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rsync a fast remote file copy and synchronization program - For more see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/rsync Added by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-01 01:48:03
Requested 208 times
addppa <reply> A !ppa can be added using a single command « sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name » See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#Adding%20PPAs for more details Added by oCean
Date: 2011-07-10 12:27:52
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-09-10 02:13:04
Requested 208 times
gui <reply> The graphical user interface (GUI) in Ubuntu is composed of many elements, including the !X server, a window manager, and a desktop environment such as !GNOME or !KDE (which themselves use the !GTK and !Qt toolkits respectively) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:56:09
Requested 207 times
lnw <reply> Want to know the differences between Windows and Linux? This guide, called "Linux is Not Windows" is a pretty good read -- http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-09-01 12:32:19
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-09-01 12:49:34
Requested 205 times
mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.com/+MarkShuttleworthCanonical/posts/7LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu 17.10 onwards will use GNOME. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:22:31
Requested 204 times
alot <reply>Do you like to hug alot? - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html Added by mneptok
Date: 2010-04-19 18:39:06
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:21:42
Requested 203 times
jdong <deleted><reply> <Hobbsee> jdong: yes, but you're FULL OF CRACK! Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-07-20 20:40:08
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 18:59:03
Requested 201 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
yahoo <reply> Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued after July 17, 2018. You will no longer be able to add it to your accounts under Empathy, Telepathy, or other Instant Messaging applications. For more info, please see https://help.yahoo.com/kb/messenger/SLN28776.html Added by jrib
Date: 2009-06-20 20:43:46
Last edited by genii
Date: 2018-06-12 18:17:09
Requested 199 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
notreally-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Mwahahahahhahaha. No! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-28 00:38:41
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-19 03:39:03
Requested 198 times
md5sums <reply> See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes for the md5sums of Ubuntu discs. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-10-19 23:52:07
Requested 197 times
here <reply>Please give at least an overview of your problem *here* (all in one line) - you will get a much greater audience. If you have to use more than 3 lines, please use http://paste.ubuntu.com Added by ikonia
Date: 2010-02-19 13:17:27
Last edited by elky
Date: 2010-02-20 10:24:54
Requested 197 times
mythbuntu <reply> Mythbuntu was a former Ubuntu flavor centered upon setting up a standalone MythTV system (http://www.mythbuntu.org). MythTV can still be installed from the Ubuntu repositories or from the Mythbuntu !PPAs linked on https://launchpad.net/~mythbuntu. For MythTV discussion and support, try #mythtv-users Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-06-28 00:42:41
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-11-10 21:58:51
Requested 196 times
backbox <reply> Backbox Linux is not a supported derivative of Ubuntu and is thus not supported in #ubuntu. Please use #backbox on irc.autistici.org or https://forum.backbox.org/ for help with it. Added by rww
Date: 2015-03-01 03:51:23
Requested 196 times
dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
Requested 193 times
uk gb <reply> Join us for a discussion using the Queen's English in #ubuntu-uk Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:20:41
Requested 191 times
persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
Requested 191 times
mikem-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> mikem [verb]s you! Added by Pici
Date: 2008-10-20 19:25:25
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:47:31
Requested 190 times
yy.mm <reply> Ubuntu version numbers are: YY.MM (YY=release year,MM=release month). Each year sees two releases, so just specifying YY is imprecise. See also https://www.ubuntu.com/about/release-cycle Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-08 00:40:20
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-01-25 22:20:18
Requested 190 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
kopete im-#kubuntu <reply> Instant Messenger Client Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org) supports MSN, Jabber, AIM, YIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ and, in KDE 3, IRC. See also !Pidgin Added by Tm_T
Date: 2007-11-14 13:16:40
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-09-18 09:27:41
Requested 189 times
fud <reply>Please do not fall prey to, or spread FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) - it is not welcome here! Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt Added by jussi01
Date: 2008-08-06 17:03:48
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2008-08-31 23:44:02
Requested 188 times
dhcp Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for automatic IP assignment from a router. Ubuntu uses dhclient as a DHCP client but other ones (and DHCP servers too) can be obtained from the !repos. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHCP Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-12 20:24:23
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-12 20:25:10
Requested 187 times
stats-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Some fun statistics for this channel can be found on http://ircstats.tonyyarusso.com/ubuntu-offtopic.html Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2010-11-20 08:07:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-28 03:13:12
Requested 187 times
opabuse-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>Leave the ops alone! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-08-06 19:19:31
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2008-02-04 03:44:20
Requested 186 times
scope redundancy <reply> We don't need factoids for *everything*, or ten factoids for the same thing ;) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-14 16:27:14
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-27 01:55:07
