Issue #18: Free From XP / Aug 2014
Cover Theme: 18: Free From XP
DVD: Fedora 20 Desktop Edition and LXDE Spin (32- and 64-bit)
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FREE FROM XP
Keep your old computer running after the Windows XP expiration
Welcome to a special single-volume bookazine with all the information you need to escape the Windows obsolescence carousel and start a new life with Linux.
On the DVD: Fedora 20 Desktop Edition and LXDE Spin (32- and 64-bit)
Installing Fedora 20
Check your hardware, back up your data, and install Fedora 20.
One of the first things you’ll need is a connection to the Internet. We show you how.
Get Started with Fedora
Take a grand tour of Fedora to jump-start your journey.
Security on Fedora
Manage security and stay safe in Linux.
Partition your disk to prepare it for a new operating system.
Find and install the software you need using Fedora’s software repositories.
Lightweight LXDE Desktop
The LXDE desktop environment is perfect for older or less powerful hardware.
Prepare your Fedora machine to play and stream music and videos.
We show you how to deal with some common issues in Linux operating systems.
LibreOffice Office Suite
LibreOffice offers all the basic functionality of the Microsoft Word office suite.
Master the most important application on your computer: the browser.
We show you how to manage your email, calendar, and contacts more efficiently with Evolution.
Shotwell Photo Manager
Process, retouch, and organize your photos with Shotwell.
Photo Processing with GIMP
Touch up your digital images with the GIMP image processing tool.
Gaming with Wine
Wine runs your favorite games by implementing Windows APIs.
Game Engines and Platforms
New game engines usher in a whole new era for Linux gaming.
Linux, an emulator, and a joystick are all you need to play classic computer games from the 1980s and 1990s.
Should you trust an online service to store your online passwords?
New B+ board lets you build cool things without the complication of a powered USB hub.
Redmond rushes in to root out alleged malware haven.
New initiative will bring futuristic virtual reality effects to the web surfing experience.
Dyreza malware launches a man-in-the-middle attack that compromises SSL.
New cloud combines worldwide access with local attention to data security.
FOSS community acts to protect freedom of choice for laptop devices.
Authorities in 16 countries take action against users of the imfamous BlackShades malware tool.