Controversial Ad Runs in LJ

In the November 2000 issue of Linux Journal, a rather controversial advertisement was run by server appliance vendor

Due to reader responses, has pulled the artwork from all future issues of Linux Journal. A statement from was released today:

"We sincerely apologize to all those who have expressed concern about our advertisement recently featured in Linux Journal (November 2000). It was certainly not our intention to be offensive and we wish to again express our regret to anyone who was displeased by the ad.

We understand that this has angered some readers and have therefore reacted immediately by pulling this artwork from all future issues of the magazine. Again, we extend our sincerest apologies."

Linux Journal would like to thank all of those that wrote in and expressed their viewpoint. Please do not hestitate to share your thoughts--we will always make certain that your concerns are handled very seriously.