journalctl <reply> journalctl is a command for viewing logs collected by systemd-journald. E.g. "journalctl -f" reports system messages as they are logged until you press Ctrl+C. See the journalctl !man page for other options. Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-16 16:39:11
Requested 11 times
ichthux <deleted><reply> Ichthux (Linux for Christians) is an unofficial Kubuntu derivative. See http://www.ichthux.com/ Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-19 02:18:04
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 04:19:39
Requested 12 times
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. Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-20 21:46:35
Requested 12 times
rtf <reply> Software packages to deal with the RTF format include: abiword, catdoc, unrtf, latex2rtf (for parsing), enscript, aft, sdf, udo, wv (for creating) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-02 15:36:40
Requested 12 times
gift a peer-to-peer filesharing engine supporting several networks and protocols by means of plug-ins. It's available in !Universe. Clients include gifTui, giFToxic (GTK), Apollon (KDE), giFTcurs (terminal-based) - See also !P2P Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-03 00:35:09
Requested 12 times

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