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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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Software for maintaining arbitrary file collection across multiple volumes

I would like to use a single piece of software to maintain a collection of files. These files include music, movies, ebooks, win32 installers, photos and artwork. They are stored on my local HDD, ...
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Is there any note taking software designed for taking notes in school?

Hey just wondering if Ubuntu had some great software designed to take notes in school? Features: Maybe categorize by subject or course #? and Like Keywords or Section titles? I am aware I can use ...
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Recommendations for small stocks indicator?

I would like to know in one glance the value of some stocks and currencies. What kind of indicator would you advice to me? I guess an equivalent of indicators, like a widget or whatever, should be ...
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Is there any application/tool for quick translations of a selected word?

I'm looking for a simple application or tool that enables me to quickly translate a selected word (for example when reading a pdf or document). I know there are several applications that offer ...
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Is there a virtual classroom platform?

I am looking at running virtual classroom sessions over the web. The thing is I need the following to be satisfied: I use Ubuntu and my students may use anything Ideally this is browser-driven but ...
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Is there a simple GUI-based program available to join/combine mp3 files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Joining MP3 files losslessly I have an audio book on CD which when ripped to my Hard Drive has multiple chapters as individual mp3 files. Is there a simple program that ...
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Mailing list software with easy to use GUI

I'm looking for an easy to use making list program so, I can use my existing email to send to all the people on my list. I want to have it so I can send it with out them seeing each others email ...
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Tool to know what is making the desktop load longer than usual

Is there such a tool? My desktop as of late is taking longer to load than usual. I'd say it takes more than 20 seconds from GDM login until I see the desktop. Aside from disabling all app-indicators ...
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How do I turn “sudo apt-get” text into clickable download links in Firefox?

In support forums, tech blogs or any other website, one may encounter some instruction similar to the following: Type sudo apt-get install sl in a terminal window, enter your password en you ...
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Desktop Software for maintaining Codes

Im finding difficulty in maintaining my code. I usually use C, PHP, Unix Script and Matlab Script for my development. I tried versioning my code as filename_v1, filename_v2 etc But its very confusing ...
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What's a terminal similar to iTerm2?

My terminal choice has always been Guake, but at my job they have some Macs and I've started to use iTerm2 and I really love the split-functionality. So I was searching for something similar in ...
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Is there an equivalent to netscan?

I use netscan in windows to browse network shares on lan. I can see all the network shares at one place and open them by a mere click. Can I do same on ubuntu, is there any netscan for ubuntu which ...
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Logkeys and screen capture [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run logkeys I am a kind of newbie and need to get control over my pupils, i. e. work at a youth home and have to have total control over the internet activity of ...
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Need an image editor with simple font selection

I need to add bookmarks as text to my images (if possible with certain levels of opacity), currently I have GIMP, Xpaint and Gnome paint drawing editor. But all these are not good to simply adding a ...
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Automated Call Distributor

I am trying to help push linux into a small business. Proving to my boss that Ubuntu is fully capable the only thing that I am missing is an ACD phone system. Wine is particularly difficult to work ...
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Is there any special software for copy,cut like operations?

In windows there is "Tera-copy" for copy,cut and delete like operations. Is there is any software in ubuntu. Because I am using ubuntu11.10 the default copy manager is hanging some times and very slow....
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Are there any desktop clients for Soundcloud?

Does anyone know a good desktop client for Soundcloud (are there any)? If not complete feature support then at least a player which can integrate and play Soundcloud account songs. I found jamcloud, ...
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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 apt-...
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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 results ...
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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 great ...
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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 ...