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WYSIWYG HTML editor for Linux

I’ve recently made a shift from Windows to Ubuntu and one of the software that I’m really missing is Adobe Dreamweaver. Wine doesn’t give as good an experience. Which WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You ...
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Android educational games for small kids

Please recommend me games for small kids (4-5 years) Requirements Android platform Tablet optimized No Ads! No in-app payments! Educational Good for kids from 4 to 5 years Free or paid Good ...
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Software to cloak IP/data while browsing

I'm looking for software or a plugin that is compatible with Google Chrome or Firefox that works in conjunction with Chrome's Incognito mode or Firefox's InPrivate browsing mode so the following is ...
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Linux distribution for daily use on an old netbook

I won a netbook several years ago (1 GHz, 1GB RAM*, 8GB SSD) with Windows XP pre-installed. After a few weeks, the disk gets filled with Windows trash. I have tried latest version of Ubuntu, but the ...
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Real-time collaborative HTML source code editor, with real-time preview

I want my team to collaboratively edit an HTML page. Imperative requirements: Everyone must see other people's changes in real-time (like Google Docs). It makes it so much easier to avoid conflicts. ...
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Simple video annotation software that allows drawing in frames (Windows or Linux)

I often work with videos of experiments I conduct in my research. To make the videos more informative I like to add text, arrows, maybe a quick drawing or schematic insert in the frames. I know many ...
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IntelliJ IDEA vs Eclipse vs NetBeans for “pure Java” development [closed]

Important private beta notice: this is a trial question for this proposal on meta: Advocating “X vs Y” questions. Of course IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse and NetBeans are all excellent cross-platform IDEs ...
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Software to bleep a few words in a song

I am looking for free (hopefully) open source software that will allow me to remove (or replace/mute) a few choice words in some music I own. (I wish the artist would release a radio edit version of ...
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Two-persons keyboard-only racing game for Ubuntu

I am looking for a racing game (Tuxracer-like/MarioKart-like/cars/bikes/boats/planes/anything) that is available for Ubuntu Linux, for 2 (or more) simultaneous players. I don't have any joystick or ...
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Linux-based distributions dedicated to video editing? [closed]

I love Linux, but find that sometimes video editing tools I installed are crashing, probably because I did not configure them (or the system parameters) properly for professional video editing. What ...
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Software for creating and publishing game cards

I'm looking for a program that can layout and manage custom cards and tokens for tabletop games (eg. Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Arkham Horror). I am specifically looking for solutions that ...
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File Recovery Software

After using a lot of File Recovery Softwares, the only one that I found usefull was TestDisk with PhotoRec. But it lacks a GUI and is not suitable for recommendation to 'not advanced users'. Please ...
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VM image distribution of a Kerberos server?

Kerberos is a server-side technology which is quite tricky to set up. Many developers have to install one in order to develop/test Kerberos support in their products. Is there a distribution that ...
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Tool to calculate polynomial masks with maximal period for LFSRs?

Related to Linear Feedback Shift Registers - does any Windows or Linux tool exist, that helps calculating polynomial masks with maximal periods for different bit-lengths (beyond 64 bits)? It is ...
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Windows program for viewing which program is using a file

Often, on my Windows computers, when I go to delete or move directories or files, an error message appears explaining that this action can not be completed because one of the files is being used by ...
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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

I don’t want to use Skype because it’s proprietary. I’m looking for an alternative that is Free/Libre (FLOSS), is available cross-platform * (at least: GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows), ...
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What is a screen recorder with mouse movement and can save the recording as video?

I'm looking for screen recording software that supports: dynamic zooming of the page captures mouse movements allows captions to be overlaid stop/continue recording sound recording saves as standard ...
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What free tool can step through and extract individual frames of a video?

I have a video, and I want to pull out a certain frame from it, as an image. Is there any free software that can step frame-by-frame through a video, and then extract a specific frame to an image?
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XMPP client with OpenPGP support

I’m looking for an XMPP client that supports OpenPGP (XEP-0027). Of course it should automatically decrypt/encrypt the messages for given contacts, so no copy-and-paste to some other OpenPGP tool. ...
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What are alternatives for Mindjets mind-mapping software?

As the new version of Mindjets mind-mapping tool is rather expensive, I'm looking for a good alternative that is comparable in means of convinience and productivity. It should support features like: ...
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Alternative for Microsoft Office for Linux?

Microsoft Office is relatively expensive and does not run on Linux too well. There's at least Openoffice.org LibreOffice Run MS Office in wine (does it work?) Run MS Office in CrossOffice (is it ...
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Software for deleting music from directory rather than playlist

My dad has 700+ MP3 and WMA files on a memory stick which he sticks into his truck's radio system, now there are a bunch of songs he wants deleted however the radio system just reveals a track number (...
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Word translation tool with mouse click?

I am learning Spanish. And I read texts in Spanish on my computer (normally PDFs) where I want to translate words I don't understand with a click of my mouse. It takes way too much time to copy the ...
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What video player has an accurate frame count or a precise timestamp?

