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Articles by Mike Saunders

  • Issue 179 - Coverdisc: The best new open source software on the planet - Tellico, TEA, XClip, Reptyr, GNU Guix, JBit, Oolite, GJID, Getxbook.
  • Issue 178 - Coverdisc: HotPicks - Thunderbird, XRoar,Mars Simulation, CropGUI, DigiKam, Fgallery, Checkbashisms and more
  • Issue 178 - Tutorial: Desktops: Build your own - Yes, you can create a highly customised, low-resource desktop environment without a single line of source code. We explain how...
  • Issue 177 - Coverdisc: The best new open source software on the planet - CherryTree, ClassicMenu, Clzip, 4MLinux Media Edition, EquakeWidget, Jpgind, Mr Rescue, Lightspark and more
  • Issue 177 - Tutorial: Linux kernal: Build one - Compile your own kernel for extra performance and features
  • Issue 176 - HotPicks:  The best new open source software on the planet - Griffon, Puddletag, Mobik, PyHIDS, Potamus, Loping, Dateutils, UBee512, Vinterm, S2png
  • Issue 176 - Tutorial:  FPM - Build your own packages
  • Issue 175 - Feature: Inside Arch Linux - Can a rapidly changing, sometimes breaking, bleeding-edge distro really be a serious contender?
  • Issue 175 - HotPicks: The best new open source software on the planet - Worker, TheSSS, Wallpaperd, Fivebit, Fvwm-Nightshade, Pstrings, Stella, British Bingo, PeaZip and MyBill
  • Issue 174 - Feature: Terminal Velocity - Say goodbye to the crusty old plain text command line, and discover the funkiest thing since wobbly windows.
  • Issue 174 - HotPicks: The best new open source software on the planet - Data Crow, Antivirus Live CD, Bill Reminder, Darkhttpd, Gramps, Tomb, Fish, OpenBVE, SpaceZero, Prwd, Notepas
  • Issue 173 - HotPicks: The best new open source software on the planet - RText, TMSU, Cosmosmash, NCDU, Typer, Ascii Design, ZedLog, Tower Toppler, Converseen, Crayonizer, QMentat
  • Issue 173 - Feature: Inside the EFF - We investigate how the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is protecting us from dodgy megacorps and surveillance-happy governments.
  • Issue 173 - Review: Debian 7 - After a long wait, a shiny new version of the world's most respected distro is here, but does it keep up the quality?
  • Issue 172 - HotPicks: The best new open source software on the planet - LiVES, Sxiv, G4L, ETM, Plgen, Catfish, Siege, Colorful, Choria, Gitg and Atratus.
  • Issue 172 - Review: Manjaro - Can one distro really do bleeding edge software and a user-friendly GUI?
  • Issue 171 - HotPicks: The best open source software from around the web - Tiled, Mosh, Mp3splt, i7z, Terminator, JSesh, The SilveSearcher, Irrlamb, QNetWalk, Halttimer and Torsocks
  • Issue 170 - HotPicks: Hotpicks: the best new open source software on the planet - OCRFeeder, Nethogs, Qmmp, HTTPie, DocFetcher, Q4Wine, ZXTune, Pushover, BurgerSpace and Rainbarf
  • Issue 169 - HotPicks: The best new open source software on the planet - FatRat, Avogadro, Safe-rm, XOWA, CppCheck, Parcellite, GTKDialog, PokerTH, Erebus, LiteIDE, Mednafen,
  • Issue 168 - HotPicks: The best new open source software on the planet - Fraqtive, Tiny BASIC, DeadBeef, Smem, Mundus, Glogg, Grafx2, Pioneer, FBZX, PyCalendarGen, libexplain
  • Issue 167 - Feature: Inside the Humble Indie Bundle - These bundles have brought some fantastic games to Linux, and raised huge sums of money for charity. We take you inside and show you what it's all about.
  • Issue 167 - HotPicks: Hotpicks - JOSM, Quassel, Gummi, Onboard, Pinta, Gource, EasyStroke, JVGS, Blobby Volley 2, Autojump, Udevil
  • Issue 166 - Feature: Think of the children! - Keep your kids away from online nasties.
  • Issue 166 - HotPicks: Hotpicks - Photini, Transmageddon, Inxi, QupZilla, Fresh Memory, Setconf, Aura Spring 1944 and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
  • Issue 165 - Feature: Free as in ... fun - We take a look at the Liberated Pixel Cup.
  • Issue 165 - HotPicks: Hotpicks - MKVToolNix, Glances, Tasque, Midori, O42a, Zathura, Cclive, Trigger Rally, Quabro, John the Ripper and Lazarus
  • Issue 165 - Review: Slackware 14 - The newest version of the oldest distro.
  • Issue 164 - Feature: Razor-qt - The LXF team take a look at a lightweight KDE alternative.
  • Issue 164 - Roundup: Distros for kids - Linux isn't just for grown-ups. We find the best distros for the wee ones.
  • Issue 164 - What on Earth: Gnome OS - Linux's most controversial desktop environment gets a bit more controversial.
  • Issue 163 - Tutorial: Learn new languages - We take you on a whirlwind tour of C, Python and Perl to highlight the differences between them.
  • Issue 163 - What on Earth: Firefox OS - What the deuce is this new project from Mozilla?
  • Issue 162 - Feature: The great debate - Why are there so many flame-filled arguments in the Linux world? Where did they start, and what do they mean?
  • Issue 162 - Tutorial: Documentation - Improve the experience for users of your programs, or other programs that don't have decent handbooks.
  • Issue 161 - Feature: Anatomy of a hard drive - What's going on inside your computer's storage device? And why does it matter to us Linux users.
  • Issue 161 - Tutorial: FreeNAS - We take a trip to BSDland to show you how to use this excellent NAS system.
  • Issue 160 - Feature: Firefox: How Mozilla Cracked the Browser Monopoly - The world's most popular source browser keeps going from strength to strength. We chart its progress and show you how to beef it up with extra features.
  • Issue 160 - Tutorial: Shelr - We check out a website that lets you share your command-line tricks with the world.
  • Issue 159 - Coding Academy: Code Concepts: Compilers - We explain how a compiler does its magic, and the difference between compiled and interpreted languages.
  • Issue 159 - Feature: Turn Back Time - Do you long for the glory days of the Amiga? Fancy playing those old SNES games again? Then join us as we check out the best emulators in town.
  • Issue 158 - Feature: Android vs iOS - The mobile titans go head to head. We find out which one is easiest to use.
  • Issue 158 - Tutorial: IRC - It might be good to talk, but it's even better to chat online with strangers.
  • Issue 157 - Coding Academy: Assembly: Know your code - Take the ultimate coding challenge and write your own OS
  • Issue 157 - Roundup: Project hosting - BerliOS, GitHub, Google Code, Savannah and Source Forge can all host your code, but which one is best?
