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by Koen Vervloesem
FreeNAS is a popular FreeBSD-based operating system for network-attached storage (NAS). Thanks to the easy-to-use web interface, you don’t have to know anything about the FreeBSD base under the hood to share your files…

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by Dmitri Popov
digiKam has earned a reputation as the most powerful and comprehensive photo management solution on Linux. But does the upcoming version 2.0 offer enough to keep digiKam ahead of the pack? We put the latest release through its paces…

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by Koen Vervloesem
This lightweight distro could be the perfect match for your netbook or for that old computer you’ve refurbished. Find out why Mark Shuttleworth has seen fit to welcome Lubuntu into the official Ubuntu family…

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by Gareth Halfacree
Can Axigen’s cross-platform messaging application match the might of Microsoft’s popular Exchange suite? Gareth Halfacree puts it to the test to find out…

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by Russell Barnes
Jolicloud, the leading cloud-based netbook and ‘recycling’ OS, has undergone another point release to address problems and add features. Russell Barnes reveals all…

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by Dmitri Popov
Ubuntu 11.04 is one of the most controversial and highly anticipated releases of the popular Linux distro. And the first beta of Natty Narwhal gives you a chance to preview many of its innovations – including the brand new Unity interface…

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by Dmitri Popov
What, another Ubuntu-based Linux distro? Yes, but Elementary OS is meant to be something more than just an Ubuntu spin with a different wallpaper. We take a brief look at the new distro to see whether it lives up to its original promise…

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by Dmitri Popov
After a lengthy public beta period, Mozilla has finally released version 4 of its popular web browser. Linux User kicks Firefox 4’s tyres and peek under the bonnet to find out whether it was worth the wait…

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by Koen Vervloesem
Debian Squeeze lives up to its name as the “universal operating system”: with the big number of supported architectures, the experimental FreeBSD architecture and its completely free kernel, this distribution keeps standing out from the crowd. It’s not plain sailing, though, as Koen Vervloesem discovers…

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by Koen Vervloesem
Do you want to run the newest software like KDE 4.6 and LibreOffice 3.3? OpenSUSE 11.4 has it all on offer, and if you’re really impatient there’s even a rolling updates repository in the form of Tumbleweed. Koen Vervloesem investigates…

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by Michael Reed
Tiny Core is a light and modular Linux distribution. Its main purpose is to allow the easy construction of simple but powerful appliance-like desktops. Michael Reed tests the latest release…

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by Russell Barnes
Canonical’s new frontier is the potentially lucrative dual boot market. With Ubuntu Light Canonical is offering swift boot times, access to media in Windows partitions and the fastest route to the internet possible on small form factor computers. Russell Barnes investigates to see if it’s ready for prime time…

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