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Software to run on the Linux operating system.

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Linux Mint app / applet / extension to control active window by moving cursor to screen corners

I remember recently using a Linux app, applet, or extension that allowed the user to define actions for each corner of the screen (monitor). It was very simple to use, and had options for each screen ...
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Linux code/text editor with specific features (open-source)

Please recommend a Linux (Debian / Ubuntu / Mint) text/code editor that meets the following feature requirements: Able to load a 15MB file with word wrap enabled in under 2 seconds on moderate ...
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Linux application to store thousands of web browser bookmarks (URLs, titles, dates)

Please recommend a Linux (Debian / Ubuntu / Mint) application to quickly store tens of thousands of web browser bookmarks outside of a web browser. Key requirements: Able to store at least 100000 ...
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Looking for a free, usable alternative for remastersys

Remastersys was an old backup program that converted a running Ubuntu or Debian system into an installer disk with the same packages as the 'master' installed, or into a live backup of the environment ...
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Burn true audio CDs in Linux

I am searching for a software to burn true Audio CDs in Linux. I have some vintage CD players like Philips (1991) or Fisher (1987), and I want to burn some FLAC audio files to be able to play on these ...
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Linux desktop with windows that are not always or not just rectangular (and can be spline-adjusted)

I was thinking the following would look good on some Linux distros such as COSMIC, if only developers devoted some time effort and energy to do so. It might even get replicated on some versions of ...
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Is there a Linux copy program that preserves symlinks to directories and dereferences symlinks to files?

I need to copy a directory tree full of symlinks to files on a different mount, but buried in the directory are 2 or 3 symlinks to directories outside of the copy tree. I need to copy the symlinks ...
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Online presentation for one presenter, multiple viewers

I am looking for a software that has some server-side mechanism to run a presentation, which is then delivered as a HTML website. The idea is: anyone can go to a specific URL, like an invitation ...
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Make an advent calendar on elementaryOS

I'm trying to make a digital version of an existing paper advent calendar that's a family heirloom. I've looked at the basic online platforms for making an advent calendar and can't find one where I ...
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Local bookmark manager for Kubuntu

I am searching for a browser-independent manager for web bookmarks that I can install on my local Kubuntu (Ubuntu + KDE) machine. It would also be great if that bookmark manager could be accessible ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu (standalone program, not something that requires usage of an internet browser)

I am looking for a Markdown 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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How to import table data from excel into Azure FROM LINUX

I'm in a database management class and the professor strictly teaches toward windows machines, so she uses Microsoft SQL Management Studio to interface with our databases. I have a linux machine, so I ...
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E-Mail client for linux with painless creation of mailing lists from csv or spreadsheet files

I am looking for an (good and stable) email client for linux which supports to create mailing lists directly from a csv or spreadsheet file as painless as possible. Alternatively: If the mailing lists ...
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Youtube Addiction: Allow access to videos from certain channels

I want to use linux based tools (open source) to allow access to videos from ONLY certain youtube channels. Is there any tool that could help me? I think DNS masking won't work. May be the software ...
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Linux Music Player that shows both waveform and moodbar

In the Clementine music player you can show moodbars, which is a neat feature to visualize the mood of a song. In Audacity you can see the waveform of a song, which is similarly useful. Is there a ...
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Distraction-free text editor for Ubuntu/Linux, like pyRoom

PyRoom seems to be spottily maintained and only works with Python 2 so I'm looking for a replacement: distraction-free writing, nothing but the text preferably, pleasant or configurable fonts, text ...
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Visual on-screen program for typing using mouse movement

Long ago I remember seeing a GNU/Linux program where one could type essentially using only mouse movement by dragging, likely written for accessibility. I'm not talking about on-screen keyboards, ...
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Software to tell whether a file has been "encrypted" by a ransomware attack

I know there are many companies that say that they can help to recover from ransomware attack or can detect and protect. What I am curious about is, can we find out whether a file has been attacked, ...
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absolute smallest linux instance with ssh

This is not for a practical use but more a challenge. My teacher asked to create the absolute smallest linux ova that you can ssh to. He said last year the smallest was 4mb. Any ideas or guidelines ...
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On Linux, is there a program to arrange text and images freely on a canvas for note taking purposes?

My typical use scenario is that I am researching a topic and want to save one or two images per article together with a text summary of that article. I wish to arrange these spatially by pasting ...
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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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Tool which does network analysis similar to VRTA

There is a tool called Visual RoundTrip Analyzer (VRTA) on MS-Windows where all SYN and SYN-ACK and other components of a web-page are known alongwith the time they take. I know that most of the web-...
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Automatic file system synchronization between different machines

I use multiple machines (a desktop PC and a laptop), and I'm looking for a way to keep the files I'm working on synchronized between all machines. The solution must meet these requirements: Works on ...
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Reminder software for regular chores around the house

I'm looking for reminder software for regular chores around the house. Perhaps even to put on a permanent tablet mounted on the wall in the house; although it would be great if it could be edited and ...
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Windows/Linux System cloning and Re-imaging

Back in the day, I used Norton Ghost to image machines, servers, etc. save the images on a central server, and then used a bootable Ghost USB stick to rebuild machines from the saved images as needed. ...
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An open-source note-taking app that facilitates drawing/handwriting?

