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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fast file synchronization tool with a web GUI for Linux?

I have two Ubuntu servers (ie. no GUI) that I need to synchronize files across a WAN connection, on an ongoing basis. So far, I've tried BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing, but they are painfully slow. ...
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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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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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A lightweight, native music player for Linux which integrates with Google Play

I'm looking for native music clients for Linux which support integration with Google Play Music. Currently, I'm using the open-source Electron app GPMDP, which is nice, but Electron apps are fairly ...
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Visualizing my computer's internals

I'm looking for an app/utility that shows me a 3-Dimensional, navigable/manipulable view of my physical computer - based on hardware information it either obtains itself, or that I provide it using ...
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What is a good, modern, cross-platform 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 several ...
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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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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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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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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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Staff timetabling software?

I have a new role which requires me, among other things, to staff some tertiary courses. The timetable is fixed, so what I have to do is to scatter staff among the various subjects so that each ...
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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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Story-based audio game for GNU/Linux

I’m looking for an audio game that is FLOSS, and runs natively on GNU/Linux. Actual human voice recordings (English), no speech synthesis. It must be possible to play it with keyboard input only. ...
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MIDI Keyboard recording and editing on Linux (Ubuntu)

I used to record some music with my Roland XP-10 keyboard using SONAR 4 under Windows XP, with some VST like The Grand Piano and Korg M1. I have recently switched from Windows to Linux (Ubuntu), and ...
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Tool for checking and repair FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, HFS and HFS+ file systems under Linux OS Family

fsck.vfat (dosfsck) can check FAT32, but can't repair most of the errors. ntfsfix can check, but to repair often suggest to use Windows and chkdsk from it. I don't know how to check and repair ...
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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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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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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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Which operating system is the most maintained and has no non-free software?

I used Debian until they voted to include non-free code in their installer last year. The thing I loved about Debian is that it seemed to be actively maintained and the non-free and non-free-firmware ...
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Opensource alternative to Anydesk

I'm looking for an opensource remote desktop software like AnyDesk. Here the most relevant features I need: local and remote machines run Ubuntu built-in way to create a VPN tunnel reliable handling ...
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Easy to setup forward caching proxy

Squid is too much hassle to set up, and Polipo works well but is discontinued. What are the alternatives for forward caching proxies that are very easy to set up? If possible with just a one-liner, ...
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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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Is there a free Aztec code decoder/scanner for Linux?

Is there a free Aztec code decoder/scanner for Linux? Aztec Code is a type of 2D Matrix/barcode, like QR code. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec_Code A scanner would analyze an image with a code (...
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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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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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Graphic timeline generation tool

I would like to generate timelines for entites, such as this one: I need a tool with support for as many as possible of the following features: Splits Merges Marked points along lines in the chart ...
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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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Skype for Business for Linux Users

I am looking for good alternative(if it is possible) for Skype for Bussines for Linux users. I know about Pidgin trick, about third party software like TelRed. My question sounds: Do any of You ...
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offline lightweight html viewer

I am using lots of offline documentation in html. I would like to browse and view it (GUI) offline without having to use a full-blown browser like Firefox, Chromium etc, because: I wish to ensure ...
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