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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, ...
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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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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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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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The best Linux Open-source wiki with native support for Windows (NTLM) authentication

I need to set up a wiki for our engineering group; we are part of an Enterprise-wide Windows Active Directory domain. Most of the corporate IT applications use NTLM to authenticate (automatically via ...
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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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Shift every mode by a constant factor of an audio signal

Is there any tool for linux which can shift every frequency of the spectrum of a sound signal by a constant factor and output the resulting sound? Especially I am looking for a way to simulate the ...
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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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Linux Distro and Media Server Software choice

I'm going to be building a computer and setting it up as a media center for the guys I live with. The things I would like it to do are show up in iTunes as a shared library, and probably be able to ...
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Smitty like solution under Linux or BSD?

Are there any solutions similar to AIX smit for Linux based OSes? Basically this would be some kind of 'terminal menu-driver' script collection perhaps using ncurses for doing things that system ...
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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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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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Stable H323 Clients?

Are there any H323 clients that are stable (don't crash all the time)? I only found Ekiga, but people in my work group are telling me that it is unusable, because it is crashing all the time. Is ...
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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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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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Problems with vuze plugins

I needed a torrent client that supports feeds and mailing me when stuff is finished. Vuze supports feeds and a plugin was supposed to do the trick about mailing me. But I have encountered great ...
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Process Monitor equivalent for Linux?

Is there a Unix/Linux equivalent of Process Monitor, whether GUI or CUI? If it makes a difference, I'm looking at Ubuntu, but if there's an equivalent for other systems (Mac, other Linux variants ...
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Alternative to find?

Is there an alternative find program with a more conventional CLI interface? find works and expects parameters in a painfully different way from most other utils. Clarification: I'm looking for a ...
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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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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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MP3+FLAC tag editor for Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which mp3 tagging tool for Linux? Are there any good batch tag editors for Ubuntu/Fedora? Which one is the best?
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Notational Velocity on Linux?

Is there a Linux equivalent of the note-taking software Notational Velocity?
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Alternatives to FVWM window manager?

I've been using FVWM for over a decade, and for some time I've been concerned that the window manager is dying a slow death. I realize that 2.6.0 just came out a few days ago, and ironically that is ...
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Program to track and analyze usage

I would like to get my computer usage statistics (what programs I ran, for how long and etc. More is better). I used to use wakoopa but I'm not willing to throw statistics out to the web. I've tried ...
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Debian Lenny, Which mailserver to setup?

I want to setup a Debian box to handle all email for my domain. I can point my mx record to the box but... what software do I need on there.. I've seen Postfix and Courie.. are these okay for what I ...
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How to setup a local POP3 server?

I'm developing a Thunderbird extension and I would like to setup a fake POP3 account to play with. What's the easiest way to setup a local POP3 server? It doesn't need to be particularly ...
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Are there any desktop email clients that implement gmail style conversation view?

I don't like threaded email views as much as the inline "conversation view" of gmail, however gmail is not as fast as I'd like it to be. Are there any desktop clients which provide a "conversation ...
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Looking for a Linux distro with specific window related features

I have been looking for the past few days, I need these features: Docking a window on any side of a desktop expands it to fit half/a quarter of the space Resizing and moving windows must be very ...
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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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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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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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Secure FOSS alternative to Skype on Linux & OpenBSD?

Criteria: Makes audio/video calls Encrypts the whole traffic (using good encryption) Is cross-platform (including Windows 7, etc.) Runs on modern Linux distributions (Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.) Runs on ...
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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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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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Please recommend a GUI telnet client

I'm looking for a simple GUI telnet client. I only ever used the CLI one, simply named telnet.
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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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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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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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Linux equivalent for Microsoft Visio?

Visio is a great tool for creating diagrams, flowcharts, prototyping, etc. But it is Windows-only and is not free. Are there any graphical tools for Linux that can do many of these same tasks well?
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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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sticking stickies to windows

I'm looking for a sticky notes/knotes/etc type program with one difference: I can stick a note on a window, rather than the desk top, and it will remain attached to the window. Basically, I want to ...
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Alternative to Miro Video Converter for Linux?

Back in the Windows/Mac days, I used the wonderfully easy to use Miro Video Converter to convert videos I have into either the more open and Freerer Theora or WebM formats. Two problems: (1) No Linux ...
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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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Reroute one URL

I am looking to reroute one particular URL to another, for example : http://website.com/page1.html to http://website.com/page2.html on a third party server only on my machine. But I still want it to ...
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Fastest RDP client on linux

I currently use KRDC on CentOS, but mouse pointer is a little slow and I'm sure that this is not caused by my internet line speed, because the windows RDP client works and everything is fine. Which ...