Linux Journal Announces Contest with Prizes to Begin March 9

Houston, TX - March 5, 2009 - Linux Journal, the original magazine of the Linux community, announces a contest for viewers of Tech Tip videos. During the week of March 9 - March 13, 2009 the daily Tech Tip videos will feature hosts Shawn Powers and Mitch Frazier announcing a few secret letters of the day. Viewers will need to collect the letters from each video that week (videos with secret letters will be released Monday - Thursday) and come Friday March 13, unscramble the letters to reveal the secret word(s).

Contest rules: Participants must submit the correct secret word via our contest form at by 11:59:59PM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday of March the 13th, 2009. In addition to the secret word participants must provide us with their full name, postal mailing address and e-mail address (none of which will be shared with anyone outside of Linux Journal at any time).

Prizes: Every participant who responds with the correct information by or before the 11:59:59PM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time March, Friday 13th, 2009 deadline (03:59:59 GMT March 14, 2009) will receive a free 1 year digital subscription to Linux Journal -- one entry allowed per e-mail address. For those who already subscribe to Linux Journal, a free digital subscription will be appended to their current subscription.

About Tech Tip Videos
Tech Tip videos are released several times a week on Usually around 1-minute in length, the videos provide viewers with a quick how-to lesson in the world of Linux. With each video receiving tens of thousands of views, Tech Tip videos have quickly become a clear favorite with visitors. Past videos may be accessed at any time by visiting

About Linux Journal
Linux Journal, first published in 1994, is the original publication of the global Linux community, delivering readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems. With its award-winning Linux how-tos, tutorials, reviews, in-depth reporting, tips and tricks, and market analysis, Linux Journal has become well-known as the industry standard. Linux Journal, published by Belltown Media, may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and also may be ordered by calling 1-888-66-LINUX or visiting

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