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Software to run on the Linux operating system.

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Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

I'm looking for a simple, fast and intuitive tool for sketching/drawing/painting in Ubuntu/Linux. I have Gimp installed and I like it, but I'm looking for something simpler and faster, to quickly ...
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Offline English–German dictionary for GNU/Linux

I am looking for an offline English–German bilingual dictionary which works on GNU/Linux. I am currently aware of a couple such dictionaries, though both of them have significant problems: elcombri ...
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Stable, fast and fault-tolerant torrent client for Linux

I'm looking for a good torrent client for Linux. Most clients I've tried (Transmission, Deluge) often "forget" about completed jobs and starts full recheck for an unknown reason, it is very annoying. ...
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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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Software for creating complex schematics involving organs and circuitry

I am looking for a Linux-based software that is best suited for creating these types of schematics, involving electric-style circuits and organisms / individual organs. I will have separate vector-...
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Wiki that allows editing (from within!) complete frontend HTML/CSS

I’m looking for a wiki (or a wiki-like CMS) with some special (probably rare) features. Wiki basics create new page by linking to non-existent page and editing it page history (diff) list of recent ...
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Simple gantt-like timeline chart tool?

I'd like to plan a travel itinerary in a Gantt-chart-like fashion. This is what I'd like: Zoom in down to resolution of less than an hour, zoom out to resolution of months Ability to set "task" start/...
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OpenID / Identity provider for self-hosting

I'm currently looking for a good (ideally Open Source) OpenID / Identity provider which can be hosted on my own servers. I want to use it as an OpenID provider for a login system which shares the ...
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Linux software for drawing star charts

I would like to produce some astronomical star charts; something like this: http://astropixels.com/messier/summer.html or the one here. Most star charts are set for the Northern Hemisphere; I'm in ...
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Dotfile Management Tool, for controlling which dotfiles at work vs at home

I have several different environments I work in, and several different sets of dot-files I use in each. Use-Case Consider the example (simplified scenario). I have 3 environments: work-desktop ...
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Tool to show history and easily uninstall recently-installed deb packages

I know it is possible to manually inspect /var/log/dpkg.log or /var/log/apt/history.log, but that is not what I call "easy to use". So is there a tool that will parse those log files, and show me the ...
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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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Diff Tool for Linux that you can paste two texts into without files?

I find myself frequently needing to compare two text blocks together without creating a file for each first, and then wishing to run a diff between the two of them. Is there a tool I can use and ...
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More reliable alternative to Samba on Linux, speed is most important

There is already a question similiar: Samba (smb) alternative which allows outside LAN connections. My requirements differ, I simply need to be able to mount a drive which is located in my linux ...
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Movie player where volume can be increased over 100%

This question seems so easy to answer, but it's very hard! I'm on Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. VLC crashes every time. Until that issue is fixed, I'm looking for an alternative. I have only 2 requirements, ...
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Is there any Evernote version for Linux?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and found that Evernote is a powerful note taking software. But I can't find a Ubuntu (linux) version of this software. Is there an Ubuntu client for Evernote? Or perhaps a ...
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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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Extract attachments from .eml file

Forwarded emails are unfortunately sometimes transmitted by Outlook as .eml files, which are unusable for normal users. In particular, extracting attachments from .eml files is a challenge. What ...
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Software to convert source code to pdf in Linux Mint

Is there any choice for converting source code to pdf for reading? I'm using Linux Mint and I'm looking for some command line solutions.
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Free equivalent for Splunk log manager

What might be a free alternative for Splunk? What I want: easy installation (RPM packages preferred) logs gathering and indexing searching log monitoring and alerting web GUI My log files are ...
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Measure ink coverage in a PDF file

Is there a tool (free software, on linux) that allows me to calculate the amount of black in a PDF file? E.g. measured in mm², or some other suitable unit?
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Free PDF viewer that opens several pdf files in different tabs

I want a pdf-viewer that can opens several pdf files in different tabs (single window) for Ubuntu 14.04. (I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and evince is pre-installed but it opens pdf files in different ...
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Bitmap editor to make game sprites in Linux?

We would like to draw textures and skins for games like Minetest and Minecraft. What do you recommend? Feature preferences (in order of importance): Similar to software used by experienced artists ...
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Software reformating SQL statements

I'm looking for an easy tool which is helping to reformat SQL statements. So e.g. SELECT foo, baa from baafoo where id > 10 and comment = 'John was it'; will become to something like SELECT ...
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Simple Monitor system (ping only)

What are the options for a simple monitoring system: Operating System to install on: Linux Only need to ping device. Send alerts if devices are not responding to ping. Simple to add devices - such as ...
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Anagram generator for Windows and Linux

I need an offline application that can get all the words in a particular word given. (An example of what I need is Wordles but it should be offline.) Example : If I enter Today, I will get A, ...
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Password manager for the Linux command line

I'm looking for a password manager for the Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) command line to be used by a department of developers. We are currently using pwman3 and content with it but want to migrate to a ...
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Open source software for document management in Linux?

