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As open-source software, Ubuntu is designed to serve a community of users and innovators worldwide, ranging from enterprise IT pros to small-business users to hobbyists.

Ubuntu users have the opportunity to share experiences and contribute to the improvement of this platform and community, and to encourage our wonderful community to continue learning, sharing and shaping Ubuntu, here are five helpful resources:

Ubuntu Tutorials

These tutorials provide step-by-step guides on using Ubuntu for different projects and tasks across a wide range of Linux tools and technologies.
Many of these tutorials are contributed and suggested by users, so this site also provides guidance on creating and requesting a tutorial on a topic you believe needs to be covered.

Ubuntu Community Hub

This community site for user discourse is relatively new and intended for people working at all levels of the stack on Ubuntu. The site is evolving, but currently includes discussion forums, announcements, QA and testing requests, feedback to the Ubuntu Community Council and more.

Ubuntu Community Help Wiki page

From installation to documentation of Ubuntu flavours such as Lubuntu and Kubuntu, this wiki page offers instructions and self-help to users comfortable doing it themselves. Learn some tips, tricks and hacks, and find links to Ubuntu official documentation as well as additional help resources.

Ubuntu Server Edition FAQ page

Its ease of use, ability to customise and capacity to run on a wide range of hardware makes Ubuntu the most popular server choice of the cloud age. This FAQs page provides answers to technical questions, maintenance, support and more to address any Ubuntu server queries.

Ubuntu Documentation

If you are a user who relies extensively on Ubuntu documentation, perhaps you can lend a hand to the Documentation Team to help improve it by:

  • Submitting a bug: Sending in a bug report when you find mistakes.
  • Fixing a bug: Proposing a fix an existing bug.
  • Creating new material: Adding to an existing topic or writing on a new topic.

These are just a few of the available resources and recommended suggestions for getting involved in the Ubuntu community. For more, visit ubuntu.com/community.




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Chris Johnston

I have been a Google Chrome user for a while now, and I have two different ‘Users’ in Chrome. The default user is my personal account, and then I have a work account. For my personal email I use a Google Apps Gmail account and just check my email with Chrome. I use Thunderbird to check my work email. For a while now I have had an issue where I click a link from Thunderbird and it tries to open in my default Chrome user. This doesn’t work very well as I am not logged into most of my work accounts on my personal user. This drove me nuts! Now I have to copy and paste the URL into the work user Chrome window. After a little Googling tonight, I was able to setup Thunderbird to open URLs in my work user Chrome browser. Life is much better now! To do this, I had to add two lines to prefs.js. On Ubuntu 13.04, prefs.js is located at ~/.thunderbird//prefs.js where is what appears to be a random set of numbers/letters followed by .default.

The two lines I added are:

user_pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.http”, “/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome –profile-directory=’Profile 1′”);
user_pref(“network.protocol-handler.app.https”, “/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome –profile-directory=’Profile 1′”);

If the profile-directory for the Chrome user you are wanting the links to open in is different than what I have, you may need to edit the directory name. This worked for me on Raring (what will become Ubuntu 13.04) with Thunderbird 17.0.4.

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Chris Johnston

My buddy Dustin Kirkland pointed me to a neat little utility that he wrote with Scott Moser called ssh-import-id. Since he showed it to me a few months ago, I have used it many times and it has made my life quite a bit easier.

ssh-import-id fetches a the defined user(s) public keys from Launchpad, validates them, and then adds them to the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. That’s it, but if you need to add multiple people, or don’t know which key they are going to want used, this will save you time.

Dustin has tried to get it added to OpenSSH, but he hasn’t been able to succeed at this yet.

To use ssh-import-id, you first need to install it if it already isn’t:

sudo apt-get install ssh-import-id

Then to run it you would run:

ssh-import-id chrisjohnston

This would import my public keys. You are also able to import multiple users at the same time:

ssh-import-id chrisjohnston kirkland

If you are looking for the latest version of the code it is available in a ppa:

ppa:ssh-import-id/ppa

If you have problems or want to check out the code, check out the package on Launchpad.

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