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Articles by Andrew Gregory

  • Issue 180 - Feature: Interview: Matthew Garrett - We speak to the former Linux kernel developer about cloud security, fruit flies and Microsoft's not-so-evil Secure Boot.
  • Issue 179 - Feature: Interview: John Graham-Cumming - Andrew Gregory talks to the open source developer about the ethics behind the pardon for Alan Turing, and making Gordon Brown apologise.
  • Issue 178 - Review: Books - Cloudonomics and Learning Python (5th edition)
  • Issue 178 - News: News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - A million Pis, AbiWord, Cinnamon, Qt Developer Days, Web hosting
  • Issue 177 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Dash search, Linus spooked, Commercial Kubuntu, SteamOS
  • Issue 176 - Interview:  Gnomic Cyborg - LXF chats with Karen Sandler.
  • Issue 176 - News:  All the latest news from the Linux universe - Groklaw, Ubuntu Edge, Guns, Samsung and Microsoft.
  • Issue 176 - Tutorial:  Dual Boot - Get another distro going on an external drive.
  • Issue 175 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - OSCON 2013, Linus is rude and Canonical phones
  • Issue 175 - Tutorial: MediaWiki - Get started on your own on line encyclopedia
  • Issue 174 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Upton and Stallman FTW, Ouya, Lubuntu for Munich, Gnome 3 and Bug number 1
  • Issue 174 - Feature: Gnome Tweak Tool - Get a desktop like Linus
  • Issue 173 - Feature: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Australia chooses ODF, Debian goes into orbit, Sailfish phones, Linux Foundation gains new members and Tracktion 4 comes to Linux.
  • Issue 173 - Tutorial: Libre Office - A guide to style
  • Issue 172 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Spanish swich to Linux, Firefox phones, Beaglebone black, Portal, Foxconnm, Snooper's charter and Wayland on Pi
  • Issue 171 - News: A roundup of the Linux latests news - Ubuntu Phones, Raspberry Pi, UEFI, more UEFI, more Ubuntu, Wayland and Patents
  • Issue 170 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Debian, Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, Steam and Gnome.
  • Issue 169 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - FOSDEM, Samsung vs Apple, Google buy Raspberry Pis, Hurd and Half-Life.
  • Issue 169 - Review: LibreOffice 4.0 - The number one office suite for Linux gets a little better.
  • Issue 168 - Interview: Dave Neary - We meet Red Hat's 'community gardener'
  • Issue 168 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Ubuntu phones, a million Pis, KDE for Nexus 7, More Nouveau, Steambox, Mindstorms, Linux guns.
  • Issue 167 - Interview: Bassam Kurdali - LXF chat with one of the brains behind Elephants Dream.
  • Issue 167 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Europe invests in free software, RasPi gets an app store, shim bootloader released, SailfishOS rises, 386 support dropped, Samba 4 gains Active Directory, RasPi hackday and Wine-alike for OS X
  • Issue 166 - Interview: Jono Bacon - LXF chats with Canonicals community manager.
  • Issue 166 - News: The latest news from the Linux world - QT in Berlin, HP invests in the Linux Foundation, GNU, Linus likes KDE, Apple apologises and Steam
  • Issue 166 - Roundup: New desktops - Check out the latest desktop environments.
  • Issue 165 - News: The latest news from the Linux world - Chromebooks, Samsung vs Apple, KDE, RPi RAM, UEFI, Ubuntu 13.04, Money for Teachers
  • Issue 164 - Interview: Gunnar Hellekson - What do the FBI, the weather, and US unemployment figures have in common? Find out from Red Hat's chief strategist for the US Public Sector.
  • Issue 164 - News: The latest news from the Linux world - Ubuntu seeks cash from Amazon ads, Swiss pirates take over, Mistrial likely in Apple case, Ubuntu releases new enterprise offering, Welsh Raspberry Pi, Viridis released, Twitter joins the Linux Foundation, 64-bit hits Debian landmark.
