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canonical <reply>Canonical Ltd. is committed to the development, distribution and promotion of open source software products, and to providing tools and support to the open source community. It is the driving force behind the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu Operating Systems. Canonical's website is at http://www.canonical.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-03 18:21:47
Requested 225 times
ccloak <reply> For Canonical employees requiring an @canonical cloak, please see the instructions on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/Cloaks Added by jussi
Date: 2010-05-13 07:51:03
Requested 7 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
cds <reply>You can buy an Ubuntu CD from http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/cd-and-dvd Please consider using Torrents http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads Added by Pici
Date: 2010-05-27 02:20:05
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-14 19:45:19
Requested 3 times
cedega a project based on WINE, aimed at running Windows games on Linux. For more info, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Cedega Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 18:38:34
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:22
Requested 547 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
ch <reply> The Swiss !LoCo team can be found in #ubuntu-ch (please speak English there) - Deutschsprachiger Ubuntu Support in #ubuntu-de - Aide Ubuntu en français dans #ubuntu-fr - Supporto Ubuntu in Italiano in #ubuntu-it Added by Mamarok
Date: 2009-05-22 10:16:25
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2012-02-01 15:59:21
Requested 199 times
changelogs <reply> changelogs for Ubuntu packages can be found on http://changelogs.ubuntu.com Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:50:56
Requested 37 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
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
chat-#ubuntu-classroom <reply> Please use #ubuntu-classroom-chat for random chatter and asking questions. Questions should start with "QUESTION:" so we can spot them. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2008-04-28 17:00:50
Requested 2 times
chat-#xubuntu <reply> #xubuntu is the Xubuntu support channel, for all Xubuntu-related support questions. Please use #xubuntu-offtopic for other topics (though our !guidelines apply there too). Thanks! Added by knome
Date: 2013-10-21 20:40:20
Requested 4 times
checkinstall a wrapper to "make install", useful for installing programs you compiled. It will create a .deb package, which will be listed in the APT database and can be uninstalled like other packages. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall - Read the warnings at the top and bottom of that web page, and DO NOT interrupt CheckInstall while it's running! Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-16 19:52:09
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2007-07-19 12:07:20
Requested 1014 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
chrome-repo google-repo <reply> Google recently deprecated 32-bit Chrome, which causes errors on 64-bit multiarch Ubuntu systems. To fix this, run: sudo sed -i 's/deb http/deb [arch=amd64] http/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome Added by k1l
Date: 2016-03-10 16:24:36
Last edited by ezri
Date: 2016-03-11 22:56:57
Requested 37 times
chromium <reply>You can get testing builds for Chromium at https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa Added by Amaranth
Date: 2009-09-22 18:00:34
Requested 146 times
chroot debchroot <reply> A chroot is used to make programs believe that the directory they are running in is really the root directory. It can be used to stop programs accessing files outside of that directory, or for compiling 32bit applications in a 64bit environment - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicChroot Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-08-11 17:28:50
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-06-15 17:12:19
Requested 1088 times
cinelerra <deleted><reply> Cinelerra is a video editor and compositor that cannot be included in Ubuntu for legal reasons. Install instructions can be found on http://cvs.cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php#ubuntu Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 08:27:22
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:35:12
Requested 148 times
citrix <reply> For help configuring the Citrix ICA Client, see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CitrixICAClientHowTo Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-07-05 13:23:41
Requested 32 times
classic <deleted><reply> The default interface in Ubuntu 11.04 is !Unity. To switch back to regular !GNOME: log out, click your username, click the Session box at the bottom of the screen, and select "Ubuntu Classic". For 11.10, see !notunity Added by IdleOne
Date: 2011-04-30 23:48:42
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2018-05-15 17:37:59
Requested 701 times
classroom <reply> The Ubuntu Classroom is a project which aims to tutor users about Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu through biweekly sessions in #ubuntu-classroom - For more information visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-14 18:53:27
Requested 59 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
clink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Past the lips, and over the gums... Look out stomach! Here it comes... Added by genii
Date: 2017-02-24 20:46:37
Requested 4 times
cloak hostmask nicksetup vhost <reply> To get an Ubuntu member cloak or any other one, first register your nick as detailed at https://libera.chat/guides/registration - For Ubuntu member cloaks, then ask in #ubuntu-irc and link to your Launchpad profile. For general ones, ask in #libera-cloak - See also !membership Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-07-01 02:14:53
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:35
Requested 253 times
clone cloning <reply> To replicate your packages selection on another machine (or restore it if re-installing), you can use the !software package "apt-clone" - See also !automate Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 21:25:00
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2013-11-07 22:13:08
