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Software to run on the Linux operating system.

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Free OCR software that makes a PDF searchable (with searchable text at the right place)

Is there any freeware OCR software (for Linux and/or Windows) that can take a PDF scanned document as input and output a Searchable PDF like Adobe Acrobat does? With searchable PDF I meant that the ...
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Password manager for Linux and Android

I'm looking for a password manager which is available as Android App and Linux Desktop application alike. I know there's e.g. KeePassDroid (see: Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser ...
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Record screen to animated GIF on Linux (alternative to LICEcap)

I use LICEcap fairly extensively when answering questions on Stack Exchange - its a VERY intuitive tool for making gif-based screen captures You open the application, select an area to record, ...
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Linux network monitor with web interface

I am looking for a free web-based network monitor for CentOS. It should contain at least: Bandwidth monitor Server health Load average Disk usage Which one do you recommend? Note: "Web-based" ...
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Apache Log Viewer alternative for Linux

I am looking for a Linux alternative to the Windows program “Apache Log Viewer”. Here is a screenshot: I have been looking around for a while but most of the things I've stumbled upon were ...
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Simple versioning for plain-text documents (Linux)

I would like to identify a simple, FOSS version control system for plain text documents. For more complex (academic) writing, I happily use LibreOffice. But increasingly I find it convenient to write ...
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Simple program to edit screenshots (add texts and arrows, mark stuff) on Linux

I have quite often the need to take screenshots and do the following: Crop them Add texts (where I want to be able to choose the color) Add arrows (where I want to be able to choose the color) Mark ...
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iTunes alternative on Ubuntu [closed]

I like iTunes, but unfortunately it is not available for Linux/Ubuntu. Some features I am looking for: Playlists Ability to change song from taskbar Album covers CD import Notification when the song ...
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Data recovery from deleted operating system

recently i have installed Windows 7 on my laptop. i was using ubuntu. i had some important documents in ubuntu. i forgot to take back up of that documents and i formatted my laptop and recreated new ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

I mainly use Google Drive Desktop for backing up pictures, and files on Windows, but I have yet to find a good alternative to use on Linux/Ubuntu. I know about Dropbox, however they don't have a large ...
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Tool for optical character recognition (OCR)

Is there a tool that can recognise text in a scanned document (PNG, JPG) and convert it into a regular text file (DOC, TXT)? It should Work on Ubuntu and Mac OS X Be free Work with most common ...
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Substitute for Adobe Lightroom - Linux

I want to switch from Windows to Linux. I know I could run Windows programs on Linux by using Wine. But I'm looking for an alternative software which I can use there to do photo development. I'm ...
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Software to draw the data flow of a program?

I would like to draw the data flow for the documentation of a project. I thought of something like this (created with Dia). Functions: I would like to be able to draw databases, single computers, ...
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Back-up tool to restore Ubuntu system similar to Time Machine

I need a similar backup-tool for Ubuntu (preferably also for XUbuntu) like Time Machine for Mac. I especially need the functionality to restore the whole system like Time Machine does: When you get ...
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Simple serverless messenger for Linux

I am looking for a messenger or chat application, which should fulfill following criteria: Peer-to-peer serverless application. No login required. Should search and display for other users (running ...
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Linux music player for huge music collection

This question seems silly, so easy to answer! Well... Hold on! What if I tell that my music folder is... 15GB. I have Xubuntu 64 bit, Clementine isn't indexing all my songs. Banshee freezes when I ...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

I'm looking for an alternative to Skype which I can use to communicate between Linux computers as well as Android. While Skype is basically being available for both systems, I prefer something more ...
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Linux program to monitor hardware sensors (temperatures, fans and voltages)?

I would like to find a good quality Linux program to monitor the hardware sensors of a computer. I would like the most of this features, if possible: Both command-line and GUI, or at least command-...
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OpenPGP encryption/decryption of webpage content

I have a private website (i.e., I’m the only editor/visitor), but I don’t trust the hoster with my content. What I want When entering something into a textarea, I want to encrypt it locally with ...
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Java to UML generator on Linux

I want to generate UML class diagrams from my actual Java code. I used Visual Paradigm when I had an academic License but as it is rather expensive I would like some recommendations. Required See ...
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Programming environment to teach kids about the concepts of programming

I'm looking for a self contained application that would assist in teaching basic programming concepts to 4th graders (9-10 years old). NOTE: I'm looking for an actual application that would help in ...
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Free/libre comic strip creator for GNU/Linux

I want to create comic strips. But, as I have no artistic talent, I can’t picture them by hand. So I’m looking for a tool that allows me to arrange "templates", like characters, furniture, items, and ...
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What tool can generate HTML documentation from C# code, like Javadoc can do for Java?

Java developers can easily generate HTML documentation from their Java code, which is a convenient way to post APIs online. This is an example. Is there a similar tool for C# code? It must be free,...
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Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser autotype

I'm looking for a good password manager for Linux. Currently I use KeePass2, but it is known to be developed primarily for Windows and has many issues running on Mono. For example, autotype is not ...
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Self-hosted web IDE for web development

Goal: Develop my application in my own Linux server, through a self-hosted IDE. Requirements: Open-source Compatible with Linux servers SSH Bash-like terminal (autocomplete it's the most important ...
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Is there a program to control other computers from another computer?