I don't know what kind of hardware my device will be yet, but I imagine that it'll be a detachable 2-in-1 that runs Linux. As stated in that link, I plan to get help to add some function(s) into the ...
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Raspberry Pi for Scratch programming and retro gaming?

I know that the Raspberry Pi can do either of these things, but can it do both? I am aware that there is an OS flavor(?) RetroPie that specializes in retro gaming. But then can it still do other ...
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Photo viewer with EXIF rotation and comment editor

We have about one gigabyte sized collection of family photos. For each photo we would like to specify rotation angle (90 DEGREES or -90 DEGREES) and a one-line comment. There are individual image ...
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Is there a low-code tool for an SQL analyst to share interactive views and graphical CRUD interfaces?

I'm looking for a graphical interface around which to have live conversations about live data; something I can leave with a client for them to browse and perhaps update as they need, in their own time,...
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Remote monitor of log files

I looking for software to monitor multiple linux remote servers log files. How I do it now? Just open ssh client and tail the file what I want but you had to open terminal for every server and every ...
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Looking for free software to create a topological map of a network

I'm already familiar with NMap and other such betwork scanners, but I'm looking for a tool that can create a visual map of my network. Is there a free tool available for Linux that can accomplish this?...
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Automation of tasks in Linux

Is there any recommended software to automatize certain tasks in linux? For example: Tell the weather forecast at a particular time of the day enable a radio open a file also at some time of the day
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Virtual GPU in linux?

I'm not quite sure if this is the right list to ask, so please let me know if I should go somewhere else. I'm in the process of planning/configuring what will be a compute cluster based on Debian 11 ...
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Linux client for Google Voice?

Are there standalone, non-web-based clients (command-line or GUI) to use Google Voice (calls, SMSs, etc.)?
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Linux software for simulating reinforced concrete slabs and walls

I'd like to be able to simulate some concrete slabs and walls and to calculate their resistance to different loads in different points based on the thickness, reinforcement and hardness. Ideally the ...
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Self-hosted cloud storage with global selective sync

I would like to put in place a self-hosted cloud storage solution (on Linux), which would allow for a global selective sync. As an example, I would like that a directory called hello and *.jpg ...
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Looking for a simplest way to transfer binary data using C++ API between 2 Linux PCs connected directly with Ethernet cable

I have 2 Ubuntu 23.10 PCs connected directly with a crossover (or regular) Ethernet cable. Each of them have a static IP address set. ping command works as expected. I'm looking for a simple way to ...
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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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Remotely access Linux desktop from the Android tablet with minimal lag

I have an Android tablet with a keyboard and a mouse attached to it, and I want to use the tablet as a thin client for my Linux workstation. Previously, I've used a netbook with X2Go for this purpose ...
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Convert mbox to eml, or similar deduplicate internal duplicate email messages

I have many mbox files with internally overlapping content so there are duplicates that cannot be found directly. I'd like to extract EML files for each message and then have them as loose files for ...
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Linux audio player that can filter songs per year

Sometimes I want to play only 90s songs, and sometimes only songs that have been released this year. Is there a Linux audio player with that feature? That can be a plugin of an existing player. ...
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Non-plaintext YAML editor

I need to work with YAML files but I get the willies when working with YAML's loose, inconsistently-spaced, strangely-keyed, ruby-esque format. What software exists to open and edit YAML as key-value ...
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Android phone as secondary screen

I want to use my android phone (LG G3) as a second screen for my laptop. My laptop dual boots Linux(Xubuntu) and Windows(8.1), so an application that is running on either of those is fine. ...
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Self-hosted fax to email software

Requirements: I need to be able to receive fax messages without a fax machine. Fax messages should be forwarded to an email address. The software used should be self-hosted. The software used should ...
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Efficient Poisson solver compatible with MPI

To solve a Poisson equation, I am currently using code which uses the Hypre library with MPI. I would like to know what else is out there, and if there is some accepted standard in the industry, i.e. ...
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Input leap with Android

I'm looking for software to input leap my mouse (and keyboard, but not a priority) from my PC (GNU/Linux) to my Android device. I used to use barrier when I needed to link to a Mac instead of Android, ...
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Free ClamAV alternative working with Amavis on Linux ARMHF

ClamAV is a virus scanner engine which a.o. works together with Amavis to check incoming mail for viruses. Unfortunately, it has two disadvantages: high resource consumption, and not the best ...
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Is there any system monitor application for debian-based systems that displays resource consumption by application instead of process?

I use Linux Mint. The system monitor shows list of processes and their CPU/Memory consumption, but they're not grouped by application so I don't have any way of telling how much memory is being used ...
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Offline desktop wiki that works on my current file structure

Currently, I organise my research ideas and personal notes in a series of folders, categorised by topics and subtopics, containing mostly notes (text files) and PDFs (and a few other types of files ...
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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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