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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 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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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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How can I open a OneNote File?

I am not precisely looking for an alternative for Microsoft Office OneNote. I have received a really important file and I need to open it, it is a OneNote file (.one extension). Also whenever I try ...
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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 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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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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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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Is there debug.exe equivalent for linux?

Is there a Windows debug.exe equivalent where I can write machine code and see what results they have after execution?
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How to add a link group to update-alternatives?

Edit: Solved, see resolution below Is it possible to add a custom link group to update-alternatives that is not already there by default? For example, I want to add Scala and all its supporting ...
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How do I make java default to a manually installed JRE/JDK?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 installed on my machine, on the previous versions of Ubuntu it was deadly easy, now there is this command update-java-alternatives with a really bad man page. I just have my ...
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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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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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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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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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What FLOSS skype alternatives are available?

Given Skype's slow development speed for the GNU/Linux version and its recent acquisition by Microsoft, I am looking for alternative softwares. What FLOSS (free/libre/open-source software) Skype ...
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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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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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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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What decent email client would you recommend (at least better than Thunderbird)? [closed]

I've used Thunderbird for years. I keep a huge number of emails. I move them to folders to organize or archive them, but I don't delete anything so I have hundreds of thousands of messages. I like ...
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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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How can I change the Hidden Attribute of a file/folder? (Alternative to attrib FILENAME -h)

On a MS Based system (Windows, any versions) You can use the attrib command in order to change the attributes on a specified file, directory or directory with recursively changing the files inside the ...
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Microsoft OneNote alternative?

Is there any program for Linux that has about the same functionality and usability as Microsoft OneNote? At the moment I am checking out Basket (for KDE), that seems to point to the right direction, ...
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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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Is there a way to update all Java related alternatives?

Is there a way to quickly switch over all the Java related alternatives using update-alternatives? For instance, if want to switch Java over to 7, I run sudo update-alternatives --config java and ...
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Is there another application like Nokia PC Suite for Ubuntu?

I've been looking for an alternative Nokia PC suite for Ubuntu. I'm tired of switching OS, and I'm tired of using Windows it is so boring me. Not Wammu, Gammu, Nokuntu, Ginokki and Series 60. They ...
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Any news concerning Flash-alternatives in Linux/Ubuntu (June 2013)? [duplicate]

I know about Gnash and Lightspark but have only tested them some time ago, and they were not too great. Considering Adobe giving up Linux support and the hopes for a Linux alternative - how are ...
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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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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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What are the Alternatives For RemasterSys?!

I need an alternative software of Remastersys since it's not working in my system (Ubuntu 12.04) I want software just like remastersys i mean i dont want to install any new packages i just want a ...
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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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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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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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Ekiga/Skype alternatives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What FLOSS skype alternatives are available? Hi I am looking for a FOSS VOIP software that simply just works. Skype, is nice. Ekiga is on different platforms but... I ...
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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 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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What spreadsheet programs are available?

Just i want to know if there are any other spreadsheet programs instead of OpenOffice.org Calc ....
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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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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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Is there a ubuntu supported X.org alternative (i.e. with security in mind)?

question (what I am looking for?) I am looking for alternatives to X.org, which is the most often used X-Server in linux' graphic systems today (which means also in Ubuntu). Do you know some ...
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Is there a Paint.NET alternative?

Does anyone know of a simple Image Editor, with functionality comparable to Paint.NET, for Ubuntu? I've always found GIMP to be overkill and too complicated for what I want to do.
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Where can I find a 12.10 DVD image?

While I'm open to buying a DVD from the shop, I'd rather download a DVD image, but I can't find it on the Download page (only the CD images and the option to buying a DVD). I have slow internet where ...
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Alternative for Mac OS X Automator?

I once tested Mac OS X and something that called my atention was Automator, a software to visually create scripts to automatize tasks on the desktop. Is there any Linux alternative for this software?
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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 ...