How are you liking reading TUX as a digital magazine?

Love it!
68% (1038 votes)
Wasn't sure I'd like digital, but I do indeed like the format of TUX
20% (309 votes)
I'm impartial
4% (62 votes)
I'd prefer to have a paid print version available
7% (113 votes)
Total votes: 1522
Carlie Fairchild - Fri, 2020-06-24 16:18.

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Free subscriptions

Hello TUX(Its one of my favourite Names),
First of all let me thank you for providing
a free digital subscription to TUX trust me its a
boon for magizine lovers like me who cannot
afford to subscribe magazines in Dollars cause i
live in India and i currently studying so for people
like me its like Gods greatest gift.I sincerely request
you to continue the same and keep up the good
work.As a Linux Magazine its Awesome!
Since it actually caters to the main crowd.
The people who are eager to migrate.Thanks!

penguinpuppy (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-31 09:06.

The best magazine for Linux Desktop

I have read computer magazines since I was 13 (I am 39 now) and Tux really rocks. Go ahead in this way, you can be the reference for all those people that want to move from Windows to Linux in the home-desktop eviroment. Other linux magazine, some really good, are too much dedicated to ITpeople and servers. None is really focusing on Desktop home users.
I hope to see a printed copy soon in the magazine shops.

Best Regards

Giuseppe N. (not verified) - Sun, 2020-08-28 20:26.

I'm likin' it

You really are trying to stay true to the new user, which I am. Great writing.

Scott Ruecker (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-24 17:31.

Love it

Its a nice layout and even better content. Keep it up guy's

AJ (not verified) - Fri, 2020-08-19 05:47.

I'm leaving Home(XP.that is!), bye, bye

I just finished reading the first issue of Tux. I am a fed-up Windows user that can no longer stand the insult of Microsoft, the list is too long to even start. My favorite analogy is "If Windows was a car no-one would buy it since most the time it couldn't get out of the driveway!" Now my Quest is to learn what Linux can do for me. I have picked up everything I can get my hands on to get an understanding of Linux and Tux is the first publication that has given me info about the software that runs on Linux and teaches the why and how, for the reason a person uses a computer in the first be creative, to get things done electronically. I feel that Linux is can be the OS for someone like me that wants to do something else(sometimes many "elses") while a program is "processing". I am hooked on Linux and TUX mag! Don't change the wide(landscape) format it's great, pdf great...I can just zoom in to finally see the screenshots. Is Tux done 100% on Linux?

ps A request: can you make the web links in the articles active or does adobe prevent it. Also, maybe you could put a "CD" version of TUX in Linux Journal and with the cd's in the Linux books. How about in Knoppix and other live discs or distros for that matter?

pps I was telling a friend(he uses Win2k and thinks XP sux(what's the difference?)), over my cell phone about TUX, he thought I said TUSK- like in Fleetwood Mac...could be a theme song or is there one already?

mjbgri (not verified) - Wed, 2020-08-17 21:32.


thank you very much for this magazine

João Matos (not verified) - Tue, 2020-08-16 07:14.

Many thanks for the great efford.

Dear Tux Editorial,

It is with a great admiration that I am writing you to express my unending gratitude for your truly selfless effort of sharing your priceless experience with the others.

I have stumbled upon your website once during one of my searches for easy-to-understand how-to tutorials on Linux usage. It is truly wonderful to have someone who understands that there are people leaving their lives happily and not knowing what the compiling is and where does it reside in the system :)

I do hope that we shall soon see a hard copies of your magazine. As for those who have kindly pointed out that it is easier to print the existing PDF files using the appropriate hardware – oh, yes indeed, you are right; however, if I may point it out for you – people need to eat. And in order to eat they have to make money. With this in mind I think it is more then appropriate and even desirable to allow us to repay this kind people in some way that, while not being a burden for us, would also help TUX get better and fatter (if you know what I mean :) ).

Thank you very much for your time, effort, and I am looking forward to see the future issues.

Best wishes,


Eugene (not verified) - Sun, 2020-08-07 21:35.


ain't it great to finally be on the right ro----on no ,,i mean the CORRECT road,slackware seems to be the most simple, but a cracked windows user that wants a change can do it if they can READ

Linuxxr (not verified) - Sun, 2020-08-07 08:57.

