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Simple architecture program

I'm looking for a very simple architecture design programme. If it were open source, that would be awesome! I just want to create a kind of map of rooms, and add only borders of furniture items.
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Alternative to Teamviewer

I need an advise about alternative app for Teamviewer. For me is important to have such features like: Ability to control PCs remotely Switching sides to control each other PCs Ability to talk in ...
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Why are nvidia binary drivers called opensource in Software & Updates? [duplicate]

I was curious looking into various tabs of Software & Updates GUI, and found a strange thing: most of versions of nvidia binary drivers are called "opensource". Only legacy ones are called ...
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Opensource AMD driver for R5 M330 for Ubuntu 16

my HP Laptop comes with a hybrid graphics - Intel and AMD R5 M330. I want to install the opensource drivers (which is the only option from what I hear). I am not able to find the means to install it. ...
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What are the Nvidia open source graphics drivers? [duplicate]

I just added the Nvidia driver PPA ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa, and am noticing that a number of the options in Additional Drivers now have "(open source)" (i.e. first option in image) appended to them ...
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A Linux distro based on Ubuntu with closed source possible?

I am planning to create a custom distro based on Ubuntu which will be free but I want to keep it closed source and only accept donations so is it possible to do so legally? If yes are there any ...
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Free open source inventory management/invoicing software?

I'm looking for a free software solution for my shop. Basically, I need it to make invoices, manage the stock and a client db. If there is possibility to link it to a webshop, it's a plus.
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Having problems with music players

I tried using Rhythmbox, Amarok, Audacious and Foobnix but have the same issue. When I open my computer and try to listen to songs that was on the playlist before, I always get a warning saying '...
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Video chat software between 4 stations?

Does anyone here know if it's possible to install a software for videochatting, with only 4 contacts available? I'm going to install 4 Ubuntu PC:s in different locations in a school and want the ...
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Marketplace script installation in ubuntu 14.04

I have marketplace php script and it has following requirements. I have no idea how to do it. This is something difficult for me. Secondly, is it possible to use any other easy way? See files here ...
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It is possible to upgrade AMD open source drivers?

There's any safe way to upgrade them without put in risk my system? I have found this repository but I'm not sure how reliable it is. Write here your experiences please. I've tried this repository ...
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Command line tool that will detect PDF crop marks

I have searched the site for a way to crop PDFs based on the sporadic location of the crop marks. I did see the question titled Command line tool to crop PDF files that suggested PDFcrop and a couple ...
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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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Can Ubuntu have any labview equivalent open source software?

Can Ubuntu have any lab-view equivalent open source software which is provide virtual electronics lab effects like lab-view.
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Looking for an Open Source Project Management system supporting notifications [closed]

I am looking for an Open Source Project Management system supporting notifications. Here's my requirement: We need an database based system which can track tasks and their due dates. There should be ...
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Getting same patch from two different people at the same time

What happens when two different people fixed and send the same patch at the same time?
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Does Ubuntu Touch ship with proprietary code?

Does Ubuntu Touch (i.e., the system and pre-installed apps) contain proprietary code? Or is it 100% FLOSS?
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How to Program an Indicator into the Unity Panel

I'm working on an open source project and want to edit up one of the notifications for Ubuntu and install it into the Unity Panel (top black bar). How would I go about doing this? What files do I need ...
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Open source license [closed]

How should I license some desktop icons and shell bash files as open sorce software? I am creating and going to package them for Ubuntu 14.04.
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English to Telugu Dictionary for ubuntu

is there any English to Telugu Opensource dictionary tool for Ubuntu 14.04? or for any other Linux distributions?
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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Is ubuntu Linux an open source software? [duplicate]

I have a really simple question.. Is ubuntu Linux an open source software(oss)?
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Are Open Source graphics drivers better than proprietary drivers in certain applications?

I have an elderly laptop with a GeForce 9300M graphics chip. I don't game on it, but I want a smooth desktop experience with Unity. In my situation specifically, are the open source drivers better ...
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What are the main open source two way sync frameworks available natively on ubuntu, which sync via “diff merging”?

So again, the software needs to be: Open Source - so I can program with it. Sync Two Ways - so two or more users can have simultaneous control over one file, unlike Rsync which syncs only one way. ...
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Is Radeon Dynamic Power Management Enabled By Default By Now?

I keep reading that it is, that it isn't. That it was supposed to be enabled by default in the Linux kernel version 3.13 or 3.14, or in Ubuntu 14.04. Or do you still have to follow these steps to ...
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Is using PepperFlash plugin unsafe because it isnt open source?

I'd rather use the newest version, and (starting from Chromium 35, I believe) you can only use Pepper Flash. BUT I'd rather avoid closed source software as that implies a security risk if the code isn'...
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How can I self-host Ubuntu One?

