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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 ...
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Is there a robust command line tool for processing csv files?

I work with CSV files and sometimes need to quickly check the contents of a row or column from the command line. In many cases cut, head, tail, and friends will do the job; however, cut cannot easily ...
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What software can I use to do live screen-casting in linux?

I'm looking for a software to do live screen-cast of our local user group meeting. What software can I use to do that? Ideally I'd like to capture the computer screen and speaker's audio and stream it ...
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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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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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How to visualize time-series data?

I have some time-series data I want to visualize as 2d plot. The input is ISO-date-format and value separated by space, one record per line: 2010-10-21 23 2010-10-22 32 etc. The output should be a ...
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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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Simple CLI rss reader, that can print only subject and uri, based on new since time interval

So what I'm looking for is easy enough to code, but I'm wondering if it already exists, so I don't going releasing duplicate code. I need a feed reader, that prints the subject, and uri on one line, ...
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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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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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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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Is there a tool that lets me exaggerate audio levels?

It often happens that a movie I'm watching has audio loudness levels set too low. Since I use a typical laptop, I can't just go raise the volume level of my speakers. I've raised all knobs offered by ...
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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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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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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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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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Simplest way of forwarding all mail from server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight outgoing SMTP server I am looking for a minimal mail solution (MTA) for a headless server which generate e-mails for local users and and fully qualified ...
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Video editor w/ stabilization?

As I slowly migrate from Apple's Mac OS X to a Linux distribution, I try to find good replacements for Apple's iLife software suite. I particularly like the current iMovie's image stabilization ...
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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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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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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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Is there any Project Management FLOSS that has Resource leveling?

An explanation of what Resource leveling is.
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Suggestions for a command line IRC client that supports downloads?

It's been awhile since I've used IRC and the last time I did was on a windows system with mIRC. I'm interested in finding a command line client that supports downloads and some degree of automation ...
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Linux webcam software [closed]

What are some good full-featured (whatever that means) webcam applications in linux. I know about cheese, but found some of its features lacking. Are there any others?
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Which mp3 tagging tool for Linux?

Which app would you recommend for Linux to tag MP3s? Under Windows I used to use tag&rename and liked it a lot; it works well under Wine, but I want something that runs natively
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Which GUI diff viewer would you recommend?

I've hardly ever used anything other than Meld. Can you recommend anything else? It would be extra nice if you give a reason for your recommendation (as a Comment). [note] I want an alternative ...
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IMAP mail notifier for window manager/task bar?

I am searching for a small new-email-notifier for IMAP mailboxes that displays it's status in the icon-bar (how do you call it?) of a window manager. Basically some biff/xbiff like tool ported to ...
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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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What is the most complete MS Word alternative?

I need to edit *.doc and *.docx files on Linux. What should I use? Emulation + MS Office OpenOffice OpenOffice variants Alternatives?
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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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Best Dictionary Software for Linux

Can anyone suggest a good "Dictionary" software in Linux. I have artha, but I am actually expecting a better one. Ok here are things which i look out for in a dictionary: Good database Word ...
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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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Modifying PDF files

I need to do some basic editing on existing PDF file. I.e. I need to: Add chapters/bookmarks Change some page numbering However I cannot find any tool - GUI or commandline - which would offer this ...
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Sunrise and other astronomical data from the command line

Is there a simple open-source, command-line program that can show the sunrise and sunset times at a given date and location, and perhaps moon and planet data as well? Browsing the Debian package ...
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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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Where can I find Software for Unix/Linux that does X?

I'm looking for a program that does X and runs on unix (or at least on my particular unix system). Where can I look? Is there a more efficient way than a generic web search?
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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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Minimalistic terminal music player that can play all my files randomly

I'm looking for a terminal music player. mpg321/mpg123 is quite what I need, but it can't play all my music directory (which contains child directories). cmus seems to be a bit of an overkill, as ...
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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.