Love it!

I love it! I have low vision and being able to change the font size to suit my needs is a godsend. Thank you!

Jeff McC - nell (not verified) - Thu, 2020-08-04 18:25.

love it the way is is, but i'

love it the way is is, but i'd love it more if i could get it in a few other e-book formats, I use plucker on my palm, and it would be great reading for the bus. (i can't seem to find a pdf convertor for the adobe palm client that runs on linux)

An - ymous - Tue, 2020-08-02 01:52.

Adobe controls

I like reading the downloaded TUX magazine but I miss the Adobe
toolbar. I know I can get it by opening the PDF with Adobe instead
of just clicking on the file but is there a method of bringing up the toolbar with a simple key combination?

Another thing that would be useful is a list of addresses to
communicate with TUX magazine, for example, letters to the editor.
In many magazines, such a list would be on one of the first pages.
Perhaps, I am being obtuse but I could not find it.

Keep up the good work; you are an invaluable source of information
at a less technical level than Linux Journal which seems to have
drifted away from my somewhat amateurish level. I would mention
that I began using Linux in the early 90s and have been a subscriber to Linux Journal from issue 1.

Jim Silvert - (not verified) - M - , 2020-08-01 21:01.

Hit the "escape" key while yo

Hit the "escape" key while you have it full page and
it will return to the "Classic" adobe style sheet.

fuzzEbear (not verified) - Tue, 2020-08-02 07:14.

Adobe Controls Reply

OK, I have gotten answers to my Adobe questions by pulling
the Help files of Adobe but I don't use Adobe often enough
in full screen mode to remember them. I guess I'll have to
write down a minimal set of keyboard shortcuts :-)

Jim Silvert - (not verified) - M - , 2020-08-01 21:46.

Music Software

Great review on "StreamTuner" in issue 4!
This is what I have been looking for. I have been using kstreamripper and manually finding the stations I want, with StreamTuner I am able to browse, listen and rip from one combined application.
This is better than sliced bread.

Another idea for a future review, sticking with the music theme is gnump3d.

It is a great way to access ones mp3, ogg, movie collection from a web interface, and with a little bit of apache, one can for instance, access their music collection while at work, visiting their parents, grandparents, etc!

Keep up the great work with this magazine.

ibrewale (not verified) - Wed, 2020-07-27 17:48.

wish i could

wish i could get it to work under slack.

Lunarcloud_88 (not verified) - M - , 2020-08-15 10:48.

modem driver

Your Magazine exactly hits the spot. My 10 year old Pentium mmx dinosaur is now set up with Fedora Core 3, and it even dual boots. However, I can't get onto the net yet as it does not recognise my internal ess es56sth-pi modem. I would appreciate any hints as to how best to fix this ! I look forward to all your future issues, as I learn to master Linux.

Danny (not verified) - Sun, 2020-07-24 07:04.

Modem Driver

If you don't find drivers to support you another way you might solve your dialup problem is with an external modem. I bought a used 56k external modem for about $10 and it works for Fax and it should work for dialup.
Good luck.

Rod (not verified) - M - , 2020-07-25 21:38.

Magazine Quality

I stumbled across either your first or second issue, and was immediately attracted by the solid content and the impressive, "professional" graphics and layout. Your magazine fills an important need. While billed for new Linux users, it is--as some sys admins have pointed out--of value across the board.

I don't expect that you will ever be able to "be all things to everyone" but you've started off in the right direction. I look forward to future issues, and hope that you will be able to keep your quality at its same high level. (I enjoyed the insight into how your magazine is compiled from editorial sources worldwide. Amazing what can be done from an upstairs room in Costa Rica!) Congratulations.

Patrick (not verified) - Thu, 2020-07-21 06:55.

More than a room in Costa Rica

TUX, like its sister publication, Linux Journal has a lot more behind it than a room in Costa Rica. Those of us that work on the magazine are distributed around the western hemisphere from Argentina to Canada. We have been publishing Linux Journal for almost twelve years. We added TUX to our mix because the Linux community has changed a lot in those twelve years and it was time for a consumer desktop magazine.

With about 100 years of combined Linux experience and about the same amount of publishing experience we are comfortable doing our part. What we depend on is the readers telling us what they need in TUX to make sure we deliver the best product for all.

fyl - Thu, 2020-07-21 07:48.

