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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 ...
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Is there an alternative to the `which` command? [duplicate]

If the which command is not available, is there another 'standard' method to find out where a command's executable can be found? If there is no other 'standard' method available, the actual system I ...
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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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What jabber server for personal use?

Using Debian or Ubuntu, what would be the jabber server of choice for small-scale setups? I mean a setup with probably under 100 user accounts. Key features: sane and secure defaults easy and ...
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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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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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Is there a usable gui front-end to git on Linux?

I'm a former windows user and just started using ubuntu. On windows, we had two great softwares: TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit. Both are so good programs that they allow us to do everything like commit, ...
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I need a text editor to edit/visualize >10GB text files

So as to vizualize, and hopefully edit, a very large text file, more than 10GBytes (a backup dump of whole database), I have tried using vim... it didn't behave very well. I have also tried cat to at ...
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What Linux utility can split a large file into a multi-file archive that can be opened on Windows?

I have a 6GB file which I need to transport on DVDs. I have a Linux system, while the recipient has a Windows system. Is there any way for me to make a multi-part archive to spread the file across two ...
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Looking for a simple X Window panel/dock with icon “pinning” feature from Windows 7

I am using OpenBox WM and I am looking for some simple dock application (that could be used along with OpenBox) that has this icon "pinning" feature. It can also be a panel. So far I have found this: ...
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GUI archive manager that works well over ssh

I'm using file-roller and it doesn't work well when my archive file is accessed via ssh (it throws an error when I try to open it). Any alternatives?
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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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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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A tool for checking broken web links

Please recommend a tool that checks for broken links on a web site. not required, but would be nice to have: checks standards-compliance of the HTML, CSS, Javascript, ... displays permanent ...
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What is a free open source webmail software with pgp support?

I've a virtual server not a ksm but with lighttpd and mysql and postfix. Can I use it to replace my existing free webmail and what is a good software? I also want to use pgp if it's possible?
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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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Are there any apps that will post to multiple social networking accounts at once?

I currently use Ping.fm to post to multiple social networks at once, but it's been irritating me for a while and I'm thinking of writing a tool to replace it for myself. But I figure it's possible ...
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Program for two-way synchronization of big files (VM disk images)

I heavily use virtual machines in my work and I need an efficient way of synchronizing them between my PCs. I know of bigsync, but this program works well only for one-way synchronizing (like ...
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Is there any FileZilla Server alternative (GUI based) in Linux?

I'm wondering is there any alternative to FileZilla server in Linux? I'm looking for a server with GUI manager which offers nearly zero configuration so I can run and manage FileZilla server within ...
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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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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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VPN on Fedora Linux?

I'm looking to install and setup a VPN on my Linux installation which is Fedora 14. At the moment the only one I know of is OpenVPN but I'm wondering if this the best option for Fedora or if Fedora ...
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What program can I use to get copier/fax functionality from separate scanner and printer?

It is difficult to find a good multifunction laser printer in my price range. But there are several good cheap laser printers (non-multifunction) and I have an excellent scanner (better than I could ...
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IM program to support yahoo video calls

I have been trying to migrate to Linux from Windows during the past one year. Until I completely deleted my windows and I have been using Linux mint 15 for the last 30 days. I am really satisfied. I ...
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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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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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Are there any MathType clones for Open/Libre - Office?

Are there any OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice equation editor/makers, similar to MathType?
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Can you recommed a discrete simulation modelling system (like GPSS or Rockwell Arena) for Linux?

Do you know of a tool for discrete processes (those like production, logistics, client queue service (retail, call center etc.) etc.)) simulation modelling? I am familiar with 2 of such applications ...
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What are the differences between rdesktop and xfreerdp?

rdesktop and xfreerdp are both linux clients for RDP. However from their respective websites it is not clear what advantages/drawbacks of using one over other are there. I found one post, which ...
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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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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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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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best bittorrent client on Linux

What would people recommend as a free (as in freedom) BitTorrent client on Linux? Wikipedia has a Comparison of BitTorrent clients. For the record, I'm currently using QBittorrent, which I'm quite ...
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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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What are my choices when I want to convert DVD format to AVI under Linux?

What software is out there there to help me convert to AVI from DVD?
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Fedora 14 install Fedora 19 software?

I am using Fedora 14 right now and find some software in the fc14 repository is a little old. I need some software in my machine to be updated, say, to the Fedora 19 version. Without upgrading the ...
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Lightweight MS Paint/MacPaint equivalent FLOSS in Linux?

What is an equivalent to MS Paint and MacPaint that works on Linux? There is a BSD-licenced one called Paintbrush that's great for Mac OS X, but I have not found one on Linux. I hope it can be ...
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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 animation programs for animating static images?

I'd like to make a simple movie with my kids. I've taken some pictures of toys and cropped them to be the characters. I'd like to make a movie where these move against some background (ie the ...
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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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IDE for website development

This question has popped up in many open forum sites if you do a search term, but I think most of them are either talking about the remote explorer functionality or the design view. However this is ...
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Notational Velocity on Linux?

Is there a Linux equivalent of the note-taking software Notational Velocity?
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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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Recommended reverse firewall applications for linux? [on hold]

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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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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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, ...