  • Issue 163 - Feature: Thanks Linus - We meet the man that started it all: Linus Torvalds
  • Issue 163 - News: Gnome OS - Plus: Humble Bundle, Flight Gear, Red Hat with OpenStack, Qt, Samsung vs Apple and SCO
  • Issue 162 - Interview: David Kobia - We talk to the technical lead of Ushahidi, a crowd-mapping platform giving a voice to communities around the globe.
  • Issue 162 - News: OSCON 2012: the front line of geekery - Plus: Microsoft signs a new patent deal, Linux kernel 3.5 released, Steam comes to Linux, Raspberry Pi gets some competition and Meego lives on as Jolla,
  • Issue 161 - News: Red Hat, Linus Torvalds, Mandriva, Grub, KDE, Samsung and Salix OS - Red Hat and Ubuntu anounce their SecureBoot Stratergies. Linus gets a bit offensive (again). Mandriva is still going. And more.
  • Issue 160 - Interview: Björn Balazs - OpenUsability.org is trying to make your Linux box easier to use. We met up with one of its co-founders.
  • Issue 160 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Oracle lose their legal battle, Google take on the iPad and provide Raspberry Pis for English schools, Mandriva goes to the community and much more.
  • Issue 159 - Interview: Allison Randal - How do you get non-technical users to contribute to the success of free software? We met Allison Randal to find out.
  • Issue 159 - News: All the latest news from the Linux universe - Google vs Oracle, Kubuntu, Steam Linux Client, Linus Wins Millennium Technology Prize, The Death of ACTA, OpenMama aids global capitalism and Mandriva lives on
  • Issue 158 - Interview: Ciarán O'Riordan - So, there's no software patents in the EU hey? That's what we thought until we met End Software Patents
  • Issue 158 - News: The latest news from the Linux world - The Governments' Snoopers' Charter, Microsoft love Linux, Red Hat make billions, and more
  • Issue 157 - News: Google Privacy - The search giants privacy policy is criticized by The French Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Liberté. Plus: Irish SOPA, Linux Usage, Raspberry Pi and the Digital Economy Act.
  • Issue 156 - Feature: Linux Speedups - Discover 13 ways to speedup your Linux box
  • Issue 156 - News: FOSDEM 2012 - Also: France acknowledges the Windows tax, Ubuntu for businesses, HUD, Plasma tablets, and Canonical ends development on Kubuntu.
  • Issue 155 - Review: VectorLinux 7.0 - Can a distro built on Slackware ever appeal to the masses?
  • Issue 155 - News: Microsoft blocks Linux from ARM devices - Also: Gnome 3 forked by Linux Mint developers, financial situation `grave` at Mandriva and Ubuntu hits our TV screens
  • Issue 154 - Review: Business Accountz - Getting your accounts in order doesn`t need to be a taxing experience.
  • Issue 154 - News: News: Samsung wins key tablet patent battle - Also: WebOS released as open source, Motorola bites back, Gnome Shell gets some new tweaks, Android x86, Desura games client, Mint developers and Android in cars.
  • Issue 153 - Review: Scriviner - Scribbler Andrew Gregory unleashes his inner Bernard Cornwall with a word processor and project management app for writers
  • Issue 153 - News: Barnes & Noble returns fire in patents battle - European Commission talks tough on patents, Ubuntu dumps CDs, Raspberry Pi reveals final recipe and our Qt Developer Days show report
  • Issue 152 - News: KDE coming soon to a touchscreen near you - Plasma Widgets make their smartphone debut with Meego and Nokia's Qt. Plus: Gameolith store opens access outside USA; Android 4.0 opens up; LibreOffice goes mobile and cloudy; Apple and Microsoft trouble for Android; Automotive Linux Summit.
  • Issue 152 - Feature: 13 niche distros - Andrew fires up VirtualBox and has a play with some of the best, oddest and most useful distributions that Linux has to offer.
  • Issue 151 - News: Ubuntu to go monthly? - Canonical dev suggests revitalising distro's release cycle. Plus: Ubuntu developer portal; KDE gains from Summer of Code; Microsoft moves to lock out Linux with UEFI; Casio pays Microsoft for right to use Linux; Red Hat reveals staggering growth.
