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Issue 88 (January 2007) - KDE 4

Discover the desktop of tomorrow, with inside info, new features and development code on the DVD

 Features

KDE 4 - taste the future!

KDE fans have heard tantalising hints about the major v4 release, but it's still months away. Key KDE developers give you an early preview. (Graham Morrison)

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The 15 best games for Linux

Locked in a cellar with ten PCs and a LAN, Team LXF fought, fragged and flamed to decide the 15 best games ever played on Linux. (Paul Hudson)

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Ruby off the Rails

You've heard of Ruby on Rails - now we introduce you to the power behind it: Ruby, a shining example of a modern high-level language... (Mike Saunders)

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Interview: Jim Zemlin

Open source is about free and open standards. But who actually sets the standards for Linux, and makes sure they are followed? Jim Zemlin has his work cut out... (Nick Veitch)

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Interview: Peter Saint-Andre

Not content with uniting the instant messaging world, Peter Saint-Andre thinks Jabber can go a lot, lot further. (Graham Morrison)

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 Coverdisc

Fedora 6 and Ubuntu 6.10

Huge 8GB double-sided DVD, with the latest Fedora Core and Ubuntu Linux releases. Plus: three features from previous LXFs in PDF format; Syllable 0.6.2; KOffice 1.6, Firefox 2.0, Mono 1.2, KDE 4 snapshot, games, essential libraries (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

RLPlot, Basic-256, Qingy, Gnome Commander, ScummVM, Python Kye, Xvidcap, KFuseIIso, Prefs Hide And Seek, ClamTk (Richard Drummond)

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 Tutorials

Gnome: Tweak your desktop

The additions, refinements and tricks that make the latest version of Gnome so gnice to use. (Andy Channelle)

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Rsync: Create a backup server

Avoid that sinking feeling when you delete a directory of critical files - use rsync for backups. (Maurice Kelly)

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MySQL: Learn PhpMyAdmin

Take your sysadmin skills to the next level, with MySQL and PhpMyAdmin. (Paul Hudson)

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Security: Detect intruders

Add intrusion detection to your systems with Aide and Tripwire, the sysadmin's equivalent of fingerprint dusting and, er, tripwire. (Chris Brown)

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Mono: Work with files

Now that you're warmed up with namespaces and object-oriented programming, we should you how to code something useful... (Paul Hudson)

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RPM: Build your own packages

Packaging isn't just for Christmas. Learn how to make software install like it should all year round, by bundling it up as an RPM. (Nick Veitch)

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 Reviews

KOffice 1.6

The KOffice 1.x project gets one last stab at success before the team concentrate on version 2. (Andy Channelle)

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FreeBSD 6.2

Powering websites the world over, FreeBSD hides its fast, reliable light under a server-shaped bushel. (Mike Saunders)

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Arkeia Network Backup 6.0

Trusting to luck is not the Linux way. Does this software give enterprise data extra protection? (Chris Denton)

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Parallels 2.2

VMware used to be expensive, but now there's a free version to saturate the marketplace. We find out how Parallels is coping with that challenge... (Paul Hudson)

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DLAN 200 AVdesk

Plug in, turn on and surf's up - at some 200Mb per second - with the latest Devolo network kit. (Nick Veitch)

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Content management systems

Need a website? We check out the latest CMS packages to help you build one. Rated: Drupal, Joomla, Mambo, Midgard, Plone, Typo3 (David Coulson)

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 More

News: Sell-out or saviour?

Novell signs agreement with Microsoft to push mixed-source solutions and share patents. Plus: Java GPLed, Adobe releases Tamarin, PS3 Linux, Oracle Unbreakable Linux. Extra: LinuxWorld UK show report (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: Trash /bin

GoboLinux 013 - an alternative distro with a novel filesystem. Plus: Mandriva Linux 2007, gNewSense, distro exporters (Ladislav Bodnar)

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What on Earth: Microformats

Want to embed even more information into your HTML? Here's the lowdown on a set of data formats to make content richer. (Brian Suda)

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