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Is there a Windows or Linux equivalent of Soulver calculator application? [closed]

I've just been shown a brilliant calculator app called Soulver which is only available on Mac OS X Maths on a Mac as it should be Soulver is a new kind of calculator application which uses a ...
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Encrypted drive installation possible?

Is VMware capable of installing a Linux host, Windows Vista guest configuration on an encrypted /home drive in Linux?
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Match Hard Disk Partition Table?

What is the most efficient way to match the partition tables on two different hard disks? I have saved the partition tables using dd command in linux. The partition tables are from a Windows system. ...
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Linux binary support under Mac OS X?

Is there a way to add Linux binary compatibility to Mac OS X 10.5+ such as that found in FreeBSD? For instance, and totally as an example, here is Arlequin 3.5, a population genetics software that my ...
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How to use X11 forwarding with putty

I have a VM with RHEL 5 without an X server. My host has Windows 7. I need to connect to the VM and redirect the X11 output of the commands to my host. I know that if my host were a GNU/Linux ...
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autobench in ubuntu 8.10

I'm using ubuntu 8.10. I want to do benchmarking using autobench. I could install httperf by the command sudo apt-get install httperf I thought I should be installing autobench in the same way ...
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Bridging my laptop's wireless and wired adaptors

I would like to be able to connect a desktop computer that does not have a wireless adapter to my wireless network. I could just run a network cable from my ADSL/wireless router to the desktop ...
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Unable to connect to shared (iscsitarget) dvd-rw drive on ubuntu karmic box

Intro I have desktop with DVD-RW drive that runs primarily on Linux (namely Ubuntu 9.10). My wife has netbook that rins Windows XP with no cd/dvd drive. There's also LAN through our ADSL ...
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Missing dependency when trying to update

Fedora 12 2.6.32.9-67.fc12.i686 I have tried doing the recommended as its saids at the bottom. However, that didn't work. So I have to yum upgrade --skip-broken Does anyone know how to solve this ...
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Determine formatting of SD card in Ubuntu

How do I, in Ubuntu, determine what the formatting (e.g FAT etc.) of an SD card is?
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How to mount an iso image on Linux?

I need to mount an ISO image on Linux. On Windows I use Daemon Tools, but how is this done on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4?
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Manage song metadata on CentOS from command line

I am making a simple Pandora.com alternative for myself and a few friends where the user can upload his/her songs and listen to them anywhere. My intent is to make a lightweight, simple player in ...
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How to cope with runaway Flash plugin in Google Chrome browser?

I'm using Google Chrome for Linux, version 5.0.307.11 (Official Build 39572) beta with the Linux Flash plugin version 10.0 r32. Quite often, the Flash plugin goes wild and pegs the CPU with about ...
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Bash & 'su' script giving an error “standard in must be a tty”

Folks, I'm having an issue with a bash script which runs a particular command as a different user. The background: Running on a Linux box (CentOS), the script is quite simple, it's starting the ...
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High level command line program for burning CDs and DVDs?

I'm sick of screwing around trying to script a clean solution to burn multiple files and folders to CDs and DVDs with wodim, growisofs and genisoimage. I'm looking for a high level command line ...
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Compaq R4000 laptop randomly locking up

I have a Compaq R4000 laptop with 2GB of RAM, running Ubuntu Linux 9.10. It is randomly locking up on me, approximately once every two days. I have a second partition with Windows XP Home installed, ...
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Primary/secondary ethernet interfaces via NetworkManager in Ubuntu 9.10

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 machine with three ethernet interfaces, eth0, eth1 and eth2. eth2 is connected to a private network. eth0 and eth2 are connected to two different LANs. Either one will provide ...
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How to switch users without entering password

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 9.10. I have two users (wife and me), and each user's screensaver is set to lock so that on wakeup, we get to choose which user's desktop to go to. However, Ubuntu requires ...
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My BIOS datetime is resetting to 2002, what should I do?

I bought my PC brand new in mid-2006. I'm currently dual booting Win XP 32 bits and Ubuntu Karmic Desktop. Over the last few days, when I boot up my computer, it tells me that my BIOS time is not ...
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How can I use Tab-Completion in PuTTY connecting to a Ubuntu Server?

I use PuTTY to connect to an Ubuntu Server (VPS). I would like to use Tab-Completion when I'm working with the command line on Ubuntu Server... How can I configure it?
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Get name (address) of computer from which from which SSH login was made

After logging onto a linux machine via SSH, I would like to be able to retrieve the name of the computer from which the connection was made. Ideally I am looking for some command like hostname or ...
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how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?

I have several instances of Firefox with several different profiles running. Among them profiles with the names "software" and "test". I am trying to open an URL from a bash script to have it open in ...
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Selecting which IP address to use for outgoing requests from behind a NAT

Our organization has several external IP addresses. I am behind 2 layers of NAT and the servers choose which IP address to route my traffic to. Can I specify which IP address to use when finally ...
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Remote Desktop Logon on Linux from Windows Vista

I have a PC running Opensuse 11.0 Linux. I currently login using ssh with putty. However this is a command line login. How to do a remote xserver login from windows to run a gnome or kde session. what ...
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Shell scripting: Way to parse parameters from command line

myscript [-a a-arg] [-c c-arg] [-b] [-e] somedirectory Given that I want my shell script be invoked at the command line using the above parameters - where [these brackets] denote that they are ...
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Where is autorun in Linux(Ubuntu)?

