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Issue 141 (February 2011) - Interoperability explored

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How free software can unite Windows, Linux and OS X once and for all

X is dead - long live Wayland! The new display server explained

Blog better with 8 tools to make updates faster and easier

On the 4GB DVD: Sabayon, CentOS and NetBSD - user-friendly Gentoo spin-off meets industrial strength Red Hat Enterprise rebuild and ultra-portable Unix

Tutorials on photo management, the command line, CakePHP, Drupal 7...

 Features

Interoperability explored

How free software can unite Windows, Linux and OS X once and for all. (Mayank Sharma)

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IPTState

IPTState can reveal who's connected, where, and how much data they're sending. We help you discover where your bandwidth is going. (Ben Martin)

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The story of design and Ayatana in Ubuntu

The community manager for Ubuntu explores the history of the distro's desktop design. (Jono Bacon)

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Get next-generation graphics now!

There's a new display server called Wayland in town, and it's set to send the ageing X Window System into retirement. Want to get an early start with this cutting-edge tech? We guide you through the process. (Alexander Tolstoy)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Linux Standards Base - for devs targeting a range of platforms, the LSB isn't the least significant bit. Plus: learn how DNS works. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Jon Phillips

Jon from StatusNet tells us about open microblogging and Identica, and how they're challenging the mighty Twitter. (Jono Bacon)

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 Coverdisc

Sabayon, CentOS and NetBSD

User-friendly Gentoo spin-off meets industrial-strength Red Hat Enterprise rebuild and ultra-portable Unix variant. Plus: MythTV 0.24, Wine 1.2.1, games, podcasts... (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Hugin, Maitreya, Back In Time, MoneyGuru, Binary Of Babel, Untangle, Viking, 0 AD, Hedgewars, GeoToad, MKVToolnix (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

Photos: Organise a collection

If removing blemishes from photos or hunting through a jumbled heap of them fills you with dread, our expert is on hand to help. (Bob Moss)

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Command line: Power tools

If you refuse to cheapen yourself with swanky new GUI paradigms, join us and fast-track your route to geek nirvana. (Bob Moss)

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The Mike Saunders School of Linux

Looking to get a job in Linux? Take a seat at the front of the class and amass the information you need to get LPI certified. This issue: hardware. (Mike Saunders)

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CakePHP: Build a bookmark site

We wrap up our CakePHP coding series with a bit of Web 2.0 magic, creating a URL bookmarking service. (Graham Weldon)

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Drupal 7: CMS

In the few years since its release, Drupal has become one of the best CMSes ever. We show you how to go live with a Drupal site in minutes. (Claudio Tancioni)

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 Reviews

Linux Mint 10.0

Codenamed 'Julia', the latest version of Mint brings a waft of freshness and non-free media codecs into Nick's otherwise free software world. (Nick Veitch)

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Sun Blast

Journey to the darkest corners of space to fight the most awful monster the universe has to offer... (Alex Cox)

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MythTV 0.24

Is the latest release of MythTV a major step forward or a minor evolution? (Neil Bothwick)

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Devolo 200 AV Wireless N Starter Kit

Graham finally manages to create a wireless hotspot in his loft. (Graham Morrison)

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Oxygen 12 XML Editor

Technical documentation can often be more a case of technical than of documentation... (Graham Morrison)

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Blogging clients

On test: Gnome blog, Tumblweed, ScribeFire, Qumana, Blogilo, BloGTK, Drivel, Deepest Sender (Nick Veitch)

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 More

News: Novell bought out by Attachmate

Separate sale hands Microsoft massive new patent war chest. Plus: KOffice rebranded as Calligra; Gingerbread brings polish to Android; First look at Ubuntu Natty Narwhal; DeviceVM releases Splashtop beta; Red Hat buys Makara. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Natty dread

Ubuntu 11.04 continues to make good progress. Plus: Mandriva vs Mageia, OpenSUSE 11.4, Galbraith Latency patch. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Unity

We explain the new desktop environment that you'll love - or possibly even love to hate - in the coming year. (Marco Fioretti)

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