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replacement for slow thunderbird / Lightning on Ubuntu

I'm tired with slow, unusable Thunderbird (after disabling Lightning it works normally). I know there is a lot of answers trying to speed it up - I didn't find any that fix the problem in a long term, ...
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What is the lightest software miner for bitcoin mining? [closed]

I have some hosted systems which most of the times don't have any work to do.I wanted to run some software miner on them, but I read a Warning in this stackoverflow post : How to install bitcoin ...
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Software for displaying daily messages

I'm looking for an app which allow me to write daily tasks and to schedule them for displaying at certain schedule. For example: Daily Task 13:00 PM - Lunch 15:00 PM - Workout 20:00 PM - Medicine ...
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Can I install a GUI for firewalld?

I have installed firewalld as it is more advanced than gufw, however I see that firewalld does not come with a GUI and I'm not going to be the only one using it so I am wondering if there is some sort ...
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How to tell which processes are uploading and downloading data (and how much)? [duplicate]

I can see in my System Monitor that data is being uploaded and downloaded, I can see in Etherape which sites it's connecting to and which protocol is being used. However without looking at the actual ...
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'xclip' vs. 'xsel'

There are two command-line tools (in two different packages) to access the X clipboard: xclip xsel I would love to know the difference between those two and hear a recommendation which one to use ...
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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...
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Very small sized ubuntu distro

I want to create a very small sized ubuntu VM, preferably under 1 GB (500 to 700 MB). What is the way to create the smallest distro? I tried minimal ubuntu but after installing it was also about 1.5 ...
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts for Kubuntu

Is there any dwell clicking software for Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 or Kubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 that supports the following features: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be defined ...
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How to broadcast message to all logged in users through Terminal?

Is there a way of broadcasting a message to all logged in users through Terminal so that it is printed in the Terminals and TTYs of all other logged-in users? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with ...
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How to strip off all but audio from an mp4 file?

I have an .mp4 file with both audio and visual, however I want an .mp4 file with just audio, so how can I just strip off the rest? Is there an application which will allow me to do that? I am running ...
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Running .py files in Ubuntu

I am working with BooleanNet1.2.7 in Ubuntu and I am trying to run the file "all-initial-states.py", but I am facing problems. I have installed Python2.7 and I have installed all the other packages ...
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Single window media player with playlist

Totem used to have single window mode with playlist. This mode of operation has been removed in new versions so I'm looking for a simple media player with similar features. Are there any media ...
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How to get PamUSB working again in Ubuntu 15.10

I use pamusb to authenticate via a USB key. However pamusb seems to have been removed from Ubuntu 15.10. That's fine, but what is the replacement? How can I do USB key authentication in Ubuntu 15.10?...
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Registering with Ubuntu One [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu and trying to register for update and have 2 hours to sign to Ubuntu One. The signup page is not readable - I can't see where to register and use the email on my laptop which ...
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Video chat software between 4 stations?

Does anyone here know if it's possible to install a software for videochatting, with only 4 contacts available? I'm going to install 4 Ubuntu PC:s in different locations in a school and want the ...
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HP Deskjet 1010 Printout Size Is Too Small

Issue - When printing, the image appears to be 1/3 of it's size. File I'm tring to print - PDF File Size - A4 210x297 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit *scaling - I tried 100% to 1000% and the result is ...
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Note taking app for to use with pen tablets

I am looking for an app that with which I can draw on it to make sketches and take notes with my Wacom tablet. It should preferably support "new page" so that after my work I can save the whole ...
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Crosswords Generator application

I am looking for a crosswords generator similar to Eclipse Crossword (http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/), which can be used in Ubuntu 14.04. Can someone please refer me such an application?
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On screen keyboard for locked screen

As I am having some trouble at the moment with the locked screen and entering my password, I was wondering if there was some sort of on screen keyboard which could be displayed to me on the locked ...
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Drop down terminal in Unity

I want to implement drop down terminal feature in Ubuntu 14.04 in Unity desktop environment. Is Guake suitable for Unity desktop environment? If not please refer me an app.
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A timer that automatically locks the screen to take a break away from the computer?

I'm looking for a graphical or command line program that provides me with the following workflow: Start a 25min session After 25min screen is automatically locked for 5min (or maybe just turned ...
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OwnDrive: alternative software or synchronisation method

I am an heavy user of the ownClound client software, using it to back up most of my work to my OwnDrive account. About one week ago the ownCloud client stopped synchronising, issuing a cryptic error ...
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Is there any software that blocks porn on all browsers that I can install?

I have to find a way to block porn sites on all browsers through something system-wide like iptables (just an idea)... Is there any way that I can do that.
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Need help running GUI applications

I am building a minimal Kernel + Busybox Linux operating system using Ubuntu. I want to add a GUI to it, but I need to know the minimum set of packages/libraries to run graphical applications. I do ...
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How to convert images into other formats?

