Welcome to Tony Mobily, TUX Magazine's new editor
Phil Hughes writes:
The idea of TUX is about two years old. In those two years, we have proved that:
- Linux is ready for the desktop.
- People using or wanting to use desktop Linux are ready for TUX.
Our initial vision was to bring useful how-to information to the new Linux user. If anything, that readership vision has expanded to include people who, although they may have used Linux, are new to desktop Linux and/or are new to using a graphical user interface with Linux on the desktop.
The vision for TUX comes from what I have learned while publishing Linux Journal and from more than ten years of using Linux as my only desktop. In addition, although I have used an assortment of graphical user interfaces, the official company desktop has been KDE-based for about eight years. KDE was just a baby back then, but I felt it was the future of the Linux desktop. I have decided that I need to invest more time in making sure TUX is on-track with the vision.
Those eight years of bringing newcomers to Linux and KDE can now be used to help TUX readers get up to speed with desktop Linux.
In addition, I know that although TUX is very inexpensive, the fact that we are now charging for subscriptions will raise subscriber expectations. I intend to make sure you are not disappointed. In fact, the first item on our list was to get a search feature for magazine back issues up on the TUX Web site. You can find that feature by clicking on the Search Back Issues link below the current cover on the left column of the http://tuxmagazine.com Web site.
To help us move forward, I have asked Tony Mobily to join the TUX team as Editor. Tony is a computer consultant, journalist and Zen Buddhist. He lives in Australia, working as a magazine editor and consultant. Tony has been an active member of the Open Source movement for many years. In 2004, Tony founded Free Software Magazine (http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com), a popular publication about free and open-source software. He is also the author of the book Hardening Apache and several articles about Linux and open-source software. Tony initially will take on working with authors to secure quality how-to articles for TUX and make sure that we are addressing readers’ questions and concerns. Beyond that, Tony and I will be working with the rest of the staff to make TUX bigger and better in the future.
Here is Tony's own introduction.
"When I was offered the position of TUX editor, I felt very privileged. I had been reading TUX since issue 1 and had a really strong deja-vu feeling. Many years ago, when Linux Journal started, nobody believed that Linux could possibly end up on mission-critical servers doing “real