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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 ...
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how do I transcode some web video streams on the fly

I am not even sure how to ask this exactly so i'll try to explain in the best possible way. I want to turn a pc of mine in a transcoder + video broadcast server. The content is already out there on ...
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Can someone recommend a Program able to show and execute XQuery and XPath on a XML document?

I'm searching for a program able to do Xpath and Xquery on XML, but I can't find one (I was using Oxygen XML editor on Windows 7 before). I was wondering if such a program exists for Ubuntu.
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Unable to access BSNL-3G after installing Sakis3G for Ubuntu 13.10. Kindly help me

Ubuntu 13.10 is installed on my Dell Inspiration 15 - 3537 laptop. BSNL USB modem has Software LW273V1.2 and Hardware U302_M343_P1_V1.0. Ubuntu unable to detect modem and I am unable to access the ...
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Is there a web image gallery generator that will run on Ubuntu?

Is there a web image gallery generator that will run on Ubuntu? What I'm looking for is something that will take a set of images, create a Javascript image gallery that I can then upload and embed on ...
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Grammar checking program for Libre office [closed]

A tool for checking grammar? Like Ginger in Windows. Can't find any in software center.
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Slideshow and video application

I am looking for a way that I can place a handful of mixed images (JPG) and videos (AVI?, MP4?) in a directory and loop through them continuously, in full screen, creating a slideshow from the images ...
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Notify me when a LTSP client inserts a USB

I want a script/software to notify when an USB is connected to LTSP client machines. How to show notification when a usb device is inserted? This question has an answer but for Ubuntu version <12. ...
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Application Finder for Mate and Gnome Session Fallback?

Mate and Gnome Session Fallback desktop environments are almost alike and really lightweight and it is the most preferred desktop environment for me. Only thing I miss is some way to search installed ...
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How do I give myself fast access to pasting some common strings?

I often find myself pasting the same strings into the browser (I have a youtube channel, and at the end of the videos I constantly post the same links: channel URL, website, email, introductory video, ...
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Suggestions on a Ubuntu version suitable for this machine: [duplicate]

I have a 6/7 year old Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop which came with: 1GB DDR RAM, 120GB HDD, (Dual core?) AMD Turion Processor, Windows Vista Home Premium which now boots extremely slowly. I'd prefer to ...
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some convenient note for random though or to-do list?

I am looking for some application that can let me write down some to-do list for the day/week/month, or some random thoughts, and also is easy to access (for example, it can be shown as an icon on the ...
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Connecting Ubuntu box into Microsoft Active Directory

I need to join my Ubuntu 12.04 PC to an Active Directory domain. I know that there are two applications that would help me do the job: LikewiseOpen and Centrify-DirectControl. But, before I choose ...
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Text Editor I can use to edit GCode?

I've been messing around with gedit and Geany which both support syntax highlighting for many languages but not for CNC/GCode. And neither have made it easy to make a custom language color scheme. On ...
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Is there any tools to remove all “links” from a PDF file [duplicate]

I'm using Lubuntu in my laptop and I have an e-book reader. (Sony Reader PRS-T2) However, my e-book reader struggles to open several pdf files with links in it, such as webpage I saved using Google's ...
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Is there any software that allows live multiple webcam picture-in-picture via Skype or Google Hangout?

I've looked in all the AskUbuntu forums, Stack Exchange forums, generic Google searches worded 23 different ways, YouTube searches worded 13 different ways, and still cannot find any answer to my ...
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Software for polar-coordinate plots

I'm looking for easy software which can create 3d plot with polar coordinates (cylindrical coordinates) from a csv file (or pasted from eg. libre office). Making a trend-surface or sth like it would ...
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Available computer-assisted translation (CAT) software for Ubuntu

Does anyone know any good (if any) computer-assisted translation (CAT) software for Ubuntu 13.10?
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Is there some safe PS2 Emulator for Ubuntu?

I want to emulate a PS2 in Ubuntu, I've seen there is an emulator, called PCSX2, but it's not in the Software Centre, so I don't know if it's safe or if there is another one.
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Is there any apps to use a Sony NetMD?

I'm looking for an app as well as drivers to us a Sony MiniDisc NetMD, can anyone help?
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What software is available for Book Publishing?

Can anyone offer advice on a program for compiling and publishing a book? I have Scribus but am having a rough time with it. I was very good with Quark... I need something that has style sheets, page ...
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Which Desktop Environment has (or can have) global menus (apart from Unity)?

