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jeremy 07-07-2010 03:03 PM

Win a subscription to Linux Pro Magazine courtesy of LQ
I'm happy to announce that we're able to give away some gratis 1 year (12 issue) subscriptions to Linux Pro Magazine to celebrate LQ recently turning 10. There are currently two ways to be eligible for this free subscription.

* We'll randomly select one member who logs in between now and July 14th. That's right; to be eligible for one of the subscriptions, all you need to do is log into LQ!

* We'll randomly select 2 members who post to the LQ Suggestions & Feedback forum between now and July 14th. This can be a new thread or a reply, a suggestion or just general feedback. Any valid post makes you eligible.

We'll post the winners here on July 14th. The default selection for each winner will be one digital subscription. Any winning member who resides in North America will also have the option of receiving a standard print subscription. For more information on Linux Pro Magazine (who will soon be celebrating their 10th year as well), visit

Note, we'll also be giving away one additional subscription on both facebook and twitter, so be sure to keep an eye on:

* Twitter:
* Facebook:


itsallcrap 07-07-2010 05:19 PM

I hereby post and am thus eligible.


bichonfrise74 07-08-2010 02:05 PM

This is really awesome!!! Thanks!

itiwbs 07-09-2010 06:30 AM

A magazine?
I'll find time to read it.

lqlarry 07-10-2010 04:37 PM

This would be a nice gift to get. I hope I get it.

2ck 07-11-2010 12:45 PM

Jeremy, do you have some affiliation with Linux Pro Magazine, or are you buying the subscription privately in the name of the winner? Also, with print subscriptions, will they be with or without the DVDs?

jeremy 07-12-2010 11:45 AM


I'm not sure whether the print subscriptions come with or without the DVDs, but I can get that information from the folks at Linux Pro if you're a winner and choose print.

The chances to win on twitter and facebook are now both live as well:

* Twitter:
* Facebook:


2ck 07-12-2010 03:43 PM

Ok. Thank you.

SteveK1979 07-12-2010 04:58 PM

Hi Jeremy,

Is this open to people regardless of where you're from?


jeremy 07-12-2010 05:01 PM

The contest is open to all LQ members regardless of location and the default is for a digital subscription. If the winner if located in North America, they have the option of receiving a print subscription but retain the option of choosing digital.


linuxlover.chaitanya 07-13-2010 02:18 AM

Logged in. Thanks again for the gratis. This has been a wonderful offer since couple of years. ( I havent won yet).

rjcooks 07-13-2010 11:27 AM

I like Linux Magazine( Linux Pro Magazine in the USA and Canada ). I'd really like a free full year subscription, as I imagine most others would too, :), but JIC it does not happen I'd like to point out that they have a limited special going on and the non "randomly chosen" people might want to take a look at the Trial Subscription offer for 3 months including 3 DVDs of software with a full Linux distro in each one.

They do not mention it but one does get a choice of Linux Pro Magazine, Special Editions or Ubuntu User magazine as well as a choice of start date(all the way back to March!) in the trial. The hard part is deciding when to start! ( Current and previous issue information here: )

It's just 3 bucks(USD) ...

I recognize this is like an advertisement but it is the same theme as the thread which in itself is an advertisement for LPM so I hope moderators will allow this "consolation offer" information.

jeremy 07-13-2010 04:56 PM

Thanks for the links rjcooks. Congratulations to our twitter winner Crashbox. There's less than 24 hours left for your chances to win here on LQ and on facebook.


Makahilahila 07-14-2010 10:20 AM

OOOO OOOO!! *Raising hand and making desperate attempt to get attention* Pick me! I am new here and I would love to win the subscription. :) Thank you for the opportunity!

mrpaullinuxuser 07-14-2010 10:30 AM

Freespire user wannabe joined yesterday
Sweet, i hope I win. Just joined yesterday. Does anyone know why I am having trouble installing Freespire in Virtualbox 3.2.6?

jeremy 07-14-2010 11:02 AM

From Rikki at Linux Pro:


The free subs come with DVD unless the reader would prefer not to have it.
Thanks Rikki!


jeremy 07-14-2010 02:30 PM

Congratulations to the following members, who have won a gratis subscription to Linux Pro Magazine.

Logging in: NetTech21
Posting to LQS&F: rjcooks and syg00

Please contact me offline for details on how to get your subscription started.


kmacphail 07-14-2010 06:37 PM

Sweet competition, we need more of this type in the open source world. Would be ideal for a user wishing to develop their skills, but I personally think Linux Magazine is a bit too advanced for a newbie.

syg00 07-14-2010 08:02 PM

Thanks to jeremy (and Rikki apparently).

omargut 07-14-2010 08:55 PM

ok here I am. Is that enough?

