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Truecrypt alternative with deniable encryption? [closed]

I am looking for a Truecrypt alternative for Linux, one that is preferably is free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS). I would have used Truecrypt, but it has been discontinued.
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Alternative to Thunderbird which can search for to/cc/from easily

I tried to find a solution to search for all address headers (to/cc/from) in a simple user friendly way: Thunderbird: Show mails from sender - easy and fast Since there was no solution, I think ...
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Best alternative for WinMerge

I need to compare/diff/merge files in an easy way. In Dark ages when i'm a windows user I would use WinMerge. What alternatives for this are available in Ubuntu? The things I must be able to do: ...
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Alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator [duplicate]

I just try to move completely from Windows to Ubuntu. I am a web designer and developer, the development part is awesome in Ubuntu but I am missing the design part. What I used to work with is Adobe ...
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Ubuntu Phone alternative browsers? VPN? Mysql client? Exchange client? [closed]

Got the Meizu MX4 with Ubuntu. But is there no alternative browser? I'd like to install other browser(s) with possible proxy configuration settings? The app store doesn't offer anything else? How ...
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OneNote alternative that can import OneNote notebooks

I am aware that alternatives to OneNote has been discussed before, but from what I can see none of these alternatives allow you to take you OneNote notes with you as you migrate. I have a lot of notes ...
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Sysvinit alternative of systemd-analyze and systemctl?

I am trying to tweak my system's start time. Usually I go about it by using systemd-analyze blame Which gives me a list of stuff and how long it takes them to start. For this machine I don't need ...
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What are juju charms alternatives?

I d'like to try out a few alternative software to deploy, manage and scale my environment on a cloud. What are the alternatives to juju charms?
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Ubuntu alternative downloads US mirror is down

The US mirror for downloading alternative versions of Ubuntu is down, and apparently has been down since February 1st. Is there going to be a solution for that soon? I understand that some of the ...
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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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Rekordbox alternative for ubuntu

There is a programm called "Rekordbox" from Pioneer for Windows. With this tool you can export your songs to an usb stick and play it with the cd players. When you plug in the stick to the cd players ...
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CinemaDrape alternative for linux

CinimaDrape is a utility for windows that allows you to blackout or darken the area around a user defined rectangle to allow the user to concentrate on a video or word document. CinemaDrape Website ...
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Text editor with tabs and syntax highlighting? Gedit alternative? [closed]

As the question states, gedit has a few annoying bugs (cursor disappears, etc). I just need tabs, syntax highlighting, and line numbers. I will use it mostly for programming. I am using Lubuntu. ...
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What are the opensource alternatives for MS Project in order to manage Project management?

Can anybody suggest some project management open source alternative software for MS PROJECT?
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Is there an alternate version of XMouseButtonControl for Linux?

This program is extremelly useful, I started using Linux only 1 day ago and I'm already missing it. I used to hold the 2nd thumb button to use multimedia shortcuts, like volume+/-, next/previous ...
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How to open .rp file type?

During working, there is some file that sounds tramontane to me. That is RealPix document or called .rp file. What is the best free alternative applications can open, create, edit or modify this ...
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Ubuntu/Linux tools to put Ubuntu on USB (for testing or installation)?

I want to easily create live usb installation USBs for testing purposes, for installing various distros in VM and to have at hand an installation device in case I need to reinstall my system. But ...
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WSUS Alternative

Do you have any idea of alternative to WSUS in Ubuntu to update Windows machines from internal local server to decrease bandwidth consuming?
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Linux/Ubuntu native (not Wine) alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

An alternative to DVDShrink would be a program able to shrink a DVD movie to a smaller dimension that would fit a standard 4.7 dvd while optionally keeping the dvd-movies structure, menus etc. (that ...
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Deckset app alternative

Mac OSX have a good app called deckset http://decksetapp.com/. This app make slides from markdown text.... Someone know an alternative for ubuntu?
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Any alternative to Wine

I'm looking for an application to do the same sort of thing as Wine: Running Windows applications on Ubuntu. Is there any alternative application instead of install/using Wine?
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Can I still use unity low graphics mode in place of unity 3d?

