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Linux program to create a timeline diagram?

I want to create a diagram which will show a timeline, and at certain points of the timeline I want to annotate with text and/or a diagram. Cue ASCII art... Event in March ...
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16answers
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How to compare the differences between two PDF files on Windows?

Do you know a good Windows software to compare PDF files side-by-side and show the modifications between the two? It would be great if you can post both free and not-free products.
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17answers
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How do I find the largest files and folders on a drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I am looking for a tool to tell me which files and folders are the largest as I need to do some cleanup.
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4answers
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2D Animation for Mac [on hold]

What software do you guys recommend for 2D animation, cartoon like, on the Mac. Please suggest something that do not requires a PhD in astrophysics to be able to use. If free, better.
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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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11answers
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WinSCP client for Ubuntu [closed]

Are there any GUI clients for Ubuntu which can remotely connect to another Linux box over SCP? I heard about the fish:// protocol and Konqueror (which is for Kubuntu using KDE), but I am looking for ...
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2answers
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00:00 slide transition in Powerpoint

In a Powerpoint presentation, one can choose the slide transition time: the time that a slide is visible before it automatically switches to the next slide. The default slide transition time is 00:00 ...
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1answer
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How to resume download of file with dynamically changing download link? [closed]

Yesterday, i was downloading Hall Of Mirrors from ausgamers. Later on I forgot that i am downloading something and i switched off my system, when i realized that i found that the file was downloaded ...
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9answers
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Utility to determine the font used on a site? [closed]

For example: I like the fonts used on the website : NYTimes, so something that could list all the fonts used by the website would be great! I do NOT want a image processing utility that could analyze ...
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2answers
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Non-Structured software for drawing, text & mind mapping [closed]

What could be a non structured software for drawing, text, mind-mapping something to quickly lay down your ideas, Similar to VUE but much more liberal with respect to the following points: ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 tool to capture keyboard scan codes [closed]

To test a theory for another question I have open, I need a tool that will capture, and display all the scancodes being received by Windows. I need to see if Windows is receiving some kind of signal ...
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6answers
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PDF editor, creator alternatives? [closed]

Anyone have any thoughts on the following solutions for PDF alternatives to Acrobat?: Nuance PDF Converter 6 Professional & BlueBeam PDF Revu 7 Standard Nuance is cheaper and seems to have all ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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7answers
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How can I sync my clipboard across multiple computers?

What's the easiest way to sync a clipboard between multiple computers? I would prefer a cross-platform solution but anything is better then nothing. I do want to be on a different network and still ...
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1answer
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diff style comparison of directory contents against line by line contents of text file

Unlike many of the file and directory comparison utilities out there, including diff, I've only seen literal file to file (sometime, more than two files) and directory to directory comparisons. I'm ...
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4answers
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Free alternative to proxycap

Is there a free/open source alternative to Proxycap apart from FreeCap? (For a HTTP proxy) What I want is a program that does the proxy authentication for the other programs, so that they can connect ...
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1answer
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Software Invoicing System [closed]

I own a software firm and I was wondering if is there any invoicing system which I can utilize for free? The system must have required features like Creating Milestones for a particular project, ...
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Invoice software to attach a PDF file to an e-mail and add text before it

I'm testing this 3 apps: Billings, On the job and Grand Total running on OS X Snow Leopard. They are invoicing applications. I need it to create recurring invoces for my clients. I tried them all and ...
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6answers
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Task and Time management (tracking) software for Windows

I have seen a few discussions about the subject here, but it is still not clear for me which program I should use for task management. My requirements are following: It MUST... be Windows software ...
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1answer
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What are the alternatives to Quickbooks? [closed]

Quickbooks is very complex and not very user friendly, especially for a small business owner. Are there any other online accountancy programs that would also take care of creating tax papers to be ...
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1answer
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Project and Business Document Organization

How do you organize, maintain edits, revisions and the relationship between: Proposals Contracts Change Orders Deliverables Projects How do you organize your projects for re-usability? For ...
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3answers
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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, ...
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3answers
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XY Diagram/Data Browser for mid-sized CSV files

I have a set of CSV files with about a 100k records in them. The records need to be visualized in an x-y diagram. Specifically, I'm looking for: Seamless zooming in and out of the data Navigation ...
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Is there open source software which is to Process Monitor what ProcessHacker is to Process Explorer? [closed]

Process Hacker is an open source alternative to the famous Process Explorer by Mark Russinovitch. Is there in the same vein a piece of open source software that can be a serious alternative to ...
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3answers
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OS X alternatives to iTunes for playing FLAC

