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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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by Russell Barnes
Dell’s latest netbook cum sub-notebook boasts the latest AMD technology and dual boots with Ubuntu. We’re still in shock, but have pulled ourselves together long enough to bring you a full review…

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by Russell Barnes
Can ViewSonic upset the establishment with an affordable tablet inspired by Apple’s iPhone 4? Russell Barnes puts the 7″ Android-powered ViewPad 7 through its paces in an effort to find out…

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by Russell Barnes
Pinguy OS 10.10.1 offers an optimised build of Ubuntu with an even greater focus on ease of use and functionality for the home user. Russell Barnes takes it out for a quick spin to see how it performs…

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by Russell Barnes
If you’re looking for an original take on small-form-factor open source computing then you’ve come to the right place…

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by Russell Barnes
The promise of a hardware companion for the popular open source media centre Boxee has interested us since its original announcement. Let’s see how the final product stacks up against expectations…

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by Russell Barnes
In recent years Popcorn Hour has become the face of open source media playback and streaming. We take a look at the latest offering in the A-210 and see what exactly Sybas has been up to since the C-200…

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by Russell Barnes
Another month, another Android tablet release. This month it’s Toshiba’s turn to enter the fray with the Folio 100. Russell Barnes puts it through its paces…

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