- General Information
- About the Name
- TUX Content
- TUX Content cont'd: Why KDE?
- Writing for TUX
- Product and News Releases
- Reprinting Content
- Advertising Opportunities
- Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope Promotions
- Unanswered Questions
TUX, distributed monthly as an easy to read PDF, provides informative user columns with rich, graphical content and covers everything for home, work, and play. TUX provides Linux users with easy to understand tutorials, insightful hardware and software reviews, enlightened opinion, useful tips and tricks, and in-depth exploration of the tools computer users need every day. The magazine's style is hands-on, welcoming and non-threatening, speaking in a jargon-free style that everybody can understand.
Should you wish to sample an issue of TUX before committing to a paid subscription, please simply e-mail our circulation department requesting a free issue.
TUX, published monthly as an easy to read PDF, provides informative user columns with rich, graphical content and covers everything for home, work, and play. The magazine provides Linux users with easy to understand tutorials, insightful hardware and software reviews, enlightened opinion, useful tips and tricks, and in-depth exploration of the tools computer users need every day. Our style is hands-on, welcoming and non-threatening, speaking in a jargon-free style that everybody can understand.
TUX understands that as a desktop user at both home and work, these new Linux users write letters with their word processor, calculate budgets in a spreadsheet, talk to their co-workers, clients, and friends around the world using email, instant messaging, and video conferencing. They listen to music and watch videos. They rip songs and burn CDs to listen to in their cars. They play games of all kinds. They balance their checkbooks, surf the web, organize photographs, make home movies, doodle, send pictures to relatives... or to put it another way, this new Linux user does everything with their computers that computers can do.
TUX is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of this new Linux user, the Linux consumer.
One of the most important things we feel TUX needs to do is present simple, non-confusing solutions. While Linux is all about choice, offering too many choices to a beginner can be threatening. We've found that most people in the beginners stage want to know "how do I do it" rather than be presented with a list of possible choices.
To that end, we decided we needed to pick a featured desktop. From our research, more beginners use KDE and more beginners who have tried KDE and other desktops prefer KDE. Prefer translated into "found it less confusing", "found it more like what we were used to", and so on. Based on that, KDE became the best choice for TUX.
It's important to point out that most TUX articles are not about the desktop, they are about applications. In those cases, which desktop environment one is using really makes no difference. When we do have articles that involve the desktop, we will try to present alternatives if we feel we can avoid confusion. That might mean, for example, that there would be a "Doing it in Gnome" sidebar for those that are interested but the main article would be KDE-specific.
Any vendor who is mentioned in TUX magazine may obtain the right to republish the PDF of the article on their own site at no cost to them. We'll provide you with the select PDF pages your article is featured on, please e-mail email@example.com with your request and allow up to 72 business hours for the PDF of your article to be emailed to you. Again, this particular service is at no cost to the vendors mentioned in the select article.
Paper copies of reprints are available to all at a fee, please see our price schedule for current rates.
If you'd prefer to handle your own printing, we'll re-layout the article in an 8.5" x 11" format (as the magazine originates in a landscape layout) and will provide you with a high-resolution PDF that you can then reproduce. We charge a one-time flat fee of $500 for this service.
Advertising is available both in the digital edition of the magazine and on TUX's web site. Rates are very competitive for the number of highly targeted readers delivered. More information is available at http://www.tuxmagazine.com/advertise. Media kits are available in PDF, you may request one be sent to you simply by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to provide us with your company name, phone and e-mail address.
International Reply Coupons are available for nearly all country members of the United Nations. IRCs are available for purchase at your local postal office. You purchase a coupon locally and enclose it in an envelope to your foreign correspondent. The party on the receiving end (TUX in this case) redeems it for airmail postage at their local postal office. TUX will gladly accept these coupons. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Reply_Coupon for further info.