Requested 186 times
bionic beaver <reply> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is the 28th release of Ubuntu and the current LTS release. Download at https://www.ubuntu.com/download - Release Notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes Added by Pici
Date: 2017-10-25 03:45:45
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-04-26 23:26:56
Requested 186 times
baddevice bad device <deleted><reply> If you are receiving an error similar to "X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168", it can be safely ignored. If you want to get rid of the error messages then please visit this page: http://seerofsouls.com/wiki/How-Tos/BadDeviceErrors Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-09 00:35:41
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2012-10-13 23:31:05
Requested 185 times
gusty <reply> It is spelt !guTSy :) Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-04-12 11:52:01
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-09-03 01:25:03
Requested 185 times
spam <reply> Please don't spam Added by Mez
Date: 2007-02-11 16:34:50
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-18 06:12:29
Requested 184 times
asl <reply> Most of us don't speak American Sign Language; please try English instead. ✌ Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-03-30 07:09:15
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-16 04:11:45
Requested 184 times
desktopsearch strigi indexing indexers beagle kerry tracker kat pinot doodle <reply> Services to index files for fast searching include: Beagle (front-ends: beagle, catfish, gnome-main-menu, mozilla-beagle for !GNOME; kerry, kio-beagle for !KDE; beaglefs for !CLI) - Tracker (tracker-search-tool, libdeskbar-tracker for GNOME; tracker-utils for CLI) - Strigi (strigi-applet, strigi-client for KDE, strigi-utils for CLI) - Kat (for KDE) - Pinot (and pinot-applet for GNOME) - Doodle (for CLI) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-06-03 17:10:31
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-06-03 17:12:22
Requested 184 times
apparmor <reply> For information about the AppArmor security framework employed in Ubuntu (since Gutsy Gibbon), see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppArmor Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-06 00:07:49
Requested 184 times
git a distributed revision control/software code management project created by Linus Torvalds. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software) Added by Pici
Date: 2008-05-14 19:11:29
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:44:57
Requested 184 times
realtek <reply>some help for recent Realtek chipsets can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/RealtekRTL8187b Added by Seeker`
Date: 2008-05-30 05:25:52
Requested 184 times
yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Added by Unit193
Date: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:00
Requested 184 times
dash <reply>/bin/sh links to the DASH shell in all releases since Ubuntu Edgy (6.10). Since DASH is not 100% compatible with the BASH shell, some scripts might break. You can make scripts execute using BASH by changing the first line of the script to « #! /bin/bash | See also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-15 22:19:13
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2013-12-03 13:39:35
Requested 183 times
dmsuperman-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Stabbity stab. <deleted><reply> Also, stabbity stab! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2009-03-19 03:02:42
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:47:52
Requested 182 times
42 the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2009-05-08 16:36:36
Last edited by Jordan_U
Date: 2013-12-11 06:12:35
Requested 182 times
owner botmaster master <reply> This bot is owned by Pici, and hosted on a Linode - http://linode.com - Questions about ubottu should be asked in #ubuntu-bots-team or #ubuntu-bots-devel <deleted><reply>Be sure to drink your ovaltine! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-03-31 16:28:04
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2015-08-04 21:59:54
Requested 181 times
php <reply> PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. A command-line only version can be installed in Ubuntu with the "php5-cli" package. See also !lamp for integrated server PHP. The Ubuntu server PHP5 guide is found at https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/php5.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 02:23:01
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:44:01
Requested 180 times
rainbow-#ubuntu-offtopic peace-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> 06G13i05v04e 07p08e03a09c10e 11a 02c12h06a13n05c04e07! 08M03a09k10e 11c02o12l06o13r05s 04n07o08t 03w09a10r11! 02♥ Added by rww
Date: 2011-03-04 06:17:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-03 01:19:06
Requested 179 times
xorgconf xorg.conf <reply> The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is deprecated, but sometimes may still be needed to pass values to specific drivers. See `man xorg.conf` for file structure and syntax. For Ubuntu-specific documentation and more information, see also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config Added by topyli
Date: 2011-10-28 18:26:10
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:29:06
Requested 179 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
Requested 177 times
schedule <deleted><reply> A schedule of Trusty Tahr (14.04) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-05 20:51:52
Last edited by genii
Date: 2014-02-18 17:46:18
Requested 177 times
metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
Requested 176 times
zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Added by Spec
Date: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
Requested 175 times
reiserfs reiser a journalling file system, which outperforms many others on I/O operations, but has drawbacks (such as increasing likelihood of data loss, and introducing latency unsuitable for gaming or real-time audio). Using !ext4, the default on Ubuntu, is *highly* recommended. A read-only Windows driver is available at http://p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
Requested 174 times
thunderbird <deleted><reply> Thunderbird is a free email client, capable of close cooperation with Firefox (both by the Mozilla Foundation). To make Thunderbird links open in Firefox, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=60427 Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
Requested 174 times

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