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Issue 120 (July 2009) - Ubuntu

Jaunty Jackalope is here - read the review then try it yourself

Double distro DVD: exclusive LXF Ubuntu edition with Gnome, KDE, Xfce and extra apps galore, plus Mandriva 2009.1

The best screen recording tools put head-to-head

What on Earth is Chromium?

Back by popular demand: Python tutorials!

 Features

Ubuntu turns 10

To celebrate the 10th release of the Ubuntu distribution, we examine the whys and wherefores of its success and legacy. (Graham Morrison)

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Picard: Organise your music files

Disorganised music files bothering you? We show you how Picard can update your music collection and restore order to chaos. (Shashank Sharma)

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Take control

We compare three of the big contenders for managing your data changes: Bazaar, Subversion, and Git. (Juliet Kemp)

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Intel inside

New chips, virtualisation and admin tools - Intel's pulling out all the stops, and Linux is first to take advantage of it. (Paul Hudson)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

LDAP with a GUI, the Munin system monitor, and discovering DHCP. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Mark Shuttleworth

Team LXF battles past the sharks with laser beams on their heads to talk to the Ubuntu and Canonical founder. (Paul Hudson)

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 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. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Knowledgeroot, Rawstudio, Grsync, Umit, Ardentryst, Neverputt, Psi, DiscWrapper, Klavaro, MtPaint (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

Basket: Capture your thoughts

Do you rely on a small forest of note paper to keep track of your ideas? Then let us reveal how Basket Note Pads could change your life. Plus: outlining in OpenOffice.org. (Andy Channelle)

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Gimp: Decay in the city

Even experts can learn something new. Our graphics guru shares his experiences using a Wacom tablet with Gimp Paint Shop. (Michael J Hammel)

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OpenOffice.org: Automate slideshows

After looking at spreadsheets, we explore a way to have your computer create slideshows for you. (Marco Fioretti)

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Web apps: Serve content globally

Part 7: With an Apache web server up and running, you can make your applications available everywhere. (Neil Bothwick)

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Python: Mash your web up

Part 1: Not content with leaving things well enough alone? We show you ho to subvert the web to fulfil your own purposes. (Nick Veitch)

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Asterisk: Control your phone

Dive head-first into the world of open source telephony with our expert, Asterisk and a bunch of screaming monkeys. (Max Brooks)

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 Reviews

Sacred Gold

Alex traverses endless verdure, picks up a blunt object and exorcises his latent demons with this hack 'n' slash adventure. (Alex Cox)

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MonoDevelop 2

Mono developers are finally starting to get an IDE worthy of their programming platform. (Paul Hudson)

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Yoggie Open Firewall

Here's a device that started out as a firewall and ends up as a powerful embedded development platform. (Graham Morrison)

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Mandriva 2009.1

Mandriva's first outing of the year follows a lacklustre last release. We ask: will it be a spring in the step or a leap in the dark? (Mayank Sharma)

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Screencasting tools

Tested: RecordMyDesktop, DemoRecorder, Pyvnc2swf, Xvidcap, Istanbul, Byzanz. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

News: Oracle's bright future

Sun may be secure, but what of its open source software? Plus: VueScan; Cooliris; Cray and the low-end supercomputer market; TomTom and patents; Boxee for Linux; first Android netbook; Firefox 3.5 progress. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Deal with the devil?

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11: Novell's commercial release. Plus: Elive, Parsix and kernel 2.6.29 features. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Chromium

If you love all things Google, here's the browser for you... (Paul Hudson)

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