TUX Issue #16 Now Available

Issue number 16, August 2006, of TUX now is 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 #16, August 2006: Table of Contents


  • The Truth about Installing Applications Programs  by Phil Hughes
  • Slogging through the Murky Swamp of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act  by Kevin Shockey
  • Letters  by Various
  • Q&A with Mango Parfait  by Mango Parfait

Home Plate

  • Amarok  by Jes Hall
  • kdetv  by Colin McGregor

Suited Up

  • Scribus In-Depth Tutorial  by Donald Emmack

Tux Explains

  • A Beginner's Guide to Kino  by Donald Emmack
  • KPlayer  by Dmitri Popov


  • Picasa Breaks the Google Linux Embargo but just Barely  by Daniel McCarthy
  • Google Earth Linux  by Dmitri Popov
  • Review of Slackware  by Daniel Bartholomew

Next Month

  • TUX compiles our biggest gaming issue ever: Puzzle collection, Classic collection, and more...
  • Get an adrenaline fix with Doom 3, Quake 3 and Gorky 17
  • Reviews: Xandros 4, WINE, Cedega 5.1 and Point2Play

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Next Issue

When will the next issue of Tux be released? I am realy looking forward to it.
Will you also write an article of Pardus Linux?

Pardus Lover (not verified) - Sat, 2020-08-26 14:09.

Gentoo Live CD review

In your P2P section, someone request for a Gentoo Live CD review.

I would recommend you take a look at RR64 or RR4
I did not try it myself, but apparently its a full Gentoo install in 20minutes.
I am a Gentoo user myself but did not had to reinstall yet. but I definitely would like to check it out.

I think, RR4 might be suitable for TUX readers.

somekool (not verified) - M - , 2020-08-21 02:02.

Ech, lay off!

Guys, lay off the bagging will ya? Nerds can be the most critical people in existence....

puffy-cream cake (not verified) - M - , 2020-08-07 20:57.

Ech, a Linux fan who

Ech, a Linux fan who confuses the words nerd and geek.

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-09 05:20.

Please clarify the two terms

Please clarify the two terms for those of us unenlightened. :)

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2020-08-10 22:58.

Well Now

Interesting that with the new issue out there is not one substantive comment about the content. With the exception on noting a less obnoxious Mango.

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2020-08-04 10:50.

That's because the content

That's because the content is not worth talking about.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2020-08-05 02:06.


Are you OK Mango? I am worried about you. You seem to have lost your natural offensive, antangonistic style that we all love. Maybe it is the pizza that your boyfriend Otaku is feeding you instead of sushi. I don't know. Anyway, I have the perfect man for you. His name is Luis, and he works for PC Format magazine in the United Kingdom. You should read the things that he says sometimes, you two are quite alike. You can read some of his scibblings here. I am sure that you will learn to love the English weather. One little problem: he doesn't like Linux. In fact, he detests it, but I am sure that you can use the old Mango charm on him. If indeed you find true love with him, I would like to be invited to the wedding. Your children will be beautiful but very rude. I am not so sure that is a good thing.

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2020-08-03 11:03.

Re: Mango

This is part of the publisher's strategy for a paid subscription rag. How can Mango continue to be her usual offensive and obnoxious self and charge the public for it?

No one wants to read and pay for the mindless rants of a self absorbed teeny bopper personality.

Mikey (not verified) - Thu, 2020-08-03 12:36.

A somewhat 'rude' suggestion..

Maybe they can change her name to 'Mango Pre-Paid'... :x

An - ymous (not verified) - Fri, 2020-08-04 06:59.

Change the Name?

Any consideration given to changing the name of this to K-Tux? That way anyone looking for a balanced presentation of Linux options will know that this is a KDE centric publication and that discussion of Gnome is not tolerated.

Mikey (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-02 07:09.

I agree that the major part

I agree that the major part of software presented in this magazine are Kde one's. The reader should have the right to choose his desktop softwares.

These are great Gnome media center applications:
http://banshee-project.org/Main_Page (music player)
http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/ (music player)
http://www.fluendo.com/elisa/ (Media center)
http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer (cd ripper - include in Gnome by default)
http://www.jokosher.org/ (similar to apple garage band)
http://www.diva-project.org/ (video editor)

I find that gnome apps are more well integrated in the desktop, but thats my opinion !

Guillaume (not verified) - Fri, 2020-08-11 07:35.

Very good. K-TUX it is -

Very good. K-TUX it is - with less readability than a TUCS cracker.

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-02 08:05.

Dead download link


I am a great fan of your publication, but i am trying, unsuccessfully, to download the latest issue of Tux for the last 2 days.

Could you please repare the link to the latest isue?

GeorgeSK (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-02 05:04.

Its OK now, thanks for the

Its OK now, thanks for the quick remedy.

GeorgeSK (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-02 05:16.