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Micro Mart
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2 37352 03-02-2005
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100% of reviewers None indicated 6.5

Description: A weekly computer mag with reviews, adverts, and private sales. Also letters pages for opinions, help etc. Specialised sections for Linux, Amiga, Retro (Spectrum for example).

Has Linux Mart, Ask "JC" (help with Linux) and covers Linux in its mainstrean articles from time to time. Many advertisers are prepared to sell you a computer with no OS installed.

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Old 12-07-2004, 10:36 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Posts: 485

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7

Pros: More Linux coverage than in the past
Cons: Still very windows-centric

Micro Mart started life as a free adverts paper for computers, but has increased its articles and nowadays has a few columns for Linux. These are Linux Mart for more experienced users, Beginners Linux for newbies, and Ask JC, for help with Linux problems.

It also features articles from time to time in its main areas which are positive towards Linux and also Windows versions of OS software (Openoffice, Gimp, Mozilla etc etc).

It has loads of adverts, and many dealers will quote prices without an Operating System.

It asks for user reviews of software, I submitted one for Scribus and they used it! It ran a recent article on alternatives to Microsoft Office, and in the course of putting OpenOffice at the top of the pile, pointed out that it ran on Linux and Windows and looks identical in both (thereby preparing people to switch).

It's not all great, recently it did an article on the ATi/nVidia debate, without mentioning Linux, or even the difference between DirectX and OpenGL game performance within Windows!

Still it needs to be encouraged. It has got people interested in Linux, it's not simply preaching to the converted. And that's a good thing!
Old 03-02-2005, 03:38 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Ubunto and slowly switching to debian
Posts: 308

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6

Pros: has sections about linux that are improving
Cons: very often contradicts itself

A weekly computer magasine that features articles for the low knolage use however doesnt realy inform people with the right infomation as it more often then not contradicts its self.

it has a very good and free clacifieds section for people buying or seling hardware/software

has some good tutorials in the linux mart section but most are all on gentoo and now has a linux biginer section aswell


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