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Issue 124 (November 2009) - Power up Linux!

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Speed up your Linux box with the best performance tips from the experts

Find out how to install almost anything on Ubuntu with PPAs

Video editing: turn your home movies into home masterpieces

On the 4GB DVD: Linux performance pack - triple-booting disc with three scorchingly fast distros

Tutorials on keyboard shortcuts, UPnP, Python coding, Gimp and more

 Features

Power up Linux

With just a few tweaks everyone's favourite OS can be lighter, faster and more powerful. Here's how the experts do it. (Bob Moss)

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Ubuntu: install almost anything

If you can't wait for the latest and greatest releases, we show you how to beat the crowds and stay one step ahead of the rest. (Bob Moss)

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Drop and roll: immersive gaming on Linux

Grab the yellow key and join us as we explore the latest in interactive gaming. (Graham Morrison)

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Drupal: quick and easy websites

Want to make your mark online? Here's how to create a Drupal website in minutes. (Shashank Sharma)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Seeing the boot process with Bootchart, customising Bash, and recovering deleted files with PhotoRec. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Theodore Ts'o

He's a kernel contributor since 1991, a Buffy fan and the man who keeps your data safe. (Paul Hudson)

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 Coverdisc

Linux performance kit

Special triple-booting DVD with scorchingly fast distros; Mepis AntiX 8.2, Slax 6.2.1 and DeLi Linux 0.8. Plus: FreeBSD 7.2, KDE 4.3, performance tips, games... (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Task, JStock, Gnome Commander, Liferea, Celestia, House of Mirrors, Wixi, FSlint, RText, KDevelop. (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

Shortcuts: Boss the keyboard

Power users know that working without a mouse can make you a better Linuxer, so we really want to see those fingers. (Andy Channelle)

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Gimp: Summer of love

Our Gimp wizard lets you ride the retro rave of sunbeams and silhouettes in this month's tutorial be-in. (Michael J Hammel)

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Kdenlive: Edit home videos

Andy has fallen in love with the moving image, so join him as he explores the best ways to prepare footage with Linux. (Andy Channelle)

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WebDAV: Share over the web

Allowing several people to work on a document increases overall quality and reduces your workload - here's how. (Neil Bothwick)

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Python: Flickr uploader

Things in our Python lab are about to get GUI as we teach you how to upload pictures straight from the web to your desktop. (Nick Veitch)

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UPnP: Stream your media

Stream music, videos and photos from your Linux machine to almost any other box with a DLNA logo... (Graham Morrison)

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 Reviews

KDE 4.3

Over 10,000 bugs have been fixed and 2,000 feature requests added, but has six months of development delivered a better desktop? (Nick Veitch)

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Scribus 1.3.5

Can there really be a competent, cross-platform desktop publishing package that serves both newbies and professionals alike? We find out. (Bob Moss)

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Icy Box NAS 4220-B

Yes, it's Yet Another NAS with embedded Linux... (Graham Morrison)

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NTS1-GPS

Time may not wait for men, but it certainly lags when transmitted across the internet. We find a more accurate way to stay current. (Graham Morrison)

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Avast Home Edition

Once again, Mayank dons the white coat and tests another virus scanner for the bearers of NTFS partitions. (Mayank Sharma)

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Groupware servers

On test: Citadel, eGroupWare, Open-Xchange, Horde Groupware, Synovel CollabSuite. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

News: Open source ideals infect the telly

BBC plans web history series based on free software principles. Also: IBM slashes mainframe prices; Google's On2 purchase; Moonlight 2; Microsoft admits Linux is a threat to its business. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Minnow's big splash

Pardus Linux 2009 - new distro on the block brings simplicity and convenience to the desktop. Plus: Kongoni GNU/Linux, Supergamer Supreme, KDE 4 verdicts. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Vala

It's a platform that works like Mono, but doesn't need the Mono libraries. Confused? You won't be when you read this. (Dan Dart)

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