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Issue 180 (February 2014) - Extra strong Mint 16

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Is the latest release of the popular distro enough to make you switch? We find out!

We also show you how expand your Raspberry Pi with some of the best add-ons available, and we investigate equality and the open source community.

Also in the issue we talk to Matthew Garrett about cloud storage, UEFI and fruit flies, explore the OpenStreetMap project and review the best hostage storage services.

As usual we also have top-notch coding tutorials, the latest reviews and more, only in Linux Format.

On the DVD: OpenSUSE 13.1, Clonezilla 2.2.0-31, hot picks, tutorial code and a lot more!

 Features

Linux Mint 16

Linux Mint goes from strength to strength, with a dedicated community behind it. Is 2014 the year for you to try Mint? (David Hayward)

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Beyond the Raspberry Pi

Expand your Pi with our pick of add-ons. (Les Pounder)

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Equality and open source

Are some more equal than others? We investigate. (Jono Bacon)

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Interview: Matthew Garrett

We speak to the former Linux kernel developer about cloud security, fruit flies and Microsoft's not-so-evil Secure Boot. (Andrew Gregory)

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Dr Brown's Administeria

Dr Brown looks at Linux statistics, Cygwin and an armchair view of the internet. (Chris Brown)

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 Coverdisc

On the disc

OpenSUSE 13.1, Clonezilla 2.2.0-31, hot picks, tutorial code and a lot more. (Neil Bothwick)

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The best new open source software on the planet

PyCharm, Pandoc, Nightingale, Truecrypt, Bleachbit, FlightGear, AlienArena, MuseScore, FreeMind, Tupi (Joe Jordon)

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 Tutorials

OwnCloud 6

We explain how to use OwnCloud Documents. (Neil Bothwick)

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PiFace

How to expand the scope of your Raspberry Pi project. (Les Pounder)

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Host your own website

Mayank Sharma shows us what can be achieved with a Raspberry Pi, an Apache server and your fingers. (Mayank Sharma)

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OpenStreetMap

Learn how to contribute to this fantastic open source mapping project. (Marco Fioretti)

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Set up a static website

We explain how. (Marco Fioretti)

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 Coding Academy

Scratch

Les Pounder shows off an easy to use visual language that’s great for beginners. It’s also been helping kids as young as six learn the basics of programming. (Les Pounder)

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Squeak

Juliet Kemp introduces the object orientated language that has some fantastic educational properties. It’s easy to get started with, but offers plenty of depth once you become more familiar. (Juliet Kemp)

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 Reviews

OpenSUSE 13.1

We’ve got a bit of a mag crush on the latest release. Find out the new features and innovations that have got us excited. (Mayank Sharma)

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Fedora 20 Beta

Another delay to the long awaited distro has prevented us reviewing the final version. We’ve bravely soldiered on with the beta. (Shashank Sharma)

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OpenMandriva

Another KDE distribution that can can trace its lineage to Mandriva. But is there more to OpenMandriva? (Shashank Sharma)

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Netgear ReadyNAS 316

A feature rich and easy to use network attached storage device has us impressed. (Neil Mohr)

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R6250 WiFi Router

Can Netgear create a router that's as user friendly as it is powerful? (Matt Hanson)

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Books

A Female Genius and Designing the Internet of Things (Neil Mohr)

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Hosted storage

Worried about third party cloud storage services? Just make your own! We test five of the best tools to make that happen. (Mayank Sharma)

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 More

News: All the latest news from the Linux universe

Worm warning, Grey coders, German patent ruling. (Matt Hanson)

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What on Earth: OpenStreetMap

We look at the open source collaborative map service. (Matt Hanson)

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