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Issue 98 (November 2007) - 48 Linux tricks

Save time, effort and headaches with the best Linux tips ever! Covering KDE, Gnome, Bash, Firefox, MySQL, Apache, OpenOffice.org...

Discover KDE 4 with our inside story of the ultimate desktop

News from LinuxWorld -- report, interview and video!

On our 4GB DVD: media production suite Studio 64 2.0; polished Ubuntu spin-off Linux Mint 3.0 Light; and user-friendly Ark Linux 2007.1. Plus a complete security toolkit (apps and articles), firewall GUIs, Gimp 2.4RC, and much more

Tutorials on tweaking Gnome, archiving files, mixing Mono and POSIX, scripting KDE with DCOP, fixing network problems and virtualisation with VirtualBox

 Features

48 Linux tricks

We all love Free Software, but sometimes it just doesn't work quite how we want it to. Team LXF put their heads together to figure out the top problems that people face on a daily basis, and went about fixing them for you... (Nick Veitch, Paul Hudson, Neil Bothwick, Chris Brown)

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The Road to KDE 4

Years of development have brought the KDE 4 development team to the cusp of a major release. We look at some of the features that have made the final grade, as well as some of those attempts that have fallen by the wayside. (Graham Morrison)

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Interview: Dell's Matt Domsch and Judy Chavez

Dell's new Linux-powered consumer machines are a major step forward for open source on the mainstream desktop. But how did they come about, and what challenges does the company face? (Mike Saunders)

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 Coverdisc

Three complete distros

Dual-booting disc with media production suite 64 Studio 2.0, and newbie-friendly distro Ark Linux 2007.1. Plus: polished Ubuntu spin-off Linux Mint 3.0 Light, security toolkit (apps and tutorials), and much more. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Rawstudio, Simple Docbook Processor, Elastix, Krusader, KardsGT, Atomic Tanks, KBackup, PartImage, rlocate, Kflickr (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

First Steps: Gnome improvements

Tired of Ubuntu's brown or Fedora's bubbly blue? We're here to help you spruce up your desktop and reconnect with your photographic memories... (Andy Channelle)

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Bash: Using the command line

Want to spend time in the shell but don't know where to start? We introduce the procedure of backing up from the terminal. (Rachel Probert)

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Mono: Get back to Unix

Much as C# might feel fresh and cool, Mono sits on top of the ugly beast that is Posix. We make the Unix side of Linux play nicely with .NET... (Paul Hudson)

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KDE: Desktop Art Gallery

We show you how easy it is to turn your desktop into an art gallery with DCOP, Perl and some command-line wizardry. (David Feeley)

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Diagnosing your network problems

If your network is sick, call the Doctor! Luckily, though he can't make house calls for readers, Dr Chris Brown is here to share his diagnostic tips with us all... (Chris Brown)

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VirtualBox: Windows on Ubuntu

Use Ubuntu Feisty to run Microsoft applications under Linux with Innotek's VirtualBox and Windows XP. (Jack Knight)

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 Reviews

Isis PC with Ubuntu

For the second month in a row, we look at a PC that comes with Linux pre-installed. This time, it's a high-spec machine that performs as well as it looks. (N/A)

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TurboLinux Wizpy

No, you've not accidentally picked up the wrong magazine. We really are reviewing an MP3 player! (Graham Morrison)

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VariCAD 2007 2.01

Computer Aided Design on Linux? We can only imagine you want to use this app, unless any ofthe reader suggestions on the Mailserver page impress... (Nick Veitch)

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Penumbra: Overture

Blundering around in the cold, Graham discovers that the partial illumination alluded to in the title of this game is perfectly fitting. (Graham Morrison)

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LinuxMCE 0704

Hankering after something like AppleTV or Windows Media Center Edition for Linux? Then hanker no more - this open source alternative shows great promise. (Graham Morrison)

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Firewall front-ends

A selection of firewall GUIs: FireHOL, Firestarter, Firewall Builder, KMyFirewall, Guarddog, Shorewall (Chris Howells)

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 More

News: They think it's all SCO-ver...

Long-running legal battle ends with a little fizz but no real bang. Plus: Freespire 2.0, Mozilla spins-off Thunderbird, Citrix acquires XenSource, Gnome 2.20 approaching, Lotus 8 and Domino for Linux released (Andy Channelle)

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News: News extra: LinuxWorld 2007

Team LXF pay a flying visit to San Francisco to check out one of the biggest Linux events of the year. (Mike Saunders, Nick Veitch)

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Distrowatch: Arch angel

Arch Linux: a clean, fast distro for expert users. Plus: OpenSUSE 10.3 beta, Parted Magic 1.8, Slackware 12.0 derivatives (Ladislav Bodnar)

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What on Earth: JavaScript 2

Half the world's websites use JavaScript, so why fix what isn't broken? (Paul Hudson)

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