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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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8answers
9k views

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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4answers
17k views

Alternative to Dragon Naturally Speaking?

Is there a Ubuntu alternative for this program?
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3answers
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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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5answers
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How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?

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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7answers
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I need a good network monitoring tool

I need to get some good network monitoring tools. I am trying to find out why my office network is so congested/slow, and I need something that will allow me to look at all the machines in the ...
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7answers
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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How to transfer files from/to an Android device with ADB via GUI?

Do you know if there is an Ubuntu program (possibly a Nautilus plugin) to transfer files from/to an Android device? What is my mind is a program which does adb push, adb pull, and adb shell ls in the ...
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4answers
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What interface mockup programs are available?

Are there any interface mockup design applications for Ubuntu? I need one in order to design programs or interfaces (internet sites and more).
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19answers
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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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11answers
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How to clone to a smaller harddisk?

How to clone a harddisk to a smaller sized one. Clonezilla is great but it doesn't support such functionality. Also dd and PartImage don't support this demand. rsync will not copy the MBR since an ...
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3answers
7k views

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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2answers
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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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17answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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GUI FTP Server Recommendation

Every time I try to setup an FTP server with user account, I get into troubles. Is there some FTP server with GUI that I can set it up easily? Is there any good and working tutorial for setting up an ...
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0answers
701 views

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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7answers
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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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13answers
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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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5answers
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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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12answers
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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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5answers
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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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3answers
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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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5answers
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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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13answers
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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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4answers
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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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5answers
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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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5answers
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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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2answers
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How to edit ISO Images (Including Bootable ISOs)

I am looking for tools for Ubuntu that can be used to EDIT ISO Images. Including ISO images that are bootable like Ubuntu and Windows ISOs. Not only edit but save the edited ISO and can still boot ...
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7answers
22k views

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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2answers
7k views

Fraps like programs for Ubuntu?

Are there any programs for Ubuntu that records the screen like Fraps specifically for games?
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8answers
6k views

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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4answers
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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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6answers
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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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5answers
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Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux

Are there any tools that I can use to defrag my Windows partition from Linux?
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2answers
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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 ...
3
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1answer
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Install button in Software Center is disabled [closed]

For some unknown reasons Install button is disabled in Software Center and therefore I am unable to install any software from Software Center. But it is possible to install software using command ...
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4answers
2k views

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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2answers
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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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8answers
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Is there an GUI Designer for python?

Is there a GUI IDE for programming python just like java has netbeans? I wanted one where we could drag & drop test boxes & labels just as we do in swing components using netbeans or eclipse. ...
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1answer
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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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5answers
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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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5answers
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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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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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10answers
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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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5answers
15k views

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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9answers
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5answers
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Tag and manage video files

I have lots of video files on my hard drive and I want to manage and sort them using tags. So my question is: What do you think is the best way to do this?
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4answers
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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 ...