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Issue 165 (Christmas 2012) - Raspberry Pi Supercharged

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Supercharge your Raspberry Pi. It's project awesome! Take control of your telly, your devices that run embedded Linux and more, as we uncover the potential of the Raspberry Pi. With a bit of patience, a soldering iron and a couple of circuit boards, you can even use one to control an LED display to light up your favourite winter-based religious festival. Also in the mag you can delve in to the labyrinth of patents to get some background on how it all relates to free software, take your first steps with the Django web development framework and create a simple Dropbox clone that you can use without fear the The Man is snooping on your stuff. We look at Bitcoin, we make a mess with Inkscape, and we scratck our heads and wonder why the excellent Ubuntu has taken such a nosedive with its most recent release.

On the DVD we’ve got the latest-and-greatest version of Slackware, the completely free (as in speech and as in beer) Trisquel, the tiny Core Plus and the lightweight AntiX.

 Features

The essential guide to software patents

Get your head around the thorny subject of intellectual property. (Shashank Sharma)

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Supercharge your Raspberry Pi

Find out how to get the most out of this tiny computer. (Ben Everard)

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Free as in ... fun

We take a look at the Liberated Pixel Cup. (Mike Saunders)

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Sysadmin

Doc Brown keeps tabs on kernel development, and continues his series for aspiring Sysadmins. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Monty Widenius

We meet the man who put the M in LAMP (Graham Morrison)

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 Coverdisc

DVD Pages

Slackware, Trisquel, Core Plus, AntiX and more (Ben Everard)

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Hotpicks

MKVToolNix, Glances, Tasque, Midori, O42a, Zathura, Cclive, Trigger Rally, Quabro, John the Ripper and Lazarus (Mike Saunders)

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 Tutorials

Bitcoin: Instant digital money

Learn how to take control of your finds using this peer-to-peer digital currency. (Koen Vervloesem)

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Django

Learn how to build a web app using this python framework (Jono Bacon)

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Unison

build your own version of dropbox to keep your files safe. (James Litton)

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Inkscape

Master effects to create striking pictures. (Nick Veitch)

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Udev

Learn how your Linux system converts devices into files. (Neil Bothwick)

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 Coding Academy

Back to basics: Using an IDE

Because it's never too soon to start using a development environment. (Graham Morrison)

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PHP: Build a DVD Library

Bring together your PHP and MySQL skills to create an online movie library. (Mike Mackay)

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Scheme: The basics

Part one of our new series on this functional programming language (Jonathan Roberts)

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 Reviews

Boston Viridis

We take a look at the first ARM server to hit the racks. (Ben Everard)

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Pandora 1GHz

Our favourite open-source handheld gets a beefier processor. (Damien McFerran)

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Slackware 14

The newest version of the oldest distro. (Mike Saunders)

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Ubuntu 12.10

The Quantal Quetzal under the microscope. (Graham Morrison)

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Virtualisation Apps

Five of the best apps for virtualisation get the LXF treatment. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

News: The latest news from the Linux world

Chromebooks, Samsung vs Apple, KDE, RPi RAM, UEFI, Ubuntu 13.04, Money for Teachers (Andrew Gregory)

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Distrowatch: This month's roundup of news from the vaults of Linux distro development

Ubuntu, RPMs, SimplyMepis and Cotton Candy (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Project Byzantium

A project to help you communicate in a post-apocalyptic world. (Mayank Sharma)

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