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Issue 134 (August 2010) - Linux vs iPhone

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Android and MeeGo are taking on Apple and winning!

Which web browser is best? Find out with our in-depth roundup

Recover damaged files with the neatness that is Par2

On the free 4GB DVD: triple-distro pack with Fedora 13, Linux Mint 9 and Mepis 8.5. Plus: Haiku, MythTV, games and more

Tutorials on WordPress, Blender, Python, Mutt...

 Features

Linux vs iPhone

We look at three Linux-based smartphones that beat Apple at its own game. (Graham Morrison)

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Fedora and RHEL - a winning team

With preparations underway for the next Red Hat release and a successful Fedora 13, Red Hat is doing quite a number on our radar. (Shashank Sharma)

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Get your site off the ground

WordPress is a popular and powerful web publishing system. We take it for a spin and show that it can do more than just blogging about kittens. (Jono Bacon)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Filesystem forensics: throw away the fingerprint dust and magnifying glass, and try Sleuthkit instead. Plus: containment technologies, and managing multiple machines with Landscape. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: David Siegel

He created the fantastic Gnome Do, he's part of the Ubuntu design team and he's working on some very cool stuff... (Jono Bacon)

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 Coverdisc

Triple-distro disc

Fedora 13, Linux Mint 9 and Mepis 8.5. Plus: Puppy Linux, System Rescue CD, Haiku, MythTV, Synfig Studio, games, guides and more (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

JStock, Open Cubic Player, XMLTV, Presage, KeePassX, Tubularix, Pasang Esmas, Fritzing, Di, Padre (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

Ubuntu: Work in the cloud

Kiss your memory stick goodbye by saving your files online and accessing them from anywhere with a web connection. Plus: KDE keyboard shortcuts. (Andy Channelle)

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Blender: Create 3D models

Here's why you don't need Pixar's budget to create 3D models, animations and games. In fact, you needn't leave your desk to get started. (Bob Moss)

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Par2: Verify and repair files

Here's how to use par2 to generate a small army of error-correction files that can bring your corrupted data back from the brink. (Ben Martin)

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Python: Build a podcast retriever

Learn how to use Quickly, Ubuntu's great development tool, to build and release your own application. (Nick Veitch)

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Mutt: Email on the CLI

Mutt, the command line email client, is arguably far more versatile and configurable than any other email client. (Shashank Sharma)

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 Reviews

CrossOver Games 9.0

Windows compatibility king CodeWeavers updates the playful part of its product line. (Andy Channelle)

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Osmos 1.6.0

Eat or be eaten: it's the law of the wild. We get stuck into a meal of coloured blobs and the bits of the coloured blob that those blobs have excreted. (Alex Cox)

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KDevelop 4

Completely rewritten for KDE 4, KDevelop is back and ready to knock Qt Creator right off its perch. (Graham Morrison)

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MythTV 0.23

Undeterred by previous battles with the ungainly MythTV, we step once more into the breach to dist-upgrade our living rooms. (Graham Morrison)

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MeeGo 1.0

We wonder whether MeeGo - the product of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo - will be the sum of its parts, or a division by zero. (Graham Morrison)

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UndoDB 3.0

Ever feel like a trip back in time to fix broken code? Here's a programming tool that turns the table on temperons. (Nick Veitch)

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Web browsers

On test: Epiphany, Firefox, Flock, Google Chrome, Konqueror, Midori, Opera, SeaMonkey (Nick Veitch)

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 More

News: Building social privacy

Diaspora - a free software project aims to create an open alternative to Facebook. Plus: Alfresco looks at Apache licence; Humble Indie Bundle of games gets lots of money from Linux users; Marvin Computers to start selling Linux systems; WebM builds momen (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: PCLinuxOS 2010

User-friendly KDE distro gets a faster kernel, the best of GTK and 100% more bull. Plus: Tiny Core, Calculate and opinion on Ubuntu's titlebar button placing. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Qt Quick

Clutter's rise to power has been swift, but Nokia isn't giving up the mobile GUI toolkit market quite so easily. (Paul Hudson)

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