Why why why would you kill such a nice magazine

This is ridiculous, why would I want to pay $30 for a digital subscription. I can already view practically all the issues online (all but the last 2). So why would I want to pay to get some silly pdf file which will likely still be full of ads. I hope you rethink this decision since I certainly was not aware of this change until the decision had already been made.

Frustrate customer, will not be renewing without print.

P.S. HOW is this a benefit of digital over a physical magazine? "Off-line reading: you can download one article or the entire magazine and conveniently take with you. You also can print any pages you want." I can take my whole magazine with me as it is, no need to download anything.

Please tell me this is a horribly thought up and ridiculously late April fools joke.

I agree with the OP and would add...

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...that what I was paying for was the delivery, not the content. The blog-o-sphere is full of great Linux info. If I'm having a problem or trying to do something with my computer, chances are someone else has already solved it or done it and then blogged or wikied about it.

I like the magazine's organization and the fact that it introduced me to new things, but mostly I was paying for the delivery in paper form. If I'm not getting the delivery in paper form then there isn't much reason to pay for it - if I have to go to my computer to get the content, I might as well just surf over somewhere else where I can get the content for free.