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Twitter app that supports real time updating

Hi everyone i need a twitter client that fully integrates with the unity shell and is capable of providing real time updates for my mentions, direct messages etc when minimised
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Automating Linux (Like AutoHotKey for windows)

What programs are available for Linux that can give a context sensitive automation like AutoHotKey for Windows. a few example of things that I would like to do. Replace ]d with the current date, ...
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Recommendations for a backup solution?

I'm looking for a backup solution for a specific use case. If none exists, then I'm tempted to make one. I have a large and growing collection of video files. On my workstation I have a fairly large ...
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Which Gmail Notifier do you use? [closed]

There are plenty of them. Which one would you recommend? Is there one which notifies about unread buzz posts?
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Clonezilla like app for the desktop?

What I am looking for is a way to clone hard drives (mainly windows partitions) while staying inside of the Ubuntu OS. I do not want to create a partition on the hard drive to boot off of and I am ...
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Need software like 'Internet Download Manager' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? Is there any software in Ubuntu like "Internet Download Manager" that downloads audio, video, documents, and software with ...
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Record Live Streaming

Is it possible to record live streaming from websites such as Ustream or any other similar website using Adobe Flash Player? I know that is possible to record the screen but the quality is not that ...
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Looking for code editor software with following functionalities

I am looking for a text editor with the following functionalities for php, html and css coding: code folding based on indentation (best example is EditPlus) start at an indentation level and stop ...
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How to split a large mp3 into the different tracks (also in mp3) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I split a mp3 file? I've got this huge mp3 file of the recording of a concert and I want to split each music into it's track so that when I burn into a cd audio ...
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Is there a Tomboy fork which allows embedding images (or files)?

Is there an application that works exactly like Tomboy which allows you to embed images (or files)into the notes? Not links to the images, but actually in the note itself.
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Is there any way I can get Scrybe (Gesture Workflow Technology)?

Scrybe is a program powered by Synaptics for Touch pad to use it like Gesture Workflows. Is there any way that I can use it in Ubuntu? If not, is there an equivalent software ready to use?
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What's the best lightweight dock for Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a dock supporting not only launchers but also a list of currently running apps that is fairly lightweight and suited for Lubuntu install.
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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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IRC clients with DCC support

I need an IRC client with DCC support. What are my options? Additionally, is there a way to patch DCC support into Empathy? I would prefer patching as opposed to installing a seperate program.
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Software like total commander

Is there any software in ubuntu which is similar than total commander, I tried Krusader, but that is too weak, don't have that many features that TC.
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Application which will display the current coordinates of the mouse cursor?

I'd like to be able to display the current location of the pointer on the X display. Is there any application which does this?
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Is there any open source software to make a Online Streaming radio?

i'm traying to make an online radio in my home. I've been reading and found that i need a streaming software. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10. Any software you know? Thanks a lot!
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How can I prevent eyestrain?

I can use a Windows machine for 10 hours straight without the slightest problem, but after around 15-30 minutes of using ubuntu my eyes become sore and dried out. I currently have 11.04 installed ...
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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 ...