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Does Libre Office have an equivalent of one note, or is there another alternative?

I know that Libre Office is a bit like Microsoft Office, but I can't find the equivalent of One Note, something that I used a lot before I moved over to Ubuntu, and I do miss the features that it had. ...
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PC unable to load on Ubuntu

I am trying to download a game from i win.com, the game requires windows. How can I download a game using Ubuntu if the game is a microsoft download. I saved the file and tried to open in firefox. The ...
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Extracting embedded images from a PDF

Before I started using Ubuntu I used Nitro PDF reader to automatically extract images from PDF files. Is there a PDF reader for Linux that does this? I would like to be able to extract images ...
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What would be the consequences of uninstalling the net-tools package in a default Ubuntu system?

I know that the net-tools package is deprecated and that its features are supposedly provided by the iproute2 package. However, I find that I keep using the old net-tools programs: it's an old ...
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Which is the most lightweight torrent client? [duplicate]

Which is the most lightweight torrent client which works on Lubuntu-Core (Lubuntu Minimal Install)? I would be interested to be as slim as possible, with as few options as possible... Thank you.
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How to undo Apt actions

Some times I manually install some '.deb' files using dpkg -i *.deb and the apt get broken. So I want to undo last (sometime more) operation. How can I do it
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Diff tool that supports zipped archives

I'm searching for a GUI diff application that supports zipped (gz, zip...) file archives, because I want to compare compressed logs. Diffuse, Kdiff3 or Meld don't support that files.
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What simple FLOSS software can I use to produce nice data visualization?

I am looking here for the best simple and intuitive application that is designed to produce neat looking graphs, for example "number of Ubuntu users in the last 10 years" or "average amounts paid by ...
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Coolest looking terminal IRC client [closed]

I am looking for a IRC client for the terminal that has colors, user list and just generally looks awesome ;) Any recommendations? There are loads of IRC clients in the repositories and I don't want ...
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Cutting of audio files

I was looking for software which is able to cut audio files into smaller pieces, for example I set seconds and miliseconds for beginning and end of cutting, and then I can save cut content as new ...
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IP camera viewer

Hey there I am looking for an application to view our IP camera. We have a web interface, but it sucks and takes forever to load. I know there are several Windows options available, many of them even ...
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How do I get the latest content of a .deb file without downloading redundant data?

I want to update a .deb file with the latest content from available update. I searched and found apt-sync program, however, this apt-sync project seems dead. Is there any alternative of it? or Is ...
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How to create barcode in Ubuntu via a GUI?

I used barcode app which is a stand alone program to run the barcode library with CLI mode only. So, What a good software GUI used to create barcode in Ubuntu 12.04. I've come to KBarcode but it ...
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What FICS chess clients are available?

I have pychess but it seems to load the CPU excessively, even without the background evaluation tab. I used to use xboard but by now the UI feels somewhat outdated. I'm looking for good FICS ...
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What to use to quickly cut Audio/Video

If just need to crop Audio/Video from a longer track, what can I use? I tried OpenShot, but I find the export video slow, perhaps its compling all the "layers" into a new movie? Perhaps I just need a ...
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How do I limit internet bandwidth?

I am getting complaints that I consume lots of internet bandwidth so is there any software that can limit internet bandwidth on my computer from my own computer. I use Firefox as browser and use ...
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Application which will display the current coordinates of the mouse cursor?

I'd like to be able to display the current location of the pointer on the X display. Is there any application which does this?
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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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What server control panels are available for Ubuntu Server?

As a dedicated Ubuntu server or as a VPS, I am looking for a web control panel, something like cPanel which is something like a web administrator for a server. I have not used any on Linux since I do ...
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Are there any open source alternative to Landscape?

Better yet, are there any Spacewalk-like software that works for both RedHat-based and Debian-based systems?
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How could I begin C++ programming on Ubuntu?

I recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows 7. I was previously learning C++ with Microsoft's IDE, Visual Studio. How would I go about programming C++ on Ubuntu, preferably with an IDE?
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GUI app to Convert PDF files to ODT

The PDF utilities from the poppler-utils packages include many tools to deal with PDF files, one of them is pdftotext. pdftotext can be used to convert PDF files to ODT. I want the same result ...
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Are there any Ubuntu-based equivalents of Corel Draw, PageMaker, PhotoShop and Quark Express

Are there any Ubuntu based application for the below listed softwares. Corel Draw - latest version PageMaker - Latest version Photoshop - Latest version Quark Express - latest version
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Software for manual audio transcription (speech, interviews etc.)

Is there any software that supports you to manually transcribe content from audio files (like ogg, mp3) to text?
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What's the best speech recognition software for Ubuntu?

