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About TUX Magazine
TUX, with a circulation of over 100,000, is the first and only magazine for the new Linux user and is dedicated to promoting and simplifying the use of Linux on the PC. Digital subscriptions to TUX are available from the publication's Web site at www.TUXMagazine.com for one low price of $9.95 worldwide. Further information about the magazine is available via e-mailing info@TUXMagazine.com or by visiting www.TUXMagazine.com.

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Khris Goldberg - Sun, 2006-11-12 10:17.
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November 13, 2006 - TUX Media, Ltd. Acquires TUX Magazine

Dominica – November 13, 2006 – TUX Media, Ltd. – founded by Linux pioneer Phil Hughes – today announced the acquisition of TUX Magazine, the first and only magazine for the new Linux user.

“We have an aggressive agenda in place to change the face of desktop computing. TUX Magazine has already played an impressive leading role in reinventing desktop computing as the mainstream world knows it, introducing hundreds of thousands of people to Linux. This new ownership structure will provide a platform to take TUX Magazine and desktop computing to the next level,

Khris Goldberg - Sun, 2006-11-12 10:01.
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TUX Converts From Controlled-Circulation to Paid-Circulation

SSC Publishing, the magazine publishing company dedicated to Linux and Open Source since early 1994, today announced that it is converting its magazine for new and desktop Linux users, TUX, from a controlled-circulation to a paid-circulation magazine, beginning this summer.

Mark Irgang, the company's circulation director, assures current TUX subscribers that they will continue to receive their favorite magazine complimentary for several months after the paid conversion. "Our goal is not to abandon our loyal subscriber base. We appreciate our long-term readers very much and will ensure they continue receiving their complimentary subscriptions into 2007. Individual letters will be sent to each subscriber informing them how long their complimentary subscription will be extended. We, of course, want to reward those that have been with us longest." Irgang mentions that any current subscriber who has yet to receive such notification should contact him directly.

Web Editor - Tue, 2006-07-25 07:14.
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Join Us at LinuxWorld for the ABCs of Desktop Linux

When you are exploring something for the first time, you often have many questions and aren't sure where to start. At times like those, it is great to have a friend available of whom you can ask questions. Then, when facing that new task, you reach a new level of confidence by knowing that someone is there to rescue you from a dead-end or an incorrect menu selection or two or three.

If this sounds like you, and you're going to be in Boston April 4-6, 2006, stop by the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. You'll not only find a trusted advisor to get you going and comfortable with Linux, you'll find two! During the upcoming LinuxWorld Boston event, Nicholas Petreley and I will be presenting the The ABCs of Desktop Linux: Everything You Need to Start Using Linux Today. Nicholas is the former Editor in Chief of TUX and the current Editor in Chief of Linux Journal. I'm the current Editor in Chief of TUX.

Web Editor - Sat, 2006-04-01 17:05.
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Is Dapper Drake the One?


by Phil Hughes

The next release of Kubuntu Linux is named Dapper Drake. For Kubuntu, the process of getting to the final release is relatively public, which is not always the case with other distributions. At this point, four different Dapper Drake pre-release CD images have been made available to the general public. Although the average TUX reader is not a candidate for playing with this potentially unstable software, I never have been called average, so I have been playing with it since the first pre-release.

Up until last week, I thought I was playing around with Dapper Drake solely for my own interests. But, Mark Shuttleworth, "father of Ubuntu and Kubuntu", recently scheduled an on-line public meeting to discuss the possibility of delaying the Dapper Drake release by six weeks. A final decision will be made after the meeting.

Web Editor - Mon, 2006-03-20 19:04.
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Linux Desktop News

A look behind the latest headlines in the Linux desktop arena.

by Web Editor

Looking for a Tier-One Linux Desktop? Try a Workstation.

What's the difference between a desktop computer and a workstation? At Dell, the difference is one comes with Linux and one doesn't. eWeek.com has an interesting article, "When Is a Linux Workstation Really a Desktop?, that explains how Dell has started advertising the availability of three workstations that come with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) WS installed. Currently, however, the only open-source Dell desktop systems available come with the pretty obscure FreeDOS OS. And if you choose to install Linux, Dell will not support it.

Web Editor - Sat, 2006-02-25 16:47.
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Linux Desktop News

A look behind the latest headlines in the Linux desktop arena.

by Web Editor

Take Part in Novell's Survey to Bring Most Popular Apps to Linux

Have you been waiting and hoping for Adobe to release a Linux version of Photoshop? If so, you're not alone. According to the latest results of Novell's survey to find out what applications Linux users want ported to their OS, Photoshop is the number-one most-wanted Linux port. Novell announced the survey about a month ago. The company intends to take the results directly to the vendors in hopes of getting them to partner with Novell on Linux ports.

Web Editor - Sun, 2006-02-12 19:39.
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Linux Desktop News

A look behind the latest headlines in the Linux desktop arena.

by Web Editor

25+ Reasons to Switch to Linux

The Linux users group (LUG) of Bellevue, Washington, recently published an article titled "25 Reasons to Convert to Linux" on the group's Web site. The comprehensive lists discusses the well-known reasons why "Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace"--cost, licensing issues, support from the community and security. Other reasons on the list for switching center around ideas of openness, in terms of the source code and file formats, and the benefits that openness offers users. By the end of the list, which also notes that Linux is an ethical and law-abiding computing option (unlike others), the Bellevue LUG makes a solid case for switching, offering reasons for every motivation, whether its based on financial, security, ethical or performance concerns.

Web Editor - Wed, 2006-01-25 12:43.
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Linux Desktop News

A look at the latest headlines in the Linux desktop arena.

by Web Editor

What's a Koobox?

If you're looking to buy an affordable desktop system that comes with Linux and a whole bunch of key free and open-source applications already installed, take a look at the new line of Koobox computers. Koobox computers are a joint offering from Mirus Personal Computers and Linspire. According to the Web site, Kooboxes are "only sold pre-installed, tested and certified with Linspire Linux".

So far, three Koobox systems are available: Essential Koobox, Multimedia Koobox and Performance Koobox. For $299 US, the Essential Koobox offers an AMD Sempron 2800+ processor; 256MB of DDRAM; a 40GB hard drive; CDRW 48x24x48; onboard network, video and sound; five USB ports; an Internet keyboard; an optical mouse; a u-ATX black tower case with a 300W power supply; 90 days limited parts and labor warranty; the Linspire OS; virus protection and Web filtering software; and OpenOffice.org. It also comes with a one-year subscription to CNR, so you can access more than 2,000 free applications. Monitors are available for purchase separately. That's a lot of stuff for $300.

Web Editor - Fri, 2006-01-06 19:49.
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Desktop News Roundup

A look at the latest headlines in the Linux desktop arena.

by Web Editor
Rhapsody Music Service for Linux

Linux users have another option for a subscription Web-based streaming music service, now that the new version of RealNetwork's Rhapsody has gone live. Previously available only for Windows users, the new Rhapsody provides a Firefox plug-in that allows Linux users to stream music through their browsers. Rhapsody has been tested with Linspire, Fedora and SuSE and should work with other distributions as well. Service also now is available for Mac users.

Web Editor - Wed, 2005-12-14 18:46.
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