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Any good painting/drawing software for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for new software to play around with, even though I love MyPaint. I've found that Krita is available from the Software Centre but I'm still looking for more options. I've been wanting to ...
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Comparison of backup tools

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Illustrator cc file in ubuntu?

Is there any way to open adobe illustrator cc files in ubuntu? I have tried with inkskep and it does not work for adobe CC ai files. What can be done? Is there any online converter for free?
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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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What is a good Amazon S3 client?

I've been using the Amazon S3 Management console to browse my S3 files. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be able to sort files (in a given bucket) by anything other than whatever its default is ...
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How to make a trial of Ubuntu?

Hello I've created my own distribution based on Ubuntu, and I would like to know how to go about creating a trial for the operating system, for example users can download the trial and use the ...
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Is there any game analogous to counter strike? [on hold]

I am very much interested in games. Is there any game analogous to counter strike for ubuntu? If yes how to get it?
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Is there any battery management software to work with a laptop plugged to AC power so as to save the battery lifetime?

I was used to remove the battery of my laptop whenever I worked with my computer plugged to AC power and to load the battery with the computer switched off so as to save the lifetime of the battery. ...
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Is there a lightweight tool to crop images quickly?

I need to crop images often - photos, printscreens, etc., and loading gimp for such a simple task takes way too long. Can you recommend a more robust alternative?
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How to turn a pdf into a text searchable pdf?

I have a number of scanned documents in pdf and I want to be able to search them. How can I do that? Essentially I have to OCR the pdf and then blend the extracted text back into a new pdf. I have ...
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Is there any useful software for filling out pdf-forms other than Adobe Reader?

I have some pdfs that allow me to fill out forms and which also have a print button which is invisible on the printed output. At the moment I have to use Adobe Reader for this, but I'd prefer not to. ...
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How to open sitx files?

I want to open a sitx file. I tried to open it using Unar and 7zip, but I did not succeed. What is the right application to open sitx files?
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How to convert PDF to Image?

I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text written, so when I save this as image only background image got saved. Is there any software available ...
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Software to block specific internet web pages [duplicate]

I am looking to download some software on an old laptop that runs the Ubuntu Operating System on it. The software that I am interested in is something that will allow me to block specific internet ...
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File and directory comparison tool?

I'm looking for something that will compare directories and files like Beyond Compare does for windows. Its mainly for use of source control, but I need to use it for deployment as well.
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What GUI firewall manager should I use to replace Firestarter?

Apparently Firestarter is no longer maintained, and it does not have any options in its interface for handling the connection to a VPN. Right now, my VPN does not work if my Firewall is activated. I ...
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Bookmarks indicator

I just realized that I would like a bookmark indicator -- not a menu, but a stretch of buttons on the indicator taskbar on the top of the Ubuntu desktop that can directly be clicked to call a ...
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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Ubuntu

How do i backup and sync my BlackBerry Mobile in Ubuntu 12.04 Are there any application available for the same?? Also, I am unable to set up my email on the BlackBerry Mobile, what could be the ...
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Is there a virtual classroom platform?

I am looking at running virtual classroom sessions over the web. The thing is I need the following to be satisfied: I use Ubuntu and my students may use anything Ideally this is browser-driven but ...
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Alternative/Indicator to Dash search bar

Is there any Alternative/Indicator to Dash search for searching and opening applications & files? How to install it in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Is Ubuntu the right platform for CAE

Does Ubuntu support CAE software like ANSYS Workbench, Pamcrash and Abaqus?
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Ubuntu iMessage Client

Are there any chat clients or stand-alone clients that can interact with the iMessage server? I just switched from OSX 10.8.x to Ubuntu 12.10, and it's really the only thing I miss.
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Any Ideas on a Better Browser Enabled Cloud Desktop using Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome and Amazon Web Services?

I am currently using NoMachine's NX Web Companion free product using java as well as FreeNX and an RDP for Windows to access a Gnome GUI Ubuntu 12.04 instance running on Amazon Web Services Free Tier ...
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What is the best type-2 hypervisor in Ubuntu (14.04) to run a mix of Windows and Linux VMs? [closed]

I need to create lab contains Windows 2008R2 domain controller with Linux servers and workstations with different roles installed. Hence I need a hypervisor (type 2) for the same. My laptop does ...
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Applications to make photo collages

Is there a good application where I can make collages using my photo collection on Ubuntu 12.04? I Saw this link ,but couldn't find any of them in my Ubuntu software centre or the instructions to ...
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How can I make Rythmbox (or Banshee) scan a specific directory for .is_audio_player

I would like to configure (or cheat) Rhythmbox to treat an arbitrary directory (network share), so that I can automatically use it to send my music there (and convert it to suitable formats using ...
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(software-properties-gtk) double running in the same OS. Is it a problem?

