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Questions tagged [alternative]

Questions regarding alternative means and/or applications as a substitute for a certain application. Not to be confused with the Ubuntu Alternate Installer.

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Signaling apt I have built from source a newer version of existing package

I have correctly installed from source an updated version of the PointCloud Library (libpcl1.9.1) but I am not able to have links correctly figured out in a CMakeLists while building another thing ...
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Alternatives to Adobe Reader/Editor? [duplicate]

So the wife is on her last straw with Windows 10, and I want to switch her to Ubuntu. She uses Reader for her Girl Scouts/Guides PDF work, just basic text changes and entering. The question is: Does ...
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Qtranslate linux alternatives?

In Windows with Qtranslate you can select text from any program(ebook reader, pdf, doc etc.), press some shortkey and translate it. Are there any alternatives for Ubuntu/Linux? There a lot of ...
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sysv-rc-conf AND rcconf

it seems that sysv-rc-conf and rcconf is not available in 18.04. Is there any alternatives for user, who connects into Ubuntu 18 system remotelly via Putty? Thank you.
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Are there equivalents to FunctionFlip and BetterTouchTool for Ubuntu?

FunctionFlip for MacOS can individually control the function keys, such that some function keys work normally as function keys, while others work as special keys. For example, it would allow F2 and F3 ...
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Alternative for Counter Strike

I used to play Counter-Strike but switched to Ubuntu 17.04 and no longer have CS. I tried to install it using Wine but it didn't work properly, so I would like to find free alternatives. The game ...
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How to use wireless projectors on Ubuntu?

We use wireless projectors in my school and the Windows users can connect easily using the "EZ Display" application. Is there an application for Ubuntu that i can use to project my display wirelessly ...
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Good alternative for hamachi on Linux Ubuntu 17.04?

Absolutely love the updated system, it boots faster and is less buggy overall, but due to glibc being updated to version 2.26, Hamachi no longer works, does anyone know of a good Linux alternative? I'...
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Alternative for real-time audio program Voice Meeter

I want to edit my audio real-time. On Windows there's Voice Meeter & (required) Virtual Audio Cable, I want to edit out my keyboard clicks (by adding a noise gate), any way to do this here in ...
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File explorer to only browse on the home folder?

I want a file explorer that only browses the home directory and not the root and etc directories(like the android pre-installed file browsers do) Reason : I try to make my nephew's computer-use ...
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How can I add my desired editor to the “update-alternatives” interactive menu?

Ive just installed ubuntu 16.04.2 32 bit on a digital ocean server. Digital ocean has tweaked the ubuntu install a bit, for example they have installed full vim as part of the block image they use ...
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Is there any alternative to Musixmatch in Ubuntu to display Lyrics of almost all language songs? [duplicate]

Which is the best Lyrics App for ubuntu available? I use clementine, deadbeef, tomahawk and rhythmbox as my primary music apps? You can even suggest me plugins for this apps; Where to download 'em and ...
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How do I upgrade to Ruby 2.2 on my Ubuntu system?

I’m using Ubuntu Linux. Below is the uname info myuser@myinstance:~$ uname -a Linux myinstance 3.18.0-52-generic #123-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 19 14:27:58 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I’m ...
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gsettings like tools for KDE

We can change fonts in GNOME, XFCE, Unity sessions using terminal commands. But I haven't found any such thing for KDE. Is there anything that does the job of tools like gsettings or dconf for KDE? ...
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16.04 Safely remove “ubuntu software” after installing appgrid?

I have installed appgrid. I am running on an Acer Cloudbook 14. Space is tight, but there are features that I don't want to lose. It is lighter and seems to work faster with fewer bugs. Now I want to ...
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Snap2html for Ubuntu?

There is a wonderful program created by rlvision.com called snap2html. It creates a very intuitive and visual snapshot of all the files and directories in a certain directory. I'm desperately looking ...
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Cricut design space app alternatives or work-arounds

I'm trying to find an alternative app, etc. for my wife's Cricut explore air device app "Cricut design space". It is a device that cuts, writes and scores things like signs and cards. If anyone knows ...
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GUI alternative to WebHTTrack with similar functionality

I'm looking for other GUI alternative to webhttrack software with similar functionalities. Webhttrack is itself an alternative of the command line program httrack, but I'm not very happy using it. Is ...
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Alternative to Teamviewer

I need an advise about alternative app for Teamviewer. For me is important to have such features like: Ability to control PCs remotely Switching sides to control each other PCs Ability to talk in the ...
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Alternatives OBS - Open Broadcaster Software

I have a problem. OBS [Open Broadcaster Software] doesn't work on my laptop because it does not support OpenGL 3.5. I want to get into livecoding, so are there any alternatives to OBS? Log error OBS ...
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I'm looking for a TTS (text to speech) for ubuntu that is like Mac's short-key TTS option

I'm new to Ubuntu, and this is the only thing missing on my computer. I need something that doesn't require terminal used every time, and is mostly understandable. It doesn't have to be incredibly ...
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Alternatives for XAutoClicker (without X11 Installation)