  • Issue 156 - Coding Academy: Assembly: Know your code - In this month’s foray into low-level programming, Mike Saunders explains how to use code libraries, input and math operations.
  • Issue 156 - Feature: A week in Minecraft - Explore a stonkingly popular adventure game that’s eight times bigger than planet Earth...
  • Issue 155 - Feature: Running a project from the front line. - After six years of development, 35,000 downloads of his operating system and plenty of mishaps, Mike Saunders knows a thing or two about making open source projects work. We asked him to share all...
  • Issue 155 - Coding Academy: Assembly: Know your code - Delve deeper into the mystical world of assembly language and get to grips with subroutines and the stack.
  • Issue 155 - Review: Super Meat Boy - The inside of Mike`s head is a platform game, after years of Mario fun in the nineties. Now he pits his wits against something more modern.
  • Issue 154 - Interview: Interview: Brian Fitzpatrick - Google`s information freedom advocate tells us why it should be easy to get your data out.
  • Issue 154 - Tutorial: xdotool: Script your mouse - Any fiddly mouse-based task involving lots of moving and clicking can be scripted with xdotool.
  • Issue 154 - Review: OpenBSD 5.0 - A hyper-secure and functional Unix flavour reaches the big 5.0.
  • Issue 154 - Coding Academy: Assembly: Know your code - Ready to get low-level and discover how computers really work? Join Mike Saunders for a tour of x86 assembly language.
  • Issue 153 - Feature: Interview: Arthur Richards - The Wikipedia software engineer discusses money, banner campaigns and his passion for promoting free knowledge.
  • Issue 153 - Coverdisc: Fedora 16 and OpenSUSE double-pack - With 2 awesome discs with Fedora 16 and OpenSUSE 12.1, alongside all our other great mag content. Install today!
  • Issue 152 - Interview: Ariel Waldman - Space exploration isn't just confined to NASA - you can make a contribution too. We talk to the founder of Science Hack Day about how citizen science is making great technological leaps.
  • Issue 152 - Coding Academy: Back to basics: Variable scope - Caution! That variable you're accessing might not be what you think it is. Why? Find out here...
  • Issue 152 - Coverdisc: Exclusive Ubuntu 11.10 megapack - Triple-booting disc with LXF-enhanced Ubuntu (includes hundreds of extra packages), Kubuntu and Xubuntu. Everything you need! Plus Gnome 3.2 Live, Digikam, Areca, games, podcasts, newbie guides and more.
  • Issue 151 - Book review: Beginning Digital Image Processing - Mike Gimps up his Bavarian beer hall snaps.
  • Issue 151 - Interview: Chase Douglas - Canonical's user interface coder spills the guts on squeezing multi-touch into Ubuntu...
  • Issue 151 - Coding Academy: Back to basics: Using conditionals - Any non-trival program needs to make decisions based on circumstances: We explain coding ifs and buts.
  • Issue 151 - Coverdisc: Mandriva 2011 - Polished and refined distro for new users and experienced Linux fans alike. Plus: CAINE digital forensics distro, Puppy Linux, FlightGear, GParted Live, game, guides and more.
  • Issue 150 - News: OSCON 2011 - Against all odds, Mike and Graham made it to O'Reilly's geek-packed open source conference in Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • Issue 150 - Interview: Rob Pike - We catch some programming wisdom from one of Google's most distinguished engineers.
  • Issue 150 - Coverdisc: CentOS 6 and Chakra - Make your machines rock-solid with this enterprise-level distro. Plus: Chakra (including the new KDE 4.7), Ubuntu 11.10 preview, gamed, podcasts, guides and more.
  • Issue 149 - Review: Haiku OS Alpha 3 - Small, fast and easy to use - that's Mike in a nutshell, and it's also the perfect way to describe this very special OS...
  • Issue 149 - Book review: Beginning Arduino - Mike gears up to build his own robot slave.
  • Issue 149 - Coverdisc: Sabayon 6, PCLinuxOS 2011.6 and Haiku - Two cutting-edge distros meet a fascinating BeOS spin-off. Plus: astronomy apps, games, development tools, podcasts and more
  • Issue 148 - Tutorial: School of Linux: Links, permissions and quotas - It's the last part of our LPI training series, and we finish with a look at symbolic/hard links, permissions and disk quotas. And there's a quiz!
  • Issue 148 - Coverdisc: Mint 11 and Mageia 1 - Ultra-polished classic Gnome Ubuntu spin-off meets newbie-friendly Mandriva fork. Plus: 50 top apps from the cover feature, podcasts, documentation and more.
  • Issue 147 - Tutorial: School of Linux - Part 7: Learn how to handle processes like a pro, and get to grips with the famously minimal Vi editor.
  • Issue 147 - Coverdisc: Double-sided Fedora 15 special! - The full Fedora 15 with almost 3,000 packages - a powerful, cutting-edge distro. Plus Arch, Debian, Mint, SUSE, Ubuntu, games, guides, development tools, podcasts and more.
  • Issue 146 - Tutorial: School of Linux: Advanced CLI techniques - Part 6: After mastering the basics of the command line it's time to move on to advanced tricks and techniques.
  • Issue 146 - Coverdisc: Triple-booting Ubuntu 11.04 megapack - Exclusive LXF-enhanced Ubuntu 11.04 disc that also boots Kubuntu and Xubuntu variants. Plus: 64-bit Ubuntu ISO, Tiny Core, games, podcasts, guides and much more.
  • Issue 145 - Interview: Richard Stallman - The world's leading proponent of free software tells us why we can never be complacent...
  • Issue 145 - Tutorial: School of Linux: The command line - After much delving around in hardware, the filesystem and packages, it's time to fully master the command line.
  • Issue 145 - Coverdisc: Four top distros - Gnome 3 Live, Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.5, Arch Linux and Jolicloud. Plus: Firefox 4, Red Eclipse, tutorial code, games podcasts and more.
  • Issue 144 - Review: Zotac Zbox DVD - A mini writers takes on a mini PC. Is this multimedia-focused box going to have a long and happy life under Mike's PC?
  • Issue 144 - Tutorial: School of Linux: Package management - In this month's class, we examine a topic that all administrators have to deal with: package management. Read on to learn how it work in RPM and Deb flavours.
  • Issue 144 - Coverdisc: OpenSUSE 11.4 megapack - KDE, Gnome and 64-bit versions of this powerful, popular distro. Plus: Mythbuntu 10.10, CherryTree, HomeBank, SpaceChem demo, games, podcasts and more...
  • Issue 143 - Tutorial: School of Linux: Partitioning - Our class now turns to the filesystem layout, partitioning and shared libraries. And yes, there's a test at the end!
