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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 94 times
etch a Debian release, its repos are not for use with Ubuntu unless you are a dev, they will break stuff. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-04-22 15:09:00
Requested 5 times
eucalyptus <reply> Eucalyptus is the basis of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, which was used in Ubuntu prior to 11.10. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC for more information, and !cloud for the current Ubuntu cloud solution. Added by elky
Date: 2011-01-03 04:00:20
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-26 20:22:03
Requested 0 times
expletive-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Consider yourself insulted. Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-19 02:58:42
Requested 10 times
exploit dcc <reply> There are people around who think it is funny to abuse certain bugs that cause unintended behavior. When bitten by these, #ubuntu remove users so they are no longer targets. To fix it have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FixDCCExploit and more about a recent bug at http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1132-1/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-27 20:36:36
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2011-05-18 19:22:08
Requested 922 times
ext3 the default filesystem on older versions of Ubuntu, and the most popular on Linux. You can read/write from Windows to ext3 via http://www.fs-driver.org Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:35:14
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-01-02 04:11:40
Requested 623 times
extras <reply> extras.ubuntu.com is an external !repo for new software made available after the Ubuntu release. This repository is not part of the Ubuntu distribution and the software is completely unsupported by the Ubuntu team, but the original authors may offer some support. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:32:42
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-09-24 03:33:30
Requested 31 times
extreme <deleted><reply> To configure Airport Extreme wireless on Mac, read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/AirportExtreme Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:03:37
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-05 19:09:00
Requested 0 times
f5 <deleted><reply> Remember that every time you hit refresh, Canonical is wasting money, bandwidth, and CPU time serving your request instead of doing useful things like uploading the image or paying for ShipIt disks. Please do so sparingly. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-10-18 04:30:57
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-04-17 15:53:18
Requested 77 times
fail-#dib5sn fail-#ubuntustudio-devel <reply>FAILZ! Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-05-06 13:57:05
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-05-13 10:25:31
Requested 14 times
fail-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Shaka, when the walls fell. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-11-29 22:06:12
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-05-02 18:46:59
Requested 333 times
fail-#ubuntu-ops <reply>FAILZ! Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-06-09 14:33:56
Last edited by jussi01
Date: 2008-06-09 14:34:07
Requested 29 times
fakefact <deleted><reply> something entirely different Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-05-03 20:06:53
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-05-03 20:09:06
Requested 2 times
faq <reply> A list of common questions and answers about Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommonQuestions - Official documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-30 13:36:44
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:56:24
Requested 308 times
faq-#xubuntu faq-#xubuntu-devel faq-#xubuntu-offtopic <reply>Lists of common questions and answers about Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/news/category/faq/. See also: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommonQuestions Added by knome
Date: 2012-02-04 22:27:57
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:54:11
Requested 7 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
feeding the troll feedthetroll don't feed the troll botattack <reply> The above mess was caused by someone who thought it was funny (they're gone now). Please ignore it completely, since discussing it and making a fuss will only make them think they've reached their "fun" goal. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-10-17 17:04:23
Requested 237 times
feisty feisty fawn fawn 7.04 <reply> Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) was the sixth release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 19th, 2008. See !eol and !upgrade for more details. Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-21 05:12:07
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-01-16 14:15:22
Requested 1959 times
female-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> https://i.imgur.com/WsrS1U2.jpg Added by rww
Date: 2014-08-10 04:44:28
Requested 2 times
ffe <reply> Feature Freeze Exception. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess for the freeze exception process. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-15 15:48:48
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-02-21 16:35:38
Requested 67 times
fhqwhgads-#ubuntu-offtopic fh[tab]-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Everybody to the limit, everybody to the limit! Added by Flannel
Date: 2013-02-13 08:15:47
Requested 7 times
fi <reply> Tämä kanava on tarkoitettu vain englanninkieliselle keskustelulle. Jos haluat suomenkielistä apua (K)ubuntun ongelmiin, liity kanavalle #ubuntu-fi / #kubuntu-fi :-) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:05:04
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2011-01-19 13:22:40
Requested 318 times
fi-#ubuntu <reply> Tämä kanava on tarkoitettu vain englanninkieliselle keskustelulle. Jos haluat suomenkielistä apua (K)ubuntun ongelmiin, liity kanavalle #ubuntu-fi / #kubuntu-fi :-) Added by Myrtti
Date: 2009-03-08 13:19:25
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-03-08 14:06:35
Requested 72 times
fiesty <reply> It is spelt "FEIsty" :) Added by Mez
Date: 2007-01-27 08:11:30
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-21 19:19:53
Requested 32 times
filenames case <reply> File names in Ubuntu are case sensitive, MyFile is not the same as myfile, and if you put spaces in there and use a console you need to "escape" the space, thus "gedit My\ File.txt" Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-24 22:24:58
Requested 20 times
files dirs file fhs hier fsh <reply> An explanation of how files and directories are organized on Ubuntu, and how they can be manipulated, can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxFilesystemTreeOverview see also: man hier Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 23:17:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-02-05 20:56:11
