Linux Format 158 On Sale Today - Beat the CIA


Keep prying eyes out of your Linux box – including those of the CIA!

There`s always someone trying to get into your data, whether that be an insurance company wanting to find out how much of a risk you are, a non-evil search engine company wanting to target its advertising at you or a government agency trying to extend the powers of the state onto your hard drive. But help is at hand: with our ultimate guide to privacy and data protection you can keep them all out of your /home folder, whatever their nefarious intentions.

Elsewhere in the magazine we`re full of tips on how to map your perambulations with GPS, impress easily-impressed girls by getting them to touch your Android phone, and expand the limits of your computing knowledge with our roundup of alternative operating systems.

PLUS we blow our tiny minds learning how to make a working CPU out of logic gates, get at terrifying glimpse into the future with Oil Rush, and learn what quilting has in common with Linuxing. All this, plus the usual heady mix of tutorials, in Linux Format 158!

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Digital Editions: Linux Format is available on both Apple's iPhone/iPad/Touch and Android devices through Zinio. You can also purchase individual copies from the Ubuntu Software Centre, although we're still waiting for the current issue to be approved. They must be doing something else today.

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Your comments

Great issue!

Great work on the latest issue. Jon's Build Your Own Computer article was really fun. Any chance a follow-up is in the works?

the war on freedom

And that was the last anyone saw of Spannerotoole... Big brother doesn´t have a sense of humor.

No more lingerie on the magazine back cover

Guys, can we please put better vetting in place for the ads that the advertisers run. Case in point, fasthosts on the back cover of this magazine.

Things like this make it difficult to read your magazine on the tube - its an IT linux magazine, not cosmo!

[Directed at fasthosts] I mean really, how exactly is a lady's bra likely to get me interested in webhosting...

Audacity review

Since I also use Audacity to remove rubish from my podcasts I also needed a compressor to align channels and basically come up with a better end-result. I agree that the build in noise-reduction is a bit too basic however since Audacity also provides a very good plugin system I came accross a multi-channel software compressor which can do miracles. Search google for "chris's dynamic compressor". Have fun.

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