  • Issue 143 - Coverdisc: Debian 6, KDE 4.6 and LibreOffice 3.3 - Ultra-reliable distro meets a brand new desktop and the future of OpenOffice.org. Plus: Xfce 4.8, HotPicks, podcasts, games and more...
  • Issue 142 - Tutorial: School of Linux: Booting - After last month's foray into the world of hardware, in this class we'll prep your Linux skills with a detailed look at the boot process.
  • Issue 142 - Coverdisc: Five distro special! - PCLinuxOS 2010.12, Lubuntu 10.10, CrunchBang Statler, Puppy Linux 5.2 and SystemRescueCD 2.0. Plus: VirtualBox 4.0, games, development tools, podcasts and more...
  • Issue 141 - Tutorial: The Mike Saunders School of Linux - Looking to get a job in Linux? Take a seat at the front of the class and amass the information you need to get LPI certified. This issue: hardware.
  • Issue 141 - Coverdisc: Sabayon, CentOS and NetBSD - User-friendly Gentoo spin-off meets industrial-strength Red Hat Enterprise rebuild and ultra-portable Unix variant. Plus: MythTV 0.24, Wine 1.2.1, games, podcasts...
  • Issue 140 - Coverdisc: Fedora, Mint and BSD! - Fedora 14 brings the hottest new technology to your desktop, while Linux Mint 10 is a fresh Ubuntu spin-off with a shiny new metallic theme. OpenBSD is perhaps the most secure OS ever. Plus: KDevelop 4.1, games, podcasts...
  • Issue 139 - Tutorial: Xfce: Work more efficiently - Had enough of Gnome's bloat and KDE's complexity? Let our Xfce guru show you a whole new way of working...
  • Issue 139 - Coverdisc: Ubuntu 10.10 megafest - Ubuntu (with extra apps), Kubuntu and Xubuntu - all triple-booting from our exclusive DVD. Plus: Tiny Core, IPcop, podcasts, games and more...
  • Issue 138 - Coverdisc: 10 OS special! - Huge double-sided 8GB DVD with 10 operating systems: preview releases of Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE, plus FreeBSD, Mint Xfce, Nexenta, Puppy and much more. And VirtualBox, backup tools, podcasts, games...
  • Issue 137 - Coverdisc: PCLinuxOS 2010.07 triple pack - KDE, Gnome and Xfce versions of this popular desktop distro. Plus: Ubuntu 10.10 alpha 3, MonoDevelop 2.4, KMyMoney 4.5, games, podcasts, guides and more.
  • Issue 136 - Feature:  Distro challenge - As keen listeners to the TuxRadar podcast will know, we were challenged to use a Linux distribution for a fortnight from outside of the Distrowatch top 100. Here's what we chose...
  • Issue 135 - Coverdisc: Triple-distro disc - Ubuntu Netbook Edition, Slackware 13.1 and Linux Gamers. Plus: KOffice 2.2, Firefox 4 snapshot, Gnome Do 0.8.2 and GParted 0.6.0.
  • Issue 134 - Coverdisc: Triple-distro disc - Fedora 13, Linux Mint 9 and Mepis 8.5. Plus: Puppy Linux, System Rescue CD, Haiku, MythTV, Synfig Studio, games, guides and more
  • Issue 133 - Coverdisc: Ubuntu 10.04 special - Exclusive triple-booting Ubuntu disc: Ubuntu 10.04 (with extra packages), Kubuntu 10.04 and Xubuntu 10.04. Plus: KDevelop 4, PeaZip 3.1, games, podcasts, newbie guides and more
  • Issue 132 - Coverdisc: Quadruple-booting disc! - Four great distros to explore: Dreamlinux, Slitaz, Unity and Absolute. Plus: Open Clip Art 2.0, eBox 1.4, FlightGear 2.0, Amarok, Bluefish, newbie guides, podcasts and more...
  • Issue 131 - Feature:  Nano: The third way - Hate Vi's terseness or the Emacs key combinations? We introduce Nano, a text editor that packs a lot of punch for its diminutive size.
  • Issue 131 - Coverdisc: Linux Beginner's Kit - Complete getting-started pack with Ubuntu 9.10 and a 121-page on-disc guide. Plus: KDE 4.4 Live, OpenOffice.org 3.2, Xubuntu 9.10, Linux From Scratch 6.6, Bluefish 2.0, podcasts, games and 700 problems solved.
  • Issue 130 - Coverdisc: Distro powerpack - 8 blisteringly fast Linux flavours. Plus: Mythbuntu, Firefox 3.6, KDE 4.4, retro antics with Red Hat 6.0, games, podcasts and over 700 Linux problems solved
  • Issue 129 - Coverdisc: Linux Mint 8 - Move over Ubuntu - your little brother has joined the big leagues. Plus: FreeBSD 8, Tiny Core 2.7, Inkscape 0.47, OpenShot 1.0, Thunderbird 3, podcasts, games and more.
  • Issue 128 - Coverdisc: Fedora 12 - New Linux for 2010 - get running in minutes. Plus: Opera 10.10, games, KOffice 2.1 and much more...
  • Issue 127 - Coverdisc: Monster 8GB DVD - Ubuntu 9.10 - exclusive Linux Format edition with 300 extra packages. Plus: Mandriva 2010 Free, OpenSUSE 11.2, games, podcasts and much more.
  • Issue 126 - Coverdisc: KDE 4.3 and Gnome 2.28 Live - Try the hottest new Linux desktops today! Plus: Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Moblin, Puppy Linux, games, podcasts and more.
  • Issue 125 - Coverdisc: Slackware 13.0 - Classic distro with speed, simplicity and security. Plus: Zenwalk 6.2, Linux remix kit (Linux From Scratch and Ark Linux), Haiku OS, Gambas, games, podcasts and more.
  • Issue 124 - Coverdisc: Linux performance kit - Special triple-booting DVD with scorchingly fast distros; Mepis AntiX 8.2, Slax 6.2.1 and DeLi Linux 0.8. Plus: FreeBSD 7.2, KDE 4.3, performance tips, games...
  • Issue 123 - Coverdisc: CrunchBang Linux 9.04 - Fast, sleek and full of power-user software. Plus: Open Clip Art, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE previews, Puppy Linux, VirtualBox 3.0 and much more.
  • Issue 122 - Interview: Rasmus Lerdorf - The PHP creator tells us how his language became such a world-storming success, and what he makes of the various competition.
  • Issue 122 - Coverdisc: Fedora 11 - Ultra-advanced distro crammed with 2,200 packages. Also: Tiny Core Linux, KOffice 2.0, Firefox 3.5 and over 200 pages of Apress docs.
  • Issue 121 - News: News extra: Yahoo Hack Day 2009 - Code, caffeine and beanbags aplenty at Yahoo's 24-hour programming fest...
  • Issue 121 - Feature: Pick the perfect netbook - We locked Mike in a room with eight netbooks, a week's supply of oxygen and one mission: to find the ideal machine for every type of user.
