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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 ...
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GTK equivalent to MS Spy++

Spy++ comes with paid version of MS Visual Studio as utility that gives you a graphical view of the system’s processes, threads, windows, and window messages. and it's not only utility on ...
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Comparison of Octave, Spyder, Freemat and Scilab as alternatives to MATLAB

I am trying to find an alternative for MATLAB and have so far found: GNU Octave Spyder FreeMat Scilab I'm trying to find which is the best alternative to MATLAB. I'm particularly concerned with ...
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Exotic graphical user interfaces for Ubuntu

What non-traditional graphical user interfaces currently run on Ubuntu? I don't mean hand-wringing over Gnome Shell and Unity, nor behind-the-scenes changes like Wayland. I mean something that the ...
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Tools to reindex MOV file

I have some header corrupted MOV file. Is there are any tools in ubuntu to reindex mov file. I tried to convert the file using ffmpeg but it shows no videos and some audio noise. Also report read ...
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What antivirus programs are available?

What antivirus programs are available for Ubuntu? We previously used Symantec Endpoint Protection but it does not work in Ubuntu.
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Is there a note taking app that can synchronise across computers?

I use Tomboy notes and have been synching across computers using Ubuntu One. However, the 11.10 "upgrade" has broken Tomboy Notes and Ubuntu One synchronisation, numerous bugs are reported and it ...
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GStreamer-based video player without many non-LXDE dependencies?

I want to use a GStreamer-based video player, preferably using a GTK frontend, on LXDE. I'm afraid Totem could possibly bring in a lot of GNOME dependencies, hence seeking alternatives.
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Are there alternatives to LibreOffice?

Is there any alternative to LibreOffice? It seems to unfamiliar to MS office users. I found while running certain presentations in .ppt or .pptx it is not fully compatible.
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Download manager for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone recommend a download manager? Is there any good download manager for Ubuntu which supports the following? Download online streaming video/audio scheduling ...
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How to get TameDOS running on Ubuntu [closed]

Tame Dos is a great program which looks like a "shell" for DOS programs running on Windows. So, on Windows it works such that applications written for DOS start through TameDOS, of course. Q: How to ...
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CRM Application for ubuntu

I am looking for CRM application to manage an IT workshop running Ubuntu. I have a medium size workshop and I am looking for a CRM application I can use to manage jobs, appointments and track work ...
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Is there any ncurses archiver interface available?

I am looking for a way to create archives on the commandline with some minimal ASCII interface. Could be for tar, zip or rar files, but should provide miniml ncurses (or other) "fake" graphical ...
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How to set-up my own cloud server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my own Dropbox / Ubuntu One server at home I am a student, 17 years of age and wanting to access all of my files at greatest ease. i would like to have a system ...
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I need an Open source Dreamweaver alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? am using ubuntu and i need an Open source Dreamweaver alternatives i hope to fide software that help me to do my ...
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Is there a music player that can play the sound from a youtube film?

I want to play this song but I don't want to see the video. Is there a music player that can do that and please tell me how to do it? the youtube link is just an example, don't put too much interest ...
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Can GEdit have the little + and - arrows like in Notepad++ for easier navigation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Support for various features in gedit I'm currently creating a website for myself in HTML 5, and I've noticed that in the tutorials I'm watching, Notepad++ has little + ...
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Bluetooth Manager Tools

What bluetooth tools are available in Ubuntu to configure a bluetooth device. For example changing the frequency it uses, detecting and showing all bluetooth devices connected to the PC and any other ...
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Does a text to class diagram generator exist?

I would like to generate a class diagram as an image. This package should read an input text file and generate the output. I don't want to draw it (so Dia is not the solution for my problem). I am ...
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Are there any applications to manage SMS messaging on an Android from Ubuntu?

I have an Android phone because I'm awesome. I would like to be more awesome though. I would like to be able to send and receive text messages (SMS/MMS/etc) from my desktop when I'm near it, mainly ...
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Are there any alternative programs to Proteus available?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my machine and I want to install some programs such as the windows program "proteus" and I can't install them on my machine. I searched a lot and a lot for solution but have ...
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Is there a desktop application for launchpad.net?

I was looking at the Launchpad.net and came to this page (see the screenshot below). I started wondering if there are any desktop applications for using Launchpad.net without the necessity of a web ...
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How can I convert mp3 to speex?

