Un grand merci à nos abonnés – Serveur d’impression
Nous avons demandé LJ abonnés d'écrire et de nous parler de
eux-mêmes, nous pourrions donc les présenter dans notre numéro du 25e anniversaire en tant que
façon de les remercier pour leur fidélité au fil des ans.
La réponse était si
accablants, nous n’avons pu inclure que quelques-uns d’entre eux dans la question, mais
Continuez à lire pour voir toutes les réponses ici et pour en savoir plus sur
vos collègues lecteurs. Nous avons vraiment apprécié de "rencontrer" tous ceux qui
participé et sont humiliés par vos paroles de soutien.
Nous avons demandé aux lecteurs de donner leur nom depuis combien de temps ils étaient abonnés
leur favori LJ mémoire et leur premier
distro. Notez que les soumissions ont été modifiées pour plus de clarté. Notez également que si vous avez envoyé un message et que vous ne le voyez pas ici, nous nous excusons par avance pour cet oubli. Et dans certains cas, nous n'avons pas pu publier de photos trop petites. Si votre photo est manquante, c'est probablement pour cette raison.
Guillermo Giménez de Castro (alias Guigue)
Je suis abonné depuis février 1996,
régulièrement. Je n'ai jamais manqué un renouvellement.
Je m'inscris car je ne trouve nulle part
sinon un endroit où l'open source, la philosophie du bazar et Linux lui-même
sont mieux défendus.
Je dois dire que chaque mois, je
recevoir le nouveau numéro est une joie, avec la première lecture rapide pour voir ce qui est
Mais probablement mon meilleur souvenir est la photo incluse ici. C'était
prise lors d'une session pour la "photo du mois" LJ concours
Ma femme a pris quelques dizaines de photos et j'en ai envoyé une autre (et
a gagné!!). Sur une photo, mon fils Manuel apparaît avec moi au-dessus de mon imprimé
collection. Il a maintenant 20 ans et est un hacker Linux.
Ma première distribution était SLS avec le correctif de niveau 12 dans la version 0.99 du noyau.
J'espère envoyer un email similaire dans 25 ans. Joyeux anniversaire!
Mon premier LJ était le dernier numéro imprimé publié.
Je m'inscris car nous avons tous besoin d'un moyen de trouver de nouvelles idées.
les articles sont une excellente source d’idées et de moyens bien décrits pour
les mettre en œuvre. Une seule bonne idée vaut bien plus qu'un an
abonnement. Aussi, j'aime suivre mon OS préféré!
Mon souvenir préféré est celui de votre retour et de celui de mon premier article
Ma première distribution était probablement Slackware vers 1997.
Je gère l'hébergement de centaines de bases de données logicielles personnalisées, et
Linux est sécurisé, rapide, robuste et facile à administrer. J'utilise aussi Linux
parce que cela me donne le même pouvoir que sur le serveur de mon bureau.
Je suis abonné depuis 25 ans.
La raison de l’abonnement est de se renseigner sur les logiciels open source que je peux
utiliser et en savoir plus sur UNIX / Linux lui-même. À l'époque, je me préparais
le réseau et Internet pour un collège communautaire.
La mémoire préférée est l'article bash en plusieurs parties.
La première distribution utilisée était Yggdrasil. J'ai expérimenté plus tôt avec un
système basé sur une disquette (peut-être un précurseur du mou), mais il n’a pas de
Carte du clavier anglais.
J'habite à Spruce Grove, en Alberta, au Canada, et je suis un vieux
péter, presque 72!
Je suis abonné depuis le début. Les magazines papier me manquent (encore
ont le plus!), mais je comprends
l'économie. J'aime la plupart des articles et des opinions, et je joue surtout
Pis à la framboise ces jours-ci.
La question dont je me souviens le plus est celle d’il ya très longtemps
le nouveau pad Nokia sur
la couverture. Qui aurait jamais deviné où cela serait allé!
J'ai commencé Linux avec Slackware, puis Red Hat. J'ai essayé SUSE, et j'ai été
avec Ubuntu pour un temps solitaire
à présent. Et bien sûr Android. J'ai couru le serveur de messagerie du département pour
ans sur Red Hat à notre
Cross Cancer Center à Edmonton, qui fait partie de l’Université de l’Alberta.
Bonne chance avec vos 25 prochaines années.
P.S. Je porte toujours le t-shirt "Extremist" vraiment cool tu m'as envoyé un
il y a des années.
Per Asbjørn Jensen
J'ai eu un abonnement électronique
pour Journal Linux depuis 8 ans et était un lecteur assidu de
encore plus long. je
installé ma première distribution Linux (Red Hat 5.3) depuis plus de 20 ans
il y a bien longtemps et je suis fan depuis. Aujourd'hui à la fois mon privé et professionnel
sont Linux (Ubuntu), et je n'ai pas eu de partition Windows depuis des années.
LJ est un
excellent moyen d’élargir mon univers Linux et de soutenir la communauté.
Mon préféré LJ "histoire" était quand la NSA m'a classé parce que je lis
appris sur Tor et les queues.
Je suis abonné depuis le milieu des années 90.
J'aime le point de vue du
les écrivains et le personnel – il y a un engagement clair à l'open-source
approche. Quoi Journal Linux est vraiment sur est de connecter les gens
les uns aux autres et leur permettant d'apprendre la technologie, mais aussi de créer
communauté et amitié.
Mon truc préféré à propos de LJ est demandé par d'autres à propos de la
Journal magazines assis autour de la maison. Si je pars LJ en dehors
pour les autres,
ils le prendront intuitivement et se fianceront.
Ma première distribution: SLACKWARE!
Merci pour tout le contenu merveilleux et pour garder LJ Aller!
véritablement geek triste quand vous avez annoncé que LJ partait. je suis
voir qu'il est de retour et fort.
Je suis abonné depuis 12 ans.
C'est le seul journal technique que j'ai
abonnez-vous en raison de sa longue association avec l'Open Source et Linux
J'aime lire les lettres et "diff -u"
sections. C’est incroyable de voir la communauté diversifiée d’utilisateurs Linux et
Ma première distribution était Red Hat 4 (avant elle était
Au fil des ans (à partir de 2007), Journal Linux m'a aidé à apprendre
plus à propos
Linux, et m'a donné la possibilité de partager mes connaissances et mon expérience
à travers plus d'une douzaine d'articles que j'ai écrits et publiés. Je ressens
Je suis très fier de ces travaux et je remercie profondément le magazine d’avoir eu
m'a fourni cette opportunité. J'ai raté les premières années de publication, mais
J'espère ne jamais rater les prochains numéros!
Je suis abonné depuis le numéro 1
pour me tenir au courant des progrès de tous les aspects de Linux.
Je pense que ma plus belle mémoire est de quand j'ai eu les tous premiers numéros de
LJ, avec des interviews de Linus et de nombreuses informations utiles pour
la plupart de mon nouvel ordinateur sous Linux.
J'ai fait ma première installation Linux en janvier-février 1994. C'était une base de Slackware
distribution avec le noyau 0.99. Je devais utiliser des disquettes et très lentement
Connexion Internet pour l'installation – prend beaucoup de temps mais est amusant.
Je suis physicien nucléaire expérimental et professeur de physique à Uppsala
Université d'Uppsala, Suède. Mon domaine de recherche est la structure de l'exotique
les noyaux. Avec mes collaborateurs de recherche, nous réalisons des expériences à
différents laboratoires internationaux d'accélérateurs. Nos principaux instruments sont
le spectromètre à rayons gamma AGATA et le
détecteur de neutrons
Il a été très agréable de voir comment Linux, au cours des 20 dernières années, a
pris en charge la totalité (ou du moins la plupart) des problèmes informatiques de mon
recherche. Nous utilisons Linux par exemple dans les FPGA de notre électronique, dans le
acquisition de données et systèmes de stockage, pour l'analyse de données et des simulations dans
grappes informatiques et pour la rédaction et la production des résultats de nos recherches.
J'utilise aussi Linux en privé. Je n'ai jamais eu d'ordinateur avec un autre système d'exploitation.
Linux est génial!
Je suis abonné depuis quelques mois.
"Linux" englobe une myriade de distributions et d’approches pour créer
la vie meilleure grâce aux logiciels open source – tellement en fait qu'il semble
impossible à suivre complètement à moins que ce ne soit votre travail à temps plein. Avoir un
Chaque mois, un journal soigneusement préparé d’histoires et d’explicateurs arrivent à
votre boîte de réception est à la fois un cadeau et le coup de pied dans le pantalon beaucoup d'entre nous
les non-développeurs doivent continuer à en apprendre davantage sur quelque chose qui autrement
peut sembler assez accablant.
Mémoire préférée: c’est du pur ego, mais j’ai une fois publié ma photo dans un numéro! Je ne dirai à personne de qui il s'agissait.
Ma première distribution:
J'ai appelé Kim Commando à l'adolescence pour lui demander ce qu'elle pensait de
open source, et elle m'a envoyé une copie de Red Hat. Depuis lors, j'utilise Tails
OS et Qubes OS principalement et suis un fan de la philosophie Debian.
Je suis abonné depuis 15 ans, parce que
Ce fut drôle à lire. J'aime Linux.