  • Issue 121 - Coverdisc: Linux Mint 7 - Fresh and innovative Ubuntu spin-off. Plus: Ulteo OVD, OpenSolaris 2009.06, OpenOffice.org 3.1, VirtualBox 2.2.4 and more...
  • Issue 120 - Coverdisc: Ubuntu 9.04 and Mandriva 2009.1 - Dual booting DVD: exclusive LXF enhanced version of Ubuntu 9.04 with KDE, Xfce, extra apps and coding tools - plus newbie's friend Mandriva. Also: Apress PDFs, TuxRadar Podcasts, MonoDevelop 2.0 and more.
  • Issue 119 - Feature:  Slack to the future - It's the longest-running Linux distribution in existence, but just what is it that makes Slackware so popular among hardcore Linux fans?
  • Issue 119 - Coverdisc: Triple-booting DVD - PCLinuxOS 2009, Mepis 8 and Zenwalk 6. Plus: Mono 2.4, MonoDevelop 2.0, Ardour 2.8, games, newbie guides...
  • Issue 118 - Interview: Steve McIntyre - As the Debian Project leader, Steve McIntyre has a weight on his shoulder. Who better to ask why Lenny arrived later than expected?
  • Issue 118 - Coverdisc: Debian 5 - Special LXF version from the Debian Project Leader! Plus: Clonezilla, SystemRescueCD, Xfce 4.6, World of Goo demo and more.
  • Issue 117 - Coverdisc: Knoppix 6 and OS discovery pack - Killer Live distro meets 15 alternative operating systems - hours of exploring fun! Plus 150 PDF pages of coding guides from Apress, the TuxRadar podcast, and more...
  • Issue 116 - Coverdisc: OpenSUSE 11.1 - Refined and refreshed - the best OpenSUSE yet. Also: Linux Mint 6, Slackware 12.2, development tools, games and more.
  • Issue 115 - Feature:  Turbo-charge your desktop - We explore the slick Enlightenment, speedy Fluxbox and keyboard-tastic Ratpoison window managers.
  • Issue 115 - Coverdisc: Fedora 10 - Complete cutting-edge distro with over 2,000 packages. Plus: Damn Small Linux, Buzztard, Dia, SeaMonkey, RText, games...
  • Issue 114 - Coverdisc: Ubuntu 8.10 megapack - Exclusive LXF edition with 600 extra packages (KDE, Xfce, development tools and more). Plus: 64-bit and Alternate ISOs, Fedora 9 Live, home accounting apps...
  • Issue 114 - Tutorial: Coding: Tower of Hanoi - Part 3: In the final installment in this series, we pull together all the coding tricks we've learnt for a reader-suggested project.
  • Issue 113 - Feature:  Readers' round table - We venture outside LXF Towers to meet a few readers and discuss life, Linux and the lack of cheap parking in Bath.
  • Issue 113 - Coverdisc: Mandriva One 2009 - Easy-to-use Live Linux distro. Plus: Zenwalk 5.2, OpenOffice.org 3, Gimp 2.6 and 466 pages of tutorials (PDFs)
  • Issue 113 - Tutorial: Coding: shuffle and shift tiles - With a few simple nuggets of PyGame nous under your belt, it's time for a more complicated game.
  • Issue 112 - Book review: RailsSpace: Ruby on Rails - Video tutorials - yay or nay?
  • Issue 112 - Feature: Get creative: make a website - Anybody who's anybody has a web presence thesedays. We show you how to create a website quickly and easily with the help of WYSIWYG tool Kompozer.
  • Issue 112 - Interview: Max spevack - The former Fedora Project Leader tells us why Fedora is not a beta for RHEL.
  • Issue 112 - Coverdisc: CentOS 5.2 - Ultra-reliable Linux built with Fedora and Red Hat goodness. Plus: USB key distro kit (with Puppy Linux), VirtualBox 2.0, and more.
  • Issue 112 - Tutorial:  Make a racing game - Expand your Python and PyGame skills with a top-down racer in under 100 lines of code. Vroom!
  • Issue 111 - Feature: Compiling made easy - There's a new version of your favourite program available, but no packages for your distro. What do you do? Compile its source code, of course!
  • Issue 111 - Coverdisc: Mythbuntu and distro preview kit - Get a first-class home entertainment system, and try the Linux tech of tomorrow with our distro preview pack. Plus: Axigen mail server worth 150 Euros, Antix, Eternal Lands and much more.
  • Issue 111 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Aria 2, Brain Workshop, Diet Monger Ass Kicker, GNUjump, KleanSweep, Luke-SDK, NCFTP, Urssus
  • Issue 110 - Interview: Ian Pratt - We've seen the future, and it's virtualised. The chief architect of Xen and founder of XenSource tells us what's big, what's new and what's next.
  • Issue 110 - Coverdisc: Quadruple-booting DVD - Try Sabayon, Gentoo, Slax and Fedora Live distros straight from the DVD. Plus: Puppy, Damn Small, 100 pages of OpenOffice.org tutorials and over 40 great apps
  • Issue 110 - Tutorial: Game programming - Itchy trigger finger? Even itchier programming fingers? We show you how to make your own Space Invaders-like game with a mere 100 lines of code.
  • Issue 109 - What on Earth: TimeVault - Get your Mr Fusion and flux capacitor at the ready, and join us on a time-travelling journey through the Linux filesystem...
  • Issue 109 - Coverdisc: Dual-booting DVD - OpenSUSE 11.0 and Linux Mint 5.0 - two fresh, hip distros. Plus: 64 Studio 2.1, Linux newcomer guides and over 50 great apps
  • Issue 109 - Tutorial: Eee PC: Switch your distro - Need more versatility than the stock Xandros distribution? We explain how to get a new flavour on your micro laptop.
  • Issue 108 - Review: The Amazing Brain Train - Mike has suffered many bad experiences with train delays. Will this brain-bending cutefest make him feel any better?
  • Issue 108 - Book review: Threat Analysis - We find out what crackers have in store for 2008.
  • Issue 108 - Interview: Keith Packard - He's been hacking on the X Window System for over 20 years, but he's still excited about the future of Linux's GUI foundations.
  • Issue 108 - Coverdisc: Fedora 9 - Get the very latest Linux - over 2,000 packages! Plus: desktop apps, development tools, newbie guides and games.
  • Issue 108 - Tutorial:  Eee PC: Add a new distro - Your Eee isn't limited to a single distribution. We show you how to install another Linux flavour and back up your files.
  • Issue 107 - Roundup: Note takers - On test: Basket, KnowIt, NoteCase, Tomboy, TuxCards, Zim
  • Issue 107 - Interview:  Rob Savoye - Adobe spent ten years making Flash, but it took Rob Savoye 1/10th that time. We speak to a coding maestro...
