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Software for controlling Windows 7 PC from Linux Mint over WLAN [closed]

I have two computers one running Linux Mint and other running Windows 7. I want to be able to control the Windows PC using Linux Mint. They are generally connected over LAN or Wifi using a router. I ...
0
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1answer
68 views

How to make a pc act as a router on some port

I have a linux server in my lab(hereafter called pc1), and I have a windows pc2 where I have a game server running on. But since it's a private network, and the only pc that the internet can access is ...
3
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1answer
105 views

How to find out what file is on a particular sector

How do i find out on Linux what file is occupying a given sector on a NTFS partition? I need to do it because i am rescuing data from a failing HDD (using ddrescue), and want to find out what files ...
0
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3answers
87 views

Virtualization for desktop security?

I am frustrated with windows and the whole pay $60 per year for security products. Seriously, its too much now. I want to use virtualization for desktop security because I think (not sure) that it ...
0
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3answers
374 views

How do I remotely execute scripts on multiple servers, mix output

Hi I'm looking for a piece of software or some sort of technique that would enable me to do following in one terminal window: Take as input a list of ssh-enabled machines with login, password and ...
3
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1answer
760 views

Is there a cat alternative that supports unbuffered output?

I'm looking for a program to copy stdin to stdout while showing control characters (like cat -v) and without waiting for an EOF (the input is from a tail -f). I have GNU|Linux; the cat that's ...
0
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1answer
107 views

Common tool to run softwares in cross platform operating systems?

Scenario and example In Windows the software usually comes with the extension .exe, we used to run .exe files in Linux operating systems using some third party tool like wine, likewise there may be a ...
4
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3answers
2k views

Character Map in linux?

Windows has a character map utility. Is there one in Linux? I'm using KDE; but I'm sure that doesn't matter.
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1answer
78 views

How can I find out how much memory a person uses on Linux?

Is there a utility for Linux (Ubuntu), which keeps track of things like how much memory on average a person uses?
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1answer
358 views

Converting PPT and XLS to TXT from Linux command line

I want to convert PowerPoint (.ppt) and Excel (.xls) files to a plain text format (.txt) from the command line on a server running Linux. The server does not have xorg or similar libraries installed, ...
1
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1answer
69 views

Is it possible to fork a symlink?

I have my configuration file (e.g. .zshrc) put into an encfs container. When I log into the system the container is not yet mounted, hence the the symlink is dangling then. Is there a way to let the ...
2
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4answers
2k views

Windows network share on linux server without samba

I want to mount shared folders from my linux server on the network to appear like normal drives in Windows. The server has a private network on one side and a public network (which happens to give me ...
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4answers
3k views

Show slideshow with pictures and videos

I'm mostly a Linux guy but I don't think the software I'm looking for is available in Linux so I ask this presumable easy question for those of you that knows Windows. The thing I want to do is to ...
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2answers
518 views

Alternative to SSH on Linux

What software can I use to provide the same features as SSH (openssh-server)? I have a busy server that I am losing all SSH connectivity once in a while. I can't find a solution to yet, we are ...
3
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1answer
377 views

Realtime Twitter streaming on Linux

Tweetdeck has the ability to show messages in real time. I have not been able to find this capability in any other client that I've tried. The latest versions of Tweetdeck don't run on Linux. Is there ...
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0answers
81 views

Indexed image search with advanced image dimensions selection in Linux

I am looking for an indexed search utility for Linux that can query images by their dimensions (width and height). I think nepomuk and tracker can do what I want, but I wasn't able to find any useful ...
0
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1answer
92 views

Is there Linux software that can read out times?

I have seen how Mac can tell (and say) time on hourly, half-an-hour, or quarterly basis. This is very convenient because you can hear the Mac telling you what time it is. I am looking for something ...
3
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1answer
499 views

Linux software for drawing 3D diagrams

My professor has asked me to draw a certain diagram for a poster which he wants to present at a conference. Which program on Ubuntu gets this done? My image/drawing consists of the following: x, ...
2
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2answers
422 views

Software KVM For Dual-Displays

Does a KVM software solution exist that will allow you to utilize two monitors on multiple systems? I'd like to hook up my MBP to my displays, but have the flexibility to switch back to Windows/Linux ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Software to easily design electrics / electronics circuits

Does anyone know a software to easily design electronic / electrics circuits (for resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, transistors, ...) which already has a large and easy-to-use "library" of ...
3
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1answer
1k views

What's an alternative to “Everything” search for Linux?

In windows there is a pretty good search tool named Everything, which can let us search files by name. It's very fast, and easy to use. Now I wonder if there is any similar tool in Linux? Command ...
0
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2answers
291 views

Resize an image to multiple resolutions simultaneously

I am looking for software (Windows or Linux) that can do the following: Resize one image to several provided sizes. Detects the type of the pic­ture (wide, nor­mal) and does the resize based on ...
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4answers
2k views

Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux?

I have my music sorted using directories so I don't want a library, tags and what not. What I want: easily (recursively) add directories to playlist from my music root, not from library songs in ...
2
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4answers
389 views

A fast photo browser for Linux

What is the fastest photo browser for Linux? I'm talking about 8 megapixel JPG photos, and some TIFF panoramas (some are about 50MB big). I don't need much functionality – simple browsing with ...
2
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1answer
538 views

What is an easy way to share screen / voice chat on Linux?

Currently I'm using Arch Linux. I'm more used to Linux now, but for communication, I still have some problems: My main software which I use on Windows is Skype and TeamViewer to share screen / voice ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Executor/Launchy alternative for Linux?