What is a good way to convert mp3 files to speex files? I'll favor answers that give an easy solution for converting multiple files at a time and/or maintain good quality for spoken audio. Though any ...
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Is there a Global Tool for Measuring the Dimensions of Anything that's Rendered on your Desktop? Alternative to kruler?

I do a lot of webdesigning, and often I have to compare the browser-rendered results to the layouts. Is box so-and-so really 25px away from box such-and-such. Yet for every aspect there is a ...
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Ubuntu screenshot program [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What screenshot tools are available? In windows 7 I had an easy to use "cut tool for screenshots", this one: For Ubuntu Ive found Shutter, but it isn't as easy and ...
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Apps capable of mounting/unmounting CD/DVD Images with multi-sector or protected format

What apps for Ubuntu exist that can mount/unmount CD/DVD images. Image formats like cue, bin, iso, nero format, etc... Needed features: Emulate protected CD/DVD like Daemon-Tools Mount multi-sector ...
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An application that resembles Lion's save windows when logging out

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a virtual box, and I'm wondering if there is an application (or package) that resembles Lion's automatically-open-everything-up-when-you-logged-out
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What really light Ubuntu releases are there?

I want a really light Ubuntu release so I get as much as possible out of my computer. I will only use this one for gaming, that's why I need to get as much out of my laptop as possible. I want: Low ...
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Is there any ereader-like program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ebook Reader Software I would like to have an ereader-like program to read books that I downloaded off of this website: ...
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Tools to diagnose Ubuntu problems

Over time a user will have several problems with Ubuntu as any other OS in the world. What tools and terminal commands exist in Ubuntu to help diagnose how the problem occurred and help solve it if it ...
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How to stop disconnecting when using ALFA wireless USB device?

my Internet keep disconnecting every 3 minutes, Ubuntu connected to Internet using my ALFA Wireless adapter AWUS036H without any drivers, but still i get disconnects.. should i install driver for my ...
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Alternative to Gnote when using Unity

I like the Gnote is a great application but unfortunately has no app icon, I would like to know if there is any alternative to Gnote working in the systray of Unity. Note: Tomboy is not an option
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How to transfer files from Windows 7 to Linux Ubuntu?

i have to transfer huge files(like 20GB), how can i do that without formatting my windows (NP if i format my Ubuntu)? Note: i'm using Ubuntu 11.04
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What open source configuration management software with a GUI is available?

I want to mange multiple ubuntu desktop(10.04,11.04 and 11.10) from server. Like i want do following list of thing 1) policy management 2) package management 3) Various system Administration thing ...
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Is there any alternative to Workrave in 11.10?

Workrave package had removed from Oneiric, and setting for blocking screen removed from Gnome 3 (it was in keyboard settings in Gnome 2). Is there any alternative to control working time on computer ...
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Is there a utility to transpose a .csv file?

I have some csv files with too many columns for LibreOffice Calc to open, but only a few rows. If I can transpose the csv file, it should be ok as Calc can deal with very many more rows than columns.
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Is there a way to run MS-DOS alongside/within Ubuntu?

Is there a version of MS-DOS that I can add to Ubuntu? I have old MS-DOS games.
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Quick drawing tool

I'm in need of some vector drawings... Was rushed to install inkscape, as is the tool I use more often, but it is too bloated and heavy for the task at hand... I was thinking in something like ...
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Promiscuous mode network traffic stat util?

I want to get a stat of packets/bytes from/to each IP in the network. Wireshark is too heavy for me, and tcpdump has no stat function. vnstat seems not aware of IP address at all. Any choice?
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Simple and convenient programs for blogging

I want to write a blog just for myself. Is there any simple and convenient programs to do that? :)
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How do I monitor power consumption?

The powertop program shows the power usage, but only after about five minutes. Before that, it shows: no ACPI power usage estimate available That's one of the limitations of the powertop ...
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How to sync my music and photos with Windows Phone 7 device?

Is there is anything like a Zune or Windows Phone connector for ubuntu? Please help.
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What program can I use to open .mld (recorded webcam) files?

I am looking for a program to open video files with the extension .mld (This is a file from a video recording software I had a long time ago). Does anybody know any programs in Ubuntu that can open ...
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Is there an e-mail client which does not need to download mail?

I would like to know if there is a mail client that just "reads" and sends emails without having to download them on the hard drive, due to limited disk space. The advantage over using a web mail ...