  • Issue 107 - Coverdisc: Ubuntu 8.04 and Mandriva One 2008 Spring - Special LXF version of Ubuntu with Gnome, KDE, Xfce and more rolled into one! Plus Mandriva, games, newbie guides, development tools...
  • Issue 107 - Tutorial: Eee PC: Install extra apps - Part 1: We explain how to turn your Eee PC into a perfect mini Linux workstation, by adding extra software to the default installation.
  • Issue 106 - Review: gOS Rocket beta - Does the world need yet another Ubuntu spin-off? Mike prepares his boosters and takes off with gOS Rocket...
  • Issue 106 - Feature: The Eee has landed - Good things come in small packages, and you don't get much smaller than the Asus Eee PC. We explore this Linux-powered mini marvel...
  • Issue 106 - Interview: Kris Kennaway - Theoretical physicist, bridge-builder and FreeBSD coder - Kris is trying to build a BSD desktop army, and we want to find out why.
  • Issue 106 - Coverdisc: Foresight Linux 2.0 - Cutting-edge, unique distro with Gnome 2.22. Plus: PC-BSD 1.5, OpenOffice.org 2.4, AbiWord 2.6, Inkscape 0.46, Feather and Puppy Linux...
  • Issue 105 - Roundup: Alternative OSes - Discover a world neyond Linux. Rated: Aranym, Aros, Haiku, KolibriOS, ReactOS, Syllable
  • Issue 105 - Book review: X Power Tools - Mike gets down to some good old-fashioned Unix desktop hackery.
  • Issue 105 - Coverdisc: Linux Mint 4.0 - A fast, fresh and fun distro, based on Ubuntu. Plus: INSERT security toolkit, alternative OS megapack, Slax mini distro, games, newbie guides and much more.
  • Issue 104 - Coverdisc: Linux starter kit, KDE 4 Live, FreeBSD 6.3 - New to Linux? Our 92-page PDF guide and Ubuntu 7.10 distro will get you going painlessly. Plus: try KDE 4 this second with our Live distro, and FreeBSD 6.3 for some hardcore Unix action.
  • Issue 103 - Roundup: Lightweight window managers - Give your desktop a speed boost and discover a new way of working. Rated: aewm, Fluxbox, IceWM, Ion, lwm, Openbox, Ratpoison, Wmii
  • Issue 103 - Coverdisc: 10 distro special - 8GB double-sided DVD with: Ubuntu 7.10, OpenSUSE 10.3 Live, Mandriva One 2008, Debian 4.0r2, Mepis 7.0, PCLinuxOS 2007, Knoppix 5.1.1, Fedora 8 Live, Zenwalk 4.8, Damn Small Linux 4.2.3. Plus: VirtualBox to try the distros via an emulated PC!
  • Issue 103 - Tutorial:  Code project: a ball game - Part 4: In the final tutorial of this series, we take a lighter look at coding with a simple (but addictive) game...
  • Issue 102 - Review: Tux Droid - Looking forward to the day when robots rule the world? Mike is, especially if they look like cuddly penguins...
  • Issue 102 - What on Earth:  Classmate PC - Why would children in countries that barely have the infrastructure to feed and clothe their populations benefit from a low-cost, open source laptop?
  • Issue 102 - Coverdisc: Mandriva 2008 Free - Complete desktop distro - simple installer, 3D desktop effects and powerful configuration tools. Plus: VectorLinux, Damn Small Linux, 30 interviews (PDFs), Flash Player 9, 150 Linux problems fixed, and more...
  • Issue 102 - Tutorial:  Code Project: Flash cards - Improve your programming skills and learn a foreign language with the help of Mike and your very own flash card testing tool...
  • Issue 101 - Review: ASUS Eee PC 701 - An ultra-micro Linux-powered portable PC for around 200 quid? For once, we're not dreaming...
  • Issue 101 - What on Earth: Gnome Online Desktop - Hate fighting with countless browser windows and tabs on your desktop? The Gnome team may have just the solution...
  • Issue 101 - Coverdisc: Fedora 8 and PCLinuxOS 2007 - Dual-booting DVD with two top distros. Try Codec Buddy, Pulse Audio and Compiz Fusion in Fedora 8; or try Linux straight from the disc with user-friendly PCLinuxOS.
  • Issue 101 - HotPicks:  HotPicks - QTractor, Jukebox 3D, Kvkbd, Aqualung, SDL Asylum, Vulcan, White Dune, Miro, Songbird, NoteCase, Ultimate Stunts
  • Issue 101 - Tutorial:  Code project: config tools - Part 2: Can't remember all those fiddly command line flags? We show you how to create GUI-like alternatives for common admin utilities.
  • Issue 100 - Feature: New Horizons - Join some of the biggest names in GNU/Linux - including Richard Stallman, Gael Duval and Jim Zemlin - for a look back at what the community has achieved over the last 100 issues of LXF, and what's still to come...
  • Issue 100 - Coverdisc: Ubuntu 7.10 and OpenSUSE 10.3 - Massive double-sided 8GB DVD, featuring an exclusive, enhanced version of Ubuntu with KDE, KOffice, Xfce, AbiWord, development tools and more. Plus: OpenSUSE 10.3, 100 chapters from Apress books, Gnome 2.20, games and more
  • Issue 100 - Tutorial: Code project: An IRC bot - Part 1: Love programming, but need some fresh ideas? Here's a new series on mini coding projects, starting with your very own IRC bot...
  • Issue 99 - Book review: Emerging Free and Open Source Software Practices - Mike desperately tries to avoid nodding off...
  • Issue 99 - Feature: 10 great DIY projects - Create 3D anaglyphs from photos, hack your router, broadcast your webcam, build a Linux media server, child-proof your machine and much more...
  • Issue 99 - Feature: Hot Topics - How do distro ground-troops feel about some of the most pressing issues in Linux today? We stirred up some debate with Debian and Gentoo developers at LinuxWorld 2007...
  • Issue 99 - Coverdisc: Xubuntu, SmoothWall, OOo and more - Speedy Xubuntu 7.04, secure firewall distro SmoothWall Express 3.0, and the brand new OpenOffice.org 2.3 release. Plus a vast programming megapack and many more apps
  • Issue 98 - News: News extra: LinuxWorld 2007 - Team LXF pay a flying visit to San Francisco to check out one of the biggest Linux events of the year.
  • Issue 98 - Interview: Dell's Matt Domsch and Judy Chavez - Dell's new Linux-powered consumer machines are a major step forward for open source on the mainstream desktop. But how did they come about, and what challenges does the company face?
  • Issue 98 - Coverdisc: Three complete distros - Dual-booting disc with media production suite 64 Studio 2.0, and newbie-friendly distro Ark Linux 2007.1. Plus: polished Ubuntu spin-off Linux Mint 3.0 Light, security toolkit (apps and tutorials), and much more.
