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Software to run on the Linux operating system.

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Program to fetch updated packages

I have a huge environment that contains Windows & Linux (CentOS) servers. I am looking for a free GUI based tool that can fetch the list of recently updated/ installed packages from these servers.
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Linux distribution for beginners that does not need PPA repositories to install up to date software

On my Dad's older laptop, I had KUbuntu installed for him. I had choosen the KDE desktop environment because I believed it was relatively easy to use for people coming from the Windows world. BTW : ...
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Containerization Cluster Solution for many public facing apps on the same port

Preface So I'm not one to jump aboard Kubernetes just because it's become really popular. I don't have a business, it's literally just me, so I'm not interested in making things as complicated as ...
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Backup software with support for WOL

I am searching a backup software that is free or low cost (no subscription) and is capable of sending a WOL signal to my NAS before starting a scheduled backup. I want to have this ability, because I ...
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Googlecast receiver for Linux

I have a Linux nettop that's connected to my TV via HDMI. I'd love to cast videos of Youtube, dailymotion, vimeo, OK.ru apps (or from any site supported by youtube-dl) from my smartphone to my Linux ...
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Chat program that can be run on a linux desktop and does not require phone number

I'm looking for a chat program to replace messenger. I have four hard requirements: It has to be possible to run on a linux desktop. Preferably native, but web based chats, clients that can be run ...
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Ruler which follows mouse pointer (Linux)

I asked this question in the Unix-forum and got the suggestion to ask it here as well. I am currently reading a lot of texts on my computer, some which have wide rows, and shifting focus to write ...
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Good (free or paid) command line based Antivirus for Linux

I am using ClamAV for some time now and it is quite okay. But I would like to give some other Antivirus Softwares/tools a try. I am looking for something that: is Command-line based i.e. GUI is ...
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Ubuntu PDF reader/editor to fill advanced PDF forms

Scenario I have to fill a PDF form made with Adobe LiveCycle Designer that I suppose to contain some sort of scripts: It connects to a remote server to check to be the latest version of the form It ...
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Open-source Alternatives to MS Teams for Video Conferencing

In the presence of current wave of COVID-19, we all are forced to work-from-home and attend online group meetings. In this context, my organization is currently using MS Teams for such meetings. ...
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Program to help synchronize folder structures, with a twist

I am looking for a "file-synchronization" tool (you'll understand the quotes shortly) with the following properties: cross-platform (Linux and Windows at a minimum) this implies that it should be ...
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Software to colorize matching patterns? (like grep, but showing everything, just with matches colored)

I am looking for a FLOSS tool for the Linux terminal that acts similar to grep, but it should output everything, not just matching lines. But the twist is that the matching terms should be colorized (...
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Lossless image compression using optical character recognition ocr?

I have lots of high quality, high resolution black and white raster images of scanned text with a minimal amount of noise, around 6 Gigapixels or 500 pages per document. They use too much disk space ...
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detect network malicious activity coming from own linux server

I have a VPS provider that is strictly disallows malicious activity like ssh-bruting, ddos, and such. I also have multiple users that use the single VPS machine, each allocated to one docker ...
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simple self-hosted music streaming from flat directory

This question is a derivation of Browser-based music player (self-hosted). I suspect what I'm looking for is some configuration of Icecast and VLC or maybe even JWPlayer but before embroiling myself ...
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WinSCP alternative for Ubuntu

I've always used WinSCP for Windows to keep my directories up to date with the sync option. This is a really useful feature that most FTP clients lack. Now I started programming on Ubuntu and, since ...
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Automatically unlock desktop when approached with mobile

I'm looking for a way to use my mobile to automatically unlock my laptop. Blue Proximity seemed like a good answer, but it's clearly been abandoned as a project and I'm having problems with some of ...
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I need a terminal emulator that can change font size, have a background image, work with i3 and has no border

I am currently using urxvt, which fulfills almost all of these requirements, except it doesn't allow me to change font size. I need a terminal emulator with adjustable font size, in case I need to ...
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Alternative to Margins provided by Fermat's Library

I am looking for a comfortable pdf reader where I can read articles and paper as well as annotate them. For the annotation part I would like markdown or latex support. Fermat's Library offers an ...
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Communication between host and servers in Docker containers

Is there some software/framework/workaround that provide an easy way to exchange messages between the host and a container? More specifically, I have a host running a Python server on Ubuntu. This ...
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File manager for linux with arbitrary large thumnail size

For example nautilus or thunar has very limited thumbnail size. Is there any file manager for linux where you can configure an arbitrary thumbnail size for images (and zoom in and out in thumbnail ...
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Is there a PDF viewer for Linux that supports filling out forms?

I'm looking for a PDF viewer for Linux that I can use to fill out PDF forms and save them as a file. Happy for suggestions!
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Hierarchical todo list for Linux

I'm looking for a self-hosted TODO list, with hierarchy and a notes field for each task. Pretty simple, I think. The closest ones I found were MyLifeOrganized (Windows only and a bit overkill)... ......
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High Availability File Server for Linux (CentOS)

I want to setup a highly available file server which can serve up NFS exports and SMB shares from a linux box (CentOS preferable). The exports and shares need to be highly available (i.e. the needs ...
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What FOSS software can I use to draw DnD battle maps?

I'm a newbie DM in a DnD group and I'm looking for a fast way to draw battle maps. I need a software that: is free ("pro" version does not exist) and open source runs in Ubuntu (or at least in Wine) ...
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Alternative X-Servers for use with X2Go on Windows?

