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Issue 122 (September 2009) - Linux vs Windows 7

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Get the great new software that leaves Windows 7 in its dust!

Take your geek skills to the next level with OpenSolaris

Use Incognito to keep safe and secure online

On the 4GB DVD: Fedora 11 - 2,200 packages of the hottest Linux tech. Plus: Tiny Core, KOffice, and over 200 pages of Apress docs

Tutorials on cloud computing, Gimp, OpenOffice.org, VPN networking, Python coding and NTFS fixing

 Features

Linux vs Windows 7

There's so much hype surrounding the next version of Windows, but Linux already has it beaten. Find out why. (Graham Morrison)

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OpenSolaris

So you're a Linux guru? That doesn't impress Koen much. Real geeks use even more niche operating systems. (Koen Vervloesem)

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Incognito

Keep it secret, keep it safe - discover this tiny Live CD distro that lets you pull a Keyser Soze on the internet. (Shashank Sharma)

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Gnuplot

Gnuplot is more than a simple plotting program - it can even draw graphs for you while you sleep. (Marco Fioretti)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

A quarter of a century of Gnu's Not Unix. Plus: inside the info and man documentation systems. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Rasmus Lerdorf

The PHP creator tells us how his language became such a world-storming success, and what he makes of the various competition. (Mike Saunders)

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 Coverdisc

Fedora 11

Ultra-advanced distro crammed with 2,200 packages. Also: Tiny Core Linux, KOffice 2.0, Firefox 3.5 and over 200 pages of Apress docs. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Brewtarget, Dillo, Flaw, Fox, Gadmin-ProFTPd, Galaxy, Gramps, Inkscape, Qwit, Songbird, The Legend of Edgar. (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

Tonido: Create a cloud server

Cloud computing doesn't have to be remote - why not build your own cloud? A brighter, more connected tomorrow is here. (Andy Channelle)

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Gimp: Going to warp speed

Want to explore strange new worlds and seek new inspirations in your art? Here's how to make the jump using Gimp. (Michael J Hammel)

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ODF: Pull data out of OpenOffice.org

We show the easy way to process OpenDocument Format data from spreadsheets, text documents and more with just a little code... (Marco Fioretti)

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VPN: Extending your network

Part 9: Do you need full access to your network from across the internet? Follow Neil as he tackes Virtual Private Networking. (Neil Bothwick)

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Python: I speak your tweets

Part 3: Nick continues his Dr Moreau-esque web experiments, this time creating a half-Python, half-Twitter servant that can talk. (Nick Veitch)

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Ntfsprogs: Fix NTFS filesystems

Just because NTFS is a native Windows filesystem, it doesn't mean you can't use Linux to fix it when things go wrong. We show you how. (Mayank Sharma)

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 Reviews

Fedora 11

Is Leonidas heading for victory at last? We disassemble a phalanx of features to test the mettle of the latest Fedora release. (Nick Veitch)

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Pianoteq 3.0

Two years after its first incarnation waltzed gracefully on to the market, Graham cracks his knuckles and takes version 3 for a test ride... (Graham Morrison)

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Linux Mint 7.0

No longer just the best distro for media use, Mint is simple, logical and driven by an active community. (Simon Pickstock)

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KOffice 2.0

Does the early release of this ambitious office suite set KOffice on a bold new course or lead it astray? (Andy Channelle)

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AVG Anti-Virus 8.5

We test another scanner for the platform that's impervious to almost all viruses out there, and we're amazed by what we find. (Mayank Sharma)

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Video players

On test: Helix/Real Player, MPlayer, Ogle, Totem, VLC, Xine. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

News: Nokia and Intel ally

New union to put Linux at the heart of both companies' mobile strategies. Plus: Canonical certified on HP's Proliant servers; Berlin art colleges adopt Linux; Red Hat in the black; Opera Unite; CrossOver 8.0. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: OpenSolaris 2009.06

Updated Unix-like OS with enterprise capabilities and contracted support. Plus: Puppy Linux 4.2.1, Linux Mint 7.0, components of the Linux Standard Base. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Social desktop

Even if you shun Facebook and MySpace, your desktop might well be on its way to making a socialite out of you yet. (Marco Fioretti)

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