Subscriber Discussion

Where's the October edition?

I'm a long-term digital subscriber and yesterday I received the 'Linux Journal Announce' e-mail.

Normally it follows the 'Ready To Download' e-mail by at least three days. Trying my usual download.linuxjournal.com URL still gives me issue 209!

It appears that #210 won't be released until October 1st... why the huge gap? #209 came out on August 10th!

So how do I dowvnload the October Edition?

I've just got an email telling me that the October issue is out. I click on the link and it takes me to a preview page, even though I'm logged in, and no download button I can see (just a subscribe one).

On the Android app running an an Asus Transformer, I can't seem to get any menu open to allow me to download another issue either (it is working with the September one). more>>

Zinio?

Not sure if you are interested. But...

I love my Android Tablet. (Motorola Xoom) The killer app for me is Press Reader. I get all(5) of my regions newspapers for about $10/mo uploaded to my device every morning. Sometimes I want more flavor, aka Linux Journal. I can get it, good for me. more>>

What a bargain

Hi,

I haven't got the time to become a reader of this magazine because just after receiving my very first copy they decided "to go 100% digital", so I had to ask for a refund because I'm not even remotely interested in reading pdfs. more>>

My experiences so far...

Let me start by saying that I'm not intending for this to be another "I hate digital" thread.

I'll admit that I'm not thrilled about the change (my reasons have already been stated by others), nor the lack of notice (also stated by others). more>>

take a poll?

I recommend the editor sets up a poll on the website, and see how bad this obvious resentment towards a digital subscription really is. I guess I'll read it if I find it, but I'd rather have a refund. I'd be concerned if I was an advertiser;

More for paper? Yes. Any charge for electronic? Definitely No.

I couldn't possibly be adding anything new to the sentiment already expressed here, but maybe weighing in will blunt the frustration a little. Real paper is plainly *not* the same experience as virtual -- not even close. I'm not really even sure I understand the point of a commercial electronic format. more>>

Friendly Format for Electronic Delivery

I too am not happy with the new decision for electronic distribution, especially since pdf really isn't viewable on typical e-paper ereaders. One of the nice things about a magazine is that you can BRING it with you (as someone mentioned... to that special place in the house). more>>

More problems (Android LJ App)

I've reading the September issue in my Android device, through the LJ app available in the Market, and note a little big difference with the PDF version of the same issue: don't show the sample code most of the times and the same occurs with the boxed text.

FYI the device is a Samsung Galayx S II with Android 2.3 and your LJ app found in the Market.

Cheers.

LJ Digital: Error reading PDF, not repairable.

One thing about paper, it doesn't suffer from this problem. This on the latest Ubuntu LTS (10.04) system with up to date version of Adobe Acrobat.

Any time I try to open the downloaded August 2011 or September 2011 editions with Adobe's acroread I get:

There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired. more>>

Since you made the business decision, watch out for us newbies!

I am not a long time subscriber and in fact I still consider myself a newbie. I have been reading LJ since December 2007 when I began the switch over to Linux. Many of the articles are over my head even to this day. Why do I keep reading LJ you might ask? I love Linux. I love what it has done for my hobby. Since Linux is free (as in beer) I have freely given Linux to others. more>>

The reality is not everyone reads or wants pure digital content

Frankly I'm disappointed at your decision to drop the paper copy. I've been a subscriber since you started publishing and like paper media. I appreciate choice, which is why I use Linux and subscribe to your magazine - what you are doing is taking away the very choice you have so long been a proponent of. more>>

Twitter hash tag #lj100d

Hi, I suggest the tag #lj100d as hashtags on twitter for quick comments on this sudden change.

73, Arturo.

Let's talk alternatives

For those of you cancelling, what options are out there in print media Linux magazines?

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