I am a new Ubuntu user and am looking for an alternative to Executor or Launchy, both keystroke launchers. I have tried Gnome DO which is very similar to Launchy and it's good but I still miss ...
2
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2answers
2k views

What are the techniques for securely erasing data in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to wipe free disk space in Linux? This question is inspired by What is the best tool for file-shredding on a memory card?, in which brice recommended the simple ...
7
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2answers
10k views

Getting a GPU Bitcoin miner for Linux 64bit

I've just learned about the awesome world of Bitcoins. I've learned that the only way to make a decent amount of bitcoins is to "mine". However, everywhere I look, the miners are for Windows and those ...
1
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2answers
418 views

Software to show typed keys on the screen

Just as the capture shows, when you type something using the keyboard, a big label appears at the bottom of the screen showing the keys you typed. I use Windows & Linux, so I just want to know ...
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3answers
82 views

Looking for a program that can backup a website, on linux

I need to find a program which; Works on linux. Can be used to backup an entire website (these backups should include everything, so I can browse the website offline and encounter no missing files ...
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2answers
1k views

Looking for a program similar to httrack

I want to find a program that I can use to generate a website backup for offline browsing. I tried Httrack, but it doesn't seem to have scheduling options. Scheduling is critical for me. I need to ...
5
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4answers
2k views

Linux software for periodical work break

I am using Cent OS 5. I am looking for an app which will alert me after some time to take break. So I can use computer as healthy computer usages ?
5
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3answers
433 views

Linux: CDBurner XP like software

I'm looking for some CD burning software that's like CDBurner XP or Nero. I like how they both show how many bytes are remaining when I burn a data DVD. Additionally, CDBurner XP can refresh a ...
1
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0answers
481 views

Emulating a network switch as software on Linux

I am doing my project on network virtualization on cloud computing. I am going to implement a testbed for the cloud environment and measure the performance of cloud services in a virtualized network. ...
4
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2answers
5k views

PDF to text convertor

I'm looking for a "one-click" way of taking ANY PDF and converting it to plain text. Ideally on OSX or Linux. Ideally, the solution would include OCR functionality, but it need not necessarily. The ...
1
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1answer
691 views

Firewall with application-level filtering in Linux?

Are there any firewalls for Linux that will allow one to block certain ports for a specific application while allowing other programs to use the same port, or block Internet access altogether for ...
10
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3answers
6k views

Equivalent to Sysinternals Process Explorer on Linux

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for an equivalent to Process Explorer on Linux. There is System Monitor but it's not nearly as good as Process Explorer with all of its detailed information ...
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3answers
309 views

Migrating from Skype - Calling landlines?

I've been wanting to stop using Skype for quite a while, but now that they're being bought by Microsoft, I think it's about time to spring into action. I use Skype mainly to call landlines abroad - I ...
2
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4answers
5k views

ActiveX on Firefox?

I just need a browser that can run sites using ActiveX on Linux. Are there any?
4
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1answer
58 views

Registration program open source

Is there an open source program for registering people at gatherings, and events. I would like to register them, and even combine a photo for a name tag. And at the same time, having a record.
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4answers
3k views

What is the Linux equivalent of Fiddler? [closed]

On Windows I like using Fiddler to scan TCP streams and save them. Is there a similar tool to do this under Linux?
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2answers
874 views

Alternative to MS Word that properly supports filling form fields and checkboxes?

We only have Linux on our computers here at my home, and I tried to use LibreOffice (a derivative of OpenOffice.org) to fill in an application form for a job, which was in .doc format. However, ...
3
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1answer
816 views

Lightweight Linux on Hewlett-Packard 2133 Mini-Note - Recommendations?

I've got an HP 2133 Mini-Note with a small (40 GB) IBM SSD installed. I'd like to use the machine as a fast, ultra-portable bare-bones word processor, and I'm tired of the relative "heaviness" of Win7 ...
9
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2answers
376 views

3D phase diagram

This question is halfway between physics and "computer software". I decided to start asking here. I'd like to create a 3d phase diagram similar to this one: For the moment, my only choice is ...
3
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2answers
5k views

What is an XPerf alternative for Linux and Mac OS X?

XPerf is a tool that allows you to take a detailed trace of various system activity like CPU, I/O and more... Because of it's detail you can see stack trace counts, disk position offset graphs, ...
1
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2answers
727 views

Software to play MP3s slowed down with pitch correction

I'm looking for software that will help me transcribe music from MP3 files. I'd like to be able to select a portion of the song, and then have the software play it back to me at a selectable slower ...
2
votes
2answers
233 views

Is there a Linux software to spell check .po files?

I am translating some po-files and I would like to run a spell checker over them. I have Ubuntu 10.10 and use gtranslator. As far as I know, gtranslator can't spellcheck the whole file. I tried ...
0
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4answers
842 views

Linux program for making a bootable ISO file

I have Windows XP as an ISO file on a USB stick and want to make it bootable. Which Linux software do you recommend for doing that?
1
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1answer
220 views

Looking for a free/cheap 2d CAD software for Linux which can measure ellipse arc length

I am currently using QCad community edition, and it is basically well suited to my needs, I don't need much more. However, there is a function I need which isn't present in QCad. I want to be able to ...
3
votes
1answer
944 views

Software to manage a library of searchable PDF documents

What Linux software would you recommend for managing a library of searchable PDF documents? I have a Fujitsu S500 document scanner, and have been using the Windows software that came with it to scan ...