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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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best video converter [closed]

I need a good video converter software that can convert many video formats from one ot the other. On Windows I found Format Factory to be good. I would like its equivalent or something better on ...
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What do you use to edit Microsoft Word documents (docx)?

What alternatives exist for editing Microsoft Word documents (docx)? I know about OpenOffice and Google docs. What else is out there?
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Is there a command that returns network utilization?

I need a command that I can run that returns the current utilization of wlan0. Does such a tool exist? I would prefer something that doesn't require root privileges.
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What software is available to use TV tuner card?

I am looking for software programs to use my TV Tuner card in Ubuntu. I have mythTV installed and use it quite a bit. But I am looking for a program that can tune my tuner card in just a window, not ...
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How do I scan my windows partition for viruses from Ubuntu?

I think I might have a virus on my windows partition and I want to scan it from Ubuntu. Is this possible? I would like a program that is free. clamAV I tried clamAV but I couldn't find a setting ...
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Renumber pages of a PDF

I want to edit the metadata of a scanned PDF to assign custom page numbers to different pages. For example, what are now pages 1-3 I might want to call i, ii and iii, and what are pages 4-10, I want ...
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Free pdf reader that supports taking notes (and bookmarks)

I learned about the PDF possibility of taking notes which are then stored with the document, usefull when reading ebooks. If the note taker also supports some math notation, that would be wonderful! ...
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Is there an equivalent of Silverlight?

I need Silverlight installed on my Ubuntu system, so that I can see some of the Microsoft websites(mainly videos). Are there any alternatives to Silverlight in Ubuntu? If so, what are they and how do ...
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Which application do you recommend for watching TV (DVB)? [closed]

At the moment I use Me TV. Are there other good programs to watch and record TV in Ubuntu?
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Markdown, LaTeX combined in WYSIWYG editor. Is there any?

I really like the way markdown is implemented in SE bunch of sites, where I can easily write code blocks, performing formatting or even use latex on some of sites like writing $\pi$. I also like how ...
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pdf to mobi convertor

is there any application in natty which can convert a pdf file into a mobi file?
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How to edit ISO Images (Including Bootable ISOs)

I am looking for tools for Ubuntu that can be used to EDIT ISO Images. Including ISO images that are bootable like Ubuntu and Windows ISOs. Not only edit but save the edited ISO and can still boot ...
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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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Any app that tells me to take regular breaks from working?

Various health reports indicate that sitting for too long working on the computer is not good for health. I need an app that can tell me to take a break, for example once every hour of continuous ...
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Open-source, free Java Decompiler

Is there any open source Java Decompilers for Ubuntu, preferably in the repositories and/or GPL'ed? Both JAD and JD, the most popular decompilers I've found after a bit of googling, seems to be ...
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How do I arrange photos by visual similarities?

I'm looking for a software to arrange and view all my 30k pictures by similarities. Definitely I won't tag them one by one! I was looking for something similar to visolu2 (an iPad app), or something ...
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What different WM's are available on ubuntu? [closed]

What are the various Window Managers that is available to a user on ubuntu and how can I install them? One WM Per Post please :) Linked Question: What different DE's and shells are ...
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How to clone to a smaller harddisk?

How to clone a harddisk to a smaller sized one. Clonezilla is great but it doesn't support such functionality. Also dd and PartImage don't support this demand. rsync will not copy the MBR since an ...
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converting epub files to PDF format

I would like to know the ways in which epub files can be converted to pdf in ubuntu. Any method, GUI or command line conversion is fine as far as my epub gets converted to pdf. Thanks.
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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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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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Applications to replace iTunes for iPod synchronization?

I need to synchronise my iPod Nano (5th generation) with music and podcasts (video and audio). I can use Rhythmbox for music, but does not seem to work with Podcast. So, what application can I use to ...
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Which tool to use for “home banking”?

I would like to manage my bank accounts in a secure manner on Ubuntu. I saw several applications in the Software Centre, but I don't know which one to choose. I don't need fancy features like stock ...
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LESS.app like application?

Recently I found out about an OS X application called LESS.app. It’s basically an app to compile and minify *.less files into *.css files and does it in real-time. I want to know or I can archive the ...
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Is there an alternative to gnome-terminal?

Are there any terminals that can serve as an alternative to gnome-terminal. Do these alternatives have other/extra features ?
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What program is good for designing a poster?

