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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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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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FOSS web-based Project Management software similar to Open project and Task juggler

Are there any other open-source project-management software like task juggler and open project (which itself is a fork of redmine). These are the features which are needed to have :- a. ...
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Which window manager should I use: i3 or Awesome? [closed]

I have been using dwm for quite some time now, but right now I want to switch to something less minimalistic. What I am looking for is: Speed (I want the terminal to show up as quickly as possible) ...
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Linux replacement for Apple Keynote software?

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, which makes amazing sideshow presentations. Is ...
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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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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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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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Personal health records software

Does anybody know personal health records software for Linux? I want to record blood pressure, pulse, temperature, feel to analyze later. I will write information manually, as my measuring ...
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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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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 to make a backup of the data in my Laptop? [duplicate]

I would like to make a backup of all the data in my Fedora Laptop (Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents, etc.) in an external hard drive. Basically I need to know two things: A good software to do ...
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unable to locate package software-centre on chromebook [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu via crouton on my hp chromebook 14, but I need to install software centre as I can't do anything without it. I try to run apt-get install software-centre but it returns ...
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Missing/broken dependancies on OpenSUSE, normal?

Re-installing our little LAMP server at work, a bit tired of Ubuntu server so I had a look around and decided on OpenSUSE, nicely supported, well maintained blah blah however pretty much every package ...
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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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Extremely stable Linux or FreeBSD system for offline workstation [closed]

Recently I ordered a new PC. I'm a computer graphics designer and in my free time I like to write simple programs. Frequently I have some work to be done at home. I am experienced Linux user after ...
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Is there a launcher that features tab-completion?

I'm looking for a "proper" launcher that also allows running raw commands, including tab completion. Hence, it must do two things, at a minimum. It's a "proper" launcher, hence respect ...
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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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What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux? [closed]

can you explain me what a Binaries-based installation is and how does it work? On linux there is the Package-based installation, the Source-Based Installations and the Binaries-based installation. ...
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Is there any (good) SQLite GUI for Linux?

I'm looking for a SQLite graphical administration utility for Linux but I can't seem to find any (I found an extension for Firefox I'm not a user of that browser). Is there any that you know of?
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Cannot remember the name of a CLI recorder software

I stumbled across a useful command line recorder that allows the user to copy the text when watching the 'recording'. I just cannot remember the name of the project. I just remember you can play and ...
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What is the fastest way to view images from the terminal?

The terminal is very fast and convenient way to quickly access directories and files (faster than find and click on the directory). One thing that it cannot show in text-mode is "pictures". What ...
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Linux Network UPS Tools Setup

Power failures have been wrecking my server, so I recently plugged it into a USB UPS (MEISSNER XT1200 (1200VA) UPS). The problem is that the power failures last longer than the UPS battery can handle ...
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What happened to ePDFview‽

In my older Fedora installation (It's Fedora 20 right now, but I've been updating it since well before FC18), I'm using a rather minimal PDF viewer, called "ePDFview". It seems to be gone from more ...
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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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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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Can I check how much energy a USB device is consuming?

Is there any utility I could use to check how much energy a USB device is consuming, for a given time frame?
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Magazine publishing software with RTL support

We want to publish an electronic magazine about to free software applications such as Gimp, Inkscape, GNU/Linux and so on. We need a magazine or book design application similar to InDesign of the ...
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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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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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What is the most complete MS Word alternative? [closed]

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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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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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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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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Simple X window manager [closed]

I'm looking for a simple X window manager that : stacks new windows over all others on screen has no window decorations at all (no title, no borders, no min/max buttons) opens all windows in max ...
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Software for visually building regular expressions?

I frequently need to create regular expressions for use in scripts (mostly when used in sed), however, I find, sometimes the regular expressions get very complicated and difficult for me to understand ...
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Draw the segments from the given points

I have a list of multiple points (>= 10000) in format x y For example 1 2 1.0001 2.003 ... Is there any Linux program to draw segment between the 1st and the 2nd, 2nd and the 3rd, n-th and the ...
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How to set-up a Gnu/Linux distro for kids? [closed]

I will have to repair a computer, which will be used by kids (9-12 years). This computer had Vista, but I will install a Gnu/Linux distro, for security/pedagogic reasons. I just come here to ask if ...
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Best Dictionary Software for Linux [closed]

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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Efficient todo / project / task manager application [closed]

I am looking at a todo / project / task management application for Linux that goes beyond making a simple list of tasks with check boxes. What I'm looking for is an application that will also help me ...
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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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GUI for GIT similar to SourceTree

Is there a similar piece of software to SourceTree, a GUI for git, for Linux? I know about Giggle, git cola, etc. I'm looking for a beautiful, easy to use GUI for git.
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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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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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Software for image files analysis

Is there some program to analyze files, especially image files, for Linux, with functionality similar to hex editors, which will show what bytes changed after I paint some area of the image and etc.
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Command line utility to learn bit twiddling hacks

I am currently reading Hacker's Delight and would like to practice as I read through the book. Is there any command line *nix tool to perform binary operations and see output in binary?
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Self-contained password manager with CLI [closed]

I'm looking for a password manager that has the following properties: The manager is entirely self-contained. I take and install a directory on a thumbdrive and execute from that drive. It should ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files

I am a Fedora user and my current file manager is Thunar. The OS is quite nice but I am not satisfied with Thunar. There are a lot of features I think it's lacking but mainly I am missing more ...
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Disk usage inside archives, like ncdu

I am a fond user of the ncdu utility to figure out how space is used within a directory. However, I have a use case where I am trying to choose which folders to backup and which folders not to ...
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Which GUI diff viewer would you recommend, with Copy-to-Left/Right functionality?

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 ...