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Linux in Brazil: Linux Magazines; comparison of print magazines

Jan 04, 2001, 15:42 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Augusto C. Campos)

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"The number of Linux magazines, books and websites is a definitive evidence of the fact that the Linux movement is now mainstream - and we all know that. But if you live outside the gravity center of the movement, some of these publications may be harder to get - where I live, there's no such thing as a newsstand carrying Linux Journal, Linux Magazine and Linux Format. Even local technical magazines are sometimes hard to find."

"That's why I decided to publish some data collected on a sample of all Linux magazines I could find as of December/2000, so every Linux user could decide which one better fulfills his or her needs. My focus group is the Portuguese speaking Linux community, but I figured that some of this can be helpful to people on other countries too, so I translated parts of it. The individual reviews of the five magazines are available only in Portuguese, and you can use your favourite translation engine (like babelfish.altavista.com) to translate them if you wish. I am not a native English speaker, so forgive my eventual errors (or point them out to me, if you are in the mood)."

"I won't conclude anything for you - my job is to collect and display the data. Use it wisely, and please report me anything you feel as incorrect or needing some repair or better explanation."

English Summary

Detailed Comparison in Portuguese