Questions tagged [ubuntu]

Use this tag in addition to the 'linux' tag for questions where integration in the default Ubuntu interface is a requirement. If you're just looking for Linux software and happen to be running Ubuntu, use only the 'linux' tag.

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Validating JSON files on Ubuntu from the command line

I'm looking for an offline command line program that can validate JSON files on Ubuntu: I have a folder containing a list of JSON files, some possibly corrupted, so I would have to have the list of ...
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Use Geany IDE On Ubuntu For Objective-c & C# [closed]

Is there any IDE is available in Ubuntu for programming in C# and Objective -C . I have already one IDE called Geany installed . I want to use it for writing C# and objective -C if it is possible .
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Is there software for sync between folders in my laptop 'Data' drive and external HD?

I've read this while looking for software for syncing between folders in my laptop drive and my external HD, but it still lacks software options. At first I thought of Windows only software. But it ...
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Translate by moving mouse curser over word (similar to TranslateIt!)

TranslateIt! (for Windows and Mac) can translate words in any place of the desktop (or almost any) under the mouse cursor. The main requirement is that the application can recognize words under the ...
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Visual LaTeX editor with citation management

I need a visual LaTeX editor for general use on Ubuntu 14.04+. To be more specific, some features that would be helpful would include: Bibliography/references/inline citation management Footnote ...
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Tool to interface/synchronize between database (Postgresql) and filesystem (Linux/Ubuntu)

I am using the filesystem for storing large files off the database and keeping only a record of the directory path on the database. So I am looking for a tool to use as an interface for keeping the ...
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What software should I use for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04?

I have a desktop PC with a single hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I want to add another hard drive and install Ubuntu 15.04 in it then dual boot it with Windows 10. What free software should I ...
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Free cash Point of Sale (PoS) software sought

Is there a free cash Point of Sale software (PoS) for Ubuntu? It should work in German. It's for a climbing hall: We sell individual entries and memberships, we have a little restaurant and a small ...
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SQL Server client for Ubuntu

I need to connect to a MS SQL Server database from my Ubuntu machine. Any client suggested? I found libmono-entityframework-sqlserver6.0-cil, will that work? It doesn't sound like just a client: ...
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Is there a git-like Google Drive client for Windows?

(Ported from SuperUser on the advice of @kenorb) I'm an avid user of Google Drive to sync files between my laptop, smartphone, and work computer. It makes my life much simpler, as I can easily ...
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Sending SMS from PC without splitting the message into parts

I know there are a lot of apps that enable sending SMS through PC/Laptop. I've tried a number of them. But my problem is these apps break my message into parts when the messages exceed 160 characters. ...
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Android remote file browser for Ubuntu, graphical

From Ubuntu Linux, I want to quickly find and download any file present on my Android device, and in particular pictures. Requirements: Runs on Ubuntu Graphical interface with pictures thumbnails (...
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Visual cron GUI

Specifically, I am looking for a GUI-based crontab editor for Ubuntu 12.04 (I know, I know, but the company insists that we use a 12.04 VM for development, and if we upgrade it, our tools break). ...
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Application to download at specific time

I have to download a large-size torrent file but I have to download it at a specific interval of time. I need an application that has the ability to start/stop the download in a torrent file in a ...
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Light, fully functional browser for ARM Ubuntu netbook, 512MB ram

On one netbook I am using, there is just 512 MB RAM (it's a Toshiba AC100) and there's not much left after running LXDE there. The desktop version of Firefox seems to choke and I am looking for ...
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Off-line to-do list, alternative to Trello/Kanboard

People like connecting everything to the internet. I know, because it's part of my job description. However, one of my devices (it's a laptop/tablet hybrid) is never connected to the internet. This ...
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PDF viewer and/or reader having feature to play animations

I’m looking for a PDF viewer for Ubuntu 14.04 to play animation of plots (Fig. 7, page 4 and page 9) in knitr-graphics.pdf. Link to download PDF file. For Windows I was using Adobe Reader. Now I ...
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Full headers html email viewer / converter to printable format

I received some reservation confirmations as an attachment - with full headers and html body. Simply opening it in a browser does not give a usable result though. Any software to view such emails, but ...
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Modern alternatives to Mutt

I'm after suggestions about "better" mail clients than Mutt, principally for FOSS dev. My baseline is Mutt because I used it before and it basically does what I expect, but I'm not sure whether more ...
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Tabbed text editor that autosaves even new files

I often start new text files to paste something or write an idea or phone number. At any time, if my computer were to crash, I want all text to be safe, even text that I had just entered in a new (yet ...
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Reduce the file size of a PDF (except CLI)

Currently, when I need to reduce the size of a PDF file I use ghostscript in a CLI command like this (with some variances when I'm working with images): $ gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1....
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Design entity-relationship models in Ubuntu

I'm looking for a tool where I can design my entity-relationship models, but I don't want suites like MySQL Workbench for example, I just want to draw my models. I used to use a tool named brmodelo, ...
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OSX-like ('finder') File Manager for Linux / Ubuntu?