  • Issue 97 - Feature: Building a better Ubuntu - Gutsy Gibbon is almost here - but how does the Ubuntu team make sure it's still the world's most popular distro? We investigate...
  • Issue 97 - Coverdisc: Three full distros - Classic Slackware 12.0, super-fast ZenWalk 2.6, and an Ubuntu 7.10 development snapshot. Plus: 60 pages of Roundups (PDF), GnuCash 2.2, KDE 4 Alpha 2, Paragon NTFS demo, 100 Linux problems solved, SuperTuxKart and much more.
  • Issue 96 - Review: GP2X - Linux on a game console? Surely we jest! Mike checks out this Tux-powered home-brewtastic handheld device...
  • Issue 96 - Feature: The Ultimate Linux newbie test - We've heard it time and time again: this is surely the year of Linux on the desktop. But is Linux really ready for the masses?
  • Issue 96 - Coverdisc: Triple-booting DVD - Gentoo 2007.0, the ultimate power-user's distro; KDE 4 Alpha Live; and desktop innovater SymphonyOS. Plus: 80 pages (PDF) on system administration from Apress, DEFCON demo, Amarok 1.4.5, KOffice 1.6.3, OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, and 50+ great programs
  • Issue 95 - Book review: Clear Blogging - Mike contracts EBOS (Extreme Buzzword Overload Syndrome).
  • Issue 95 - Feature: Hardware Guide 2007 - Stop! Before you go and splash out cash on new peripherals for your PC, read this guide to find out what works and what doesn't.
  • Issue 95 - Coverdisc: Fedora 7 and PCLinuxOS 2007 - Two full distros! Fedora sports over 1,600 cutting-edge packages, while PCLinuxOS continues Mandriva's famed ease-of-use. Plus: magazine PDFs, GCC 4.2.0, Firefox and SeaMonkey updates, plus over 70 programs
  • Issue 94 - Feature: Windows into Wine - Can't tear yourself away from a cherished Windows program? Wine may provide the answer, as we explain in the first of two cross-platform specials.
  • Issue 94 - Coverdisc: 8GB double-sided DVD - Four distros: Ubuntu 7.04, Mandriva 2007 Spring Free, Debian 4.0 and SimplyMepis 6.5. Plus: Opera 9.2, Thunderbird 2.0, magazine PDFs, games and more
  • Issue 93 - Coverdisc: StartCom EL 5 - Rock-solid distro for home or work, built from Red Hat sources. Plus: OpenOffice.org 2.2, Kino 1.0, Blender 2.43, latest graphics drivers, 80 Linux problems solved, three full features in PDF format...
  • Issue 93 - Tutorial: Web: Build your own CD manager - You don't need to be a code guru to make your own program. We give you the tools and skills to create a cool little web-based application.
  • Issue 92 - Review: Komodo IDE 4.0.2 - At nearly $300, this heavyweight suite of coding tools had better be good to prise Mike away from his trusty Nano editor...
  • Issue 92 - Book review: LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell vs Linux Administrator Street Smarts - Two heavyweight professional training books fight it out - join us for 12 rounds of certified geekery.
  • Issue 92 - Coverdisc: DVD 92 - Elive - slick Live distro mixing Debian power and Enlightenment glitz. Plus: alternative OS megapack (Syllable, Haiku, ReactOS, Minix and more); 50 pages of tutorials from previous LXFs (PDF format); 70 Linux problems solved in Answers; Komodo trial editi
  • Issue 91 - Review: K3b 1.0 - Who better to test the new K3b against exacting standards than LXF's very own Disc Editor?
  • Issue 91 - Book review: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide - Mike tackles this hefty JavaScript guide that's almost as big as he is.
  • Issue 91 - Feature: Skins alive! - Is it Windows? Is it Mac OS X? No, it's Linux! We show you how to style your desktop any way you want.
  • Issue 91 - Coverdisc: Triple-booting - Mandriva One Metisse, OpenSUSE 10.2 Live and GNewSense 1.0. Plus: articles on OpenSolaris, Linux in education and retro games (PDFs); 500 web pages of Linux knowledge in Linuxpedia; over 60 Linux problems solved in Answers; SeaMonkey 1.1; Xfce 4.4; KDevel
  • Issue 90 - Book review: Ruby on Rails: Up and Running - Ruby books abound, but can this one get Mike on the right track?
  • Issue 90 - Feature: Lingua esotericas - Thought C was tough? Don't like Perl's syntax? Stop your whining, because we're about to show you some truly scary languages.
  • Issue 90 - Coverdisc: Knoppix 5.1.1 - Plus Fedora Core 6 Live, 45 pages of Inkscape tutorials (PDFs), OpenBSD 4.0, OpenOffice.org 2.1, SoftMaker 2006 demo, BitTorrent clients, Warzone 2100, and much more...
  • Issue 89 - Review: OpenBSD 4.0 - OpenBSD claims to be a security powerhouse - but is there any more to the operating system than that?
  • Issue 89 - Book review: Ruby Cookbook - As Ruby on Rails takes off, we check out O'Reilly's new Ruby guide.
  • Issue 89 - Feature: Ready to assemble? - When space and CPU cycles are limited, you want to know exactly what your code is doing. That's the beauty of programming in assembly...
  • Issue 89 - Coverdisc: OpenSUSE 10.2 - Ultra-versatile distro for desktops, workstations and servers. Plus: 42 pages of magazine PDFs (networking, graphics software, OpenOffice.org tutorials); Damn Small Linux 3.1; Mono megapack; and over 50 other apps.
  • Issue 88 - Review: FreeBSD 6.2 - Powering websites the world over, FreeBSD hides its fast, reliable light under a server-shaped bushel.
  • Issue 88 - Feature: Ruby off the Rails - You've heard of Ruby on Rails - now we introduce you to the power behind it: Ruby, a shining example of a modern high-level language...
  • Issue 88 - Coverdisc: Fedora 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 - Huge 8GB double-sided DVD, with the latest Fedora Core and Ubuntu Linux releases. Plus: three features from previous LXFs in PDF format; Syllable 0.6.2; KOffice 1.6, Firefox 2.0, Mono 1.2, KDE 4 snapshot, games, essential libraries
  • Issue 87 - Book review: Linux Starter Kit - New to Linux? We find out if this book makes your first steps easier...
  • Issue 87 - Feature: Tcl time - Want to spread your coding wings beyond C and Perl? Mike Saunders We kick off a new series exploring fascinating but lesser-known languages, starting with Tcl...