I am new here :) and starting studies. I found 2 files same name on Central de Programas do Ubuntu 14.04 lts generic. Is it normal? best regards (y)
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How can I add text and images (for example, a signature) to a PDF?

On occasion I receive forms to fill in as PDFs intended for printing (these are not true PDF forms, they do not contain fields). I would like to type onto them, and perhaps add a scanned copy of my ...
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Will my HP officejet 6600 print and scan on Ubuntu?

I am on XP ready to try Ubuntu. Will my HP 6600 print, scan and work wirelessly? How about programs like Dragon Simply Speaking, AutoCAD and Garmim Map Updates?
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is there any calculator in software centre which could solve quadratic equations?

I want good scientific calculator which can calculate the roots of any quadratic equation just by entering the quadratic equation first of all is any app like those there in ubuntu software centre??
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An offline-maps application

I'd like to have a software that allows me to download and view (OpenStreetMap-) maps of the whole world or a certain area I chose to download. Ideally, it should behave just like the map-website but ...
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What's a good tool for creating .epub format e-books?

I have seen a question here about reading .epub but I would like to create my own easily from a GUI, what is available for Ubuntu? Even if I have to download something outside the repository, as long ...
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Is there some application to download files from popular file hosting websites?

I was wondering if there are some applications for downloading files from some popular hosting websites, automating the procedure of waiting and fetching links and downloading files, once we give the ...
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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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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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Voice Recorder for 14.04

For few days I've been trying to find a voice recorder, but I'm frustrated. Skype working fine and alsamixer I'm using pulseaudio. When I open the below softwares, my microphone stops working, ...
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Nice network diagram editor?

Writing a commercial proposal, I want to create a nice graphic showing the clients the architecture I thought of for their IT network, with servers, network connections, firewall, load-balancing, etc. ...
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Which alternative to using CCSM (Compiz Config Settings Manager)

The warning "What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it?" is referenced in a lot of answers. But no alternative to it is proposed anywhere. What are the alternatives ? In ...
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How can I embed subtitles into a movie file?

My TV can only play subtitles if they are embedded into the file (eg a MKV or hardcoded over the video). So given a film in a format (eg MP4) and a subtitle as something like a SRT, how can I combine ...
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triple booting on ubuntu

I have Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu x86 installed on my PC. When I boot, GRUB2 comes up so I can boot. I want to uninstall Windows 8 but keep Windows 7. How would I do this without breaking my ...
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Is there a utility to transpose a .csv file?

I have some csv files with too many columns for LibreOffice Calc to open, but only a few rows. If I can transpose the csv file, it should be ok as Calc can deal with very many more rows than columns.
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What chording keyboard software is available?

I'm looking for a chording software for ubuntu. For using chorded combinations for typing only with one hand. I'm fairly certain one exists because I read about it a couple months ago.
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What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? [closed]

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Is there a better alternative to Gnumeric? [closed]

I opened a bounty to this question. Until someone answers it, I have to assume that Gnumeric cannot swap rows. This is an excel, .ods file. Suppose column A isn't sorted, I want to sort the entire ...
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How do I check system specifications?

I am total noob in Linux. I wanna know what is the equivalent of "My Computer" in Ubuntu 11.04. I want to check my computer specs such as Processor Speed, Memory, and etc. Whenever I check properties ...
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Can I find my car with my portable device?

Is there any software on Ubuntu which allows me to find my car with my tablet or cell phone which is running Ubuntu Touch? When I lost my car, I would like to use Ubuntu Touch on my portable device to ...
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Is there any offline application for Kanban or Trello?

Are there any offline applications that support or work with Trello? Also, is there any offline tool that performs a similar function (kanban) ?
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How to view CHM files?

How to view CHM files in Ubuntu?
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Best GUI client for Git?

I am using git for version control of various projects. Is there easy-to-use software for navigating through commits and branches of a project and for retrieving versions?
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is there some sort of all-purpose logging tool I can download as a package?

As in, a tool that will give me easy to read logging information all in one convenient place, divvied up into categories. Logs for say, ssh daemon, user logins/logouts and other activity, installed ...