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Issue 18: Coding: Create Your Very Own Software on Ubuntu Coding in Ubuntu.

The Ubuntu repositories are home to hundreds of powerful tools for programmers. In this issue, we look at some of the leading alternatives.

On the DVD: Ubuntu and Kubuntu 13.04 / Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"

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Table of Contents

    Letter from the Editor: Abandon Ship!
    Table of Contents
    Who We All Are: Jono Bacon looks at negative attitudes within the Ubuntu community and how to improve them.
    News
    Ubuntu and Kubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”

Features

    Coding: Despite what some software companies would have you believe, your computer is more than an appliance ... , and being able to program it yourself is what makes it so much more interesting.
    JavaScript & jQuery: JavaScript has developed into one of the most important programming languages. Knowing its fundamentals can lead to mastery of the Web.
    GNU Parallel: With the snazzy little program GNU Parallel, you can make use of the full power of your multicore CPUs through scripts.
    IDEs for Beginners: Visual programming IDEs ease entry into software development with unique programming concepts, simple commands, and special help facilities.
    Screencasts with Shelr: The Ruby tool Shelr transforms the command line into a movie star for friends of the shell.
    Gnome Outreach Program for Women: This highly successful effort to attract women hackers serves as a model for other open source projects.

Know-How

    Gloobus Preview & Sushi: Two small tools can give you a quick preview of document formats, which can save time and make your life easier.
    Scanning Text with OCR: With the use of a small script, you can convert large amounts of scanned text into PDF files that you can then browse in plain text with typical Linux tools – all thanks to OCR.
    Answerbuntu: Mike Basinger explains how to install Ubuntu on a box with UEFI, solves a pulseaudio bug, and helps install NVidia drivers.
    Apt-get vs. Aptitude: The apt-get and aptitude package managers are part of the standard repertoire of Debian and its derivatives. Which one’s for you?
    Anonymous Surfing with JonDonym: JonDonym lets you surf the Internet anonymously without complicated configurations, even from a live stream.
    2D Animation: Animate your cartoons with these cool tools.

Desktop

    Writing with FocusWriter: If you write a lot, you need to concentrate on the essentials. FocusWriter helps you eliminate all the non-essentials on the screen, so you can give the words your full attention.
    Gnome Shell: Not all Ubuntu users are unreservedly enthusiastic about the Unity desktop. If you don't want to give up on the distribution altogether, consider Ubuntu Gnome 13.04
    Conky System Monitor: What's going on in your system? The little helper Conky clearly summarizes the computer’s vital data.
    Avidemux Video Converter: The easiest way to save space for digital videos is to reach for Avidemux and convert them with just a few mouse clicks.
    Math With GeoGebra: GeoGebra breathes life into dry numbers. With a few clicks, you can discover the beauty of polynomials and functions.

Discovery Guide

    Installing Ubuntu 13.04
    Network and Updates
    Package Management
    Multimedia
    Tips and Tricks

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