TUX Issue #17 Now Available

Issue number 17, September 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 #17, September 2006: Table of Contents


  • Why Is Linux So International?  by Phil Hughes
  • What Will It Take for Linux to Become a Mainstream Option for Gamers?  by Kevin Shockey
  • Letters  by Various

Home Plate

  • Classic Linux Game Roundup: Lbreakout2, Pingus and SuperTux  by Bill Kendrick and Melissa Hardenbrook
  • KDE Edutainment  by Donald Emmack
  • GCompris  by Dmitri Popov
  • Doom 3 and Quake 3, or Nightmares Spoken Here  by Colin McGregor
  • Gorky 17  by Thomas Hedden
  • Linux Puzzle Games  by Dmitri Popov

Suited Up

  • Running Windows Software on Linux with CrossOver Office  by Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Tux Explains

  • Cedega 5.1  by Jay Kruizenga
  • Wine 0.9.17  by John Knight


  • Xandros 4: the Platform for Your Digital Life  by Jay Kruizenga
  • Freespire 1.0.2  by Colin McGregor

Next Month

  • TUX gives you a new weapon, SpamAssasin, for your battle against spam.
  • How to use KMail for managing e-mail messages through filters.
  • Use smart folders and extensions within Thunderbird to increase productivity.

Web Editor - Fri, 2020-09-01 11:14.

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I like Mango, a lot

I get that people don`t like her, well.. she`s an acquired taste, it`s not something that you like the first time you try it.. I hope she´s back for next issues.. I`ve been reading TUX from day one, and will continue to do so.. I will suscribe soon enough, `couse it just can`t get enough.. Excelent work!!

OBI-1 (not verified) - M - , 2020-09-18 14:47.

Why all the Mango hate?

She was absolutely my favorite part of your magazine. I liked her writing style. I liked the info she would supply. I just can't believe why everybody seemed to have a problem with her. I would anxiously ingest each of her articles.

Although informative, your magazine has lost a lot of its 'bite'.


Chaz Kiser (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-26 09:30.

Comments List

Why is the comments list arranged from newest to oldest?

When I click on the option to change it and then click save my screen blinks out as it should and the order of the list does not change.

It makes far more sense to be able to read the first comments first.

I'm working in W2K at the moment as I'm forced by circumstances to use Adobe InDesign and I've not had time to play with Wine.

Been a Simply Mepis user since April this year and love it!

Go Linux!

J-Alta-K (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-12 06:51.

You do have your problems

You do have your problems don't you bunky.

Mikey (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-19 14:41.

A true statement...

Tux is Crap.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-12 16:50.

Comments List

Okay! Make a liar of me. As soon as I posted my previous comment the list resorted itself.

Go figure.

Love Tux. I read it all. And if there's something that desn't interest me I just skim it.


J-Alta-K (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-12 06:55.

Subject for the mag

I would love to see an article about Linux for Kids.
Here is what I would like to see:

- Which distro? I know there is a version of PCLinuxOS for children, are there any other ones?
- Which apps? Is there a simplified office suite for instance?
- A list of games, and especially educational games.
- How to teach the GUI and basic CLI? Are there any resources, such as CBT's or books?


Jeje (not verified) - M - , 2020-09-11 14:41.

Why Keep Mango

Keeping Mango is the obvious choice, because those who do not like her can just not read the column, duh. Anyone who cancels thier sub is just talking nonsense. I do not stop shopping in a store if the sell things I do not like, I just don't buy those things, and only purchase what I like. Judging by some of the other posts to this topic, I can see some people refer to her as Margo, which makes it obvious that they don't even read the column, and just like to complain. Give me a break, even if I did not like the column I would not suggest you remove it, or express my pleasure in its removal, because other people may enjoy it.

Jayfree (not verified) - Wed, 2020-09-06 07:36.

Mango MUST be BACK!!!!

Her collimn was the only part of the publication that I ALWAYS liked. If she isn't back be the next issue - I won't even read it and unsubscribe at once!

And all those who didn't like her did so because through here jokes she managed to show them for what they really were - a bunch of dunderheads.

And by the way - since when are you a gaming magazine?

it-s (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-05 11:40.

Yes I agree, Mango sucks

I like everything about this magazine, its very good resource for novice and experienced Linux users. I just didn't like Mango Parfait's section.

Rudy (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-05 09:42.

Mango Parfait out, yes!

Thanks for taking out the "Mango Parfait" section. It was ridiculous, absurd for a this magazine.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-05 09:25.

Four to One

Well, I was going to fire her but four out of five comments support her so I guess we will have to keep her around. :-)

Ok, seriously, some other committments that Mango had caused her to not be able to get her TUX column done on time. She will be back next month.

Phil Hughes

fyl - Tue, 2020-09-05 09:16.

ahhhh much happier

As I said in a previous post, Mango was someone that grows on you. At first her articles annoyed me but she definatly grew on me. I am very happy to hear she isn't gone for good. Those articles really keep the magazine from being a dry techy/geeky magazine.

devlin (not verified) - M - , 2020-09-18 09:16.

Mango Parfait

Please, do keep her. Her articles were always very instructive.

Those who wishto do so can always overlook her articles, but only because a few complain the rest of us shouldn't be made to suffer the consequences of their disfavour.

Bring her back, please.

Armando Barreiro

Armando Barreiro (not verified) - Tue, 2020-09-12 13:23.

Nice mag , but i am missing Mango Parfait

Hi there,
Your magazine is great and i am reading it since about one year now ...one of the best sections is mango parfait ....but nothing in the Edition. What happened? I hope she will be back next edition...
Thanks for your feedback,

r.matheis (not verified) - Sun, 2020-09-03 09:09.

Also missing Mango Parfait

I'm also missing Mango Parfait. She brought so much fun to Tux.

Jure Repinc (not verified) - Sun, 2020-09-03 14:08.

Thank You

Thank you so much for eliminating the ever obnoxious Margo.

Mikey (not verified) - Sat, 2020-09-02 07:16.

Hey what happened to Mango?

Hey what happened to Mango?

At first I didn't care for Mango at all but s/he grew on me and now I look forward to reading the articles. I was really disappointed when I recieved my latest issue and found no Mango....

Is Mango gone for good? If so I may reconsider my subscription. Though its a good magazine Mango kept it from being a dry tech magazine.....

Devlin (not verified) - Sat, 2020-09-02 10:34.

Where is Margo?

Margo looks weird sometimes but we really love the Margo Section. Her section is the first thing I read from Tux. I admit to learn a few things from her. Is she came back?

PJ (not verified) - Sat, 2020-09-02 18:54.


I enjoy your articles. Whoever came up with the
formatting is a genius

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2020-09-14 06:15.