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Software to run on the Linux operating system.

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Helpers to create custom classes, macros and styles for LaTeX

To create and compile my LaTeX stuff, I am currently working with TexMaker on Ubuntu. TexMaker has many options and wizards, but what I’m dearly missing is something that enables me to easily create ...
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Communication Channel Unifier/Manager

These days organisations have alot of different communication channels at there disposal. I counted up, our student computer club has a: Multiple mailing lists Facebook Group Website Wiki Twitter IRC ...
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Feature-rich Turtle editor

I want to edit Turtle (RDF) files in the most convenient way possible. Formal requirements: The solution must be FLOSS and a local/offline client that runs natively on GNU/Linux. I don’t expect (but ...
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Is there a free-standing equivalent to PowerPoint's “SmartArt” feature?

MS PowerPoint includes a feature called "SmartArt". It provides a means of automating various kinds of graphical layouts of lists. I believe it was introduced with MS Office 2007. I'm not a Windows ...
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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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Extensible log aggregation compatible with Elasticsearch (like logstash)

Trying to find some alternatives to logstash for log parsing/aggregation. It needs to handle multiple text log file formats. It needs to be extensible (probably with regex) to handle new formats It ...
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Continuous website URL rechecker for Linux

We regularly have broken links to and from our website; I'd like to operate a tool to report them, preferably on Ubuntu Linux. The tool would be a link checker, crawling the site and reporting broken ...
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Diet planner software

I am looking for a good software to create meal plans and analyze their nutritional data. Here are the features I am looking for: Manage multiple diet plans A diet plan typically covers a couple of ...
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Keep track of all my websites (and domains, hosts, CMS, URLs, etc.)

I run several dozen websites, on many different hosts, using various technologies. It’s easy to lose track of them, especially if they don’t get updated for years. And if having to change something in ...
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Portable LAMP or XAMPP for Linux

Is there a portable version of LAMP or XAMPP for Linux? Or anything similar? I'm trying to find something I can run off a USB flash drive for development and testing between various machines.
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Self-hosted photo management webapp with facial recognition, duplicates elimination

Whenever I think of my piles of photos with multiple duplicates of each, I get a little stressed and put it off for another year. Time to do something about it, and am looking for some software to ...
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Contract bridge game

I'm (or rather my grandma is) looking for a contract bridge game, that's: Gratis, free and open-source Available for Linux (32-bit Debian) Preferably using GTK2 Offline and single-player (and thus ...
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Application based firewalls for Linux

Linux has IPtables firewalls like GUFW which can block ports and IPs. But what I need is an application based firewall like Zone Alarm and Comodo in Windows that blocks internet access to particular ...
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Self-hosted non-Java search engine for my static websites

I want to self-host a search engine that indexes my static website(s). I don’t want to use a CMS (which typically have a search engine built-in) for these sites, and I don’t want to refer my visitors ...
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Linux-based log analyzer for Windows system logs

I want to turn my Raspberry Pi B+ into a log parsing and analysis server for my home network (currently 6 computers). For the Linux machines, this should not be too difficult with rsyslog and Logwatch ...
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Tool to identify the sources of compile-time memory consumption

TLDR; What kind of tools are available in a Unix environment to help me identify where time and memory are being spent at compile-time? I have a small C++ hobby project which contains no template ...
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What software do I need to exchange Bitcoins?

I need software to exchange Bitcoins that could run on Ubuntu desktops and server; a command-line one. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit both on the desktop and on the server. What software can I use? ...
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Is there a Linux music player which has nestable smart playlists AND syncs with Android?

Background: I'm abandoning OS X for Linux and I've been totally dependent on iTunes for over a decade (since I abandoned Windows for OS X!). My absolute must-have features, which iTunes and an OS-X-...
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Software to alert me when I use the left shift key with a left-hand normal key

So, confession time: I have this really bad habit of using the wrong shift key. For instance, if I were to type "Where" with a capital "W", I'd use the left shift key, instead of the right one as I ...
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Voice commanding a web browser on GNU/Linux

I’d like to browse the Web by using voice commands. It must be possible to scroll the page and to focus and click at links, and it should be possible to fill in and submit forms. It must be FLOSS (...
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Measure distances and areas of geometric shapes

I'm looking for a software that could assist me in defining geometric shapes over an existing image, define a scale, and display the length and areas of various elements. For example, let's say I ...
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What is a good, modern, portable diagram editor for ER & Class Diagrams?

I write a lot of software and I often have the need to visualise my thoughts. Both for whoever maintains the project in the future and for myself. I have been using dia for quite some time for ...
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Tool for Cryptographic Message Syntax

I am looking for a software tool (preferably command line, open source and running on Linux) which is able to comprehensively handle the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) standard (formerly known as ...
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Touchscreen driver that just makes people stop touching my screen

Context: People keep touching my screen, leaving fingerprints, My laptop has a touchcreen that I don't use. Is there a program/driver that would for instance turn the whole screen red for 3 seconds ...
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Linux terminal editor with image background support

I like to have a background image in my terminal. I used several before but switched to my 2 colour scheme ( white background, black text colour ) back because I couldn't read the stuff so good. Is ...
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Simple and local software to annotate videos