  • Issue 87 - Coverdisc: Mandriva Free 2007 - Fast and simple installer, excellent hardware detection, and stacks of great software. Plus: magazine PDFs (security, speedups, hardware); OOo 2.0.4, Oxygen XML demo, security toolkit, conglomerate, games, essentials
  • Issue 86 - Roundup: File managers - A file manager is just a file manager, right? Not so, as we discover in this megacomparison of the best Linux has to offer. Rated: EmelFM2, Gentoo, Konqueror, Midnight Commander, Nao, Nautilus, Rox-filer, Xfm
  • Issue 86 - Coverdisc: LXFDVD86 - Dual-booting Gentoo 2006.1 and PCLinuxOS 0.93. Plus: 250 pages of previous mag content in PDF format; DeLi Linux; ReactOS; Haiku; Soft Landing System; new desktop apps; development tools; games
  • Issue 85 - Book review: Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB, and WordPress - The Linux Format webmaster checks out three books in one.
  • Issue 85 - Feature: Novell's Linux enterprise - Three years after Novell bought into Linux with SUSE, we investigate if its new strategy is working.
  • Issue 85 - Interview: Kristian Van Der Vliet - An open source desktop OS that isn't yet another Linux distro? LXF speaks to the man behind Syllable v- an intriguing project to take free software to the masses.
  • Issue 85 - Coverdisc: SLED 10 - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 - full rock-solid distro. Plus: ReactOS, PCLinuxOS MiniMe, RUTE, Blender, Inkscape, sound apps, system tools, and more
  • Issue 85 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Bless, Eqonomize, KanjiSaver, KGliv, Pengupop, Rubrica, Sakura, Z-Lock
  • Issue 84 - Review: Xfce 4.4 - Xfce is challenging the likes of Gnome and KDE on the Linux desktop - but how much does it sacrifice features for speed?
  • Issue 84 - Book review: Software Project Secrets - Mike Saunders is coding his own OS - can he learn anything from this book?
  • Issue 84 - Coverdisc: LXFDVD84 - Dual-booting SimplyMepis 6.0 and Knoppix 5.0. Plus: PC-BSD 1.2, Zenwalk Linux, Minix 3, Opera, GnuCash, OpenOffice.org, essential libraries
  • Issue 84 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Sonik, Glipper, Transmission, KoverArtist, Righteous, TuxFighter, HardInfo, Dolphin, Gnofract 4D. MtPaint
  • Issue 83 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Celtx, DOSBox, Foff, GFast File, KBilliards, Lighttpd, Mplay, NeoDraughts, RIB, Telak
  • Issue 83 - Feature: Ubuntu forever - Ubuntu isn't a distro - it's a way of life. Where did it come from? How can you get the best from it? And what are the intentions of its super-rich founder? It's all explained here.
  • Issue 83 - Coverdisc: Ubuntu 6.06 - Special megapack version of the world's most popular distro, with Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu rolled into one! Plus: Mandriva One; Inkscape 0.44; Recovery is Possible; AC3D demo; compilers; Nexuiz 2.0
  • Issue 82 - Review: FreeBSD 6.1 - The FreeBSD team are hoping to regain the OS's famed stability, after problems with the 5.x series.
  • Issue 82 - HotPicks: HotPicks - AckerTodo, Avidemux, Bonfire, Byzanz, Goupil, Medit, No Friction, Pipepanic, SVGpage, Visopsys
  • Issue 82 - Feature: Hidden gems - There's a treasure trove of open source apps waiting to be discovered - join us as we hunt them out.
  • Issue 82 - Coverdisc: SUSE 10.1 - Excellent distro for desktops and servers. Plus: over 40 PHP tutorials in PDF format; Amarok 1.4, Gnumeric 1.7, Syllable 0.6.1, ManiaDrive
  • Issue 81 - Book review: Beginning Perl Web Development - Whet your appetite for Perl 6...
  • Issue 81 - Book review: The Career Programmer - Learn how to handle 're-energised earball paradigms' in this guide to coding for a living.
  • Issue 81 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Gnubiff, Gourmet, GTK Photo Gallery, KeyJnote, Leafpad, Pan, Powermanga, Qxmp, Xye, Zim
  • Issue 81 - Coverdisc: PCLinuxOS 0.92 - Slick distro originally based on Mandriva. Plus: CentOS 4.3; 150 pages of Gimp tutorials (PDFs); KOffice 1.5; Oracle 10g XE; SharpConstruct, Triple A
  • Issue 81 - Tutorial: WordPress in 10 minutes - Hosting your own blog is easier than you might think - just follow Animal Crossing fan Mike Saunders.
  • Issue 80 - News: News extra: Novell Paris event - Novell is getting closer to Windows in more ways than one. We check out the previews of SLES and SLED 10
  • Issue 80 - Review: Damn Small Linux 2.3 - Want to resurrect that old mid-nineties PC? We examine a distro that fits into 50 megs.
  • Issue 80 - Book review: Producing Open Source Software - How to keep your contributors happy and your project on course? What a book!
  • Issue 80 - HotPicks: HotPicks - BlinkenSisters, Gnash, GtkShots, LnBlog, Protoeditor, ReactOS, Smb4K, VirgoFTP, VoR, Workrave
  • Issue 80 - Interview: Greg Mancusi-Ungaro - First Novell opens up SUSE, then it goes for Gnome, and now it wants to be like Switzerland? The company's director of marketing for Linux and open source explains all.
  • Issue 80 - Tutorial: Boot speedups - With a few tweaks, you can halve the time it takes your machine to boot up.
  • Issue 80 - Coverdisc: Double-sided 8GB DVD - Fedora Core 5, Damn Small Linux, Games Knoppix, Looking Glass 3D Live, Morphix, SUSE Linux 10.0 Live, Ubuntu 5.10, Gnome 2.14, Thunderbird
  • Issue 79 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Bftpd, Enemy Lines 3, Fish, GnomeBaker, InitNG, Krusader, No Gravity, Opale, OpenLDev, PCManFM
  • Issue 79 - Feature: Move to Mepis! - Switching your OS? Making the right choice can be tricky, but before you make up your own mind, why not spend the weekend in Mepis?
  • Issue 79 - Feature: Solar power - With Sun releasing source code to its enterprise-level Unix, competition is hotting up in the open source world. We investigate OpenSolaris and show you how to try it today.
  • Issue 79 - Coverdisc: Triple-booting DVD - SimplyMepis 3.4, Gentoo 2006.0, OpenSolaris Belenix, Mono mania, Enlightenment, GCC 4.1.0, Alien Arena 2006, and much more...
  • Issue 78 - Review: SUSE 10.1 - As regular as a Black Forest clock, the new SUSE release is here.
  • Issue 78 - Book review: Teach Yourself Red Hat Fedora 4 Linux All In One - We can forgive this all-encompassing user guide its glitches.
  • Issue 78 - Book review: Web Site Measurement Hacks - Mike Saunders reckons he knows a bit about websites, so he tried this book...
