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Text editor app that, when closed, doesn't require to save new files and restores them?

There's a great feature in Notepad++, that you can open several new tab/editor, like temp editors and... when closing the whole editor app, it doesn't ask to save the new unsaved tabs. The app knows ...
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What is the best artificial intelligence software for Ubuntu?

What is the best artificial intelligence software for Ubuntu? Windows has Cortana. Apple has Siri. Android has Google now. What is/are linux AI System?
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Alarm clock for 12.04

Looking for a Alarm Clock for Ubuntu 12.04 with following Repeat an alarm after user defined period of time Can be paused Can be reset Shows a visual indication at alarm time Visual indication ...
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Terminal Emulator adds viewpoint

I need to connect to a linux server running Rocket Software D3 multivalue database on our network from my ubuntu 14.04 desktop. The connection can be either telnet or ssh but, I need the ADDS ...
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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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How to split a file up into many smaller files and then reconstruct them? [duplicate]

I need to upload a file which is about a GB to an online server to get to a friend. Now there seems to be a problem with my internet connection because if I try to upload a file more than 20MB then it ...
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Is there a file manager with Mac Os like column view for Linux?

Is there a file manager that supports navigating the folders and sub folders in the same window as finder does in OSX?
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alternative for psiphon for ubuntu 14.04

Is there any alternative software for psiphon,please suggest.I have tried with TOR but, i am not satisfied with interfacing of it. so i need a software which is easy to use.
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Application for taking pretty screenshots (like OS X does)

I've been building a website for a guy who uses Mac OS X and occasionally he sends me screenshots of bugs. They come out looking like this: This is fairly typical of Mac screenshots. You get the ...
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What antivirus program can I use on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Are there any antivirus applications that work on Ubuntu 16.04? Thanks!
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Alternative decompressors to libarchive which support RAR file format [duplicate]

As a temporary workaround for this issue, which I understand is limited to libarchive, I would like to finder another program capable of decompressing RAR files, preferably this would be a problem in ...
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Is there a Microsoft Office alternative in Ubuntu? [on hold]

I'm going to a college online at snhu. I'll be going for a business accounting degree and i was wondering if there is a way i can keep using ubuntu linux as my main OS for my college work. Since ...
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Cyberghost alternative?

I used to use the free version of Cyberghost (on Windows) to give me an IP address from a different country (I could chose which country from a set list). Unfortunately, it doesn't work on Ubuntu (16....
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What screenshot tools are available?

I have noticed that many people use images in their Ask Ubuntu answers. What software are people using?
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MySQL GUI Tools

Does anyone have any good ideas as to native MySQL GUI clients for Ubuntu? So far I've tried MySQL Workbench, which never seemed to work properly, phpMyAdmin which I found a bit slow, and Navicat ...
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6answers
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OpenSource Flow Charting

I'm looking for an application that drops output in a portable format, maybe export as an image file so I can flowchart some application designs and submit them to my boss for professional review. ...
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Getting Web Designers to use Ubuntu

At my work, most Windows PC's are converted to Ubuntu. But web designers still use Windows because they need graphics editing software like Photoshop. I wanted everyone use Ubuntu for security. Is ...
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Recommendations for a quick and easy audio recorder? [duplicate]

I am a big fan of the web recording application clyp.it because it provides such an easy and quick workflow to record and share and audio message. While I am aware of Audacity to record, I am looking ...
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Are there any good podcast clients for Ubuntu and alternatives? [closed]

I was really curious to know the answer to this one. I tried a little bit of search on the forum but there was not a question like this (although I may be wrong, and if I am, please direct me to the ...
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Is there an alternative Skype client?

I love Ubuntu, but one thing I think is a pain is skype for it. It's outdated, buggy and generally just not as smooth as a lot of the other Ubuntu software. Is there an alternative for it? I'm not ...
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Is there a software utility to adjust screen gamma/brightness/contrast?

