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Issue 95 (August 2007) - Hardware Guide 2007

We put Linux to the test against graphics cards, printers, joysticks, MP3 players and more. Find out what works and what you should avoid!

On our 4GB DVD: Fedora 7 and PCLinuxOS 2007 -- full distros!

Take a tour around the Linux filesystem and seek out the elusive named pipe

Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens and Eric Raymond defend the upcoming GPL v3

Tutorials on photo publishing, home automation with Cron, PHP on Rails (Akelos), Mono databases and DCOP hacking

 Features

Hardware Guide 2007

Stop! Before you go and splash out cash on new peripherals for your PC, read this guide to find out what works and what doesn't. (Mike Saunders, Paul Hudson)

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Defending GPL 3

Proposals for the GPL 3 have come under fire. But Paul, speaking to Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens and others, believes it deserves support. (Paul Hudson)

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Enterprise support on test

Just how good is the business support of the top Linux distributions? We go undercover as Linux newbies to find out... (David Cartwright)

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The great Linux filesystem tour

Have you got lost in the Linux filesystem? Given up trying to figure out why things are where they are? Join our tour! (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Interview: Jim McQuillan and Ron Colcernian

These two men founded the Linux Terminal Server Project eight years ago. Since then it has become an important springboard for many seeking to gain the power of terminal-based computing at low cost. (Nick Veitch)

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 Coverdisc

Fedora 7 and PCLinuxOS 2007

Two full distros! Fedora sports over 1,600 cutting-edge packages, while PCLinuxOS continues Mandriva's famed ease-of-use. Plus: magazine PDFs, GCC 4.2.0, Firefox and SeaMonkey updates, plus over 70 programs (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Tork, KSquirrel, Clonezilla, Eric, Sturmbahnfahrer, TaxiPilot, Misfit Model 3d, GraphMonkey, PeaZip (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

F-Spot: Publish photos online

Going away for the summer? Why not send the 21st Century answer to the postcard and make everyone jealous? We show you how. (Andy Channelle)

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Akelos: Build a code-lite app

Don't think that just because Ruby has Rails, PHP doesn't. Dynamic programming is at your fingertips with Akelos... (Dan Frost)

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Cron: Automate your Linux box

A Cron job a day helps you work, rest and play. We show you how to configure crontabs and use Anacron to have your system running like clockwork. (Chris Brown)

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Mono: Accessing data easily

There's only so much that XML can do before it starts getting slow and unweildy, so maybe it's about time you tried databases... (Paul Hudson)

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DCOP: Mod the KDE desktop

How would you like a virtual desktop manager for KDE? We show you how to use KDE's powerful DCOP functionality to script one. (Graham Morrison)

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 Reviews

Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro

The Yoggie puts Linux between your laptop and the net. It's small enough to fit in your pocket, and loaded with security apps. We try it out. (Graham Morrison)

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Studio To Go 2

Graham finds a richly-featured recording studio on CD that he can carry with him to compose music whenever inspiration strikes. Lucky world! (Graham Morrison)

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Gentoo 2007.0

Do you need to be a rocket scientist to install Gentoo? Neil tries it without going ballistic. (Neil Bothwick)

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Ballistics

If Planet Penguin Racer doesn't get your adrenaline pumping, we may have found a suitable alternative... (Graham Morrison)

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UndoDB 2.0

Finding bugs in programs is never easy, even if you have access to the source code. Would a time machine help? (Biagio Lucini)

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Email clients

Pick out the best way to stay in touch. Rated: Balsa, Evolution, GNUMail, Kontact, Mutt, Opera Mail, Thunderbird (Chris Howells)

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 More

News: More patent nonsense

How many FUD claims does Microsoft think it will take to bring down the competition? Plus: Dell shares Ubuntu plans; Linspire in Parallels; Red Hat fonts package; Novell San Diego school deal; IBM Power6; CrossOver 6.1 (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Go faster!

VectirLinux 5.8 SOHO - a Slackware-based OS that's prettier and packed with performance. Plus: Ubuntu Studio 7.04, Famelinux 2.0, distro software recentness (Ladislav Bodnar)

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What on Earth: JavaFX

We shine a light on Sun's fresh new brew for rivalling Flash, Ajax and Silverlight interactive web applications... (Paul Hudson)

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