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Issue 118 (May 2009) - Get a better Linux!

Whether you're a power user, newbie, hacker or gamer, we find the perfect distro for you

Get the web the way you want with Greasemonkey

World of Goo gives Linux gaming a much needed shot in the arm

On the 4GB DVD: Debian 5 - Lenny is here at last! Plus: World of Goo demo, Clonezilla and more

Tutorials on WordPress, Gimp, Subversion and more

 Features

Find the perfect distro

Power users, newbies, hackers, gamers - whatever your computing needs, there's a Linux distro for everyone. Find out what's best for you. (Graham Morrison)

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Here's Lenny

The new version of Debian stable - 5.0, codenamed Lenny - has been released. We take it for a drive and chew the fat with some Debian people. (Juliet Kemp)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Gobby - the collaborative document editing and chat tool with a pretty colour-coded interface. Plus: scalable backups with BackupPC, and build your own Debian packages. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Steve McIntyre

As the Debian Project leader, Steve McIntyre has a weight on his shoulder. Who better to ask why Lenny arrived later than expected? (Mike Saunders)

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 Coverdisc

Debian 5

Special LXF version from the Debian Project Leader! Plus: Clonezilla, SystemRescueCD, Xfce 4.6, World of Goo demo and more. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

AutoScan-Network, Deluge, Globulation 2, Gwget, Zim, Imagination, Partition Manager, RedNotebook, SDLAsylum. (Andy Hudson)

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 Tutorials

First steps: Sweet Home 3D and WordPress

Remodel your house with Sweet Home 3D, and join the blogospherical masses using WordPress. (Andy Channelle)

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Aspire One: install a new distro

Part 3: Straining at the limitations of the default distro, we beef up the Aspire One with a specially tailored version of Ubuntu. (Andrew Gregory)

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Gimp: iPod fun

Tune into pop culture with Gimp. Our guru creates an iPod advertisement faster than you can thumb your dial. (Michael J Hammel)

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Gedit: Extend and improve

Gedit can be so much more than just a Gnome-flavoured text editor. Explore the potential of this essential tool. (Bob Moss)

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Greasemonkey: Hack the web

The web is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it doesn't work exactly as you want it to. Greasemonkey can help you fix that. (Juliet Kemp)

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Subversion: Get collaborative

Part 5: Do you need to work on files with other people? We show how Subversion can keep you all up to date, and off each other's toes. (Neil Bothwick)

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Clonezilla: Clone your disk

Hard disks die more often than they should. We show you how to use Clonezilla to ensure your data lives on. (Mayank Sharma)

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 Reviews

Acronis True Image

Cloning a disk is tricky business. We try a proprietary solution that works well - but compared to Clonezilla is it Mothra or Mecha-Streisand? (Mayank Sharma)

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Debian 5

Graham has always thought Debian sounds best when pronounced with a French accent - 'de bien'. (Graham Morrison)

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Asgard Shuttle X27

We revisit North mythology to discover whether expensive low-power computing deserves a place in Valhalla. (Graham Morrison)

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World of Goo

Two whizz-kid programmers exit EA, create a game, win awards, and Alex gets to play with some goo as a result. It's a hard life. (Alex Cox)

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Netbook distros

Want to make more of your ultraportable? On test: EeeXubuntu, GOS, Pupeee and Xandros. (Juliet Kemp)

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 More

News: Microsoft and Red Hat make up

Rivals bury the hatchet in the name of customer demand. Plus: Red Hat in JBoss suit; Microsoft calls TomTom out on patents; Novell profits dive; Linux Foundation acquires Linux.com. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Say hello to Lenny

Debian releases 5.0 to great community excitement. Plus: Knoppix Adriane, PCLinuxOS 2009 Beta, Linuxquestions.org Members Choice Awards. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: Moblin

We explain why all Intel Atom-based netbooks could be running a standard open platform in the not-so-distant future... (Bob Moss)

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