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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Visual Studio Code Pros: Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) Open-source, see its GitHub page, though there is some fog about it Free of charge, MIT license Faster than Atom IntelliSense ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

gVim Pros: Cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac, Amiga, OS/2, others, even Android and iOS) Open-source, see its GitHub page Free of charge (although it encourages charity donation), GPL license with ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Atom Pros: Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) Open-source, see its GitHub page Free of charge, MIT license Shell script syntax highlighting with strong color for variables: Cons: Start-up time ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Kate Pros: Cross-platform (Linux, Mac OS, Windows) Open source Free software (GPL) Fast Has syntax highlighting support for a lot of different files (Markup, Scripts, Source code, configuration, ...) ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Emacs Pros: Cross platform Free and Open Source Software Free of charge Supports both GUI and CLI usage, even for a single instance simultaneously. You can have your emacs windows in your desktop; ...
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Encrypt my external hard disk (Linux + OS X + Windows)

Until a yearor two back, the definitive answer would have been TrueCrypt. I still use it myself, but, as it is no longer actively developed, you might want to choose one of the forks, based on its ...
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Cross-platform IDE alternative to MS Visual Studio - other than Eclipse CDT

I would suggest taking a look at Code::Blocks as a possible alternative that is Free, Open Source & Cross Platform. Your feature requests Find and replace works like Visual Studio on Windows - ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Geany Cross platform. GPL licensed. Syntax high lighting. Actually a very light weight IDE - has buttons for "compile" "build" and such that can have specific actions set for appropriate file ...
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Is there a LOGO interpreter that actually has a turtle?

Here is another online Logo available at https://vrmath2.net/VRM2. I hope the 3D Turtle is good looking enough. If not, it can be changed to a fish or airplane. This Logo allows open/save logo files ...
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Video chat alternative to Skype on Windows/Linux

You can try Ekiga. It's an open-source SoftPhone, video conferencing and instant messenger software. It runs on windows and linux. I believe you can host with it, but I've never done it. It should be ...
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Cross-platform IDE alternative to MS Visual Studio - other than Eclipse CDT

It seems that JetBrains CLion may meet almost all of your requirements. It is often not gratis, though. You might also want to have a look at the C++ IDE comparison table on Wikipedia.
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A mail client like Windows 10 Mail for all operating systems

Nylas N1 is the extensible, open source mail app. It has a Dark Mode built in, a "Two Panel" layout and is extensible. It runs on Windows, OS X, Linux (.deb and .rpm) available. The messages are ...
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Library to develop cross-platform desktop UI for a Python app

You could try to use Qt which allows for it's UI to be converted to Python compatible. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18429452/convert-pyqt-ui-to-python With payment, you get customer support ...
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Library to develop cross-platform desktop UI for a Python app

I would suggest taking a look at wxPython which is a set of python bindings for the wxWidgets GUI toolkit. This provides a native look and feel on all of Windows, OS-X & Linux and can be used to ...
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Library to develop cross-platform desktop UI for a Python app

Electron allows for refined and attractive desktop apps for Windows, Mac and Linux using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Professional Interface: Yes. For example Visual Studio Code is built using Electron ...
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Replacement for Picasa that respects my folder layout

After extensive research and searching, I've found the open-source tool Digikam meets all my requirements and many more - it's a very impressive tool. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It ...
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Where can I find a GUI tool to duplicate files across a system as they change?

Well, it took more than "several weeks" to make this tool. I'm calling it File Tracker - a bulk diff/merge tool for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux desktop: https://file-tracker.cubiclesoft.com/ File ...
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An open source PDF reader with built in dictionary or plugins?

I found a tutorial of adding a real-time google translation button for pdf-xchange editor. Although pdf-xchange editor is not open source software, but I think it is a good hint for other pdf viewers. ...
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Video editor that works from plain-text files

AviSynth seems to be the tool that directly answers your needs on Windows. This is a completely script-based editing approach, with quite powerful instruments (built-in or as plug-ins) for reading, ...
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C/C++ ini file parser library

Modern and cross-platform library is also inicpp. It has pretty good test support, is easy to use and one of the greatest features is schema validation (with full type safety). It's not big, but it's ...
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A mail client like Windows 10 Mail for all operating systems

You could try Thunderbird in the "Vertical View" Mode - I have mine set to a dark theme but there are lots available. Free, Gratis & Open Source Cross Platform OS-X, Windows & Linux ...
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Cross-platform technical log-keeping / journalling

It sounds like Red Notebook might be ideal for your needs: Gratis & Open Source Cross Platform #Hashtags Format your text bold, italic or underlined Insert Images, files and links to websites ...
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Cross-platform IDE alternative to MS Visual Studio - other than Eclipse CDT

I believe MonoDevelop is suppose to be the "Visual Studio" of Mac and Linux. There is also Xamarin Studio. Xamarin was bought up by Microsoft within the past year, and is going to be Microsoft's cross ...
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Cross-platform IDE alternative to MS Visual Studio - other than Eclipse CDT

Qt Creator Qt Creator is a very good (and portable) C/C++ IDE in my experience. Its code-completion and code navigation capabilities are on par with Visual Studio. I'm not sure how well it handles ...
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Is there a LOGO interpreter that actually has a turtle?

turtleSpaces https://turtlespaces.org is a fully-featured Logo interpreter with both a web version and application binaries for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It has dozens of examples you can browse ...
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A Good Alternative for Gmail Offline?

Can I suggest taking a look at MailPile - it is early days yet but looks promising. Free, Gratis & Completely Open Source Cross Platform Is obviously compatible with Gmail (I know most are, but ...
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Video chat alternative to Skype on Windows/Linux

Jitsi meet. You can always make the browser window on top. It is open source.
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An open source PDF reader with built in dictionary or plugins?

A solution other than a specific PDF reader is to use an external program such as GoldenDict. It features a so-called ”Scan Popup“: Each time you select a word in any program—e.g. in your favourite ...
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Portable, free, cross-platform, GUI-based prose-friendly plain-text diff and merge tool?

PrettyDiff is CC0 licensed - "Pretty Diff project, as of version 2.1.17 and all following versions unless otherwise changed, is licensed with a Creative Commons 1.0 Universal license (CC0)." ...
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Portable, free, cross-platform, GUI-based prose-friendly plain-text diff and merge tool?

I use Diffuse. From the "About" page: Diffuse is a small and simple text merge tool written in Python. Diffuse should run on any POSIX operating system, including Mac OS X, with the ...
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