I have the machine with Ubuntu desktop 7.something ... I want some server-like behavior without my participation. For example I have Azureus torrent-client there and I want it to start with the ...
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Making Ubuntu Linux pretty

Mac and Windows Vista have such pretty user interfaces with all the transparencies and stuff. Is there anything for Ubuntu Linux to improve the way it looks?
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Copy files in Linux, avoid the copy if files do exist in destination

I need to copy a /home/user folder from one hard disk to another one. It has 100,000 files and around 10G size. I use cp -r /origin /destination sometimes I get some errors due to broken ...
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Sharing a modem INTERNET on LAN

My computer is already connected to a 100Mbps LAN. I can use wvdial to connect to internet using a modem when I have my LAN disconnected. Now, I want to share this modem internet to one of the IP ...
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How to configure KDE Konsole to open new shells on a different machine?

How to configure the KDE Konsole that when I press on a "new tab" button, the new shell would open on another machine (thorugh ssh), and not on the current one?
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Recursive filesystem notifications (inotify) for Ubuntu Karmic Koala

I need a program which generates events when a file is moved, removed or its extended attributes are changed. I'm running Ubuntu Karmic Koala 32-bit desktop. inotify is the standard solution for such ...
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speech to text software

I have several .amr audio files containing lectures. I want to transcribe them to text. What is the best software available for achieving this? i am working on windows, linux.
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how to change the ubuntu logo which appears while booting the ubuntu?

how can i replace ubuntu logo,(white logo with black background) which comes very first while booting (it also comes while shuting down) in ubuntu 9.10. I am able to replace other images, which comes ...
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Connecting to a hidden wireless network on Kubuntu

How can I connect to a hidden wireless network on Kubuntu? I have 9.10 64bit installed, and have the information for the network (e.g. SSID and key) because I've already connected to it on Windows.
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Why is Linux Firefox so sluggish recently?

I switched to Chrome half a year back because Firefox had become sluggish on my Linux box (both Ubuntu and OpenSuse). 6 months later and the problem remains - anyone know what is going on and any tips ...
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Windows 7 Keeps Changing the MBR on boot

I am having an issue with Windows 7 changing the boot order everytime I start up. I have 4 partitions: boot linux windows. Grub is installed on the boot, and boots up both operating systems fine, ...
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When using gt5 in my home directory I get a blank page

When using gt5 in various directories on my system (including my home directory) I get blank results. If I limit the max-depth enough, I get results. For example, in my home directory 'gt5 ...
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How can I make skype calls in Linux?

Today I spent more than an hour trying to get Skype set up on my Linux box (Debian testing), but I couldn't make my microphone to work correctly. So I hear the other person talking, but they can't ...
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How can I make sure my OS can recognize my modem?

My modem is an Actiotec MDC AC'97 Modem v2132D. How can I be sure that it's a software or a hardware one? How can I be sure that it works with/is recognizable by my OS? I'm using Debian Linux 5.0 ...
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Need some help with Terminal Emulator (Android app) commands. (Similar to Linux commands)

I'm trying to follow this tutorial to install Mobile Defense as a system application on my Motorola Droid. I want to use Terminal Emulator and the commands are basically the same. The only two ...
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a function in .bash_profile

I try to write a function in .bash_profile to define a function for process killing as follows: function pkill { pid = ps -elf|grep python|grep $1|awk -F " " '{print $4}' ...
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Syntax for find on Mac OS X

I have a project directory that contains source code and subdirectories of source code. I want to use the Unix program find to search recursively for the names of files of certain extensions. The ...
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Why are there many processes listed under the same title in htop?

Can anyone explain to me why there are sometimes 10 or 15 processes with the same title and "stats" listed in htop? I'm guessing there are multiple threads running - but that many of them obviously ...
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Open source command line subtitle converter

Are there any open source, command line, subtitle converters - preferably for Linux?
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ps aux output meaning

When typing ps aux, what does each column of the output mean? For example $ ps aux timothy 29217 0.0 0.0 11916 4560 pts/21 S+ 08:15 0:00 pine root 29505 0.0 0.0 38196 2728 ? ...
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Get colors in 'less'' command

when I read a file in Linux with the command 'less' or 'more', how can I get the content in colors?
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How to get an inactive RAID device working again?

After booting, my RAID1 device (/dev/md_d0 *) sometimes goes in some funny state and I cannot mount it. * Originally I created /dev/md0 but it has somehow changed itself into /dev/md_d0. # mount ...
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Authentication required by wireless network

I would like to use a wireless network from Ubuntu. In the network drop-down menu I select a network (this is a University network I have an account there). Then I get a windows with the following ...
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Which rdisk value in boot.ini maps to which disk?

Following are the contents of a sample boot.ini: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] ...
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What exactly interpret #!/bin/bash line?

Many scripts in different languages have a #!/bin/bash header with a path to interpreter, so they can be executed without explicit call to interpreter from command line. But what exactly reads this ...