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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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 I used to use xboard but by now the UI feels somewhat outdated.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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2answers
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Is there a shell-independent search tool like the Unity's Dash?

The only thing I will miss after moving to LXDE from Unity will be the Unity Dash. Its functionality, not the piss-poor performance that is. So here's my question. I know there is synapse but AFAIK it ...
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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12answers
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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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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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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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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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22answers
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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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What software can I use to view epub documents?

What software can I use to view .epub documents?
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3answers
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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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5answers
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Is there a Pomodoro app available?

Is there a pomodoro app that's available for Ubuntu 12.04 that can be installed using sudo or from the package manager?
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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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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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6answers
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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5answers
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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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4answers
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Is there software that can view .dwg files?

Is there software that can view .dwg files ?
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6answers
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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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9answers
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Monitoring inbound and outbound internet traffic

Is there software I can install to enable me to monitor inbound and outbound internet traffic for security reasons? I recently installed ubuntu and loving it because of speed and interface. I want to ...
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4answers
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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.
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3answers
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What are some good GUI diff and merge applications available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternatives to WinMerge and the pros and cons of each?
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PDF to word conversion software?

Is there any free software available on Ubuntu that can convert a pdf file to a .doc file?
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15answers
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Text editor with syntax highlighting, theme support and codee folding

I like Notepad++ under Windows. I was wondering if there are some similar ones for Ubuntu? Or just the powerful and convenient one in your opinion. Features that I like are: syntax highlighting for ...
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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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2answers
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Speech-recognition app to convert MP3 to text?

Does any one know of an application that can convert audio to text? I'm running ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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5answers
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Program to automatically generate subtitles using speech-to-text?

I have a video that I want to create subtitles for. Is there a program that can perform rudimentary speech-to-text in order to set the correct start/stop of each individual subtitle create ...
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7answers
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Is there software that can fill PDF forms?

I have some PDFs which are actually forms, with fields to fill. Is there some software that can fill those fields?