[UNCLASSIFIED]RE: [clug] Popular Linux magazine for ACT library

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Sat Feb 18 23:21:34 GMT 2006

Good point, Michael. Maybe something for non-IT/non-Linux folk would be

There are, no doubt, a sizeable population of retired/un-employed IT
folk who may well
be able to follow most of what comes up in Linux Journal, though, so I
would still
recommend it for a public library. Also, LJ does deliberately run a
strand or two for
people just starting out, and they have good commentary on the more
business aspects of the Open Source world.

Anyway, thanks for your keenness to do something positive for the library!


Bob Edwards.

Michael Simpson wrote:

> Thanks for the feedback, but I must admit I was thinking specifically
> not Linux Journal.  Tho part of the idea is to save myself some money,
> it is also to make Linux more accessible to people who aren't using it
> yet.  I think Linux Journal is pitched at a bit too expert a level for
> this.  Also, LJ doesn't come with software disks, which again was part
> of the idea.  I suspect the public library will be more interested in
> the lower level magazine.  UC and ANU libs already get LJ, tho only
> electronic, so they won't be available to anyone coming in off the
> street.  I notice that LJ only costs US$25 electronic.  I might
> mention that to them as a second choice.
> A search didn't reveal any Australian print Linux mag.
> Andrew Smith wrote:
>> A Linux Journal subscription is a good way to go, I think it was only
>> $65US or so and arrives well before it hits the newsagents.  The
>> individual copy price (from memory) is around $13.
>> Andrew
>> Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:
>>> Hi Michael,
>>> I tend to get most of what I used to get from magazines and papers
>>> via websites now. But based on the copies I have seen, I'd concur
>>> With Bob on Linux Journal (and I'd probably read it if I didn't need
>>> to buy it first).
>>> Then there was that Australian effort that Con Zymaris was
>>> involved with, not too sure if it still exists as I rarely
>>> visit news agents. An Australian publication would probably
>>> also be a nice thing to support.
>>> While not strictly Linux, Make magazine looks rather cool.
>>> Another idea would be for the library to make current Linux CDs
>>> available.
>>> If you think someonething's a good idea, go for it. :o)
>>> Antti
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org
>>> [mailto:linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org] On
>>> Behalf Of Michael Simpson
>>> Sent: Thursday, 16 February 2006 10:41 PM
>>> To: linux at lists.samba.org
>>> Subject: [clug] Popular Linux magazine for ACT library
>>> Hi,
>>>         New to the list, only been to one Thursday clug so far.
>>>     I've been looking in the ACT library catalogue, and it seems
>>> that tho they have a few books on Linux, they don't get any of the
>>> popular magazines.  I plan to put in an acquisition request for one
>>> of them, most likely Linux Format, since that is the one I seem to
>>> have bought most often.
>>>     I'm wondering whether the list has an opinion, and also whether
>>> I can refer to clug as supporting the idea.
>>> Michael Simpson
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