I am going to collect documents/assets of several types (webpages, PDFs, pictures, videos) that I want to be able to manage. Some of those documents are a single file (e.g. PDF), some may span ...
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Private note-taking/syncing software that supports Linux and Android

Are there any programs out there that: Allows me to take notes (preferably including multimedia) Syncs notes between clients without using a server not controlled by me* Supports Linux and Android (...
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Screen Recorder for Ubuntu

I'm looking for free (gratis) software for Ubuntu that allows me to easily record the screen. I don't exactly have the best computer ever so I'm also looking for low ram consumption. Recording of ...
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capture the screen and capture via laptop video

I want to prepare a presentation. What I need is a software which, capture : the screen my voice via my laptop microphone my face via my laptop camera What I am looking for two screen. One is the ...
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Command-line PDF optimizer (linearizer)

I'm looking for a Linux command line util that inputs a merged PDF (between 1mb and 500mb) and outputs an optimized/linearized version. Each and every page uses the same set of ~8 images, and the same ...
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Remove passers-by from picture, by taking the same picture several times

I want to take a picture of a building, but there are always a few people walking in front of it. While I wait for a person to exit the frame, another person comes in from the other side. So, I ...
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Office/system layout mapping software

I work in an office with several different computer systems and we need a software that can be used to create simplistic maps of the offices to track several things including: Room number. Occupant ...
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Software to make Khan Academy style video tutorials, on Ubuntu

What are the options for the drawing part of training videos on Khan Academy? I am looking for something better than KolourPaint (which is similar to mspaint on Windows), but not as complex as GIMP. ...
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General-purpose, open-source, GUI relational database management application

I'm looking for a general-purpose, open-source, graphical user interface database management and manipulation application for Linux. I've been using Navicat Premium Essentials on my Mac, and am in ...
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Open source note-taking app with tagging

I need a desktop application for organizing notes (or outliner, journal …) with powerful tagging feature. I will use it for writing a lot of ideas and conclusions, so I need tags for quickly ...
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Tool to backup, verify & restore specified files on Linux

I want ability to specify multiple named groups of files/folders to archive & encrypt at local hard drive. Absolutely necessary is a built in ability to restore backup at specified location & ...
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Open source 3D model viewer for Linux

I'm looking for something like open3mod, but for Linux. Hopefully something that supports .ac files. I know about g3dviewer, however I can't get it to compile on Arch Linux.
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Browser-based music player (self-hosted)

Locally, I have a huge music collection managed by Quod Libet, which works great. Now I’d like to listen to all of my music from other computers, e.g. when visiting a friend. I don’t want to stream ...
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Edit and search/browse image metadata

I have thousands of meme images. Unfortunately, unorganized. Whenever I could need a specific image, it’s nearly impossible to locate it. Now I want to organize my collection by manually adding ...
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Email-based helpdesk

I'm trying to find helpdesk/ticketing software that is largely email-based. This means it should ideally have the following features: All new emails sent to a support email (e.g. support@mydomain.com)...
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Managing long running simulations

if there is a better stack to ask this on, please let me know. My Problem I have a simulation that takes 3-4 days to run. I want to run many of these, with different parameters defined in text files ...
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open source DNS management

I'm looking for an DNS management solution. Features I'd like: add and remove zones add, edit, or remove records in zones intuitive web UI automatic lint before commit limit which users can edit ...
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Open source Hebrew OCR

Is there any good free Hebrew OCR for Linux? Hocr doesn't count, as it's off such poor quality. I send computer generated text (not scanned, just saved as a gif) through it and it can't pick up ...
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Remotely access developer desktop located at home

I'm looking for a way to remotely use desktop computer located at home from a laptop from any location over Internet.  The Setup: Windows with VirtualBox running several virtual machines (Linux ...
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Linux software to detect my keyboard layout

My keyboard has a button with the signs: ">" and "<". This button types "`" and "~" instead. It's located up to the left of the 1 button. There are also 2 more messed up buttons. Anyways I don't ...
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Linux tool that lets the media keys control web media sites

What tool could I use to get the media keys on my keyboard (pause, skip, etc.) to control web media services like YouTube and Rdio. At the moment they only work with local apps like rhythm box. It ...
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A alternative for YAWcam that runs on Linux?

I really like the YAWcam program, but unfortunately the developer hasn't made a Linux version. I'm looking for something similar that can: Get video from a webcam (duh) Allow me to do things when ...

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