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Issue 173 (August 2013) - Escape Google

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Create your own cloud, migrate to your own email system, maybe even build your own social network: a lot of us have been thinking about doing it for a while, but we've lacked the incentive to make the effort for relatively little gain. Well, we now have all the incentive we need, as it becomes clearer every day that our 'private' information is a commodity for sale like everything else. Follow our guide to online freedom and you'll never be sold to advertisers (or the NSA, or GCHQ) ever again. On a lighter note, we hear from Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton about his plans for the future, learn about the sterling work of electronic freedom fighters the EFF and take a peek into the murky world of KDE development. There's also brain fodder in the shape of Lisp, MariaDB , Ruby On Rails, Cuda, Raspberry Pi and LibreOffice tutorials, along with the healthy dose of insight, love and passion that characterises Linux Format.

On the DVD:Debian 7, Mageia 3 and Sabayon. Plus: Tutorial code, answers, a complete copy of Linux Format issue 64, and more.

 Features

Escape Google

Liberate your personal data from the companies that want to steal your e-mails, photos and friends, and take over your life. (Neil Bothwick)

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The next generation of KDE

Find out why there will be no KDE 5 (Stuart Jarvis)

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Inside the EFF

We investigate how the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is protecting us from dodgy megacorps and surveillance-happy governments. (Mike Saunders)

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All the latest news from the Linux universe

Australia chooses ODF, Debian goes into orbit, Sailfish phones, Linux Foundation gains new members and Tracktion 4 comes to Linux. (Andrew Gregory)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Scammers, network reconnaissance, UUIDs and swap space. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Eben Upton

LXF chats with the father of the Raspberry Pi (Graham Morrison)

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 Coverdisc

On the disc

Debian 7, Mageia, Sabayon and more (Ben Everard)

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The best new open source software on the planet

RText, TMSU, Cosmosmash, NCDU, Typer, Ascii Design, ZedLog, Tower Toppler, Converseen, Crayonizer, QMentat (Mike Saunders)

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 Tutorials

MariaDB

Scale out a database for increased speed and security. (Jonathan Roberts)

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CUDA

Give your processor a break and get your graphics card crunching numbers. (Ben Everard)

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Libre Office

A guide to style (Andrew Gregory)

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Quota

We show you how to set filesystem quotas for different users. (Neil Bothwick)

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Raspbian

Install this distro on your Raspberri Pi (Graham Morrison)

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 Coding Academy

Dabble with Lisp

We dip our toes in one of the oldest programming languages. (Juliet Kemp)

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Ruby on Rails

We get a little help from Ajax, CoffeeScript and SASS to make our websites look a bit better. (Gavin Montague)

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 Reviews

Debian 7

After a long wait, a shiny new version of the world's most respected distro is here, but does it keep up the quality? (Mike Saunders)

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Gizmosphere Explorer

A small x86 board challenges the Raspberry Pi. (Ben Everard)

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Mageia 3

One of the youngest popular distros turns three. (Graham Morrison)

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Mint 15

Can Mint continue its desktop dominance? (Ben Everard)

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Roku LT

We get our hands on a tiny online media streaming box that manages to pack a lot of free content. (David Hayward)

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Ubuntu spins

We take a look some of the best Ubuntu derivatives that let you use this distro without Unity. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

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

Raring Ringtail, Debian Wheezy, Linux Potpourri and Linux in Space. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Mir

Discover the controversial display server from Canonical. (Marco Fioretti)

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