Mon préféré LJ la mémoire est en train de lire LJ (numéros imprimés) dans WC 10+
Ma première distribution était Red Hat 5.2 en avril 1999.
Ma première installation a "échoué" car je ne savais pas qui est "root".
Je suis abonné depuis mai 2014.
Je veux soutenir la publication car je suis convaincu du positif
effectuer le journal a sur la communauté Linux.
Ma première distribution a été Slackware vers 1998. J’ai acheté un tas de CD en
une librairie à l'université.
Je suis abonné depuis environ 6 ans,
et un développeur depuis plus de 10 ans. Je suis abonné à Journal Linux
était mon préféré des publications Linux qui existaient. Même s'ils
dis que vous ne devriez jamais juger un livre par sa couverture, j'ai été attiré par les couvertures
du Journal Linux publications. Mon article préféré à ce jour est
Rankin a parlé de l’utilisation d’Odroid pour une solution NAS à domicile. La première
La distribution que j’ai utilisée était Mandrake 9.x. J'ai reçu une copie d'un ami,
et a ensuite décidé de l'acheter avec le livre Mandrake comme guide.
Je suis abonné depuis environ 2006, car
J'aime lire, j'apprends des choses utiles et
soutenir le journalisme Linux.
En 1993, je voulais aller à un concert de Grateful Dead
dans l'Oregon. Je vivais un peu au nord de Seattle à l’époque et j’ai vu un
Groupe de discussion Usenet que quelqu'un du nom de Phil Hughes à Seattle avait
billets en vente. Phil m'a dit où son camion était garé et a quitté le
des billets dans la caisse du camion; sur le chemin de l'Oregon, je les ai ramassés et partis
paiement à leur place. Je suis à peu près sûr que c'était le Phil Hughes qui
bref alors co-fondé Linux Journal! Dommage que je ne l'ai pas rencontré à
la personne. Ma première distribution a été Slackware, de fin 1993 à 2010.
Merci et je suis tellement content Journal Linux vies!
Chester A. Wright, Jr.
Je suis abonné depuis 1995 (que la plus ancienne copie papier que je puisse trouver à la
soutenir la communauté et apprendre ce que les autres utilisent. Vous
Je ne sais jamais quand la prochaine inspiration vous touchera!
Ma première distribution a été SLS, 1993 (pas Slackware). Je devais télécharger et
20 disque 3,5 "
images utilisant un MAC connecté à Internet parce que je n'avais pas Internet à
Ces jours-ci, j'enseigne un laboratoire dans une université locale où l'ingénieur de première année
les étudiants apprennent à construire et à administrer des machines virtuelles Linux. Ce
l'exposition est un must pour leur carrière.
William (Bill) Bastick
Je ne me souviens même plus du moment où j'ai commencé à m'abonner. Cependant, je peux me souvenir
exactement quand je
a découvert Linux, en tant que "démarreur d'âge mûr", et c'était en 2005. A partir de là,
jusqu’à ce que le Journal devienne disponible en format numérique, j’ai acheté le
magazine de mon agent de presse local – je suis un peu en retard par rapport au
fois en raison de
la tyrannie de la distance (je vis en Tasmanie).
Ma toute première expérience sous Linux était Damn Small Linux, un CD gratuit avec un autre
publication. J'étais accro, et avec un peu de conseil de la part de Linux
mon ami, j’ai partitionné mon ordinateur de bureau Win XP et installé Mandriva (Free
Édition). Bien que je n’utilise plus ce vieux bureau, il fonctionne toujours et ainsi de suite.
fait Mandriva. Ma femme a grandi pour l'aimer, même si elle est maintenant Ununtu
utilisateur d'ordinateur portable.
Je me suis impliqué quelques années plus tard avec Linux Conference Australia, qui
a eu lieu ici à Hobart en 2009. J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer et de discuter avec
Linus Torvolds à l'époque. Il semblait apprécier de rester ici,
surtout la plongée sous-marine!
Je suis maintenant 72, un utilisateur de Linux principalement autodidacte qui a répandu la
mot aux amis et à la famille avec un succès raisonnable. Après quelques années de
distro hopping, je me suis installé sur Ubuntu et ses variantes (Unity 16.04 et
Tellement heureux Journal Linux est revenu plus fort que jamais.
Félicitations pour le
Jalon de 25 ans et meilleurs voeux pour les années à venir. Je serai avec toi
long terme ou au moins autant que le "facteur d’âge" le permet.
J'ai souscrit 11 ans,
parce que la connaissance est le pouvoir!
Préféré LJ mémoire rencontre Shawn Powers à la LinuxCon 2009 en
Ma première distribution était une étrange production chinoise
version fournie avec l'ordinateur portable hors marque que j'avais acheté sans système d'exploitation
installée. Cela ne fonctionnait pas vraiment car il n'y avait pas de support de pilote, mais c'était
ma première incursion. J’ai repris Suse chez Best Buy peu après, avec beaucoup
David A. Lane
Je suis abonné depuis plus de dix ans pour rester au fait des nouveautés et des logiciels Linux et FOSS.
Mon préféré LJ la mémoire est le numéro de janvier 2010, que j'ai eu à l'invité
La première distribution était Slackware en 1995.
Je suis abonné depuis 2002 (j'ai les archives CD-Rom jusqu'en 1994)
et avoir des souvenirs de magazines de 1998.
Je m'inscris car cela fait partie d'un
communauté qui favorise l’adoption et les améliorations de Linux. Linux a été
clé pour le fonctionnement et le développement de mon entreprise.
Mon préféré LJ la mémoire est un article qui m'a appris comment
mettre en place un serveur Linux avec Samba afin que toute ma société puisse générer
PDF en imprimant sur une imprimante virtuelle de post-script partagée. Nous a sauvé des tonnes de
de l'argent dans les licences Acrobat il y a de nombreuses années. Je vous remercie!
La première distribution était Red Hat 5.2.
Sur la photo, je porte honnêtement l'un de mes t-shirts préférés: un
Journal Linux t-shirt – "Geek par nature. Linux par choix."
Je l'ai eu il y a plusieurs années, mais je le porte toujours régulièrement.
Je suis abonné depuis janvier 2009, bien que lecteur depuis 2005.
La première distribution que j'ai utilisée était Ubuntu. C'était une version très ancienne qui est venue
sur un ancien ordinateur de bureau Dell que j’ai acquis en faisant des recherches pour mon
doctorat en technologie de l'éducation de l'Université Pepperdine. Voici
ce que j'ai écrit pour mon essai de composition: William d'Ockham était un 14ème siècle
logicien et frère franciscain en Angleterre.
Il est venu avec la lex parsimoniae, ou la loi de la concision, qui
dit que les entités ne devraient pas être multipliées au-delà de la nécessité. Le rasoir d'Occam, comme
on a appris que quand on donnait deux explications également valables
pour un phénomène, il faut embrasser le moins compliqué. Ou comme
L'architecte Mies van der Rohe a déclaré: "Moins, c'est plus."
A peu près au même moment, de l’autre côté de l’Europe, un évêque représentant
Le pape Benoît IX a été envoyé à la recherche des meilleurs peintres d'Italie. Il y avait
être une commission importante offerte au Vatican, et le pape voulait
le seul meilleur artiste à le faire. L'évêque a dit à Giotto, peut-être le
premier des peintres de la Renaissance, célèbre pour son habileté et sa tendance
être un ermite, que le pape voulait utiliser ses services et
lui a demandé un dessin qu'il pourrait envoyer à sa sainteté. À ceci
Giotto prit une feuille de papier et un pinceau trempés dans de la peinture rouge, et avec
une torsion de sa main a dessiné un cercle si parfait qu'il était une merveille
voir. Puis, avec un sourire, il dit à l'évêque: "Voilà ton dessin."
Comme s’il se moquait de lui, l’évêque répondit: "Est-ce la seule
dessin que je dois avoir? "" C'est plus que suffisant, "répondit Giotto." Envoyer
et le long et vous verrez si cela est compris ou non. "Quel parfait
démonstration du rasoir d'Occam. Giotto a eu le travail.
Avance rapide de quelques siècles. Je discutais avec un ami
Il y a quelques années, les ordinateurs personnels étaient si omniprésents. Nous étions
discuter des avantages d’une nouvelle machine à écrire vantée par ses
fabricant en tant que "traitement de texte".
C'était très cher, plus qu'un PC de base coûte aujourd'hui, et nous nous sommes demandés
à voix haute si cela en valait la peine.
Puis il a dit: "Vous savez, un crayon est un traitement de texte, c'est juste
plus lent que d'autres. "
Je suis revenu à cette conversation plusieurs fois, dans de nombreuses situations.
Parfois, nous sommes tellement emballés dans des noms et des définitions que nous oublions
que ce qui est au cœur de la question est très simple. C'était
Le rasoir d'Occam recommence. L'année dernière, j'ai rendu visite à un ami
mien, le directeur d’un collège local, pour lui montrer certaines de mes
expériences avec Linux. J'ai apporté un ordinateur, un moniteur à écran plat, un
clavier et une souris, et mettre en place un bureau temporaire dans son bureau. Pour
années, je me cherchais un meilleur système d’exploitation,
et éventuellement pour une utilisation à l'école. J'avais depuis longtemps abandonné Windows et
s'était récemment concentré sur le système d'exploitation Apple. Il m'a encore laissé avec
un sentiment d'impuissance, car les développeurs permettent uniquement aux utilisateurs de
faire un nombre limité de choses, et ceux seulement avec la permission.
