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I'm looking for a TTS (text to speech) for ubuntu that is like Mac's short-key TTS option

I'm new to Ubuntu, and this is the only thing missing on my computer. I need something that doesn't require terminal used every time, and is mostly understandable. It doesn't have to be incredibly ...
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How to install Waterfox browser on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to install the 64 bits version of Firefox - Waterfox on Ubuntu 12.04 system. Since the browser is not available in the software center and I was not able to find any examples of installing it I ...
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Alternatives for XAutoClicker (without X11 Installation)

I'm searching for an alternative for xautoclicker. I need an autoclicker that can click really fast, so e.g. Slickbot is no option. Since everybody seems to use xautoclicker, i tried that. But it ...
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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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Run default mail client

To run the default web browser or terminal there are commands like x-www-browser and x-terminal-emulator. There are other alternatives for common programs. Is there a similar command to run the ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Bit Rate Viewer Alternative

I am trying to find software that can monitor bit rate. I would use Bit Rate Viewer, but it is only for Windows. So is there an alternative available in Ubuntu? I want something that will give a ...
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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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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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Alternative to NI Massive

Does anyone know of an open-source alternative to Native Intruments' Massive? http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/synths/massive/
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Can anyone recommend a good VLC alternative?

I'm getting sick and tired of VLC. The issues are too many to mention in detail, but generally: bugs (ballooning out of memory on fake/exotic movies, leftover windows, many others) and the ergonomics ...
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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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Is there any way to hide, disable or remove the upper menu/bar?

I am trying to customize my Ubuntu so it doesn't display any bars or launchers at startup. My goal is to remove or hide everything besides desktop and wallpaper. The key is probably minimalistic ...
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What terminal emulators are available for heavy terminal users?

I spend a lot of time at the command-line during the workday and at home too since I run Ubuntu exclusively. I've been using the default gnome terminal but I've reached a point where I'd really like ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 don't want to install any new packages, I just want a piece ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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netbook alternate installation/update

I have an Asipre One D255E netbook. Installed 9.10 sucessfully, but no internet connections to upgrade to 10.04 or 10.10. Have 10.10 alternate (couldnt get 10.04). However it says that no cd-rom ...
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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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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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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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What are the alternatives to Network Manager for wireless?

I was wondering if there are any GUI alternatives to the Network Manager. It seems, I always run into problems with it (unstable connections, wrong icon shown, wrong notifications, etc.).