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Old 12-01-2017, 03:54 PM   #1
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The End of an Era

A sad day for me as a long-time subscriber ...

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Old 12-01-2017, 08:23 PM   #2
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They've dropping like flies. Linux Voice failed to turn a profit and got folded into Linux Magazine. Recently, Ubuntu User was also folded into Linux Magazine. (I followed my Linux Voice subscription into a subscription to Linux Magazine.)

A long time ago in my DOS days, I subscribed to PCMag, until it went on-line only. By that time, it had become all Windows all the time and I was already losing interest it, not because I didn't want to learn more abut Windows; I just didn't want to read a magazine about it.

Full Disclosure: I contributed to Linux Voice's Indiegogo campaign as a way of saying "Thank you for LV's founders' excellent podcast, which I have enjoyed since they did the Linux Format podcast. I do not regret it.
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Unfortunately, computer magazines, like those 2+ inch thick computer books that used to be on the shelves, don't turn a profit. People today can get absolutely any information or opinion that they want to on the Internet, don't pay anything for it, and, if they are at all sensible about it, don't see any ads.
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This thread is the cue for an outbreak of nostalgia! Dr Dobb's Journal, Personal Computer World, Micro Mart etc. I can still remember Guy Kewney's review in PCW of the original IBM, pointing out its limitations and absurdly high price; he concluded that "anyone who buys this machine is a wally" and added that he confidently predicted thousands more wallies in the world by the end of the year.
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Linux Gazette was one of my favorites, but stopped publishing 5+ years ago.
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Well, they seem to be back:
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That's great news!
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