Requested 1726 times
filesystems <reply> ext3 and ext4 are the default filesystems in Ubuntu (and many other Linuxes). Alternative Linux filesystems include reiserfs and xfs. fat32 and ntfs are DOS/Windows filesystems. hfs and hfs+ are filesystems for the Mac. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-04-27 00:36:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2011-01-05 12:49:11
Requested 30 times
final beta already <reply> If you install a development version of Ubuntu $curDevel and keep up with package updates, then you will be upgraded to the official release of $curDevelNum when it comes out. To make sure, type « sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade » in a terminal. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-19 18:02:54
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2016-02-26 22:24:21
Requested 1327 times
firefox ff the default web browser on Ubuntu. To install the latest version, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion | To install plugins: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxPlugins Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:48:13
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-06-13 03:12:27
Requested 1356 times
firewall firestarter iptables shorewall guarddog ufw <reply> Ubuntu, like any other Linux distribution, has built-in firewall capabilities. The firewall is managed using the 'ufw' command - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UFW | GUI frontends such as gufw and ufw-kde also exist. | An alternative to ufw is the 'iptables' command - See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IptablesHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:46:03
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2014-08-08 13:44:58
Requested 4131 times
fish-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <>< ><> <>< ><> Added by Spec
Date: 2008-03-21 17:32:05
Last edited by Spec
Date: 2008-03-21 17:38:22
Requested 22 times
fixed <reply> It's fixed! Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-10 23:16:12
Requested 6 times
fixinstall <reply> For a few common problems when installing, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommonProblemsInstall also make sure you have read !install Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:47:23
Requested 9 times
flare183-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> shhhh you'll only encourage more comments and we have seen enough of them already. ;-) Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-12 17:06:05
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-06-18 21:34:10
Requested 3 times
flash flashplugin flash plugin <reply> To install Flash see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/Flash - See also !Restricted and !Gnash Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:43:29
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-11 22:34:33
Requested 5413 times
flash64bit flash64 java64 <reply> You can run Flash, Real, and Java plugins in AMD64 bit computers with Firefox. see the steps to follow at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxAMD64FlashJava Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-10-04 11:18:38
Requested 803 times
flavors variant flavor variants flavours <reply> Recognized Ubuntu flavors build on Ubuntu and provide a different user experience out of the box. They are supported both in #ubuntu and in their flavor channel. For a list, see https://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-flavours Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-01 16:45:59
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-04-16 08:19:06
Requested 919 times
floodbots floodbot <reply> FloodBot1,2,3, and 4 are all bots, please direct your questions to the channel. Added by Pici
Date: 2010-02-02 18:51:05
Requested 86 times
floppy <reply> To mount floppy disks, see here : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MakeFloppyDriveAvailableToEveryone Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 21:12:12
Requested 189 times
floss Free Libre Open Source Software. See !freedom Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 12:29:16
Requested 27 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 404 times
fluxbuntu <deleted><reply>fluxbuntu is a LPAE-standard compliant, Ubuntu-based derivative that maintains the goal of running on a wide range of mobile devices and computers (low-end & high-end). It is lightweight, swift and efficient. | Support Channel: #fluxbuntu on freenode | Homepage: http://fluxbuntu.org/ Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-07-03 05:49:16
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:23:17
Requested 163 times
font <reply>Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FontInstallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "msttcorefonts" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:49:12
Last edited by jussi
Date: 2011-09-07 10:47:42
Requested 1844 times
fonts msfonts ttf <reply> Font installation basics here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FontInstallHowto - No fonts in Flash? Install "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" (from !Multiverse), "gsfonts", and "gsfonts-x11". For the official ubuntu font, see: http://font.ubuntu.com/ Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-07-13 20:17:25
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2012-06-19 14:18:55
Requested 233 times
foo baz foo2 [baz|bar|wibble] Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:37:00
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-06-19 15:50:27
Requested 436 times
foocoin bitcoin dogecoin cgminer <reply> Ubuntu's repositories do not include clients for most cryptocurrencies. You will need to use a !PPA or !compile from source to get them. Since neither of these options is officially supported, consider asking your cryptocurrency's IRC channel (see !alis) for help. Added by rww
Date: 2014-03-09 02:08:12
Requested 14 times
forkbomb <reply> A forkbomb spells certain doom. It is a command that will take all clock cycles on a computer and render the machine in dire need of a reboot! Added by Spec
Date: 2007-01-31 02:09:42
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-02 21:02:20
Requested 50 times
forums forum ubuntuforums <reply> The Ubuntu Forums can be found at https://ubuntuforums.org - Kubuntu Forums are found at https://www.kubuntuforums.net - There is also an #ubuntuforums channel on Libera IRC. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:06:55
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:17
Requested 497 times
foss <reply> FOSS stands for Free and Open Source Software. See !freedom for more info. Added by thoreauputic
Date: 2006-12-25 02:36:59
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-07-11 12:18:14
Requested 19 times
fps glxgears <reply> To display the FPS in glxgears, run 'glxgears' in a terminal. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:55:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2008-05-09 22:32:06
Requested 114 times

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