Hardcopy? No problem.

If I want to finish an article away from the computer I just print it out and take it with me.
I don't see the need for a print version.

Reichmacher (not verified) - Tue, 2020-07-19 04:15.

Cool Online Mag

Quite keen to get working with Linux. The magazine is a wonderful resource for all. The layout of the online version is pleasing.Fortunately I have a 17" monitor and redaing the mag on it is quite effortless (I mean no frequent scrolling). Even as a SysAdmin I feel the magazine useful 'cause it also deals with topics that a SysAdmin would not work with in the normal course of job. Eg GIMP.

Keep it up. Good efforts.

Syd (not verified) - M - , 2020-07-18 05:01.


I voted for a paid print version mainly because I'd prefer to read it while relaxing on my sofa instead of sitting in front of my monitor. But Tux is great as it is. Love it!

Anth - y (not verified) - Wed, 2020-07-13 13:02.

You CAN print it! :)

You CAN print it! :)

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-07-19 06:14.

Is this the best Linux Mag or what?!

How can you guys not love this magazine? Coincidentally I have only gotten round to installing Linux on my laptop after a whole year of hesitation (sniggers). A newbie (or noob for that matter) at heart, there are many command line situations which I faced and had no help on. Linux Magazines which are usually from England cost like 20AUD here... how on earth is a struggling University student gonna afford that? Its when I stumbled upon TUX's website and realised hey I can find out more about Linux without paying a single cent. Talking about championing the GPL concept. Go TUX! Heads up to the editors and writers... really enjoyed the humour and technicality in the content! :-D

Cheerios Maties
AliensIX Reignz

AliensIX Reignz (not verified) - Tue, 2020-07-05 21:33.

Qt Review and the Unfair Advantage

I strongly believe that the wxWidgets or other open source equalent should be given a fair chance because it is a 100% open source compared to Qt. This is important because after publishing an article like that, people will think highly of Qt and forget the others, whether or not others are better or worse.

Alvin (not verified) - Tue, 2020-07-05 02:22.

Very nive online Mag

I voted 'Love it!'. The information is very usefull even for a Unix/Linux administrator as myself, because I see a big difference in using Linux on a daily basis on the desktop and managing servers that run Linux (ie web- and Nagios-servers).

The landscape format is perfect for reasons already stated: no need to scroll up-and-down through a 2-column page!). I use a 21" monitor with a resolution of 1280x1024 which makes it easily readable whith one page on the screen. No need to zoom in, scroll, etc.

And the price is very good too :-p

An - ymous (not verified) - M - , 2020-07-04 02:33.


I do love this online Linux magazine and I also I do buy a Romanian similar printed magazine, My Linux ( I do not think I would buy a printed Linux magazine in English, as the online version is quite staisfactory to me and of unsufficient use to others, less proficient in English.

If your articles could be translated into Romanian for a local printed magazine (or even for an online portal), that would be interesting and possibly more cost efficient.

Radu (not verified) - Sun, 2020-07-03 00:33.


I like the digital format too, but I'd probably pay for a hardcopy version as well. I wouldn't prefer to have a hard copy and no free online version, but both available would be cool. Plus I think a hardcopy would sell quite well.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2020-07-02 21:14.

Totally agree on this one. I

Totally agree on this one. I would love to have both a printed version and a online one. I wouldn't mind paying for a printed one even if the online one was still for free - that is if the printed one wouldn't be to expensive. Most linux mags come in english, are printed either in the US or in the UK and cost more than £100 a year to recieve elsewhere :o/

An - ymous (not verified) - Sun, 2020-07-03 14:26.

Maybe, if bandwidth supports

Maybe, if bandwidth supports it, to have a printable version that isn't so harsh on ink? That way, we all win.

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2020-07-21 14:12.

How can one prefer a paid print version?

I think that anybody that prefers to have a paid print version available should consider the following:

    *It is available to those who cannot afford to pay for a magazine.
    * It is a good way for users to become interested in Linux by reading about it
    for free. I know that if they had to pay to read something about Linux, they
    would probably not do it, since they do not know much about it.
    * It is also a good way to spread Linux around the planet. Because of this
    magazine, I can send a copy to my unsubscribed friends around the world
    with the purpose of making them interested in Linux.
    * One is available to keep all the magazines for further use without
    occupying any physical space in the house.
    * Finally, and very important, the nature is preserved. Not everywhere they
    have recycling services and not everybody likes to recycle.

