We all need a change of scenery now and then, so how about a change
of distro? With so much rapid innovation going on in the Linux
world, distros are constantly edging ahead of one another in areas
such as performance stability and ease-of-use. In this month's cover
feature we throw six of the best distros into a pit and let them
battle it out for supremacy. Who's the winner? You may very well be
We've backed this up by putting all six of the distros on a special
8GB, double-sided DVD. On one side we have the full version of
Fedora 15 with almost 3,000 packages - everything you need for a
powerful Linux desktop, development workstation or server. Plus
we have games, tutorials, podcasts and much more.
Also in the magazine: check out our review of Mageia 1.0, the
community spin-off of Mandriva. We look at how the Fedora distro
grows from a bunch of ideas into a fully installable release, examine
the best Android apps, and have tutorials on lightweight distros,
pro photography, cloud file sharing, Gnome 3 tweaking and more.
View the full contents list here. LXF147 is on sale at all good UK newsagents (overseas in the next few weeks), or you can buy a copy online. Even better, get every issue straight to your door at a great price by subscribing!
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