I am looking for a stable and production ready file manager / file explorer for (Ubuntu) Linux, which has a similar approach on UI and directory browsing as the standard Finder application on Mac OSX ...
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Screen record and mouse tracking

Is there any software that can record a screen as well as track mouse actions (xy-location, time, click) available. I could only find several programs that can change the mouse cursor to indicate ...
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What's the Parallel (virtual Machine) alternative for windows 8.1 [closed]

I'm trying to run Ubuntu 15 in virtual machine on Windows 8.1, I had experience with Parallel on mac it work perfectly so I'm looking for its alternative if it's possible on windows. Any Ideas?
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Markdown editor for *buntu with auto-ToC and drag-drop structure

I'm seeking a Markdown editor that is: ready-to-run on *buntu, and not an "online" editor; and includes these two features: auto-generated table of contents (ToC) from headings; and the facility ...
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Good screenshot annotation tools on Linux [duplicate]

UPDATE: @Jan Doggen, please spend some time actually read my question and try to understand it instead of bashing it. You first thought "the answers suggested there do not meet my criteria" was ...
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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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Collection database software (self-hosted)

I've been looking for a while for a program to better manage my various collections (DVDs, games, books). Although I've found programs that can do that they are generally local desktop programs which ...
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What is the Yatse alternative for a Ubuntu PC?

I have setup OpenElec on my raspberry pi. When I browse my files on my smartphone, I can choose to Play on Media Center through the Yatse app. When I do so, the movie starts on the raspberry pi. How ...
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Simple Markdown viewer for Ubuntu

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 browser* Preferable: simple and ...
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Program to take photos with webcam in Ubuntu

I need a program for Ubuntu 14.04 that will allow me to take photos with a laptop's built-in webcam. Required features: Preview the webcam on-screen before taking the photo. Must be available either ...
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A program to log how much time you spend in what program for Ubuntu

Basically it should provide a report: with the total time spent in program X with a graph of how much time was spent in program X at what time of day (something like Github graph of activity) or ...
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GUI MySQL program

I am looking for a relatively basic way to browse a MySQL database. I need to be able to connect to a remote database located at x.y.com. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and am able to connect via terminal ...
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App that lets me set the default font for a font-family

I am looking for a program for Ubuntu/Linux that allows me to set the default font for each font-family. As example: I want to use the font "Roboto" as the default font for the "sans-serif" family. ...
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Create ISO image file from my CD/DVD optical disc [closed]

I am looking for a software that reads CD/DVDs and stores the content to an ISO file. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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Software to convert Video CD/DVD to single file with Xvid format

Video CDs or DVDs usually use formats that have large file size. In contrast, if the video is converted to Xvid format with same quality its size will be much lower on the disk. I need a software ...
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SQL server and client for Ubuntu (Debian) [closed]

I have been using MS IIS server and MS Sql client Management Studio at workplace on Windows system. My home system is a Ubuntu system and I like setup a database server and a client to interact with ...
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Gratis Python IDE for commercial use

My company wants me to code Python. My company won't pay for a Python IDE. That won't change. So, what's currently the most full featured Python IDE which I don't have to pay for and can legally ...
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Online radio for Ubuntu

Must have: Support for web proxy access Possibility to load custom streams Should have: Understandable UI But only command line is also option Possibility to also play local sources Nice to have: ...
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Internet radio audio stream capture for Linux (Ubuntu)?

Back in the olden days, I used to use Winamp with Streamripper to capture streams to individuated, auto-numbered and -titled MP3 files. It was effortless. For a long time now I've been on Ubuntu (or ...
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Photo Editor: Stitching multiple images together

Does anyone know of an easy to use (and free) photo editor that will allow me to stitch three images together? Anything that works on Ubuntu 14.04 or Windows 8/8.1 is fine. The three images I am ...
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Alternative to android's official SDK, to create an android Keyboard

Now that eclispe's SDK is depreciated, I'm stuck with android studio, which I absolutely hate. Moreover, java and I are not best friends :) How to create a soft keyboard using anything other than ...
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What tools to use for remote development? (C++,Ubuntu, ssh)

I'm currently tasked with doing some C++/CUDA development on a remote Linux machine from another Linux machine, connected via ssh. I've primarily been using Windows which makes things difficult (...
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Journal and note taking desktop app for Ubuntu with markdown support, modern distraction free UI, synchronisation

I've been looking for a while now but could not yet find a journal app that meets my needs. This is what I am looking for: a journal app / note taking app for long-term usage as (standalone) desktop (...
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Tool for generating 2d cartesian diagram

I want to draw a 2D x-y Cartesian diagram from a bunch of points in (x, y) format and then connect some of them together. These coordination are already stored in a text file. I am looking for a ...
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Open source machine health monitor (status of disk, cpu, etc.)

I'm looking for an open source solution to the problem of checking whether hardware components on a Ubuntu system need to be replaced. The checks will be run on every node in a cluster that is inside ...
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Todo list type of app for Windows AND Ubuntu?

I need some recommendations on a good todo list type of app that works on Windows and Ubuntu. I would like to keep track of my assignment's due dates across both OS. I used to use Windows Sticky ...
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Replacement for Pidgin on Ubuntu

I need a Google Talk client for my Ubuntu. Nothing fancy, I just don't want to keep my browser open all the time. I was using Pidgin, but about two weeks ago it became extremely slow and unresponsive. ...
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Software to setup Parental Controls on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)?

(Moved from Ask Ubuntu because they said it'd fit more here.) I'm completely aghast at the lack of parental controls in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and how even Ubuntu.com's suggestions are so ...