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How do I convert my recorded voice to text in a file?

I need a TALK to TEXT program to speak to the computer and have it write my reports. I have problems with my wrist and can not type fast. I'm working with the Linux system. I need a link to install ...
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Is there a writing tool that moves the text rather than the cursor?

I write quite a lot for my day job. I am wondering whether there is a tool that keeps the cursor always at the same place (for instance, the middle of the screen) and move the text up/down as you ...
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Absolute basic MQ wanted - command line driven

I am looking to install a very basic command line accessible MQ product. It will be run on Ubuntu 12.04 lts, and should be able to support multiple readers. Any products I should be looking at?
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Which Notes-apps featuring notes that stick to the desktop are available for Unity

I'm looking for something like stickynotes or xfce4-notes. I read the former is not supported anymore. Does the latter work well in Unity?
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How to find fastest mirror from given list? [duplicate]

I know that How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line? exists, but it deals only with mirrors for ubuntu sources. I want a application/script/command which would find the best ...
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How can I cut videos with otrverwaltung when avidemux crashes?

I use otrverwaltung (Version 0.9.1) to decode and cut videos from "Online TV Recorder". otrverwaltung starts avidemux (Version: 1:2.5.4-0ubuntu13), but this instantly crashes. (Here is what gets ...
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How to lower the resolution of a laptop monitor?

I am using laptop dell inspiron 5421. Now with an accident the 1/3rd of my left side screen is damaged. Now I was wondering is there any way so that I could shrink the screen size to other 2/3rd of my ...
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Excellent ruler software that can freely rotate

I've used Kruler and Screenruler, but they do not fit my purposes as they can't rotate freely. So, is there any ruler software that allows freehand rotation? To be honest, a simple rectangle shape on ...
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How to install complete, easily updatable LaTeX system with text editor front-end? [duplicate]

I'm new to Xubuntu, having used Windows XP for many years. On Windows I ran MiKTeX, with editors/front-ends WinEdt and TeXworks. I found the MiKTeX Package Manager and Update tools to be especially ...
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Business Software [closed]

I read that Ubuntu Linux will work "right out of the box" as an operating system for business software, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory control, etc. I use Business Vision, and am ...
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JRE for Ubuntu 12.10 other than Openjdk and Oracle JRE

I am trying to get JOdin, a java implementation of Odin suite for samsung phones to work in Ubuntu 12.10. On the first run of JOdin, I got a message stating that I need a newer version of java ...
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Scanning software

Is there a scanning program which can replace the Epson Smart Panel? I'm about to deinstall Windows XP on my laptop and would like to know if there is an alternative to Epson Smart Panel.
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School management software on Ubuntu

Can anybody suggest software that runs on Ubuntu to manage a high school. Software would need to hold a database of students as well as generating reports based on marks entered. Please provide ...
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LaTeXit alternative for ubuntu

On my Mac I was using LaTeXit. It takes a LaTeX code and produces instant pdfs (or pngs, jpgs, etc…). I'm sure there's a similar programme for Ubuntu. But I was unable to find one. Any ideas? ...
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Best speech recognition software for ubuntu

Can someone please suggest to me a good speech recognition software for Ubuntu. I want a software which controls everything. Like for example, on the login screen instead of typing password I can say ...
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Should I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my computer? [duplicate]

My old computer has a Plentium D 915, 2.80Hz and 2Gb of ram... I thought of installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but I'm afraid that this version would slow my PC down. Should I give it a try or install ...
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Play subtitle on online streaming movies

I want a player which can play subtitles while I am watching online movies. I have tried VLC network streaming. It's not happening. Well, there is a Windows app called Greenfish Subtitle Player, ...
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How to convert and slice jpg to psd and keep layers [closed]

COPIED TO GRAPHIC & DESIGN I have several JPG designs of a website I'm developing. I did a pure HTML website and then did a full webpage screenshot for the design part. Now the client is asking ...
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Is there any PowerPoint alternative? [duplicate]

Is there any PowerPoint alternative? I'm not looking for just a viewer but also a presentation maker.
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Are there alternatives to unetbootin?

Is there any software like unetbootin in Ubuntu? I cant install or run unetbootin-494 even though I already set it to allow executing files as programs.
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PCB software available for gnome

I'm looking for PCB software in Ubuntu. Ideally I want to design a circuit without needing it to be really specific. I cannot seem to find any software available. Any suggestions?
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How to track software usage

Is it possible (preferably via some package) to know how many times have I used software? All software. And maybe for how long? Also when was it last opened. The more provided info the better. It's ...
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JLink IDE and uploading to a development board

I'm starting to get int the basics of electronics and I have a development board and using a J-Link (Segger) to hopefully debug and upload to the board. The problem is that I cannot figure out how to ...
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Software to Index and Document large-number of PDF documents based on certain criteria

I am not tech savvy at all....at our law firm we have literally tens of thousands of pdf documents that the attorney wants indexed. When I say indexed, I mean she wants to make a chart and input the ...
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Is there any software that can interface between linux and apple?

