Linux Journal in 1997
We take the tag line on the cover of LJ (``The Monthly Magazine of the Linux Community'') seriously. The community is changing. There is a large, stable development community but, in addition, several ``sub-communities'' exist who need a source for reliable Linux information. These groups include applications developers, ISPs, Linux (and Unix) novices, Web developers, and embedded systems builders.
WEBsmith Magazine joins forces with Linux Journal, bringing a special section containing technical, how-to articles about the World Wide Web to the LJ mix.
This regular feature for the Unix/Linux novice is being reinvigorated by an infusion of new authors enthusiastic about meeting the needs of this segment of the community.
When each new Linux distribution comes out there is a flood of new questions. In the tech answers column, vendors and consultants will answer common questions.
More Product Reviews
The most common question from a beginner is ``what should I buy?'' For someone who has worked with Linux for some time, this is a common question as well---it is just more likely to be about an ISDN board or scanner than a Linux distribution. We encourage vendors to send us products for review and we keep up with new product releases in order to keep the reader informed about his choices.
Finally, we are producing a larger magazine, which means we have more space for new columns and more reviews.
We have other changes in the works as well. Watch for information on them in the December 1996 issue or watch for news flashes on our web site (http://www.ssc.com/lj). With your help we can continue to be the Linux resource the community needs as well as a tool to show others that Linux has become a viable part of the computing industry.
|Issue||Space Reservations||Ad Materials Due|
|JANUARY ISSUE #33||8 October 1996||15 October 1996|
|FEBRUARY ISSUE #34||4 November 1996||12 November 1996|
|MARCH ISSUE #35||5 December 1996||13 December 1996|
|1997 BUYER'S GUIDE
Special Issue #BG1
|3 December 1996||9 December 1996|
|APRIL ISSUE #36||6 January 1997||13 January 1997|
|MAY ISSUE #37||6 February 1997||14 February 1997|
|JUNE ISSUE #38||7 March 1997||17 March 1997|
|Editorial Features||Bonus Distributions|
|February:||Linux in the Real World||Bonus Distribution to be announced|
|March:||Perl||UniForum San Francisco|
|Buyer's Guide to Linux Hardware, Software & Reference Materials||CeBit - Hannover, Germany|
UniForum San Francisco
University of Washington Computer Fair
|April:||How to Buy a Linux System||Bonus Distribution to be announced|
|May:||Platforms||Bonus Distribution to be announced|
|June:||Standards and Networking||Bonus Distribution to be announced|
Linux Journal explores the latest technology and developments in the Linux world. Our articles cover: tutorials on a wide range of topics---from the novice to the computer professional; informative reviews on the latest products and cutting edge news on the Linux community.
Linux Journal, first published in early 1994 to help promote the Linux operating system, gives users a place to share their ideas. With the use of Linux growing at a phenomenal rate, Linux Journal has become a key resource for system administrators, developers, new Linux users and business professionals.
SSC, publisher of Linux Journal, has been publishing books and reference cards for the Unix environment since 1983. Phil Hughes, President of SSC and current Publisher of Linux Journal, recognized the need for this magazine and put together the team that made it happen.
With the January 1997 issue, WEBsmith Magazine joins forces with Linux Journal, bringing a special section containing technical, how-to articles about the World Wide Web to the LJ mix.
Each month, we distribute an average of 35,000 copies. Many Linux vendors include a card with their products good for one free issue of Linux Journal. In response to the resulting requests, we send out 1,000-2,000 additional issues of Linux Journal per month.
Linux Journal is taking over the Linux Gazette. LG is a newsletter that offers an assortment of quick tips and articles which, while useful, have appealed to a smaller segment of the Linux community. We always considered their work complementary to our own.
We worked with John Fisk, creator of Linux Gazette, on a plan whereby LG can continue as a vendor-independent source of information. In addition to a new editor and a new home, there will be other changes. While we will continue to offer an on-line version, we intend to include selections from the Gazette in the pages of Linux Journal.
Regular features include: