Phil Hughes came up with the idea for producing Linux Journal in early 1993. He is the founder, first Editor and current publisher of the magazine. In late February, 1994 the first issue was mailed. The magazine has received a very positive response--both on the Internet and elsewhere. Our current Editor is Marjorie Richardson, email@example.com.
Issue #38, our June 97 issue, is on newsstands now.
Issue #39, our July 97 issue, will be released in mid-May.
Linux Journal is published by Specialized Systems Consultants (SSC), publisher of Unix and C Pocket References for over twelve years. Additional information, including the table of contents for all our past issues and selected articles, can all be found on elsewhere on this web site by returning to LJ's home page. While here at our site, check out the WEBsmith site, a hands-on reference to building, maintaining and administering a World Wide Web site. In January 1997, WEBsmith became a supplement to Linux Journal called WWWsmith. SSC continues to promote Linux itself, not just its own Linux products. All but two of the computers at SSC have Linux systems. The two exceptions are only because of restrictions related to the publishing industry.
On August 1, 1996, Linux Journal took over the publication of Linux Gazette from John Fisk. We have always felt that Linux Gazette fills a niche that LJ can not. Being on-line the Gazette can be more timely and can address topics that would not be cost-effective in print media. Our plans are to continue the electronic version of the Gazette at http://www.ssc.com/lg/, plus we will include a Gazette section in Linux Journal for selected items. If you have suggestions for the Gazette or want to contribute an article for upcoming issues, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, for the many business Unix users, we offer articles on commercial uses for Linux. They can be in the form of documentation of a place/job where Linux is being used commercially, the technical development of commercial applications or reviews of commercial products.
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While supplies last, back issues are available for $5 ($7 airmail) for one back issue, $4 ($6 airmail) for additional issues on the same order.
Subscriptions start with the next issue of Linux Journal.
We accept payment by credit card (American Express, Visa and MasterCard). Since the Internet is not a secure network, you may not wish to send credit card numbers via e-mail, unless encrypted (finger email@example.com for our public key), or by a secure SSL web connection. We are now using the Stronghold secure web server, and we now offer an on-line order form at https://www.ssc.com/lj/subformssl.html that uses a medium-grade encryption key for your privacy.
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Writing for Linux Journal
Articles in Linux Journal cover the range from "how do I get started" to kernel hacking, always balanced to give the newcomer and the long-term Linux users the maximum enjoyment. Here on this web site is an Author's Guide and a Potential Articles List.
If you have an idea for an article you would like to write for LJ or have a lead about a new commercial use, contact our editor via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. mail to Editor, Linux Journal, P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155-0549
Linux Journal is supported by a combination of subscription and advertising revenue. Rates are competitive for the number of readers we reach, and our specific target audience matches the needs of those who have products targeted to the Linux market. We currently offer only display advertising. We plan to offer a card deck in 1996. If you are interested, request a media kit and rate card.
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Linux Journal will be publishing a Linux Buyer's Guide each year. The guide will include a complete directory of Linux software and hardware vendors, a comparison of Linux distributions, and other pertinent buying information for Linux users and anyone interested in getting into the Linux market. Product and service listings are free. To advertise in this guide, contact a sales representative at the above address. More information is available on this web site by clicking above.
If you have a new product that you feel is of interest to the Linux community, send us a press release.
Send new product information to:
New Products, Linux Journal, P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155-0549Also, we have computer experts who do product reviews on our staff. If you would like us to review your product, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org when a review copy of your product is available.
Q: Is LJ available electronically?
A: Selected articles are available on our web site. We are adding articles as time allows. To volunteer to help translate articles to HTML, send e-mail to email@example.com. To have us add a particular article to our "requested" list, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can information that appears in LJ be reprinted?
A: Authors may use the material with the restriction that if used immediately after LJ publication, they include the phrase "reprinted with permission of Linux Journal" in the reprinted article. Other people wishing to use material should contact LJ. Permission is usually granted free for non-commercial use, except where restricted by author or other prior copyright.