I can not run unity 3d on my Chromebook but unity 2d in Ubuntu 12.04 works fine so is it possible to run unity low graphics mode on Ubuntu 14.04 as an alternative? If I can run low graphics mode as an ...
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Managing Ubuntu 14.04 clients alternative landscape [duplicate]

We are migrating some Windows pc's to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). For Windows we have a tool to manage those devices: checking invetory on pc's (which software is installed) pushing software to the ...
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Alternative to Macromedia flash [Not Flash Player] [duplicate]

What is the best flash building alternative for Adobe flash or Macromedia flash ?
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Disk monitor software

Can't find something similar to windows resource monitor software (input output monitor). I need tool which draws disk load graphic and processes which uses disk input or output. There are a lot of ...
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Alternative/Indicator to Dash search bar

Is there any Alternative/Indicator to Dash search for searching and opening applications & files? How to install it in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Ubuntu Live CD customization with automated install

I am trying to customize an installation CD for Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having some issues. I've used Ubuntu Builder and Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) and successfully updated packages and added ...
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Program/Keyboard shortcut to work with multiple monitors

So I have a desktop with one DVI monitor and DP to HDMI monitor. My question is is there any keyboard shortcut or programs for multiple monitors? My example is Windows 7/8 and DisplayFusion. In ...
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Alternative to Autokey (text expander program)

for more than a year I have been looking for simple and stable text expander application on Ubuntu. There is Autokey, but it doesn't work for many people (there are a few threads here about this). For ...
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Are there alternatives to unetbootin?

Is there any software like unetbootin in Ubuntu? I cant install or run unetbootin-494 even though I already set it to allow executing files as programs.
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Is there an alternative to x2goclient?

I use lot of x2go sessions and I find the x2goclient in Ubuntu rather wasteful of screen space. Is there an alternative more streamlined version of the x2goclient? I am not interested in an ...
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Alternatives on Ubuntu

This is not question about how Linux works or something similar. I just want ask if is there some similar application like Xilisoft Video Converter and Sony Vegas Pro 10. Because I need an ...
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Are there others methods to uninstall linux on mac?

So I am trying to delete my ubuntu linux partition on my macbook because I dont want it there anymore. Yes, I know i can do it using my LIVE USB/CD but I am tired of trying to do that because my ...
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Zune alternatives

Are there any Zune ( http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/zune-software ) alternatives available for ubuntu ( or any linux distro ) that seem reliable for a windows phone? I managed to talk ...
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Alternative to Paperwork

I am looking for an alternative to the program Paperwork as it is rather complicated to install under Ubuntu. I am specifically interested in finding a way to read dates, prices and other details from ...
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Are PDF files opensouce? [closed]

I was just wondering if PDF formats are opensource. I've seen openoffice save a document in ODT format in contrast to DOC or DOCX. Is there alternate file format to PDF?
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Are there any credible alternatives to XBMC as a media server that can also be used to stream video to a tablet or other Android device?

I've connected a PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC installed. I am looking to get it replaced with a Raspberry Pi for the power-usage benefits and smaller footprint. I would like to have a single ...
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Intel Quick Sync Video codec

I'm looking for Intel Quick Sync Video codec and / or video encoding software that also can take benfit of Intel QSV. Any suggestion?
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Silverlight alternative for ubuntu

I'm new on Ubuntu and noticed there's no silverlight plugin for firefox. There are some alternatives I've tried, like moonlight and pipelight, they both don't seem to work on my school's website. I ...
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I am using 3d modeling softwares. Can Ubuntu 13.10 is good for me…?

I have a HP Pavilion g6 2230tx laptop with Radeon 7670m graphic card. I am frustrated to using windows now. So I think to upgrade my windows platform to linux. My question is can I use autodesk ...
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Can I run StarCraft: Broodwar on Ubuntu? [closed]

Im currently running Mavericks on my MacBookPro (Late 2008) and want to get a different OS that will run Starcraft 1: Broodwar, WITHOUT using wine.
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Alternative for Virtual DJ?

I currently use Mixxx on my system, but I am so much accustomed to the features and shortcut keys in Virtual DJ. Does anybody know any good alternative for this software?
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what are the applications software I have downlaod after I downloaded ubuntu 13.04

I am new on ubuntu and want use it. I switched to Ubuntu 13.04 from windows 7. I would like to which application soft- wares do I need in order to have all I had in windows specially adobe flash ...
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Alternative Open Source software to GFI end point security

What are the GUI open source alternatives To GFI end point security for Windows? knowing that I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Thanks in advance...
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what are alternative program for ETABS?

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu but i like it so much that i am telling all my friends to get rid of windows and start Ubuntu.But there is this problem : many of my friends are engineers and so they have to use ...
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What DVD players allow easy selection of chapters/titles during playback?

I need a DVD player that shows this: That is Windows Media Player 12, it shows chapter and title that its playing. Thanks in advance and please don't tell me VLC, because it doesn't have that ...
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Is there an alternative to gnome-terminal?

Are there any terminals that can serve as an alternative to gnome-terminal. Do these alternatives have other/extra features ?
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Are there alternatives to software center?

Are there any GUI alternatives to the Ubuntu Software Center with Fast application loading/Low startup time Fast search Low weight/size Application purchase facility
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Alternative to yad/Zenity for Unity

In Ubuntu 13.04 yad and Zenity notification icons aren't showed in Unity. I have written a script to use notification icon to alert me about lftp download progress. Is there any alternative that it ...