Je voulais quelque chose de beaucoup plus flexible. Lors de la recherche de différents
réponses open source, je cherchais 1) la facilité d’utilisation et
administration, 2) disponibilité des applications et 3) soutien de la communauté
pour le dépannage et l'expansion. J'ai allumé la boîte, une ancienne
(cinq ans) PC Dell que j'avais acheté pour presque rien. C'était un
Beige sale de couleur, et il a fait beaucoup, bien, des bruits uniques. Comme le
l'ordinateur rugit à la vie, une nouvelle version de Linux de Linux qui illumine
l'écran. Il avait l'air très moderne, avec un bel écran de démarrage et
icônes pour les applications les plus récentes et les plus rapides décorant le bureau. je
lancé certains des programmes.
Cet ordinateur était rapide comme l'éclair! Il y avait tout ce qu'on pouvait souhaiter à
un ordinateur tout neuf. J'ai expliqué à mon ami que c'était open source
logiciel et que c'était gratuit.
Patrick Op de Beeck
Au début, je
acheté Journal Linux comme des copies uniques au kiosque à journaux et
puis souscrit plus tard.
Au début, je me suis abonné à d'autres utilisations de
Linux et pour obtenir des conseils et des nouvelles sur le système d’exploitation et la communauté Linux.
Mon numéro préféré est celui avec le
Titanesque en première page et l'histoire qui l'entoure.
Ma première distribution a été la "distribution" de Linus
en fait 😉 Nous étions des pionniers avant même qu'une "distribution" soit disponible.
Après cela, j'ai essayé Yggdrasil, mais je ne l'ai jamais obtenu
PC ordinaire. Ensuite, SLS, Slackware jusqu’à ce que nous obtenions S.u.S.E 4.0, qui fonctionnait à partir de
la boîte et est resté mon préféré jusqu'à ce qu'il soit repris par WordPerfect.
Plus tard, j’ai essayé plusieurs autres: Mandriva, Red Hat
fonctionne hors de la boîte sur d'autres configurations), et maintenant Gentoo est mon préféré
distro. Gentoo est peut-être difficile au début, mais c’est très enrichissant pendant
la durée de vie de votre ordinateur, ne faites jamais de réinstallation, mais effectuez toujours une mise à niveau. Il est très
TRÈS rapidement, mais vous devez suivre le manuel à la lettre. Tu sais aussi mieux
ce qui est à l'intérieur de la "boîte", et cela vous donne le choix de ce que vous voulez. Il
pas dit, "Oh, nous avons cessé d'utiliser ce gestionnaire de fenêtres, vous devez donc passer à xx", ou
"Désolé, seules les applications prises en charge sont limitées." Ou "tu as
payer xxx pour cela. "Si le logiciel n'est pas disponible sur Gentoo, alors il est
ordures ou trop nouveau et pas bien développé pour une utilisation par des non-développeurs.
Avec le temps, chaque bon ajout au logiciel Linux devient disponible sur
En tant que président du groupe d'utilisateurs Linux d'Anvers depuis 1990, nous continuons à
soutenir le système d'exploitation Linux et regarder l'évolution. Personnellement, je ne suis pas content
Microsoft dans Linux Foundation, puisque l'objectif de cette société
se situe à 180 ° à l’inverse de ce que nous voulons avec Linux: à savoir un logiciel open-source
et des applications, pas nécessairement totalement gratuites – facturant la maintenance nous
l'amour – mais pas pour la source.
Le 29 octobre 1993, Linus Torvalds a présenté son premier film vraiment public
présentation dans le monde, ouverte au public et organisée par la VUB (gratuit
Université de Bruxelles), The Antwerp Linux User Group et le G.U.U.G., et
il y a adapté le slogan de moi "Linux va pour le monde
Domination ". Auparavant, il n'avait fait qu'une présentation aux États-Unis pendant un mois.
public limité d'utilisateurs numériques organisé par John Hall.
Vous pouvez contacter le groupe d'utilisateurs Linux d'Anvers à l'adresse [email protected]
Je suis abonné depuis 2010 pour approfondir mes connaissances sur
Linux, découvrez de nouvelles façons d’utiliser mon ordinateur et restez au courant de
problèmes qui se posent dans le monde de Linux.
Ma mémoire préférée va chez Books-A-Million et achète mes
premier exemplaire de Journal Linux retour en 2009.
Ma première distribution
était Ubuntu 8.04. Mon professeur m'a présenté le monde de Linux, et
il a grandi depuis lors.
Je suis abonné depuis très longtemps, parce que j'adore ça! Merci
beaucoup pour économiser Journal Linux et le garder.
La mémoire préférée devient la Journal Linux question (papier
copie) avec mon article de fond et mon nom sur la couverture en 2011.
Je me sentais comme un pro!
Je suis à peu près sûr que ma première distribution était
Debian. Le démarrage pour lequel je travaillais a manqué de financement (environ 2000),
et nous avons sauvé la journée en jetant un coup d’œil à un groupe de vieux ordinateurs de bureau d’une sœur
société et d’installer Debian Linux sur eux et de constituer un cluster
pour servir les applications JSP de la société avec des logiciels à code source ouvert (Apache httpd et
Matou). Nous avons utilisé LVS (serveur virtuel Linux) pour l'équilibreur de charge.
Jozo (Joe) Capkun
J'ai commencé à m'inscrire vers 1997. J'ai acheté ma première archive.
CD-ROM en 2010, parce que mes étagères craquaient sous le poids du dos
problèmes. Mon préféré LJ La mémoire est l'interview de Linus en 1994. J'aimais lire
à propos de ce qu'il a traversé pour créer Linux et où il pensait que Linux pourrait
La première distribution était Slackware 1.1. J'ai téléchargé les images de la disquette
en utilisant un modem haut débit 14,4k.
Le monde informatique, le monde entier, a changé depuis la première fois que je
lu le message de Linus dans comp.minix en octobre 1991 annonçant qu’il possédait une version de
Linux prêt à être utilisé par les autres. Merci à vous Linux
être là pour le voyage et l'aventure jusqu'à présent. Aux 25 prochaines années!
Je suis abonné depuis un an
soutenir le travail fantastique LJ
fait la promotion de Linux et open source.
La mémoire préférée est quand Journal Linux était rené, comme un
phénix du feu!
La première distribution était Mandrake Linux 6.
Merci pour tout le travail incroyable que vous faites!
Andrew W. Anderson
Je suis abonné depuis la fin des années 90.
J'ai été déployé pendant un bref moment, alors que j'étais concentré sur d'autres
choses, et mon abonnement a expiré depuis environ un an.
Journal Linux est génial. Il
fait appel à un large public intéressé par Linux, et c’est dans la plupart des cas
cas, bien présenté et compréhensible.
J'adore recevoir le dernier numéro
et se pencher sur tout le nouveau contenu. J'apprécie particulièrement les nouveaux produits
et nouvelles sections de projets. J'aime aussi les questions qui se sont concentrées sur
projets sympas comme le numéro du projet Oswald d'il y a quelques années.
Red Hat 5.0 a été ma première distribution au cours de ma
études de premier cycle.
Lars Højmose Kristense
J'ai été un lecteur fréquent de Journal Linux depuis 1994.
Au début, Linux n'était qu'un passe-temps dérangeant. Aujourd'hui, Linux est un
partie naturelle des produits que nous développons chez Rohde & Schwarz.
Slackware fut ma première installation Linux en 1993. J'ai utilisé beaucoup de
les distributions. J'ai probablement appris le plus sur les internes lors de l'utilisation et
Gentoo pendant quelques années à compter de 2003. Aujourd’hui, Linux Mint est
garder la vie dans mon ordinateur portable Asus à partir de 2012 très bien. Je suis aussi un heureux
Raspberry Pi propriétaire et utilisateur.
J'étais un utilisateur heureux du vrai téléphone Linux Nokia N900 pendant plusieurs années
inspiré par Journal Linux. Ce téléphone est définitivement mon préféré
Journal Linux a été divertissant, inspirant et éduquant par le biais de la
années. Il a été intéressant de lire des commandes de ligne de commande détaillées avec
bonnes explications sur le processus de développement chaotique dans la communauté Linux
et sur les nouveaux logiciels et produits. Ce n'est pas toujours agréable à lire
à propos de la sécurité, mais Journal Linux a de temps en temps réveillé mon attention.
S'il vous plaît continuer le bon travail.
Je suis abonné
pour 18-20 ans, pas sûr.
J'aime ça, mais c'est en partie
nostalgique pour moi aussi.
Ma mémoire préférée remonte au début des années 2000 lorsque j’ai utilisé un LJ
article pour mettre en œuvre une solution de sauvegarde à distance pour certains de nos satellites
bureaux qui avaient des lecteurs de bandes défectueux. L'article a montré comment utiliser Samba
pour archiver les fichiers du site distant et les copier dans notre répertoire local
serveur dans les premières heures du matin. Nous n'avions pas de budget pour acheter de l'équipement, et je
était capable de faire cela avec les vieux 486 à l'époque. Il y avait des solutions aux problèmes du monde réel et je ne pouvais pas en avoir assez à l'époque.
