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Issue 115 (February 2009) - Virtualise now!

Run multiple distros (and other operating systems) risk-free: discover the power of virtual machines today

Fedora 10 shows Ubuntu how it's done -- reviewed and on our 4GB DVD

10 instant security fixes to keep crackers out

Get extra speed with three lightning-fast window managers

Tutorials on Scribus, F-Spot, Gimp, email servers and webcams

 Features

Virtualise now!

Listen carefully: if you use virtual machines, you will save time, have fewer headaches and spend more time enjoying Linux. Get started with our hands-on guide. (Paul Hudson)

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Reader Awards 2008

You voted for the software, services and support that impressed you the most in 2008 - and the results are in! (Paul Hudson)

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Mobile device synchronisation

Getting your mobile phones and PDAs to cooperate with Linux has always been something of a dark art. We kindle a light to help you avoid that syncing feeling. (Graham Morrison)

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Turbo-charge your desktop

We explore the slick Enlightenment, speedy Fluxbox and keyboard-tastic Ratpoison window managers. (Mike Saunders)

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Top 10 Linux security tips

Lock down your machine with this checklist for beefing up your system's security. Script kiddies, begone! (Graham Morrison)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Understand the sysfs file system, and harden your machines with firewalls. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: KDE UserBase

We talk to Anne Willson about this novel new approach to documentation, getting the best hints and tips out to KDE users. (Andy Channelle)

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 Coverdisc

Fedora 10

Complete cutting-edge distro with over 2,000 packages. Plus: Damn Small Linux, Buzztard, Dia, SeaMonkey, RText, games... (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Spicebird, Twitim, AgendaXML, WMJump, Whohas, Back In Time, Holotz's Castle, Orbital Eunuchs Sniper, mpg123 (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

Scribus and F-Spot

Add style to your desktop publishing, and fix your photos. (Andy Channelle)

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3D effects in Gimp

Master guides and paths to create 3D-looking images with ease. (Michael J Hammel)

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Email: Fetch, sort and serve

Part 2: Take control of your email. We show you how to combine mail from multiple mailboxes and be able to read it from any computer. (Neil Bothwick)

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Webcams: Big Brother is you

We share the delicious feeling of being able to keep an eye on your property without being there... (Ian Barton)

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 Reviews

Fedora 10

We wonder whether it's a perfect 10 by nature, not just by name, for Red Hat's delightful daughter. (Andy Hudson)

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LightZone 3.6

Graham unlocks the potential of his dimly lit photo collection. (Graham Morrison)

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Penumbra: Requiem

We return to the world of shadow for one last game. (Graham Morrison)

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Intel Atom Mini-ITX

Jump down the rabbit hole and enter the world of the Atom! (Leo Maxwell)

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Shuttle K450V

The second budget PC to come from Shuttle with Linux pre-installed. (Graham Morrison)

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Web editors

Rated: Amaya, Bluefish, Composer, Kompozer, OpenOffice.org Web, Quanta Plus, Screem (Andy Hudson)

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 More

News: The beginning of the end...

SCO loses again, but has the group's demise been exaggerated? Plus: gOS Cloud for netbooks; Linux tops supercomputer table; distros get ready for IPv6; Ulteo takes on Microsoft and Citrix. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Fedora force 10

Improvements and innovations across the board, wrapped up in tasty new eye candy. Plus: Ubuntu 8.10, OpenSolaris 2008.11, Ubuntu opinion poll. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: ext4

Serial defragger Paul explains why the successor to the ext3 filesystem might not be as long-lived as its parent... (Paul Hudson)

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