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GNU/Linux End User Application With Voice Recognition

I'm looking for a end user application that utilizes voice recognition and runs on GNU/Linux. I've come across some options after many hours on this site and others but they don't work out of the box ...
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Physics simulator

I'm looking for a easy to use Physics simulator to check the feasibility of an engineering project. My project involves springs, rigid body movement and combustion (explosion). A simulator with heat ...
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How to run my own VPN on a Linux (Ubuntu) server?

I have a Linux server in my office building. I want to run a VPN server on there, so I can connect to that from my laptop and connect to the outside world from my office, regardless of where I'm ...
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Simple CommonsMark viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

I am looking for a CommonMark viewer. It should: run locally on Ubuntu - be a normal program, not a browser addon, webapp or anything else that requires usage of an internet browser* Preferable: ...
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Install only libreoffice --headless --convert-to xlsx [closed]

I would like to install (apt-get) only minimal number of packages of libreoffice so that I can run libreoffice --headless --convert-to xlsx <file_in.xls> <file_out.xlsx> It should be ...
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Linux distro with embedded installation wizard that can run with 256MB RAM

I am currently searching for a Linux distribution that comes with an installation wizard (in order to configure what will be installed in the system ). Additionally, said process should be able to run ...
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Sign PDF fields with CAC card in Linux

Is there any FOSS Linux software that will be able to sign signature widgets with a CAC card (public, private key pair on smart card) similar to Adobe Acrobat?
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Screen recorder on linux equivalent to windows game hub

The functionalities that i want in the screen recorder start recording with a shortcut (without opening the app ex simplescreenrecorder) a tray icon that will be visible when screen is recording or ...
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Pipe viewer for windows platform

I'm looking for an alternative tool to sniff/monitor/measure performance of pipes on the Windows platform. Just like you can use pipe viewer (pv) on Linux (https://linux.die.net/man/1/pv). I found ...
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Text/hex editor that supports mixed line-endings

I have a file that contains "mixed" line-endings, i.e. both LF and CRLF. This is because the file is a mixture of plain text that also has binary data interspersed. I'm looking for a text ...
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Windows GUI/Front End Management Tool for Libvirt VMs on a Remote Linux Host

I currently have a few libvirt/QEMU VMs to manage on a headless Ubuntu 18.04 server and would greatly benefit from a GUI management platform that I can run on my Windows 10 workstation. Free would be ...
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Recommendation free code smell detection tool for C++

I'm looking for a free tool that can detect code smells in C++ source code. Since I use Linux compatibility with gcc or clang would probably be beneficial. Regards
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Tool for Linux to create .desktop files

I find myself having to manually create a lot of .desktop files in order to get shortcuts to third party applications or scripts I wrote. On Windows I used to be able to right-click any .exe file I ...
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SIP-audio to a virtual audio device (in Linux)

We currently have a Kiosk which is running a web application in a full-screen Chrome (kiosk mode). This web application is using the Web Speech API to process spoken words (using speech recognition) ...
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Software showing detailed differences in files given two directories

What I want: recursively compare all files which are in both directories option to ignore multiple specific directories (e.g. node_modules and .git) highlighting of differences on word/character ...
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Fast, secure, and reliable web server for static content

I need a fast, secure, stable, light, and reliable server for static web content. I'll run this server inside Alpine Linux (or whatever distro) containers. Security and stability are important for me, ...
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Geometry software that calculates algebraic formulas

I am looking for an open source program where I can draw lines, designate parallel constraints, define distances, etc. and then at the end, I can ask "what is this area [between 4 points] in ...
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VPN software to easily manage connections

I'm looking for a service that can manage multiple VPN connections. I'm a developer and my goal is to connect to a specific VPN whenever I need to code and debug on a specific target. Looking on the ...
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Linux distributions really centered on Plasma desktop? (not KDE "spins" or "flavors" & excepting Neon)

I am looking for a stable Linux - I mean stable not necessarily because based on stable releases like Ubuntu LTS, but because well supported by maintainers and community — one that would be focused on ...
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Cross-platform remote desktop with video streaming

I'm looking for a remote desktop software with the following features: client cross-platform (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 at least), the "server" (my side) should support at least Ubuntu 20....
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Digital light table for visually sorting/ordering image files before renaming them on Linux

Let me start by noting that this has already been answered for Windows at A program to sort and rename photos (drag & drop). I might go for that in the end, but I'm still wondering if there's ...
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Looking for an OAI-PMH provider for OCFL

I am looking for an OAI-PMH¹ provider working on the standardised Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL). It should run under Linux and it should be able to deliver two kinds of Metadata, besides the ...
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How to properly deal with loads of dependencies

I'm currently studying computer science in Germany and i hate to bloat my system. We need a lot of different programs for different subjects, for example a Database, TypeScript, Tensorflow, Haskell or ...
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Recommended portable C solution under Windows

I would like to set-up the most appropriate C development environment under Windows, with the scope of having the least painful issues concering code portability to Linux. In the past I have both used ...
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MIDI file player like aplaymidi on Linux (MIDI output, no audio), with more interactive features

I'm looking for an application on Linux who can read MIDI files and play them to a MIDI channel (ALSA or JACK). aplaymidi does this well, but I need additional features: Hot reloading when the file ...
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Open source tool to read batch CSV files and output parameter results?

