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Issue 166 (January 2013) - Survive the zombie apocalypse!

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OK, we`re being a little bit daft about the zombies, but they`re a useful metaphor for all the things that can go wrong with data stored on a Linux box. Partitions go missing, files get deleted by accident, and zombies pull out the plug of your PC just as you`re saving something to disk. It`s bad juju, but with our guide to surviving data disaster you`ll be prepared. Also in the magazine we round up the best new desktop environments, because we`re getting sick of Unity and Gnome 3, we talk to selection of Linux wise men to find out what they think the big issues in free software are, and we also make browsing the web a safer experience with our look at parental controls for Linux. On the tutorial front we build a custom distro for a Raspberry Pi the hard way, learn recursion with Scheme and get coding with the Geany IDE, among others.

On the disc: we have four versions of Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal, and the LXF disaster survival kit. We hope you like it!

 Features

What's going on?

We talk to some of the brightest stars in Linux to see what they think is going to happen in the coming year. (Graham Morrison)

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LinuxCon Europe

Our intrepid reporter braves the lurid world of drink and software. (Chris Brown)

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Think of the children!

Keep your kids away from online nasties. (Mike Saunders)

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Survive the zombie apocalypse

Keep your data safe in any disaster. (Mayank Sharma)

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Sysadmin

Optimisation, and part six of our guide to becoming a sysadmin. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Jono Bacon

LXF chats with Canonicals community manager. (Andrew Gregory)

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 Coverdisc

DVD Pages

Quantal Quetzal and the LXF disaster recovery ket. (Ben Everard)

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Hotpicks

Photini, Transmageddon, Inxi, QupZilla, Fresh Memory, Setconf, Aura Spring 1944 and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (Mike Saunders)

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 Tutorials

Geany

Get to grips with this IDE (Jono Bacon)

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Open Remote

Control your house from ... well, where ever you want. (Koen Vervloesem)

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SSH

Master the Secure SHell (Neil Bothwick)

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TurnKey Linux

Deploy Linux services with minimal configuration. (Mayank Sharma)

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Raspberry Pi Custom Distro

Create a super-fast distro for your Pi (John Lane)

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 Coding Academy

Android: OpenGL

Get to grips with your graphics in your apps. (Juliet Kemp)

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Scheme: Recursion

Keep your functions functioning. (Jonathan Roberts)

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 Reviews

Faster Than Light

not all games are constrained by the laws of relativity. (Alex Cox)

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Rosa Server

A new entrant into the server distro market (Ben Everard)

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Raspberry Pi

We take a look at the latest version of the Pi. (Graham Morrison)

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New desktops

Check out the latest desktop environments. (Andrew Gregory)

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 More

News: The latest news from the Linux world

QT in Berlin, HP invests in the Linux Foundation, GNU, Linus likes KDE, Apple apologises and Steam (Andrew Gregory)

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

Ubuntu 12.10, DEFT Linux, Parsix and the Leikr Linux watch (Susan Linton)

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