Can someone please suggest to me a good speech recognition software for Ubuntu? I want a software which controls everything. Like for example, on the login screen instead of typing password I can ...
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Any video player that can show two subtitles at a time?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 . Is there any video player that can show two subtitles at a time while watching? Thank you.
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simple Speech recognition under linux

Anyone have a simple tutorial for running speech recognition under linux? I see that pocketsphinx is available as a binary download in the software centre, but running it from terminal fails reporting ...
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Are there any GUI man page editors are available?

I find the man page format extremely painful to write. Is there a GUI (WYSIWYG or WYSIWYM) editor available to make this task easier? I'm hoping for an application that is to man pages as Kompozer is ...
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Video editing software [duplicate]

So I have finally figured out how to record videos without any frame drops and such. Now my problem is the video editing software. So far, every one that I have tried has just not worked. Everyone ...
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Are there any alternative programs to Proteus available?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my machine and I want to install some programs such as the windows program "proteus" and I can't install them on my machine. I searched a lot and a lot for solution but have ...
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How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
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Natural Sounding Text to Speech?

I am looking for some easy to install text to speech software for Ubuntu that sounds natural. I've installed Festival, Gespeaker, etc., but nothing sounds very natural. All very synthetic and hard to ...
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Is there any program designed for writing a book?

Is there any program for writing a book? I tried to find it on some forums and sites, but I really couldn't find any.
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How to ping a specific port

I often use the ping command to check if a website is available or not, or if I can access a machine, so basically mostly for diagnostics, and what would be really useful is if I could specify which ...
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What program should I use to manage an iPod Shuffle (4G)?

I have a nano which I barely ever download anything to and haven't done so recently. I use it mainly for music. I also have the 4G iPod shuffle and that is the thing I have trouble with. I have ...
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Redundant Web Server

I have an ubuntu 14.04 server that we use as our web server (apache). We have a public web site that is built on Drupal, uses a MySQL DB and we also have some files that are uploaded to our site and ...
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Open Source Alternatives to 123D Catch

123D Catch is an app for Windows, OSX and Android that lets a user turn a series of photographs into a 3D model (a process known as photogrammetry). Is there an alternative, preferably with a GUI, ...
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Comparison of Octave, Spyder, Freemat and Scilab as alternatives to MATLAB

I am trying to find an alternative for MATLAB and have so far found: GNU Octave Spyder FreeMat Scilab I'm trying to find which is the best alternative to MATLAB. I'm particularly concerned with ...
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What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?

This question exists as it fills a specific criterion. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask Ubuntu ...
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Meme Generator for Ubuntu 14.04

I want free meme generator application just for fun. Is there any for Ubuntu 14.04. I have searched software center and Google but could't find it!
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How to set an hourly alarm?

I am using the alarm-clock application and the alarm-clock-applet, and the only frequency I can set, are for days of the week. I want an hourly alarm, is there any way to do that? Googling did not ...
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What are some GUI clients for Git?

I am using git for version control of various projects. Is there easy-to-use software for navigating through commits and branches of a project and for retrieving versions?
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Is there a software alternative in Ubuntu for iSpy in windows (multiple Web cam recording software[DVR] )?

I use iSpy in windows for recording multiple webcams and from multiple audio sources i.e, using the PC as a DVR. Is there a software for Ubuntu that can do that? I need advanced features like motion ...
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Twitter desktop client

What is a good twitter desktop client for Ubuntu 12.04? I've used to use corebird for 14.04 and 14.10. But it's some how buggy and it's not available for Ubuntu 12.04
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CCleaner equivalent?

I frequently use ccleaner to (cover my tracks), clean up unused data stored on my computer from web traffic and hotfixes on my windows system. I was wondering if there is a piece of software that ...
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'Todo list' type of app for Windows AND Ubuntu?

I need some recommendations on a good todo list type of app that works on Windows and Ubuntu. I would like to keep track of my assignment's due dates across both OS.
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Any application with graphical user interface to convert video files from mp4 to avi?

I'm using Ubuntu and I have some mp4 video files and I want to convert them to avi video file and I'm looking for an application to do it. I want an application with graphical user interface. Any ...
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What's a terminal similar to iTerm2?

My terminal choice has always been Guake, but at my job they have some Macs and I've started to use iTerm2 and I really love the split-functionality. So I was searching for something similar in ...
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LaTeXit alternative for ubuntu

On my Mac I was using LaTeXit. It takes a LaTeX code and produces instant pdfs (or pngs, jpgs, etc…). I'm sure there's a similar programme for Ubuntu. But I was unable to find one. Any ideas? ...