today i bought my very first magazine for linux. Linux Journal Issue Aug/2010.
I have to say, its nice. Although it is more sophisticated then am i.
But it does have some nice workshops to get rampage if you a hacker.
Anyway, i wonder if (at all) you use a Linux Magazine and which one do you read?
There is the web, but i think magazines are a great place to read around topics which i most miss (don’t follow much blogs).
Linux Format. You can subscribe at a cheaper rate than buying it at a big bookstore. It’s head and shoulders above Linux Pro or the American Linux Journal. Especially for people who aren’t necessarily programmers.
Linux Magazine in UK or Germany is called Linux Pro Magazine in North America. (Startpage - Linux Magazine Online) It has Klaus Knoppix as contributor. It is slightly easier for new folk than Linux Format (UK) and I enjoy it . However I also get occasional Linux Format.
On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 17:23 +0000, yester64 wrote:
> today i bought my very first magazine for linux. Linux Journal Issue
> I have to say, its nice. Although it is more sophisticated then am i.
> But it does have some nice workshops to get rampage if you a hacker.
> Anyway, i wonder if (at all) you use a Linux Magazine and which one do
> you read?
> There is the web, but i think magazines are a great place to read
> around topics which i most miss (don’t follow much blogs).
On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:36:01 +0000, yester64 wrote:
> Amazon is your friend. Its just $124 Dollars. Thats about $12 per issue.
> (that was out of my head as i remembered.) btw. i remember reading Amiga
> Format which i read for a long time till it folded.
Yeah, getting the sub direct from them is about that as well.
There were a few issues delayed because of the volcano, but it’s back on
I stopped reading Linux magazines a while ago, for they seem to have a very small pool of topics and are too expensive. I prefer to read articles from a platform independent point of view and found the german →c’t, a very popular magazine which is published biweekly. It does refer to Macs, Window and Linux in more or less equal parts, so you will find articles for example about the latest Windows servicepack right next to an article about how Linux Kernel development works. They also have interesting series like for example on supercomputers, historical events etc.
It is indeed one of the very best magazines i have ever known.
Not sure if they have an emagazine. But i think if you subscribe it, for a little more, you can have all back issues on DVD.
The magazine is german only, but some articles are also available in english.
I used to read a wide range of Linux focused magazines but gave up some while ago simply because they are outrageously expensive and full of tedious adverts. There is so much support for Linux available on the Internet from incredibly knowledgeable, very helpful and frequently not too patronising souls.
Having said that, I will often have a quick browse through the magazines in W H Smiths (a popular UK Newsagent) and make a note of topics of interest that I will subsequently research on the Internet.
Magazines I have read in the past include Linux Format, Linux User and Linux Pro - I never really had any particular favourite. Incidentally, I just wish that Custom PC (which I still buy, somewhat reluctantly) would acknowledge the existence of Linux!