I'll take your advice and wait to see if the auction gets no bids. At £45 (£25 starting price and £20 p&p) it's a bit costly to go for as I only need the one issue. Another option is the ads pages at the back of Computer Music itself, where back issues are often on sale.
There was a specialised Linux music distro on the cover disks of one of the Linux mags a while back. Never got to trying it out (must rectify that mistake soon), but it sure looked interesting. Linux is rapidly coming of age in many areas in which it was lacking until quite recently, my main areas of interest being music, DTP and graphics, and web design, all areas in which there's now a lot of activity on Linux. I have a feeling that it won't be long before I can quit dual-booting and leave Windows behind altogether.