Im trying to make people on my school use Ubuntu, so the school gave me 4 computers, now i've set them up and the computers work great... however, nobody seem to be able to use them, because of their ...
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Light easy to use Presentation software

I am looking for an easy to use light presentation software. The main features I need are : Light (on dependencies and resource consumption) Easy to use Align & Distribute information on slide ...
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Is there a PC-to-phone application?

Is there an application (non-commercial) to make phone calls from PC to phone on Ubuntu?
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Microsoft Money alternative?

I'm looking for something to replace my MS Money 2004 application. I've tried KMyMoney which seems pretty simple (that's good!) but it can't import the OFC files I get from my bank, so I would have ...
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How Do I Print Photos?

Other than for Windows in Ubuntu there are no fancy utilities provided from printer manufacturers to print photos. I am aware of Gnome Photo Printer and of Photoprint, the first being easy to handle, ...
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How do I make coffee with Ubuntu?

I want to make fresh coffee with Ubuntu, using open/free software, a coffee machine and a wireless connection. What software can I use that is already available, and what hardware do I need to ...
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GNOME alternatives / equivalent for Klipper?

Anyone has any tool, other than a pen and pencil to help me manage more than 5 "copy-pastes"? I heard of Glipper, but anymore, with a small description and pros/cons would be appreciated. Thanks.
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How to make a Stop Motion or Time-lapse video with webcam?

I have a webcam that works as a v4l2 device. What is the most convenient way to capture either a stop-motion or time-lapse video? N.B. stop-motion and time-lapse are related but conceptually ...
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Open source Skype application

I'm looking for an open source Skype application that I can use instead of the current beta we have to install.
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Color picker for entire screen

Is there any application that provides a color picker for the screen? For example: after starting the application the mouse is transformed into a color picker. Clicking anywhere on the screen it will ...
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Better terminal for Ubuntu?

Suggest please a terminal application for Ubuntu desktop which meets next requirements: 1. Paste via Right Mouse Click (without showing the context menu) 2. Copy via Mouse selection. 3. Solarized ...
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What IDEs are there for Android development?

I recently bought my first Android phone (HTC Legend). Now I want to develop for it!! :) Is it possible under Ubuntu and what is the best tool? Eclipse or IntelliJ or maybe something else? UPD: It ...
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What BASIC intepreters are available?

Was asked by a new Ubuntu user - who also wants to learn about programming - what he could use to run BASIC code. He was working through a BASIC book before trying out Ubuntu, and he'd like to ...
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Create pdf from HTML book

There are some sites that provide books as HTML pages (e.g., legal stuff). What can I use to create a PDF book from these pages, based on the already-existing structure? In Windows there is Adobe ...
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What is a good Amazon S3 client?

I've been using the Amazon S3 Management console to browse my S3 files. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be able to sort files (in a given bucket) by anything other than whatever its default is ...
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Gaming Screen Recorder

I make gaming videos and recently installed Ubuntu and I haven't been able to find a good screen recorder for gaming. Are there any recommendations (preferably free ones) that can record in HD, use ...
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Looking for a grep GUI

So I want something pretty simple :) App where I put a dir to search, and a string/regexp to search in the file contents recursively in that dir, and it gives a list of results. I don't want ...
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What are some good GUI binary viewers/editors?

What are some GUI applications that will let me view and edit binary files (executables, images, etc.).
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Software to create a video slideshow?

I have a bunch of pictures I'd like to make into a basic slideshow, as a video (e.g. mpeg/avi). What software is available to do this? I started using PiTiVi based on recommendation in another ...
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How to boot from an .iso file in GRUB2?

Is there a way for doing this?
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Alternative to Dragon Naturally Speaking?

Is there a Ubuntu alternative for this program?
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Go To Meeting on Ubuntu: Possible, and if not, which alternative?

Problem In my company, an Open Source BPM solution editor, we use a lot Go To Meeting and Go To Training (Citrix) for trainings. It works on Windows, Mac and iOS, Android. But not on Linux. And it ...
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Is there any software that will do face recognition in photos?

I would like to automate the process of tagging my photos with subjects' names. Is there any software for Ubuntu that can perform face recognition on a local photo collection?
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Is there a fancy vertical notification OSD that works for both ALSA and pulseaudio?

Is there a fancy way to get the volume notification OSD to work with both pulseaudio and ALSA? Right now the standard desktop ones only work with pulseaudio for me. How about a vertical OSD that I can ...