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An app to create files and folders from a given structure

I've seen an app for Mac called Structurer (here a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXRjneFTs6Q) which given a structure of files and folders like this: /folder1 /folder2 /file1 /folder2.1 ...
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Is Ubuntu well-suited as a small business solution? [closed]

Is Ubuntu well-suited as a small business solution? I have a very scared part time IT manager who thinks it's not suitable. Please can you clarify?
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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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Sync completely two ubuntu machines

Is there any software to sync files-folders and software between two PCs? For example if I install program 'A' to my desktop I want to be installed to my laptop as well if I have synchronized these ...
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Is there a straight forward 3D sketch tool capable of producing wireframe vector images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to render 3D models as SVG vector graphics? (planar projection) Inkscape features a nice mode to create isometric projections of three dimensional images. The ...
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For a newbie, what software/ IDE is best to build a website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? What software would you recommend for a newbie (not much experience in HTML code) to develop websites? It would be ...
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Is there a simple, plaintext, lightweight hosted web-based text editor?

I want to host it on my own Ubuntu Server, access it from outside within my browser and be able to edit my notes in it and it will save. I also want to be able to access it from a smartphone's web ...
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UPNP / DLNA (client) player recommendations?

Since neither VLC stable / VLC nightly builds / Totem with Coherence Plugin work properly in oneiric I'm searching for an alternative to watch media streamed from my seagate dockstar using minidlna as ...
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Is there any Adobe Illustrator-like software in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Illustrator alternative Is there any graphic designing software for free in Ubuntu ?
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Is there any quick previewer for .doc/.docx files?

I'd like to know if there's any alternative for previewing these kind of filetypes without having to open LibreOffice. I don't mean the little thumbnail that appears on Nautilus. I mean a basic, ...
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Blackberry and Ubuntu. As easy to connect?

How to connect Ubuntu to Blackberry? I'm tired, have no kits for handling or PLS-friendly software for managing smartphone. Above all BlackBerry. What software should I use to use as transmission ...
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Music/podcast player with speed control?

I am looking for a MP3/Ogg player that has the ability to playback a file at a higher speed, preferably without affecting the pitch. What players allow that? The only one I know right now is ...
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Alternatives to default copy/move manager

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to know if there is any other copy/move manager rather than default. Some features which I would in the copy manager are: auto start as my session start copy and ...
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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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How can I extract content from a Nokia E5-00?

I have been trying to find software to extract data from a Nokia E5-00. Everything Nokia-related that I've found seems to be a bit old (my model is not supported). What software can I use to extract ...
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Game Console Emulators (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Gameboy…)

What gaming console emulators are available in the latest 11.10 version. If my english is wrong about gaming console emulator I am referring to Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Gameboy and ...
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Is there an application to create windows with messages?

I want to do something to create a window, preferably marked as on-top, with a configurable message. Is there an Ubuntu package for that? The idea to put the relevant command inside a script: ...
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What is the best dictionary/translator? [closed]

I want a dictionary or translator that uses or near to Google translation for translating from English to Arabic, vise-versa or between any languages, so What is the best it would be better if this ...
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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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Is there a non-mono alternative to power saving tool Jupiter? [duplicate]

I'd like a power saving tool similar to Jupiter but without all the mono dependencies. Does it exist?
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Are there any good music mixers available, equivalent to Windows “MP3 Tunes”?

In Windows my dad used to have a program called MP3 Tunes. I have tried running it with Wine, and it worked. But strange things kept happening to the program, so it's not a reliable way to play music. ...
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Is there a program that can loop a youtube video?

I would like to loop this video from YouTube, it's OK if it reloads every time although it would be nicer (and perhaps illegal ) to cache the video. are there any suggestions on software that can do ...
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Standalone Calendar with Unity Integration

I currently use Sunbird, and I like it for the most part, but its support is being dropped and it doesn't integrate with Unity. I'm looking for a calendar or personal organizer program which would run ...
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Viewing PDF comments

In Ubuntu 10.04 Evince does not display comments in an annotated PDF file. Or at least that is what my experience is when I was trying to view them. I searched for information about it and I found ...
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What Firewall, anti DDOS and anti Brute-Force managers exist in Ubuntu

I have heard of ufw and of course using iptables but is there any other firewall or port manager for incoming/outgoing connections. I am also looking for GUI based ones apart from terminal ones and a ...
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Sync local web server with remote web server

Hi I'm looking for a tool to synchronize files from my local web server to remote web server. I've been using since a few of years the (Site Publisher) with wine, but I'm looking for a free ...
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Open source app for mounting, extracting, creating ISOs

I really need a Open source app that can handle: Mounting of ISO Extraction of ISO Creation of ISO from a real CD/DVD
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Simple voice chat application for Yahoo in Ubuntu 11.10?

