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Issue 127 (January 2010) - Linux on the move

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How Moblin and UNR and revolutionising mobile Linux and what it means for you

Special triple-distro 8GB DVD: Enhanced Ubuntu 9.10 with extra packages, the full 4.3GB Mandriva 2010 Free, and OpenSUSE 11.2

We get our hands on the smallest server in the world - the SheevaPlug!

Find your files the smart way with desktop search tools

Tutorials on OpenOffice.org, Gimp, Python and more

 Features

Linux on the move

We uncover the very latest advances in portable Linux, how things are changing and what we can expect to see next. (Graham Morrison)

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Normalize

We show you how to tweak audio recordings on the command line so that they sound crisper, cleaner and more professional than ever. (Seth Kenlon)

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Remote control for your home system

We save your pet guinea pig using Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, all while enjoying the sun in Spain. (Rob Dobozy)

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LilyPond - engrave your music

We dive into Tex-esque notation software. (John Hudson)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Build your own cloud with some Karmic Koalas and a sprig of Eucalyptus. Plus: first steps with the Xen Live CD, and renting bits of the cloud from Amazon. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Bradley Kuhn

LXF meets one of the men behind GPLv3. He thinks licence proliferation is bad... (Paul Hudson)

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 Coverdisc

Monster 8GB DVD

Ubuntu 9.10 - exclusive Linux Format edition with 300 extra packages. Plus: Mandriva 2010 Free, OpenSUSE 11.2, games, podcasts and much more. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

RSSOwl, Deja Dup, Gobby, Claws, Blob and Conquer, Bomns, Konversation, Opale, TuxGuitar, Sinthgunt (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

Empathy: Chat online

There are many ways to chat online - one of the best is using Empathy, the default instant messaging client in Gnome. (Andy Channelle)

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Gimp: Shattered face

She's breakin' up, captain! Our Gimp supremo shows how to make someone's face fragment and drift away in a few simple steps. (Michael J Hammel)

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OpenOffice.org: Using forms

Here's how to create and process OpenOffice.org forms and save the extracted data in a text file or a Base database. (Dmitry Popov)

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Grub: Booting in-depth

Make the course of dual-booting run smooth. (Carl Fletcher)

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Python: Using OAuth

We authorise an explanation of the OAuth specification to keep your login and password details secure online. (Nick Veitch)

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SSH: Get access anywhere

Our man on holiday tunnels SSH traffic over HTTP to get around over zealous packet filtering at Wi-Fi access points. And you can too! (Ben Martin)

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 Reviews

Mandriva 2010

It feels silly to release a mainstream distro on the heels of an Ubuntu release, but we find Mandriva 2010 to be a worthy competitor. (Mayank Sharma)

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OpenSUSE 11.2

It's lean, green, clean and has a lizard for a logo. No, not Nick - this is the latest version of Novell's open source distro... (Nick Veitch)

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VMware 7.0

VMware's flagship program now comes with support for Windows 7. We venture to the dark side to see if it's a worthwhile upgrade. (Neil Bothwick)

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Shadowgrounds: Survivor

Step into the light as Nick takes on another ill-mannered alien horde. (Nick Veitch)

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SheevaPlug Dev Kit

We look at a complete Linux machine housed in what appears to be a PSU... (Graham Morrison)

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FritzBox 7270

Is it a modem, a PBX, a NAS device or a Wireless N router? We discover a Linux-based jack of all trades. (Graham Morrison)

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Desktop search tools

On test: Beagle, Google Desktop, Tracker, Strigi, Recoll (Shashank Sharma)

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 More

News: Community awards for five FOSS projects

Ulteo and Kaltura praised for helping create a future for free software. Plus: Darl McBride leaves SCO; WordPress wins CMS prize; the Simplicity Computer; Google Go and Speedy; Microsoft to ship Eclipse tools. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Fresh distros

Ubuntu 9.10, Fedora 12, OpenSUSE 11.2 and Mandriva 2010. Plus: Sabayon, GoblinX, Linux 2.6.31 features. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Maemo

Discover how Nokia plans to beat Apple's iPhone. Its secret weapon, as it happens, is a Linux-based OS, packed with features. (Bob Moss)

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