I have a number of WTV video files (Windows Media Center TV Recordings) that I have recorded. WTV is just the container, but the video codec is usually MPEG-2 or sometimes H.264. I would like the ...
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What efficient matrix implementations are there for Java

From time to time I need a library which can perform matrix multiplication for me. I think I have most recently used EJML, but that isn't necessarily the easiest package to use when I am working with ...
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Antivirus program for Windows that protects against dodgy downloaded software, websites, direct attacks from outside? [closed]

I've had bad experience with my Windows Vista OS, because hackers usually get viruses on my computer. I don't want to pay a lot for a program like Norton, so I'm wondering if there's an antivirus ...
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What pixel graphics program supports creating seamless tiles?

Which pixel graphics program supports the creation of seamless tiles? I have a feature in mind that clones / mirrors a rectangular area (adjacent to the 4 respectively 8 directions) in real-time while ...
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What program offers automated image resizing?

I have a blog. Before I upload images from my computer (these images are really big), I want to resize them (make them smaller) and save them in a different folder. After that, I can upload them. ...
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Secure cross-platform instant messaging software

What is secure - as in confidentiality of message contents - instant messaging software with at least following features: No need to setup (and maintain) my own server Support for Windows, OS X and ...
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Free alternatives to Matlab that run on Linux?

I recently joined the folks using Linux. As a result, I'm trying to replace as much of the propriety applications as I can, with free — and if possible open-source — alternatives. Since I need a ...
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Tool that displays outline of HTML5 documents

The HTML5 specification defines an algorithm for creating a document outline. I’m looking for tools that follow this algorithm exactly and display the outline. Being able to export the outline as ...
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Does any other browser offer Firefox's Tree Style Tab feature?

The Firefox add-on Tree Style Tab allows hierarchical tab ordering. Does any other main browser have such a feature or provide an extension for it?
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Purchase iTunes music on Android and sync it to iPod

My wife has given up a standard laptop and now only has an Android phone and an Android tablet. However, she still loves her iPod nano and is struggling to function without a Windows version of ...
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What Ubuntu tool records all desktop sounds?

In Ubuntu, I want to record everything that plays through my speakers. If I were to play a movie and a YouTube video at the same time, the tool would record the mix of both. It should output as an ....
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Video editor for Windows that can insert images or audio at arbitrary points

If I'm trying to edit relatively simple videos, what is a good editor that has these features available on Windows? trimming video clips, playing one video clip after another (basic functions, not ...
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What tool can generate HTML documentation from C# code, like Javadoc can do for Java?

Java developers can easily generate HTML documentation from their Java code, which is a convenient way to post APIs online. This is an example. Is there a similar tool for C# code? It must be free,...
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File integrity checker

I have a large amount of files that should never change, including RAW photographs and video files. I'm worried about silent bit rot. I do have backups to restore lost/corrupted files, but comparing ...
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iTunes alternative on Ubuntu [closed]

I like iTunes, but unfortunately it is not available for Linux/Ubuntu. Some features I am looking for: Playlists Ability to change song from taskbar Album covers CD import Notification when the song ...
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Tool for taking screenshot and quickly editing it

I'm looking for a screenshot utility that would help me when I try to explain over email how to use a program. I'd like it to: Take a screenshot, Add a red arrow or circle like this: Upload the ...
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Open Source Java decompiler that does not crash on huge projects, understands advanced Java concepts

A Java decompiler turns a .class file back into a .java file. While decompiled code is not perfect (no comments, sometimes obfuscated names, etc.), it can be useful during hacking competitions, or to ...
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Tool to convert between different plain text formats

There are several types of plain text structuring / formatting syntax out there, for example: MarkDown MediaWiki XWiki HTML Is there a generic tool (easier / more appropriate than reg-ex) that helps ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

I mainly use Google Drive Desktop for backing up pictures, and files on Windows, but I have yet to find a good alternative to use on Linux/Ubuntu. I know about Dropbox, however they don't have a large ...
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Software to wipe old hard disks, USB sticks and memory cards?

I have bunch of old hard disks, USB sticks and memory cards I want to sell / give away. However, there's private content that must be cleared before that. What is a good, preferably free, software ...
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GUI app to create maps made up of polygons

What could I use for creating maps with polygon-shaped sections? Here's an example of what I'm talking about: This software should be able to create and edit these polygon maps. Ideally, they could ...
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FTP file editor and uploader that's also a code editor?

I have a website, and I need free, cross-platform FTP file editor and uploader that's also a code editor that I can use to: Upload files such as HTML/PHP/ASP to my FTP server Connect to my FTP server ...
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Reliable virtualization software for OS X?

I want to run Windows 7 virtual machine on my OS X laptop (late 2012 model with 8GB of memory) to use some simple Windows software from time to time. I don't want to use bootcamp to dual-boot. I have ...
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Self-hosted collaborative real-time editor

I'm looking for a quick text outline tool that I can host on my own server supporting real-time editing for multiple users and change-history.
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What text editors operate like notepad for Windows but with extra features for a novice?

What text editors are as easy as Notepad for Windows 7, but with the extra features below? Advanced Find and Replace functions (replacing line endings would be helpful) See control characters in my ...
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Offline OpenStreetMap with vector maps for Windows Phone?

I am using an HTC 7 Pro and I am looking for an OpenStreetMap app where I can download offline maps as vector maps. I need OpenStreetMap because the maps are very good in my area of Argentina. (...
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Offline marine navigation software

Is there a good and affordable marine navigation software for OS X or Windows that includes charts? Offline usage is a must, as there's no reliable internet connection after leaving coast. Mandatory ...

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