As far as I can tell there is nothing an iphone or other apple device can link up with Ubuntu but is the any can kind of bridging software that will work and if not is there any development project ...
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Being new to Ubuntu/Linux, how does one match a brand new laptop to the appropriate version of Ubuntu? [closed]

I have a brand new Lenovo ideapad U530, pre-installed windows 8.1 64bit 1TB with an ssd. With so many different variations of Linux I'm confused to which one will work the best for my laptop specs. ...
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Web Application to show CONCISE system status of multiple servers

I've long since been interested in a fairly particular kind of global status report. It seems there are loads of great log consolidation options out there, like syslog servers (not to mention splunk). ...
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Is there ways to download youtube video? [duplicate]

Youtube is my 3nd favorite web after Google and AskUbuntu, everyday i always watch new video from Youtube, but I do not like about YouTube is video buffering, so annoying to wait it. Now my question ...
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Is there an app for screen recoding with PIP (picture in picture)

I'm looking for a screencast software that can record my screen and my face (using my webcam) in a Picture-in-picture (you know, that secondary video in a small rectangle in the corner of the screen). ...
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How to improve the sound quality of an mp3 speech file?

I have an old mp3 recording of a talk once given by me (recorded by an old-fashioned MP3-player). It has too low voice, too much noise, and too much crackling. Is there an application with which I can ...
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What is a good alternative to the sux command?

With the coming 14.04 release sux (wrapper around su which will transfer your X credentials) is no longer included in Ubuntu. (I think it is being removed because it is being pulled from Debian, ...
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Simple bookkeeping software [duplicate]

Looking for recommendations for simple bookkeeping software for Linux. Basic check register. Prefer to be able to transfer existing basic data from Quicken if possible.
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HOw to clean up and fine tune Ubuntu [duplicate]

Are there any tools to clean and fine tune Ubuntu? My computer has become slow. I am using Chrome, Chromium and Firefox Running an Intel NUC. Specs: 16GB RAM 128GB SSD
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Mark PDF as Adobe PDF

There are several journal websites (typically Taylor and Francis) that require that all PDF files submitted to it for reviewing should be Adobe PDFs. The submission engine will not accept a PDF ...
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Only keep recent emails in claws mail (or any light weight mail client)

Since I'm using a netbook with only 16GB SSD, I want to use most lightweight client possible (hence not Thunderbird) However, I wasn't able to find an option to download only recent mails, say, more ...
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Software to detect my keyboard layout. “< >” button types “` ~”

My keyboard has a button with the signs: ">" and "<". This button types "`" and "~" instead. It's located up to the left of the 1 button. There are also 2 more messed up buttons. Anyways I don't ...
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Twitter client for Ubuntu 12.04

I'm looking for a twitter client for my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I know there is a way to run one in Chrome, but I want it as a seperate program. So far I have tested the following: Hotot: won't let me ...
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Comic Reader that supports animated .GIF images?

Short and simple question -- is there a comic viewer that will allow me to view my .cb7 comic files with animation? There are some comics and manga I have that have animated .GIF images that move -- ...
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ASCII art generator with OCR

What program can turn an image into ASCII-art, but also replace any text with the actual text with OCR. For example, for converting a comic to ASCII art.
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How can I detect motion in a long, mostly dull video?

I need a way to scan through hours and hours of recorded video (mp4, mov, avi, doesn't matter, I can fix that) to search for motion. The videos consist of many, many hours of dull nature scenes like ...
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How to open or convert .GPK (audio) files?

I wondering how I could open .gpk files? These files were created by my DigiTech JamMan Loopstation. Internet says WaveLab, but this is not available for Ubuntu, am I right?
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Can I find my car with my portable device?

Is there any software on Ubuntu which allows me to find my car with my tablet or cell phone which is running Ubuntu Touch? When I lost my car, I would like to use Ubuntu Touch on my portable device to ...
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Easy to use and easy to install app needed as a replacement of Autocad LT

In our office we use Windows 8.1 mostly and some 7. W7s are OK but 8.1s are not yet bought. Let's say we are "trying" them. I have convinced the buying department to use Ubuntu since they are only ...
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How to take screenshot of complete webpages?

I have used shutter and screenshot applications for a long time for taking screenshots.But they can only take screenshots as big as the physical screen. Sometimes I have to take an screenshot of an ...
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Software to find desktop power usage?

Since I have moved from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.10, I have been constantly blamed for increased electricity bills.(That may be true, but I think the reason is increase in the time I use my computer, ...
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Ancestry software availability [duplicate]

Is there an application dealing with ancestry on Ubuntu? Wine will not co-operate with Family Tree Maker. If someone can point me in the right direction, I will be able to give Windows the complete ...
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Facebook client that shows whole message history

I tried many Facebook clients but I still miss one specific feature: showing all messages. Both Thunderbird and Pidgin show all messages I sent over this client but not the other messages. Does ...
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What languages does Ubuntu support?

I am planning to buy a (hopefully, inexpensive - I'm poorer than I used to be) Linux laptop to replace my Mac laptop. I'd like to be able to write & compile/interpret programs in C/C++, Python, ...
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how download mails folder from command line?

I want to download mails (batch download) i have in the "sample" folder from my yahoo mail to local folder. any command-line client for downloading mails from mail? thanks
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Is there a more touch friendly desktop environment?

I have an acer aspire r7 , its a convertible laptop/tablet. I am interested in running a UI which is more like ubuntu touch. I installed the 13.10 thinking it was going to be more touch friendly, but ...