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Is there a Document scanning and archiving software?

I'm looking for some kind of (free or open source) document management application which should allow me to store paper documents in my personal computer allowing me to add fields of information with ...
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data recovery software for windows + linux platform [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Have I lost my entire Windows drive and all the files? Do you know of any good data recovery software on linux platform that would work on windows drive. I had some ...
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Security camera system server

I'd like to setup a Security Camera system which is captures and stores video streams into Ubuntu Server From 2 wireless Cameras. Which type of motion-detecting wireless camera you suggested? Are ...
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Coping contents of folder across multiple data storages (hdd, external hdd)

I'm looking for some utility that will copy the contents of my working folder across multiple storages - hdd, external hdd, usb drives etc. I`m not looking for version control software (like cvs or ...
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Download picasa web photos without picasa

I am using Natty. I want to download or sync all of my picasa web photos on my disk. I know that using picasa I can do the same. But I do not want to use old (non - updated) version of picasa. (plus ...
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What's the best clipboard manager that doesn't need the panel?

I'm looking for a clipboard manager that doesn't need the panel to be useful. Something that can be triggered another way. Or... If someone can provide an easy way to trigger the dropdown that would ...
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Is there a pywinauto equivalent to automate the GUI from Python?

pywinauto is a set of python modules to automate the Microsoft Windows GUI. At it’s simplest it allows you to send mouse and keyboard actions to windows dialogs and controls. Is there a ...
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Google Calender event alert app

I'd like to be alerted before my Google calender appointment's are due, and I don't want to install a ton of dependencies, I have limited space. Any suggestions? I tried one but it polled Google ...
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Alternative to Easystroke (mouse gesture recognition software)

Even though I really like easystroke's feature set , I would like to know if there is any other gesture recognition software out there, preferably with a larger feature set or more accurate gesture ...
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Bundle of important softwares [closed]

Is there any bundle of softwares to download in a package for free? I want software for everyday use and for general programming development. Edit Editor and other required programs to run PHP, C, ...
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Recommendations for music games for children

Can anyone recommend some good music games for small children? I thought something like a virtual piano or drum, but with a very simple GUI. My girls are three and six, and they already love to play ...
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Sync profile/data/software for multiple computers?

Is it possible to sync all the user settings (interface settings, program settings), as well as programs for multiple computers? Data is not as important, though the settings (which is technically ...
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Presentation Creation Tools

Other than LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org Impress what good presentation making tools are available for Ubuntu? I prefer a GUI tool which can export to PDF as I have to make presentation in Windows PC. ...
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How to convert .odt document to .org file?

Are there any tools to convert an OpenOffice.org (.odt) document to a .org file?
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How to take a screenshot every n second?

What software can I use to take screenshots with a set interval? I'd like to take screenshots every 2 second or so. Command-line and GUI are both ok. I'd prefer software that can also resize and ...
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Application for taking pretty screenshots (like OS X does)

I've been building a website for a guy who uses Mac OS X and occasionally he sends me screenshots of bugs. They come out looking like this: This is fairly typical of Mac screenshots. You get the ...
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Correct Ubuntu version for Intel i5 PC?

I downloaded this ISO image ubuntu-11.04-desktop-amd64.iso to install on my PC later. My PC's CPU is an Intel i5, do I have the correct ISO image? Thanks in advance.
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Which open source twitter clients properly support both twitter lists and read/unread? [closed]

The client must have this feature: If I read a tweet in one list, that tweet must NOT display as unread in another list, or the main timeline. Choqok does not have this feature (yet).
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App that will rip mp3s from an analog cassette tape?

I have a few audio cassette tapes from the 1980s :) The albums were never released on CD, and to prevent any more deterioration and from losing the songs forever I wanted to rip the tapes to mp3. ...
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Mouse event programmer [closed]

I'm playing a little hack and slash game where i have to continuously click left mouse button to hit, i'm wondering if there is an application to programme mouse's key and for example, keep pressed ...
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CD box label designer

Is there any good program for printing CD jewel case labels, which: automatically fetches the track titles from freedb or similar cdda database allows to customize layout (background color, element ...
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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 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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Which linux distro is great for my old computer? [closed]

Can you suggest me some Linux Distros made for old computers? My OLD PC config: Pentium 4 - 2.3 GHz RAM - 512 MB HD - 80 GB :D
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Is there an equivalent to Google Sketchup?

