How frequently I read printed Linux magazines

Linode Staff

I'm curious how many of you actually read printed (or the online versions of the print version) Linux magazines (Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, Linux FORMAT, etc).


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My second job was working in a computer magazine publisher and I learnt just how little knowledge those people actually had about computers.

At that time I stopped buying or reading them.

But I was interviewed for Linux Journal over a decade ago :-)

I read mostly Linux FORMAT magazine - the content is handy sometimes, but the DVDs are the real worth. Also, the magazine contains relevant advertising.

It's just very expensive here in South Africa - equivalent to the price of ten Big Mac meals.


The only magazines I pick up (rarely, as I don't live there) are the special editions of this French magazine:

They tend to focus on one topic and be very low on graphic design elements and advertising (what's there is highly targeted). It's a bit like printing out a bunch of HOWTO's and binding them up nicely.

I guess the economics of magazine publication in France are different from the US / UK.

I have a subscription to LWN. I try to catch up when possible, but it's hard. I really wish there was a way to pull it into an RSS reader or something similar.

I also subscribe to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

Linux FORMAT all the way, it contains some interesting articles and the advertising is relevant.

I enjoy Linux Journal and Linux Format mags but find them expensive. I had a subscription to LJ when it was first published in the 90s. I used to keep them in a box until they were sacrificed to a move several years ago. I purchased their archive on CD. It takes up a lot less space.

I keep up on the web for the most part these days.

My only print subscription is Nuts and Volts. I get bargain subscriptions at Ham radio conventions.



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