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Issue 117 (April 2009) - Fix Linux

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Got problems? We feel your pain and provide quick-fire remedies!

MythTV 101 - Choose the ultimate hardware to get Linux in your lounge

Super security - Keep your digital life secure for free with GnuPG

On your 4GB DVD: Kick-ass Live distro Knoppix 6, plus 15 other OSes to discover, guides from Apress, the TuxRadar podcast and more

Tutorials on Gramps, Aspire One, graphics tools, Latex, Samba and Google App Engine

 Features

Fix Linux

Penguin yourself happy with our guide to the most useful ways to fix your OS, from booting to networking. (Neil Bothwick)

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Inside Xorg.conf

Most distributions configure your graphics card and display automatically, but xorg.conf is still well worth fidding with. (Graham Morrison)

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Build the ultimate MythTV box

Graham goes on a shopping spree to build a MythTV box without destroying our meagre budget for the month. (Graham Morrison)

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Can you keep a secret?

We introduce the GNU Privacy Guard, which encrypts and decrypts files sent between trusted users. Take note, UK Home Office! (Mayank Sharma)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Rackspace cloud computing; Fuse userspace filesystems; the Linux Terminal Server Project. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Benoit Schillings

Chief Technologist of Qt at Nokia, amateur astronomer, KDE hacker and former BeOS developer - what a guy! (Graham Morrison)

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 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... (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

BleachBit, Childsplay, DokuWiki, Frescobaldi, GRDC, GAdmin0Rsync, Lifeograph, Printoxx, PySpace War, Rally (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

First steps

Build a family tree with Gramps, and map your thoughts with FreeMind. (Andy Channelle)

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Acer Aspire One

Get new apps on your netbook by following our simple guide. (Andrew Gregory)

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Gimp: user other tools

Mixing raster, vector and text is easier than you think. We explain how to integrate Gimp with Inkscape, Scribus and OpenOffice.org (Michael J Hammel)

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Lyx: For superior documents

We take all the stress out of Latex for complex, attractive documents without the bonkers learning curve. (John Hudson)

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NFS and Samba: Share disks

Part 4: Is the file you want always on the other computer? Short of space on your netbook? We show you how to share your disks. (Neil Bothwick)

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GAE: Deploy a web application

Google App Engine enables you to build scalable apps without worrying about scaling details. Here's how to get your first cloud app off the ground. (Dan Frost)

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 Reviews

Amarok vs Songbird

We all need tunes, but which music player gives you the best bang for your buck? (Andy Channelle)

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Renoise 2.0.0

Can an update of an old theme tempt free software Linux users to try a proprietary music application? (Daniel James)

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Emprex ME-1

Only a month after the Popcorn Hour stole our hearts, we give a new media playback box the once over. (Graham Morrison)

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Out of the Park 9

Simon fulfils his inner statistician by managing his own baseball team, not to mention contending with a 600-page manual... (Simon Pickstock)

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Newsreaders

On test: Gnus, Knode, Pan, SLRN, Thunderbird, XPN. (Marco Fioretti)

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 More

News: Opening enterprise

Developer hopes to foster 'universal client' for virtual desktops. Plus: Google Earth 5; Dell and Novell ink thin client deal; Debian Lenny approaches; Microsoft's changing relationship with open source; Linux Defenders. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Mass appeal

Sabayon Linux 4 - growing in maturity and looking nice. Plus: Austrumi; Mandriva and Ubuntu alphas; Windows 7 predictions. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Moonlight

As if Microsoft .NET on Linux weren't bad enough, what if it managed to infiltrate your web browser too? (Paul Hudson)

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