Sometimes we have to consider what is best for others, instead of just focusing what is best for us. If you rather have a tangible version, you can probably get it really cheap in a printing shop near you, even with glossy paper.

I hope I did not offend anybody

Ca - ex (not verified) - Sat, 2020-07-02 13:08.

Print version.

First : congratulations.
I think it looks very good.
Second: in my opinion it would even look better if I can extract every article separately and put it in his own folder.

This would be in a print version, to be saved as .html on disk

T - y (not verified) - Sat, 2020-07-02 08:16.

Extract articles

How about having a separate reference document supplying
article-, key word, author, abstract - listings etc... ?

An - ymous (not verified) - Thu, 2020-07-07 16:04.

Keep the good job!!!

I think that the zine is great! very consice and to the point! I have been using Linux for quite some time and have seen many come and go, and would hate to see you go. I can only say that I wish that something like this existed when I first started in this path.
Please don't loose the "this is what I think" attitude because some people like calling things by everything but their name. I think that Linux is also a matter of choice.
Keep the good job and I hope that I can still read your mag for many years to come

Ruddigger (not verified) - Fri, 2020-07-01 23:46.

Ultimate Newbie

Tomorrow a.m. I'll begin learning Linux on a second computer (installed by a young techie friend). I've owned a computer for 4 years, done everything in Windows, as it was made "easy" for me (or so I thought), become frustrated visiting my brother's all-MAC household, and become thoroughly sick of Microsoft. I finally started supporting the open-source movement via Firefox and Thunderbird.
BUT: In trying to learn about Linux/trying to get tech help with Firefox and so on, from "basics" websites or magazines to chat-help to Linux user-groups and back again, one problem looms: EVERYONE FEELS THE NEED TO SHOW OFF! It is so very much like the experience of an MMORPG, in that it takes awhile to find the mature non-knuckleheads who are actually sincere in helping others. WHY is that so hard for the open-source community to establish? When people like me read "debates" between linux geeks, especially given the mission of THIS magazine, they reboot to WINDOWS!!!!

diomedes (not verified) - Fri, 2020-07-01 12:53.

well, it's actualy amazing th

well, it's actualy amazing the amount of help that is available. you can find almost anything online for linux. the reason that people show off and so forth is that unlike most windows help, it's a comunity, not a paid helpdesk. therefore, we take the good with the bad. as for the debates thing, well, we're geeks. what geeks do best is argue over mudane little details, it's why we write such good software. if you feel the need to boot back to windows, feel free, that way, you can pay to be annoyed by a company that doesn't care, rather than geeks who care a little to much.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-08-02 02:00.


why does everyone show off?? 'cos they're nerds, that's why.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sun, 2020-07-03 22:22.


I love the digital version, BUT...

It is incredibly fun to read an awesome linux related magazine and have your friends in high school ask you what the heck you're looking at.

I'd subscribe to it if it came out.

Read it no the linux box when i'm at home, read it in print when away.

Lunarcloud (not verified) - Tue, 2020-06-28 19:35.

...would be great

I would love to have both available as well. I like the digital format a lot more than I anticipated--it looks great. But I too would love to have a physical copy around to take to coffee shops, leave around at work, etc.

sopa azteca (not verified) - Wed, 2020-06-29 16:35.

Then Print It!

If a Tux reader wants a printed version so badly then why not send it to your Ink Jet or Color Laser?

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-07-05 12:43.


printing is a difficult call environmentally and for cost. With inkjet you'd be talking about £8.00/copy on single sided paper
With laserjet - either you are using your companies resources or you've got £3000 for a printer.

I'd quite like the series to be grouped together every now and again "Using Open Office" "Using The GIMP" "Multimedia" "Other things I'm too unimaginative to think of" and then offered as paid for printed tutorial material ( throw in a knoppix CD and you're getting a real tool for converting MS diehards

An - ymous (not verified) - Sat, 2020-07-23 07:25.

Yap! :)

Yap! :)

Hoornet (not verified) - Tue, 2020-07-19 06:16.