I use to work at night and it is eye-hurting to watch at lightbulb-bright screens (I've got two - laptop's built-in panel and an external 18-inch CRT) in a dark environment. So I adjust my screens to ...
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What open-source video editors are available with 4k capabilities?

Are there any open-source video editors available for Ubuntu that have 4k exportation capabilities? If not, are there any proprietary (free or paid) license video editors with these skills?
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Is there a good software to correct scanner defects?

I have an old scanner that apparently has some defects. When I connected it to my Linux laptop and scanned a white A4 paper I got this. But with "Windows Fax and Scan" I got this which is almost ...
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1answer
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What are some good vpns clients for Ubuntu Linux? [closed]

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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GoPro fisheye lens correction FREE software

What can I use on Ubuntu (or Windows) to correct GoPro fishlens effect on a video (or at least image) using FREE software? I dont have Photoshop or After Effects at hand.
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converting epub files to PDF format

I would like to know the ways in which epub files can be converted to pdf in ubuntu. Any method, GUI or command line conversion is fine as far as my epub gets converted to pdf. Thanks.
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Is there an offline command-line dictionary?

Is there any command line offline dictionary? I know that there are some like StarDict and Artha but how about one in the command line? Also, I tried dict but it is an online dictionary.
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How to revert back to a full featured Totem release?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 I noticed that Totem (the default video player) is no longer portraying its sidebar, which includes the much useful stack playlist. I judged this to be a bug, but it ...
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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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10answers
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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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Is there an GUI Designer for python?

Is there a GUI IDE for programming python just like java has netbeans? I wanted one where we could drag & drop test boxes & labels just as we do in swing components using netbeans or eclipse. ...
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3answers
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Speech-recognition app to convert MP3 to text?

Does any one know of an application that can convert audio to text? I'm running ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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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 and ...
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What GPARTED alternatives are available?

What is a good partitioning tool for Ubuntu 10.X as an alternative to GPARTED? I haven't been able to find one that is easy to use. A commercial product is OK if necessary for ease of use.
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Interactive Periodic Table

I love Chemistry and the Periodic table is very useful for me, however I can't remember all of the properties of all of the elements, so I was wondering if there was some sort of Periodic table ...
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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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Java obfuscator?

I do Java development and I was wondering if there is a Java obfuscator that I can install on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20? That is one that I could give the code to and it would do things like ...
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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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Is there an alternative to Adobe Fireworks?

I often have to make designs for internet-use. I have had Fireworks for years and it suits my purpose. These are the details I like in it: Good tools for moderate image manipulation (cutting, ...
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Is there a web based terminal/ssh client?

I'm at a public place, windows computers galore (library). I'm sshing into my ubuntu server box somewhere else. I open command prompt and remember that I read "you will be banned from using the ...
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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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Signature-based rootkit scanner?

Currently the only rootkit scanners I know of have to be installed on the machine before the rootkit so that they can compare file changes etc (e.g.: chkrootkit and rkhunter), but what I really need ...
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Program to monitor GPU temp/usage for AMD cards?

Is there a program that can display the active clock speeds, GPU usage and temperature of AMD graphics cards? Thanks.
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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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Does Libre Office have an equivalent of one note, or is there another alternative?

I know that Libre Office is a bit like Microsoft Office, but I can't find the equivalent of One Note, something that I used a lot before I moved over to Ubuntu, and I do miss the features that it had. ...
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24answers
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How can I highlight or annotate PDFs?

Currently I need to highlight certain sections in PDFs, or add annotations (comments/notes). These modifications would need to be saved. What tools are out there to do this on Ubuntu?
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Software to watch changes on web and machine with ability to automaticaly act on them?

I am in need of software which can do all of the following: Monitor: Web pages RSS Feeds Files Folders Ports Social Networks (e.g.: FaceBook) Processes Email (e.g.: POP3, IMAP and GMail) Run ...
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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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How to add ID3 “cover art” by command line?

I need to add ID3 cover art to some MP3 files. I need a command line tool (no GUI) but it seems that neither id3 nor id3v2 tools can do it. Any hint?