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The FOSS Issue – out now!

Free software, open hardware, biggest open source contributions, drones, Ubuntu Touch, a space station and more

The latest issue of Linux User & Developer – the FOSS issue – goes on sale today, available to buy online, on the high street, and via Android, Zinio and iOS.

We kick off with a look at the biggest contributions to open source from some of the biggest tech companies in the world, then take a look at the best free sofware for Linux, picking out the most useful packages across a range of categories, putting the biggest applications head-to-head.


The tutorials section is packed with guides to programming drones, automating your audio playback, managing social media campaigns, tips and tricks for LibreOffice and more. Heading into the Pi section we have an interview with Dan Aldred about the students that became Astro Pi competition winners, and show you how you can re-create their project for yourself using the Sense HAT – which is now available to buy for $30.


There’s plenty going on in the reviews section too, from our look at the best web browsers beyond Firefox and Chromium through to Korora 22 and OSMC. Gareth Halfacree also tests the Novena All-in-One Desktop, a new DIY, open hardware computer from Xbox hacker Bunnie Huang.


Don’t forget that you can get your copy of the magazine delivered to your door each month, and save a third off the price too.