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Issue 169 (April 2013) - What is Linux?

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What is Linux? We asked the question, and sent our reporter down into the depths of the OS to find out the answer. But we didn’t stop there. We got a full Ubuntu system running on a Nexus 7, played games on Steam and chatted with Jacon Kaplan-Moss. As usual, we’ve got some great ways to spruce up your Linux system with tutorials ranging from building a smart TV with a Raspberry Pi to commandline music management. Programmers can delight in Django or revel in Ruby in our coding academy. Plus: System administration, build a router, Fedora 18 tested and much more. On the DVD: Fedora 18, CrunchBang!, UberStudent, code from the magazine and the LXF bookshelf.

 Features

What is Linux?

We delve under the surface of Linux to find out what goes into a distro to make the OS we call Linux. (Neil Bothwick)

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Ubuntu on a Nexus 7

We show you how to get Ubuntu running on a Nexus 7 tablet. (Jono Bacon)

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Steam

We celebrate the launch of a gaming service on Linux. (Mayank Sharma)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

ImageMagick and the M from LAMP. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Jacob Kaplan-Moss

We chat to the benevolent dictator behind Django. (Graham Morrison)

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 Coverdisc

DVD Pages

Fedora 18, CrunchBang! and UberStudent. (Ben Everard)

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The best new open source software on the planet

FatRat, Avogadro, Safe-rm, XOWA, CppCheck, Parcellite, GTKDialog, PokerTH, Erebus, LiteIDE, Mednafen, (Mike Saunders)

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 Tutorials

Beets

Manage your music from the commandline. (Shashank Sharma)

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Networking part 2

we build on last month to create a real, working network. (Jonathan Roberts)

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OwnCloud

we introduce a free software alternative to Dropbox, Flickr and many others. (Marco Fioretti)

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RPi TV

Use TVHeadend and a Raspberry Pi to build your own smart TV. (Graham Morrison)

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System Rescue

How to recover your system when things go wrong. (Neil Bothwick)

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 Coding Academy

Code Concepts

We finish our series on recreating cat. (Jonathan Roberts)

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Introduction to Django part 4

We wrap up the series with some tips for common problems. (Jono Bacon)

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Ruby: A little more polish

We move on to modules and blocks, and introduce a few tests. (Juliet Kemp)

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 Reviews

Fedora 18

We take a look at the latest offering from Red Hat's community distro. (Mayank Sharma)

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CuBox

A tiny black box that contains an entire Linux ecosystem. (Graham Morrison)

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LibreOffice 4.0

The number one office suite for Linux gets a little better. (Andrew Gregory)

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ViewSonic VSD220

A 22-inch monitor or a tablet in disguise? (David Hayward)

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XBMC Frodo

Our favourite media centre goes up a version number (Ben Everard)

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Raspberry Pi operating systems

We take a look at the five best operating systems for the Raspberry Pi and see how they compare. (David Hayward)

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 More

News: All the latest news from the Linux universe

FOSDEM, Samsung vs Apple, Google buy Raspberry Pis, Hurd and Half-Life. (Andrew Gregory)

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

Elive, Bodhi, ArchE17 and more. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: WebRTC

It promises to bring real time communications to the web, but what is it? (Marco Fioretti)

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