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Is there any useful software for filling out pdf-forms other than Adobe Reader?

I have some pdfs that allow me to fill out forms and which also have a print button which is invisible on the printed output. At the moment I have to use Adobe Reader for this, but I'd prefer not to. ...
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What GUI firewall manager should I use to replace Firestarter?

Apparently Firestarter is no longer maintained, and it does not have any options in its interface for handling the connection to a VPN. Right now, my VPN does not work if my Firewall is activated. I ...
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Bookmarks indicator

I just realized that I would like a bookmark indicator -- not a menu, but a stretch of buttons on the indicator taskbar on the top of the Ubuntu desktop that can directly be clicked to call a ...
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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Ubuntu

How do i backup and sync my BlackBerry Mobile in Ubuntu 12.04 Are there any application available for the same?? Also, I am unable to set up my email on the BlackBerry Mobile, what could be the ...
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Is there a virtual classroom platform?

I am looking at running virtual classroom sessions over the web. The thing is I need the following to be satisfied: I use Ubuntu and my students may use anything Ideally this is browser-driven but ...
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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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Is Ubuntu the right platform for CAE

Does Ubuntu support CAE software like ANSYS Workbench, Pamcrash and Abaqus?
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Ubuntu iMessage Client

Are there any chat clients or stand-alone clients that can interact with the iMessage server? I just switched from OSX 10.8.x to Ubuntu 12.10, and it's really the only thing I miss.
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Any Ideas on a Better Browser Enabled Cloud Desktop using Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome and Amazon Web Services?

I am currently using NoMachine's NX Web Companion free product using java as well as FreeNX and an RDP for Windows to access a Gnome GUI Ubuntu 12.04 instance running on Amazon Web Services Free Tier ...
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What is the best type-2 hypervisor in Ubuntu (14.04) to run a mix of Windows and Linux VMs? [closed]

I need to create lab contains Windows 2008R2 domain controller with Linux servers and workstations with different roles installed. Hence I need a hypervisor (type 2) for the same. My laptop does ...
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Applications to make photo collages

Is there a good application where I can make collages using my photo collection on Ubuntu 12.04? I Saw this link ,but couldn't find any of them in my Ubuntu software centre or the instructions to ...
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How can I make Rythmbox (or Banshee) scan a specific directory for .is_audio_player

I would like to configure (or cheat) Rhythmbox to treat an arbitrary directory (network share), so that I can automatically use it to send my music there (and convert it to suitable formats using ...
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(software-properties-gtk) double running in the same OS. Is it a problem?

I am new here :) and starting studies. I found 2 files same name on Central de Programas do Ubuntu 14.04 lts generic. Is it normal? best regards (y)
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How can I add text and images (for example, a signature) to a PDF?

On occasion I receive forms to fill in as PDFs intended for printing (these are not true PDF forms, they do not contain fields). I would like to type onto them, and perhaps add a scanned copy of my ...
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Will my HP officejet 6600 print and scan on Ubuntu?

I am on XP ready to try Ubuntu. Will my HP 6600 print, scan and work wirelessly? How about programs like Dragon Simply Speaking, AutoCAD and Garmim Map Updates?
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is there any calculator in software centre which could solve quadratic equations?

I want good scientific calculator which can calculate the roots of any quadratic equation just by entering the quadratic equation first of all is any app like those there in ubuntu software centre??
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An offline-maps application

I'd like to have a software that allows me to download and view (OpenStreetMap-) maps of the whole world or a certain area I chose to download. Ideally, it should behave just like the map-website but ...
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What's a good tool for creating .epub format e-books?

I have seen a question here about reading .epub but I would like to create my own easily from a GUI, what is available for Ubuntu? Even if I have to download something outside the repository, as long ...
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Is there some application to download files from popular file hosting websites?

I was wondering if there are some applications for downloading files from some popular hosting websites, automating the procedure of waiting and fetching links and downloading files, once we give the ...
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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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Terminal Emulator adds viewpoint

I need to connect to a linux server running Rocket Software D3 multivalue database on our network from my ubuntu 14.04 desktop. The connection can be either telnet or ssh but, I need the ADDS ...
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Voice Recorder for 14.04

For few days I've been trying to find a voice recorder, but I'm frustrated. Skype working fine and alsamixer I'm using pulseaudio. When I open the below softwares, my microphone stops working, ...
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Nice network diagram editor?

