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What trusted file cleaning tools are available for Ubuntu?

I want to get a trusted file cleaning tool to remove unwanted files. When I try to add the Ubuntu Tweak repository it says it is from an untrusted repository. So, are there any trusted file ...
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What is the best alternative to Picasa?

I'm struggling with what to use instead of Picasa and need some help. I just need it to be organized, quick, shows all video files and is easy to delete entirely from HDD and has a good image viewer. ...
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Is there a way to view notification history?

If I walk away from my PC, then there is a good chance I might miss certain notifications. I've seen in KDE that notifications get stored and stacked until you click them (or whatever). Unless I'm ...
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What good CAD programs are available?

Just that. By good I mean something at the level of SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar. This is a complete limitation for me (and many others) to use Ubuntu.
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How do I open the Disk Utility in the Unity Desktop environment?

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed it side by side with windows 7. Both boot up okay, my problem is I can't get to disk utility to create a partition that I can share between both OSs. Help says go ...
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What is an easy video editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application for slicing video I just need to cut some parts from a video that is too long. What would be a good (GUI) app to do that? All the ones I tried (pitivi, ...
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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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How to convert PDF to Image?

I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text written, so when I save this as image only background image got saved. Is there any software available ...
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Command line audio players

What are popular audio players for the command line? How to play a single sound file? Are there command line players that also index the music library like Banshee, Exaile, etc.?
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Browse internet inside terminal

Is there any other package other than elinks so that I browse internet inside the terminal using terminal as a browser. I feel elinks is a bit difficult to operate.
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Nicer FTP client than FileZilla?

FileZilla is really kind of "meh," when it comes to user interface. I'm wondering if there's something simpler/cleaner/slicker out there?
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Good Download Manager for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? Can you recommand any download manager for Ubuntu? Features I'm looking for: Works in Unity env. Can download from ...
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What web browsers are there for Ubuntu? [closed]

I was wondering what web browsers exist for Ubuntu; I don't want to use wine. I just want the ones written for Ubuntu. I've never liked the Ubuntu software center because it never has all of the ...
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What microblogging clients are available? [closed]

What GUI Twitter clients are there for Ubuntu? Please include reasons why you like - or highlight features that make a client unique. Please also keep to one client per answer.
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What is a good desktop search tool? [closed]

Beagle was my favorite. But it is not maintained anymore, afaik. And it does not work reasonably; it stops working spontaneously and does not return any result. How can I correct this problem and if ...
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Software for text search in files

I am looking for a software that will search text in files from a folder similar to XYplorer. Is there something similar?
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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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How can I graphically mount ISOs?

I want a graphical (GUI) method to mount an ISO, is there any way to do so?
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What software is available to use TV tuner card?

I am looking for software programs to use my TV Tuner card in Ubuntu. I have mythTV installed and use it quite a bit. But I am looking for a program that can tune my tuner card in just a window, not ...
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lightweight window manager/desktop environment similar to Unity

I am looking for a lightweight window manager/desktop environment similar to Unity, but not Unity/Unity-2D GNOME or KDE. Specifically, I'm looking for something light with the following features: ...
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Available instant messaging clients

Am looking for an all-round Messenger for Ubuntu, especially one that supports Webcam, Voice Chat, Microphone, Drag/Drop support, File sending and other normal operations a messenger should have. I ...
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How do I set up remote desktop?

I have some user accounts in my Ubuntu 10.04 and I want them to login from all over the world and access their data using Internet and of course I want any of my users to be able to access only their ...
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Fraps like programs for Ubuntu?

Are there any programs for Ubuntu that records the screen like Fraps specifically for games?
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Alternative printing method(s) for an unsupported printer

I have in my office, a Konica Minolta bizhub 211 multifunction printer, it works well with windows workstations... It has a lot of good features, like duplex... I haven't found any drivers for ...
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Webcam Apps and ways of checking if Webcam is working

What software is available for using webcams or ways of checking if my webcam is working correctly after installing Ubuntu.
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What virtualization software can I use?

I've used only VMWare on my Windows 7 machine, but I'd like to use something on Ubuntu. What software would you recommend to create other Linux and Windows virtual machines?
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Is there a shell-independent search tool like the Unity's Dash?