Ma première distribution a été Slackware en 1997.
Un autre bon souvenir était en fait d’écrire un article sur Raspi-Sump dans
l'édition 1996 de Embedded. C'était bon de contribuer après avoir bénéficié
toutes ces années. J'ai même eu des gens à me remercier pour le partage
le programme. Il est toujours utilisé et maintenu sur GitHub sous la licence MIT.
Salut, et continuez votre bon travail.
Moisés Herná Duarte
Je suis abonné depuis 20 ans.
Je lisais Journal Linux parce que quand j'ai commencé à utiliser Linux,
votre magazine était le meilleur. Et c'est toujours.
Un de mes favoris LJ souvenirs est quand vous avez publié l'article sur
construire un cluster en utilisant le Beowulf How To. Nous avons gagné la quatrième place en
Concours national proposant ce cluster vers 2002.
La première distribution que j'ai utilisée était Slackware, installée à partir de disquettes.
et partager un disque dur de 200 Mo avec Windows.
Merci beaucoup de me laisser faire partie de votre histoire.
Hugo Ortega Hernandez
Je suis abonné depuis environ sept ans.
J'aime Linux et moi
Peut-être le plus
des souvenirs précieux sont ces moments où j'ai appris quelque chose de nouveau sur un sujet que je
savait déjà bien. L’exemple le plus récent est l’article "Comprendre
Bash: Éléments de la programmation "dans le numéro d'octobre 2018.
de connaissances approfondies est le carburant qui me permet de continuer à utiliser Linux au travail et à la maison.
La première distribution a été Red Hat en 1998.
Je suis abonné depuis 2001 (ou plus tôt).
Journal Linux apporte des articles soigneusement sélectionnés de bons auteurs sur
sujets d'importance et d'intérêt chaque mois. Près de 80% du contenu
de chaque numéro est de mon intérêt-c'est la raison principale pour laquelle je
Dans un de mes anciens lieux de travail, qui était une organisation gérée par l'État à Kolkata,
Inde, nous utilisions des logiciels libres
solutions tout autour. Il était nécessaire d'introduire une bibliothèque
logiciel de gestion pour notre bibliothèque. LJ a fait un article sur Koha autour de cette
temps. Nous l'avons adopté et cela a été un grand succès.
S'il vous plaît continuer le bon travail. LJ fait partie de
la vie. C'était dommage de le manquer pendant quelques mois.
Je suis abonné depuis 20 ans pour
rester à jour et apprendre de nouvelles choses avec Linux et les technologies associées.
La mémoire préférée est la colonne "Ils l'ont dit" et la fin de l'année de Doc Searls
pièce sur l'élection de 2016.
Ma première distribution a été Red Hat (envoi à Fedora).
Une pensée: les événements récents montrent que l’Amérique a besoin de LIRE PLUS, que ce soit
ses Journal Linux,
Scientifique américain ou la le journal Wall Street. Education de base avec un
l'accent sur la lecture est la
excellent facilitateur et boussole.
Je ne me souviens plus combien de temps je me suis abonné – c’est votre deuxième ou
troisième année. Je n'avais aucun crédit
carte et j’envoyais des chèques en dollars d’Italie par la poste. C'était un
opération très pénible d'aller à la banque pour obtenir le chèque, allez à la poste
bureau, envoyez le chèque et attendez la notification que vous l'avez reçu.
Je suis un utilisateur Linux, ingénieur logiciel, développeur et logiciel libre
J'ai trop de souvenirs. C'était vraiment un plaisir de recevoir
ma copie dans le post. La plupart du temps, il était en mauvais état, mais je lisais
il couvre pour couvrir le jour où il est arrivé. Maintenant, ce n'est pas la même chose, même si je continue
adore lire LJ.
Ma première distribution était Slackware chargée à partir de la disquette téléchargée sur mon ordinateur.
université, parce que mon modem était
Je suis abonné depuis environ 10 ans. je
s'abonner à Journal Linux parce que j'aime les périodiques mensuels qui sont
bien édité et servir de guide pour l'avenir. Bien sûr, je peux chercher
des informations aléatoires sur Internet, et qui sont utiles à sa manière. Mais
J'ai également vu disparaître mes publications préférées, notamment PC
La semaine, PC
Magazine, DDJ et SMOKINGet je suis content Linux
Journal est toujours là.
J'ai aussi lu Journal Linux pour le travail. Ma devise est: J'utilise Linux au travail, Mac
à la maison, et Windows seulement quand il le faut.
Ma première distribution était Sony pour Linux sur PlayStation 2. Hé, n'est-ce pas?
Envie de mélanger plaisir avec le travail?
Je suis abonné depuis deux ans maintenant et auparavant j'étais abonné
d'autres magazines, mais ils sont morts … RIP.
Ma première distribution a été SUSE, puis Debian, mais finalement
suis dans Linux Mint. Je trouve ça assez confortable. J'ai commencé quand tu es encore
démarraient à partir de disques externes de 1,4 Mo. Il m'a fallu au moins deux heures pour obtenir un
démarrage entièrement fonctionnel! C'est si facile maintenant, avec autant d'options pour sélectionner correctement
avant pour tout fonctionne la première fois.
Mon souvenir préféré: j'aime SSH, puis je pense avoir découvert l'option mosh via
votre magazine, mais je ne suis pas sûr, c’est un peu extra mais vraiment sympa. je
aimer cette sensation quand vous venez de taper un peu de texte, vous obtenez que
Puissance. Oui, j'ai tendance à abuser de l'utilisateur root, mais j'essaie de l'arrêter.
Je suis abonné depuis 2009,
parce que j'aime le
articles beaucoup et se sentir comme un Journal Linux membre de la communauté.
Mon préféré LJ la mémoire était la notification, en 2017, qu'il n'était pas
la fin de LJ.
Slackware 3.5 a été ma première distribution en juillet 1998.
Je suis abonné depuis le numéro 37, et je pense que mon premier était le numéro 32. J'étais
Enchanté. Je me suis abonné parce qu'en plus LWN, c’était ici le seul
magazine international pour les utilisateurs de Linux.
Ma première distribution pour de l'argent était S.u.S.E, mais je pense qu'en 1993, c'était Slackware.
J'ai aimé Linux depuis le début. D'abord j'étais un Windows
Programmeur, mais après cette longue période sous Windows, il a été
éclairant pour travailler avec Linux. Au début, je travaillais uniquement sur l'interface de commande,
avec beaucoup de lecture de pages de manuel. Sur mon travail, faire des choses dans
Contrôle automatique, travailler avec Linux a été un plaisir.
J'utilisais Linux même comme ordinateur de bureau depuis le tout début, même
quand ce n'était pas commun à cette époque.
Bien dans toutes mes années de travail avec Linux et Journal Linux, ceux-ci sont
deux vieux amis à venir avec les temps & Mash, c'est la cohérence!
Il y a beaucoup d'histoires intéressantes, mais aussi simple que cela, je
utilisez-le tous les jours pendant plusieurs années.
J'ai été un lecteur assidu de Journal Linux depuis environ 1996 et un
abonné depuis 2005. Une fois que le salon a commencé à se remplir avec le
magazines sur papier, j'étais tellement heureux que LJ est sorti avec le numérique
édition par abonnement, car c'était un grand soulagement libérant de l'espace si nécessaire
pour mes ordinateurs.
S'il n'y avait pas un collègue dans une compagnie d'assurance où j'ai travaillé
qui m'a présenté et a continué à percer les avantages de Linux retour
dans les années 1990 et a insisté pour que je laisse tomber la "pilule rouge", je
ne pense pas que j'aurais eu une telle connaissance de l'informatique et
programmation (merci Joe).
En revanche, j’ai toujours été un utilisateur Microsoft depuis DOS 3.1, à notre époque.
a dû charger le système d’exploitation à partir de disquettes à la fin des années 1980. À l'époque avec un
640 Ko fonctionnant au-dessus de mon matériel 8086/88, je pensais être sur
sommet du monde après la migration d’un processeur Atari 520 68K Motorola.
Cependant, après avoir été introduit à Linux dans les années 1990 et avoir installé Red Hat
Linux 5.0 et l’acquisition de deux stations de travail Sun Sparc "RISC", mon esprit était
soufflé comme le trou de lapin est apparu comme une fosse sans fond.
Je suis abonné à Journal Linuxparce que depuis que j'ai été introduit
il y a environ 23 ans, c'est la seule publication, IMO, qui est restée vraie
au mouvement du logiciel libre et open source qui éclaire leurs lecteurs
de mois en mois avec de nouvelles informations et des possibilités infinies de ce que l’on
peut atteindre et exploiter sans stagnation logicielle propriétaire et
obstacles financiers. Rêvez-le, téléchargez-le, construisez-le.
