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Typing break with Awesome WM

Is there a program that implements typing breaks that works with the Awesome Window Manager?
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Recommendations for good MTA / groupware solutions?

I'm setting up a Debian server, and one of the things I need on it is an MTA. I don't want to use something like Exim or Postfix because I want something that ties in SMTP, POP3, and IMAP all in one ...
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Are there any comic book authoring programs?

Is there any software designed to assist with creating comic books? The basic features needed are pre-drawn frames around the panels and the ability to easily drag and drop characters into the scene, ...
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Chromakey -video-editing in Unix?

My friends are recommending me to use OSx for video-editing but trying to use old good OSs such as Debian and Ubuntu. How can I do chromakey -video-editing in some Unix or Linux?
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Bandwidth usage monitoring [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out network traffic per IP I want to monitor my bandwidth usuage for wired as well wireless devices on my network. Is there any tool, preferably one that does not ...
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Intruder nature detection by opensource tools like tripwire

I want to use different kind of intrusion detection tools like OpenSource Tripwire. Please suggest me some tools which can provide me some additional information to that provided by tripwire? ...
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How do you write specific bytes to a file?

Given a file myfile with the following contents: $ cat myfile foos A hexdump of the file gives us the contents: $ hexdump myfile 6f66 736f 000a Currently, I can create the file by specifying the ...
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Is it possible to get specific information about how a file is compressed?

File compression works on the basic idea of assigning commonly recurring chains of strings to a common index of a table where the full string is stored. For example: Input file: foo bar bash baz foo ...
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Checking integrity of my server data

I want to make a log to detect the nature of intrusions into my Unix/Linux based server. For that I want to learn some tools like Open Source Tripwire and OSSEC. Please suggest to me similar tools. ...
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Tool to watch latest software releases from upstream?

Does anyone know of a program/framework to watch latest software releases from upstream? For example for wordpress, apache/nginx, and so on. The program should just retrieve respective software ...
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How to install SMS Servers and Phone Servers?

If we want our servers to email, we know that we should install sendmail or qmail. If we want our servers to send sms or robot calling (e.g voice confirmation [insecure method] ), what should we ...
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How to record a flash movie from a live cam on the Internet?

I am watching some webcams live from the Internet, showing some big cities around the world. I'd like to record some to show to my friends at home. Is it possible?
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Backup & restore from Linux to Windows while Linux is running

I have a lab with some Linux machines, some are Red Hat 5.1 machines installed on HPDL580 HW, and some are Linux installed on BLADE IBM machines. Also I have laptop computer with Windows XP. My ...
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What would be a light weight, memory non-intensive distro for virtual server use?

I have come across several posts talking about light weight distros from a general context, but none of them are really hitting the nail on the head for me. Specifically, I have PHP script that I run ...
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Recommendation for an eBook reader for Gnome

There are eBook readers for Android, there's Okular for KDE, and stuff like that, but what I want, is an eBook (ePub format) reader for my normal Linux desktop. I know there's Calibre, which goes way ...
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EPUB reader for *BSD/Linux

What are the best native EPUB readers for *BSD/Linux. Browser add-ons are not an option. I prefer non-Qt applications but you can share Qt applications if you want. If possible, I want a program that ...
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Should I investigate Rocks or Ubuntu/Mosix for building a cluster?

I work at a college doing system administration. Someone in their lab is looking to build a cluster for running complex Octave and C++ projects. They have brand new modern machines. My question is ...
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Which desktop environments let you switch to a non-default window manager?

I used to use fvwm as the window manager under Gnome 2, but as I understand Gnome 3 can't be used with a non-default window manager, so I'm looking for alternatives. Are there other desktop ...
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Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)

Ok, I realise that I risk a religious war asking a question about text editors, but here goes. Requirements Mostly used for config file edits Text based not GUI Available for Raspian flavour of ...
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Is there a command like head but for line truncation?

Linux's head selects a number of lines from the top of a file. Is there a command that selects a number of characters from the front of a line? The use case behind the question is this: I want to ...
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.lit reader for Linux

Is there any reader for ebooks in .lit format for Linux? Or is there one for Windows that I can run on my Linux with Wine? Distro: openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 and Linux Mint 12 x86_64
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Music management software that sync playlists onto Android device

I am trying to find a music management software that can sync playlists onto my Android phone running Cyanogenmod 9. BTW, this handset does not have an Internet connection. Specifically, I want the ...
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Define length and scale picture

Is there any program under linux where I can do the following: Suppose I have for example a scan of a drawing on a squared paper and suppose that the squares of the original paper have any distance ...
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PDF editor with regular expressions for bookmarks?

Are there any Unix-based PDF editors with automatic bookmark creation?
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How do you truncate all columns in a file to a specific length?

