Gaming session

March 7, 2014

We’re celebrating the sucess of issue 1 with a Steam gaming session. We’re going to be playing Team Fortress 2 on Monday night at 8.30pm (UK time). We’ve picked this (more…)

Games games games!

March 5, 2014

If you like playing games and you like Linux, you should check out the new Linux Voice steam group (thanks Huw!). Pop in and say hi, or wreak fiery vengeance (more…)

OCR Raspberry Jamboree

February 26, 2014

This Thursday and Friday in Manchester we’re attending the OCR Raspberry Jam, an event whose aim is to share the educational potential of the Raspberry Pi. There’s a bunch of (more…)

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History of computing part 1

April 14, 2014

Ada Lovelace and the Analytical Engine

Use the Linux Voice time machine to take a trip to Victorian England, and visit one of the pioneers of the computer age.

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Python Drawing Competition

April 8, 2014

Issue 2 is out!

March 27, 2014

Competition time

March 11, 2014

Issue 1

March 5, 2014


Latest: Voice of the Masses: Should Gnome Foundation just focus on Gnome?

April 14, 2014

Some bad news today for Gnome fans: the Foundation behind the desktop environment is running out of money. Many attribute this to the controversy surrounding the Gnome 3 redesign, but that was a while back. Another problem may be: the Foundation is spending too much money on peripheral projects. For instance, according to the 2012 Annual Report, over a quarter of the Foundation’s expenses went to the Women’s Outreach programme.

While we all support efforts to get more women involved in FOSS, this raises a big question: should the Gnome Foundation be spending such a substantial part of its money on these projects? Or should it avoid social and political issues, and focus entirely on the technology – that is, the Gnome desktop itself? Let us know your thoughts below, and we’ll read out the best comments in our upcoming podcast!


Podcast Season 2 Episode 6 (April 3, 2014)
Voice of the Masses: X/Mir/Wayland – do you care? (March 28, 2014)
Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 (March 13, 2014)
Voice of the Masses: Best distro for older users? (March 10, 2014)
Podcast Season 2 Episode 4 (February 28, 2014)

Latest Issue

Issue 2 is out!

March 27, 2014

Issue 2 is in UK newsagents now. It’s also our first issue available on US newsstands (try Barnes & Noble). Of course, it’s also making its way around the globe to all the same locations as issue 1, so keep an eye out.
We’ve got features on learning to code on lots of different platforms, the city of Munich switching to Linux (despite Ballmer’s direct intervention) and how wonderful Young Rewired State is. There’s tutorials on bug reporting, building an arcade machine, drawing fractals and UNIVAC, as used by our cover star – Grace Hopper.
Issue 2 comes with an 8GB dual-layer DVD, and we’ve stuffed it full! There’s the 3.7GB nine desktop version of Mageia 4, freedom-loving gNewSense 3.1, videos, podcasts and much of the software mentioned in the magazine.
If you like what you see, head to (single issues available soon) or your local newsagents to grab your copy.


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