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Issue 3: Get Karmic

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, you'll find something you can use in every issue of Ubuntu User magazine. This time we look inside the new Karmic Koala release and show you some powerful tools for the Ubuntu desktop.

Table of Contents


  • Who We All Are: Learn how one Ubuntu LoCo Team came together to help their town.
  • What's New in Ubuntu 9.10: The Karmic Koala release is finally out in the world – find out what's inside.
  • Meet Steve Langasek: Ubuntu's release manager is always at the edge of the next release.


  • Remote Control: You don't need a cross-town commute to help a user in distress.
  • GIMP Scripts: Touch up your photos with these fabulous GIMP scripts.
  • Software Center: Welcome to Ubuntu's newest package management system.
  • Top 10 Firefox Add-ons: The 10 best Firefox extensions.
  • Xubuntu: This lean, mean Ubuntu variant is perfect for old hardware.


  • Ruby: Let to know this powerful and easy-to-learn programming language.
  • Ubuntu Tweak: Customize your desktop with this system settings helper.
  • digiKam: Let this KDE digital photo manager organize and edit your images.
  • Easy Backup Tools: Now's the time to protect your data with a reliable backup solution.
  • Answerbuntu: Ubuntu Forums admin Mike Basinger answers some questions about hardware and software problems.


  • Transmission BitTorrent Client: Download files faster with Ubuntu's built-in BitTorrent client.
  • Directory Encryption: Preserve your privacy by encrypting your user directories.
  • Rawstudio: This powerful photo app lets you view your images in the raw format used by your camera.
  • Ubuntu One: This file synchronization newcomer provides online storage for files you access from multiple desktops.

Discovery Guide

  • Installing Ubuntu
  • Exploring the Desktop
  • Installing Software
  • Security
  • Networking
  • File Sharing
  • Printing
  • Troubleshooting

On the DVD

  • Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" – 32-bit and 64-bit versions on a double-sided DVD

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