I am looking for a tool that could scan batch csv files and ensure that all preset parameters are accurately reflected in the output file. Essentially, scan batch CSV files, ensure the preset ...
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File sharing websoftware for linux

I want to host a small file sharing site for my friends to quickly share pictures/files/documents etc. The simply way I can imagine this, is when visiting the website on my server, you get asked for a ...
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Is there any program for Linux to layout and generate directory structure?

I need to generate folder structure for organizing my $HOME folder. Of course, I can write big shell script with mkdir -p on every line but maybe there are more user-friendly solution for creating ...
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Compare a text file to multiple text files

Is there a tool that runs on linux (preferably GUI) that can compare a text file to any number of other text files? I currently use meld and it works great for up to 3 files. I am looking for ...
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pdf reader for very large single page pdfs on linux

http://www.projectmapping.co.uk/Resources/TOCs%20AS%20v48%20May%202021.pdf is a map of the UK rail network showing every station. It is a single page with a nominal size of about 2.4 meters wide and 3....
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Verify EU Digital COVID Certificate from Linux (without a smartphone)

I will soon need to verify some EU Digital COVID Certificates. I have a Linux machine (Ubuntu 21/04) with a webcam, which should be all the technology needed for this. However, all the software I can ...
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Translate Linux key&mouse input event messages to USB HID frames to emit via USB device emulation, a "USB Mouse&Keyboard Proxy"

I have Linux devices (A), that presents themselves as normal Keyboard&Mouse combination USB devices to other Devices (B). This connection presents itself as /dev/hidg0 device on Host A. /dev/hidg0 ...
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Easy Linux photo editing software

Please recommend an easy Linux photo edit software for a person who is new in Linux. She is a real estate worker and takes photos of interiors. She has to crop them, rotate, and shrink to 1000 KB or ...
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Software for algebraic computation with geometric objects?

Recently I started to get interested in the a certain kind of geometry, where a body is described based on a set of functions, which are based on irrational numbers. For example consider this cuboid: ...
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Copy files from one location to many on Linux

I have six 12TB USB 3.0 hard drives connected to a RHEL 8 box. One of them is full of files, the others empty. Is there a software package that will read the files from the full one once and write ...
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Real-time whiteboard synchroniser between Android and Desktop

As COVID-19 forced millions to set up their home office, I still feel the absence of a simple whiteboard is one of the biggest barriers in Zoom, Team or Slack... whatever name you. So I wondered if ...
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Set a timed reminder from the terminal

How can I issue a shell command in my terminal that will alert me with a notification once a given time has passed? To make it a bit more specific, some things I am looking for are: I only need one ...
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Linux command line tools to create videos from text

Which Linux command line tool(s) can be used to create videos from text? ffmpeg can be used to make videos from images but can it be used to make videos only from text? I have used ffmpeg for cutting ...
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Python library to determine the input device (keyboard) used

I have a problem about determining the keyboards. Let me explain what I want. I have a Linux Single Board Computer which has two connected keyboards(readers). Let's say one of them is keyboard_one and ...
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Tools for docker-compose to centrally show running projects/stacks on multiple hosts

I have multiple servers with docker-compose applications running on them. To have an automated overview of all services on all my machines, I'd like to find a tool that visualizes all running projects ...
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Linux TCP hole punching between NATted machines without external machine

I have two Linux boxes on them I have full control. Both behind NATs I do not control (they are being done by wonderful ISPs1). I want the Linux boxes to communicate directly. I have no external ...
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General metadata crowd sourcing

There is a program I use that let's you organize content and saves the metadata in a sqlite database. I'd like to know if there is any open source program for linux that let's people crowd source the ...
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Cron-alike task scheduler for Linux that uses a calendar as source?

I really like cron for scheduling regular tasks on my Raspberry. Unfortunately some jobs don't occur regular, especially when the task enables or disables something based on my habits. Therefore I am ...
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linux screencapture/screencasting application that can cope with switching desktop managers

Hi I want to record videos (about going back to linux) and specifically I want to try the OS with the different desktop envs Gnome/LWDM/Plasma etc.so want to be able to record my screen whist I either ...
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Store information about supplier's products

I work for a small company. We regularly have discussions with our suppliers, in which they send us information and documents about their products. This information comes in various formats (text in e-...
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Replacement for Apache Sqoop?

Sqoop is retired What is a good alternative to Sqoop for regular bulk loads to HDFS from a SQL DBMS (Postgres and SQL Server)? I'd like support for splitting across multiple nodes, updating the Hive ...
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Video Call software with redirection / routing

Is there a video call software on linux that I can use in the following manner : User A calls User B. User B has a specific userID / number / Identifier / ... that User A uses. The software in User B '...
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looking for a good Linux program for hindi speech to text

I'm looking for a Hindi transcription tool in Linux. It should be able to accept audio files and give textual output. For English, VOSK is pretty good since it recognizes both Indian and US English. ...
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What Operating System Provides Easy and Complete Software Uninstallation?

I want to be able to easily and completely remove a program/package and everything associated with it: all dependencies, all configuration files, all data files, and all traces in logs and $HOME (I ...
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Metadata software

I'm working on video visualization and cataloging, for making accurate analyzes and get accurate information, I'm looking for the best and accurate metadata tool! much appreciated in advance.

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