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What FLOSS skype alternatives are available?

Given Skype's slow development speed for the GNU/Linux version and its recent acquisition by Microsoft, I am looking for alternative softwares. What FLOSS (free/libre/open-source software) Skype ...
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1answer
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Can I make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered?

I am using a laptop . I was thinking to have a support in my Ubuntu machine. When an incorrect password is entered, a picture is taken later revealing who has been trying to gain access. I have ...
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What is the equivalent of Windows System Properties or Device Manager?

I am new to Ubuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties/configuration, I can see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. I can also get a detailed list of the ...
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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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8answers
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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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4answers
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Coolest looking terminal IRC client

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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4answers
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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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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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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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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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3answers
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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?

Are there any good typing tutor applications available for Ubuntu?
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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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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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10answers
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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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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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6answers
23k views

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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5answers
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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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6answers
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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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11answers
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Are there alternatives to software center?

Are there any GUI alternatives to the Ubuntu Software Center with Fast application loading/Low startup time Fast search Low weight/size Application purchase facility
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8answers
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What UML tools are available?

I just can't find a decent (and free) one. What can I use?
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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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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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Picture/Video capture programs

What software options are there for taking videos and or pictures within Ubuntu (Much like Apple's Photobooth)? Please limit one software solution per answer and include key features/description of ...
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2answers
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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 Paint.NET alternative?

Does anyone know of a simple Image Editor, with functionality comparable to Paint.NET, for Ubuntu? I've always found GIMP to be overkill and too complicated for what I want to do.
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What's a good 2D animation program (an alternative for e.g. Flash CS)?

I don't mean the flash player here, I'm talking about the flash program that I can make animations with. Like Adobe Flash CS (formerly known as Macromedia flash). Is there a program on linux that I ...
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6answers
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Can you recommend a good modern GUI download manager (wget wrapper?) [closed]

"Downloader for X" looks, heh, not fitting well into Ubuntu theme and not very natural/convenient. At the same time I don't know of any good alternative. Maybe you know?
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11answers
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What is the best remote desktop tool to connect to Windows from Ubuntu?

I've used rdesktop in the past. Is there something better?
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5answers
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An alternative software to Live Writer? [duplicate]

I want a software for blogging like Live Writer in Linux and GNOME. Do you have any idea?
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Is there a Evernote client?

Evernote is a cool site for capturing note, tagging it and retrieving it from everywhere. The Web application is nice but I was wondering if anyone knows about a standalone version such as for ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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GUI for configure -> make -> make install

I found a KDE gui for the configure -> make -> make install routine, kconfigure. But, I did not try it out, since the project was last active in 2005. Is there a gui for the same for Ubuntu. I know ...
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Alternative to Little-Snitch app-firewall?

I'm trying out Ubuntu. Been a Mac user. I like ubuntu a lot but I'm uncomfortable not having an app-firewall that reports what connections are being made to the internet. I find it unnerving to not ...
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4answers
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Can I limit the CPU usage of a single application?

Is there a way to stop ClamScan eating my server CPU?
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4answers
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What Task and Time Management tools are available?

Is there a package to install in a server for task/time management? I want to create activities and add milestones to those activities, maybe it can have graphics reports too. I'd like to install it ...
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Typing tutor games with good playablity

Are there any linux typing tutor games which are enjoyable games in their own right? I'm a computer professional, but have never learned to type properly. I also don't want my kids to pick up my bad ...
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2answers
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Alert when a wifi network is detected?

Is there any way to play a sound to alert me when a wifi(wireless) network is detected?
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1answer
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How can I get notification when my laptop battery gets fully charged?

Sometimes my charger remains plugged into laptop even after charging is complete. Is there a way to get a pop-up message/notification when my battery gets full due to charging or is there any ...
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2answers
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How do I clean or disable the memory cache?

After the system starts, in a few minutes my memory cache fills up and it starts using the swap. Here's a screenshot of /proc/meminfo. However, if I can disable this process / clean the cache once ...
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2answers
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Software to add images to video?

I have video where I want to put images on my hand (in the video) and have them fly all over the video screen. Is their any software for Ubuntu 11.10 to do this or at least to insert an image into the ...
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1answer
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Is there a copy handling progam available that can queue, pause and resume?

Is there a copy handling progam available for ubuntu? Something similar to Copy Handler on Windows which can queue, pause and resume files being copied?
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2answers
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Screencast with both mic and system sounds at the same time

I'd like to make a screencast that records both mic (audio input) and system sounds (audio output) at the same time. For example, so that I can capture a screencast while talking to someone on Skype ...
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Home entertainment/DVR solutions

I'm setting up a home entertainment computer that will be taking in video input via cable and displaying recorded tv, DVDs, live tv, as well as playing music and movies via HDMI to a TV. What Media ...
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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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4answers
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Is there an alternative Skype client?

I love Ubuntu, but one thing I think is a pain is skype for it. It's outdated, buggy and generally just not as smooth as a lot of the other Ubuntu software. Is there an alternative for it? I'm not ...
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5answers
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What cd/dvd burning software should I use?

I have tried countless cd/dvd burning software on ubuntu 12.04 and none of them work for me, any ideas guys? I've tried tovidgui, bombono dvd,and mestelix, they are all so very confusing is there ...
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Is there some kind of icon browser?

When making a custom launcher, it is nice to have a matching icon for it from the default usr ubuntu directories. The problem that is: Ubuntu seems to store icons in about 50 or more folders. Browsing ...