Linux Format 161 On Sale Yesterday - Upgrade Your PC Today!


Upgrade today: take the fear out of buying new hardware.

We've been benchmarking, testing and generally doing time-consuming things for this issue, sifting through piles of SSD's graphics cards and other bits and bobs to find what works best with Linux. To be honest, it's been a massive pain in the behind, which is a good thing: we've taken one for the team, so when you come to upgrade your Linux machine you'll be able to stand on our shoulders and things will Just Work.

In other news, we're blown away by Trine 2 (if you have any love for wizards and knights you really should try it today), talk to Canonical's CEO Jane Silber about what direction Ubuntu's going to take now that it's no longer the world's favourite distro, and dissect a hard drive to find out what makes it tick. Our intrepid Staff Writer Jon Roberts bravely boosts his CV with a Red Hat training course and sysadmin qualification to find out whether it's worth the money (and what it can do for your job prospects), plus we've insight and techie tips on PHP, Python, FreeNAS and more.

On the DVD:Give Rosa, a newbie-friendly Mandriva spin from Russia, a go, try out Fedora's LXDE spin or revive old hardware with Vector 7. Plus FreeNAS and the Phoronix Test Suite Live (and much more!).

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Your comments

Ubuntu no longer the world's favourite distro?

When did that happen? Says who? Distrowatch? Pfft.

Ubuntu no longer the world's favourite distro?

Then who is? Linux mint?
Um... isn't mint simply ubuntu with a different desktop?

I made it to the mag again!

I got a question printed!!!

Great Job

with issue 161. I've been toying with the idea of a new desktop and up you pop. Timing was great and the material was thorough and helpful.

See what happens when you bust your posterior. A great issue.

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