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Issue 175 (October 2013) - Next Generation Sysadmin

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The world of the system administrator is changing. You can spin up new virtual machines and create RAID arrays with just a couple of commands, pull the strings of multiple server systems with Puppet, use NoSQL to boost your earnings potential and much, much more. And when you`ve done all that you can peek into the world of Arch Linux, find out what it takes to organise your own OSCON/OggCamp-like conference, and get the inside track on how open source is being put to good use at Jolla, the successor to the Meego mobile operating system. All this, plus reviews, tutorials, Answers, HotPicks and more await in your latest Linux Format!

On the DVD:Fedora 19, Tails, and Knoppix. Plus tutorial code, answers, hotpicks and the latest TuxRadar podcasts.

 Features

Inside Arch Linux

Can a rapidly changing, sometimes breaking, bleeding-edge distro really be a serious contender? (Mike Saunders)

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Organise your own event

Plan and execute a local jam, hack day or even a conference. (Les Pounder)

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The next generation of sysadmin

Discover how the job of sysadmin is changing. (Ben Everard)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Unix powertools and ZFS (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Carol Chen

We chat with Jolla's community chief about nokia, Sail Fish and phones. (Ben Everard)

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 Coverdisc

On the disc

Fedora 19, Tails, Knoppix and more (Neil Bothwick)

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The best new open source software on the planet

Worker, TheSSS, Wallpaperd, Fivebit, Fvwm-Nightshade, Pstrings, Stella, British Bingo, PeaZip and MyBill (Mike Saunders)

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 Tutorials

MediaWiki

Get started on your own on line encyclopedia (Andrew Gregory)

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Drupal: connect with visitors

Create a memorable website that engages visitors. (Shashank Sharma)

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Flowblade: Fast clip editing

A fast, efficient and free video editor is out and we show you how to get up to speed with its nippy clip slicing and splicing. (Seth Kenlon)

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Syslog: Set up email reports

Get your computer to contact you when things go wrong. (Neil Bothwick)

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ZFS: Install a new filesystem

We reveal the joys of ZFS (Neil Bothwick)

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 Coding Academy

Build a mixer with Qt and C++

Create your very own audio mixing software quickly and easily using the magic of Qt. (Graham Morrison)

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Back to Basics: DEFLATE

We take a look under the hood of the DEFLATE algorithm for data compression. (Ben Everard)

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A quick guide to Go.

Get started with Google's new super-language. (Juliet Kemp)

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 Reviews

Fedora vs Korora

Has the latest Fedora shaken off its past failings, or has it succumbed to its prodigy? (Mayank Sharma)

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Left 4 Dead 2

We fought zombies for weeks to bring you this in-depth review. (Ben Everard)

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LightZone 4

Free at last! (Graham Morrison)

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Raspberry Pi Camera

We check out the first official peripheral for the tiny computer (Les Pounder)

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Music Streaming

Ditch the CDs and listen to whatever you want. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

News: All the latest news from the Linux universe

OSCON 2013, Linus is rude and Canonical phones (Andrew Gregory)

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What on Earth: Pump.io

Get started with open social networking. (Marco Fioretti)

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