Category Archives: Ubuntu

How to get started chatting on freenode with XChat on Ubuntu

What’s needed ahead of time A computer with Ubuntu installed The ability to use sudo on Ubuntu An e-mail address to use for freenode account registration and for password recovery About half an hour (more in the unlikely event a … Continue reading

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How to set up a minimalistic Lubuntu in VirtualBox

Set up the virtual machine Get the latest amd64 Lubuntu installer ISO. Get the latest amd64 Ubuntu mini-installer ISO. Create a Linux, Ubuntu (64 bit) virtual machine with no drive. In the virtual machine’s settings, create and attach a new … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Install irssi in full screen, translucent glory on Ubuntu 10.10

I recently switched to Ubuntu 10.10 from Windows XP and was trying to get irssi running in gnome-terminal in a certain way: Full screen so that it takes up an entire workspace. Translucent background so that I can see my … Continue reading

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