I am new to OS X and their player iTunes doesn't seem to like FLAC (they support only ALAC). I am looking for a player to play FLACs. I know VLC does the job, but is there any player that can: ...
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4answers
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Volume controls for OSX when using external soundcard

I have an external interface (Presonus Firestudio Project) that I have hooked up to my Mac and am using it with my studio monitors for all my audio needs. I have the Mac setup to use the interface as ...
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2answers
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Opening mdb files in Ubuntu

I have an MDB document that I need to view on my Ubuntu machine, I downloaded MDB viewer and when opening the file with it the application closes. Also OpenOffice DB viewer does not want to work. Are ...
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7answers
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spectrum analyzer that shows 'live' input from the microphone

I have a friend which helps children with speaking disabilities, and she needs some software that shows the amplitude of the sound immediately as the children speak through the microphone. I have ...
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1answer
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [closed]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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3answers
314 views

Free personal finance software [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux replacement for Quicken - but I really don't need all the bells and whistles. Effectively what I'm looking must be able to: handle multiple accounts (savings, checking, ...
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19answers
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What search utilities can search by file name in Windows 7?

I've just installed Windows 7 64-bit and have found that it's file search really really sucks. What is a good alternative that I can load on my system to do file searching? Note: I don't care about ...
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1answer
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Editable year planner

Can anyone recommend any freeware/shareware for creating an editable year planner? - or just a regular calendar program which has a mechanism for displaying a whole year at a time. EDIT: Ok, I'll ...
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5answers
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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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3answers
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Sync vertical scroll between two windows

I need to visually compare two documents of different formats, hence I would like to be able to vertically scroll in two different applications at the same time. I'd prefer to use the mouse wheel to ...
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2answers
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Remove difference b/w PC and Unix Text in beyond compare

My problem is I'm try to compare two folders which are almost same but some little difference. But when I compare both of the folders then it shows difference in each file. When i open the file its ...
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4answers
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Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux? [closed]

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 ...
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6answers
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Wifi signal booster [closed]

Is there any way to get more wifi signal using boosting software on Vista?
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Linux Network UPS Tools Setup

Power failures have been wrecking my server, so I recently plugged it into a USB UPS. The problem is that the power failures last longer than the UPS battery can handle so I need the server to ...
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3answers
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What's the word for the “Install” software? [closed]

What do you call the word that you want to install the software that does not actually "install" but is a float ? I am not sure what's the right word or Computer terminology for that. For example, ...
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2answers
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how to install Kundli 2002 on Windows 7?

I tried to install kundli 2002 on Windows7 with administrative privileges, its installed but still its not working properly, then I tried to set compatibility with windows xp, but still it doesn't ...
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3answers
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Benefit cost analysis software [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knows about a benefit cost analysis software geared towards transportation projects. I use microBENCOST, but it's old and buggy. MicroBENCOST SUMMARY. if you have ever done ...
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4answers
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Character Map in linux? [closed]

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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3answers
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Character map Utility for Mac? [closed]

I want to type some special character like heart, Ohm sign , in Windows, I could be able to copy these from character map easily, is there any utility alike Windows Character map for Mac ?
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2answers
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PDF to text convertor [closed]

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 ...
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7answers
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What's the closest equivalent of Little Snitch (Mac program) on Windows? [closed]

I'm using Windows 7 and would like to have a feature like Little Snitch on the Mac that alerts you whenever a program on your computer makes an outgoing connection. Description of Little Snitch from ...
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3answers
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software adding annotation and comments for screenshot [closed]

Is there a software that you can recommend that lets you doodle or add annotation in screenshot? I need to be productive to my web-developer if I'm doing some instruction or comment on his websites. ...
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4answers
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Google translate client for OS X

I'm using Translate Client on Windows. This tool instantly get translation of selected text in any application by double press Ctrl What are alternatives for Mac OS X? Good implementation would be as ...
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3answers
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Is there a program to allow me to draw over active windows?

Is there a program to allow me to draw over active windows? For example, suppose I'm playing a game. I want to be able to draw over the game window to remind me of something later, but I don't want ...
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3answers
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How can I take a single hotel Wifi connection and share it out amongst devices via Wifi?

Many hotels these days still have pretty dreadful Wifi. Often the worst offender is the "you still only have one Wifi device, right?" assumption; you get a username/password combo, and using it on ...
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2answers
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