I'm searching for an alternative for xautoclicker. I need an autoclicker that can click really fast, so e.g. Slickbot is no option. Since everybody seems to use xautoclicker, i tried that. But it ...
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Bit Rate Viewer Alternative

I am trying to find software that can monitor bit rate. I would use Bit Rate Viewer, but it is only for Windows. So is there an alternative available in Ubuntu? I want something that will give a ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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Truecrypt alternative with deniable encryption? [closed]

I am looking for a Truecrypt alternative for Linux, one that is preferably is free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS). I would have used Truecrypt, but it has been discontinued.
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Alternative to Thunderbird which can search for to/cc/from easily

I tried to find a solution to search for all address headers (to/cc/from) in a simple user friendly way: Thunderbird: Show mails from sender - easy and fast Since there was no solution, I think ...
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Best alternative for WinMerge

I need to compare/diff/merge files in an easy way. In Dark ages when i'm a windows user I would use WinMerge. What alternatives for this are available in Ubuntu? The things I must be able to do: See ...
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Alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator [duplicate]

I just try to move completely from Windows to Ubuntu. I am a web designer and developer, the development part is awesome in Ubuntu but I am missing the design part. What I used to work with is Adobe ...
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Ubuntu Phone alternative browsers? VPN? Mysql client? Exchange client? [closed]

Got the Meizu MX4 with Ubuntu. But is there no alternative browser? I'd like to install other browser(s) with possible proxy configuration settings? The app store doesn't offer anything else? How ...
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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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Sysvinit alternative of systemd-analyze and systemctl?

I am trying to tweak my system's start time. Usually I go about it by using systemd-analyze blame Which gives me a list of stuff and how long it takes them to start. For this machine I don't need ...
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Ubuntu alternative downloads US mirror is down

The US mirror for downloading alternative versions of Ubuntu is down, and apparently has been down since February 1st. Is there going to be a solution for that soon? I understand that some of the ...
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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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Is it possible to recover a permemnantly deleted file on EXT partition? [duplicate]

I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu, So searching all those back up tools and software alternatives with Windows to Linux. For Windows, there exists RECOVA, GetDataBack Disk recovery softwares; but ...
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Rekordbox alternative for ubuntu

There is a programm called "Rekordbox" from Pioneer for Windows. With this tool you can export your songs to an usb stick and play it with the cd players. When you plug in the stick to the cd players ...
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Text editor with tabs and syntax highlighting? Gedit alternative? [closed]

As the question states, gedit has a few annoying bugs (cursor disappears, etc). I just need tabs, syntax highlighting, and line numbers. I will use it mostly for programming. I am using Lubuntu. edit:...
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What are the opensource alternatives for MS Project in order to manage Project management?

Can anybody suggest some project management open source alternative software for MS PROJECT?
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Is there an alternate version of XMouseButtonControl for Linux?

This program is extremelly useful, I started using Linux only 1 day ago and I'm already missing it. I used to hold the 2nd thumb button to use multimedia shortcuts, like volume+/-, next/previous music,...
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Ubuntu/Linux tools to put Ubuntu on USB (for testing or installation)?

I want to easily create live usb installation USBs for testing purposes, for installing various distros in VM and to have at hand an installation device in case I need to reinstall my system. But ...
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WSUS Alternative

Do you have any idea of alternative to WSUS in Ubuntu to update Windows machines from internal local server to decrease bandwidth consuming?
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Linux/Ubuntu native (not Wine) alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD? [duplicate]

An alternative to DVDShrink would be a program able to shrink a DVD movie to a smaller dimension that would fit a standard 4.7 dvd while optionally keeping the dvd-movies structure, menus etc. (that ...
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Deckset app alternative

Mac OSX have a good app called deckset http://decksetapp.com/. This app make slides from markdown text.... Someone know an alternative for ubuntu?
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Any alternative to Wine

I'm looking for an application to do the same sort of thing as Wine: Running Windows applications on Ubuntu. Is there any alternative application instead of install/using Wine?
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Can I still use unity low graphics mode in place of unity 3d?

I can not run unity 3d on my Chromebook but unity 2d in Ubuntu 12.04 works fine so is it possible to run unity low graphics mode on Ubuntu 14.04 as an alternative? If I can run low graphics mode as an ...
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Managing Ubuntu 14.04 clients alternative landscape [duplicate]

We are migrating some Windows pc's to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). For Windows we have a tool to manage those devices: checking invetory on pc's (which software is installed) pushing software to the clients ...
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Alternative to Macromedia flash [Not Flash Player] [duplicate]

What is the best flash building alternative for Adobe flash or Macromedia flash ?
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Disk monitor software

Can't find something similar to windows resource monitor software (input output monitor). I need tool which draws disk load graphic and processes which uses disk input or output. There are a lot of ...
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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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Ubuntu Live CD customization with automated install

I am trying to customize an installation CD for Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having some issues. I've used Ubuntu Builder and Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) and successfully updated packages and added ...
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Program/Keyboard shortcut to work with multiple monitors

So I have a desktop with one DVI monitor and DP to HDMI monitor. My question is is there any keyboard shortcut or programs for multiple monitors? My example is Windows 7/8 and DisplayFusion. In ...