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LinuxUser issue 6 articles now available for download at http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/articles/ include:

Guest Editorial 60k
If US-style software patents come to Europe, the playing field will be tipped strongly in favour of the big boys, warns Phil Hands

News 179k
The latest on Linux, including Sun's nine-million-line code gift, Gartner's five-year prognosis for Linux, the latest on the push towards 64-bit, and a change in strategy for API. Plus new products and upcoming events

Cover Feature - Linux goes to Hollywood 197k
While the motion picture industry slaps writs on developers of free video software, Pacific Digital Images is rumoured to be installing over 1,000 Linux machines. Hollywood might find it awkward, says John Allan, but the free OS is here to stay in movie production and distribution

Open Forum - Supply and demand 124k
The honour-roll of ISVs who've ported their wares to Linux grows by the day, but there's still a long wishlist to be fulfilled. Our panel debates the availability of applications for Linux

Real Life Linux - A touch of class 117k
Marco Skambraks is a Linux developer who's created a new user interface with a difference: there's no drag-and-drop capability, no cool themes, and you can't even use a mouse with it. Trevor Parsons gets a feel for SuSE's eyes-free Linux

Soapbox 46k
MacUser man Ian Betteridge says Linux developers could learn a lot from the mistakes of Apple

Linux At Work - Radio gaga 109k
Consume - it's not an ISP and it's not a telco, but it's building an independent wireless IP network offering high-speed access to all comers, using free software. Abati-Harris tunes into some bargain-basement broadband

Testbed - Windows on the world 434k
Internet Explorer for Linux may be a little while off yet, but there's a wide enough choice of web browsers already to suit most tastes. Charlie Stross puts them to the test

All You Need To Know About... Filesystems 83k
If you're lucky and your requirements aren't exceptional you fit a filesystem at install time and forget it. But, says Charlie Stross, new developments in journalling and network filesystems are bringing extra reliability and functionality to Linux

Reviews - Products and services 278k
An easy-to-use clustering distribution from Scyld, time-saving auto-administration courtesy of the Red Hat Network, and TurboLinux's high availability solution for webservers are among the products scrutinised by our panel

Books 78k
Teach Yourself Linux in 24 hours? Just one of the varied titles picked from LinuxUser's stacks this month, including an instant classic from Wrox Press

The Knowledge 55k
Training headlines, training providers listings, plus the latest free module - More On The Filesystem - from the Linux Training Materials Project

Q&A - Fair Exchange 90k
Say what you like about the security of Microsoft's messaging and collaborative software, it offers features that are valued. We ask the experts to propose alternative solutions for those wanting to migrate to Linux server-side

Free Speech 42k
The Great Microsoft Break-in provides the best possible demonstration of the harm done by exclusionary property concepts in the creation of software, says Eben Moglen. We will look back on it as a turning point in the free software revolution