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What blog editor software are available? [duplicate]

I´m searching for a good blog editor like Windows Live Writer something similar.
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Which Norton Commander style filemanager do you recommend?

I'm searching for a good filemanager in style of the classic norton commander 2 panel design? Since i had my best experiences with Total Commander in Windows, which one would you recommend for use in ...
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What software can be used to create a restorable drive image?

Not sure what Linux software I would use for this, basically just like Acronis True Image for Windows, but for Linux. The rule is that we are keeping Windows out of the equation, I want to be able to ...
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Quicken equivalent

I plan on switching my parents company to Ubuntu (or K or X, haven't decided yet) and one of the most important things is if there is a Quickens equivalent available for any of them? Something to ...
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How to get/edit EXIF meta-data of multiple images?

I ran into big problem yesterday night. I took out my old digital camera, and started using it without setting current date and time. All photos clicked now have date as Jan 01, 2009 I want to ...
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Is there animation software available?

Is there commercial-grade computer animation software available for Ubuntu, similar to the professional software sold for the Windows operating system? This question goes out to those of you who may ...
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GUI for watching logs (tail and grep)

Could you recommend a GUI application with powerful log watching capabilities? Generally it would work as tail -f in GUI, but on top of that following features would be very useful: filtering out ...
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Video stabilisation software

Is there any way, either through a graphical program or a command line utility to "stabilise" video in Ubuntu? By stabilise I am referring mainly to a feature of iMovie where shaky video is analysed, ...
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CSS editor with real-time preview and selector localization

The title says everything about what I'm looking for. Basically it should be an software that collects all styles of a website so I can edit them and save them. Please read the question carefully, ...
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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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What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
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How can I download Youtube videos? [closed]

First i tried with youtube-dl and all the times ( and all days) for all videos it gives this same error: youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zWwTTAc7O8 [youtube] Setting language [youtube] ...
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Alternative to LibreOffice Base for Ubuntu

Is there a database management software for Ubuntu alternative to LibreOffice Base? LObase works fine for a while, but occasionally the files I'm working on get corrupted and I lose all my work.
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How can I install a keylogger software?

Is there any free keylogger software for Ubuntu. If yes, How can I install it?
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What Android emulators are available?

I will like to know some of the android emulators that work really well with Ubuntu 11.10 and above. I want to try 'whatsapp' on Ubuntu through an android emulator. Thanks in advance
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Is there an open source alternative to “Adobe Digital Editions”?

For the moment I run Adobe Digital Editions under Wine to download ebooks burdened with ditigal restriction management. I only use it to open .acsm files supplied by ebook-shops, which contain ...
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Is there a program that will emulate typewriter sounds?

Since I switched to Ubuntu 12.04 I'd only missed one thing. A program which could launch typewriter sounds while typing. For instance, in Windows I used this: ...
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What FICS chess clients are available?

I have pychess but it seems to load the CPU excessively, even without the background evaluation tab. I used to use xboard but by now the UI feels somewhat outdated. I'm looking for good FICS ...
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Dreamweaver alternative in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Dreamweaver HTML editor replacement? I had been using Dreamweaver in Windows. Recently I shifted to Ubuntu, there I cant find any good alternative to ...
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Is there an user activity monitor/alarm?

There once was a tool called Active Work Tracker for Windows from Brigsoft. What it basically did was to monitor user activity, sound alarm after a predefined period (say 60 minutes), wait another ...
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What is a good card creating application?

Is there a good card creating application? Haven't had one in over ten years but used to have one that had all types of easy to use templates designs etc for ton of occasions. Looking for something ...
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Decent file manager with miller columns? [duplicate]

Is there a decent file manager with Miller columns? I found marlin and dolphin so far. I like marlin, but it's seems quite buggy. Dolphin I like not so much. It lets me choose between single and ...
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Anything like SiSoftware Sandra?

SiSoftware Sandra is a hardware diagnostic tool for windows: http://www.sisoftware.net/ the time update my little note book has come, and i encountered the problem of not knowing what is the model of ...
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How to burn an ISO-image into a DVD on Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu image file (.iso) and I'd like to burn the image file into a DVD, is there any software for this purpose on Ubuntu?
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How can I manage my genealogy data on Ubuntu?

