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Issue 69 (August 2005) - Play retro games

Blast away with all-time arcade classics!

 Features

Emulate!

Dust off the greatest games ever made - then play them using emulators for the Amiga, Spectrum, C64, Mega Drive, SNES, Arcade machines and more. (Mike Saunders, Nick Veitch, Neil Bothwick, Richard Drummond)

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Linux at Wimbledon

Others may end up with the flowers, champagne and silverware at Wimbledon this week, but in the background Linux is doing all the hard work. (Nick Veitch)

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Battle of the distros: SUSE vs Mandriva

Mere hours before his wife is due to give birth to their first child, Andrew Hudson takes some time out to argue with his brother Paul about whether it's Mandriva Linux or SUSE that rules the Linux desktop roost... (Paul Hudson, Andy Hudson)

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10 backup rules for business

Don't grieve over lost files - follow these tips for a strong backup strategy and you and your data need never be parted. (Nordine Kherif)

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Competition: Sudoku

Write a GUI program to solve Sudoku puzzles and win a share of £500! (N/A)

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Interview: Alan Cox

He has the beard and the attitude to match - Alan Cox is the archetypal kernel hacker, and he's here to talk to you. (Nick Veitch, Graham Morrison)

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 Coverdisc

Kanotix, Ark Linux and Arch Linux

Plus: Omnis Studio, Critical Mass, AbiWord, KOffice, audio editors... (Neil Bothwick)

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HotPicks

Autopackage, EduKator, Epylog, Freeciv, Glest, Jackbeat, Kile, OneFinger, PerlPanel, Smb4K (Mike Saunders)

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 Tutorials

Upgrades: Get more from KDE 3.4

Drop shadows! Transparent windows! Always-on apps! We bring all these KDE riches and more to your desktop. (Andy Channelle)

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Gimp: Work with transparency

Michael J Hammel reveals his surrealist side for this transparency workout. (Michael J Hammel)

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Subversion: Using a client

Part 2: You've set up a Subversion repository - now get back to work using Subversion as a client. (Graham Morrison)

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Emacs: Compile from source

Part 1: Test your install skills and roll your very own Emacs. (Biagio Lucini)

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PHP: Curses on the console

We find out there's a reason why this library is called curses... (Paul Hudson)

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Perl: Variables and operators

We explain Perl's scripting components in episode 1... (Marco Fioretti)

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 Reviews

Debian 3.1

After years of waiting, we finally get the chance to see if Sarge is worth its stripes. (Richard Drummond)

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EKOPath 2.1

Biagio likes Mflops. He really, really likes them. Question is, does this compiler give him enough? (Biagio Lucini)

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Fedora Core 4

Andy would love to take his hat off to the Fedora Project (sorry) for this release. But he can't. (Andy Hudson)

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Darwinia

Paul Hudson plays God - mwah ha ha haa! (Paul Hudson)

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Opera 8

While rumours of porting the kitchen sink into version 8 proved false, we discover that Operasoft has squeezed pretty much everything else into its latest release. (Andy Channelle)

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Oxygen XML Editor 6.0

The well-formed and completely valid Nick Veitch structures his opinions on this commercial editor. (Nick Veitch)

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Audio editors

Rated: Audacity, Freecycle, FreeWheeling, Glame, ReZound, Sweep, WaveSurfer (Graham Morrison)

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 More

News: Nokia opens patents to Linux kernel writers

Goes on record to exempt community from infringement, but Stallman fears smokescreen. Plus: Cuba's open source revolution, IBM Academic Initiative and Red Hat Academy, What The Hack, nine leave OSDL, Intellibuild (Andy Channelle)

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What on Earth: Open Carpet

While Novell is bringing Linux software distribution to the enterprise, Open Carpet brings integration to the humble software developer. (Richard Drummond)

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