J'ai personnellement fourni aux clients des solutions à leurs problèmes.
besoins des entreprises, des articles et des idées soumis à travers la publication,
et à ce jour, je cherche voracement de mois en mois de nouvelles idées et
information. Le premier de chaque mois, je vérifie avec empressement mon courrier électronique et le
LJ site pour un nouveau numéro comme un enfant qui attend l’ouverture d’un magasin de jouets.
En outre, pour moi, ce fut un jour très triste quand LJ a annoncé qu'ils ne seraient pas
plus imprimer leur publication. Tous mes pairs ont pensé que quelqu'un
était décédé, et le garçon en avait l’impression après toutes ces années. Mais
que tout a changé après un mois ou deux quand ils ont riposté sur les presses.
They were back and as strong as ever. To me, that was the greatest moment
dans LJ history, and as long as you guys are around, you'll have a
loyal subscriber, and I hope that LJ will be around for generations to come.
I can't thank you guys enough for the support and the many projects I
have completed with the assistance and reading of LJ. One of my favorites is
the June 2013 issue's "Prospecting for Ones and Zeros".
Forget about pouring gasoline on fire, this was the nuke!
Excellent work guys, don't stop!
I've been a subscriber since around issue #4.
It keeps me informed on
what the cool kids are up to.
My favorite LJ memory is attending a mini-Linux
conference, which was embedded into a UNIX Conference in Washington DC. Cette
is where I found out about Linux Journal and subscribed as soon as I got
My first distro: I was playing around with Minix when I first saw Linus' post about Linux 0.12. My first real
distribution was Slackware.
Norman H. Azadian
I've been a subscriber since Day One. My first distro was a stack of
floppies we downloaded from somewhere, way before 1.0. My first
commercial distro was Red Hat.
I began subscribing March 12, 1996, according to my accounting program. je
wire-wrapped my own 6800 computer in high school in 1978, wrote LISP and
Fortran programs on punch cards for a Cyber mainframe at USC, worked as
an intern running a company's PDP-11/70 (booted with paper tape) during
the summers, and owned TRS-80 and Commodore computers and every
generation of PC since the original 8088. I was first introduced to UNIX
and USENET on an NCR Tower (68020-based) owned by a former employer, and
later via Sun and SGI workstations. By 1996, I was already transitioning
from Windows to Linux, as I was always a low-level guy at heart (embedded
hardware/software engineer), and Microsoft had gone too closed. Plus,
I saw the writing on the wall by that time with USENET having morphed
into the internet and TCP/IP and Open Systems becoming the future, not
NETBIOS and proprietary applications.
My first Linux OS experimentation was dual-booting to Slackware back
somewhere in the mid-90s. I worked with Debian for a while, and by 2000,
my primary boot OS was Red Hat, and I was running Windows in a VMware VM.
In 2003, I moved to Gentoo (back when it had to be brought up from a
stage one install), and I've been using Gentoo ever since. I just
re-compiled over a dozen or so workstation upgrades over the years.
I've also booted a number of embedded Linux distributions over the
years, cross-compiled on my Gentoo workstation. The only remnants I have
of Windows are VM snapshots of my old systems (all the way back to my
first DOS PC and up to Windows 2000). Thanks to Linux and the fine
open-source emulators, I even have archives of all my old TRS-80 and
Commodore VIC-20 and C64 programs, spreadsheets and text documents
that I wrote in college nearly 40 years ago. I can still run those
applications and read those files today, thanks to the hard work of
I forget when I first saw Linux Journal on the local magazine rack.
It was back in the later days of Computer Shopper et BYTE!
I had already been running Linux for a while by that point, but was
surprised to find it had a fan base large enough to justify a magazine.
I subscribed instantly of course, and I have maintained that subscription
for the last 23 years, through the digital transition and the latest
reorganization. I don't have a favorite LJ memory; I like all of it.
Zack Brown's "diff -u" is one I never miss to keep up with what's going
on with the kernel, along with Doc Searls' opinions (now editorials)
on the continuing evolution of Open Source. The most valuable aspect of
Linux Journal for me is that it covers the wide gamut of activities that
Linux now encompasses, from small embedded IoT systems to smartphones to
cloud-based containers to the world's fastest supercomputers. J'ai été
using UNIX shells for three decades, but I still find useful pointers in
Dave Taylor's articles. Most of my coding is in C/C++, but I like
keeping up with what's happening on the language front as well. I also
enjoy finding articles about programs I've never heard of before,
particularly science and math applications that I never realized were
already waiting for me to simply "emerge" onto my Gentoo system. le
breadth of the Linux ecosystem these days is truly fantastic.
Anyway, congratulations on 25 years, and keep up the good work!
I've been a subscriber for 5+ years.
My first distro was Slackware and
building the kernel from scratch on the weekends.
Harjit S Mavi
I've subscribed since 2007. I subscribed
while I was working at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Later I moved
to Canada and resumed membership.
I subscribe because I was a Linux system
administrator most of my professional life.
My favorite memory was When I received my first copy of Linux
journal in Melbourne, Australia.
I cannot recall my first distro.
I've been a Linux Journal subscriber since
about 2011. I really love the articles, especially the trouble-shooting
stories Kyle Rankin writes. I also enjoy Doc Searls exploring the new
frontier of the digital era. I still have copies the paper magazine
that I periodically skim through and find an interesting piece of free
software to try or idea to test. The new digital copy is full of useful
information—I usually don't even get through the whole issue before the
next one comes out, so the past issue ISO offer to subscribers was much
apprécié. Keep up the good work.
I included a pic of a family trip to Yellowstone in 2018 that my wife took
(two of my three sons are in the pic—I'm on the right).
PS. I kept a trip journal on my Acer – Aspire One Ubuntu machine (runs
which replaced an awful Windows 7 Starter OS.
Nicola De Filippo
This January is my ten-year anniversary as a subscriber.
I subscribe to get news about kernel and
read the kernel article "diff -u" first.
My first distro was
Slackware, and it was 1995, but I don't remember the version.
I love Linux on the desktop and mobile (I'm a Sailfish OS user).
I subscribed when LJ commencé
to offer a digital subscription in 2005 or 2006-ish, I think.
I subscribe for three principle reasons,
each equally important: 1. Fantastic and in-depth technical articles. 2
LJ est allé
digital, so I could get it on time and at reasonable cost. 3. I wanted to
support this fantastic free software resource.
My favorite thing about LJ was when I could subscribe to the digital
and all the fantastic enterprise Linux infrastructure and web/dev technical
My first distro was Suse Linux 5.x or 6.0 in 1998.
I used SunOs/Solaris before.
I am an engineer, developer, sysadmin and open source advocate. ma
interests are in IC design and test, solving engineering problems,
automation, development, data processing, analysis and visualization, web
technologies and devops.
I use Linux exclusively—both personally and for work since it displaced
UNIX in engineering and scientific computing in late 1990s. I cannot
imagine the world without UNIX/Linux/GNU, free software giants like Richard
Stallman, Linus Torvalds and countless others inspiring us and contributing
to free software and computing. Climbing on their shoulders, we enjoy
free computing, learning and contributing to a better and sustainable future.
If I could have my LJ wish come true—please use thicker fonts in your
PDFs. It it way too thin (low contrast) to read, even magnified on mobile
and laptop screens.
I am a gray beard. I graduated college in 1967 with a degree in Mechanical
Engineering. My formal introduction to computers was when I took a Fortran
IV programming class in college in 1965. I have been using Linux since
the days when one had to compile the individual packages and put the
pieces all together. My first distro was SuSE Linux not long after it
appeared. I switched to Mandrake in its early years and have stuck with
it through its many iterations over the years and am typing this on a
Toshiba laptop running Mageia 6. Several people have influenced me over
the years, including, more than any other, Richard M. Stallman. Ayant
gotten into computers and programming in the 1960s, software freedom was
the norm. Over the years, I observed the possessive, closed-source model
takeover led most prominently by Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and I found
it infuriating. Linux's arrival on the scene was like a drink of cool,
clear water after being surrounded by stagnant, polluted, brackish water
for years. These days my local network includes about 8–12 computers
at any given time with only one not running Linux—my AutoCAD box
running Windows 7 Pro. It isn't connected to the internet. I have been a
Linux Journal subscriber off and on since it was in its infancy,
and I read each issue cover to cover upon arrival. Keep up the good fight.
I've been a subscriber since issue #1.
My favorite LJ memory is sharing my DirB shell
Before Linux, I used UNIX,
starting with Version 7.
I have been a subscriber to LJ since 1994. I remember seeing the cover
of issue #4, and I still have a copy of #13 here.
I think my first useful distro was Yggdrasil something, on floppies,
kernel 1.x.something. I still have my Yggdrasil "The Linux Bible, The
I started working with computers as an "instrument technician" in a huge
integrated steel mill on Lake Michigan. DEC PDPs and VAXes running RSX
and VMS, then we added some SUN sparcs running SUNos 4.something, then
on to Solaris. Research modelers started with SGI workstations and IRIX.
I was more hardware than software, but system administration became
necessary to know. I'm not a programmer, but I can compile a "Hello
World" in C, and I learned enough shell programming to get by.
When MS DOS/Windows started to creep in, I could not understand the
"Just reboot the computer" mentality to fix things.
With our Vaxes and Suns, rebooting was not a way to fix anything.
