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"When you use your Linux machine every day, it's easy to forget that there's a world of experimentation, creativity and fun lurking behind the package manager. In our biased opinion, Linux is the best possible operating system for those who like to play with new software. There's so much variety, and unlike most software on other operating systems, it's all completely free.

"The only problem - if you can call it that - is that there's too much choice, and it's often difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff in the bewildering number of applications that are available.

"We want to provide a starting point for fun hackery, a distraction and a reason to enjoy using Linux. We've come up with seven small projects that can be completed in just an hour or two, on whichever distribution you prefer. They'll take you from running Linux as a server hosting your own photos, creating and recording a podcast or a piece of music, stop-frame animation with Gimp and even writing your own text adventure game. They're a great example of the breadth and quality of software you can now install on your Linux box, and often the perfect starting point for bigger and better things."

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