Subscriber FAQ

What is the last print issue I should expect to see?
The last issue printed was the August 2011 issue.

Why did you stop printing paper copies of the magazine?
Read editor Doc Searls' explanation.

I have a U.S. print subscription. What happens?
As long as we have your email address, you don’t need to do anything. If you are concerned that we do not have your email address, or if you prefer to receive notifications at another email address, please visit linuxjournal.com/updateaccount. On the 1st of every month, you will receive a notification via email to download the latest issue of Linux Journal.

I have an international print subscription. What happens?
As long as we have your email address, you don’t need to do anything. If you are concerned that we do not have your email address, or if you prefer to receive notifications at another email address, please visit linuxjournal.com/updateaccount. Your current subscription term will be extended based on the remaining value of your subscription. For example, if your current remaining subscription value is $52.13 USD (say you paid $69.50 and received 3 copies), the term will be extended by 21 issues based on the issue value of $2.46.

I have a print + digital (“combo”) subscription. What happens?
You don’t need to do anything; we already have your email address. Your current subscription term will be extended based on the remaining value of your subscription. For example, if your current remaining subscription value is $29.63 USD (say you paid $39.50 and received 3 copies), the term will be extended by 12 issues based on the issue value of $2.46.

I already have a digital-only subscription. Does this announcement affect me?
You don’t need to do anything, and you will continue to receive your digital subscription. However, if you would like to upgrade to the new, enhanced online digital edition from Texterity, simply visit linuxjournal.com/updateaccount. There is no additional charge for upgrading.

When will I see my first digital issue?
Current subscribers should have seen the September 2011 issue of Linux Journal in their e-mail inboxes on Friday, August 19, 2011. If for any reason you did not receive your copy, please e-mail gm@linuxjournal.com with your full name and postal code.

What are the delivery dates for future issues of Linux Journal Digital?
Issues are published monthly (12 times per year, on the 1st of each month).

Can I access back issues of Linux Journal?
Yes, active subscribers can access PDF back issues dating back to April 2005. To log in, please visit linuxjournal.com/digital.

I’m not a current subscriber, but may I see a sample of Linux Journal Digital?
Yes, you can download the September 2011 issue free of charge.

Will the content change?
Our editorial coverage will not change, only the format.

In what format is the digital edition?
Current subscribers will receive a PDF edition automatically; however, they have the option to upgrade to our enhanced online digital edition from Texterity at no extra cost. (If you choose the Texterity option, you still can download a PDF version.) Current subscribers will be offered this upgrade immediately.

Beginning with the September 2011 issue, EPUB and Kindle .mobi formats are also available to subscribers as well as access to read their magazine subscritions in custom Linux Journal Android, iPhone and iPad apps. All of these formats are included in the price of a digital subscription -- no upgrades are necessary to receive access to all.

Why would I want to upgrade to the enhanced online digital edition from Texterity?
First, this upgrade is free of charge. Texterity’s edition is more feature-rich and allows you to enjoy the same, familiar experience as thumbing through a print magazine, dwelling over stories and following the flow of the magazine's layout with these added benefits:

  • Easy navigation: the live table of contents, embedded page links, and phrase search and highlighting make it quick and easy to go to the articles you want to read most.
  • Save, clip, share: clip pages and save them, or even forward them to friends and colleagues to share ideas and information.
  • Interactivity: we'll be incorporating rich media in future issues, so you can look forward to reading a product review and watching our editors introduce the product hands-on in a video.
  • Like the PDF edition, Texterity’s edition also is available for off-line reading. With it, you can download the entire magazine (also in PDF format) or choose to download just a page or two.

Can I read Linux Journal on my Android-based phone/tablet?
Yes, starting today, you can read Linux Journal in eye-popping color on any tablet computer with a decent PDF reader. On an Android tablet, we personally like Aldiko (free) or ezPDF (not free) for viewing.  

In mid-September, we will release a Linux Journal-branded Android application. The app will allow you to view your subscription directly, and non-subscribers can buy a copy of Linux Journal Digital from inside the free app. We'll have more details in September once the app is available.


Can I read Linux Journal on my iPad?
Yes, starting today, you can read Linux Journal in eye-popping color on any tablet computer with a decent PDF reader. On an iPad, we personally like iBooks (free) for viewing.  

In mid-September, we will release a Linux Journal-branded iPad  application. The app will allow you to view your subscription directly, and non-subscribers can buy a copy of Linux Journal Digital from inside the free app. We'll have more details in September once the app is available.

Can I read Linux Journal on my iPhone?
Yes, starting today, you can read Linux Journal on your mobile phone or device with a decent PDF reader. On an iPhone or iPod Touch, we personally like iBooks (free) for viewing.  

In mid-September, we will release a Linux Journal-branded iPhone application. The app will allow you to view your subscription directly, and non-subscribers can buy a copy of Linux Journal Digital from inside the free app. We'll have more details in September once the app is available.

Can I read Linux Journal on my e-reader (Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, etc.)?
At this time, Linux Journal does not have an .epub format available. However, some of our subscribers choose to upload the PDF version of Linux Journal Digital to their Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers to view.

Can I buy a single issue of Linux Journal Digital?
Yes, you can purchase single issues through our online store at http://www.linuxjournalstore.com/.

Can I print pages from Linux Journal Digital?
Yes, you can print as many pages as you want.

I have other questions not answered here. Who can help me?
Send email to gm@linuxjournal.com or call +1-713-344-1956 ext. 128.

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