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June 13, 2014

If you’ve not yet tried Linux Voice, you’re missing out on the most in-depth tutorials, features, reviews and interviews in the GNU/Linux and Free Software world. Every issue is packed (more…)

Python Gallery

May 29, 2014

In issue 2 we challenged you to create the best drawing you could in 100 lines of Python using just the turtle module. These are the results, and we think (more…)

Learn to love Vim

May 21, 2014

Find Vim scary? Don’t understand why people love it so much? Check out our video and get on the path to text editing enlightenment…

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Password cracking challenge

September 25, 2014

What makes a secure password? We think that the best way to answer this question is by trying to crack passwords and learning what’s easy and what’s not. In issue 8 of Linux Voice, we’re challenging the internet to a cracking contest.

You can download the challenge file from here This is a real shadow (i.e. linux password) file generated by an Ubuntu 14.04 system with 100 users (conveniently named 1 .. 100). You challenge is to see how many you can crack. Whoever cracks the most wins an exclusive Linux Voice Winner’s t-shirt.

crack passwords, win clothes and show off to your friends
crack passwords, win clothes and show off to your friends

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Latest: Podcast Season 2 Episode 17

September 26, 2014


 Podcast RSS feeds: Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and Opus.

Title: Live from The Honey Pot

In this episode: Debian is going to switch to Gnome. Native Netflix is coming to Ubuntu. Minecraft has been sold and TrueCrypt comes back from the dead. We’ve got lots of great finds, a long discussion about FOSS events and an extra-special guest.


Voice of the Masses: Are you attending any FOSS events? (September 23, 2014)
Podcast Season 2 Episode 16 (September 15, 2014)
Voice of the Masses: Do you like systemd? (September 9, 2014)
Podcast Season 2 Episode 15 (August 21, 2014)
Voice of the Masses: What is your #1 reason for using Linux? (August 18, 2014)

Latest Issue

Issue 8

October 1, 2014

lv7-coverBuilding a Linux distro is easier that you think, and we show you how. Whether you want more eye candy, or nothing but a terminal, you can tailor your very own OS as much or as little as you like.


We take a look at the rise of open hardware, peer back through the mists of time and discover how Linux gaming became the phenomenon that it is today, and build a remote control for an XBMC-powered smart hifi. You can put your skills to the test with our challenge which this month is all about password cracking. There’s a round up of Raspberry Pi distros, a guide to stop motion animation, an interview with Red Hat’s Jan Wildeboer, and much more. Take a look at the contents spread below for a full list.

Issue 8 is making its way to subscribers around the world now, and has just hit newsstands in the UK (WHSmith high street and travel stores, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, McColls/Martin’s). It will be in Barnes and Noble in the USA soon, along with Eason in Ireland and independent newsagents in Canada, Australia and many other countries.


You can download the an ISO of the cover disk via bit torrent from here.


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