Linux Format, Issue 159 (July 2012)

Ubuntu 12.04 vs home windows eight: we throw them either to our cruel testers. We've been listening to from Canonical for a while approximately how Ubuntu is making an attempt to draw new clients to Linux, that's why the corporate doesn't look too to be wasting flooring to Mint: it figures that it'll greater than change them with people who find themselves new to pcs and should no longer also have heard of Linux. So why now not examine it with one other working method that's additionally had a renaissance: home windows eight? enable the conflict of the reinvented computing device paradigms begin! additionally within the factor we check with Allison Randal, technical architect of Ubuntu, approximately how the cohesion test goes and the way the HUD matches into Canonical's grand plan, and listen to from the Ubuntu group supervisor Jono Bacon approximately how top to file insects with no making builders are looking to kill you. opt for the easiest package deal supervisor to your Linux process, make a journey again in time with our hands-on advisor to emulating vintage video games consoles, and empathise with the past due nights Graham needed to installed to deliver you the definitive standpoint on MythTV 0.25. All this and extra on your new Ubuntu layout! Er, Linux Format!

Features

Reporting insects - start with this significant technique to give a contribution to the open resource neighborhood. (Jono Bacon)

Turn again Time - Do you lengthy for the honor days of the Amiga? Fancy taking part in these outdated SNES video games back? Then sign up for us as we try out the easiest emulators on the town. (Mike Saunders)

Ubuntu vs home windows - With home windows eight bearing a outstanding similarity to Ubuntu, our testers pit the newest releases from either camps opposed to one another. (Mayank Sharma)

MythTV 0.25 - Graham Morrison selflessly suffers a nightmare install and hours of sunlight hours television so you don't need to. (Graham Morrison)

Sysadmin - Esoteric process management goodness from the impenetrable bowels of the server room. (Chris Brown)

Interview: Allison Randal - How do you get non-technical clients to give a contribution to the luck of unfastened software program? We met Allison Randal to determine. (Andrew Gregory)

Tutorials

File possession utilizing ACLS - deal with who can alter records utilizing entry keep an eye on lists. (Neil Bothwick)

Arduino: Write a few Libraries - within the final within the sequence, we enable you write your personal Arduino libraries and feature extra enjoyable with LEDs (Nick Veitch)

Presentations - Graham Morrison distills a few of the knowledge gleaned from an afternoon on Damian Conway's presentation direction. (Graham Morrison)

Raspberry Pi - If you're eagerly looking forward to the supply of your Raspberry Pi, allow us to get you on top of things with this diminutive equipment. (Jonathan Roberts)

Hacking: Make Your website secure - Get clever to hackers' tips with WebGoat. (Ben Everard)

Coding Academy

Android: neighborhood Databases - Create an SQLite database to construct a to-do record. (Juliet Kemp)

Code recommendations: Compilers - We clarify how a compiler does its magic, and the adaptation among compiled and interpreted languages. (Mike Saunders)

Python: getting to know textual content and Strings - realize that there's not anything simple approximately textual content, and the right way to use Unicode and ASCII with Python. (Nick Veitch)

Reviews

Calligra Suite - We look at the opposite open resource place of work suite. (Shashank Sharma)

CoreBreach - Race anti-gravity spacecraft to earn your freedom. (Ben Everard)

Ubuntu 12.04 - It's Ubuntu's first LTS unlock with cohesion because the default machine, and they've bought it spot on. (Jonathan Roberts)

Package Managers - package deal administration is the final distinction among distributions, yet that is right for you? (Jonathan Roberts)

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News: all of the newest information from the Linux universe

Google vs Oracle, Kubuntu, Steam Linux customer, Linus Wins Millennium expertise Prize, The demise of ACTA, OpenMama aids worldwide capitalism and Mandriva lives on (Andrew Gregory)

Distrowatch: This month's roundup of stories from the vaults of Linux distro development

Rosa is going it on my own, Slitaz reaches four, Snow Linux leaves us chilly, and Canonical announce Ubuntu Glasses ... or do they? (Susan Linton)

What in the world: OStatus

We clarify how the whole world-wide-web can turn into one open, interoperating social community (Marco Fioretti)

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When it comes to the HotPicks test, they don’t fare so well, with none having more than 2 out of the 11 packages. openSuse did better on the HotPicks test, but not by much, managing 3 out of 11. com Abode’s Flash Player, but for most multimedia codecs the user is required to discover the Packman repository. Fedora opts for the legally safer option of not providing access to any controversial packages by default, leaving the user to find them. How you interpret these results will depend on how you feel about free software – if you think that distributions shouldn’t be supporting proprietary software, then choose Fedora; otherwise, pick one of the other four.

No other distribution’s package management system is as good as Arch’s for the average desktop user, even if Ubuntu’s is more attractive to new users. For this reason, we’re crowning Arch as this month’s Roundup champion, followed closely by Ubuntu. Fairly fast, fairly popular, fairly well designed. Fairly average. Over to you... org Looking to turn your hobby into a career? Best learn Yum. A tweaker’s dream, but approach with caution and patience. Also consider... Package managers are one of the few areas in Linux where major differences persist between the distributions.

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