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Issue 135 (September 2010) - Firefox: the next chapter

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Comes with free mini-book: Paul Hudson's PHP Coding Academy!

Can free software's biggest success story take on Google Chrome and win?

BitTorrent clients get put to the test in our roundup.

Upgrade your Bash skills with our all-new tutorial series.

Get Ubuntu Netbook Edition and Slackware 13.1 on your free 4GB DVD.

Plus tutorials on Gnome 3.0, ImageMagick, Procmail and more!

 Features

Firefox: the next chapter

The darling of free software is facing a threat, and it's from a former ally. (Graham Morrison)

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Certified for Linux

We go back to school and join students learning Linux skills at university level. (Paul Hudson)

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Get started with Launchpad

We test drive Launchpad, a powerful place to produce software. (Jono Bacon)

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Hugin: stitch perfect panoramas

Learn how to stitch dozens of photos into one huge image. (Nathan Sanders)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Tweak Ubuntu to your liking, and learn to copy files in any number of ways. (Chris Brown)

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Interview: Kurt von Finck

We talk to Kurt about MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle and vodka. (Jono Bacon)

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 Coverdisc

Triple-distro disc

Ubuntu Netbook Edition, Slackware 13.1 and Linux Gamers. Plus: KOffice 2.2, Firefox 4 snapshot, Gnome Do 0.8.2 and GParted 0.6.0. (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Eagle Mode, Rakarrack, jGnash, Knitter, Dfeta, Scribus, VirtualBox OSE, Widelands, SDL Sopwith, Pybag, Bleachbit. (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

Be more productive with mouse gestures

Mice can do so much more than point, click and scroll. We reveal more things you can do with your desktop friend! (Andy Channelle)

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Gnome 3.0

Want to try Gnome's attempt at refreshing the GUI? Well, now you can! (Iain Gray)

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Task management

We show you how to manage your projects using free tools on the web and the Linux desktop. (Bob Moss)

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Test your performance

Are your upgrades and tweaks really boosting the performance of your setup? Find out using benchmarks! (Bob Moss)

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ImageMagick tips and tricks

We're so keen on the command line that we even edit images there - and now you can too! (Shashank Sharma)

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Bash: fast and simple scripts

Making useful Bash scripts is easy, so why not have a bash yourself? (Nick Veitch)

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Procmail: email power up!

If you want your email to be perfectly organised, we have the ideal filtering system for you. (Shashank Sharma)

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 Reviews

Home Accountz

Home users have a hard time keeping track of their cash, but this software makes it so very much easier. (Bob Moss)

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Eschalon: Book 2

We're the kind of strange people who actually enjoy starving to death while fighting rats in a dungeon. (Alex Cox)

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Eclipse 3.6

Once bloated and overrated, we shed new light on the one development environment that has set out to rule them all. (Nick Veitch)

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WordPress 3.0

The world's most popular blogging software has CMS ambitions. (Andy Channelle)

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Qt Creator 2.0

A month after the release of KDevelop 4, we review its arch-nemesis. (Graham Morrison)

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KOffice 2.2

KOffice is getting better all the time, but KDE has moved on without it. Is there still a place for this office suite? (Andy Channelle)

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BitTorrent clients

On test: Deluge, KTorrent, Monsoon, qBittorrent, Torium, Transmission, Vuze. (Nick Veitch)

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 More

News: Red Hat reveals new cloud services

Red Hat continues to buck economic trends and unveils its new product line up. Plus: command line control for Google, Mandriva upheaval, Shiva 3D gets upgraded for the Android and more. (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Ubuntu 10.10 approaches

Users' appetites whetted by early planning reports. Plus: OpenSUSE 11.3 and Fedora 14. (Susan Linton)

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What on Earth: WebM

Google's new patent-free codec could soon make it on to a web browser near you. (Bob Moss)

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