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Issue 146 (July 2011) - A New Ubuntu

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Ubuntu 11.04 is here - discover how Unity is going to change the way you use your desktop

Switch to a lighter window manager in our roundup

See how Linux is open for everyone with its accessibility features

On the 4GB DVD: triple-booting Ubuntu 11.04 megapack with LXF-enhanced Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu. Plus software, podcasts, tutorial code and guides

Tutorials on Xfce, Asterisk, LPI certification, Frugalware...

 Features

Ubuntu 11.04: A new dawn?

The groundbreaking new release heralds the rise of the Unity desktop. (Mayank Sharma)

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Canonical

We talk to some of the key players at Canonical who helped to bring Unity to Ubuntu 11.04. (Jono Bacon)

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19 ways to do your bit for open source

It is undoubtedly 'good' to give back to a community you take so much from, and by doing so you can also help to improve the software that you use, for yourself and for everyone else. (Neil Bothwick)

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Go Google Gadget!

We get our hands on Google's Cr-48, a prototype Linux laptop designed for the web and world domination. (Jonathan Roberts)

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Power to the people

How do you use a computer if you can't see the screen, hear the speakers or hold a mouse? The lead developer of the Vinux accessibility distro finds out. (Anthony Sales)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Drowning in log files? The Splunk "search engine for operational intelligence" could be the answer. Plus: XML for administrators. (Chris Brown)

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 Coverdisc

Triple-booting Ubuntu 11.04 megapack

Exclusive LXF-enhanced Ubuntu 11.04 disc that also boots Kubuntu and Xubuntu variants. Plus: 64-bit Ubuntu ISO, Tiny Core, games, podcasts, guides and much more. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

The Powder Toy, Caesar's Code, Enable Viacam, Synergy, Vertigo, Vulture, Movgrab, Creepy, Parted Magic, Audacity (Alex Cox)

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 Tutorials

Xfce: When less means more

If you're looking for a desktop that can breathe new life into old kit then let us immerse you in the world of Xfce. (Bob Moss)

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Firefox: get the most from 4.0

The latest version of our favourite open source web browser should be in your distro's repository by now. (Andrew Gregory)

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School of Linux: Advanced CLI techniques

Part 6: After mastering the basics of the command line it's time to move on to advanced tricks and techniques. (Mike Saunders)

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Frugalware: Getting started

Distros that offer installation DVDs rarely deserve a standing ovation. Frugalware Linux is a wonderful exception. (Shashank Sharma)

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Control calls with Asterisk

We show you how to get started with the communications server Asterisk and then how to use it to connect to the outside world. (Jonathan Roberts)

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Server Admin: Customisation

Building on last month's tutorial, we show you the easy way to extend your system installation and update some basic security settings. (Stuart Burns)

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 Coding Academy

Python: Making music

Our musical maestro tries to carry a tune with the amazing Python Thingatron. And demonstrates the power of Pygame in the process. (Nick Veitch)

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Android: Menus and ringtones

Last month we demonstrated how to set up, produce and test a basic countdown timer app. Now we're ready to make it to a little bit more... (Juliet Kemp)

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Arduino: Getting started

Creating useful things with your Arduino is easier than you thought. We start the series by adding sensors to your hardware. (Nick Veitch)

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 Reviews

Epiphany 3.0

Can Gnome's default browser compete with the major players? We take the latest iteration for a spin. (Jonathan Roberts)

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Slackware 13.37

Nick, our resident slackness expert, checks out this charmingly-titled release of the most venerable Linux distro. (Nick Veitch)

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SecureCRT 6.7 beta

The cross-platform graphical remote administration tool is now available for Linux. (Shashank Sharma)

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BlueGriffon

Ambitions of becoming a professional web designer? Here's a new web editor that could help you. (Marco Fioretti)

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MIMO Mini-Monster Touch Monitor and GuiPlug

We look at a pair of Linux devices that finally bring touch control within your reach. (Graham Morrison)

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Zorin OS4 Business

We remember blond Bond villain Max Zorin. Will the Zorin OS4 team have a similar impact on Silicon Valley (or Clevedon Business Park)? (Ben Robinson)

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Lightweight window managers

On test: Enlightenment, FVWM, Openbox, Ratpoison, Window Maker (Marco Fioretti)

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 More

News: Cloud-based netbook is a smart Alex

Google and Samsung announce the release of the first commercial Chrome OS machine. Plus: Google loses $5m lawsuit; Oracle hands over OpenOffice.org to a new organisation; long-term support for SUSE users; new package combines Ubuntu, Android and Chrome. (Andy Channelle)

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News: News Extra: Gnome Asia Summit 2011

We travel to Bangalore for the fourth Gnome Asia Summit and hackfest, just before the launch of Gnome 3. (Mayank Sharma)

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Distrowatch: Make way for the new contender

GhostBSD 2.0 - third release in a year for this relative newcomer in the easy-to-use BSD clone market. Plus: Puppy 5.2.5 and Trisquel 4.5 (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Plasma Active

The KDE project aims to get its wares in front of more users than ever before. (Jonathan Roberts)

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