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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?
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A text/audio/video chat client that can connect to an IP directly?

Is there any chat client that would just let you connect to someone's computer directly? (provided they're also running the same client). I'm in a place where I can connect to their ip directly, but ...
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3D plotting in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and need to plot 3D graphic. I have installed several free applications available in the repository, like QtiPlot and GNU Octave. I have found out and created the ...
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.chm creator for Mac?

I'm trying to create a .chm file on a Mac, but can't seem to find an application to do it. Are there any .chm creators for OS X?
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Online Backup strategy for family individuals

The majority of my family, including myself, uses Dropbox and Syncplicity free accounts for our syncing needs. However our backup strategy is pretty non-existent, we all have access (via webDav) to ...
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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 ...
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Keeping shortcuts in Windows XP current (automatically)?

In Windows XP Pro (SP2), there seems to be no way to have shortcuts automatically updated so they can stay connected to their target files or folders after the latter have been moved or renamed. ...
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Alternative to Toad Mysql on Windows 7 64 bits

I have tried to install latest version and it doesn't work contrary to Windows XP so any alternative ?
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Enso Launcher: dead or lives on? where?

I just discovered Enso Launcher, and seems it's a tool I always dreamed about (even tried to made some part of its functionality myself). But it seems, it dead now, and community Enso is only fork of ...
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How to download large amounts of information from an online database?

I work on a research project that uses several databases provided by private companies. I need to get a huge amount of information from one of these databases to run a statistical test on the ...
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How can I limit the volume of audio on Windows by decibel level?

I enjoy listening to music at high volumes, but I'm concerned about possible long-term hearing loss. Articles covering this question suggest limiting audio volume to under 85 decibels. Is there: A ...
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Simplifying Tightly Packing Multiple Images

I’m trying to place several images in a blog entry and am finding it a challenge to determine the correct order and CSS alignments to pack them tightly so that there is minimal space. I tried simply ...
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Sticky Note in Redhat 5

Does anyone know if there is a "sticky note" application for Rhel5? In Ubuntu, there is Xpad and Tomboy, but I couldn't see an rpm version for this. I tried to download the tarball for Tomboy but it ...
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Program that saves image to desktop when pressing prntscrn

Is there any tool for Windows (7) that will, upon pressing the prntscrn button, save the whole screen to a .png file directly to the desktop OR to a path I can specify in the tool, instead of copying ...
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I want to share a hard drive with password on Windows XP Pro

I want share a hard drive with password so that if anyone wants to access the drive it should prompt for password. I need configuration steps on the computer where the drive is located and if ...
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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, ...
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Human resources and payroll software

I was looking for a recommendation for HR and payroll software. I'm looking for something that is simple and works well.
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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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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, ...
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XFD viewer? Is there a free alternative

Have started receiving a couple of XFD files at work recently but nowhere near enough to justify purchasing IBM Form Viewer for the users that do receive them. Seeing as it is an agreed upon standard ...
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Windows software to redirect console output to the cursor

It's not uncommon for me to have to run a command line program that gives me a unique code (kind of like an RSA SecurID token, but entirely software), and then paste that code into a web page or ssh ...
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Data entry from a scanned hand written form

I have scanned forms which need to be filled out (by hand). This information needs to be manipulated and analysed in excel (or another database). I can organise for the forms to be tick boxes and ...
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Burning to DVD with subtitles

I wish to burn DVDs plus the usual standard input file formats like AVI, DivX, WMV etc. to a DVD with the ability to add subtitles. So far all burning programs I have tried have been unable to do ...
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Nero ask to save an image file

Whenever i burn a CD with Nero Burning ROM / Nero express, as soon as i click "Burn" the save dialog box opens that prompt me to save the project as an image file. Plus if i burn the CD, the CD is ...
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What's the best software to download an audio file inside a flash file?

I know how to download flash videos. Is there a similar way to download pure audio easily?
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Is there any software which can auto save buffered/cached videos?

I know there are many software which let you see the cache and then you have to save the video manually. But is there any software which will automatically save cached/buffered videos? Also, if ...
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Software to confirm process actions with user before allowing them

Several years ago I used a piece of software which would confirm with the user before allowing a process to do anything (including launch), and the user could choose "always deny". I found it very ...
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editing software for redundancy checking

I'm looking for an editing program that can check for redundancies (sentences, paragraphs, sections) within a document and between 2 documents. Does this exist? Any advice appreciated.
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Software (with GUI) that can be set to bulk rename multiple files in a ZIP file (and preferably RAR and 7Z too) and then extract them (for Windows)

Can anyone recommend a software with a GUI that can be set to bulk rename multiple files in a specified ZIP file (and preferably RAR and 7Z too) and then extract them (for Windows 7)? The software's ...
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How to rotate Skype incoming video stream?

One of my Skype pal's video webcam which is built into the notebook is somehow trasferring frames upside down. She can't really do much to fix it. Therefore I have to find a way to flip incoming video ...
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De-interlace video from Panasonic HDC-TM700 to remove flicker-lines

I wondered if anyone knew how to get the best result from de-interlacing the .mts video files from the Panasonic HDC-TM700 camcorder. I think my video has to much flickering The camera is bought in ...
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OCR batch processing images

I have about 3000 small images of text which I want to process into a comma separated list. Is there any free program that would be capable of this?
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Any software to send for right click email attachment

I want to send various files as email attachment but just right click on it and then send to email. Is there any software for that except backup to gmail as i use yahoo.
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how can i make a video for my web app?

I was wondering, is there a tool out there that can help me built a video to explain what my web app does, just like the one in Google Wave ?
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How to see which program using specified driver?

How to see which program using specified driver? For example I wanna look which program using laptop camera. How can I see this? Thanks. Sorry for my English.