A new Ubuntu release always generates a certain amount of chatter
in Linuxland, but nothing compares to the impact of Ubuntu 11.04.
This signals a new direction for Canonical, with the familiar
Gnome 2.x desktop being replaced by Unity, which significantly alters
how we interact with our computers. In our cover feature we show you
how to master Unity, we talk to the developers behind the desktop,
and also probe Mark Shuttleworth for his thoughts too.
Meanwhile, we examine the state of accessibility software on Linux,
take the Google Cr-48 laptop for a spin, and show you 19 ways how
you can contribute to the open source/free software movement. In
our reviews section we look at Epiphany 3.0, Slackware 13.37 and
Zorin OS4, while in tutorials you can learn about Xfce, Firefox 4,
Frugalware and Asterisk.
And don't miss the 4GB DVD: it's an LXF exclusive triple-booting
disc with Ubuntu (including loads of extra packages), Kubuntu and
Xubuntu all rolled into one. We also have lightweight window
managers from our roundup, games, podcasts and much more to explore.
View the full contents list here. LXF146 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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