I use several genealogy applications on Windows. What applications for genealogy are available on Ubuntu and how would I move my current genealogy data to Ubuntu?
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Is there a tool to convert the pdf files to chm?

I was looking for any package or tool to convert the pdf files to chm. Anybody did ever use such tool? I am on Ubuntu 13.04
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What media servers support DLNA sharing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What DLNA server to choose? as the title says I´m searching for a mediaserver for Ubuntu 12.04. I have already tried Mediatomb, Serviio, Miro (media management), ...
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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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Which version of Ubuntu should I install on an old PC? [duplicate]

I just inherited from my neighbors an old PC with Windows XP as the operating system would try to use it with ubuntu but I'm undecided on the version to install, the two versions that excite me the ...
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Is there a Sticky Note application? [duplicate]

On Windows 7, there is this Sticky Note app that will always start itself up and show itself in the same place with all the text you have written when you boot Windows up. You can also have multiple ...
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Nautilus Git integration

Is there any equivalent to TortoiseSVN but for Ubuntu / Git? I'd like to integrate Git commands to Nautilus.
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Is there bittorrent software that runs in a terminal?

I want to deploy it on my vps server, so I can download resource quickly. I want this function a lot, because some resource are in foreign country, so use this could reduce my time.
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Microsoft OneNote alternative?

Is there any program for Linux that has about the same functionality and usability as Microsoft OneNote? At the moment I am checking out Basket (for KDE), that seems to point to the right direction, ...
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3answers
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Are there any open source alternative to Landscape?

Better yet, are there any Spacewalk-like software that works for both RedHat-based and Debian-based systems?
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23answers
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Any command line calculator for Ubuntu?

I am looking for a Calculator which can do calculations in the terminal itself without any other extra prefixes and suffixes. For example: If I typed something like 10000-9000 in the terminal, the ...
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5answers
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Coolest looking terminal IRC client [closed]

I am looking for a IRC client for the terminal that has colors, user list and just generally looks awesome ;) Any recommendations? There are loads of IRC clients in the repositories and I don't want ...
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What software can I use to view epub documents?

What software can I use to view .epub documents?
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What's the best, simplest OCR solution?

I'd like to scan a good amount of papers I have lying around, with the least possible hassle. I would like to convert them to images using Simple Scan, then convert them to text using OCR. Is there a ...
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What is a good MongoDB GUI client?

I've been using Rockmongo on Windows - it's a php based web tool. But on Ubuntu (12.04) it's behaving funny - queries timing out often - and I'm looking for better clients. Does anyone know anything ...
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Find duplicate files and folders and move these to a different folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find (and delete) duplicate files Is there a reliable duplicate file/folders utility, (with GUI) for Linux that can find duplicate files or folders and move them ...
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Is there a keyboard-centric desktop/WM available?

I know of the awesome window manager, which after some customization may suit my desires, but I was wondering if there is a keyboard-centric desktop environment that doesn't require too much tweaking ...
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Is there a lightweight tool to crop images quickly?

I need to crop images often - photos, printscreens, etc., and loading gimp for such a simple task takes way too long. Can you recommend a more robust alternative?
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How could I begin C++ programming on Ubuntu?

I recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows 7. I was previously learning C++ with Microsoft's IDE, Visual Studio. How would I go about programming C++ on Ubuntu, preferably with an IDE?
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What terminal emulators are available for heavy terminal users?

I spend a lot of time at the command-line during the workday and at home too since I run Ubuntu exclusively. I've been using the default gnome terminal but I've reached a point where I'd really like ...
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Is there LAN topology mapping software available in Ubuntu?

I need to do a graphical map of all the layer-2 and layer-3 machines running in my LAN. I don't want a graphical tool like Dia or similar, but a kind of "graphical Nmap" which shows the real cabling ...
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Is there software that can view .dwg files?

Is there software that can view .dwg files ?
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What automated intrusion notification/detection setup is good for home desktop use?

I've been using Linux for quite a while now and I always feel the need to have a passive software / script setup which can alert me of any suspicious network activities like scans, failed login ...
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Are there any good typing tutors? [closed]

Are there any good typing tutor applications available for Ubuntu?
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6answers
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How to boot from an .iso file in GRUB2?

Is there a way for doing this?
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Is there a desktop weather app?

Is there any weather app that works with Ubuntu 12.04? I tried many of them including the screenlets. Nothing seems to work.