Gundar 07-14-2010 09:47 PM

This email only arrived today? I hope it's still the 14th were you are, I'm in for a free mag!

linuxlover.chaitanya 07-15-2010 01:09 AM

The winners have been announced. And I am not the one.

rmills764 07-15-2010 02:25 AM

just refreshed my log in data and renewed it.

fizeelinux 07-15-2010 05:27 AM

Well done Jeremy.:-)

bobv 07-15-2010 08:06 AM

Going 10! More power!!!!

studiogrynn 07-15-2010 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Gundar (Post 4033380)
This email only arrived today? I hope it's still the 14th were you are, I'm in for a free mag!

My newsletter with the notification also just arrived a few hours ago! 15 July 2010 at 4:19 am MST GT-7:00.

Bummer :(

jeremy 07-15-2010 10:40 AM

FWIW, the Community Bulletin explicitly stated that the Linux Pro giveaway was over, but to keep an eye on this thread for additional chances to win something in the very near future. The LQ decennial celebration WILL continue.


hornetbzz 07-15-2010 11:54 AM

:( I just received the information email today but I'm still dreaming to get selected.

Supernoob :D

hze 07-15-2010 12:05 PM

We even get Linux Magazine in South Africa, but only as an expensive import...

starbala2008 07-15-2010 03:02 PM

am thus eligible to get it:)

quicknix 07-15-2010 09:54 PM

here ye

jeremy 07-16-2010 12:12 PM

The decennial celebration continues. We'll pick three members at random who post between now and July 21st. Those members will receive a gratis subscription to Ubuntu User magazine (see for more information). Any valid post made in a forum where posts increment your "post count" will make you eligible.


sandmannc40 07-16-2010 07:11 PM

missed that one

rmills764 07-17-2010 01:45 AM

I could use it, so hope to get it

linuxlover.chaitanya 07-17-2010 02:54 AM

Does posting here make me eligible?

jv2112 07-17-2010 08:17 AM

I hope I win:)

jeremy 07-17-2010 11:11 AM

A post needs to be made outside this thread to be eligible for the contest.


rjcooks 07-17-2010 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4033085)
Congratulations to the following members, who have won a gratis subscription to Linux Pro Magazine.

Logging in: NetTech21
Posting to LQS&F: rjcooks and syg00

Please contact me offline for details on how to get your subscription started.


You folks made my week!
Really, it makes me feel better. I have not won anything that I wanted for years and years.

JICYAW if a rag always trips my trigger, as an old GF used to say(waaaay too much) no, I'm geeky(what engineer is not?) but not THAT geeky. It was a bad week primarily 'cause work week ended so badly ...ISP problems(liars & morons ... :rolleyes:).

Thank you very much!

PM on the way, :).

rbn14 07-19-2010 04:55 PM


grokus 07-19-2010 05:12 PM

Viva Linux!

wbrinson001 07-19-2010 05:17 PM

Send me the magizine

doriama 07-19-2010 05:31 PM

Wow, nice offer guys! I know I'm a lurker but I have often found valuable solutions to problems on this site. Thank you. I will try to come out more often. :)

All Hail the Mighty Penguin! 07-19-2010 05:48 PM

Hope I get it!


lescrooge 07-19-2010 05:53 PM

2 little - 2 late
This all seems a little chaotic. - much like a lot of Ubuntu (sorry to say). I'd like it to work. The concept is admirable, but the product is not wonderful. New version after new version is churned out with the same/different/unresolved/new bugs. Just because it is free does not mean it has to be less than perfect. Open Office is a case in point.
The bugs that were there 5 years ago have not been fixed. They probably never will be.
They make futuristic movies just about this kind of mindset. Think of Brazil for example.

It can take me anything up to 4 hours to find where to post. Then when I find where, I have either lost the thread or forgotten what I was going to ask.
My life is really to short for it all.

kindofabuzz 07-19-2010 06:08 PM

I won.

syftju 07-19-2010 06:21 PM


ladypcer 07-19-2010 06:30 PM

Thanks for the contest. :cool:

Flash858 07-19-2010 06:37 PM

Very generous!

jeremy 07-19-2010 06:40 PM

A reminder from earlier in this thread:


Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4036361)
A post needs to be made outside this thread to be eligible for the contest.


smyrnian 07-19-2010 07:34 PM

Sounds like an interesting way to increase user participation. I'd have to echo what doriama said above...I tend to lurk this site a lot but have never actually posted a question. I have however, found a vast majority of my linux questions already answered on these forums. They've been very useful to me. I'll have to come up with some interesting questions I guess before July 21st ;)

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