You don't need a PhD in computer science to hack the kernel - everyone can help to make it better. We show you how. (Greg Kroah-Hartman) Click here to read!
Dr Brown's Administeria
All change for upstart: how Ubuntu 9.10's boot process has changed and its documentation improved. Plus: the life of a datagram. (Chris Brown) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Interview: Stormy Peters
We tracked down the executive director of the Gnome Foundation to ask her views on KDE 4, marketing, and, of course, Gnome 3... (Paul Hudson) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Linux Mint 8
Move over Ubuntu - your little brother has joined the big leagues. Plus: FreeBSD 8, Tiny Core 2.7, Inkscape 0.47, OpenShot 1.0, Thunderbird 3, podcasts, games and more. (Mike Saunders) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Google phone unveils a host of new features for version 2.1 of its mobile OS. Plus: Google Docs adds cloud file storage; new features for Amarok; rebirth of the netbook at CES; Sony releases open source shader, Linux.com jobs area. (Andy Channelle) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Distrowatch: Linux Mint 8
Small incremental changes to this smart Ubuntu derivative ensure system stability. Plus: SimplyMepis and PLD betas, Puppy-based distros, who uses Ubuntu stats. (Susan Linton) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
What on Earth: SPDY
We purrsuade spead freak Marko to slow down long enough to tell us how Google is going to rewrite the web to make Lolcats even faster. (Marco Fioretti) Available as a PDF to subscribers.