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Personal health records software

Does anybody know personal health records software for Linux? I want to record blood pressure, pulse, temperature, feel to analyze later. I will write information manually, as my measuring ...
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Is there a good command line tool for converting to and from FLAC audio format?

Ideally, I want to convert from MP3 to FLAC and back. I also need to be able to script this.
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Download Manager for Linux

I need some good download manager for Linux (like IDM on windows). I want it to be able to install a browser plugin too, which allows you to download movies from youtube or other sites easily. It ...
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FTP client with a good GUI?

I love linux because I get control over my system. But I do herald from the school of mac, where things are simple, beautiful, and powerful. I like it that way, as opposed to having lots of knobs and ...
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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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Command like `column -t` that instead keeps separators in output

I'm editing a simple table. I would like to have it nicely formatted. While I could use tbl, latex, or similar, this seems overkill -- plain text really is sufficient. As it's simple I might as ...
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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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What linux editor can open a 200G file for editing within a minute or two?

I'm looking for an editor that will open the file in chunks (not try to read the whole file into memory) as I'm trying to hand-edit a 200G file.
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Connecting fetchmail (or another MRA) to Exchange

I currently use fetchmail as my MRA, using IMAP to connect to my office's Exchange 2007 server. Unfortunately, IT is disabling POP3 and IMAP access soon. Does fetchmail support connecting to Exchange ...
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merge that works at word granularity instead of line

The old diff, patch, and merge programs, and their modern descendents in the form of version control systems work great for managing source code that can be edited concurrently by multiple people. ...
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What tools to use to eliminate metadata in graphics files?

What tools can I use to delete all the EXIF, IPTC, XMP, etc metadata from graphics files?
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proxifier-like software on Unix?

Having some pleasant time with Proxifier, I just wonder if that kind of software is feasible under Unix/Linux? Is it easy to start a project like that, or are there existing projects available? Are ...
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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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Email client that understands both HTML and maildir

I'm using Mutt as my main email client, but I'm looking for another one for my work email (because of HTML email). I need one that can handle my existing Maildir email, to be able to switch between ...
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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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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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Which desktop indexer indexes xml file content?

My favorite indexer doesn't have this capability, and I'm looking for an alternative that does.
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Network monitoring tool

I'm basically looking for a utility that displays which processes are using how much bandwidth, similar to how top displays which processes use how much resources.
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easy-to-use image-editing FLOSS

I'm looking for recommendations for something easy to use that will allow me to edit my images. I fiddled with Inkspace and GIMP and found them not so intuitive (I don't want to have to read a manual ...
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Are there any advanced clipboard managers for Linux?

Are there any "advanced clipboard" managers for Linux that can store several things at one time? For example I might wnat to collect several things in the clipboard: a .jpg file some text etc. ...
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Desktop overlay program showing CPU, HDD, etc. stats

In different screenshots of people's Linux desktops, I've seen different apps that overlay the desktop with information about their computer. Often this gadget/app shows CPU and HDD information. ...
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Irfanview alternative

I'm looking for some very simple image viewer with the following functionality: fast start next/previous navigation (in directory) full-screen mode reasonable format support keyboard controllable ...
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Software for very simple editing of advanced .psd files

I need a Linux application for very simple editing of advanced .psd files in Linux. Turning on and off layers would be enough. Unfortunately, GIMP has way too many problems with it. It is unable to ...
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is there anything like this web browser in the debian/ubuntu repositories?

It's been a while since my web-browsing has really suited me. What I would really like is: A javascript-enabled web browser with a tab-based browsing system that can be controlled simultaneously ...
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Efficient todo / project / task manager application?

I am looking at a todo / project/ task management application for Linux that goes beyond making a simple list of tasks with check boxes. What I'm looking for is an application that will also help me ...
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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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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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File manager which is able to filter using regular expressions

Is there any graphical file-manager which supports thumbnails for linux like thunar or nautilus, which allows me to filter a directory by a regular expression. For example typing /home/user/*tex ...
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Simple, user-friendly GUI file finder?

simple, user-friendly = as Google search web page, one editbox, one button, nothing to explain, everybody grasps an idea in 1ms fast = finding files and directories by filenames, not by content (!) ...
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Spotlight/Search on Fedora

I apologize for the MacOSX reference, but is there an equivalent of Spotlight-Search in Fedora, specifically FC14 x86_64 ?
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Tilling window manager written in Python

Is there any tiling manager like XMonad but written with Python? I think Haskell was too hard for me. But I know python a little.
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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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Software for navigating a network diagram

I would like to visualize a large amount of data as a network diagram, such as the one seen in this graph drawing (but much more complex). Is there any software available that can import a huge ...
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CalDAV command line client?

I'd like to do my CalDAV from the CLI just as I do my IMAP from mutt, what is my best bet as far as clients are concerned?
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Is there a software like Nokia Ovi Suite for syncing Nokia symbian phones with GNU/Linux?

I have been looking unsuccessfully for many days for a nice linux software similar to the Nokia Ovi Suite or Nokia PC Suite for syncing Messages, Contacts etc in Ubuntu/Fedora. There were rumors ...
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Is there a tool that lets me share internet connection through Wifi?

I really like OS X's ability to share the internet connection through everything within several mouse clicks, but it seems that the Mac is doing something funny that prevents Linux machines from ...
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Is there any Project Management FLOSS that has Resource leveling?

An explanation of what Resource leveling is.
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Audio frequency spectrum of a video at a given time

Is there a simple way to get the audio frequency spectrum at a given time of a video? My motivation is the following: I was wondering if it is possible to "measure" the Doppler shift from YouTube ...
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Recommended mailing list manager for use with Postfix

I have a small VPS (256MB RAM, 12% cap CPU) with Postfix installed that I use to host my mail domains. I want to run a mailing list manager, but would like to avoid Mailman because of its big ...
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How can I check the charge of an Apple iPod Shuffle?

I am using Ubuntu and would like to know the answer to this question: How does one determine whether his/her Apple iPod Shuffle's charge is full in Linux? In Windows it's easy since iTunes shows ...
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Alternatives to HUD

Are there alternatives to HUD (from unity) which work together with different window managers (especially with tiling WM's)?
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Looking for a good interactive pdf viewer

I like zathura for its simple UI, very nice for just reading. I like xournal for its rich annotation features. But what I still need is a reader that is interactive, has a "find" feature, is able ...
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all media converter

do you know something which is able to convert almost all media types? from flv to music to wav to mp3?
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Databases for embedded Linux?

I need to choose a database for an application on an embedded linux platform. Any suggestions on which databases are typically used with embedded linux? Please let me know. Regards Radha.
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vector images in linux

Gimp cannot create vector images, is there a good linux application for this?
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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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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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Linux editor with VMS EDT like direction mode

VMS editor EDT allows one to use the keypad to control most of ones editing commands. One of the rather nice features is that the direction of operation can be set to "up" or "down". This then effects ...
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What is the most advanced video editing FLOSS?

There are so many video editors out there (at least half a dozen during my search), and I wonder which is the most advanced among them? How does it compare with commercial offerings?
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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 ...