Questions tagged [ubuntu]

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Synchronizing translated subtitles

I have a friend who does not understand English, and he wants to watch 24. I downloaded it for him, but while the English subtitles are perfect, some Arabic subtitles are not synchronized correctly. ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) Alert on desktop on full local disk

I am looking for a desktop program that will monitor my local filesystems and pop up an alert once the usage reaches a certain threshold. I know lots of solutions for the server environment, but that ...
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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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Open-source Ubuntu Dropbox client?

Are there any open source actively developed free Dropbox clients for Ubuntu 15.10? Must have basically as much of the features just as official client does. (LAN sync is not required) I myself ...
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Simple, fast, secure KDE Linux distribution

I'm new to Linux, still learning how Linux in general works, but before that I need some smart opinion from a person who knows this stuff already, so my question is very simple, what is the most basic ...
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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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Language (English) learning software for PC (Ubuntu & Windows)

I want to find analog of this app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funeasylearn.english ) for PC (for Ubuntu and Windows). (I want multi-language program for learning words.) I don'...
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Linux Download TV Shows as soon as they are posted

This article, describes software for Mac and Windows to download TV shows as soon as they are posted. I tried popcorn time, but it doesn't have the episodes I want and I cannot choose what torrent ...
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OCR software for Linux

I am looking for OCR software to digitalize scans. Some are prints, some are hand-written (like this). I want to have an easier time finding documents. So I want to generate one text file for each ...
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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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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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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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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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Type to select friend in Pidgin buddy list

I use Pidgin for chat. Finding a friend in the list is quite painful. Even though friends are listed alphabetically, that does not help much, especially with kanji characters. I would like to have a ...
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SVN 1.8 Compatible Client with GUI for Ubuntu 13.10

I'm looking for an SVN GUI for Ubuntu, It needs to be compatible with SVN 1.8 as some of the office run Windows with the latest Tortoise SVN. I've tried RabbitVCS, RapidSVN and even TortoiseSVN ...
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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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Ubuntu YouTube music player with playlist search and download

I want to play YouTube music without having to run a web browser. Requirements: Let me enter keywords to search for playlists, and select a playlist to play Let me easily download or at least ...
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First person shooter for Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop with 8GB RAM and Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz Processor. For this system I am looking for an easy to install first person shooter. It does not have to have the ...
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Keycast alternative in Ubuntu 16.04

Is there any software like Keycast (Mac)? It shows what keys we have pressed for demonstration purpose. my requirements The keys we pressed should be shown on the top of the screen irrespective of ...
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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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Bootable USB creator

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit. Unetootin isn't detecting my USB. Startup USB creator doesn't work on all the ISOs. I want a bootable USB creator, that works on ubuntu 64 bit. It has to be updated and has a ...
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Software to batch OCR multiple image files to multiple text files using Tesseract?

I am currently using tesseract to OCR some jpeg files to txt files (Ubuntu 16.04). Typically this is ~500 files in one directory. I know I can do this by making a text file with all the file names (...
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Extremely simple job scheduler

I have a couple of machine learning experiments which I start running when my machine is free long enough. Each job takes several hours. I would like to have a simple "scheduler" which executes ...
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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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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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Dual Monitor RDP Client For Ubuntu

I have a Windows Hyper-V Server setup. On the Hyper-V Server we have Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit installed. On Ubuntu it comes with Remmina RDP client by default. I like the default RDP client, however I can'...
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How can I set environment variables based on files / the current directory?

I would like to be able to create some files in a directory (e.g. *.env) and then have my ZSH / BASY automatically load the environment variables defined in them / unload when I change the directory. ...
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Word recommendation keyboard for Ubuntu?

You guys would have seen the word recommendation keyboards on mobile phones like gboard, swiftkey, etc. Actually most of the mobile keyboards have the predictive element. Is there anything I can ...
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I need a GUI that will edit a TEXT column in MySQL

I normally use MySql Workbench. But I now have a table that has a column of type TEXT. It is used to store Python script for use in Jython. Some of these scripts can be quite large. Workbench only ...
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Weather forecast applet for Ubuntu

Background Prior to cycling to work in the morning, I'd like to know if I need to cart rain gear for the way home. The xfce4-weather-plugin sits in the lower-right hand corner of the panel and is ...
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Sticky notes app for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a simple-to-run, simple-to-use sticky notes application for Ubuntu 15.10. It should have the following features: Ability to add, edit and delete notes. Ability to move notes around ...
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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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Conversion from PNG to EPS

I would like to convert PNG images/graphs to EPS without losing even a bit on resolution. All the things I tried (potrace, autotrace, using convert, gimp) the resolution is getting too bad. Any kind ...
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Spreadsheet software that can open several CSV as tabs in the same window?

I have 3 local CSV files that I often need to check. I don't like to have too many windows open, so tabs would be great. Is there a spreadsheet program that would open the 3 CSV files as tabs of the ...
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Open source English dictation software for Ubuntu

I need an open source software (speech to text) that can write plain English from my dictation in Ubuntu.
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Advanced file searching (scan for properties) [Ubuntu/Windows]

Backstory: Basically I've set up my RasPi to run Plex Media Server. It works really great and using basically no power while I can still directplay/stream from it while away from home. Now, the ...
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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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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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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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C++ IDE with function auto complete

When I was on xubuntu 13.10, codeblocks worked, sometimes. When I was on Windows, codeblocks worked great. Now I am on Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit, Codeblocks doesn't work, it crashes as soon as it stars. I ...
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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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IDE for C, Ubuntu

Looking for a recommendation for IDE. I'm learning to program in C, using Ubuntu. Is Eclipse good enough? or are there better IDE's for C?
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Which software can I use to browse a MSSQL database?

I want something similar to phpMyAdmin for an MSSQL server. It MUST have / be: M1: a graphical interface where I can see all table names M2: gratis M3: work with ubuntu 16.04 Nice to have would be ...
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Software to add border to photos in bulk

I'm looking for a way to add a 3 pixel black border to every file in a folder. File type is .jpg. My OS's are Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.10, and Windows 7.
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Is there a way to multiple users share the same machine simultaneously?

I recently started a scientific initiation in a laboratory at my university. We are a little short of money and in need of new computer. Is there any free program (for Ubuntu, preferably) that allows ...
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Debugger for C for linux

I'm trying to find a decent debugger for C with a GUI interface that allows me to do atleast the usual stuff of setting break points, stepping over each line of code. I'm having a hard time finding ...
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Stream a movie to a friend

I want to stream a video file I have locally to show it to a friend, e.g., to watch a movie together. Is there such a program? I use Ubuntu but I don't know what OS my friend uses.
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Screenrecorder for Linux that catches specific windows

I would like to record a specific window together with audio from my mic. I work with Ubuntu. I am thinking of a similar functionality as recording via Zoom, except that the recording is saved on my ...