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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 ...
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Manage papers offline on a linux system

Is there any smart way to manage scientific papers for offline use in a linux system. For example: It should be possible to tag papers with customizable tags, sort them by tags and so on if I see ...
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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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IM client which can turn off notification in a specific conversation window?

So, the problem is that some chat buddies send chat lines a lot or too often. A typical example: Chad McChaddy: Hi mate Me: Hi Chad: Could you take a look at problem XYZ? ABC is not working. Me: K, ...
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ZIP password finders for Linux?

I'm trying to extract ZIP files for an encrypted archive I've forgotten the password for. So far I've found the tool fcrackzip which does what I want, but its own manpage states that it has numerous ...
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Editor for markdown tables

Is there any tool for linux which makes it easier to generate and edit tables for markdown?
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Browser-based front-end to linux

I'd like to ask if anything like this exists. A browser-based tool for looking at a Linux system, managing it, and helping newbies diagnose problems. What I'm thinking of is something like this : ...
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Simple feed aggregation server

I’m looking for a program that runs as daemon, downloads Atom and RSS feeds at least every minute, and provides a paginated Atom feed of all entries of all feeds through a simple HTTP server. It ...
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Software for visually building regular expressions?

I frequently need to create regular expressions for use in scripts (mostly when used in sed), however, I find, sometimes the regular expressions get very complicated and difficult for me to understand ...
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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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Extract pitch information from audio file

Is there a command-line utility which would allow me to extract pitch information from an audio file and store it in a numerical form (i.e. as a list of comma-separated values)?
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Image viewer for multiple images

Is there any image viewer (like eog) for linux which can do the following: Show 2 (3 or 4) images of a directory with maximal possible sizes on one page at the same time. When I click "next", it ...
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What are my options for integrating audacity into shell scripts?

Just generally, I mean. Ideally I want to be able to script the nyquist plugins directly from the Linux command line by means of one-liners. A cursory glance at scripting audacity shows that it's ...
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Will switching from Gnome to LXDE improve battery life?

I currently have Fedora 14 and the battery life is not so good. I am planning to switch to Fedora 16. Will I get significantly more battery life if I go for the LXDE spin instead of GNOME?
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Capturing area of the screen without a Desktop Environment?

I'm running OpenSuse with dwm as a window manager. Since I made the switch from KDE, I haven't found a way to take a screenshot or even capture part of my screen. Is there a way I can do this in a ...
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Looking for an efficient way to display PDFs

I've used several unix tools to display PDFs, like xpdf, evince, epdfview… What I'm looking for is not very complicated. I'd like to display a full page inside the application window with reduced ...
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Linux distribution for a netbook with 7-inch display with 800×480 screen resolution

What distros work well on an eeePC with an 800x480 7-inch non-touch display and a 2GB SSD flash drive? I tried a couple, but they're definitely not optimized for 800x480. I need something for rich ...
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Lightweight feature-rich alternatives to OpenOffice and LibreOffice

I really like LibreOffice however I'm having issues with it freezing up and I can't seem to start a new instance of the writer on multiple desktops (I'm using dwm and want several documents open). ...
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Find links and their positions in a PDF

I need to find all links in a PDF file, along with the page they're on and their X/Y position. Is there any tool or combination of tools I can use to do that?
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Pretty tail -f for log files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to have tail -f show colored output Is there a bash/awk script or utility that pretty formats and colors tail -f from log files? At the moment I am specifically ...
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Do you know any campaign manager running on linux?

I'm searching for a RPG (roleplaying game) campaign manager running on Linux. The main features are mapping capabilities and intuative layout. Does any of you know one?
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What is the best method to get GNOME 2 in Arch Linux?

I love Arch Linux, and I love Gnome 2, but it's no longer available, since now Gnome 3 is the default version. I've seen MATE, which is a Gnome 2 Fork, and I've also seen that you can "rollback" your ...
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Which linux is the most “free”? [closed]

I would like to make my very personal own linux baby, which is not to get whole world users get involved but myself to use it and do lots of experiment with it, so that when things does not work with ...
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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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Recommended reverse firewall applications for linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a reverse firewall, something like Little Snitch for Linux, but my google-fu is failing me. Does something like this exist on Linux?
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Is there any web browser that uses keybinding apart from uzbl?

I have just found out about uzbl but for some reason it crashes with segmentation fault when I log into gmail (Arch). I don't have the time nor the knowledge of dealing with this segmentation fault so ...
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Open-source computer algebra systems for linux

Some years ago I used MuPAD as a free computer algebra system. However since 2005 it's not free anymore. So, are there any good free or even better open-source computer algebra systems for linux ...
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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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Deploying code on a bunch of machines

I have some binaries and code to be deployed to various environments. I currently use pexpect library in python to connect and rsync over sash to sync the code. Currently the method uses push ...
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Light, easy-to-use presentation software

I am looking for a Linux presentation software and the main features I need are: Light on dependencies and resource consumption (I use GTK+) Easy to use Align & Distribute information on slide ...
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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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Netdiscover packages for Fedora?

Ubuntu has a program called netdiscover. Netdiscover is an active/passive address reconnaissance tool, mainly developed for those wireless networks without dhcp server, when you are wardriving. It ...
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Linux server monitoring software

The dedicated server I'm looking after started to crash occasionally, I suspect because of overload, so I need some performance/resource based monitoring software, preferably with web interface, ...