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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 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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HUD in other window managers (especially xmonad)

It seems that HUD (Heads Up Display) is tightly tied to Unity. However I just use xmonad as a window manager, especially I don't use unity. Is there a way to use HUD within xmonad (or more generally ...
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Software for text search in files

I am looking for a software that will search text in files from a folder similar to XYplorer. Is there something similar?
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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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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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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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How can I list the unused applications?

Hey is there any possibility to list out all the applications with a condition of unused for 10-20 days limit. If so how can I do that . Thank you.
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What's a software that can join videos?

What's the best & easiest GUI software that can join a video that I have downloaded in several parts?
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What alternatives are there to Fiddler debugging proxy?

I'm looking for a good and famous web debugging proxy that can logs all HTTP(S) traffic. Like a fiddler for Windows. I found that it doesn't work on Ubuntu. So is there any one for Ubuntu?
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Are there any GUI man page editors are available?

I find the man page format extremely painful to write. Is there a GUI (WYSIWYG or WYSIWYM) editor available to make this task easier? I'm hoping for an application that is to man pages as Kompozer is ...
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Modifying the speed at which a process runs ( Cheat Engine alternative as a Flash Game Speed Hack)

In Windows, there is a tool for Flash games called Cheat Engine which can speed up/down a process by X amount, making the time needed for a task in a game to go faster or slower than in the real ...
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How to sync tasks between Ubuntu and Android?

I was using first Tasque and then GTG on Ubuntu and Astrid on Android with Remember The Milk as the backend. Recently, Astrid has dropped support for Remember The Milk, and both Tasque and GTG's ...
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Stupid simple music player?

Here's what I want: I have a folder with MP3 files. I would like to play all the files in the folder, alphabetically. And I need a way to pause, skip to next file, and that's pretty much it. I don't ...
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Thunderbird or Evolution? [closed]

Before I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (I formatted my harddisk and installed it), I used thunderbird. Now I wanted to test out evolution. I think it's pretty good, because there are integrated ...
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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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GUI for watching logs (tail and grep)

Could you recommend a GUI application with powerful log watching capabilities? Generally it would work as tail -f in GUI, but on top of that following features would be very useful: filtering out ...
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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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What apps to sync movie subtitles easily are available for Ubuntu?

I have a subtitle file that is about 3 to 4 seconds behind. What tools can I use to automatically move all the times in the subtitle file so they are correct with the time of the movie? Something that ...
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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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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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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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Graphical user interface to view man page?

Are there any tools to view man pages in a GUI? I personally dislike the command line interface. It lacks easy scrolling, searching and so on. Is there any tool with some more intuitive user ...
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How can I convert a .m2ts to .mkv?

Does anyone know of an application that allows me to convert an m2ts file to mkv or some other format? Preferably something that allows me to convert it directly, rather than convert the whole Blu-ray ...
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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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What is a good setup for LaTeX and R?

I am not sure if this is the proper place for this question, so my apologies if it is not. I want to switch from Windows to Ubuntu, or at least have an additional operating system next to windows. I ...
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Record Live Streaming

Is it possible to record live streaming from websites such as Ustream or any other similar website using Adobe Flash Player? I know that is possible to record the screen but the quality is not that ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a tool like wifi analyzer for ubuntu?

Wifi analyzer Is a thorough application on android for managing WAP, wifi strength signal etc. I was wondering if there was a similar tool for ubuntu
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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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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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Microsoft Money alternative?

UPDATE: I found YNAB which runs very nice in wine too. (The upcoming version 5 appears to be web-based instead.) I'm looking for something to replace my MS Money 2004 application. I've tried ...
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How to boot from an .iso file in GRUB2? [duplicate]

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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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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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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Which Norton Commander style filemanager do you recommend?

I'm searching for a good filemanager in style of the classic norton commander 2 panel design? Since i had my best experiences with Total Commander in Windows, which one would you recommend for use in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...