The only thing I will miss after moving to LXDE from Unity will be the Unity Dash. Its functionality, not the piss-poor performance that is. So here's my question. I know there is synapse but AFAIK it ...
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How can I burn an ISO file to a blank disk?

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 10.10 ISO file and am trying to burn it to a blank disc so that I can install it, using Ubuntu 8.04. I have a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu. Here's my ...
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Can I make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered?

I am using a laptop . I was thinking to have a support in my Ubuntu machine. When an incorrect password is entered, a picture is taken later revealing who has been trying to gain access. I have ...
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What FLOSS skype alternatives are available? [closed]

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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What is the equivalent of Windows System Properties or Device Manager?

I am new to Ubuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties/configuration, I can see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. I can also get a detailed list of the ...
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MySQL GUI Tools

Does anyone have any good ideas as to native MySQL GUI clients for Ubuntu? So far I've tried MySQL Workbench, which never seemed to work properly, phpMyAdmin which I found a bit slow, and Navicat ...
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8answers
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Torrent client for the command-line?

Yesterday one of my friends asked me, if there is some torrent client, that runs on the command-line. I have no answer for him, but I think that you have it.
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Programs to download subtitles for videos

I have many movies without subtitles, is there a program to find the right subtitles for them?
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2answers
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How do I monitor power consumption?

The powertop program shows the power usage, but only after about five minutes. Before that, it shows: no ACPI power usage estimate available That's one of the limitations of the powertop ...
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How to make a Stop Motion or Time-lapse video with webcam?

I have a webcam that works as a v4l2 device. What is the most convenient way to capture either a stop-motion or time-lapse video? N.B. stop-motion and time-lapse are related but conceptually ...
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How do I mount a Windows Live SkyDrive account as a partition?

Is there any software or steps to mount Windows live Skydrive so that we can upload files easily.
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How can instantaneously extract text from a screen area using OCR tools?

In Ubuntu 12.10, if I type gnome-screenshot -a | tesseract output it returns: ** Message: Unable to use GNOME Shell's builtin screenshot interface, resorting to fallback X11. How can I select a ...
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Light easy to use Presentation software

I am looking for an easy to use light presentation software. The main features I need are : Light (on dependencies and resource consumption) Easy to use Align & Distribute information on slide ...
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How do I clean or disable the memory cache?

After the system starts, in a few minutes my memory cache fills up and it starts using the swap. Here's a screenshot of /proc/meminfo. However, if I can disable this process / clean the cache once ...
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Tool to add shapes, annotations and text using templates to images

Often I need to annotate (draw some arrows, lines, basic shapes like squares, ellipses etc and enter some text) on top of pictures (JPG, PNG images) and screenshots (again png images). I would also ...
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What are some good PHP editors? [closed]

I'm currently using PhpStorm by Idea JetBrains, but its buggy and I'm really looking for something that will allow me to get work done without too much hassle. Please limit one IDE/Editor an answer.
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Is there a tool for web based system administration?

What web based system admin tools are there for Ubuntu? Basically I want to setup a headless server at home and want to make it easy for my family to change some settings. I'm familiar with Webmin but ...
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Picture/Video capture programs

What software options are there for taking videos and or pictures within Ubuntu (Much like Apple's Photobooth)? Please limit one software solution per answer and include key features/description of ...
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What's a good 2D animation program (an alternative for e.g. Flash CS)?

I don't mean the flash player here, I'm talking about the flash program that I can make animations with. Like Adobe Flash CS (formerly known as Macromedia flash). Is there a program on linux that I ...
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Shortcut to switch between Analog Stereo output & HDMI audio output

To switch to HDMI audio output (of monitor) and back to normal audio output from system audio jack (for headphones, as my monitor doesn't have audio out), I find myself opening up sound preferences ...
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How to encrypt a single folder on my external hard drive?

I'd like to encrypt a single folder in my external hard drive. Which GUI software should I use?
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Script to Notify me when something happens on a shared directory

The situation is: I have a shared directories from many other machines where other users work on. I need to be notified whenever a user create, modify or delete a directory or file from his local ...
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Any good application for data usage monitor?

I was wondering if there are any good applications to monitor how much data I use on my laptop in a month. My net connection has a restriction of how much data I can use after which the speed goes ...