I was familiar with GNU software from the VMS and SUNos world. Then, Linux
allowed me to experiment on old 386 computers, without disrupting mill
I built a dial-in PPP call-back remote access system on an old AST
486-100Mhz PC with a few modems—with an Apache web server and Samba
file and print sharing, long before the office "Windows" world even knew
what to do with that.
More recently, we snuck in Red Hat and CentOS servers running Oracle and
MySQL, running almost unnoticed in the background, dutifully gathering
and storing process, environmental and photo data with database servers
running over 5 years without being rebooted—unheard of, and not believed
by the "Windows" community.
I'm not in the mills anymore, but I'm still hacking away with Linux. je
must say, there are still times when I get hours into a project, run
into a wall, and people say, "It's simple, just load xyz module and just
compile blah from somewhere." Or, "why are you doing that, you should do
Then I go do something else for a while.
Keep up the good work, Linux Journal.
I've been a subscriber since 2009 (I think).
Reason: I originally subscribed to increase my understanding of Linux. je
continue to subscribe to keep up with the changes in open-source software.
Memories: my event horizon is roughly two weeks now—I don't have any
significant memories of Linux Journal other than having read a lot of
articles over the years.
Original distribution: Slackware Professional Linux version 2.3, first
installed in 1996.
I've been an LJ subscriber since…I don't remember…somewhere between 2012 and
I use Linux, like it, and I like to find news and useful info about it, so
I'm a subscriber.
When I first started, my interest was in embedded Linux, and I found my first
useful information in LJ.
My first distro was Slackware (I still like it), and I sometimes
think about coming back to it.
I'm glad you are still working on LJ.
Per Asbjørn Jensen
I have had an electronic subscription
à Linux Journal for the last eight years and was regular reader for even longer. je
installed my first Linux (Red Hat 5.3) distribution more than 20 years
ago, and I've been a fan ever since. Today both my private and professional
are Linux (Ubuntu), and I have not had a Windows partition for years.
LJ est un
great way to expand my Linux world and support the community.
My favorite LJ "story" was when NSA classified me because I read
learned about Tor and Tails.
I've not been a subscriber from the beginning,
but I remember buying and reading your magazine—a short-lived Spanish
edition—about the date of the 2.0.34 kernel.
I subscribe because it's a good magazine and to express
My favorite LJ memory is reading about a wonderful operating
system that came with a free 32-bit C compiler, among a lot of other great
tools for creating things with a computer, and introducing me to
technologies like FPGAs and microcontrollers (Arduino), which helped me in
becoming an electronic engineer. So thanks for that.
I think my first distro was Slackware, which was famous then.
Nelson (Shih-Wei) Huang
I've subscribed more than 10 years.
During my studies of Red Hat Linux, I needed new knowledge.
I like the focus on privacy.
My first distro was Mandriva 1998.
I've been a subscriber for 18 years. For some reason a
print subscription to the UK was very reasonably priced.
I subscribe for the technical articles that are
My favorite memory was discovering it had "came back from the
First distro was Red Hat 4.2.
Dr. Mícheá Foghlú
Thanks for continuing to produce a fabulous magazine.
I have the first
edition (March 1994)!
It's the best way to get
diverse opinions about Linux, and it's really practical.
My favorite memory is getting my first edition—I really
wanted to learn more about Linux.
First distro was SLS Software Landing
System, 1992. My favourite distro has been Debian for most of the time
since, but I've used and love Ubuntu, SuSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and
I published a Blog
poster of my Linux journey when I joined Red Hat in 2014,
famously Linux supporters (but I work for Google now, also big Linux
probably 20+ years? je
started using Linux regularly ~1996 and found Linux Journal on the shelf at
Barnes & Noble. I immediately subscribed.
I subscribe to keep up to date and learn new
corners of Linux and other OSS.
My favorite LJ memory is putting my feet up, reading the paper
copy cover to cover with a good beverage.
First distro was 3.5" floppies downloaded
from FTP. First CDROM distro was Slackware from Walnut Creek CDROM. Then
later I discovered the awesomeness of Red Hat (version 4 I think?)
Thank you so much for keeping LJ up and running. I deeply appreciate all
Finn Bo Jørgense
I've subscribed since July 1994 (year 1, issue 3), but I have the two first issues as
bien. I had an interruption along the way back when international
payments were complicated.
I subscribe to keep up and to support the free software spirit.
My favorite LJ memory is the first pioneering years when things moved almost every day.
My first distro was Yggdrasil, fall 1993, kernel 0.99.13. Still have the CD, the boot floppy
and the manual!
I have been a subscriber for 20 years (from 1998).
I am the one of the very early fans and users of Linux in China.
My favorite issue is the April 2005 one, for the small satellite application, as
I am a satellite software engineer.
The first distribution I ever used was a Caldera Network Desktop V1.0, then
Here is my collection of LJ magazines:
Jose Luis Martinez
most of the last 20
years, but I remember picking up paper copies in Mexico City and Kuala
Lumpur around 23–24 years ago.
I like the content and the fact
that you have remained quite technically minded. Some things go over the
top of my head, but that is a good thing in my book.
My favorite LJ memory receiving my first DVD with all the
past issues. It was a relief to be able to free all that space!
I think my first distro was Slackware
distributed in 25 3.5 inch floppy disks. Horrific!
I've subscribed since Feb 2012.
I like to keep up to date with
Linux and FOSS.
Not really sure of my favorite memory. I've read a lot of good
articles throughout the years.
Fedora was my first distro
around 2003, but shortly after, I switched to Ubuntu and I've stayed with
Debian for some years now.
I would say I've subscribed for roughly 25
années. I have somewhere a copy of LJ non. 1.
I've loved it since the beginning,
and I don't wont to miss any issues.
My favorite memory is difficult to say, but…when you
started again after the stop.
If I remember well, my first distro was
Slackware distributed on floppy disk.
I've subscribed since about 1995, I think.
It's a good read. Always was.
My favorite memory is meeting LJ people at Linux Expos and Linux events in places like New
York/San Francisco and many other places around the states.
My first distro was Debian followed by Red Hat back in 1993.
I helped start the GNU/Linux kernel at Manchester University by
joining in to start the Manchester Linux User's
Some time later I started the Sheffield Linux User's Group
For the past twenty years I have written for GNU/Linux magazines. je
have been subscribed to the Linux Journal since the early days, but had a
break in the middle. I am still reading Linux Journal. An example of
my photographs and written work is here.
I am about to go to Fosdem in Brussels. I wrote the original conference
signaler pour Linux Magazine about Fosdem many years ago.
Marcelo Rezende Módolo
I believe my subscription must be more than 10 years old.
In addition to being passionate about Linux, I found the content very good.
There were memories, I cannot remember a specific one, but I guarantee that
le retour de LJ after its almost end, I will not forget!
Here in Brazil there was a distribution called Kurumim! That was my first
I started reading occasionally in 2006–2007 (when I was visiting the US, I
used to pick one up), and then I decided to get a subscription sometime in
think, as there was no good Linux magazine at the time at newsstands in the
Netherlands, so I've been subscribed now for 10+ years!
I like to keep up to speed with latest Linux technologies and ideas about
Linux-based ideas—that's why I kept my subscription running. Comme un
programmer by trade, I'm always most interested in programming-related Linux
No particular memory about Linux Journal pops to mind, although
I liked when it was a print issue. Spending all day behind
computer screens, I don't really like to read magazines on it too. je n'ai pas
switched to e-readers or tablets for magazines. It's just not the
same experience. So I guess I read less articles now that it's digital.
My first Linux distribution was SUSE Linux back in 1998–1999, I guess.
It was packed in a box with cds. I used to buy a couple of those boxes before I got
a stable internet connection, where it was ok to just download it. I switched
to debian around 2002 or 2003, and I've primarily used Debian/Ubuntu since but also
an occasional CentOS.
First of all, thank you for bringing Linux
Journal back to life. It's my only magazine subscription, and I really enjoy
reading it cover to cover, not real covers but digital ones now.
I think my LJ subscription started about 1997 or 1998, I'm not sure. je
started reading the magazines in 1996, lent from the person who introduced
me to Linux and a very dear friend that passed away some years ago. Comme un
final graduation project in 2001, we made an implementation of IP-Over-SCSI
and the SourceForge page still exists here.
It was a really exciting project, and we made a deep dive into the Linux
kernel, and somehow we managed to make it work. This was a test
implementation suggested by our professor Hans du Buf at Algarve's
University (Portugal) to see if it was possible to use the SCSI interface
in Beowulf Linux clusters for parallel processing instead of the more
expensive Myrinet fast network cards sold at the time. Good times.
Another good story was when a Linux conference was held at Algarve's
University in 1999, and I had the opportunity to meet Alan Cox in person
with his characteristic red fedora hat on top of his head. My friend
asked Alan for an autograph, and Alan was not expecting to sign my friend's
laptop—it was really memorable to see his face.
My first distribution was Slackware with Linux kernel 2.0. I believe at the
time it was the first Linux distribution with kernel 2.0. I remember really
well downloading the 1.44 MB floppy disk images using a 28.8 kbps modem. Il
took a really long time to download each one and then save the image to the
floppy disk. If we were lucky, we wouldn't have any problems with the floppy
disk, but many times we needed to save a new image in the middle of the Linux
installation, and since I read the partition instructions really well
for the Linux install, I never had a problems and lost information of my
Windows partition. I had a good old 486DX33 laptop with 4 MB of RAM and 100 MB of
disk—a really top-of-the-line computer that managed to work with Linux and
survived my experiences with it.
