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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.
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Vlc Media Problem in Fedora!

I am using Fedora 13 and my VLC media player is showing this problem for the past one week. How do i rectify this error. Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/vlc from loading ...
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Linux replacement for Apple Keynote software?

Sorry for my ignorance, this is a newbie question: I am trying to migrate from Mac OS X to a Linux distribution, maybe/probably Ubuntu. One of my favorite applications for the Mac was Apple Keynote, ...
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Lightweight outgoing SMTP server

What do you use as a lightweight SMTP for outgoing e-mails only? I am running an app that sends e-mails via SMTP when events occur once in a while, and I don't need a fully featured e-mail server. ...
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X-based email for reading mail from cron jobs

Can anyone give a recommendation for a simple X-based equivalent of mail / mailx for reading the mail I get from cron jobs?
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Accessing the iPhone file system via Linux/Unix

My old iPhone is semi-bricked. It turns off after a few minutes and doesn't get past the load screen. It has important data on it which wasn't backed up. I'm trying to access the hard-drive's ...
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proxifier-like software on Unix?

Having some pleasant time with Proxifier, I just wonder if that kind of software is feasible under Unix/Linux? Is it easy to start a project like that, or are there existing projects available? Are ...
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Need advice in choosing a tiling WM

I've used GNOME's default window manager for some years, but now I want to try a tiling window manager. I want it to satisfy these two criteria: WM must be lightweight WM should not be complicated ...
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Download Manager for Linux

I need some good download manager for Linux (like IDM on windows). I want it to be able to install a browser plugin too, which allows you to download movies from youtube or other sites easily. It ...
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What's a good app for blogging?

A friend of mine recently converted from Windows to Linux and has been looking for a good app to replace Windows Livewriter. From talking to him it sounds like handling images is the main feature he ...
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How to remove Ctrl-M from files where dos2unix, perl, tr, and sed are not present?

Suppose you are working on a very old unix server where dos2unix, perl, tr, and sed are not present. How can you convert files from dos to unix format?
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Desktop overlay program showing CPU, HDD, etc. stats

In different screenshots of people's Linux desktops, I've seen different apps that overlay the desktop with information about their computer. Often this gadget/app shows CPU and HDD information. ...
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Record screen in X

How can I record all activity on the screen for a certain amount of time? I know about tools like xwd that capture a still image; can they be extended to record video? I'd prefer not using any fancy ...
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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 ...