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Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

M-Saunders Re:If (56 comments)

We only have one page of news per month. We're not competing with the internet for speed -- we're aiming to have the best quality technical content. "Getting information off the internet is like drinking from a firehose." Sure, there's a huge amount of useful stuff out there, but it can be hard to find it all. Those who are happy to trawl through it may not want our magazine, but those who like a monthly dose of features, tutorials, interviews and other content can get it with us.

about 2 months ago

Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

M-Saunders Re:Spam (56 comments)

Hi! We know that a lot of people dislike PayPal, and we're looking into alternatives. You can subscribe via bank transfer -- email mike AT linuxvoice DOT com for details.

about 2 months ago

Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

M-Saunders Re:If (56 comments)

Who said that? We are making a profit... And we're going to give 50% of it back to the FOSS community at the end of the year.

about 2 months ago

40M Vista Licenses in 100 Days

M-Saunders Waiting for it... (579 comments)

I hate Microsoft as much as the next man, but I'll be entertained to see how some Slashdotters twist this into being "bad for Microsoft" or something. Every other day I see some comment like "The end is here for Microsoft" or "It's all over for MS" or some such nonsense. Let's see:

1) Record profits in the last year
2) Fastest-selling OS in history

It's only getting better for them, isn't it? We need another way to fight them...

more than 7 years ago



Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded A New Magazine

M-Saunders M-Saunders writes  |  about 2 months ago

M-Saunders (706738) writes "The death of print has been predicted for years, and many magazines and publishers have taken a big hit with the rise of eBooks and tablets. But not everyone has given up. Four geeks quit their job at an old Linux magazine to start Linux Voice, an independent GNU/Linux print and digital mag with a different publishing model: giving profits and content back to the community. Six months after a successful crowdfunding campaign, the magazine is going well, so here is the full story."

Damian Conway On Perl 6 And The Philosophy Of Programming

M-Saunders M-Saunders writes  |  about 2 months ago

M-Saunders (706738) writes "Perl 6 has been in development since 2000. So why, 14 years later, hasn't it been released yet? Linux Voice caught up with Damian Conway, one of the architects of Perl 6, to find out what's happening. "Perl 6 has all of the same features [as Perl 5] but with the rough edges knocked off of them", he says. Conway also talks about the UK's Year of Code project, and how to get more people interested in programming."

Become a Linux Kernel Hacker And Write Your Own Module

M-Saunders M-Saunders writes  |  about 4 months ago

M-Saunders (706738) writes "It might sound daunting, but kernel hacking isn't a mysterious black art reserved for the geekiest of programmers. With a bit of background knowledge, anyone with a grounding in C can implement a new kernel module and understand how the kernel works internally. Linux Voice explains how to write a module that creates a new device node, /dev/reverse, that reverses a string when it's written to it. Sure, it's not the most practical example in the world, but it's a good starting point for your own projects, and gives you an insight into how it all fits together."

Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

M-Saunders M-Saunders writes  |  about 4 months ago

M-Saunders (706738) writes "It weighed 13 tons, had 5,200 vacuum tubes, and took up a whole garage, but the UNIVAC I was an incredible machine for its time. Memory was provided by tanks of liquid mercury, while the clock speed was a whopping 2.25 MHz. The UNIVAC I was one of the first commercial general-purpose computers produced, with 46 shipped, and Linux Voice has taken an in-depth look at it. Learn its fascinating instruction set, and also check out FLOW-MATIC, the first English-language data processing language created by American computing pioneer Grace Hopper."

Pit your Wits against the Linux Pub Quiz

M-Saunders M-Saunders writes  |  more than 5 years ago

M-Saunders (706738) writes "Just how much of a Linux (or Unix (or Free Software)) geek are you? Can you tell an IRC client just by looking at a screenshot of the prefs panel? Do you know why Awk is called, well, Awk? Do you mutter 'shopt -s dotglob' in your sleep? Try this Linux Pub Quiz and fathom out your level of Linux knowledge, from uber-noob to RMS-worshipping powerhouse. Best of all, it includes a picture of Larry Wall wearing a characteristically zany shirt. What a guy."
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