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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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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 ...
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Is there any voice recognition software(G.U.I) for ubuntu destop?

I Will be glad if the response is positive.
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Application to transfer music, photos, data to android phone? [duplicate]

is there is any application in software center to connect android phone to Ubuntu for connectivity just like mobogenie for windows
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Roadmap Process software

I am looking for an app that can be used to create a roadmap of all the processes a company or a development team needs to achieve over a course of time. If the app comes with an output as svg it ...
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Script to Notify me when something happens on a shared directory

The situation is: I have a shared directories from many other machines where other users work on. I need to be notified whenever a user create, modify or delete a directory or file from his local ...
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What versioning filesystem?

I'd like to (automatically) keep previous versions of files that I'm working on when saved, without using explicit 'commits' to git or other VCS, and without changing the name of the saved file. ...
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vuze search results empty or null

A search for "Ubuntu", or for anything, never turns up results: Diagnostics: Pausing downloads before performing test................................................... TCP/Web100 Network ...
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how do I install Vuze 5.2?

Currently Vuze 4.3.0.6 is installed from apt-get. I want to update to the latest Vuze version. Can I download a JAR? I hesitate to manually install software. current version is 5.2 on vuze.com ...
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Convert docx to PDF

I am trying to convert docx files to pdf on my Ubuntu server using the command line but none of converters I tried so far seems to convert Word 2007/2010/2013 files correctly. Appearently online ...
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Is there an opensource alternative to FontPrep?

I switched from mac os to Ubuntu. So far it's going great, but I'm missing one small application: fontprep. It's used to generate webfonts. Please see the FontPrep website. I'm wondering if there's ...
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How can I remove the grayscale page background of a PDF document scan while preserving the text? (Binarization)

My PDF contains 600 pages with images of text. It has 2 "layers". "Layer 1": Background colour image "Layer 2": Text image I would like to remove all background image layers in the total PDF file ...
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Is there an Advanced-Power-Manager with bandwidth monitoring for Ubuntu? (like on Synology?)

Like this one: A powerful power management application subsuming Synology Diskstation's integrated one and enabling the administrator to perform automatic on-demand power up and shut down of the ...
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I need a program to create a website like page but it cannot be online at all

I am after a program that i can basically like creating a webpage but do not want the page to be online at all. so I can add data like videos, pictures and text and design. Is there anything available ...
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Intel Quick Sync Video codec

I'm looking for Intel Quick Sync Video codec and / or video encoding software that also can take benfit of Intel QSV. Any suggestion?
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I need an equvalent to Noteshelf for Ubuntu

I am a new Ubuntu user, and i am searching for the equivalent of Noteshelf for Ubuntu it does not have to be freeware it has to be as close as possible to Noteshelf that is I need it for college... ...
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Is there any non-linear presentation software for linux like Prezi Desktop

I like non-linear presentation software like prezi. The problem with Prezi is it is not open source and not a desktop client (For linux). You will say use Libra-Office Impress but it is linear and I ...
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is there any way I can run Linux commands in the web? [duplicate]

I am looking for software/application that can help me of checking some Linux commands working in a browser irrespective of OS. I mean Live CLI in the browser. Thank you.
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Any good app to manage the blocking of websites?

I'm currently setting up 12.04 for a Windows convert-friend of mine. He has a problem with porn movies and has been trying to manage this problem. He's asked me to block his favourite porn sites to ...
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How to open a Powerpoint presentation in Ubuntu?

I have received a few Xmas cards using powerpoint. Is their an Ubuntu equivalent to open this file?
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Picasa-like Image Viewer for Ubuntu

I am looking for an image viewer which allows me to flip through a huge number of images (~10000 images) very quickly so that minute changes are visible. I need this for image classification and ...
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To perform Printer maintenance in Ubuntu, is there an application for several types of printers? [closed]

To perform Printer maintenance in Ubuntu, is there an application that is available for several types of printers? I want to get details about Ink levels and do Clean the Printer and Align the ...
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What trusted file cleaning tools are available for Ubuntu?

I want to get a trusted file cleaning tool to remove unwanted files. When I try to add the Ubuntu Tweak repository it says it is from an untrusted repository. So, are there any trusted file ...
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how to open folders in new window by default ubuntu 1310

how to make by default open in new window for folders ubuntu 1310 please I'm unable to configure folder options
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Voice changer application that can work with Google Voice on Ubuntu?

Is there a voice changer application that can work with Google Voice on Ubuntu? I.e., it can modify the voice coming into the microphone and send the modified voice to the other side of Google Voice ...
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No -R(recursive) option in ctags

I am using 12.04 LTS, I had installed ctags(exuberant) but while installing at end I am getting following log: Unpacking exuberant-ctags (from .../exuberant-ctags_1%3a5.9~svn20110310-3_i386.deb) ... ...
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looking for a jukebox player on ubuntu

I'm looking for a Jukebox player at a Party that lets anybody of the participants to add a song to the queue without having it played immediately over the song being played at the moment/cut the ...