Linux Format, Issue 151 (December 2011)

Triumph over the command line - substantial strength is at your fingertips - you simply want to know the best way to use it. Here's the right way to familiarize yourself with the CLI... (Jonathan Roberts)

Recycle outdated package - Neil dusts off a few historical desktops and discovers there's lots of lifestyles left in them but. (Neil Bothwick)

18 steps to raised info safeguard - The jewel on your computer's crown isn't the OS, or the - it's your info, a few of that may be irreplaceable. listed below are a few protection advice. (Neil Bothwick)

Inside Mandriva - Sacked builders, monetary complications and expertise trials - it's been a tricky 12 months for Mandriva. We investigate... (Mayank Sharma)

Dr Brown's Administeria - Server rollouts awesome a nasty chord? allow Ubuntu Orchestra carry a few concord again into your lifestyles. Plus: getting began with virtualisation. (Chris Brown)

Interview: Chase Douglas - Canonical's person interface coder spills the center on squeezing multi-touch into Ubuntu... (Mike Saunders)

File encryption: protecting secrets and techniques - obtained a brilliant new enterprise inspiration you don't wish your rivals checking out approximately? Here's the right way to lock down your computing device. (Jonathan Roberts)

LibreOffice: the way in which with note - Make incomprehensible fonts and peculiar layouts a forgotten footnote with the following pointers and suggestion on rfile concord. (Ben Everard)

Arch: grasp the person Repository - We take on the best elements of the ever renowned Arch distribution and enable you to set up the newest state-of-the-art software program. (Graham Morrison)

Arduino: construct your individual board - bored with inadvertently blowing up undefined? Nick makes a decision to have a move at placing jointly one among his personal - and unearths it's more uncomplicated than he idea. (Nick Veitch)

XBMC: manage a media centre - We can't offer the enormous HDTV or the top-of-the-range surround-sound yet we will assist you construct the electronic media hub to plug all of it into. (Simon Quain)

Build your individual firewall - you'll shield your approach with any outdated firewall yet it's even more enjoyable to build a bespoke Linux-based set up. Here's how. (James Litton)

Modern Perl: music your interpreting - smooth Perl makes it easy to put in writing a database application - say, for instance, to maintain tabs in your books - with no utilizing SQL. (Dave Cross)

Back to fundamentals: utilizing conditionals - Any non-trival software must make judgements in keeping with situations: We clarify coding ifs and buts. (Mike Saunders)

Python: Make customized tooltips - construct an easy operating track participant and upload customized tooltips to the dossier checklist. Nick is the fellow who is aware how. (Nick Veitch)

Android: track at the circulate - within the first of this two-part educational, we glance at MediaPlayer and get a simple MP3 participant up and working. (Juliet Kemp)

Mandriva 2011.0 - Has a transformation of possession stored Mandriva or should still we depend at the neighborhood fork? we discover out what a distinction a yr makes. (Bob Moss)

FlightGear 2.4.0 - Alex clips on his epaulettes, downs a brief whiskey, and straps himself into the cockpit for the most recent instalment of this vintage indie flight sim. (Alex Cox)

Qt writer 2.3 - a massive IDE replace provides Graham one much less excuse for resurrecting KAlbum. (Graham Morrison)

RawTherapee 3.0 - The digital camera mat now not lie, however it may be obstinate with the reality. we find the main terrifying approach to torture photos into confession. (Adam Oxford)

Email consumers - On try: Evolution, KMail, Thunderbird, Claws Mail, Zimbra machine (Shashank Sharma)

News: Ubuntu to move per month? - Canonical dev indicates revitalising distro's free up cycle. Plus: Ubuntu developer portal; KDE earnings from summer season of Code; Microsoft strikes to fasten out Linux with UEFI; Casio will pay Microsoft for correct to take advantage of Linux; purple Hat unearths surprising development. (Andrew Gregory)

Distrowatch: Mandriva 2011 - An previous kernel, a brand new RPM and a wierd machine characterise the new-look distribution. Plus: Arch Linux 2011.08.19, Fedora sixteen, KDE five bobbing up. (Susan Linton)

What in the world: don't tune - notice tips on how to continue advertisers off your path with the newest searching privateness function. (Jonathan Roberts)

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