  • Issue 78 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Angry Drunken Dwarves, GLibrary, Haiku, Keep, Kiso, KTechlab, Peekko, PouetChess, Revelation, Zoinks
  • Issue 78 - Feature: Syllable: pure and simple - A lightning-fast, easy-to-use operating system designed purely for the desktop - can it be true? Syllable contributor Mike Saunders presents an installation and user guide to this desktop contender, and talks to the main man behind it.
  • Issue 78 - Coverdisc: OpenSUSE SLICK - The very best of SUSE in a performance-enhanced distro. Plus: VMware Player and Browser Appliance, Realsoft 3D 4.5, digital camera toolkit, KDE 3.5.1, SeaMonkey, and much more
  • Issue 77 - Review: NetBSD 3.0 - Want to run a free Unix flavour on your toaster? We examine the latest release of this ultra-portable kitchen-friendly operating system.
  • Issue 77 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Aros, Bygfoot, EyeOS, Geany, Krecipes, Ksitecopy, SDLjump, Synfig, TreeLine, Wrong Way
  • Issue 77 - Feature: At your service - Do you ever think your Linux box would be able to do more for you than start up OpenOffice.org and run Frozen Bubble all day? Give your PC some real work for a change by turning it into an internet superserver.
  • Issue 77 - Feature: Discover FreeBSD - Linux is not the only fruit for people who like their OS to have a Unix flavour. FreeBSD is free, stable and open source. We track its development and offer an installation guide for anyone tempted to try it...
  • Issue 77 - Coverdisc: BSD bonanza - FreeBSD 6.0, NetBSD 3.0, OpenBSD 3.8. Plus: Realsoft 3D 4.5 (worth £200); X.org 7.0; OpenOffice.org 2.0.1; Globulation; Vultures...
  • Issue 76 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Qalculate, GtkOrphan, LinHDD, KreetingKard, Crimson Fields, Dragon Hunt, Gt5, BoomBox, GWhere, Qemu
  • Issue 76 - Coverdisc: Slackware 10.2 - Classic, rock solid, stable and secure Linux distro. Plus: Dynebolic, spreadsheets galore, KDE 3.5.0, Eternal Lands, and much more...
  • Issue 75 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Antispyd, Gestures, Gnumeric, Klik, Little Wizard, Oolite, Volleyball, Xarchiver, XPN, Yawk
  • Issue 75 - Feature: Take on the tech of 2006 - Big things are promised for Linux in 2006, on the desktop and server - and for once, those aren't empty promises. We've seen the software of the future - downloaded it, installed it and even played with it - and want to share it with you...
  • Issue 75 - Coverdisc: Mandriva 2006 and Ubuntu 5.10 - Two great full distros! Plus: OpenOffice.org 2.0, AbiWord 2.4, XMule, GnuCash, Danger From The Deep
  • Issue 74 - News: News extra: Expofest! - Show reports from KDE Community World Summit 2005, Brainshare Europe 2005, LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
  • Issue 74 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Conkeror, Eric3, KleanSweep, KTorrent, LMMS, Serpentine, Singularity, Sysprof, Ultimate Stunts, Xplanet
  • Issue 74 - Feature: Build your own distro - Making your own customised Linux distribution is simpler than you might think - and rewarding too. Mike dons his overalls and hard hat, ready to show you how...
  • Issue 74 - Coverdisc: SUSE 10.0 OSS - Brand new, easy to install and packed with software. Plus: educational software megapack, KDE 2.5 beta, Freecycle, Criawips, PlanetPenguin racer, X-Moto, and 40+ more programs
  • Issue 73 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Amaya, CSSED, EyeOS, FreeSpeak, Gillo, KScope, Luma, Mailtc, Snowball, TruBlog
  • Issue 73 - Coverdisc: Knoppix 4.0 - Brand new version of the world's best Live distro! Plus: Gnome 2.12, Wine, Argonium, Arkeia demo, and more
  • Issue 72 - Book review: Red Hat Fedora 4 Unleashed - Mike received no payment for writing this review!
  • Issue 72 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Fish Fillets, FOX Desktop, InitNG, Lunapaint, ngIRCd, Pong2, Ratpoison, SquashFS, tovid, vile
  • Issue 72 - Feature: 72 Speedups - Is your distro feeling sluggish? Looking for that extra injection of pace? Mike has spent the last six years performance-tuning Linux distros and still feels the need for speed. Additional writing: Graham Morrison and Mark Bain.
  • Issue 72 - Coverdisc: Two speedy distros - Gentoo 2005.1 and Zenwalk 1.2. Plus: Syllable, ReactOS, Haiku, Gtk 2.8.0, Firefox 1.5 preview, Sylpheed, Gillo, Scorched3D
  • Issue 71 - Book review: MySQL Database Design and Tuning - A serious book for a serious man: Mike looks at 400 pages on MySQL.
  • Issue 71 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Afick, Datakiosk, FunBlobReturn, Gnome Power Manager, GNU Wget, Kazehakase, Kdissert, Newton, OpenPKG, The Sheep Killer
  • Issue 71 - Interview: Mark Shuttleworth - He has transformed the Debian community by putting his money where his mouth is. The result is Ubuntu, but why was it started, where is it going in the future, and what does its success mean for Debian?
  • Issue 71 - Coverdisc: Security toolkit - Trustix, Smoothwall Express and security software galore. Plus: CentOS 4.1, Gnome 2.10.2, KOffice 1.4, GCC 4.0, Nezuiz
  • Issue 70 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Anyterm, Critical Mass, Drivel, Firewall Builder, GRAMPS, KsirK, KXDocker, Lukutoukka, QPaMaT, Vazaar
  • Issue 69 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Autopackage, EduKator, Epylog, Freeciv, Glest, Jackbeat, Kile, OneFinger, PerlPanel, Smb4K
  • Issue 69 - Feature: Emulate! - Dust off the greatest games ever made - then play them using emulators for the Amiga, Spectrum, C64, Mega Drive, SNES, Arcade machines and more.
  • Issue 68 - Roundup: Mini distros - Looking for a lightweight Linux for an old machine? We dive into a pile of distro CDs and pick the bets. Rated: Damn Small Linux, Feather Linux, INSERT, muLinux, Puppy Linux, ZipSlack
  • Issue 68 - HotPicks: HotPicks - Akregator, Album Shaper, Blackbox, Dstat, GNUnet, Hot Potato, Kat, Knoda, Meld, Monsterz, xpad
  • Issue 67 - HotPicks: HotPicks - AntiRight, BZFlag, Cognito, Courier, GOK, Open Clip Art, TaskJuggler, Tong, Tulip, Yzis
  • Issue 66 - HotPicks: HotPicks - DSPAM, Gourmet, Vshnu, LiVES, LinkChecker, KlamAV, XBlast, Open Quartz, gPHPEdit, ELinks


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