Quote:> On the other hand, it looked to me like they were going to try to
> get people who already write for PC rags to contribute to their
> linux-oriented rag. That's a bit different than what I've done with
> LJ. Most people who write for LJ have never written for a magazine
> before; we just do our best to edit the articles until they look
> like they were written by professionals.
You are correct, I mailed the guy about my problems getting hold of them
via phone and he mailed me back and listed some of the people involved,
some of the names I knew were indeed current writes for other PC mags.
At least one of them has been a "champion" of Linux in a leading UK
BTW, for anyone interested, the reason I could not get them on the phone
is they don't open the office until Monday (I was calling on Friday) and
it seems the c.o.l.a announcement went out earlier than they intended.
Quote:> LJ's approach is certainly more labor-intensive, so I can understand
> why they are taking the approach that they are taking. And if the
> Linux community really is growing into the user community that wants
> the fluffier articles that generally show up in PC rags, that's a
> very good thing in my opinion -- it will show definite, serious
> growth in the Linux community.
I agree with you there, if it is a good mag, and survives, this can only
be a good sign IMHO.
Quote:> I get the impression that LJ isn't nearly as well known in the rest
> of the world as it is in the US. I would have expected that our
> readership would have been nearly as large in the rest of the world
> as it is in the US, but that's definitely not the case. Many Linux
> users in Europe have never heard of Linux Journal, which continues
> to amaze this very biased observer...
Well, I can't speak for the rest of Europe, but I got to know about
the Linux Journal just after I got into Linux (touch over a year ago).
The only reason I've never got round to getting a subscription is
it takes a call to the states to get it, and I'm lazy and it costs. If
I could have got a subscription here in the UK I'd have been getting
it from day one.
As it is, I finally got round to phoning up and getting a sub yesterday.
Better late then never I guess.
Quote:> I wish Linux World the best of luck, and hope that they serve the
> Linux community well enough to deserve to survive. I don't think
> that they are really competition for Linux Journal; I think that
> they are more likely to help the Linux market grow, and that we'll
> end up with even more Linux users who want to read the mix of
> material that LJ provides, as well as people who prefer Linux World.
You are right, I don't think they will be competition, and besides,
I don't know about anyone else but I buy more than one PC mag each
month anyway, even if they were competition I'd still buy both. I'm
looking forward to having two mags to read about my favourate OS and
favourate passtime real soon now.
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