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bumblebee <reply> The Bumblebee Project aims to support NVIDIA Optimus technology under Linux. The Bumblebee website can be found at http://bumblebee-project.org/ Added by knome
Date: 2014-01-04 20:24:47
Requested 107 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
blender a free application for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, etc. You can install it from Ubuntu's repositories, and tutorials are at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:25:52
Requested 106 times
night <reply> It's the middle of the night in the US and Europe, and surrounds. This means that a lot of people are likely asleep, therefore there are less potential people who can answer your question. Please be patient, and consider asking at a time when more people will be awake. This is particularly true in the quieter channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:30:59
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-05-27 13:35:36
Requested 105 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
kylin ubuntukylin <reply> Ubuntu Kylin is a variant of Ubuntu that focuses on Chinese users. It is an official part of Ubuntu. For more information, see http://www.ubuntukylin.com/ Added by rww
Date: 2014-01-19 07:10:14
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2018-04-30 16:42:01
Requested 105 times
aptproxy apt-proxy <reply> apt-proxy is a program that acts as a local apt repository server for a LAN, only fetching from the internet when required. To set it up see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptProxy Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-10-27 04:06:15
Requested 104 times
xdmcp the X Display Manger Control Protocol -- look at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/ to find out how to configure it Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-07 20:45:30
Requested 104 times
lart-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> L.A.R.T. is a development tool used for social engineering. [Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool] Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-21 22:47:59
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2010-04-18 13:35:02
Requested 104 times
11.04 <reply> Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the fourteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on October 28, 2012. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-08-17 18:38:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-28 23:58:30
Requested 104 times
cosmic cuttlefish 18.10 comic <reply> Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) was the 29th release of Ubuntu. Support ended July 18th, 2019. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2019-July/004996.html Added by Pici
Date: 2018-05-08 15:12:08
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2019-07-19 04:57:33
Requested 104 times
snap snaps <reply> Snaps are containerised software packages similar to flatpaks or appimage. For more info, see https://snapcraft.io Added by Unit193
Date: 2018-07-17 20:47:14
Requested 103 times
gdesklets <deleted><reply> gDesklets provides an advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. Homepage is http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:53:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:40:38
Requested 102 times
bootchart <reply> bootchart charts your machine at boot time, to install >> sudo apt-get install bootchart << the graphic is in /var/log/bootchart after the next reboot Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:34:35
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 21:35:27
Requested 102 times
ultamatix ultramatix <reply> Ultamatix is not recommended, supported, or needed by Ubuntu. Use of this software may cause damage to your Ubuntu install. Do not suggest its use in this channel. See http://mjg59.livejournal.com/99905.html and !automatix for more info. Added by Flannel
Date: 2008-07-29 20:03:09
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-11-02 12:44:05
Requested 102 times
label <reply> To rename the labels of your partitions, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive. Added by jrib
Date: 2008-06-25 00:23:45
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2008-06-25 00:24:29
Requested 101 times
sshfs a !Fuse based filesystem which allows you to mount a remote system over !SSH - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS for instructions Added by jpds
Date: 2009-02-15 18:29:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:45:11
Requested 100 times
ops-#ubuntu-devel <reply>Help! Channel emergency! mneptok, Hobbsee, cjwatson, lamont, kees, darkwing, Unit193, idleone, infinity, Laney, or slangasek! Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2007-04-02 11:59:08
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-14 23:47:14
Requested 99 times
nickspoon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> There is no nick! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-19 22:15:09
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-09-02 19:11:53
Requested 99 times
fr-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Ce canal est en anglais uniquement. Si vous voulez discuter en francais, merci de rejoindre #ubuntu-fr-offtopic Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-18 00:59:23
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-10-04 21:53:25
Requested 99 times
wayland <reply> Wayland is a display server protocol (an alternative to X11) and library. Unlike Xorg, Wayland provides no central server component, but desktop environments' compositors make use of it (e.g. mutter, kwin, weston). For more info, see https://wayland.freedesktop.org and !xwayland Added by IdleOne
Date: 2014-01-04 22:11:49
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-07-16 16:51:35
Requested 99 times
bar <reply>baz Added by mneptok
Date: 2007-12-08 00:28:48
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2007-09-19 13:36:04
Requested 98 times
ibus <reply> IBus is used to allow multilingual input such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK), Devanagari and Dravidian characters in !GUI applications - see also: !SCIM. For more info on Ibus see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ibus Added by tsimpson
Date: 2010-06-03 15:20:31
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2010-08-22 05:19:43
Requested 98 times
nvu <reply> kompozer is a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-03-31 06:17:02
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-27 15:52:57
Requested 96 times
openweek open week uow <reply>Ubuntu is hosting a series of introductory sessions for people who want to join the Ubuntu community, which all takes place in a week. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek for schedules, logs, and instructions. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-11-25 21:27:11
Last edited by Mez
Date: 2008-08-07 22:33:03
Requested 95 times
binarydriver-#ubuntu+1 <deleted><reply> For Ati/NVidia/Matrox video cards, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VideoDriverHowto | The ATI and nVidia binary drivers may not currently be installable. Added by stdin
