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There are various: easytag has a lot of options kid3 if you're on a Qt/KDE environment id3v2 or eyeD3 for the command line Generally music players can also edit common tags, f.e. banshee, rhythmbox or amarok and a lot others, try searching your distributions repository and test some of them.


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If you are willing to go outside your comfort zone, LaTeX Beamer is really the only thing I have found that can match Keynote's output for Linux. Ease of use is a problem with LaTeX though, look at LyX for a nice editor, and some examples.


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You can use Python's csv module. A simple example: import csv reader = csv.reader(open("test.csv", "rb")) for row in reader: for col in row: print col


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There's Dia.. Not nearly as many features as Visio, but does diagrams: http://live.gnome.org/Dia


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A nice alternative is SmartGit. It has some very similar features to SourceTree and has built in 3-column conflict resoluvtion, visual logs, pulling, pushing, merging, syncing, tagging and all things git :)


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The first place to look is your distribution's package list. That's where you'll find the easiest-to-install programs. Some package management tools provide advanced ways of searching it. On Debian and Debian-based distributions (e.g. Ubuntu), you can search package descriptions with apt-cache search or aptitude search (on the command line), or through the ...


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rTorrent is quite good as well. It's CLI based client. But has great features.


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For me it is Transmission, simple, light and fast. But if you want a more friendly UI, you can check Vuze.


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There are many text web browsers, as there are many graphical web browsers, so it really depends on what you're looking for. lynx is a common slim choice, Elinks has many features. Both of these support other protocols, such as ftp and gopher (Elinks even supports bittorrent). Elinks may also be built with support for JavaScript, using Mozilla's former ...


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Personally, i3 takes the best features of the other big tiling-wm's (Xmonad, Awesome, DWM, etc) and combines it into one, Combined with dmenu/conky/dzen2 it's just what I look for in a WM. Check out the page; http://i3.zekjur.net/


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I use pdftk mainly. But here are some others to consider: pdfsam (PDF Split and Merge): "pdfsam is an open source tool (GPL license) designed to handle pdf files" PDFJam "A small collection of shell scripts which provide a simple interface to much of the functionality of the excellent pdfpages PDF file package (by Andreas Matthias) for pdfLaTeX." (You can ...


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There are a number of tools that are usable: meld kompare -- diff file viewer kdiff3 -- file difference viewer Diffuse -- file difference viewer Do you have two files and want to view their differences? Use a "file difference viewer". Do you have a diff file and want to look at it in an easy-to-read display? Use a "diff file viewer".


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"Complicated to configure" varies greatly depending on what languages you're proficient in. XMonad was extraordinarily complicated for me to configure, but that was because I know absolutely no Haskell, and that's the language the configurations are in. The two tiling window managers I've used and quite liked are: Awesome. Awesome configurations are in ...


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I think you are referring to removing the caret-M at the end of lines. You can use search and replace in vi to do this. In vi I normally do: (where "^" represents CTRL): :%s/^V^M//g Which shows on the screen as: :%s/^M//g


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Inkscape is today the de facto standard. In earlier times, people used xfig and I still love it, however it isn't for the faint of heart as the user interface is disturbingly ugly and unusual (but highly efficient once you got to know it). Then there is also dia which is modeled a bit after xfig but with a normal Gtk GUI.


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There's a Arch Linux wiki entry comparing 13 different Tiling Window Managers, in grid-like fashion, here on the Arch Linux Wiki. Perhaps it would be hepful. I haven't tried any of them yet, personally, but plan to in the near future when I have some time, so I'm following this thread closely as well.


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SQLite's small size and levels of completeness, stability & speed make it a popular choice for low-resource environments, which embedded systems usually are. It is used by parts of the current iPhone, Android and Symbian phone operating systems for this reason. You might want to add some details to your question to get more specific answers: do you know ...


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How about Inkscape ?


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I know two programs for manipulating PDFs under Linux: PDEedit "Pdf Editor is primary created for simple editation and manipulation with objects of documents in PDF format and storing them as new version of document. Editation and manipulation with objets is by graphical and by commandline interface too. For simple use command line is using script language, ...


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For commandline IRC, the most popular or commonly-used one is probably irssi. It's very robust, very flexible, highly extensible with scripts and layout themes, very well-documented, and has a decent community of users and supporters.


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ImageMagick comes with the import utility to take screenshots. It has tons of options, but by default it lets you draw a rectangle on the screen and saves just that portion. If you want an entire window you can use -window ID; the identifier "root" captures the entire screen


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I use conky to display date, battery, cpu, ram and swap information. You can find my conky file here or take a look at a thread about conky configs in the arch-linux forum. There you find many different configs and screenshots of conky in use.


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There are several choices of minimal, relay-only mail transfer agents (MTAs, or "mail servers"), some of which have been mentioned in other answers: msmtp http://msmtp.sourceforge.net/ nullmailer http://untroubled.org/nullmailer/ (my personal favourite) esmtp http://esmtp.sourceforge.net/ (unmaintained) sSMTP http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/ssmtp (no ...


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Assuming you need a program you can run from the shell like sendmail(8), perhaps MSMTP will fit your needs? It can connect to a remote SMTP server and submit mail it gets as stdin, just like sendmail.


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R is better at this sort of thing because: It's a complete programming environment, with C and Fortran-compatible extension APIs, so there is literally nothing you can't make it do. Many have already contributed their solutions to common problems to the CRAN: Comprehensive R Archive Network. There are many books on time series analysis and R in general. ...


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Sounds like a job for Perl with Text::CSV. perl -MText::CSV -pe ' BEGIN {$csv = Text::CSV->new();} $csv->parse($_) or die; @fields = $csv->fields(); print @fields[1,3]; ' See the documentation for how to handle column names. The separator and quoting style can be tuned with parameters to new. See also Text::CSV::Separator for ...


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How about Pencil? http://pencil.evolus.vn/en-US/Home.aspx


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You can make presentations with LyX and the beamer class. LyX is a semi-wysiwyg document editor that saves document in a format that can be converted to and from LaTeX. LyX produces PDF output which you then present in the PDF viewer of your choice. This meets your compulsory requirements; I don't know about animations, you don't stand a chance of Powerpoint ...


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My first suggestion would be Maxima, but it seems I'm out of date. Wikipedia lists several: Axiom, Cadabra, CoCoA, DoCon, Eigenmath, FriCAS, GAP, GiNaC, Macaulay2, Mathomatic, Maxima, OpenAxiom, PARI/GP, Reduce, Sage, SINGULAR, SymPy, Xcas It also has a comparison of computer algebra systems.


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The euphoniously named scrot takes screenshots from the command line... It has a couple of simple options, including a time delay and image quality. If you are wanting to take a shot in the console, and you are running a framebuffer, then you can use fbgrab.



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