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Articles by Ben Everard

  • Issue 177 - Feature: Mobile Linux - Discover the next generation of open source mobile operating systems
  • Issue 177 - Review: Fuze - The Fuze builds a desktop PC out of a Raspberry Pi, but why?
  • Issue 177 - Book review: Gimp 2.8 for photographers - An excellent beginner's guide
  • Issue 176 - Coding Academy:  Code Concepts - JPEG Compression
  • Issue 176 - Coding Academy:  HTML - Create scrolling effects with Skrollr
  • Issue 176 - Feature:  Raspberry Pi add-ons - Discover three of the best Raspberry Pi addons
  • Issue 176 - Review:  PC-BSD - We discover a BSD that's easy to use.
  • Issue 176 - Book review:  the Healthy Programmer and the Raspberry Pi Cookbook - Stay fit and eat Pis
  • Issue 175 - Coding Academy: Back to Basics: DEFLATE - We take a look under the hood of the DEFLATE algorithm for data compression.
  • Issue 175 - Feature: The next generation of sysadmin - Discover how the job of sysadmin is changing.
  • Issue 175 - Interview: Carol Chen - We chat with Jolla's community chief about nokia, Sail Fish and phones.
  • Issue 175 - Book review: Android Fully Loaded and DIY Instruments for Amateur Space - One's good and one's bad, but you'll have to read on to find out which is which.
  • Issue 175 - Review: Left 4 Dead 2 - We fought zombies for weeks to bring you this in-depth review.
  • Issue 174 - Coding Academy: Code Concepts - We go back to basics and take a look at encryption
  • Issue 174 - Feature: Upgrade your desktop - Get the features, the looks and the freedom with the ultimate desktop environment.
  • Issue 174 - Interview: Simon Bennets - We chat with Mozilla's web security guru
  • Issue 174 - Book review: Make: Analog Synthesizers and Arduino Projects for Dummies - Two books get the LXF treatment
  • Issue 174 - Review: Mirabox - It's small, it's and ARM computer, but is it any good?
  • Issue 174 - Review: NOOBS - The new Raspberry Pi installer aims to simplify the task of getting started with the Pi.
  • Issue 173 - Coverdisc: On the disc - Debian 7, Mageia, Sabayon and more
  • Issue 173 - Review: Gizmosphere Explorer - A small x86 board challenges the Raspberry Pi.
  • Issue 173 - Review: Mint 15 - Can Mint continue its desktop dominance?
  • Issue 173 - Tutorial: CUDA - Give your processor a break and get your graphics card crunching numbers.
  • Issue 172 - Coverdisc: On The Disc - Ubuntu Remix, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Manjaro and more
  • Issue 172 - Feature: Has Ubuntu lost it? - Has Ubuntu's community been disenfranchised by Canonical's push for convergence? We investigate.
  • Issue 172 - Interview: Jonas Sicking - We talk with a senior engineer on Mozilla's Firefox OS.
  • Issue 172 - Review: Ciseco XinoRF - We try out a wireless Arduino clone.
  • Issue 172 - Book review: Head First jQuery and Blender Master Class - Two books get the LXF treatment
  • Issue 172 - Review: Kerbal Space Program - Start your very own space program without billion dollar budgets.
  • Issue 172 - Tutorial: Scratch - Learn to program with this visual programming language
  • Issue 171 - Coverdisc: Gaming DVD and more - Check out the exclusive LXF Gaming DVD and more on this month's coverdisc
  • Issue 171 - Feature: Secure Boot part 2 - Find out what Microsoft is doing to PCs
  • Issue 171 - Interview: Cathy Malmrose - Linux Format caught up with the CEO of ZaReason for a chat.
  • Issue 171 - Review: PC Specialist - The UK-based PC builder makes us a no-OS machine to play Steam games.
  • Issue 171 - Tutorial: Raspberry Pi CLI - Learn to use your Pi like a pro with our guide to the command line interface.
  • Issue 170 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - PCLinuxOS, Zorin, SMS, SilentOS and IPFire.
  • Issue 170 - Feature: Hack the Web! - Steal passwords, crack WordPress, exploit vulnerabilities, harness DDOS attacks. We take you on a trip to the dark side.
  • Issue 170 - Interview: Vincent Untz - We travelled to Brussels to meet the chairman of the OpenSUSE board and Attachmate cloud guru.
  • Issue 170 - Book review: Pragmatic Guide to Sass and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration - Ben eats two books in a single month.
  • Issue 170 - Review: Pivos Xios DS - We investigate a mini ARM box that, when combined with XBMC, can turn your telly into a smart TV.
  • Issue 169 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - Fedora 18, CrunchBang! and UberStudent.
  • Issue 169 - Book review: Books - Programming Your Home and The Book of Gimp
  • Issue 169 - Review: XBMC Frodo - Our favourite media centre goes up a version number
  • Issue 168 - Coverdisc: On The Disc - Mint KDE, Netrunner, Fuduntu and Ghost BSD
  • Issue 168 - Review: Enlightenment 17 - The original eye-candy window manager finally gets a stable release.
  • Issue 168 - Review: Arduino Due - We check out the latest ARM micro controller board.
  • Issue 168 - Book review: Linux Essentials and Head First Mobile Web - The Linux Format team relax with a bit of computery reading matter.
