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What is a simple, free SOAP client (GUI)?

On Windows I would use SoapUI, which can be run on Ubuntu either as a standalone application (see instructions on how in this question) or as an Eclipse plugin. Is there any other GUI available - ...
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What different desktop environments and shells are available?

This question exists as it fills a specific criterion. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask Ubuntu ...
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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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ubuntu builder alternative or replacement

Does anyone know a good replacement or an alternative for the discontinued ubuntu builder ? I 've been looking for a sollution to customize a 14.04 live cd but i haven't succeded.
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Are there any decent picture editing programs in Ubuntu like Ifran View?

XnViewMP could be fine but how can I instal it? I can't understand the forums sort of coding. I can't do it.
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 remote desktop access

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server at home with GUI running. It does many things, like Apache virtual hosts (several WordPress sites hosted for me and my mates), Samba server, Mini DLNA server and some ...
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What is the alternative for Teamviewer?

Is there any Ubuntu alternative for team-viewer software for Windows?
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Simple image editor?

I want something similar to "preview" in macs. For example: I want an image editor that ONLY does simple adjustments like increase/decrease contrast, saturation, exposure, color tinting.... rotate, ...
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ID3 Tag editor in 13.04

I have find some ID3 tag editor in the web but unfortunately they are no longer available in 13.04 repository. Can anyone give me some recommendation for ID3 Tag editor program? I need some feature ...
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how to sync clipboard between ubuntu desktop and android phone?

Is there's any way by which I can sync clipboard ubuntu 12.04 with android phone with jellybean 4.1.2 preferably over same wifi network or over internet if that's not possible. In windows there's a ...
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How to make the menu of Copy's desktop app look right in unity?

First of all I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS(64 bit) with unity. Since Ubuntu One is going to be dead I have switched to Copy. Everything works fine except a menu that shows up when I press Copy's icon on ...
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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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reducing file size of animated gif

After converting 4 *.mov files to 4 *.mp4 files, then to animated gif online, the file sizes range from 22mb to 50mb; to insert them into a power point is useless if it takes a half hour to load each ...
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How do I restrict my kids' computing time?

Access to our computer (not only to the internet) needs to be restricted for the accounts of my kids (7, 8) until they are old enough to manage this by themselves. Until then we need to be able to ...
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Optimization: RAM cleaning and monitoring

Is there any good tools for ram cleaning-purging? I mean some daemon, that watch on RAM and trying to purge some, if it reached the limit? Thanks!
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Is there any text-editor which support Markdown (Ask Ubuntu style) editing?

Is there any text editor which supports Markdown (Ask Ubuntu style formatting) which can be used to write questions or answers while you are offline?
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Is there an alternative to Cuttlefish? [on hold]

I'm using Cuttlefish to automate tasks since it was released, but in Ubuntu 14.04 a lot of the functions are broken. Sadly Cuttlefish seems to be abandoned almost directly after release, so I doubt ...
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How to fix ogg tags?

I am searching a command-line tagging tool that supports ogg-tagging and allows to change encoding to the tags.
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Commandline tool for viewing xls files

Is there a commandline tool for viewing/opening excel (.xls) files? ~~ edit: asking for follow up info ~~ So the answer works great unless the worksheets don't have a custom name. When I try to ...
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What are the alternatives to Notepad++ on Ubuntu?

I use Notepad++ on Windows 7 and I want to know if there is a good substitution for it on Ubuntu. I want something that is good for editing html files.
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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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module bay drive recognition

My module bay which is also dvd/cd drive is only seen as the battery storage point when I do 'sudo lshw'. When I replace the battery with a dvd/cd rom drive it's visible in disk utility and in 'sudo ...
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Cloud client able to synchronise with multiple accounts [duplicate]

I am seeking to replace Ubuntu One. There are several alternative services in Europe, but at best they provide 1 Gb of free space. At this stage I need to use several accounts to store all the data I ...
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Any command line calculator for Ubuntu?

I am looking for a Calculator which can do calculations in the terminal itself without any other extra prefixes and suffixes. For example: If I typed something like 10000-9000 in the terminal, the ...
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Logitech G15 keyboard (with LCD) tools

I am still using my old "gaming" keyboard Logitech G15 (I'm not playing games) since before I've migrated to Ubuntu. This keyboard has a driver support only for win and mac OS, as you can see in this ...
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What are some good GUI diff and merge applications available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternatives to WinMerge and the pros and cons of each?
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Can I annotate the screen in Gnome Shell?

Anyone know a plugin or application that emulate the Compiz Annotate funcionality in Gnome 3? Annotate is the plugin that lets you draw on the screen.
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How to convert pdf to chm files? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some good tools in the Ubuntu platform which does convert the PDF to CHM files. I googled a lot. But I almost finding the tools for other way around (i.e CHM to PDF).
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Tool to disable services and daemons

For the old (and still used in debian) init mechanism there are tools such as rcconf to disable services and daemons. Are there such for whatever is used in Ubuntu (upstart I guess) ? I am running ...
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Is there a power saving application similar to Jupiter?

I have installed the 13.04 final release and so far I am loving it more 12.10. I'm trying to install the Jupiter power settings app but, I read it is no longer compatible with the new kernel. Is there ...
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Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
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Is there an equivalent to netscan?

I use netscan in windows to browse network shares on lan. I can see all the network shares at one place and open them by a mere click. Can I do same on ubuntu, is there any netscan for ubuntu which ...
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Any application with graphical user interface to convert video files from mp4 to avi?

I'm using Ubuntu and I have some mp4 video files and I want to convert them to avi video file and I'm looking for an application to do it. I want an application with graphical user interface. Any ...
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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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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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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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Dell laptop display brightness problem

I am using Dell inspiron 15 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have hot keys on my keyboard to adjust display brightness and they work fine.But the problem is, as soon as I switch on the laptop the brightness is set ...
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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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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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Private alternative to Google Docs?

Is there software to install on an ubuntu server, and then use to collaboratively edit text files, sometimes adding some attachments? it's important that no data is lost if 2 people save the same doc ...
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Are there any open source alternative to Landscape?

Better yet, are there any Spacewalk-like software that works for both RedHat-based and Debian-based systems?
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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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Is there a Google Drive client available?

I'd like to install a Google Drive client for Xubuntu (12.04). I'm getting non-English Google results, and I didn't find grive in the Xubuntu repositories. Does anyone know of a client that works ...
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Torrent client for the command-line?

Yesterday one of my friends asked me, if there is some torrent client, that runs on the command-line. I have no answer for him, but I think that you have it.
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Running Point of Sale on ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and tried to install quick books point of sale 8.0 for use in my golf pro shop computer using windows XP and it would not install,is it possible to use this software with Ubuntu?
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How could I begin C++ programming on Ubuntu?

I recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows 7. I was previously learning C++ with Microsoft's IDE, Visual Studio. How would I go about programming C++ on Ubuntu, preferably with an IDE?
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What are the alternatives to Camtasia Studio to edit videos on Ubuntu?

For Windows 7 there is a program called Camastia Studio, which I use to edit videos. I need to edit videos on Ubuntu, so I tried to download Camastia and install it via wine, but it doesn't work. What ...
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Alternative software to freeping?

Is there any alternative software to freeping in ubuntu? Note: FREEping automatically pings in the background and shows statistics for each pinged hosts. When a host stops responding, FREEping ...
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Decent file manager with miller columns? [duplicate]

Is there a decent file manager with Miller columns? I found marlin and dolphin so far. I like marlin, but it's seems quite buggy. Dolphin I like not so much. It lets me choose between single and ...
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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 ...