Date: 2008-10-03 10:02:27
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2012-04-26 17:51:59
Requested 95 times
sk <reply> Žiadame slovenských používateľov aby v kanáli #ubuntu hovorili po anglicky. Slovensky a česky sa dohovoríte v #ubuntu-cz. Added by jrib
Date: 2007-11-20 14:31:39
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-11-28 22:02:28
Requested 94 times
mailprotocols imap dovecot pop <reply> IMAP and POP are protocols for fetching email. The officially-supported server in Ubuntu is Dovecot (packages "dovecot-imapd" for IMAP, and "dovecot-pop3d" for POP) - See also !MailServer for information on the SMTP protocol Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:01:36
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:06:18
Requested 94 times
multijava <reply> To set which java version/implementation is to be used as default, use sudo update-java-alternatives Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:46:01
Requested 93 times
membership <reply>Ubuntu Membership means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. For more info see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/NewMember Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-22 16:02:33
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-12-04 22:29:06
Requested 93 times
hobbsee <reply> I phear the stick so shhhhh Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-10 14:42:04
Requested 93 times
dkms <reply>DKMS is Dynamic Kernel Module Support. See https://launchpad.net/dkms for more. Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-07-27 09:52:47
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-07-27 10:06:21
Requested 93 times
lococouncil <reply>The LoCo Council is nhaines, svij, Letozaf, kenvandine, kyrofa, and gsilvapt - they are here to help, just ask! :) You can send them an email at loco-council@lists.ubuntu.com Added by Pici
Date: 2012-10-02 15:48:38
Last edited by wxl
Date: 2017-12-27 14:46:35
Requested 93 times
speech recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic voice recognition-#ubuntu-offtopic iphone keyboard-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Dear Aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-03 01:09:52
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2011-08-16 01:49:11
Requested 92 times
19.10 eoan ermine <reply> Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) was the 31st release of Ubuntu, support ended July 2020. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2020-July/005494.html Added by dax
Date: 2019-05-07 15:02:45
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2020-07-17 19:11:29
Requested 92 times
quake <reply> Quake runs natively under Ubuntu - See http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/quake4/Quake4FrontPage/ for details Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:37:10
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:41:39
Requested 91 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
esm <reply> Canonical offers paid extended security support for end-of-life LTS releases through the Ubuntu Advantage program. For more information, see https://ubuntu.com/esm . ESM is not an Ubuntu community offering; please direct questions about it to Canonical directly. Added by dax
Date: 2017-05-01 19:34:04
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-12-31 16:16:18
Requested 91 times
virtualization <reply> There are several solutions for running other operating systems (or their programs) inside Ubuntu, while using the native CPU as much as possible: !kvm is the preferred approach in Ubuntu. See also !QEmu (with !KQemu), !VirtualBox, !VMWare, as well as !WINE and !Cedega for Windows applications Added by jrib
Date: 2007-06-03 00:54:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-07-07 22:31:09
Requested 90 times
bacon-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I've always considered bacon to be the candybar of meats... http://xkcd.com/418/ http://weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/Bacon.html Added by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-12 08:57:11
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2015-02-15 05:34:20
Requested 90 times
cloud <reply> Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure is a ready to deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) based on OpenStack. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuCloudInfrastructure for further details. Added by elky
Date: 2011-01-03 04:00:07
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-26 20:22:26
Requested 90 times
palm palmos <reply> A good guide for setting up Palm devices is at http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/PalmOS-HOWTO.html#PC-CONNECT-USB Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:43:30
Requested 89 times
chanserv.py a ChanServ helper script for !XChat | https://github.com/seveas/chanserv.py Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-17 06:53:54
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-31 06:42:28
Requested 89 times
highno <reply> A higher version number does not mean that it's better. Especially with packages such as the linux kernel. The packages in the Ubuntu repositories are stable and will work fine. You should have a better reason than "newer" when considering compiling from source or using 3rd party repos. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-07-27 20:06:24
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-07-27 20:06:36
Requested 89 times
moonlight silverlight <reply> For Microsoft Silverlight support, install Moonlight with the following command: « sudo apt-get install moonlight-plugin-mozilla » in a terminal. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-11-10 20:44:21
Requested 89 times
xchat <reply> xchat and xchat-gnome are old IRC clients which are not actively maintained outside of Ubuntu/Debian. Some versions of Ubuntu do not include them. Please strongly consider using hexchat instead, which has good upstream support and is widely recommended by the IRC community over xchat and xchat-gnome. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2011-10-28 02:25:13
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-11-11 23:34:44
Requested 89 times
loco <reply> Information on Ubuntu Local Community Teams is at http://loco.ubuntu.com/ Added by bimberi
Date: 2006-07-02 12:55:41
Last edited by knome
Date: 2011-06-30 23:43:50
Requested 87 times
subversion an open source application used for revision control. It is sometimes abbreviated to svn in reference to the name of its command line interface. Look here for a Subversion How To on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Subversion Added by nalioth
Date: 2006-08-27 02:03:51
Requested 87 times
freespeech free speech freedomofspeech freedom of speech <reply> Please don't pepper the channel with cries of buzzwords like "free speech!", especially when you don't know what they mean or if they're applicable to the current situation. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2008-01-01 20:07:55
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:45:40
Requested 87 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

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