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Ubuntu or Debian package for creating book covers?

I need to create a book cover, and would like to know what are the possible ways to do that using Ubuntu or Debian packages -- but I'm not an expert in graphic design. So far I know of: LaTeX: it ...
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What software can I use test the performance of my system?

I installed Ubuntu (11.10 64bit) to my new laptop (Asus A53E-XT4), and would like to test capabilities, especially it's 6GB's of RAM. Is there any software in the Software Center (or on the web), ...
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How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points

I'm trying to play the song referenced at A Prairie Home Companion: May 6, 2006 - Moonlight on the Colorado River lyrics. For some of my friends, the "listen" link there plays just the song whose ...
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Automatic Login for WiFi Hotspot

I am trying to access the internet through a WiFi Hotspot which requires login details to be entered into a web browser. It keeps disconnecting and requiring me to re-login every few minutes. Is ...
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Is there tutorial creation software like WINK?

I am looking for a tutorial creation software like WINK in Ubuntu 11.10 (WINK is not in the repositories). Is there anything I can use, that is easy to learn, exports to flash, and possible has audio ...
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Recuva Alike Software for Ubuntu 11.10

Recuva is a software in Windows used to Undelete files Piriform Recuva It has a nice GUI and is very dependable, I Googled and yahood for similar softwares for ubuntu but couldnt find one (few ...
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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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I need a netspeed-applet like indicator

I have a hybrid (variable speed) mobile broadband connection that keeps changing the download/upload speeds based on location and time-of-day. So, the netspeed-applet in the previous versions of ...
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Ubuntu Equivalent to Dreamscapes?

In Windows Vista Ultimate, there was a feature called DreamScapes that let you set any wmv file as your desktop background and thereby have a moving desktop. There was a program that let users of ...
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What software is available for iPod synchronization?

What software is available for iPod music, contacts and calender syncing with an iPod Mini 2G?
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Is there an Image Viewer that will save zoom settings across images/folders or use 100% as default?

It seems to me all the image viewers use a fit to screen approach that zooms out the images... I can set the zoom to 100%, but as soon as I switch images I have to do it again. I'd rather not have it ...
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Audio CD ripper/encoder GUI as good as grip? (eg. front end for cdparanoia and lame)

Back in the day, there was grip. It had a complicated, somewhat ugly UI, but everything was configurable and, generally, it worked. Then it was abandoned. Now, there are all sorts of tools, but ...
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Pandora client with Web Interface?

I am look for a Pandora client that I can install on a headless Ubuntu box I mainly use as a file server. It sits right next to my stereo system, and it would be nice if I could hook them together to ...
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Web spider for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a web spider for Ubuntu like this one Webripper - Calluna Software. You can download a whole site like you can with wget -r -m example.com but the feature I'm looking for is you ...
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How to open .mrc files

I've just downloaded some .mrc files. But I couldn't find the right application to open it. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 What application should I have to open them?
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How to sync tasks between Ubuntu and Android?

I was using first Tasque and then GTG on Ubuntu and Astrid on Android with Remember The Milk as the backend. Recently, Astrid has dropped support for Remember The Milk, and both Tasque and GTG's ...
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Is there any mp3 player which has “Add to Playlist” Option?

I'm trying to find an mp3 player which has "Add to Playlist/Enqueue" option for Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I'm looking for something similar to Winamp or Foobar. Thank you. Note: Please don't suggest Foobnix, ...
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SQL modeling and design tools?

I would like to know which tool do you use for modeling tables, relationships, etc, generic database modeling, in Ubuntu. It would be good if that tool generate SQL scripts, and a plus with those ...
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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 ...