The Ubuntu One service is closing and being open sourced: Additionally, we continue to believe in the Ubuntu One file services, the quality of the code, and the user experience, so will release ...
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Where do I find VLC's source code? [duplicate]

I have installed VLC 2.0.8 TwoFlower and I was wondering where I can find VLC's source code. I am using ubuntu 13.10 and I don't plan to do anything with the code, I just want to have a look at it.
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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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Does Ubuntu contain Non-free kernel blobs and other non-free system components?

I heard Richard Stallman say that Ubuntu contains non-free blobs. Why does it have such blobs and what functions do these non-free blobs and system components do that free software can't? Does ...
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Which non-free code gets installed by default in 12.04?

Which non-free components/programs ship with Ubuntu 12.04? I’m not referring to non-free software available from the repositories, but only to software that gets installed by default. (I’m not sure if ...
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Is the Ubuntu.com website open source?

If I wanted to make a local Ubuntu website is there anything that I can use? or a design like this website has, could also be a wordpress design like this website has http://ubuntudanmark.dk/
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Building TrueCrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

With the whole NSA thing people tried to re-build identically looking binaries to the ones which truecrypt.org provides, but didn't succeed. So some think they might be compiled with back-doors which ...
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Is Steam for Linux an open-source application? Does it deserve to be on Linux? [closed]

I've noticed most Linux apps and games are free, whereas, Steam is causing Linux games and apps to become more and more non-free. Do you think that Steam really deserves to be allowed on our ...
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no sound via HDMI using Xubuntu 13.04 32 bit AMD mesa 9.2

This question has perhaps been asked before but no clear solution seems to exist for me. I have a Radeon 6850 connected to my screen via HDMI. The picture is fine but I get no sound at all, not even ...
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Can r600g drive 3D displays?

Can open-source Radeon (r600g) driver output stereoscopic image to displays that support it? Is it not mentioned in Radeon feature matrix (currently down, archive link) and I couldn't find any info ...
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HDMI sound without overscan on open-source drivers?

Is there a way to have a regular scanned display with audio via an HDMI connection on open-source drivers? Possibly a way to force DVI video output over HDMI instead of 1080p? Machine: Dell Studio ...
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Can I redistribute a custom Ubuntu-based distro for a profit?

I know that I can legally modify Ubuntu, but is it legal to redistribute an operating system that's based on Ubuntu for a small profit? I want to know this before I get started on my Ubuntu-based ...
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Which repository are free software on 12.04

I know restricted and multiverse are not free software, but what about source code and independent? EDIT : I'm referring to free as in freedom.
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Private Storage Cloud

I'm absolute new to this area. So, please be gentle :-) I'm looking at the possibility for my company to start a private storage cloud using cheap hardware and software. For example, SATA storage ...
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Are the source code of commercial version of open source software encrypted or hidden from being manipuated [closed]

Commercial version of open source softwares are the main source of revenue for canonical, red head team, oracle [for MYSQL], etc. So my question is do all these source codes hidden or encrypted from ...
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Is the Ubuntu kernel 100% free software?

I got curious today, and ran vrms to check which non-free packages I had. To my great surprise, no kernel packages appeared. It used to be the case that the kernel contained some small non-free ...
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How do I get the name of a package, modify and install it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the Ubuntu source code I'm not very familiar with Ubuntu or Linux, but I'm a programmer, and some people told me that you can just go ahead and modify your ...
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Anyone know of any OpenGL apps in Ubuntu 12.04?

im trying to find some apps in ubuntu that use opengl mostly. so i can read and learn from the source code. i know of Blender, but i looking for a smaller program. google just give me installation of ...
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Open source vs Proprietary drivers for Video and Image Editing

Which drivers would be better to use if someone is using applications for Image and Video Editing (like GIMP, Inkscape, OpenShot, Cinelerra, PiTiVi, KdenLive, Avidemux, Kino, Lives and others) in ...
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what is the status of AMD's Open Source 7000 series drivers?

I've seen announcements that AMD released open source drivers for the 7000 series of GPUs earlier this year, but not much since then. Are they in the kernel or are there plans to integrate them? If ...
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Ubuntu without any branding

(This question is out of interest and not because I have a problem with my machine. If it belongs to some other forum, tell me instead of downvoting me.) I remember that a couple of years ago, there ...
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Should I use the ATI proprietary or free drivers with two Crossfire HD5850s?

I own 2 XFX Radeon HD 5850 in crossfire configuration connected to 3 24" monitors. I really want to make Ubuntu my daily OS but can't seem to find the best configuration to use. Some threads say ...
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Are there any for-pay (commercial) but open source applications in Ubuntu Software Center?

I've recently decided to try not to support any proprietary software, and see how far I can go with Free software. Despite this, I realize Free software costs money to make, and would be happy to pay ...
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Open-source driver for AMD Radeon HD 6490M

I have HP ProBook 4530s laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics card. After installing Ubuntu it runs on Intel Sandybridge graphics. The Ubuntu community page says: "By default Ubuntu will use the ...