View Full Version : Looking for a good Linux magazine.

November 26th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Just wanted to know whats a good Linux or Ubuntu magazine is out there to read online or in print.

November 26th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Check out Full Circle Magazine (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=270). It covers Ubuntu.

November 26th, 2008, 02:59 PM
It's a bit broad to just say I want a good magazine for Linux. For example, some readers love magazines that get very technical and offer a lot of cmd line or scripting articles. Others like magazines that focus on software reviews and productivity. Some look for both or like magazines that include CDs regularly or share recent news in the Linux community. It's kinda up to your tastes. Having said all that...

For a print magazine, I would pay a visit to Barnes & Nobles or Borders Bookstore and have a look at the Linux magazines there. They typically have at least 4 different ones all the time. You can look at each and get a feel for the style of magazine it is and pick your favorite.

Many if not all of those print magazines have websites that you can visit too. Have a look at these.


November 26th, 2008, 03:02 PM

November 26th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Linux Format (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/) is excellent, if a bit pricey. I'm a subscriber at the moment, and even though I'm not quite as technical as some more experienced Linux users, I find it a great read.

November 26th, 2008, 03:17 PM
I have to second Linux Format as I find it aimed at more the general user but with some technical bits.

November 26th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Full Circle is the best Ubuntu specific one. I read it all the time, and it has some great tutorials and reviews in it.

On a slightly different note, are there any good linux/hacker novels out there? I love reading books about the exploits of hackers. "The Art of Intrusion" by Kevin Mitnick, and William Simon is the best i've found so far.

Bucky Ball
November 26th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Full Circle rocks! Online and free (as it should be) and you can subscribe RSS.

November 26th, 2008, 03:43 PM
As I am a beginner, I am looking for something in simple to follow terms.

November 26th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Get Linux Format. It's tha bomb.

November 26th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Linux Format has a great selections of articles, reviews, and howto's for both newbies and more advanced users. Pricey, but worthwhile. Highly recommended.

I had not heard of Full Circle before reading this thread. Thanks to those who mentioned it.