In Unity global menus auto-hide, which is completely nuts. – But in general I like the functionality for maximized windows (as long as it doesn’t disappear). Which DE can do global menus and has ...
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Preview of CAD files in format .dwg

I'm looking for a utility or a program for Ubuntu, and possibly even for Windows that is able to convert a CAD file format .DWG to PDF. My need is to provide a preview of CAD files, and I thought ...
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Getting the E-book reader [duplicate]

What are the popular e-book readers for Ubuntu? I am trying to download books in electronic format but I don't know any suitable e-book reader.
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What is the best text editor for coding? [duplicate]

I plan to code in C/C++. Sublime Text is so awesome it makes me want to code more. I played around with gedit, made it display the line numbers, put the dark skin on it, etc. , but I still like ...
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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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App that is rude to you if you mistype your password

There's an app, that when you type your password incorrectly in terminal it responds with something cheeky or downright rude. What's the name of the app?
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Is there any program that can open files from Sketch

Sketch is an app that's Mac OSX only. Its used for UI design and my company uses it. I can't run the app in Ubuntu. Is there any program for Ubuntu that can view these kind of file collections? ...
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Webinar service that works on Ubuntu

I am looking for a webinar service that works for Ubuntu both for participants and presenters. I tried anymeeting.com but it does not work for presenters. GotoMeeting says they work for Windows / Mac ...
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Show all network entities that are in range

On Ubuntu, what program could I use to show all network entities that any of my network cards can communicate with within the network, I see what is communicating with what, including what things are ...
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What editors are available for writing CoffeeScript? [closed]

I'm looking for a good editor for CoffeeScript. What I want is syntax highlighting and auto indentation when a new line is entered, like IDLE for Python. I've already tried the gedit-coffeescript ...
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How can I add the current CPU usage to my menu bar as a percentage?

I'm used to OS X and I use MenuMeters in my menu bar to monitor CPU usage as a percentage and memory as used/free totals. I really want to add this functionality in Ubuntu as I'm using it for ...
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How to download an entire website where login is required?

How can I get the entire website when I have to login there to see the content? I tried to use webhttrack but can't use it if the website requires a login with forms.
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Virtual Hotspot Router to share wifi [duplicate]

Can someone suggest me an app for Ubuntu 13.10 to create a hotspot and share my wifi internet connection like Connectify for Windows You may ask why don't I connect to the wifi directly rather than ...
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Internet speed testing software for Lubuntu

I want a Internet speed testing software for Lubuntu which is fully GUI.
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Capture section of the screen in gif [duplicate]

I am looking for a small application that allows to capture a screen section and directly render to a gif file. Is there any application that does this? I searched a lot, but I didn't find one ...
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Is there an application that can unlock my computer via Bluetooth?

I have a Mac and I use an application called TokenLock that uses my iPod's Bluetooth signal to lock/unlock my computer when I get near/too far from it. Is there something like that for Ubuntu?
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Is there any application that will auto update hosts file from web?

Is there any application like HostMan for Ubuntu? I need an application that will auto update hosts file from web.
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Is there an alternative for 'ppasearch' in newer versions of Ubuntu?

Is there an alternative for ppasearch (command-line app) in newer versions of Ubuntu? ppasearch is only avaiable for 10.10, 10.04 and 9.10.
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Is there an application that allows people to share real objects?

For example, if I have a load of useful stuff, to be able to list it and allow other users with an account, to be able to see what I have and request to borrow it. Like a peer-to-peer library. I'm ...
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Terminal alternative to gnome-keyring [duplicate]

I am currently using gnome-keyring to manage my ssh passwords. I would like to know if there are any alternatives to this, which I can use in situations when I don't have access to the UI. I am ...
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What is a web based vpn for Ubuntu?

Does anyone know of a VPN that works through the web. Specifically, suppose that there are two computers such the only open port is 80 on each of them. Also, you can't open any other ports. How do you ...
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Pop-up reminder and todo app?

Does anyone know of a reasonably lightweight app for Ubuntu that can sit in the system tray and pop up to remind me of various tasks? Something like Kalarm is exactly what I am looking for, but on my ...
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Can't install giplet on ubuntu 12.04

I cannot install giplet. Are there any alternative ways to showing my IP address on the Ubuntu panel? sekai92@sekai92-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get install giplet password for sekai92: Reading package ...
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Simple GUI to display static text informations

I would like to know if there is a way to write or modify a simple program (I don't really care what language it'll use) that can be launched in GUI mode and will display formated text and URL that ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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I have a HP TX2500 tablet/laptop

which Ubuntu OS should I download...laptop or tablet. I have a HP TX2500 tablet/laptop and would like to know which version of Ubuntu to download to get rid of Vista Tablet OS
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How can I manage multiple end-user-style localhost applications?

Over time I have installed applications that offer or require an interface runs through the browser on localhost (for example, Transmission web interface, StackApplet configuration, Veracity web ...
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Package other than calibre for converting an RSS feed's entries to an ebook

Is there a package in the repositories (other than Calibre) that could be used to take an RSS feed and convert the entries into an ebook for reading? Calibre seems a bit too bulky to use to simply ...
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What are the top video and audio converting software available for Linux? [closed]

What is important is the functionality of the software Simply the software should recognize as much formats as possible. It should contain lots and lots of conversion options; which basically means ...