Writing a commercial proposal, I want to create a nice graphic showing the clients the architecture I thought of for their IT network, with servers, network connections, firewall, load-balancing, etc. ...
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Which alternative to using CCSM (Compiz Config Settings Manager)

The warning "What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it?" is referenced in a lot of answers. But no alternative to it is proposed anywhere. What are the alternatives ? In ...
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How can I embed subtitles into a movie file?

My TV can only play subtitles if they are embedded into the file (eg a MKV or hardcoded over the video). So given a film in a format (eg MP4) and a subtitle as something like a SRT, how can I combine ...
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triple booting on ubuntu

I have Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu x86 installed on my PC. When I boot, GRUB2 comes up so I can boot. I want to uninstall Windows 8 but keep Windows 7. How would I do this without breaking my ...
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Is there a utility to transpose a .csv file?

I have some csv files with too many columns for LibreOffice Calc to open, but only a few rows. If I can transpose the csv file, it should be ok as Calc can deal with very many more rows than columns.
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What chording keyboard software is available?

I'm looking for a chording software for ubuntu. For using chorded combinations for typing only with one hand. I'm fairly certain one exists because I read about it a couple months ago.
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What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? [closed]

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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Is there a better alternative to Gnumeric? [closed]

I opened a bounty to this question. Until someone answers it, I have to assume that Gnumeric cannot swap rows. This is an excel, .ods file. Suppose column A isn't sorted, I want to sort the entire ...
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How do I check system specifications?

I am total noob in Linux. I wanna know what is the equivalent of "My Computer" in Ubuntu 11.04. I want to check my computer specs such as Processor Speed, Memory, and etc. Whenever I check properties ...
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Can I find my car with my portable device?

Is there any software on Ubuntu which allows me to find my car with my tablet or cell phone which is running Ubuntu Touch? When I lost my car, I would like to use Ubuntu Touch on my portable device to ...
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Is there any offline application for Kanban or Trello?

Are there any offline applications that support or work with Trello? Also, is there any offline tool that performs a similar function (kanban) ?
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How to view CHM files?

How to view CHM files in Ubuntu?
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Best GUI client 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 some sort of all-purpose logging tool I can download as a package?

As in, a tool that will give me easy to read logging information all in one convenient place, divvied up into categories. Logs for say, ssh daemon, user logins/logouts and other activity, installed ...
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Console-based markdown reader

I am working on a remote server that only has a terminal support. There are certain markdown files that I would like to read. However, as I don't have a GUI support, I am in need of a markdown reader/ ...
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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Somethign similar to notification center?

Does software exist for ubuntu 14.04, which would notify you about facebook notifications, notify you about new emails and so on? If so, I would like to ask you to mention it. Thanks.
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Comparison: Octave, Spyder, Freemat, Scilab - as alternatives for Matlab

I am trying to find an alternative for Matlab and have so far found: 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 UML (Unified Modelling Language) tools are available?

I just can't find a decent (and free) one. What can I use?
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What Application Indicators are available?

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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How to combine/merge pages in pdf file (GUI)?

I want to combine two pages in pdf file into single page. Consider I have a pdf file in which there are two pages, now I want to combine two pages into (single) one, No-matter for (how-long) ...
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MySQL Automatic backup tools

I use back-in-time for backuping up my projects. but my Database's are not included. I'd like to backup all database's scheduling by day or hours. Is there any tool to backup MySQL automatically?
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How can I select a word or phrase with my cursor and have it defined?

In OS X I can select a word or phrase and define it, but that is not possible on my Xubuntu 14.04. Is there a way I can do this?
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Ebook managing tool [closed]

I'm searching for ebook managing tool that make possible to search text in all ebooks in specified directory. It would be nice if this tool will have GUI. Something like Banshee for mp3 files.
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Open-source, free Java Decompiler

Is there any open source Java Decompilers for Ubuntu, preferably in the repositories and/or GPL'ed? Both JAD and JD, the most popular decompilers I've found after a bit of googling, seems to be ...
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Sound morphing software

I need real-time sound morphing software for linux, but I can't find anything. Something ib Ubuntu software center didn't started, and astersk-voicechanger is uninstallable. In windows there is a ...
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Is there a standalone graphical application for configuring Network Manager?

I was working through a kiosk computing question yesterday. Somebody is trying to deploy Ubuntu as a single-application appliance in a way that they can hand the machine to a client and it'll let them ...
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Is there software that can fill PDF forms?

I have some PDFs which are actually forms, with fields to fill. Is there some software that can fill those fields?