  • Issue 168 - Tutorial: Raspberry Pi - Get started with programming using Scratch and Python.
  • Issue 167 - Coverdisc: On The Disc - Mint 14, Manjaro and Precise Puppy
  • Issue 167 - Book review: Gnuplot Cookbook and Supercharged JavaScript Graphics - A brace of books get the LXF treatment
  • Issue 167 - Review: Olimex Olinuxino A13 - How does this cheap Arm board stack up against the competition?
  • Issue 167 - Tutorial: Hack web apps - Because in order to protect yourself, you need to know how attackers work.
  • Issue 167 - What on Earth: BTRFS - It's the next generation of Linux filesystems, but what does it do?
  • Issue 166 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - Quantal Quetzal and the LXF disaster recovery ket.
  • Issue 166 - Review: Rosa Server - A new entrant into the server distro market
  • Issue 165 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - Slackware, Trisquel, Core Plus, AntiX and more
  • Issue 165 - Feature: Supercharge your Raspberry Pi - Find out how to get the most out of this tiny computer.
  • Issue 165 - Book review: Arduino Cookbook and Raspberry Pi User Guide - We take a look at some hot-off-the-press books
  • Issue 165 - Review: Boston Viridis - We take a look at the first ARM server to hit the racks.
  • Issue 164 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - OpenSUSE, Zorin 6, SolusOS, Liberte and more.
  • Issue 164 - Review: Qubes 1 - A new distro promises ultimate security, but is it too good to be true?
  • Issue 163 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - Find out all about the distros on the coverdisc. This month they're Mint KDE, Pear and Bodhi.
  • Issue 163 - Book review: The developers code, and the Web Application Hacker's Handbook - These two books get the Linux Format treatment
  • Issue 163 - Review: Libre Office 3.6 - It's come a long way from it's OOo roots, but is it ready for the business world?
  • Issue 163 - Tutorial: Security: Hack a server - We show you the dirty tricks that hackers use to break into servers, and how to stop them.
  • Issue 162 - Coverdisc: On The Disc - 15 full distros for your perusal.
  • Issue 162 - Review: Raspbian - Our favourite diminutive computer gets a new distro.
  • Issue 162 - Feature: Free Software Licences - We take a look at five of the most popular open source licences to see how they compare.
  • Issue 161 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - Rosa, Vector and Fedora LXDE grace this month's DVD.
  • Issue 161 - Feature: Upgrade today - Team LXF has have spend the month testing motherboards, CPUs, SSDs and graphics cards so you don't have to. Here are the results.
  • Issue 161 - Book review: Practicle VIM and Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Whether you're getting to grips with a text editor, or trying to get into a secure system, we've got a book for you.
  • Issue 161 - Review: Zorin OS - Can Zorin provide the fabled gateway into the world of Linux for Windows users?
  • Issue 161 - Tutorial: Moodle - Teach the world with your own online courses.
  • Issue 160 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - Mint, Fedoar, Mageia, and ArchBang all in one place
  • Issue 160 - Review: Books - Liars and Outliers, and Think Complexity get the LXF treatment
  • Issue 160 - Review: Mageia 2 - Mageia is the natural upgrade path for Mandriva users. Version 2 shows promise, but also has limitations.
  • Issue 159 - Coverdisc: On The Disc - Try out Ubuntu, Scientific Linux, Puppy Linux and Arch today.
  • Issue 159 - Book review: Inside Cyber Warfare and CSS3 For Web Designers - We take a break from our computers to check out the latest books.
  • Issue 159 - Review: CoreBreach - Race anti-gravity spacecraft to earn your freedom.
  • Issue 159 - Tutorial: Hacking: Make Your Site Safe - Get wise to hackers' tricks with WebGoat.
  • Issue 158 - Coverdisc: DVD Pages - Tails, PC BSD, Haiku, Icaros and more!
  • Issue 158 - Feature: Beat the CIA - The World Wide Web is the greatest system for sharing information ever created, but how do you stop it sharing too much?
  • Issue 158 - Book review: Drupal and Arduino - Discover the one Drupal book to rule them, or learn how to build a robot army.
  • Issue 158 - Review: XBMC 11 - Turn your Linux box into a fully-fledged media centre.
  • Issue 157 - Coverdisc: Sabayon, OpenSUSE, Chakra and Crunchbang - Four distros with four different desktop environments. Find out which is right for you.
  • Issue 157 - Book review: Drupal and Commandline - Foundation Drupal 7 and The Linux Commandline receive the critical eye of LXF.
  • Issue 157 - Review: Libre Office - Can it really be "the best free office suite ever"?
  • Issue 154 - Feature: Learn to Hack - Attack Servers, crack passwords, exploit services, beat encryption - everything you need to be evil.
  • Issue 152 - Roundup: IDEs for coding - On test: Anjuta, Code::Blocks, Eclipse, KDevelop, NetBeans
  • Issue 151 - Tutorial: LibreOffice: The way with Word - Make incomprehensible fonts and bizarre layouts a forgotten footnote with these tips and advice on document harmony.
  • Issue 150 - Tutorial: MediaWiki: Build your own - It's the free software that powers 65% of public wikis. Grasp the basics and there's no limit to what you could create.
  • Issue 148 - Roundup: Online backup services - Graham replaces his MythTV box with a small, silent Linux machine that works without sacrificing small animals.


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