TUX Issue #3 Available

Issue number three, June 2005, of TUX is now available.  Subscribers, you can download this issue here or simply follow the Download TUX button on the right to download the current issue. If you're not yet a TUX subscriber, consider subscribing today for instant access to this issue and many more! 

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Issue #3, June 2005: Table of Contents


  • From the Publisher: Does Linux Play well with Others
  • From the Editor: Linux Does Windows
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Q&A with Mango Parfait

Home Plate

  • Tux Paint for Kids
  • iPod and Linux

TUX Explains

  • How to Install MEPIS 3.3 Simply
  • K3b, and Feel the Burn
  • GIMP Chrome and Metal Effects


  • Quasar Accounting
  • Gadget Guy - CES 2005 Edition
  • In Praise of MEPIS Linux
  • Autopackage to the Software Installation Rescue

Carlie Fairchild - Wed, 2020-06-01 18:35.

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Can i get subscribtion if i'm from Russia? :-|

Thank You.
Sergey Starov

Serg Star (not verified) - Fri, 2020-08-19 18:52.


Just click on the Subscribe link and follow the prompts. Subscriptions are free.

fyl - Sat, 2020-08-20 20:21.


Thanks a lot

Serg Star (not verified) - Fri, 2020-08-26 10:06.


I want u to add some columns in ur Issues.I am a newbie so i want u all to help people learn Linux.I know u r doing the same but i am telling about Mastering Linux upto the advanced levels.

Other things u can add are :
*Teach Programming
*Useful Links
*Linux Commands :P
*Free Posters
*If possible CONTESTS :D
*hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................Thats it for now :D


urs is the Best Linux Mag I have ever seen.

Ur new subsciber
Ramchandra Kumble

Ramchandra (not verified) - Fri, 2020-06-17 20:26.

Show Me How To Print!!

Here's a crazy idea. Can you show me how to use my printer so it actually works? Can you tell me about printers that ACTUALLY WORK with Linux? I want my printer to work as effectively as if I just plugged it into my Windows machine. Yes I'm sick of all the problems I've had with Windows, but this makes no sense!

I've been reading and it seems CUPS is mentioned all over the place as a printing solution, but in your tech help section is refered to as Crappy UNIX Operating Systems.

My friend laughed at the editorial about Linux speaking with Mac for printing. "That's because of CUPS," he said, "You know that Crappy UNIX Operating System."

My friend said the real problem with CUPS, is every Linux distributor is changing the default settings of CUPS, so each distributor's software works differently.

He said the changes aren't documented.

I don't want to settle with Windows, but is there really a choice?

Cole Hunter (not verified) - Tue, 2020-06-21 07:48.


Hi Hunter
I've got very informative article about that with examples.
If you want i can send it to your email...
Just hit me at lucy@mail333.com!

Lucy (not verified) - Sat, 2020-08-20 07:28.


Have you tried the KPrinter setup utility that comes with KDE? You can access it by going to KMenu|Run and typing kcontrol. Hit hinter and in the KDE Control Panel go Peripherals|Printers. Click the "Administrator Mode" button at the bottom of the window, and enter your root pass. Then click Add|Add Printer/Class (at the top of the window). You should be on your way to printer success!

If you don't have KDE installed, then access the CUPS admin interface by going to http://localhost:631/admin. When prompted for your password, enter username root, pass . Then click "Add Printer", and see if that works.

If you need more help, either email me or post here!

Hope that helps,

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-06-21 15:17.

My printing problem is fixed

Thanks for your offer to help me. My friend didn't let me struggle for too long before he helped a Linux newbie like me out. He showed me the CUPS website: www.cups.org and said I could find helpful information here (how-to articles, user forum, documentation). I said that was great and all BUT I wanted my printer to do everything it's supposed to do. He took me to linuxprinting.org, and we searched for a working printer I could purchase. I was getting pissed, "Works Perfectly" turned out to be, EXCEPT...

I want it to just print and do everything it was designed to do. Then he showed me ESP Print Pro (www.easysw.com/printpro). "Over 5300 fully functioning drivers," he smiled at me. "Think we can find a printer for you now?!"

Yeah, yeah I've heard that before. Works perfectly, BUT...

I downloaded a demo of ESP Print Pro. Added my Epson Stylus printer and watched it do everything it used to do on Windows.

I'm still not sold on Linux, but I'm starting to get interested!

Cole Hunter (not verified) - Tue, 2020-06-28 10:11.

Subscriber eMails

I love this Mag and hope it continues!

One concern, as a subscriber why am I getting notice that the June issue is availble so many times? I downloaded it the day it came out. I am sure that information is tracked (it should be if not). If I have downloaded it, why keep bugging me to do that? It really is bothersome!

LinuxCDRs (not verified) - Tue, 2020-06-07 06:31.

Re: Conversion form windows to Linux

After having read a comment from a reader? About converting there family from The Microsoft iditsequencing to Linux seems too good but I would rather support Linux then Microsoft. I am certain there must a few programs that compare to the Windows world, which our kids seem to have adopted.

This may be a great idea for a future article Linux Conversion from Windows, How too with comparable program Open Office etc.

recoush (not verified) - Thu, 2020-06-02 07:42.

Windows vs. Linux

I'm using Linux. All my family are using Windows.

It was very hard to work on Linux first month for me :-(.

Pop Man (not verified) - Thu, 2020-08-18 11:08.

OK I am confused... Is anythi

OK I am confused... Is anything else as Linux :S ?

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2020-06-03 08:12.

eMule/aMule and BitTorrent download

You can also get this (and previous) issue using the eMule or aMule file sharing app at eMule Content Database.

You can also get it with never BitTorrent clients (like Azureus) that support magnet links and trackerless torrents. Download now.

Oh and BTW, the 160x120px cover image (http://www.tuxmagazine.com/files/tx3cover_160x120.png) is not working.

JLP (not verified) - Thu, 2020-06-02 06:09.

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Carlie Fairchild - Thu, 2020-06-02 06:58.

I agree. Just sign up here. I

I agree. Just sign up here. Its free and you can download it from this site for free as well. Why go to bittorrent or emule or other p2p app to get it, when it isnt from the "official" release site.

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2020-06-02 19:13.