It's also important to say that Linux and UNIX was my career choice when I
started working. Besides having my home Linux servers and workstations, I
had some experience with administration of the University Vision Lab
Linux and SGI workstations (remember
those?), and it was really something that I enjoyed doing. Merci de Linux
Journal for educating me in all Linux aspects and everybody who helped and
inspired me all these years.
And this is it for now. I have a lot more Linux related stories but this
are the ones I decided to share with Linux Journal. In 25 years I will
share more. 🙂
I have been a subscriber for about six years,
and a developer for more than ten years. I subscribed to Linux
Journal parce qu'il
was my favorite of the Linux publications that existed. Even though they
say you should never judge a book by its cover, I was drawn to the covers
de Linux Journal publications. My favorite article so far is when Kyle
Rankin wrote about using the Odroid for a home NAS solution. The first
distribution that I used was Mandrake 9.x. I received a copy from a friend,
and later decided to buy it with the Mandrake book as a guide.
I've been a subscriber for more than ten years to keep up with the latest
Favorite memory was when LJ,/em> was rescued by PIA!
First distro was Red Hat Linux.
I've been a subscriber for two years.
I subscribed because LJ covered software and hardware. It has had a long tenure
in Linux, and it is also quite inspiring.
My favoriate memories are limited, but email conversations with LJ staff have
been very friendly and informative.
My first distro was Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity DT), and I distro-hopped through at
least 40 before ending up with Mint Xfce and Cinnamon DTs.
My background with computing is fairly long (since '79), what with mucking
about in CP/M, AppleDOS, DOS and Windows. Hardware being analog and digital
from 6800/6502/Z80 in the distant past to current ARM devices and the like.
I made the foray into Linux in late 2016 as a reaction to Windows 10's
quirks and telemetry.
My initial experience with Ubuntu 16.04 was satisfying in that I felt safe and
had no odd OS behaviors.
As my experience grew after a fairly intense distro-hopping period, I
wondered why I waited so long to make the move to Linux.
LJ has been instrumental in my Linux journey, with well-written and
researched articles and thoughtful opinion pieces—a real treat.
These days, I am all about spreading the word to my community (500K people),
in retirement homes, high schools, cop shops and the like. It seems to be
working, albeit slowly. Next stop, flyers at cinemas!
My evangelism requires very little monetary outlay, mostly time to visit
venues to get some flyers posted and handed out. It seems like that most
visceral of media, paper, has become something of a curiosity to the young
'uns, it gives them pause, looks like.
If anyone has any ideas of other venues to approach, I am all ears, I am in
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Hopefully my pic does not make anyone cry:-(
Peter van der Burg
I'm a father of five now adult children. I'm a New
Zealander residing in Melbourne, Victoria (Aus). My early training was in
radio electronics, where I soon gained an interest in microcomputers
(ZX81!). This eventually led to me branching into UNIX Systems
Administration and then ICT Management. I now freelance as an ICT Project
Manager, and I develop interesting solutions on the Raspberry Pi and ESP8266
hardware using Python and MicroPython. My Linux distribution of choice is
currently the no-frills Debian.
I like subscribing to this particular Linux magazine (for more than 20 years
now) for its high-quality journalism. Although so much is available freely
through private websites, etc., this magazine offers curated content that
takes me into realms I may not otherwise go. Good brain food!
My all-time best application of Linux came from an obscure place. In 2007 and
2008, I went to Ethiopia with Habitat for Humanity to build mud houses. Quand je
was asked a year later to participate in an exhibition showcasing my
experience, presenting a few dozen photos wouldn't do it justice. Alors
thinking creatively, it went from "what if each photo frame in the
gallery was an album slideshow?" to what ultimately became a 24-screen
video wall that ran entirely off Linux. The concept remained, that each
screen ran its own slideshow, but it was enhanced so all slideshows ran photos
from a set theme for a period of a few minutes.
This is where the power of Linux and particularly X Windows steps in. It
encapsulates almost everything I love about Linux over any other OS. le
granularity of control over the hardware, wide hardware support, software
that spans generations of hardware and extensive and powerful networking
Each column of four screens was driven by a PC with two dual-head videocards,
with all six PCs being served images from a Linux file server. The server ran
24 processes, each serving photos to its respective screen. The result was
Through the extensive control set of X11 and VESA commands, I could even
power manage all the screens to coincide with the gallery opening hours.
Having free access to a lot of old PC hardware, I had to find a version of
Linux of the same era. I settled with Suse 9 running the rudimentary TWM X
Windows Manager. Nvidia still had drivers available! Using scavenged
materials, I recall only spending about $100 on hardware fastenings and
electrical power boards.
The server was multi-homed, meaning the screen driving PCs sat on their own
trusted network, while the server was also on a less trusted network
allowing remote systems administration.
The Videowall continued to be used post exhibition for a few years as a
Conference Information Board for locally held events.
Overall, it was a great project for applied Linux.
I've been a subscriber since 2000, but I started
en train de lire LJ in 1998.
I subscribed because I didn't want to miss an issue, because I was buying
them from the magazine stand.
There are too many favorite memories, but the one that comes
to my mind is the email sent out in January last year with the
annonce de LJ 2.0. Way to go!
The first distribution I installed was Slackware 2.1 in 1996. The
installation CD came from the book Build a Linux Internet Server par
George Eckel, and since then, I have used several other distros.
Happy 25th birthday!
I've subscribed for 24 years.
I really like to read the articles and then follow along.
I like Reuven Lerner's articles, Dave Taylor's and Kyle Rankin.
My favorite articles were by Shawn Powers on his bird watching.
Slackware, I think, back in the 1990s was my first distro. I had one of the original laptops that
only had a diskette drive and a 10Gig hd. I installed Slackware on it with
diskettes, it took three tries.
I used it to do a newsletter for our motorcycle club with tex. It was lots of
fun (ha ha), but it worked.
I've been subscribed to Linux Journal for about six months.
The quality of articles is really high, and most of the articles are
more relevant to me than other Linux-related publications tend to be.
Unfortunately I haven't been reading long enough to have good or bad
memories about Linux Journal.
My first distribution was Ubuntu 11.04 (I think), right before they
switched from GNOME to Unity as the default desktop environment. That first version update
was a big surprise because everything changed!
I've subscribed since mid-1995, or maybe the end of 1994 or earlier (USENIX
It is THE source for free-thinking Linux enthusiam and its people.
My favorite memory is the appearance of an international Linux Journal after many years of
work in the German UNIX Users Group (GUUG) and its technical newsletter
My first distro was Slackware.
Face picture attached.
Or would you prefer it in .face format? Rappelles toi? 🙂
I subscribed from the
very beginning, number 1!
I subscribe to keep myself up to date with the
Articles about the Wine Project for running
Windows app under Linux were my favorite.
My first distros were SLS Softlanding Linux Systems
and Debian 0.93.
for more then 10 years.
I have been working with Linux
since college, and in my day to day, there is a set of Linux servers I had to
administer, and in some cases do some kernel tunning, and Linux
very good source of information, tips and knowledge.
Préféré LJ memory is hacks from Kyle Rankin that I always had
the opportunity to try at work.
My first distro was Red Hat and the
installation was using set of CD-ROMs.
The first issue I received was #10.
Back in 1994, already being enthusiastic about Linux, I discovered one of
my fellow students at Uni had an issue with him. I got some sort of coupon,
from inside the magazine that I could fill out with my details, and I sent it off.
I still retain the in print versions I have gotten over the years in my
library. It's not very Marie Kondo-like, but I have good memories of learning new
technologies in there.
Reuven's first article on Ruby on Rails is my favorite memory. Or, this is I believe, from
an issue before #10, but the one about the HTTP protocol and the
possibilities it could have.
My first distribution was 40 floppy SlackWare on a multi-day run between Uni and my dorm room (I
owned ~20 blank floppies).
I've been a subscriber for quite a while, and I enjoy quite a bit reading the
they arrive. I'm very impressed by the quality and the skills of those that
écrire des articles
for the journal, and I hope it can continue for the next 25 years.
I've subscribed for approx. 15 ans
to keep myself updated on the Linux community.
My favorite LJ memory is when the journal was "rescued" and
My first distro was Red Hat Linux 5 (I think that was the
As far as my subscription, I had to search through my emails (order conformation), and the oldest I found
dates back to 2005.
I subscribe to support your work and to learn something new every now and then. Ses
simply not possible to review all Linux applications and news on my own.
With so much high quality content, it's not so easy for me to pick one
favorite memory. Quoi
I've really enjoyed reading since the beginning are the columns (EOF, Hack and
/, Work the Shell, diff -u, …).
My first distro? That's a hard question. Most probably it was SuSE.
Currently, I'm on Manjaro after a few
years of using KUbuntu and some others.
I started subscribing to Linux Journal in 2000.
I subscribe because I am interested in what is happening in Linux.