Are there any alternative X-Server implementations for use with X2Go other than vcxsvr and XMing? For tele-working my company has set-up X2Go for accessing our Linux-based PCs remotely. However, ...
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Graphical SSH - SFTP Manager for ubuntu 19.10

I was on windows for a long time. and I installed ubuntu 19.10 now. I was using Bitvise ssh and Mobaxterm for manage my servers in Windows. In Ubuntu I searched a lot, but I can not find application ...
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Linux console text editor with windows/mac style shift-arrow text selection, cut, quit and save

I have a terminal novice user-base who need to do some extremely light text editing from a console (authoring git commits, etc). I'd like to set EDITOR to something that keyboard binding-wise feels as ...
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High throughput pointcloud viewer (tens of millions)

I need to visualize a cloud of 3*10^7 3D points. I need to be able to interactively (>5fps) zoom/move/"fly" through the cloud. Things I don't need / acceptable tradeoffs: the viewer trying to figure ...
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Servers and clients implementing SFTP Protocol version 6

As is, SFTP protocol version 3, which is the most widely used version, especially in OpenSSH which implements it uniformly, does not provide folder size information, and this information can only ...
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Alternative To Greenshot for Linux( With Exporting Screenshots to a file .Eg Word or docx file

I want to take screenshots of window and want to save it in a doc file(or any format in which I can also write few lines later eg Docx) then again when I take a screenshot the second screenshot should ...
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Send live fullscreen video stream from Android device to a Linux computer

I have configured OBS in my Linux Mint and I am able to stream from my computer to Facebook Live, choosing different sources (a video, any of my monitors, any image file..). However, what I want to ...
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Track the static OS changes on Linux (installed package version change etc.)

Is there a Linux way that can be used to track package version change, or any file change? For my own purpose I'm looking for a tool that: takes in a saved status of the entire OS. And takes another ...
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Linux software to record .iso from optical drive multi session disk

Which Linux software can be used to record .iso from optical drive multi session disk? I tried k3b but it said it does not support multi session. Tried brasero and it did not detect the optical drive....
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Audio & Video teleconferencing program, hosted on personal PC

Given the social distancing measures put in place as of late due to COVID-19, and people's distrust of large organisations like Google having access to their data or conversations, I have spent time ...
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software to manage corporate proxy on linux machine

I am hoping for already existing software or scripts which help me manage by corporate proxy better on my linux machine. Usual challenges I face are: Setting/unsetting proxy - when in company ...
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Linux-based detector of files encrypted by ransomware

Today I've had an unpleasant accident at work, one of the users downloaded something infected by Eight ransomware on their Windows computer. Worst part is it encrypted some of the files on the drives ...
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Which software can shift voice formant?

Melodyne does exactly what I need but it is UI only. I'm looking for a way to shift formant of the voice programmatically. ffmpeg, sox, praat..? How can I do this? In speech science and phonetics, a ...
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Lightweight Simple Video/Audio Editor Linux

I am putting together a montage with a couple of audio tracks and around fifty three minute clips - which will be trimmed to ~5s each. I'm working with 1920x1080 @ 60fps video. Ideally Lightweight - ...
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Transparent raindrop ripple screensaver (having your screen display as background)

Some may consider this a frivolous question, but I think it's on-topic and it's important to me. Over a decade ago, I had a Red Hat Linux (cannot recall the release) with a collection of default ...
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How to discover a virus or rootkit on Ubuntu machine

I have been connected to free/public xfinitywifi and my Ubuntu machine has slowed down a lot. I am not sure if it's an update or if I got a virus. Using top and htop, the processes look normal, ...
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Like Firefox/Chrome's “Network” viewer but for entire OS. A Firebug or Web Inspector for all web traffic

I am looking for a way to see any images or XHR data that any apps on my Windows or Linux OS might be transmitting. Maybe I don't understand something crucial about the OSI stack, but I'm looking ...
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Overlay for iproute2 - python library

I have heard that there is a python library which serves as an overlay (is it correct word? overlap?) for iproute2. I mean that it allows to use iproute2 functions in python language. Is it pyroute2? ...
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Linux app for tracking work hours

I am looking for an app to track my working time. Tons of time tracking apps exist, but none of them suits my needs. I want: For a specific day add several entries as work time, e.g. „09:00 - 11:15“, ...
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Chart plotting for oscilloscope-like exploration: zoom, cursors

I have time-series data (daily values for a few years in CSV) that I want to plot for personal, casual use. I want to pan around, zoom in/out, and quickly check individual values with one or more ...
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Linux tool to anonymize captured data packets for commercial use according to GDPR

I am working on a project where I have to identify anomalies in network traffic of business networks with machine learning. The algorithm is feeded with captured network packets from inside of the ...
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Software for making video lectures for Linux (switching to online teaching with the COVID-19 pandemic)

In preparation for switching to online teaching with the current COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to be able to create video lectures. Unfortunately, I am not aware of many useful tools for this for my ...
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Software to clone one OS from a dual boot, save the file, and then run it virtually from inside the other operating system

I am unsure of the capabilities of software like VirtualBox, or if this or another similar utility can perform this function. What I would like to do is have two different operating systems installed ...
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Lecture recorder for linux (presentation + voice + doodling)

There are many lectures and presentations on youtube where you can see a powerpoint presentation (or pdf, or whatever) through the screen, a voiceoiver of the lecturer giving the presentation, and on ...
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Easy-to-setup forward caching proxy

Squid are too much hassle to setup, polipo works well but discontinued. What are the the alternative to forward caching proxy that very easy to setup? If possible just one liner, like this: ./proxy -...

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