Is there a good remote desktop software tool that I can use to control my Windows and Linux PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa? I don't care if it uses up lots of internet bandwidth. Desired features: ...
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Maintained Ubuntu PDF reader with text highlighting

Evince sucks (in my humble opinion). I’m looking for something like Foxit, but Foxit for Linux is so old. Maintained and updated. Free. Must have an option to highlight text, I save and quit the text ...
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Program to fully tag any song automatically

Is there any software which can recognize songs by the title (eg:Ron Pope-Home) and to tag it automatically? I've got the songs in my PC,but they are untagged,you know...I download them from the ...
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Software that tells you in what country is a given latitude/longitude

In what country are the coordinates 41.44241, 21.31530 ? A manual Google Maps search tells me it is in Macedonia. Is there a program (or library) that would tell me this programmatically? ...
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Python GUI automation library for simulating user interaction in apps

I'm looking for Python library which can help with window automation tasks (either on macOS or Linux). By automation I mean finding the application/game window, gets the content of it and be able to ...
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Backup to external hard drive using linux (recoverable without installation of additional software)

I am looking for a backup tool to use with Linux. It should backup to an external hard drive and I should be able to recover the data (only a selection of files) without having to install nonstandard ...
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Lightweight contact manager for Linux with import & export feature

I am looking for a light weight contact manager for Linux (similar to this unanswered request for a Lightweight Contact Manager for Windows). I would like to be able to both import and export vCard ...
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2D Turn-based FOSS Linux game with online and hotseat multiplayer

What 2D FOSS, low-resource, native, turn-based Linux games are available which support at least two players, both locally using the same machine (hotseat) and online? Runs on Linux, natively FOSS (...
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Notetaking application that is programmer friendly

I'm having trouble finding a notetaking application for Windows(and hopefully Linux) that handles code snippets well. It can sync online, but I would prefer it to have good offline functionality. I ...
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Open source video editing software for linux?

I'd like to find a good solid video editing software for Linux, preferably open-source. I've recently tried Cinelerra and Kdenlive, however kdenlive crashed on me a trifle too often for my liking. ...
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Web-based XMPP client (self-hosted and free/libre)

Next to a server, I also want to host an XMPP client. Client features It must support the basic features: Show my roster and the presence information of my contacts. Allow receiving and sending ...
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Markdown editor with structure view

I'm doing a fairly large project in Markdown, and I'm looking for a good editor, either online or Linux-compatible. The one feature that I'm looking for that I can't seem to find is some sort of ...
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Skype client alternative for Ubuntu

I hate with a passion the Skype client for Ubuntu. I use my hotmail inbox to send messages instead as a workaround to using that terrible piece of software that Skype is trying to pull. I am looking ...
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Website Link Checker for Linux

Periodically, I need to check my websites for "link-rot". The plural already indicates, this is a job that cannot be done manually (to many sites and even more links to check), so I want a tool to ...
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Math equations software for 3D plotting

Is there a GUI based software that I can use to plot functions in 3D under Linux? Something with no frills but numerically correct, for example the "grapher" application under Mac OS is handy, but is ...
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YouTube downloader for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a software similar to YTD. I want the following features: Runs natively on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit Free (not necessarily open source) Pause and resume Download multiple videos at once ...
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Apache graphing tool for Linux (Centos 5)?

Is there an easy to install Apache graphing tool for Linux? Something which requires minimal setup and configuration? I'm having problems with slow loading times on a LAMP application and would like ...
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Software for daily backups (Linux)

I am looking for a piece of software (preferably with GUI) that will automatically make daily backups of my entire system and allow to revert with relative ease. Is there something that can do ...
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Free, easy, lightweight DLNA/UPnP servers for Linux

On my Linux PC, I've stored many personal photos, videos, and, of course, music files. I have several devices capable of interacting with DLNA/UPnP servers to make use of that collection. So I'm ...
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Software for Website Mockups (Win/Linux)

I would like software to help me design websites. I can code, but do anything visual on paper and in the browser. I know there may not be something I'm looking for as there are people still using ...
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Malware scanner for websites code?

I have multiple Linux CentOS servers that are scanned with the Google Webmaster Tools and when it finds some malicious code on my servers (shared/dedicated), the ranking of those site drops. What I ...
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Antivirus for Linux Mint?

I am looking for some free antivirus software for a machine running Linux Mint. (n.b. I'm still a bit new to Linux, I have read somewhere that Linux usually doesn't need antivirus, but I'd like to ...
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Free software web hosting control panel (alternative to cPanel/Plesk)

I need to manage a server, common task are: Create virtual apache servers Create FTP accounts Create mail accounts Log monitoring Quota management I am wondering what is the best free software web-...
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Deciphering a bash command

I am looking for a program that can take a bash command as input, e.g.: ls -lv ps aux | grep python | grep -v "grep python" | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9 du -h --max-depth=1 screen -dmS gp ...
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PDF editor for Linux

I am looking for a good PDF editor similar to Foxit Phantom for Linux. Unfortunately Foxit Phantom is for Windows only and I couldn't install it with Wine. What I need is an option to modify/delete ...