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Media Player Classic alike on Linux?

Media Player Classic is definitely one golden player I had to leave behind when I switched to Linux from Windows. The reason I call it golden are as follows: Press 1 and you'd get a completely a ...
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Free alternative for Shopify and Magento [closed]

I'm looking for a good alternative for Shopify or Magento, but preferably low-cost or free. Here are the minimum features I need: Free/low-cost hosting (or easy setup) Shipping integration Mt. Gox ...
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Software for emulating multiple desktops on Windows

Many years ago I tried using multiple desktops through some factory-installed software (NVidia Desktop Manager, or something like that) on my work computer. It was nice when it worked, but would often ...
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Software for docking windows to corners (rather than sides) with configurable window sizes

Sometimes I'm on a 27" screen with a crazy resolution of 2560x1440 that allows me to put windows on each corner and still have, essentially, four 1280x720 windows, which is great, but tedious, since ...
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Music composing software that provides a good quality playback of chords

A lot of times I write some chords and I'd like to listen to them. Unfortunately I don't have a piano, and a guitar isn't the best option. Is there any software that will help me listen to chords in ...
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Offline map browser on Android with offline search

I'm looking for an offline map browsing application for an Android phone. Absolute requirements: Runs on Android. Provides downloadable offline maps for the places I travel to. OpenStreetMap as a map ...
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1answer
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Vim plugin for Java HTML/CSS/Javascript

As of now I am using the Vim built-in SyntaxComplete for my editing. I started my JavaEE project in Vim with Ant and went this way for a few weeks but Eclipse functionalities were lacking too much so ...
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3answers
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GUI Library for VBScript

I am looking for a library to create reasonably usable 2D GUIs using standard control types (drop lists, text boxes, buttons, etc. housed in a window or dialog box) in the VBScript programming ...
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Software for bundling .NET assemblies in a single assembly

Say I have a .NET/CLR program Hello.exe (or a DLL Hello.dll) that depends on various third-party .NET DLLs. I want to ship a single file, without providing an actual "installer", so I am looking for ...
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5answers
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Tiling window manager functionality for normal Linux desktop environments

I am looking for a Linux application which runs on top of/parallel to a "normal" desktop environment (Xfce, Gnome) and provides the features of a tiling window manager. Thus you can combine the two ...
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2answers
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Is there a good email client that runs on both Windows and Linux?

I'm looking for the following features: Has a track record of several years GUI access to email messages/threads/groups GUI access to calender and meetings. Stores email messages as separate files in ...
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Free, lightweight, all-in-one, audio and video format converter

In short, something that just does what one would expect such a program to do. (Just convert it so it works on my mother's media player!) By "free" I mean free-as-in-beer. I'm okay with closed source ...
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iPad app for offline HTML/CSS/JavaScript testing?

I often use websites like CodePen or JSFiddle to do some development crash tests. I recently got an iPad and I'm looking for an app which can provide similar HTTP/CSS/JavaScript sandbox like these ...
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"Mac-like" Linux distribution [closed]

I have an ancient Mac that I'm looking at wiping when Lion support goes the way of the dinosaur. I still like the idea of keeping it as Mac-like as possible. Are there any Linux distros that mimic ...
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Free newsletter software for a small business?

I am looking for free software that has the following features: Send mass mails Organize subscription lists Use HTML (with or without templates) Analytics Schedule e-mails For instance, MailChimp is ...
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5answers
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Windows free program for batch watermarking files

I'm publishing albums of photos on my blog and Facebook and I'd like to add watermarks to them. I've found tutorials for programs such as Gimp, but they require long manually applying procedure for ...
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1answer
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Which version of TurboTax do I need for a small home-based sales business?

As an American citizen, I've done my own taxes for the last few years. Years ago I used TurboTax, but stopped when I realized it was just as easy to fill in the IRS forms myself. (Year over year ...
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3answers
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Free/Libre XMPP client with "Attention" (XEP-0224) support?

Is there a FLOSS XMPP client for GNU/Linux that supports XEP-0224: Attention? It's an extension for getting the attention of another user. It is also known as "nudge" or "buzz".
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5answers
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Alternative for Graphviz with better automatic node placement for large graphs?

In the past I used Graphviz to create drawing of graphs. It is a nice tools for small graphs. But unfortunately, for large graphs, Graphviz really sucks: It always crossed edges that obviously could ...
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3answers
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Flash player that doesn't try to sneak in extra software [closed]

I'm unhappy with Adobe for adding an easy-to-miss checkbox to automatically install McAffee when I updated my Flash version. I don't think a big company like that has any excuse sneaking %&*^ware ...
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1answer
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Cross-platform free vector editor for shutterstock contributors

Shutterstock has very strict submission requirements for vectors that make it hard to use free software, for example, "no bitmaps" - saving gradients in Inkscape, for example, results in the bitmap ...
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3answers
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Android application to learn English for small kids

Please recommend me an android application that teaches English for small kids (max 5 years). It is okay if it's not free. My kid can't read, so this tool should teach through images. I have tried ...
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9answers
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Markdown editor for OSX that includes a preview, ideally in real time?

I'm looking for a native OSX desktop application (needs to work offline) in which I can edit plain text documents, and preview how they'll look with markdown formatting applied. At a minimum, I need ...
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8answers
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C++ IDE for Windows with a rich feature set: Code completion, refactoring, etc

I'm looking for an Integrated Development Environment for C++ that should run on Windows 8. The program should ideally support the following features: Code completion/hinting Indentation assistance ...
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3answers
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Tabbed PDF viewer that works on Ubuntu

I used to use the Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu, which supported tabbed PDF viewing. Since I usually have a bunch open but am reading only one or two, tabbed viewing is better than Evince's open-each-PDF-...
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2answers
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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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2answers
587 views

Desktop Linux distribution with the latest GNOME 3?

I'm looking for a Linux distribution to use with GNOME 3. Currently I'm using Fedora 20, but there are many bugs in Gnome (for example Bug 1058314, earlier was Bug 995785). Both are blockers for me. ...
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2answers
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What graphical Bitcoin wallet for Ubuntu integrates with the system (Notify OSD, Global Menu, etc)

I'm looking for a graphical Bitcoin wallet for Ubuntu. It should have these features: The ability to use a remote blockchain (not having to download the blockchain onto the computer) The ability to ...
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13answers
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Cross platform JS/PHP editor software with FTP support and code hinting

For my web development purposes, I am looking for a code editor. In my case, it's mostly for JavaScript and PHP. Here are my requirements: Must have Syntax highlighting, Must have Code hinting (...
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2answers
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What PDF viewer will allow me to quickly view which elements are vector?

I work in the printing industry where having vector artwork for a job is paramount when it comes to the best production output. Often times clients will send me a PDF file that contains a raster image ...
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4answers
468 views

Merge GUI tools for those new to merging

The other day I had to do a rather icky merge. I tried it via the command line, but was so confused that I had to use a GUI tool. I used meld, but it seems that there are others, like kdiff3. But ...
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6answers
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What project planning software includes resource leveling and is cheaper than Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is one of the most robust project planning tools I've seen thus far. But, it's also fairly expensive. I've played with some free tools but none of the ones I've found include ...
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Software to backup Android phone ROM

I would like to backup the ROM on my phone before I attempt to install Cyanogenmod on it. It is a Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint in the United States. My phone is not currently rooted and I'm running a ...
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Is there a LOGO interpreter that actually has a turtle?

This is not a repeat of the now infamous "How do I move the turtle in LOGO?" Recently, I had the following conversation with my five year old daughter: Daughter: Daddy, do you write programs? ...

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