Questions tagged [ubuntu]

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How can I easily develop C# in Ubuntu (without monodevelop)

I almost always develop in a linux environment, but recently I've had to move to C#. I know monodevelop exists, but I'd like to not use monodevelop for certain reasons. Are there any other tools ...
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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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iTunes replacement for Ubuntu, hierarchical playlists and Android syncing?

I've waded through the profusion of "iTunes on Linux" questions on this site and the recommendations (as well as searching Google extensively) but have not seen the combination of features that are ...
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Choosing a Daw for Ubuntu

I currently use Ableton Live 9 and thinking about fully switching to Ubuntu. Ableton has no support nor plans for Ubuntu or Linux, so I have to switch or Wine/VM it. I know using VM/Wine is clunky for ...
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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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Linux Management

We are a startup in bootstrap developing code written in Java. We are purchasing custom desktops - not branded desktops - hence they come without an OS. We did insist on TPM chips for our ...
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Mac-like file browser for Ubuntu 16.04

Navigating the folders and sub folders all in the same window like in the screenshot below.
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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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Which version of Ubuntu for JDK 7?

I'm running through a installation guide that requires Ubuntu and JDK7. I know the latest version of Ubuntu (16.04) installs the current JDK8 via apt-get. What is the latest version of Ubuntu that ...
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Screen capture tool with uploading to a server for Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu and I'm looking for a tool that can make a screenshot, upload it to a server and give me a link. There are tons of similar programs for other operating systems. For example: http://...
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Expose a directory on my server for download over HTTP

I want to expose a directory on my Ubuntu server, for user to explore over a browser and download. Users would be within my LAN, and I don't have security/authentication need. Any software which ...
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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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Desktop environment for a touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop for an Ubuntu system

What are desktop environments, which runs on Ubuntu, with good 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop support? Notable features: Touch-friendly buttons Cursor disappears when using touch input but shows where it ...
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Program measuring sound and generating an equalizer profile

This question is a companion to Automatically switch equalizer preset based on audio output (internal speaker or external). Context/problem: bad speakers As many people know, laptop speakers have "...
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Software to manage files (with tags)

I am searching for a software with which I am able to organize my files. For example there are some media players (e.g. Amarok) that provide what I am looking for songs: ratings, tags, etc. However, ...
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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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Local bookmark manager for Kubuntu

I am searching for a browser-independent manager for web bookmarks that I can install on my local Kubuntu (Ubuntu + KDE) machine. It would also be great if that bookmark manager could be accessible ...
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Search the internet for pictures by keyword and automatically download a set number of the results in the original resolutions (Ubuntu 14.04)?

This is the task I would like to be able to perform: Search for images on the internet by a keyword Automatically download a specified number of the search results in the original image resolutions ...
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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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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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Notifier about visible ISS passes and/or Iridium flares for Ubuntu PC

I am trying to find application that would be capable of notifying me about visible ISS pases for specified location and/or visible Iridium flares for specified location. This software must be ...
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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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Software to wipe my screen (display black color and ignore tactile input)

Tactile screens tend to gather fingerprints at a very high pace, so I clean mine with a wet tissue every few days. PROBLEM: If I clean my screen when it is locked, the background is not dark enough ...
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What software/toolkit should I use to manage/plan out a year-long trip across multiple countries?

In a few years I plan on traveling, pretty much all around the world. This is going to cost a good deal of money and be very complex, so I'm going to begin planning now. What software/toolkit is the ...
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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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Split mySQL tables into databases by prefix

I operated a small low cost server that was restricted to one mySQL database. Since most (PHP) programs are aware of the issue of having only one database, the common workaround is to define tables in ...
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Information gathering in Ubuntu and Backtrack

There was a program in Backtrack OS where we could give a domain name or an Email and it would search the Internet for all the information available in "Whois" result's all websites and made ...
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Command line software which returns image descriptions

I have a lot of images and I search a very specific one. The file name is probably not meaningful, I only know it's a jpg image (I have 25000 on my PC). I have no idea about when the picture was taken ...
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Gratis Log visualization tools

First, let me explain what I mean by log visualization tools. I mean something that has a decent GUI that looks semi-impressive (lots of charts/graphs, maybe a pie chart or two). Here's an example ...
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Python library to download and upload through SFTP and allow bandwidth throttling

I am looking for a Python that can download and upload through SFTP and allow bandwidth throttling (e.g. max download speed: 10 MB/s). pysftp can download and upload through SFTP but has no ...
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Python library to get the GPU fan speed

I am looking for a Python library that can get the GPU's fan speed. It should work on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS x64 and support Nvidia GPUs.
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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 ...