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Issue 153 (January 2012) - Linux 2013

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Discover the tech that will revolutionise your machine as we delve into what the next 12 months will have in store for Linux, from desktops and distros to APIs

On our disc double-pack you`ll find full versions of Fedora 16 and OpenSUSE 12.1. That`s 6330 packages alongside all our other great content

DIY Hackery - We visit Free Geek, Portland`s hidden warehouse of innovation

Tutorials on PHP, creating a USB distro and stop-frame animation

Our Coding Academy includes projects on Python, Android and Perl



 Features

Mozilla: More than a browser

Mozilla, the maker of the massively popular Firefox web browser, is about a lot more than software. (Jonathan Roberts)

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Linux 2013

2011 was a big year for Linux, with the kernel reaching its 20th birthday. But how different might things look in 12 months` time? (Mayank Sharma)

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We are Free Geek

Graham Morrison visits a non-profit hardware emporium in Portland, Oregon, that recycles old hardware, gives people new skills and installs Linux on thousands of machines. (Graham Morrison)

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12 reasons to love KDE

Graham Morrison rains positivity onto the world's most configurable desktop and picks out some of its best functions and applications (Graham Morrison)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

We look at the life of Dennis Ritchie. Plus: We ask whether you need to be certified and delve deeper in to /etc (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Arthur Richards

The Wikipedia software engineer discusses money, banner campaigns and his passion for promoting free knowledge. (Mike Saunders, Graham Morrison)

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 Coverdisc

Fedora 16 and OpenSUSE double-pack

With 2 awesome discs with Fedora 16 and OpenSUSE 12.1, alongside all our other great mag content. Install today! (Mike Saunders)

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Hotpicks

Bpython, QBittorrent, Box, Luminance HDR, Zero Install, Winswitch, Pngcrush, Pingus, Netrek, Instantbird, Highlight (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

PHP: Build a Secret Santa script

Why pull names from a hat when you can script it? We show you how to build such a script with PHP CLI. (James Litton)

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Pencil: Produce life-like moving works with this simple tool

Jono Bacon shows us how to get animated on Linux (Jono Bacon)

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Arduino: Make some noise

Music maestro Nick Veitch takes hardware tuning literally and transforms his Arduino into a melody maker in this audibly great instalment. (Nick Veitch)

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Git: Track your files' history

We look at one of the most popular version control systems and show you how to put its functions into every-day use. (Jonathan Roberts)

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Banshee: Tidy up your library

Losing track of all your music and movie files? Let Banshee give you a hand, as we reveal this media manager's secrets (Jonathan Roberts)

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Create your own bootable pen drive

When Android and MeeGo just won't cut it, join us in unleashing the full power of your Linux desktop wherever you go (Bob Moss)

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 Coding Academy

Android: Where am I?

Smartphones enable you to get mapping and location data on the move. Read on for the lowdown on the Android Maps API (Juliet Kemp)

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Code Concepts: Building programs

Learn to break problems into manageable chunks, as we show you how to design a programs (Jonathan Roberts)

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Modern Perl: Build a web app

Dancer is a Perl framework for building web applications. We discover it's an ideal way to expand a simple reading list program (Dave Cross)

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Python: Menus and toolbars

Manage your interface code the way that works best for you (Nick Veitch)

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 Reviews

Blender 2.6

The 3D content creations suite gets a major update. The unusually animated Graham Morrison discovers if that make sit any less tricky to use (Graham Morrison)

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Scriviner

Scribbler Andrew Gregory unleashes his inner Bernard Cornwall with a word processor and project management app for writers (Andrew Gregory)

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Oracle Solaris 11

Graham Morrison wonders whether this is the end or a new beginning for an OS that once threatened Linux (Graham Morrison)

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OpenSUSE 12.1 vs Fedora 16

the two main contenders for the RPM-based distro crown pull on their gloves and clamber into the ring (Shashank Sharma)

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Voxatron Alpha

This Minecraft-inspired arcade shooter looks beautiful in the demos. Jonathan Roberts finds out if it's as much fun to play (Jonathan Roberts)

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Roundup: Business Distros

We put CentOS, ClearOs, Ubuntu Server, Debian and Zentyal to the test (Shashank Sharma)

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 More

News: Barnes & Noble returns fire in patents battle

European Commission talks tough on patents, Ubuntu dumps CDs, Raspberry Pi reveals final recipe and our Qt Developer Days show report (Andrew Gregory)

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Distrowatch: A Slackware Puppy

Starring Puppy Linux 5.3 Slacko in awesome new shape, along with blackPanther 11.1 and Finnix 103 (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: UEFI

A new boot interface that could stop Linux booting in the future (Marco Fioretti)

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