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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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9answers
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Is there a Pomodoro app available?

Is there a pomodoro app that's available for Ubuntu 12.04 that can be installed using sudo or from the package manager?
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5answers
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Cutting of audio files

I was looking for software which is able to cut audio files into smaller pieces, for example I set seconds and miliseconds for beginning and end of cutting, and then I can save cut content as new ...
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6answers
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Istat menu 3 of Mac equivalent?

With Mac, I have istat that shows computer info (memory/cpu/network ...) in real time. Does Ubuntu has similar application?
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How to easily install any GPG GUI on Ubuntu that actually works?

I am trying to install any GnuPG GUI for easy encryption/decryption of text, and I feel like I am in bizarro world where nothing works at all. On Mac OS X, I use GPGTools and it works flawlessly, so I ...
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9answers
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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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3answers
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Good floor planner program?

I'm planning to have a house built. I want to draw up some sketches on the computer, so I am looking for a program that can help me do this. It doesn't have to be a professional architecture tool; in ...
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25answers
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What kinds of 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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0answers
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Any Alernative of StepShot for ubuntu?

I am looking a Application for ubuntu similar to Stepshot for linux. Is there any good alternative available for ubuntu ? i need automated tools which can take screenshot on every clicks and allows ...
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What application displays disk details?

Does anyone know a software like Crystalmark where can I see all the information about my disk? Crystalmark, unfortunately, is only available for Windows.
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1answer
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is php5-curl what I want?

I have an NGINX web-server, with php-fpm. I would like to install curl, but I’m not sure that php5-curl is the right package for my server. Should I be concerned? is there a more appropriate package? ...
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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2answers
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Software alternative to EasyWorship

I am looking for a software alternative to EasyWorship. This is a church software to manage slides showing either Bible verses or song lyrics or just plain text for projection. Among the core ...
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1answer
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How to strip off all but audio from an mp4 file?

I have an .mp4 file with both audio and visual, however I want an .mp4 file with just audio, so how can I just strip off the rest? Is there an application which will allow me to do that? I am running ...
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2answers
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Converting a video file in arbitrary file format into MPEG4/H.264?

I want to convert a large number of video files in various formats into .mp4 files (container MPEG-4, codec H.264). I want to do this on an Ubuntu machine, using only command-line tools and I'm ...
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5answers
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What's the best, simplest OCR solution?

I'd like to scan a good amount of papers I have lying around, with the least possible hassle. I would like to convert them to images using Simple Scan, then convert them to text using OCR. Is there a ...
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2answers
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Is there a software that periodically lets me do mental arithmetic exercises?

I am aware of my lazy nature and need to push myself towards doing some basic mental arithmetic from time to time. Therefore, I am looking for a software that periodically asks me to do a short mental ...
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2answers
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Can you download android applications with Unbuntu? [duplicate]

I just wanna know if you can, and what kind of applications can be downloaded
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2answers
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Is there a GUI app to setup and toggle hostapd?

Title says it all, I've tried wifi-hostapd-app but I always run into trouble while installing one of its dependencies, dnsmasq specifically. I read one of the workarounds is to disable Ubuntu's ...
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What are the advantages of Ubuntu that mean it is recommended as an introductory Linux distribution? [closed]

PCWorld says that Ubuntu is a fine place to start for former (or curious) Windows users. Ubuntu strives to eliminate many of Linux’s rougher edges. and also Options include popular ...
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Viewing PDF comments

In Ubuntu 10.04 Evince does not display comments in an annotated PDF file. Or at least that is what my experience is when I was trying to view them. I searched for information about it and I found ...
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0answers
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Is there any Note taking applications that allows for typing and draing on touch screen?

I've looked at recommendations for other note-taking applications, but none of them have the feature i need. I would really like a note taking app thats allow for me to type up my notes, but also ...
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0answers
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Is there a GaussView 5 Alternative?

I have Gaussian (G09) for Linux, but not gaussview5. What are some alternatives to guassview, to view Gaussian output files?
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Compile and run extension for Notepadqq?

