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Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Questions asking for specific applications that perform a given task or work with a given file format. Give details about the **purpose** of the software you want and your minimum **requirements** for it.

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Is the Lubuntu recommended email software Trojita, Sylpheed, or something else?

My Lubuntu setup, upgraded today from 16 to 18.04.1 LTS, has Sylpheed 3.5.1, but the Lubuntu Manual says trojita is the default. I have noticed the Sylpheed documentation is missing graphics, which ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 internet speed meter or monitor

I tried searching everywhere, but I wasn't able to find a taskbar Internet speed monitor or meter for Ubuntu 18.04. Is there a way to get one?
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ejabberd alternatives

for a couple of years now I'm trying to offer an alternative to WhatsApp for my family and friends. I found ejabberd to be quite versatile but somewhat hard to configure (although it got easier over ...
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How to copy and restore to smaller partition

I want to copy a partition from hd to another with small partition. Must be: support ext4 file system can create image file for later use. compress images files copy only the used file system ...
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extract embedded barcode from a PDF

When I try to use "pdfimages" to extract barcode from PDF, for example, this one. Initially, I thought these barcodes are images, but maybe not because based on my test pdfimages is not able to ...
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Crop pdf generated with gnuplot

I am generating a graph with gnuplot and then, I need to crop a part of it as a pdf or high-quality image to be used with LaTeX. I have tried generating the graph as a pdf and then cropping it but it ...
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Software to convert video to picture or video to .JPG to avoid taking screenshots by hand for many videos

I want an application to convert videos to a series of images. I need to be able to do conversion from videos to .jpg and .png and other picture format output files. I need to be able to set the ...
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Tool to determine what technology a website is built on

I know there are builtwith and wappalyzer. But they ask for a subscription for more details. Is there any GUI or terminal app to see the entire stack from front to backend of a website?
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Software to work with/view QuickTime Player panoramic images format

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 LTS. I have some panoramic views (mosaic images) made to be seen with QuickTime Player (from Apple), app we can use with WineHQ. I'm talking about .mov files which has a ...
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Offline command-line thesaurus?

I recently stumbled upon this question asking for recommendations for an offline command-line dictionary. In the same spirit, is there any offline command-line thesaurus available for Ubuntu?
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Is there any WiFi Hotspot Manager like Applications on Windows?

How's going? Linux is more stable for creating WiFi hotspot then Windows (what I've found using & as my connection is a DSL connection). I did use it flawlessly before someone spending using my ...
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Software to view other devices in network [duplicate]

Is there any software for Ubuntu from which I can view all the devices like laptops/PC/printer/TV/dvr/RPi connected to the network just like we see drives in the file explorer? I want to be able to ...
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Open source mail server with S3 storage and features like calenders, tasks and others

I want to set up a mail server which supports S3 for storage, so that I have to keep only my current emails in my email client and the rest on S3. Additionally, the mail server should have features ...
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Powerful GUI Calculator for Linux?

What is a good graphical Calculator Application for Linux?
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Is there a hyper terminal equivalent that will work with Kantronics kpc III?

I have a old desktop running Lubuntu 18.04. I would like to hook my packet station up to it but the TNC needs something like hyper terminal, to operate. Is there a Linux equivalent? Thxs
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Considering Ubuntu over Win 10 [closed]

I'm being pushed away from XP. Here are the programs I like most. Will they run on Ubuntu? Firefox Lotus Word Pro Ccleaner Dfraggler Nikon camera software Old Printers software
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Text editor for writing film screenplays

I'm looking at this page on GitHub with the source code to build your own text editor. I want a text editor for movie script writing. What can I use for this purpose on Ubuntu?
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Notetaking Software that supports Mathematics, code, and pictures?

I am a Computer Science major. I would like a note-taking program that will allow me a lot of versatility with math notation, allows me to format java code samples similarly to StackExchange and lets ...
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Application like Windows Task Manager [duplicate]

Is there any program like Task Manager for Windows which can kill any full screen program (mostly Windows games I play through wine) when it got stuck and it don't want anything to come above it? I ...
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Do you know of any text editors that are dual paned?

.. so I can text side by side without opening many instances? Thanks!
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Batch Image resize 'the file size' not the image dimensions software [duplicate]

I'm looking for a GUI batch resize to optimize pcitures for use on the internet but all the software I have seen are batch resizing the image dimensions, which isn't what I want. I'm all fingers ...
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How can I use exotic file search parameters like in Windows Explorer?

Windows Explorer allows for very specific file searching parameters such as framerate=≥30 or width:1600. For each of these columns, a search parameter can be set: This is the beginning of the list. ...
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Is there a PDF reader with reading mode like adobe does in its mobile app?

I have a visual impairance. Hence, I have to zoom in a lot to be able to read. As a result, lines don't fit the screen anymore and I have to go left and right all the time. Adobe acrobat reader does ...
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Is there any software on Ubuntu to use a computer like a smart display?

I'm looking for a program that can run in the background showing multiple calendars, image gallery, news feed etc. Thanks
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Binary diff file

bsdiff uses max(17*n,9*n+m) bytes of memory (where n is the size of the old file and m is the size of the new file) according to http://www.daemonology.net/bsdiff/ Is there a lighter (in terms of ...
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Which software to use to show a bunch of photos and movie files one after another, as a slideshow?

