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Issue 144 (May 2011) - Get more from MythTV

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Master the ultimate digital TV platform with our guide to all things mythical

Got an iOS device? Get it working with your Linux machine

Turn WordPress into a full CMS with our guide

On the 4GB DVD: OpenSUSE 11.4 in KDE, Gnome and 64-bit flavours. Plus Mythbuntu 10.10, SpaceChem demo, podcasts and more

Tutorials on network booting, LPI certification, GUI scripting...

 Features

Get more from MythTV

Want to record live TV straight to your computer? We guide you through that most powerful of DVR packages, MythTV... (Neil Bothwick)

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16 things we'd change about Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a popular distro but, like everything in life, it isn't perfect. There's plenty that could be improved, both in terms of software and the way it goes about doing things. We have a few suggestions... (Neil Bothwick)

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Your OS needs you!

Think you're doing your bit for software freedom? Think again! Together we can all work a little bit harder to spread the word, so this issue we're laying down the gauntlet... (Andrew Gregory)

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Project management

The Ubuntu Community Manager shares some tips and tricks on running an open source or community project successfully. (Jono Bacon)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

A new network device naming scheme will be introduced in Fedora 15 to make things more consistent. But is it progress? Plus: the secrets behind the /etc/shadow file, Cron and Anacron. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Orv Beach and Ilan Rabinovitch

Two volunteer's behind Los Angeles's SCALE conference tell us all about their popular Linux expo. (Jono Bacon)

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 Coverdisc

OpenSUSE 11.4 megapack

KDE, Gnome and 64-bit versions of this powerful, popular distro. Plus: Mythbuntu 10.10, CherryTree, HomeBank, SpaceChem demo, games, podcasts and more... (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

EtherApe, Cute CW, Nyagua, Recoll, Bangarang, Konstruktor, Scribes, Oolite, Tennix, Robodoc, pf-kernel (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

KDE: Starting from scratch

If superb visuals, top-notch ideas and consistency across applications appeal to you, then prepare to immerse yourself in the world of KDE. (Bob Moss)

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iOS: Linux and Apple devices

Graham takes a bite of the Apple and prepares himself as he gets a 'borrowed' iPhone talking to Ubuntu. (Graham Morrison)

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School of Linux: Package management

In this month's class, we examine a topic that all administrators have to deal with: package management. Read on to learn how it work in RPM and Deb flavours. (Mike Saunders)

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Working with Wordpress

If you need to bash out a blog quickly, very little comes close to Wordpress. And it's a great content management system too. (Andy Channelle)

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Bash: Add GUIs to the shell

The command line is where the power lies, but you may need to share it with people who can't be trusted to type. Let's weld the two together. (Nick Veitch)

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Rescue: Recover from disaster

A well-planned rescue system can make the difference between a happy machine and a brick. We scout out some solutions. (John Lumby)

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 Reviews

OpenSUSE 11.4

The distro's fans have waited with bated breath for its first release after the sale of Novell. We're happy to report that it's business as usual. (Mayank Sharma)

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Zotac Zbox DVD

A mini writers takes on a mini PC. Is this multimedia-focused box going to have a long and happy life under Mike's PC? (Mike Saunders)

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Bibble 5.2.1

Bibble is the best bet for photographers who want to give up Windows or Mac OS X. We find out if it's up to professional standards. (Adam Oxford)

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OpenShot 1.3

Our distinctly non-linear editor takes a trip to the cutting room to turn 260 hours of footage into five minutes of something worth watching. (Nick Veitch)

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SpaceChem

Make transitional chemicals, shuffle atoms and play with bonds in this elemental puzzler. Alex dons his regulation safety goggles. (Alex Cox)

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Graphical plotters

On test: Grace, Jgnuplot, KAlgebra, KmPlot, Kayali (Marco Fioretti)

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 More

News: Split future for Qt

Nokia sells commercial side of framework to Digia. Plus: Fedora 15 details; Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot plans; Android overtakes iOS; Novell adopts Red Hat's Spacewalk; HP plans to offer WebOS alongside Windows. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: OpenSUSE 11.4 - continuing the lizard blizzard

It heralds the future, partially by becoming the first major distro to come with LibreOffice. Plus: Linux Mint 10 KDE, Bodhi Linux, and the AppStream universal package manager. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Zeitgeist

Why keep records of what you do with your computer when somebody else can do it for you? We introduce Zeitgeist. (Marco Fioretti)

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