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Issue 80 (June 2006) - Libre graphics

From drawing to DTP, open source tools are the future for professional design

 Features

Libre graphics

Adobe, Corel, Quark et al had better look over their shoulders - free software is catching up with them. We went to the first Libre Graphics Meeting, a landmark event for open source. (Nick Veitch)

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iFolder in 10 minutes

Never back up again: we show you how to synchronise files over the network with Linux. (Paul Hudson)

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A taste of freedom

The next version of Richard Stallman's Gnu General Public License is being offered up to public scrutiny. Graham Morrison takes a sip of the GPL 3 first draft, and discovers why the debate has only just got started. (Graham Morrison)

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Interview: Brian Behlendorf

A lot of us take Apache's dominance in the server room for granted. Brian tells LXF how it came to pass. (Graham Morrison)

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Interview: Greg Mancusi-Ungaro

First Novell opens up SUSE, then it goes for Gnome, and now it wants to be like Switzerland? The company's director of marketing for Linux and open source explains all. (Mike Saunders)

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 Coverdisc

Double-sided 8GB DVD

Fedora Core 5, Damn Small Linux, Games Knoppix, Looking Glass 3D Live, Morphix, SUSE Linux 10.0 Live, Ubuntu 5.10, Gnome 2.14, Thunderbird (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

BlinkenSisters, Gnash, GtkShots, LnBlog, Protoeditor, ReactOS, Smb4K, VirgoFTP, VoR, Workrave (Mike Saunders)

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 Tutorials

Create video soundtracks

Add music, a voiceover or both to your videos with Kino or MainActor. (Andy Channelle)

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OOo Basic: Use Macros in Writer

Mark Bain laughs at the puny humans who can't use word processor macros. Now you can too! (Mark Bain)

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Regular expressions

Find your way around regular expressions, and go looking for genomes. Maybe. (Chris Brown)

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PHP: Offer Gettext translation

Here's an easy way to add multilingual support to your scripts. Powodyenia! (Paul Hudson)

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Encryption: Secure filesystems

You don't need an Enigma machine to keep your information safe. We show you how to encrypt your USB stick and laptop data using Fuse, EncFuse and a little module called dm-crypt. (Graham Morrison)

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Boot speedups

With a few tweaks, you can halve the time it takes your machine to boot up. (Mike Saunders)

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 Reviews

Amarok 1.4

We wonder if this update of an old classic is a Tubular Bell too many. (Graham Morrison)

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KOffice 1.5

The office market in 2006 offers challenges and opportunities. But can KOffice deal with either? (Andy Channelle)

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Damn Small Linux 2.3

Want to resurrect that old mid-nineties PC? We examine a distro that fits into 50 megs. (Mike Saunders)

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Seapine Surround SCM 4.1

Someone seems to have forgotten to check in the improvements to this release. (Paul Hudson)

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Gaim 2.0

Thanks to 15 hard-working Summer of Code winners, an injection of features and a new design sensibility, Gnome's instant messaging client can Kompete with the best of them. (Paul Hudson)

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Moneydance 2006

Graham Morrison accounts for every penny with this cross-platform competitor to GnuCash. (Graham Morrison)

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Live distros

Rated: Damn Small Linux, Games Knoppix, Knoppix, LG3G Live CD, Morphix, SUSE Live, Ubuntu Live (Richard Cobbett)

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 More

News: Mandriva dumps Duval

Mandrake creator victim of financial problems he foresaw. Plus: Parallels virtualisation, KDE Akademy 2006, Ippimail, Firefox vulnerabilities, Second Life for Linux, Amanda, Samba 4 preview (Andy Channelle)

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News: News extra: Novell Paris event

Novell is getting closer to Windows in more ways than one. We check out the previews of SLES and SLED 10 (Mike Saunders)

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Distrowatch: Knoppix 5.0

Live distro adds Mono, Java and limited Gnome support. Plus: Fedora 5, SUSE 10.1, Ubuntu 6.06, Berry Linux 0.68 (Ladislav Bodnar)

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What on Earth: XGL

A desktop that looks like it's made of blancmange? (Paul Hudson)

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