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About Linux Format

News, reviews, features and tutorials - your complete guide to the world of Linux

Whether you've just discovered Linux, or you're a full-time guru, Linux Format has everything you need to make the most of your OS. Published monthly and sold around the world, the leading UK Linux magazine highlights the latest developments in the world of open source, examines new software and book releases, and shows you how to go further with our hands-on tutorials.


Each month, Linux Format includes:

  • All the latest news and analysis from the Linux scene
  • In-depth reviews of new software and book releases
  • Extensive features on apps, trends and the community
  • Revealing interviews with key Linux players
  • Detailed tutorials - from basics to programming

You also get a 4GB cover DVD featuring the best new distros (eg Mandriva, SUSE and Ubuntu) along with stacks of software - desktop apps, development tools and games, to keep you up-to-date. Plus, the disc includes extra guides and tutorials.

Since its launch in March 2000, Linux Format has run tutorials on software development, server management, using KDE to its full potential, exploring, mastering Emacs, and much more. We've interviewed Alan Cox and Larry Wall, and we've run features on speeding up your Linux machine and building your own distro.

See these sample articles (PDFs): fast web-serving, a Scribus review, and a tutorial on user privileges.

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