I need a simple tool to edit and annotate a video, simply. Annotations should look like YouTube annotations (bubbles or similar). Subtitles are not enough. It has to be available for Linux. I would ...
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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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Proxy server platform that I can write a filtering engine plugin for

Introduction: I'm currently developing a piece of software that requires the ability to dynamically filter DNS requests (and possibly filtering other network traffic based on the IP addresses ...
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String paster for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a small program that will be able to keep and paste (or replace) things I type into a GUI application (like a browser). For Example I hit a key combination Some sort of list with a ...
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Linux software that shows weekly Internet usage, broken down by domain

I want to see how the Internet usage from my Ubuntu 2013.10 machine is divided between hosts. Example: 43% Netflix 21% Jamendo 12% Wikicommons 8% Flickr 5% Mail.ru 3% Mysface [...] Requirements: ...
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Program to connect Samsung SGH-T340G phone to Linux via USB

I'd like connect via USB to access info and send texts on phone. But when I connect via USB, it does not show up anywhere on the PC. Device Specs: My PC OS is Linux Mint 13 Maya, (Ubuntu based) My ...
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Desktop managment software for Flickr (Linux)

I'm using Flickr as a web based storage for some of my photography. Flickr offers 1 TB space for free, offers pretty good sharing features, good management through collections and sets, but their ...
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Software tool to easily create simplified Gantt diagrams

I need to create simplified Gantt charts similar to the attached one (extracted from Fundamentos básicos de los sistemas operativos (2011)): The idea is to represent which process was using the CPU ...
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Tool which stores the journal of systemd in a PostgreSQL table

I search a tool which stores the journal (logs) of systemd in a PostgreSQL table. Required features: open source No single log entry should get lost No duplicates should get created. efficient: N ...
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Any cross-platform email client?

I have been searching for a good cross-platform email client for a really long time. Here are my requirements and a few shortcomings of popular clients. Requirements: At least available on Android, ...
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Linux Alternative for Windows RDP

I am searching for a Linux alternative, which has the following specific features: When I remotely login to my workstation from my portable device, my workstation should show a lockscreen, and my ...
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Visualizing largish directed acyclic graphs (trees, networks) for Linux

I have a data in form of CSV files: Source,Target 1,2 1,3 2,4 2,5 2,6 3,7 that translate to directed acyclic graph/tree structure: 1 / \ 2 3 / | \ \ 4 5 6 7 I need to ...
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ICC Color profile for colorblind (deuteranomaly)

I have deuteranomaly, and am looking for an ICC profile or dedicated piece of software which could modify the intensity of the colors green and red. My intention is to use this on my PC which runs ...
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Linux command to define ad hoc option/switch overloading in utils

Suppose some favorite util foo has a useful switch -n bar which is almost but not quite what's needed. To get what's needed, one could: Edit the source code to add what's needed. (Usually not ...
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Looking for a management tool for multiple raspberry pi's

I'm planning on using an increasing number of Raspberry Pi's to perform simple tasks around the house; especially the RPi Zero W seems to be great for my purposes. I'm planning on using Raspbian on ...
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VR Player for Linux

Is there any VR Player for Linux (or usable with Wine) that can play 360° and 180° videos (optional: and images) turning around using mouse optional: play 3D Videos either as 3D (side-by-side) or ...
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Open source PDF viewer for Linux with JavaScript support

Requirements: Basic PDF support Form support At least basic JavaScript support Open source Ideally: Packaged for Debian vi-style keybindings (jklh to move around, etc.) Minimal interface (hidden-by-...
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Generic tool to create software configuration GUIs

Looking for a tool that can take a description of configuration options (e.g. IP address, retry interval, maximum retries, etc.) including range of acceptable values and create a GUI that collects ...
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Linux software to list items on eBay

Analog to Listing items on eBay, I'm looking for an application running on Linux. Up to now I've been using Jaolt, but that's no longer available (which is why I cannot even provide a link) – setting ...
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Saving OneNote files to Linux server (no SharePoint)

Some of our users want to use Microsoft OneNote, but recent versions ONLY allow saving files to the cloud (not acceptable for our business docs), or to a local SharePoint server. Since we are trying ...
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Data recovery of 5.25" floppy disks using bootable GNU/Linux distros?

When attempting to recover data from old floppy disks (5.25" in this case), it may contain a lot of bad sectors and have other issues. Tools such as ddrescue make it more likely to be able to recover ...
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Improved watch: run command repeatedly, showing differences in output

There is a watch command that runs a program every N seconds, showing you the most-recent output and optionally highlighting characters that have been changed. I'm often using it's --diff mode to see ...
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Linux desktop search tool that OCRs PDF/TIFF files

I need a Linux GUI application in which I can search my home folder for all of documents that contain a particular word/sentence. Obviously, it must work with text files. It must also work with MS ...
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Wiki software like OneNote with some extra options on Linux

I've been using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft OneNote, but now I'm migrating to Linux (Ubuntu). As a result, I'm looking for a wiki software which can replace OneNote, with the following features: ...
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Firefox or Chrome plugin to open Word Online files in LibreOffice on Linux?

So, I'm working on Word Online, and I want to be able to open the .docx files in LibreOffice on Linux while still storing them in my OneDrive. When I go to hit the "Open in Word" button, it tells me ...