I would like to know the various tools available in Ubuntu similar to Google Sketchup. I dont like to install Sketchup using wine in Ubuntu.
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Is there any open source software similar as Instagram

I ask you guys if anyone knows if there is an open software, similar to Instagram for Desktop or Phone use? I know that there is Gimp, Inkskape and others, but I want something similar to Instagram ...
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Application for fullscreen note taking with Wacom tablet

I have a Wacom tablet and a netbook, I would like to use both as a paper replacement for taking notes. Is there some note taking application that runs in full screen and lets you save the ...
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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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Automatic ftp transfer like Fling?

I'm a web-developer, I'm using win7, but now I want to try ubuntu, I want to ask if is on the ubuntu any software which automatically upload the folder content to the server. For example if I save a ...
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Tool to compare directories and files depending on specific given conditions

I'm looking for a tool that combines the power of several other existing programs as there are diff (and all GUIs: meld, diffuse, kompare), fslint, rsync, unison. I want to have the possibility to ...
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Ntfs recovery software for ubuntu?

I need a free linux application to recover some files on an NTFS. Please suggest me a best one?
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How can I make the background dark while watching video?

While watching videos on my desktop(not in browser) I want to make the background dark. For eg: In the above pic I want everything to be black except the video. I don't want to make it full screen ...
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Is there a Source Insight alternative?

I am not a developer, but for my work I trace a lot of codes. It is actually rather difficult reading other people's code, especially for bigger projects. Source Insight is a great application that ...
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How do i convert .dwg to .dxf with free software?

How do i convert .dwg to .dxf using free software(as in freedom) only (webapps are ok) ?
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Approach to creating an Ubuntu Appliance

I am using the latest Desktop Ubuntu Narwhal as a redundant load balancer. This setup also needs keepalived and Crossroads XR. This works great but now I would like to produce this as an appliance ...
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Open-source alternative to Adobe InDesign

There is some open-source software, similar to Adobe InDesign? It would be awesome if it do exist... I know all the others like Inkscape, Gimp, etc... but for InDesign i have none. Could you give me ...
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Is there any utility to check whether my laptop battery is in healthy condition or not?

Is there any utility available on Ubuntu to check whether laptop battery is in healthy condition or not?
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Is there an application that automatically tests the system?

The System Testing that comes with Ubuntu is cool, but it just takes an enormous amount of time to complete, and I just don't have time to sit around pressing the "Test" button. Is there something ...
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Is there some kind of icon browser?

When making a custom launcher, it is nice to have a matching icon for it from the default usr ubuntu directories. The problem that is: Ubuntu seems to store icons in about 50 or more folders. Browsing ...
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What podcast/streaming tools are available?

I want to be able to do one or all of the followings: Talk to my computer and be heard over a network (Crazy O.o) Live Video Streaming (Watch a Video and share over network) Live Audio streaming ...
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Is there software that can view .dwg files?

Is there software that can view .dwg files ?
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List of GUI Based Torrent clients

What GUI Based Torrent managers exist in Ubuntu and features they offer in terms of: Speed to start downloading (Search Speed, Seed, Leech) Speed while downloading Compatibility Stability ...
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Keyboard “kid lock” software

Is there an application for Ubuntu, that would behave like KidKeyLock for Windows? That is, upon activation, it prevents any keypress from working, until a specific sequence ("password") is typed, ...
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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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Mail program for Netbook

What mail programs fit on a netbook screen? Evolution isn't bad, but To, CC, and BCC are in fact too much. Chris
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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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How to access Ubuntu desktop from a Windows system?

When using Terminal Server Client, it is possible to access the Windows desktop (remote desktop), from an Ubuntu PC. Is the reverse possible? What is the Windows XP application used to connect to ...
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Photo album making software

Looking for some good software for making photo albums for my personal use. Seen some good programs in windows that generate flash albums.
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Tool to complete words while typing

I have a friend who is familiar with etype. This application helps him by completing and suggesting words while he's typing. Now he is using Ubuntu by my suggestion but he really needs this ...
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What E-mail clients are available?

What the best E-mail clients are available and integrate well with Ubuntu. Including the features: Support of notifcations for messages/News(RSS). Integrate well with the events in the time/date ...