Surely we don't need to worry about security when we use Linux? Sadly we do, and in an increasingly inhospitable network environment, you need these tools. (Graham Morrison) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
He has transformed the Debian community by putting his money where his mouth is. The result is Ubuntu, but why was it started, where is it going in the future, and what does its success mean for Debian? (Mike Saunders, Nick Veitch) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Afick, Datakiosk, FunBlobReturn, Gnome Power Manager, GNU Wget, Kazehakase, Kdissert, Newton, OpenPKG, The Sheep Killer (Mike Saunders) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Compression: Ark and File Roller
In which a smallerified Andy Channelle spends too long playing with the excellent compression software available on Linux. Dial-up readers: let this be a warning to you. (Andy Channelle) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Gel effects in Gimp
Text doesn't have to be flat. We show you how to use layers, filters, curves and blurs in the Gimp to turn the ordinary into the eye-catching. (Michael J Hammel) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Part 1: Do you need to build a nice GUI front-end for your database? Have you only got ten minutes to do it? Gambas is here to help. (Mark Bain) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
PHP: SimpleXML and XPath
In another cheap attempt to give you all a leg-up in Sudoku bounty, we delve into the use of XML files for fun and profit. (Paul Hudson) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Integration? Check. Customisation? Check. Compatibilisation? Er... The KOffice family work well together, but it's their lack of cross-platform ability that worries us. (Andy Channelle) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Looking for a replacement to ls, mv, cp and rm? No? Well you should be? Here's eight of the best: Endeavour Mark 2, FSViewer, Gentoo, Konqueror, Midnight Commander, Nautilus, ROX-filer, Xfe (Richard Smedley) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
News: The last hurrah for SCO?
Emails whizz by, declarations contradict, and tempers get ever more frayed. Plus: Darwinia delay, Linspire pre-installs, Sun's Linux commitment questioned, $10 million for Ubuntu Foundation, Linux From Scratch updated Linux supercomputers (Andy Channelle) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
What on Earth: Cairo
Actually, it's a vector graphics library that will revolutionise the way Linux applications create graphical output - we'll fill you in. (Richard Drummond) Available as a PDF to subscribers.