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Issue 123 (October 2009) - Cool Linux projects

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Make stuff, learn Linux and have fun at the same time!

VoIP made easy: get the most from Ekiga

Create with Clutter - how Intel and Moblin will make your next netbook a winner

On the 4GB DVD: CrunchBang Linux 9.04 - slick and fast Ubuntu-based distro for power-users. Plus: Ubuntu and OpenSUSE previews, Open Clip Art, VirtualBox 3.0 and much more

Tutorials on photo scanning, Python coding, Gimp...

 Features

7 cool Linux projects

As the raindrops slide down the window pane, we turn to our Linux machines for entertainment. Dear readers, this is what happened... (Graham Morrison)

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MD5: verify your files

If you've ever wondered if a file is from a legitimate source, we can help negate your paranoia. (Bob Moss)

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Recoll: Find files efficiently

Come out, come out, wherever you are. We discover how long-hidden secrets come falling out of the attic when Recoll searches your filesystem. (Shashank Sharma)

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Do more with Ekiga

Video conferencing isn't new, but it can be a convenient replacement for IM when you've got it hooked up to your network and your website with Ekiga... (Mayank Sharma)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Moblin - the netbook distro. Plus: Bash auto-completion and Webmin. (Chris Brown)

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 Coverdisc

CrunchBang Linux 9.04

Fast, sleek and full of power-user software. Plus: Open Clip Art, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE previews, Puppy Linux, VirtualBox 3.0 and much more. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

4Pane, Atomic Tanks, Buddi, Data Crow, GogglesMM, KRecipes, ImageKonverter, Worm Blast, Xfburn, XML Copy Editor. (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

Tonido: Explore workspaces

Don't want to entrust your data to the web? Then follow our guide to setting up a cloud-based PIM service. (Andy Channelle)

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Gimp: Travel to the stars

Revel in the majesty of creation as our Gimp guru leads you through the process of making stunning stellar art. (Michael J Hammel)

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Photos: Digitise your snaps

Do you have boxes full of photographs waiting to go into your computer? We show you how to do that and get your cupboard space back. (Marco Fioretti)

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Squid: Run your own web proxy

Part 10: Would you like faster and safer web browsing? Here's how to do it and reduce your bandwidth use at the same time! (Neil Bothwick)

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Python: Digg through XML

Part 4: We unlock the web's API with the power of XML. Your intrepid guide to all things Python won't rest until he has dug Digg. (Nick Veitch)

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MaxMenu: Tool smorgasbord

Are your application menus filled with too many tools? We suggest you ditch them in favour of the lightweight and efficient MaxMenu. (Shashank Sharma)

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 Reviews

Alien Arena 7.30

They come from space to steal your cows. Nick is out standing in his field and gibbering at the potential of this futuristic FPS. (Nick Veitch)

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CrossOver Pro 8.0

Hot on the heels of the latest CrossOver Games release comes the version that focuses on proper work. (Andy Channelle)

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Firefox 3.5

After wondering what happened to Firefoxes 3.2 to 3.4, we now look at whether Firefox 3.5 is that much of a step forward. (Neil Bothwick)

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Synergy DS209+II

Acronyms at the ready: we delve into a network storage box with more features than Mount Rushmore. (Graham Morrison)

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Server Density

Monitoring servers is a tricky business, so we check out an online service that can do it for you instead. (Mayank Sharma)

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Media burners

Tested: K3b, Brasero, X-CD-Roast, GnomeBaker, Gear Pro, Nero Linux. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

News: Google announces Chrome

Google plans small-footprint OS to tempt netbook and notebook builders. Also: Microsoft's GPL 2 release; Launchpad released as free software; circumventing Microsoft's FAT patents; Adobe opens up Flash software. (Andy Channelle)

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News: News extra: OSCON '09

This month Team LXF flew to San Jose to rub shoulders with the world's finest geeks... (Paul Hudson)

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Distrowatch: One big 'meh'

Fedora 11: Enterprise elements in Leonidas leave target demographic underwhelmed. Plus: German distro Toorox; Linux-gamers Live; opinions on Mono. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Clutter

We clear up the confusion and explain how to tidy graphics code. (Bob Moss)

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