My mother in law has sadly passed away. We have arranged a folder with a bunch of photos and short movies of her, that we'd like to show in a rolling slideshow at the funeral service. Ideally, it ...
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Massive upload to Google Drive ( 500 gb) [duplicate]

Do you know any software for Ubuntu, that i could upload a large quantity of Gb...I need to make a backup of 500 gb with some files with more than 10 gb.... I only find windows software and ive to ...
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Unicode Text Tool

The website https://yaytext.com/ lets you turn any plain text into stylized Unicode. What's a software program on Ubuntu or just plain Linux that will do the same? I don't like depending on websites ...
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How do I extract .cpk files in Ubuntu?

I have a .cpk file that needs to be extracted. So I tried to extract it in windows. But there are some illegal characters in that CPK file, so I couldn't open it. So, I tried to do it in Ubuntu. So, I ...
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How to run a website on my laptop (Ubuntu 18.04) [duplicate]

How should I run a web site on my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 ? What programs should I install? If any config is needed, plz mention it. where should I copy the files of the web site? (which is sql-...
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Convert Sub/Idx to Srt

There is a similar question was asked before: How can I convert IDX/SUB DVD subtitles into a text SRT subtitle file? more than 6 years ago and the solution is to deal with OCR. There are online tools ...
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Alternative to shapecollage

I have used the program shapecollage which creates nice simple to make collages of photos. You basically just have to provide a file with the desired shape and the image files you want to use. I would ...
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Copy/paste manager in system tray for Ubuntu 18.04

Are there any copy/paste managers (for tracking copy history) which integrate nicely in system tray on Ubuntu 18.04?
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How do I find the temperatures without 3rd party software?

I'm running sensors-detect on my system with lm-sensors because my system keep shutting down when I watch youtube videos So I'm wondering how can I find the temperatures of the fan and cpu manually ...
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Comic book creator for Linux?

I am using https://www.pixton.com for several years now to create free comic books in Ubuntu. of course that is a website and also uses flash, but I cannot find any piece of software that allows you ...
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Temporarily disable distracting software

I use my Ubuntu machine both for work and for entertainment. This sometimes damages my productivity because I have access to my favorite games and other time-wasting software that doesn't contribute ...
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Need a service to monitor network traffic for every processes

Is there a tool as service which can monitor network traffic for every processes. So that I can use command-line to analyze the usage?
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Is there file manager like windows explorer with features described below

When in compact view the file names must be shown full, i.e. without dot dot dot at the end, so the columns width must scale to that file names in it. Scrolling must scroll exactly to the next column, ...
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Software Suggestion: Ubuntu as gateway web interface traffic monitor

I am looking for a per client bandwidth monitor web GUI for my Ubuntu powered gateway. At the moment I launch SSH and run nethogs to get a decent idea of what is using traffic on the network in real ...
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PDF reader supporting “next document in the folder” keyboard shortcut?

In Sumatra PDF you can skip to next document in the current folder by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Right/Left. I am looking for an alternative PDF reader available in Ubuntu that supports this feature.
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Emulator tool for ADAS Development Kit

We are looking for emulator tool to work on, NVIDIA CHIPSET. Can anyone suggest the emulator we can make use of to develop board.
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Tree Style File Explorer

Which is the best file explorer for tree style folder browsing in Gnome under Ubuntu 18.04? Earlier, file explorer under Unity in 16.04 used thi do it, but not in 18.04.
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How to retouch video on Ubuntu?

I need to cover up some areas like they wasn't there. Is there such application (budget preferably) or should I combine several applications ? I'm do not consider expensive stuff like soft from Adobe.
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Is there a grammar checking tool for Ubuntu (not only for LibreOffice)?

I know this, let's assume to be a duplicate question and an answer was already posted here, but my question is entirely different. I want to know if there is a grammar (not only spell) checking tool (...
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Screenshot+upload software for Ubuntu 18.04

I'm looking for a screenshot and upload tool similar to Gyazo and ShareX, that allows me to take screenshots of a certain area, or a whole window, etc and then gives me a link that it was uploaded to ...
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Is there an advanced hemorrhoid simulation software available for Ubuntu?

My daughter plans to enroll in medical school and wants to specialize in Proctology. A hemorrhoid simulator would help a great deal in her studies, but I can't find anything to fulfill this need in ...
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Streaming video from server using NanoPi

I am working on a project where I am required to stream some videos hosted at the server onto a display connected to my NanoPi M1 plus via a HDMI cable. I have very little knowledge about it. Which ...
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Alternative to Microsoft Outlook

I recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows 10. I used to rely heavily on MS Outlook, and still do, and I want something similar in Ubuntu. I need an alternative that provides/supports/integrates (...
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Electronic signature on Ububtu 16.04

Is it possible to electronically sign a document (I mean sign it without printing and scanning the whole file) under Ubuntu 16.04? And how do I install it? EDIT To be clear I want to electronically ...
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How do I see macOS tags in Linux?

I like to be able to search directories with filters consisting of having some tags and not having some other tags. How can I accomplish this in Linux? Related question: https://apple.stackexchange....