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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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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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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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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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What tool can I use to sniff HTTP/HTTPS traffic?

I'm looking for a command line tool that can intercept HTTP/HTTPS requests, extract information such as: (content, destination, etc.), perform various analysis tasks, and finally determine if the ...
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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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Recommended reverse firewall applications for linux?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Drudging through email logs

I am in charge of maintaining a linux e-mail server running qmail on Red Hat Linux. Fairly often, I have to trace the path of some email through syslog and to be frank, this is rather tedious. ...
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Video Watermarking

I am looking for a solution in which I can add watermark to the given video at given frame. Is there any utility/tool to do so ?
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Is there a GUI alternative to GParted?

GParted 0.7.0 is less than ideal, so am looking for something else. Is there a credible alternative? [update] The two issues I was having had nothing to do with GParted.
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Windows Media Audio 9 player plugin- something for linux

I need something to play WMA radio. Do you know any way of doing this on linux?
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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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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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How to display my data (molecules)?

In my code I generate a .dat file which is of the format: x \t y \t z \t charge \t type \t ID There are about 3000 lines in the file and I want to display sphere (of radius 1 in my units). I ...
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Logging in using voice commands with GDM

Is there a program capable of doing such thing? Something that would wait for me to either supply a username and a password, or select my username and a voice command that does the same thing.
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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?