Requested 2815 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
cloud-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There is no cloud. It's just somebody else's computer. Added by dax
Date: 2016-04-02 05:40:39
Requested 1 times
cn zh tw chinese china <reply> 如欲獲得中文的協助,請輸入 /join #ubuntu-cn 或 /join #ubuntu-tw Added by ompaul
Date: 2006-06-18 00:52:45
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-07-26 04:17:37
Requested 5221 times
cn-#lubuntu <reply> 在這個lubuntu頻道中,只會說英語。如果您正在尋找中文幫助,請轉至lubuntu-cn頻道;輸入“ /join#lubuntu-cn”(不帶引號),然後按Enter Added by wxl
Date: 2020-12-14 20:31:56
Requested 0 times
cn-#lubuntu-devel <reply> 在這個lubuntu頻道中,只會說英語。如果您正在尋找中文幫助,請轉至lubuntu-cn頻道;輸入“ /join#lubuntu-cn”(不帶引號),然後按Enter Added by wxl
Date: 2020-12-14 20:32:02
Requested 0 times
cn-#lubuntu-offtopic <reply> 在這個lubuntu頻道中,只會說英語。如果您正在尋找中文幫助,請轉至lubuntu-cn頻道;輸入“ /join#lubuntu-cn”(不帶引號),然後按Enter Added by wxl
Date: 2020-12-14 20:32:10
Requested 0 times
coc conduct codeofconduct code of conduct <reply> The Ubuntu Code of Conduct is the document that spells out etiquette in the Ubuntu community | http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/conduct | For information on how to electronically sign the CoC, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SigningCodeofConduct | Watch http://static.screencasts.ubuntu.com/videos/2010/12/22/004-SigningCoC.ogv Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:25:29
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-19 19:54:59
Requested 4211 times
coc-jbj <reply> a/s/l? Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-03-27 17:37:09
Requested 59 times
cod <deleted>a type of fish Added by rww
Date: 2014-04-17 06:03:52
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-04-17 06:08:49
Requested 1 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 805 times
codecs mp3 divx xvid avi mpeg mpg mkv quicktime wma wmv aac restrictedformats restricted formats freeformats restricted realplayer multimedia flashplayer w32 codecs ogg flac video real mp4 m4a free formats ubuntu-restricted-extras asf codec 3gp kubuntu-restricted-extras bluray blueray <reply> For multimedia issues, this page has useful information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats - See also https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/media.html - But please use free formats if you can: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeFormats Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-09 02:52:18
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-09-06 20:31:53
Requested 17915 times
codenames name <reply> Ubuntu has awesome release codenames. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames for more Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:18:38
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:18
Requested 244 times
coffee <deleted>a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-11-22 20:49:21
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-03 15:42:16
Requested 198 times
coffee-#ubuntu-offtopic coffee-#kubuntu-offtopic a caffeinated beverage made by filtering hot water through ground up roasted beans of the coffee plant. Flavouring to taste such as milk or cream, sugar or sweetener are often added afterwards. Not to be confused with !java Added by Pici
Date: 2010-02-03 15:42:24
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-03 15:42:35
Requested 82 times
colouragga <deleted><reply> So now I will kick you... Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-18 16:15:49
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-18 16:16:10
Requested 1 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
compiling gcc b-e build build-essential make g++ build-essentials compiler <reply> Compiling software from source? Read the tips at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingSoftware (But remember to search for pre-built !packages first) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-07-18 22:50:25
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-11-25 22:23:24
Requested 5057 times
compiz translucency transparency xglx effects compiz-fusion fusion cf <reply>Compiz (compositing window manager), for a howto see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager and more help #compiz Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-20 16:24:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:21
Requested 5603 times
composite cube <reply> Compiz-Fusion (and the older Compiz and Beryl) are window managers that employ the "composite" extension of X to draw windows using graphics cards' 3D hardware. They can additionally provide "desktop special effects" (such as the "cube") by means of plug-ins. Join #compiz-fusion for help and support with advanced features. See also « /msg $nick compiz » and « /msg $nick effects » Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-21 16:47:18
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:59:28
Requested 212 times
compositor-#xubuntu <reply> To disable Xfce's built-in compositor, go to Settings Manager → Window Manager Tweaks → Compositor. To fix tearing, you can try Compton instead, for which Xubuntu includes default settings. Added by somerville32
Date: 2007-01-20 23:57:13
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-12-01 23:50:29
Requested 9 times
conga-rats <reply> ♫ samba rumba bueno la conga cha cha cha Added by knome
Date: 2012-01-26 23:34:15
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-08-17 22:40:33
Requested 27 times
conga-rats-#ubuntustudio-devel bongo-mice-#ubuntustudio-devel <reply> ♫ samba rumba bueno la conga cha cha cha Added by knome
Date: 2012-01-26 23:34:37
Requested 18 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
contribute participate volunteer <reply>To contribute and help out with Ubuntu, see http://community.ubuntu.com and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributeToUbuntu Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:13:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-10-05 22:10:47
Requested 776 times
contribute-#ubuntu-artwork <reply> For information regarding current Artwork team activity and about contributing to the Ubuntu Community artwork , Kindly read Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork Added by Madpilot
Date: 2009-11-26 10:16:03
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:45:48
Requested 3 times

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