TUX Issue #11 Now Available

Issue number 11, March 2006, of TUX now is available.  Subscribers, you can download this issue here or simply follow the Download TUX button on the right to download the current issue. If you're not yet a TUX subscriber, consider subscribing today for instant access to this issue and many more! 

 
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Issue #11, March 2006: Table of Contents

Home Plate

  • Hydrogen--the Home Musician's Free Drum Machine, Part II by John Knight

Tux Explains

  • Customizing KDE with KDE-Look.org by Jes Hall
  • Customizing GNOME by Dee-Ann LeBlanc
  • Pimping the Fix by Daniel Bartholomew

Suited Up

  • OpenOffice.org Writer, Does More Than Just Word Processing by Kevin Shockey

P2P

  • Without Open Source, What Are Our Choices from Computerized Voting Systems? by Phil Hughes
  • It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Poked in the Eye by Kevin Shockey
  • Letters
  • Q&A with Mango Parfait by Mango Parfait

Reviews

  • Nokia 770 by Kevin Shockey
  • Artwork for Your Linux Desktop by Xavier Spriet
  • Gadget Guy Goes to CES 2006 by Sean Carruthers

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Linspire Mini

I've fished around on their website and AOpen's website and it seems the cheapest you can get one of these (today at least) is around $675 US, and that's on a special 'sale.'

Any idea where the $399 model is or when it might be available? I saw a press release by Linspire around November talking about this product but I've yet to see an actual unit at this price point.

Thanks and I enjoyed the issue! I've been trying to figure out how to spruse up KDE since I made the switch.

JoeWag (not verified) - Sun, 2006-03-19 20:21.

Linux Handheld

If you are looking for something that's more powerfull than Nokia 770 (at least with more storage space to hold programs and music), you should take a look at a sharp handheld called "zaurus" http://ezaurus.com. You can replace the orginal sharp linux rom with others distro like "pdaxrom" if you think that it is not good enough. For details, you can go to http://www.oesf.org/forums/

PS (not verified) - Tue, 2006-03-07 20:33.

Front page link

Could the editors please link to the TUX download from the picture of the magazine on the front? Everytime I come to get the new issue, which have all be wonderful, I click on the link and get a pic of the front cover. Very annoying.

So please, make the front cover link a link to download vs. just a picture.

Thank you,

JT

JT (not verified) - M - , 2006-03-06 09:04.

Great Idea

I agree JT that would make it so much more easier for us the readers!

Britney (not verified) - Fri, 2006-03-10 14:27.

Yeah It's a great idea

Yeah Too Right man i agree that Jt would make it so much more easier for us the readers cuz it's a good idea and yeah

Josh (not verified) - Thu, 2006-08-17 12:57.

what? no girl?!

hey where is the cover girl??
good magzine.. keep it up
but howcome u didnt mention anything about novell's XGL? guess it worth it

Hossam (not verified) - Sat, 2006-03-04 09:19.

Keep up the good job!

Just another thanks to TUX team for the incredible job done so far. I hope you a long and safe journey and I wish to see your lovely eMagazine each and every month in my Inbox.

Ali (not verified) - Fri, 2006-03-03 15:48.

Linux in developping countries

thanks for this great issue.

as about the use of Linux in developping countries, I have written an article about an initiative to bring Linux to the mass market in our country Algeria.

I know it's rather an amateur effort, as english is not my mother tongue, but I want to say that open source is every where.

it's great to be so smart an beautiful;)
Jes keep the good work

mimoune (not verified) - Fri, 2006-03-03 11:13.

Linux in developping countries

thanks for this great issue.

as about the use of Linux in developping countries, I have written an article about an initiative to bring Linux to the mass market in our country Algeria,
http://morphado.blogspot.com, it's rather an amateur effort, as english is not my mother tongue.

it's great to be so smart an beautiful;) Jes keep the good work

mimoune (not verified) - Fri, 2006-03-03 10:49.

March 06 Gnome article

You guys had a great article on customising KDE in this issue. It covered themes, splash screens, mouse cursors, etc. etc.....all in detail. Well Done!

You then had an article laughable titled "Customising Gnome." Basically, all it did was enumerate the options in the system menu and told me how to change a wallpaper. This treatment is pathetic, especially when contrasted with the KDE article immediately previous. I know how to change a wallpaper, thanks. If I want to know what's in my system menu, I'll click on the system menu. The author's KDE bias was blatent.

I like Gnome. (I like KDE too, but a whole lot less.) There are a lot of us. Get used to it.

Mike (not verified) - Thu, 2006-03-02 17:20.

I agree

Yeah, it really could've been better, there should be as much attention to Gnome as there is to KDE. Others should also be mentioned (such as Xfce).

Vincent (not verified) - Fri, 2006-03-17 08:57.

Go John Knight

John Knight, thanks a lot for your articles on Hydrogen, it's great. It's a very easy program, but these articles help me to get even more out of it, I can't wait to lay my hands on it tomorrow. Who knows, maybe some day there will be a great song from me on music.download.com :D. Or maybe not.
Anyway, thanks a lot, just too bad I don't have a mic, otherwise I'd surely try to make a drumkit.
This program is so good, it only has one disadvantage, and that is its unsatisfiable (is that correct English?) hunger for CPU, but that's logical.

Thanks!

Vincent (not verified) - Thu, 2006-03-02 13:01.