Is there an application which can do the following?: Resize one or more images Compress images Rotate and flip images Rename multiple images using a progressive number or a prefix/suffix Convert an ...
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Interactive mathematical constructions application

I'm a big fan of maths, and I was wondering if there is some sort of interactive mathematical application which would allow one to?: Construct lines and shapes with points Calculate interior and ...
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How to make your own font?

I've always wanted to make my own font, is there a font creating application which will have the following features?: Ability to draw fonts with different tools (similar collection of tools to GIMP, ...
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Change screen colour depending on time of day

I always go on my machine when it is light, lose track of time, and when I look outside again, it is dark. So I was wondering if there was some sort of app which would change the colour of your screen ...
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Find-move-replace files from /folder1 to /folder1/sub-folders

Situation: folder1 have about 2000 files, folder2 have over 300 sub-folders and each sub-folder have 500 files. What I'm asking is to move/replace files from /folder1 to /folder2/sub-folders, but only ...
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Offline English-English dictionary for Ubuntu 14.04

I use Artha offline dictionary. However its database is not regularly updated and it is difficult to add new words to its database and hence meanings of many words are not available. Can someone ...
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Multi photo slideshow software

Hey everybody I'm looking for a program on Ubuntu that can make a slideshow of photo's in a directory and is able to show multiple photos at the same time filling up the screen.
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Adding new words to Artha

I have installed the offline dictionary Artha and have the latest version. It is a good dictionary but sometimes I do not find meaning of certain words. Can new words be added to its database? If ...
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Interactive Periodic Table

I love Chemistry and the Periodic table is very useful for me, however I can't remember all of the properties of all of the elements, so I was wondering if there was some sort of Periodic table ...
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What are some popular opensource applications available for Digital Health Informatics?

Are there some application recommendations for Digital Health Informatics?I've some knowledge about OPENMRS which is widely used in the developing countries, also DHIS has some opensource ...
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is it possible to install ubuntu desktop and ubuntu server in the same computer?

I am new to ubuntu, i want to know if i can install ubuntu desktop version and ubuntu server version in the same computer. Im excited to learn of the new technology (new to me) and to start coding my ...
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Command-line breakout?

I love a good old game of breakout! Though I really hate GUIs and prefer TUIs and the command-line, so I was wondering if there is a command-line version of the game breakout? I searched in the Ubuntu ...
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Real-time planetarium

After finding this, I started wondering if there was some more real-time software out there which would cover a wider range to the software that I found there, or at least so that I could observe ...
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Real-time star map

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I was wondering if there is any sort of graphical application which shows you all the planets and stars etc that are above you (based on your ...
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Command-line IRC program? [duplicate]

I currently use xchat as my default IRC program, but I don't really like GUIs, I prefer TUIs, is there an IRC program out there which has a TUI rather than a GUI? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with ...
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BASIC programming language [duplicate]

I want to run some BASIC codes on Ubuntu 14.04 . Can someone please refer to the interpreters or IDEs which are available for running BASIC codes?
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What linux operating system to use? [duplicate]

First, i am really sorry because i am a big beginner with Linux. I searched the internet for a suitable solution,but everything just confuses me. Well i have a very old notebook...not exactly but a ...
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Multiplayer command-line Chess

I love a good game of Chess, but what I would love even more is a Chess application that has the following features: Has a TUI rather than a GUI and is fully used from the command-line Has ...
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Is there any calculator with degrees, minutes and seconds calculation?

I need a calculator software for calculating DMS (degree, minutes, seconds). Maybe something like this: I need to use the calculator to calculate somthing like this easily: 87°43′41″ + 120°33′1″ ...
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xslt 2.0 or later for ubuntu 32bit

I am facing problems finding free xslt processor 2.0 or later version for ubuntu. The current xsltproc processor doesn't recognize Xpath trnslate() function because its version is 1.0. Please help me ...
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DBF viewer for Ubuntu

I need to open dbf files on my Ubuntu 15 and as I found LibreOffice can does this. But I'm getting General Error. General input/output error. Is there ANY tool or built-in some software tool ...
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NTFS defrag tool for Ubuntu

I am searching for a NTFS defrag tool for Ubuntu and I came across this : Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux. I want to know how to install UltraDefrag on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Terminal space invaders?

I was just wondering if there was a command-line TUI space invaders game for Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04.
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How to find gaps in list?

So, I have allot of files (167k) and now they are now in proper order, thanks to Serg's script in here - http://askubuntu.com/a/686829/462277 . And now I need to find gaps between filenames, the ...
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Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title

I need to rename a bunch of files (about 167k), and only part of the title in each file. From: Aaaa.bb - 2 tag tag_tag 9tag Aaaa.bb - 125 tag_tag 9tag Aaaa.bb - 3567 tag 9tag To: Aaaa.bb - 000002 ...