Linux Format logo

Linux Format Archives


 
 
 
 


Click here to see all available PDFs. Note: PDFs are (C) Future Publishing and may not be redistributed without permission from the editor. Subscribers: click here to get access to more PDFs, DVDs and full issues!

Articles by Bob Moss

  • Issue 228 - Tutorial: Vagrant VMs made easy -
  • Issue 154 - Tutorial: Scribus: Grand designers - Master flyers, banners and newsletters with help from Bob and our own Effy!
  • Issue 153 - Tutorial: 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
  • Issue 151 - Review: Mandriva 2011.0 - Has a change of ownership saved Mandriva or should we rely on the community fork? We find out what a difference a year makes.
  • Issue 150 - Tutorial: Security: Protect your desktop - Shield yourself from online nasties and arm yourself with all the right tools to fend off a data disaster with our security masterclass.
  • Issue 149 - Tutorial: Backup: Secure your data - Avoid the trials and tribulations of a data-loss disaster with this crash course in backing up all your stuff and recovering lost files.
  • Issue 148 - Tutorial: Wine: Windows apps in Linux - Like it or not, at some point you could well need to run Microsoft Office in your favourite OS. We look at two different ways to do it.
  • Issue 148 - Tutorial: An introduction to Zenwalk - Find your own path to spiritual enlightenment with this fast and efficient distribution. We lift the lid on the Slackware-based Zenwalk.
  • Issue 147 - Tutorial: Mint LXDE: the lighter desktop - Looking for a lightweight option to bring an older machine spluttering back to life? Here are three low-fat distros.
  • Issue 146 - Tutorial: Xfce: When less means more - If you're looking for a desktop that can breathe new life into old kit then let us immerse you in the world of Xfce.
  • Issue 145 - Review: Jolicloud 1.2 - If you've been looking for a user-centric distro that puts the 'net' in netbook, your wait is over.
  • Issue 145 - Tutorial: Email: Using a mail client - Allow us to help you wrest your mail from Google's vice-like grip. Read all your messages in one place with an easy-to-configure client.
  • Issue 144 - Tutorial: KDE: Starting from scratch - If superb visuals, top-notch ideas and consistency across applications appeal to you, then prepare to immerse yourself in the world of KDE.
  • Issue 143 - Review: Debian 6.0 - Bob casts a lingering glance towards this free-spirited distro and wonders if it should become his new squeeze or just leaves him cold...
  • Issue 143 - Tutorial: Gnome: Starting out anew - If you've only recently escaped the clutches of another OS then we're on hand to guide you through the Gnome desktop.
  • Issue 142 - Tutorial: OOo Basic: Automate tasks - Doing the same thing over and over again is boring. Save yourself some time and effort with this guide to macros.
  • Issue 142 - Tutorial: KDE: Build from scratch - If you thought KDE was as innovative as desktops could get, prepare yourself to join Bob on a trip through creating your own install.
  • Issue 141 - Tutorial: Photos: Organise a collection - If removing blemishes from photos or hunting through a jumbled heap of them fills you with dread, our expert is on hand to help.
  • Issue 141 - Tutorial: Command line: Power tools - If you refuse to cheapen yourself with swanky new GUI paradigms, join us and fast-track your route to geek nirvana.
  • Issue 140 - Tutorial: OOo Calc: Better spreadsheets - If numbers, tables and garish three-dimensional charts scare you silly, take a deep breath and allow us to make you a spreadsheet ninja.
  • Issue 139 - Tutorial: OOo Draw: Create images - Whether it's a marvellous work of computer art or simply a diagram you need to produce, we show you how.
  • Issue 139 - Tutorial: Gentoo: Install and use - If you prefer your Linux distributions to have that personal touch, then try this guide to the dark art of the ebuild.
  • Issue 138 - Tutorial: DTP: Unleash its power - If you need to inject some life into dull documents, here's how to create your own attractive templates using open source software.
  • Issue 137 - Review: Jolicloud 1.0 - If you've been looking for a netbook or laptop Linux distribution that shows the rest how it's done, then we think your wait is now over.
  • Issue 137 - Feature: Google Chrome inside and out - Make your browser leaner, meaner and more powerful than ever with our guide to Chrome.
  • Issue 137 - What on Earth: SystemD - Your favourite Linux distro could be booting much faster in future thanks to three dedicated developers.
  • Issue 136 - Review: Mandriva 2010 Spring - Is the latest release from Mandriva enough to keep it relevant? We hope that reports of the distro's death are greatly exaggerated.
  • Issue 136 - What on Earth: Google CL - As Google breaks from the shackles of the web browser, we explain its now command line tool - bringing Google Docs to a shell near you.
  • Issue 136 - Tutorial: RSS: Aggregate popular sites - If moving between your favourite sites bores you, we have the perfect solution to make surfing the web a more efficient experience.
