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Is there a power saving application similar to Jupiter?

I'm trying to install the Jupiter power settings app but, I read it is no longer compatible with the new kernel. Is there a similar program or a way to manage the power settings on 13.04?
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25answers
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What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?

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80answers
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What Application Indicators are available?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one of my systems and I am using the Unity interface. Unity is working quite well so far but I really miss panel applets for net speed, cpu temp, and system monitor. ...
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33answers
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Comparison of backup tools

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What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? [closed]

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20answers
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How to create a screencast?

How can I create a screencast on Ubuntu? The app I'm looking for has ideally all of these features: Can record in a format that can be played back easily on any platform and/or accepted by youtube ...
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20answers
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Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? [duplicate]

I've used Windows for many years, using Dreamweaver as my editor as it had a file tree which is based on a project (via Local, FTP or SFTP). I need a web development IDE with the following ...
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48answers
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What download managers are available for Ubuntu?

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18answers
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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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33answers
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How do I download a YouTube video?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10; Can anybody please provide instructions on how to download videos from YouTube?
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10answers
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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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9answers
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Video editing software options? [closed]

What video editing software would you recommend on Ubuntu (or Linux in general) and why? It can be for either beginners or experienced users. Please only place one piece of software per response and ...
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4answers
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What antivirus programs are available?

What antivirus programs are available for Ubuntu? We previously used Symantec Endpoint Protection but it does not work in Ubuntu.
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9answers
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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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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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12answers
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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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13answers
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What mass file renaming tools are available?

I need to rename a bunch of files in order to fix their sort order, therefore I need to be able to do a sort of "find and replace" so I can replace chunks of the filenames at a time. What tools ...
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8answers
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Is there a tool to encrypt a file or directory?

What's the most popular way to encrypt individual files or folders?
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13answers
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Alternative to Photoshop or Paint.NET

I have been moving toward Ubuntu from a long time Windows development background. The one program I cannot seem to do without is a graphic editor. I have seen recommendations for programs, but they ...
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38answers
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What media (music and video) players are there? [closed]

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13answers
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List of GUI Based Torrent clients

What GUI Based Torrent managers exist in Ubuntu and features they offer in terms of: Speed to start downloading (Search Speed, Seed, Leech) Speed while downloading Compatibility Stability ...
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31answers
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What developer text editors are available for Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm looking for a text editor for programming in Python, preferably one which is easy to learn for beginners.
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18answers
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Is there a Visual Studio style tool/IDE?

I have been developing in the windows space with Visual Studio for a while now with work, but I have also been using Ubuntu for a while and am keen to get into some software development for linux. I ...
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1answer
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How do I limit internet bandwidth?

I am getting complaints that I consume lots of internet bandwidth so is there any software that can limit internet bandwidth on my computer from my own computer. I use Firefox as browser and use ...
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13answers
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How to make my own Dropbox / Ubuntu One server at home?

Does anybody know of any resources that can show me how to make my own "Dropbox, Ubuntu One" server at home? I really like the idea of these services, but I don't want to put my 'stuff' in the clouds....
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14answers
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Which programs can I use to edit PDF files? [duplicate]

I know that there is a very similar question, but I'm not interested in highlighting. What I'm looking for is some tool in Linux to edit pdf files. I've tried pdfedit which did the work for me, but if ...
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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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Peer To Peer (P2P) Sync and Share Ubuntu

I want to Share files across my network and on remote sites, So i am looking for p2p Sync/sharing application. Just like Ubuntu One & Drop box , but it does not have p2p protocol.I want p2p ...
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18answers
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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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7answers
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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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2answers
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Tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive

What is the best tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive (pen drive)?
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6answers
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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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3answers
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What default Windows Software Alternatives does Ubuntu have! [closed]

This former Windows user is all set with a new Ubuntu installed to his box. And now I'd like to know what default applications I have in my system? And esp. for these categories: Audio Video ...
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4answers
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Is there any recovery software available for ext4?

Well, I have accidentally deleted my Ubuntu drive. I just want to recover all the contents of /home. Is there a way to do it? I referred to foremost, where I need to specify the extensions of files. ...
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63answers
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What native games are available? [closed]

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4answers
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What are the Alternatives For RemasterSys?

I need an alternative software of Remastersys since it's not working in my system (Ubuntu 12.04.) I want software just like remastersys. I don't want to install any new packages, I just want a piece ...
157
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14answers
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What are some GUI clients 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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8answers
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Which PDF Viewer would you recommend? [closed]

Which PDF-Viewer would you recommend to use in Ubuntu? At the moment I use the standard document viewer (Evince) but I'm missing features like stageless continous zooming.
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9answers
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Natural Sounding Text to Speech?

I am looking for some easy to install text to speech software for Ubuntu that sounds natural. I've installed Festival, Gespeaker, etc., but nothing sounds very natural. All very synthetic and hard to ...
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17answers
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What are the alternatives to OS X's Spotlight? [closed]

One of the things I like best when using OS X is the Spotlight tool. You can click a magnifying glass in the corner, and search for apps, files, anything. Windows 7's Start Menu search tool is similar....
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5answers
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Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools? [duplicate]

As part of my job as a web developer, I spend an amount of time doing UI prototypes to show the client. It's a pain in the behind but sometimes it has to be done. I've seen Shuttleworth (and the ...
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8answers
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Are there any alternatives to Nautilus?

Are there any good alternatives to Nautilus? I'm looking for something lightweight, with a cleaner interface, but the ability to manually enter file paths is still important. Any suggestions?
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9answers
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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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2answers
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Is there a way to view notification history?

If I walk away from my PC, then there is a good chance I might miss certain notifications. I've seen in KDE that notifications get stored and stacked until you click them (or whatever). Unless I'm ...
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5answers
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How to take a screenshot every n second?

What software can I use to take screenshots with a set interval? I'd like to take screenshots every 2 second or so. Command-line and GUI are both ok. I'd prefer software that can also resize and ...
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8answers
11k views

What good CAD programs are available?

Just that. By good I mean something at the level of SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar. This is a complete limitation for me (and many others) to use Ubuntu.
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15answers
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Microsoft OneNote alternative?

Is there any program for Linux that has about the same functionality and usability as Microsoft OneNote? At the moment I am checking out Basket (for KDE), that seems to point to the right direction, ...
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6answers
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What eBook readers are available?

Can anyone suggest a nice eBook reader in Ubuntu? Preferably something lightweight.
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5answers
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Is there an equivalent of Silverlight?

I need Silverlight installed on my Ubuntu system, so that I can see some of the Microsoft websites(mainly videos). Are there any alternatives to Silverlight in Ubuntu? If so, what are they and how do ...
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2answers
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In Ubuntu, Is there an application like “Huawei Mobile Partner” for Broadband Connections?

I want to know that is there an application in Ubuntu which is like Huawei Mobile Partner. That application should provide: Display bandwidth SMS facility. Make Connection and ...