I just need a simple voice chat via yahoo. I tried Empathy, Kopete, Pidgin and read several forums, but none helped. Can anyone give me a hint how can I make a simple audio call via yahoo in Ubuntu ...
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How can I install Manycam or a Manycam equivalent in Ubuntu 10.04?

I am wondering if there is an Ubuntu equivalent to the Manycam program or if there is some way I can get Manycam to run in Ubuntu. Ideally, does this program have the same features as Manycam? Can ...
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Recommendation for a download accelerator for Chromium

Firefox is very heavy, so I want to use Chromium but it doesn't have a download accelerator (multisegmented) like Firefox's DownThemAll! What can I do?
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Looking for mass cropping software

I'm looking for a tool than runs on Ubuntu that can let me: Open an image in a folder which has thousands Crop and rotate it Save as a copy, automatically named (not manually), with one click. ...
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Good alternative for Rhythmbox for Podcasts?

I am currently using Rhythmbox for my podcasts (around 50 feeds) and I am looking for an alternative due to it's numerous short comings and bugs, among other things: it crashes every now and then ...
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Looking for a linux equivalent to Trans Lucy

Trans Lucy for the Mac, allows you to watch video in a semi transparent window, superimposed on top of your other windows. You can continue to work, as all clicks on the area covered by Trans Lucy ...
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Recommendation for XMLSpy FOSS alternative

I have already searched a little bit aroung google, and haven't found a suitable FOSS alternative for XML editors. I would need some of the nice features XMLSpy has, like graphically analyse a xsd ...
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Is there a free anonymous proxy app?

Is there any app like the this for ubuntu? I basically wanna check a websites indian version so i can see the Indian Price and not in dollars US price i'm currently in USA.
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Is there any alternative to the Mac OS X dashboard?

As the title states, does anyone know of a dashboard alternative for Ubuntu? This is useful feature in Mac OS X, middle-clicking on the mouse brings up a customizable page where you can put anything ...
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Good alternative to NetLimiter?

There is a program NetLimiter for windows. While I was using Windows it was very useful for me to find out the IP address of the person who was downloading from me, or to know IP address of any person ...
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Is there an equivalent to the Mac OS X software Hazel?

Is there an equivalent to the Mac OS X software Hazel that runs on Ubuntu? "Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. ...
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Is gstreamer the best encoder for vorbis or is there a better encoding engine I should use?

I have sound juicer installed and I want to rip to vorbis.ogg. Is gstreamer the best encoder for vorbis or is there a better encoding engine I should use. The default gstreamer profile is ...
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Charts graphics software

I need to do a presentation of a product with charts (Pie and Bar charts). I use LibreOffice for documentation, but charts are not very beautiful. Someone could recommend any software to generate ...
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Is there animation software available?

Is there commercial-grade computer animation software available for Ubuntu, similar to the professional software sold for the Windows operating system? This question goes out to those of you who may ...
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How to convert a .pdf file into a folder of images?

I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then ...
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flashcard software for vocabularies?

I am a Chinese learning English. I am wondering is there some software that can help me to remember vocabularies? I know there is software called SuperMemo which is commercial software. Is there ...
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Update rate of `top`

I've created the personal config file for top and I would like to change the update rate (the rate at which top updates data about the current processes). How do I do that?
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What's a simple “colour picker” app for GNOME?

I need a small tool to ‘pick’ a colour anywhere on the screen (so that I basically get the hex code for it). Earlier, I've used KDE's KColorChooser for this. According to this page, "Gpick" sounds ...
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Which Open Source Tool can I use to create a website tree diagram using Ubuntu?

Which Open Source Tool can I use to create a website tree diagram using Ubuntu ? I was looking in Dia but it is not that simple. Something like this would be good : Thanks.
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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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Installing Xubuntu recommended apps

I recently installed Xubuntu over my Ubuntu 11.10 installation (I sometimes can't stand Unity) without installing the recommended applications. How can I now install them?
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Open Source alternatives to Windows Live Writer [duplicate]

Is there any open source software that can rival Windows Live Writer
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IRC client that automatically associates with IRC URI

I know there are workarounds for opening IRC links with XChat, but I'm looking for clients that does this automatically. I'm quite aware of Chatzilla as well, but it has a certain limitation I'm ...