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Issue 99 (December 2007) - 10 great DIY projects

Hack your router, make a booting USB stick, create a render farm, build a security camera system... and much more!

Get involved with your local Linux community by starting a LUG or holding an installfest

On our 4GB DVD: speedy Xubuntu 7.04, secure SmoothWall Express 3.0, plus OpenOffice.org 2.3 and a programming megapack with languages galore

Tutorials on resurrecting old PCs, using PAM, Mono programming and kernel patching

 Features

10 great DIY projects

Create 3D anaglyphs from photos, hack your router, broadcast your webcam, build a Linux media server, child-proof your machine and much more... (Mike Saunders, Nick Veitch, Graham Morrison)

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Get involved

Spread the love - show others why you're enamoured with Linux! Here's five ways to successfully evangelise open source. (Paul Hudson)

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Hot Topics

How do distro ground-troops feel about some of the most pressing issues in Linux today? We stirred up some debate with Debian and Gentoo developers at LinuxWorld 2007... (Mike Saunders, Nick Veitch)

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Interview: Jack Aboutboul

Imagine that you could design your own distro online, just downloading an ISO containin the packages you need... With Revisor, you can. Fedora's Jack Aboutboul speaks. (Nick Veitch)

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 Coverdisc

Xubuntu, SmoothWall, OOo and more

Speedy Xubuntu 7.04, secure firewall distro SmoothWall Express 3.0, and the brand new OpenOffice.org 2.3 release. Plus a vast programming megapack and many more apps (Mike Saunders)

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HotPicks

Cryosleep, Highlight, MikeOS, Transcode, Widelands, Open Movie Editor, CellWriter, Evince, Firewall Builder (Nick Veitch)

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 Tutorials

Lightweight distros

Got an old PC gathering dust? Spruce it up with a small footprint Linux distro and use it as a cutting-edge network computer. (Andy Channelle)

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Experiments with PAM

It's an area of your system you may have overlooked because 'it just works' - but how do pluggable authentication modules actually work? (Chris Brown)

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Files: find what you're looking for

Ever mislaid an item in Linux? That mayonnaise recipe? Emails to Auntie Gwen? That huge file you downloaded? Fear not - help is at hand. (Chris Brown)

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Mono cookbook

Over the last year, we've taught you filesystems, database access, GUIs, XML and networks. Now it's time for you to stretch your wings... (Paul Hudson)

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Patching your own kernel

Patches can revolutionise your system by making everything interoperate more efficiently. Colonel Nick gives you your marching orders... (Nick Veitch)

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 Reviews

SmoothWall Express 3.0

Recycle old hardware and keep the internet bad guys out at the same time... (Neil Bothwick)

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Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery

There's no mystery at all to what makes a good game. Forget flashy 3D graphics or movie tie-ins: it all comes down to level design. (Graham Morrison)

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QNAP TS-109 Pro

We look at a compact network attached storage device that won't look out of place wherever you put it - in the server room or the living room. (Graham Morrison)

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LMMS 0.3.0

Graham is enthralled by what has become the best audio composition platform on Linux for anyone to create a decent tune. Everyone needs a 303! (Graham Morrison)

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Intel ICC 10.0 versus GCC 4.2.1

The two most popular C++ compilers have received a facelift. Are the new features worth an upgrade? Will any of them win new followers? (Biagio Lucini)

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Calendars

Rated: Emacs, Evolution, KOrganizer, Plan, Sunbird, Wyrd (Graham Morrison)

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 More

News: VMware opens integration tools to all

Plus: Microsoft and Novell's interoperability lab (and Silverlight), Google Earth 4.2, Filezilla for Linux, AMD opens up on GPU drivers, SCO wants bankruptcy protection (Andy Channelle)

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Distrowatch: World domination, Ubuntu style

Heralding Hardy Heron in April 2008 and its long-term support. Plus: Mandriva 2008, ALT Linux 4.0, distro forum membership (Ladislav Bodnar)

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What on Earth: CMake

Calling all developers: everyone knows that Make is confusing and antiquated, so join us for a stroll into the happy land of CMake... (Paul Hudson)

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