In our college we use a Windows-based text editor, TextPad, to compile and run Java programs using shortcuts: CTRL+1 to save & compile CTRL+3 to run the program At home, instead, I use ...
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1answer
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How create fonts in Linux? [closed]

How to create own fonts in Linux? Which software is use for it? How to create fonts which can use everywhere Linux as well as windows?
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Comparison of backup tools

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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1answer
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Microsoft Onenote alternative with support for my stylus

I know how many questions about onenote alternatives and I read through them but didn't find something fitting for me. So what am I looking for? Support for my Stylus / hand written notes Adding ...
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0answers
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Scidavis project corrupted on re-opening a saved project

I had fitted few graphs and plotted them in a SciDaVis project file and had saved it. I get the following error message while re-opening the project file. How can I solve this problem? My question ...
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2answers
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OneNote alternative that can import OneNote notebooks

I am aware that alternatives to OneNote has been discussed before, but from what I can see none of these alternatives allow you to take you OneNote notes with you as you migrate. I have a lot of notes ...
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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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9answers
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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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1answer
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Simple and convenient programs for blogging

I want to write a blog just for myself. Is there any simple and convenient programs to do that? :)
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18answers
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What to use to quickly cut Audio/Video

If just need to crop Audio/Video from a longer track, what can I use? I tried OpenShot, but I find the export video slow, perhaps its compling all the "layers" into a new movie? Perhaps I just need a ...
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2answers
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A Music Player with CD ripping and CDDB lookup

I'm currently looking for a native Music Player and Library Organizer, which supports Audio CD ripping with CDDB lookup. I know there's Banshee, but it's a Mono-executed .NET program, which doesn't ...
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7answers
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How can I download an entire website?

I want to download the whole website(with sub-sites), is there any tool for that?
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6answers
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Best VNC client for remote desktop assistance?

Poll on best VNC / remote desktop software for assisting others on Windows/Mac machines from Ubuntu? I've heard good things about TeamViewer and Fog Creek Copilot, but I'm wondering if the included ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
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How to search through all keyboard shortcuts that use a certain key?

I sometimes set keyboard shortcuts, but as there are so many keyboard shortcuts set on my system, it is hard to know what other keyboard shortcuts you might set off when setting and using a new one, ...
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Does Ubuntu support these graphics and cad software?

For my work and study I use the following applications: Autocad Google Sketchup Adobe Photoshop Adobe illustrator Rhinosores 3D Studio Max Autodesk Maya Lumion Adobe After effect Cinema 4D. I ...
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Is there a PDF viewer for the CLI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am wondering if there is a PDF viewer for the CLI? Let it preferably be one that can open encrypt documents, ask me for the password, and then be ...
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1answer
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What are some good vpns clients for Ubuntu Linux? [on hold]

I need to know if there are any vpn clients recommendation for Linux it is hard to find any particular one?
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0answers
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Playing BluRay discs

Things i Have tried. Playing Blu-Ray and HD DVD Video MakeMKV and DumpHD do not work. Playing Blu-ray using VLC Can linux play blu-rays VLC error. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to ...
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How can I get a music streaming service of my choice work as an app?

Spotify has launched a dedicated Ubuntu player some time ago... but it doesnt make any difference to me as my country doesn't have spotify... though it does have many music streaming services of its ...
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9answers
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What is the most ms Word-compatible word processor available?

I have to write a dissertation for my university. I have to respect various format guidelines, and my professor uses MS Word on his workstation. In my experience, LibreOffice has been faulty when it ...
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0answers
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Does ubuntu comes with any encryptions programs by default [duplicate]

Is there any preinstalled encryption program in linux that I can use to encypt my data or do I need to install a third party program
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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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6answers
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UPNP / DLNA (client) player recommendations?

Since neither VLC stable / VLC nightly builds / Totem with Coherence Plugin work properly in oneiric I'm searching for an alternative to watch media streamed from my seagate dockstar using minidlna as ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Tiling window manager with multimedia key support out of the box

I love tiling window managers. I tried i3wm the other day and loved it. However, I spent all day trying to get my multimedia keys to work. They never did. GNOME and Unity both recognize the key ...