Given columned text in a file that is delimited by a certain character, how do you truncate the width of either a specific column(s) or all columns? The use case is that I am reading some log files ...
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A simple hierarchical task list (that lets you cross out tasks) for linux in the Ubuntu repositories?

I just spent way too much time looking for this. Treeline is very close, but it doesn't allow marking a task as done with a single key press. It's a powerful data organizer and one has to change ...
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Convert audio to text

I heard about existence of some speech recognition systems, and it seems I need one of those. Basically, I have an audio file with speech (only one person is speaking most of the time), and I want to ...
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E-Mail client in linux which allows to search encrypted mail

Is there an E-Mail client for linux which allows to search old gpg encrypted mails (i.e. find all mails which contain a particular keyword in the body, including the encrypted ones).
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What is a good alternative to iTunes on Linux?

I use iTunes primarily to sync music to my iPod, but other than that I use it to play music as opposed to streaming like Pandora or Spotify. I'm trying to completely convert from Win7 to Fedora and if ...
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good Ubuntu/Debian distro for a development/coding VM?

I have a Windows laptop, but I like to use Linux as a development/coding environment. Currently I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with VirtualBox. Some of the issues with this setup ...
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Anyone know a dynamic lyric display application for mpd that works on Arch Linux?

I'm looking for a dynamic lyric display app, not like in sonata, static display in a tab, but dynamic ones, show corresponding lines as the music plays
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Wiki for emacs users

I am looking for a new wiki software for a small private network. Since all users are very addicted to emacs, it would be nice to make everything "emacs compatible". What wiki software is most ...
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Which wiki software does CentOS.org use? [closed]

Like the title says, if you goto CentOS.org and hit up the wiki, I am trying to figure out which wiki software it is. Usually I can scroll to the bottom and get the wiki software name and version from ...
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Tool for todo notes and lists for linux which allows tagging

I am looking for a handy (offline) tool to manage todo-notes and lists on linux. As a necessary requirement it should be possible to assign tags and sort, filter and search for tags. It should support ...
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Desktop environment for my grandma

I've an old laptop sitting around and I'm moving abroad. My grandma is kinda sad about that so I was thinking of installing some Linux distro on the old laptop and tailor it to her needs. What would ...
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A Calendar/Scheduling application

I'm looking for a program to use as a calendar. The first observation that I would make is that Google apps would be perfect except for two things: it is online, and it is online. The first ...
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PNG viewer that can display text chunks metadata

Is there a PNG viewer that can display text chunk metadata? Ideally, I'd like a way to view arbitrary chunks.
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Gnome, KDE, XFCE… which is most simple and customizable?

This'll be my first Linux install, so I've never had to choose between a desktop environment (I come from OS X) -- forgive me if I'm not fully literate on where exactly the OS ends and the desktop ...
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Linux/UNIX for older (Pentium 4) laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux for low-end hardware and internet browsing What UNIX or Linux would be the most suitable for my old laptop HP Compaq nx9010 hardware? Hardware specs: Chipset: ...
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What is the best text-mode browser? [closed]

I am looking for one that is updated frequently and has support for many things. Please also state how to install it.
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Lightweight browser for linux

Is there a lightweight, fast browser (for old hardware) for linux which has the following features: supports tags for bookmarks and has a tag search function supports (possibly via plugins) most ...
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Which application to use for a calendar?

I need a calendar that stores everything locally as I work from places that dont have internet sometimes (I'm a virtual office). I really can't figure it out from reading what I can find about the ...
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Workflow management software for Linux

I'm not really sure if the software that I need is a workflow management software. Basically I need something that I can host on a Linux server that will provide the following functionality: ...
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Command-line password manager that uses SSH key to authenticate

I'm looking for a command-line password manager, much like pwsafe, but one that features SSH key authentication. That is, I'd like to be able to add my SSH key to the authentication when opening the ...
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Kompare-like tool that needs no kdelibs dependencies?

Are there any Kompare-like tools without KDE dependencies? Can be Qt or GTK based.
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Is there any (good) SQLite GUI for Linux?

I'm looking for a SQLite graphical administration utility for Linux but I can't seem to find any (I found an extension for Firefox I'm not a user of that browser). Is there any that you know of?
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Personal Drawing Board

I am a computer science major who has a lot of theoretical classes that involve a lot of math. I hate using pen and paper for scratch work because I keep on losing them so I am planning on getting a ...
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Non-KDE alternative to KNotes?

Do you know a KNotes-like program that does not require the whole KDE stuff? To anybody not knowing KNotes, this is what it does and how it looks like:
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List of available fonts with samples

I want to list all installed fonts on my system and view them to choose one for some purpose. How is that possible? Is there a program, which can provide sort of gallery of installed fonts?
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What is the fastest way to view images from the terminal?

The terminal is very fast and convenient way to quickly access directories and files (faster than find and click on the directory). One thing that it cannot show in text-mode is "pictures". What ...