Just 700MHz and 128MB RAM gives you a file-sharing, web-proxying, media-serving super box!
On our 4GB DVD: Mandriva 2008 Free, the easy route to Linux with 2,000 new packages. Plus VectorLinux, 30 interviews and more
Help Windows addicts quit the habit with our comprehensive guide
Tutorials on RSS feeds, synchronising data, manipulating photos, Python coding and load balancing
Resurrect your old PC
Nostalgic for your old beige boxes? Don't let them gather dust! Proprietary OSes force users to upgrade hardware much sooner than necessary: we highlight some great ways to make your pensioned-off PCs earn their keep. (Neil Bothwick) Click here to read!
Complete desktop distro - simple installer, 3D desktop effects and powerful configuration tools. Plus: VectorLinux, Damn Small Linux, 30 interviews (PDFs), Flash Player 9, 150 Linux problems fixed, and more... (Mike Saunders) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
GCstar, Genius, Osmo, Indywikia, Gbrainy, Comisat, Tasty Menu, Minirok, Brasero, Kile (Graham Morrison) Click here to read!
First steps with RSS
Change the way you consume blogs, news sources and loads of other stuff with the best technology you've never heard of... (Andy Channelle) Click here to read!
Unison: set up a socket server
Here are some nifty techniques to synchronise data between Windows and Linux PCs, to ease your transition between operating systems. (Joe Cassels) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Is it possible to give up the OOo habit and migrate your work online? Rated: Google Docs, Buzzword, ZohoWriter, ThinkFree, ajaxWrite (Andy Channelle) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
News: The sub-prime battle
The old prediction (year of Linux on the desktop) comes around again, but this time we're right! ASUS Eee, Kindle and more. Plus: Korea unites over Linux; Linspire Click N Run everywhere; Ted Ts'o joins Linux Foundation; Macedonia leads Linux adoption; Re (Andy Channelle) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Distrowatch: Desktop Solaris
Project Indiana - a UNIX with hardware detection, a package manager and GNU Bash. Plus: gOS 1.0, Vixta.org, 2008 distro release calendar (Ladislav Bodnar) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
What on Earth: Classmate PC
Why would children in countries that barely have the infrastructure to feed and clothe their populations benefit from a low-cost, open source laptop? (Mike Saunders) Click here to read!