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Issue 143 (April 2011) - SysAdmin Secrets

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Tips from the pros to make your Linux box faster, safer and smarter

Upgrade your desktop with KDE 4.6 and Gnome 3.0

Will your next smartphone be a Google Nexus S?

On the 4GB DVD: Debian 6.0, KDE 4.6 Live and LibreOffice 3.3. Plus: Xfce 5.8, games, podcasts and more

Tutorials on KDevelop, Todoyu, ExifTool, LPI certification...

 Features

SysAdmin Secrets

Tips from the pros to make your Linux box faster, safer and smarter: home network security, command line magic, task scheduling and more. (Nick Veitch)

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19 things we'd change about KDE

KDE has courted controversy in recent releases. It's improved now, but it's far from being perfect. We strap on our goggles, dive into the Plasmoidal soup and dredge up some suggestions for change. (Neil Bothwick)

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Inside the AR.Drome

This kick-ass quadricopter is the leanest, meanest flying copy of Linux available. (Graham Weldon)

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Land your dream job

The Ubuntu community manager shares some expert advice on how to get your foot on the open source career ladder. (Jono Bacon)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Think Linus Torvalds wrote the Linux kernel? That's only 0.4% of the story. Find out who else did. Plus: IPMI, and systemd. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Mary Colvig

Mozilla's community marketeer tells us about innovation, culture and much more. (Jono Bacon)

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 Coverdisc

Debian 6, KDE 4.6 and LibreOffice 3.3

Ultra-reliable distro meets a brand new desktop and the future of OpenOffice.org. Plus: Xfce 4.8, HotPicks, podcasts, games and more... (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

KiCad, DMIDecode, Bandwidth, Smartie-utils, Wings3D, Figlet, Din, Kernel Panc, PokerTH, Powertop, Hotot (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

Gnome: Starting out anew

If you've only recently escaped the clutches of another OS then we're on hand to guide you through the Gnome desktop. (Bob Moss)

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Grub: dual boot Linux

Dual-booting is great if you want to run Linux alongside Windows, but what if you want to run two Linux flavours? Here's the answer. (Andrew Gregory)

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Todoyu: Project management

We guide you through setting up Todoyu, a powerful multi-user project management tool that's packed with promise. (Shashank Sharma)

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School of Linux: Partitioning

Our class now turns to the filesystem layout, partitioning and shared libraries. And yes, there's a test at the end! (Mike Saunders)

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ExifTool: Sort your pictures

Badly organised photo collections can induce enough stress to make you sick. Thankfully, we've found the cure. (Marco Fioretti)

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KDevelop: Build an application

We combine two of the hottest releases from the world of KDE, along with Qt, to build a shiny new text-editing Frankenapp. (Graham Morrison)

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 Reviews

Google Nexus S

The successor to the Nexus One finally touches down, but has it been worth the wait? We evaluate Google's second Android handset. (Damien McFerran)

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Lugaru HD

Alex continues to repress the memory of Percy's demise at the claws of hutch-mate Schredder, despite this creative stab at 3D rabbit scrapping. (Alex Cox)

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Debian 6.0

Bob casts a lingering glance towards this free-spirited distro and wonders if it should become his new squeeze or just leaves him cold... (Bob Moss)

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KDE 4.6

The seventh release of KDE 4 is here. Are the team still trying to innovate, or is usability now a key feature? (Neil Bothwick)

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Crossover Pro 10

Another release from the prolific Codeweavers makes installing the odd Windows app simplicity itself. (Andy Channelle)

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LibreOffice 3.3

This OpenOffice.org fork is all set to become the de facto office suite on mainstream distros. (Mayank Sharma)

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File managers

On test: 4Pane, Dolphin, Nautilus, PcManFM, Rox-Filer, Thunar (Marco Fioretti)

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 More

News: One store to rule them all?

Distro vendors team up and start planning a unified app store for Linux. Plus: Honeycomb kicks off the tablet war; Narwhal talks up Qt equality; Dell and Ubuntu cloud partnership; VMware goes after Google; IBM Watson takes on Jeopardy. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Ubuntu happenings

The rumour mills about mobile continue to turn. Plus: Foresight Linux Development, MiniNo, and Mandriva-Mythware (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Gnome Shell

Andrew grabs his fishing rod, grows a silly beard, pulls on a funny hat and casts his line into the future of the Gnome desktop. (Andrew Gregory)

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