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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

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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Games for Windows Live Marketplace alternative for Ubuntu 14.04 (or win7)

Does anyone know a good Games for Windows Live Marketplace alternative for Ubuntu 14.04? I have one game (Tron Evolution), wich doesn' t work completly without Games for Windows Live Marketplace. It's ...
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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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What are good alternatives to tumbler?

It has been a month since I switched to Xubuntu and tumbler always makes my life harder: killing tumblerd just for ejecting external storages, and making my computer slow enough to become unusable. ...
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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 ...
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Sending large files to clients

I own a new recording studio and we have been using cloud storage like Dropbox to send large files to our clients. However, I feel there must be a more practical solution that having to wait hours for ...
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UEFI bootloader alternative to GRUB

I'm having trouble with my current bootloader GRUB on Ubuntu 12.04. Sometimes it takes forever too boot, other times it wont find the kernel image. My system uses UEFI to boot, is there a UEFI ...
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Is there a future replacement for thunderbird Yet?

I have been thunderbird user even before was included in default apps. I have never loved Evolution and all alternative at that time were either not mature enough or single accounts. Recentely I saw ...
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Program to list application shortcut keys

I'm looking for a (K)Ubuntu alternative to CheatSheet or KeyCue or dashkards (all these programs are OSX only). Can anyone help?
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Adobe after effect alternative, for creating effects

Is there any alternative for adobe after effects, on Linux that can create effects like these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ay-9y5riqA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3tJIXKiOGY I would prefer ...
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Program to play Magic: the Gathering

What program does people use to play Magic: the Gathering on Ubuntu, against human players, for free? None of the programs I've tried works. This is what I've found so far. I'll link to the projects ...
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What alternatives to Nautilus exist which are more responsive? [duplicate]

I like Nautilus, but it suffers from lag when navigating between folders. I estimate the delay at somewhere between 300ms-800ms. Not much, but enough to notice and feel sluggish compared to Windows ...
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Fast, lightweight alternative to Compiz' Expo Plugin?

Are there any fast, lightweight alternatives to Compiz' Expo Plugin (which are compatible with / capable of running alongside Unity & Compiz) in standard Ubuntu? I'm looking for sth that's almost ...
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Is there an alternative to Softaculous AMPPS?

i would like to know if there is an alternative software stack like ampps so i can install web apps in one click ?
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What are the alternatives for notify-send?

I use notify-send for desktop notifications and I get notifications with expected summary and body. However, notify-send has limitations and so I would like a few recommendations on alternatives for ...
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DIALux alternative for linux?

I'm wondering if an alternative for DIALux lighting simulation software exists? It's really important for me as I replaced Autocad with Draftsight I still need DIALux without running it with ...
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Looking for IDE compiler to build and run a .c source file without creating a project

I have ubuntu 12.04 and KDE. I already know Code::BLocks that does the job, but I have a problem with it: any version of it (12.11 or 10.05) I use doesn't close when I click the close button and if i ...