Linux Format logo

Linux Format Archives


 

New! Visit our Linux User & Developer archive (work in progress).

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 and full issues!

Issue 89 (February 2007) - Monkey magic!

Mono unifies Windows .NET and Linux, delivering the killer apps of 2007 to your desktop

 Features

Mono has arrived

The coolest thing on Windows just became the coolest thing on Linux. If you're a user, developer or admin, Mono has something for you. (Paul Hudson)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

10 top Firefox extensions

Firefox can do almost anything, so we find out how far you can push the new 2.0 incarnation. (Richard Cobbett)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Spread your Linux skills

Because sometimes you need to use another OS... We show you how to transfer hard-won Linux knowledge to Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. (Graham Morrison)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Ready to assemble?

When space and CPU cycles are limited, you want to know exactly what your code is doing. That's the beauty of programming in assembly... (Mike Saunders)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Interview: Michael Tiemann

He entered free software through his extraordinary work on the GNU compiler, but his lasting contribution may be for his business brain. (Graham Morrison)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.



 Coverdisc

OpenSUSE 10.2

Ultra-versatile distro for desktops, workstations and servers. Plus: 42 pages of magazine PDFs (networking, graphics software, OpenOffice.org tutorials); Damn Small Linux 3.1; Mono megapack; and over 50 other apps. (Mike Saunders)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

HotPicks

NSPluginWrapper, Goggles, Hardware Lister, FLPhoto, Frozen Bubble, Enigma, JMemorize, Atop, CuteCom, Dissy (Richard Drummond)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.



 Tutorials

APT: Package management

You need new software and you need it now! We dispel the 'applications are difficult to install' FUD once and for all. (Andy Channelle)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Gimp: layers in ten minutes

If you've been neglecting layers, you're missing out on some powerful effects. (Nick Veitch)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Boot Camp: Get Linux on a Mac

Plenty of Linux users have been seduced by Apple's recent hardware offerings. We show you how to get the best of both worlds with Boot Camp. (Graham Morrison)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

MySQL: Speed up your server

Last issue we made it work properly. This month we're going to make it work quickly, adding some go-faster stripes to your database server. (Paul Hudson)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Mono: Build an RSS reader

Do you get worried when you haven't checked Slashdot for five minutes? Read all about it with Mono - it's as easy as 0, 1, 2... (Paul Hudson)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Kernel: Compile your own!

Some say you aren't a real Linux user until you have compiled your own kernel. If you're ready to take it on, we show you how. (Neil Bothwick)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.



 Reviews

Debian 4.0

A graphical installer and modern software are Etch's main features. Will these be enough to bring Debian to the masses? (Biagio Lucini)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

CrossOver Linux 6.0

Does the latest commercial take on Wine finally sound the death knell for Windows? (Alec Meer)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Ardour 2.0

Ardour 1.0 was the first studio-quality recording tool for Linux. We find out how the project has progressed. (Graham Morrison)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

OpenBSD 4.0

OpenBSD claims to be a security powerhouse - but is there any more to the operating system than that? (Mike Saunders)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Damn Small Linux 3.1

Is this the lightest Live CD around, and can you do anything useful with 50MB? (Neil Bothwick)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Sound trackers

After 20 years of development, sound trackers are still going strong. We look at six of the best: CheeseTracker, ChibiTracker, Schism Tracker, ShakeTracker, Skale, SoundTracker (Graham Morrison)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.



 More

News: France's libre revolution

French government votes for Linux desktops. Plus: Birmingham's Linux pilot, Novell distances itself from Microsoft IP claims, RHEL 5 beta 2, Linspire mail service, new look for OLPC (Andy Channelle)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Distrowatch: Music box

64 Studio 1.0a - a new distribution for creative artists. Plus: Vine Linux 4.0 and Xandros Desktop Professional (Ladislav Bodnar)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.

What on Earth: Python 3000

Rewriting a programming language, especially one as popular as Python, is no easy task. But is it time for something completely different? (Nick Veitch)

Available as a PDF to subscribers.





Web hosting by UKFast