  • Issue 136 - Tutorial: FreeBSD: Spot the difference - Is your ego writing more geek-point cheques than your distro can cash? Then Unix up your life with this hardcore guide to BSD.
  • Issue 135 - Tutorial: Task management - We show you how to manage your projects using free tools on the web and the Linux desktop.
  • Issue 135 - Tutorial:  Test your performance - Are your upgrades and tweaks really boosting the performance of your setup? Find out using benchmarks!
  • Issue 135 - Review: Home Accountz - Home users have a hard time keeping track of their cash, but this software makes it so very much easier.
  • Issue 135 - What on Earth: WebM - Google's new patent-free codec could soon make it on to a web browser near you.
  • Issue 134 - Tutorial: Blender: Create 3D models - Here's why you don't need Pixar's budget to create 3D models, animations and games. In fact, you needn't leave your desk to get started.
  • Issue 133 - Review: Fluendo Media Center - If you've been looking for a great Linux media centre to access with non-free codecs, you may strike gold with this.
  • Issue 133 - What on Earth:  Lernid - This tool could expand your knowledge and broaden your horizons from the comfort of your living room sofa.
  • Issue 133 - Tutorial: Subversion: Track changes - We demonstrate why you don't need to be a kernel hacker to make use of version tracking for work projects and home life.
  • Issue 132 - Review: Bluefish 2.0.0 - A flexible text editor makes web development even easier, but we're still disappointed that we can't easily preview the page as we code.
  • Issue 132 - Tutorial: Base: Organise your data - If you've ever wondered whether there's a more efficient way to manage your DVD collection or contacts list, we can show you how.
  • Issue 131 - Review: Business Accountz - We look at version 10.01 of the top-end Enterprise edition, to determine whether its features justify the hefty price tag.
  • Issue 131 - Feature: ClamAV: Set up antivirus - We continue the security theme by showing you how to keep your Linux system free from viruses and malware.
  • Issue 130 - Review: Mandriva InstantOn - Mandriva releases a stripped-down instant-on solution, but we're left wondering whether less really is more or actually just... less.
  • Issue 130 - Tutorial:  SELinux: Guard your system - Here's how to lock down your Linux system without the added security hindering you as you go about those all-important day-to-day tasks.
  • Issue 129 - Tutorial: Orca: Read text aloud - Whether you need help interfacing with your computer because of a visual impairment or you simply want to boss it about, we show you how.
  • Issue 128 - What on Earth: NAPI - We uncover the reason why the Linux kernel is fast becoming the de facto choice for servers on high-speed networks.
  • Issue 128 - Tutorial: DansGuardian: Web filter - Here how to make sure that using the internet is a safe and education experience for all the family, with a selection of open source tools.
  • Issue 127 - What on Earth: Maemo - Discover how Nokia plans to beat Apple's iPhone. Its secret weapon, as it happens, is a Linux-based OS, packed with features.
  • Issue 126 - Feature:  Shell scripting: automate common tasks - If repetitive operations bore you, here's how to automate them.
  • Issue 126 - What on Earth: Google Wave - Bob looks at the key features of Google's latest web innovation, and explains why it could soon leave email feeling all washed-up.
  • Issue 126 - Tutorial: Email: Set local accounts - If managing your mail is a drag, you can take the power back.
  • Issue 125 - Feature: Remix Linux - Break away from the mainstream - we show you how to tailor Linux for your own purposes.
  • Issue 124 - Review:  Scribus 1.3.5 - Can there really be a competent, cross-platform desktop publishing package that serves both newbies and professionals alike? We find out.
  • Issue 124 - Feature: Power up Linux - With just a few tweaks everyone's favourite OS can be lighter, faster and more powerful. Here's how the experts do it.
  • Issue 124 - Feature: Ubuntu: install almost anything - If you can't wait for the latest and greatest releases, we show you how to beat the crowds and stay one step ahead of the rest.
  • Issue 123 - Book review: Mac OS X for Unix Geeks - Bob jumps into the icy waters of OS X with only this as a life jacket.
  • Issue 123 - Feature: MD5: verify your files - If you've ever wondered if a file is from a legitimate source, we can help negate your paranoia.
  • Issue 123 - What on Earth: Clutter - We clear up the confusion and explain how to tidy graphics code.
  • Issue 118 - Book review: SQL in a Nutshell - Bob wonders if this book will get him out of SQL hell.
  • Issue 118 - 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...
  • Issue 118 - Tutorial: Gedit: Extend and improve - Gedit can be so much more than just a Gnome-flavoured text editor. Explore the potential of this essential tool.


Web hosting by UKFast