  • Issue 150 - News: Google buys a future in phones with Motorola - Internet giant buy's Motorola's smartphone business, including... lots of patents! Plus: Cyber Security Challenge UK; Ubuntu One on iPad; Microsoft and SUSE continue deal; Finnish city of Kankaanpaa moves to Linux; Mozilla announces Enterprise User Workin
  • Issue 150 - Review: VVVVVV - Andrew remembers a gentler time, when games were less about shooting things and more about avoiding death from spikes.
  • Issue 149 - Review: Opera 11.50 - We sing the praises of this cross-platform web browser. But does it do enough to loosen Firefox and Chrome's grip on the internet?
  • Issue 149 - What on Earth: IPv6 - Andrew attempts to explain a concept behind the entire internet in just two pages. All aboard!
  • Issue 149 - Tutorial: Debian: Make it work for you - Cosseted by user-friendliness, Andrew takes a step back to the father of Ubuntu and discovers how to put his own stamp on it.
  • Issue 148 - Feature: TuxRadar: Radio revolution - As Galadriel told us at the beginning of the Lord of the Rings movies, the world is changing. And TuxRadar has been watching it every step of the way. Join us for a look back at two and a half years of Android, Mint, KDE 4, Unity and Mono rants.
  • Issue 147 - Tutorial: Cloud control: work anywhere - Never suffer the anguish of a misplaced USB stick again. We show you how to look after your documents using the power of the cloud.
  • Issue 146 - Tutorial: Firefox: get the most from 4.0 - The latest version of our favourite open source web browser should be in your distro's repository by now.
  • Issue 145 - Review: Music players - On test: Amarok, Rhythmbox, VLC, Songbird, Banshee
  • Issue 144 - Feature: Your OS needs you! - Think you're doing your bit for software freedom? Think again! Together we can all work a little bit harder to spread the word, so this issue we're laying down the gauntlet...
  • Issue 143 - What on Earth: Gnome Shell - Andrew grabs his fishing rod, grows a silly beard, pulls on a funny hat and casts his line into the future of the Gnome desktop.
  • Issue 143 - Tutorial: Grub: dual boot Linux - Dual-booting is great if you want to run Linux alongside Windows, but what if you want to run two Linux flavours? Here's the answer.
  • Issue 136 - Book review: Trust Agents - Look into Andrew's eyes - not around the eyes - you're under!
  • 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 130 - Book review: Socialnomics - Andrew finally gets his head around TwitBook and FriendFace.
  • Issue 127 - Book review: The Art of Community - Andrew's brain is dizzy through constant repetition of the C word.
  • Issue 122 - Book review:  Beginning the Linux Command Line - Forget the Indonesian hobbits - we've found the missing link.
  • Issue 118 - Tutorial: Aspire One: install a new distro - Part 3: Straining at the limitations of the default distro, we beef up the Aspire One with a specially tailored version of Ubuntu.
  • Issue 117 - Book review: On the Way to the Web - We look back to a time when the net was in black and white.
  • Issue 117 - Tutorial: Acer Aspire One - Get new apps on your netbook by following our simple guide.
  • Issue 116 - Book review: Copy, Rip, Burn - Andrew reads a book with no pictures and lots of big words.
  • Issue 116 - Tutorial: Acer Aspire One - Fine-tune your desktop interface to uncover the Xfce beauty beneath.
  • Issue 111 - Book review: I, Avatar - After a short trip into cyberspace, Andrew is glad to be back in the room.
  • Issue 110 - Book review: Wikinomics - We dynamically leverage key synergies to evaluate this page silo.
  • Issue 83 - Review: Turbolinux Fuji - Pay $39 to use Windows Media codecs? We just had to try this out.
  • Issue 76 - Book review: A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors and Shell Programming - cat /dev/urandom > book_review.txt ; su "Andrew Gregory" -c emacs book_review.txt
  • Issue 74 - Book review: Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger - After years using Macs, Andrew finally discovers how they work.


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