It was so cool to use Slackware and a bunch of floppy drives to get a
multi-user multi-tasking UNIX-like operating system on my PC. I was much
happier using Red Hat 4.2 on a CDROM however.
My favorite Linux Journal memory is when it came back from the dead.
I've been a subscriber since some point
in 1997. (I had to let go of my paper back issues long ago.)
I continue to subscribe to LJ because of the relevance of its focus to my
own professional and hobby use of Linux. As I see each new cover for the
first time, more often than not, I'm pleasantly surprised to find that the focus
of the new issue aligns with some topic I'd very recently either unearthed,
or meant to delve into, but had not had time for.
I have many great memories of LJ over the years. One that amused me was
the tongue-in-cheek backlash against Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
column. I always appreciated his lighthearted style and use of recipes as
a metaphor for installing software—prescient, given the rise of automation
tools based on, yes, recipes and cookbooks.
I suppose unpacking tarballs to install software was always near to my
heart considering I started with Slakware (from the 1994 InfoMagic CDROM
set, still hanging on my wall).
Here's to many more years!
I've been a subscriber
since the first stapled
It's just a fun read
My favorites were the "best of" articles.
My first distro was Slackware, 1994/5, on a
Prior to 1994, I always used VMS and UNIX-based systems professionally,
and when I booted Slackware on a 386SX (with way too little memory), I
was flabbergasted when I saw the familiar X-terminal in the twm window
manager. It took minutes to load and was quite useless, but the fact
that at home I could run this, I was sold. I still had my 3b1 (an
AT&T box with a 10 MHz 68010 processor). I immediately put a 486DX2-66
box together, which was the state of the art at the time, and ran my
benchmarks, outperforming my Sun3 and even Sun4 at the office. Pour
some professional work, I keep a list of benchmarks of an N-body
code. Both the 16MHz 386SX and the 68010 did not have a floating point
processor and ran this particular code in 87" and 49" resp. A Sun-4/60
would run this in 1", but the 486 in 0.093", more than 10 times
plus rapide. For comparison, one of my modern desktops would run this in
0.00030", about 300 times the speed of the 486.
I can also add that I converted our group from Solaris to Linux. nous
still run Linux on all of our desktops, although quite a few of my
colleagues have switched to the almost-UNIX laptops that Apple sells.
I've been a subscriber since 2009 for the interesting articles and many
opportunities to discover.
Too many favorites to put here—there's just always interesting articles and ideas to
explore after reading them in Linux Journal. My most recent
favorite memory was definitely
the restart after the short break.
My first distribution was quite possibly Mandriva around 2000.
I've been a subscriber for
a dozen years, maybe longer, but the earliest receipt I can find in my
email is from 07-Apr-2007.
I subscribe to support the movement!
My favorite memory: it is not just content, I like it all—it was how nostalgic I felt when I realized that the publication will be
going online and I would no longer hold it in my hands. I like the
electronic version, I just realized how much I love my LJ!
First distro was Debian.
Subscriber since 2012.
Favourite: Doc Searls' posts.
First distro: Debian Woody
Salahuddin M. ElKazak
I'vew subscribed for about five years (with
It is a very useful magazine, and
it's about Linux, enough said!
My favorite is Shawn Powers' useful articles with
humor. I remember reading a part on wives and although they prevent us from
taking the switches apart and jacking them up to crontabs, they keep us
well fed and dressed! :RÉ
I cannot remember my first distribution, but I
usually prefer the ones featuring Security.
I started reading Linux
Journal very early on in the game, like episode two or three or something.
I was a mainframe console operator at the time looking to learn UNIX, and
one of my colleagues tipped me off. I thought "why not install UNIX at home
and learn it from the inside out?" I was hooked.
Twenty-six years later, I'm still
hooked. I was a regular subscriber for one-year stints, and then suffered
à travers le Linux Journal blackout. But now I take the digital subscription
out of pure joy and interest.
I recall stumbling across a howto that
layed out the basics of setting up point-to-point protocol and supporting
telnet between two Linux boxen. I was all over that and had my connection
from home to work running in a flash. It was the first time anyone in my
shop had every heard of Linux. The year? 1996.
My first distro? Here, I'll try this one from
memory, SLS 0.99pl45. I believe the pl stood for "patch level". My first
requirement: obtain about 25 3.25" floppies for the download, about 15 of
which were for X alone.
Above is me, Ray Foulkes, having fun on holidays. I am 73 years old and
have been a Linux Journal subscriber for er, I think since the beginning of
time (that is, I have forgotten). The earliest email I have from you is April
2007. Prior to my retirement 15 years ago, I was a VP of a large
organization in Europe. My remit was entirely technical and had been the
whole of my career in computing (since 1969). Why do I still subscribe?
Primarily, I like your style, and I like to keep up to date with what is
going on in the Linux world.
I am however a Linux user rather than a Linux developer or experimenter. je
have seen in various magazines the "desktops" of various readers. They all
look beautifully neat. To illustrate my use of Linux (and other OSes), I
thought that I would send you an image of the reality of my desktop as
opposed to the marketing version, and then explain my use of Linux.
The two large screens are one of three OpenSuse "desktops". The one on the
left is showing my "domestic" desktop, which is Linux Mint (a somewhat old
version) running under VMware Workstation on the OpenSUSE host. There I do
my email and fun browsing (like now), but normally it (and the other large
screen) contains several windows of the SEGGER development environment,
Kfind, Kate, Kompare, Ultraedit (sometimes), plus various other technical
tools as well as a couple terminal windows (for midnight commander, etc.).
That is just as cluttered as the rest of my physical desktop.
The portable to the right-hand side is (close your eyes here) a Windows 10
machine for doing those things that even my VMware Windows image cannot do
(such as deal with obscure USB devices). It also does things that Linux cannot
do (such as run technical programs written and supported only on Windows).
Just peeping around the end of the large screen to the right is an EEEpc
901 (upgraded EEprom) running LXDE, which I take with me on journeys if I
think someone is likely to steal my PC (good luck with selling an EEEpc).
The large telephone is an IP extension to my friend's exchange in his house
in the UK. I failed to mention that the above setup is in France, by the
you look carefully, you will see bits of electronics with wires scattered
sur. These are the nRF52 development cards (and some targets, but too
small to see). I am developing software using the large machines for these
little radios that contain an ARM Cortex processor running at 64MHz,
1Mbyte EEprom and 256Kbyte RAM together with the 2.4GHz radio, and no, they
are not running Linux before you ask. The box at the back between the
screens is an oscilloscope (only runs on Windows though), which I use for
checking the digital signals coming from the nRF52s.
My electronics desk (just as cluttered) sits to the left of this one with
the usual array of magnifying glasses, solder station, wires, chips and so
So, by preference, I am a Linux rather than a Windows user. Although you
can see a pretty picture on the right-hand screen, I really don't give much
of a hoot about how pretty my desktop looks or whether windows fold as I
close them. Although I keep my machines fully patched up, I try very hard
ne pas to upgrade to some new version. My desire is stability, not just in the
technical sense of not crashing, but in the human sense of not having to
learn yet another way of doing something, searching menus that some cretin
thinks should be shuffled, missing facilities that someone thinks
"simplifies my life", banning me from putting things where I like on my
screen desktop etc., etc., etc. I am not totally immune to improvements, but
the gain has to be worth the pain. After all, in my career I have learned
to use at least 20 text editors, so learning another one should be easy.
However, I have a "day job" so to speak, so I will stick with what I know,
Merci. I used to use the GNU toolchain (I still do in a sense since SEGGER
uses the GNU compiler) but the SEGGER development environment saves me from
having 20 windows open when debugging two nRF52 simultaneously (the penalty
of developing radio software). SEGGER took a lot less time to learn than
GNU compiler, linker, debugger and speeded up my development so learning it
was worthwhile. I had already confronted Eclipse and, like it's name,
decided that it was obscure(d).
During my career I was somewhat guilty of pushing Linux long before it was
ready for prime time. I tried a few times but my R&D team routinely came
back with the "you gotta be kidding" result. I have happily watched its
amazing progress, both through using it and following its development in
the press, such as in Linux Journal. I started off (if I faintly recall) by
buying a boxed Suse, which I feel has been one of the most stable Linux
distributions over its lifetime.
Donc là vous l'avez. You now know one of your loyal readers just a little
bit better—not a "no Windows" person, but still a Linux advocate.
Prof. Jean-François Boisvieux
I've been a subscriber from the beginning, I used Linux when I could install a
Slackware (I think) with two diskettes as far as I remember.
LJ was the reference to learn how to use and to correct errors.
It's interesting, well written, inspiring.
I believe that, despite being a loyal subscriber for so many years, this is
the first time I've written to LJ.
After 25 years, however, I thought it was about time.
Well, if I recall correctly I've been a LJ subscriber since 1995
or 1996. I
remember I found the magazine at an international newsstand here in Rome.
Then, after voraciously reading it, I immediately decided to subscribe
(althrough the subscription was by snail mail, no online subscriptions yet).
At that time, it was the one and only Linux magazine I could find, and I was
thrilled and amazed by the quality of its articles (and still am nowadays,
by the way).
I was learning and studying Linux (first distribution was Slackware
0.something), and I realized that reading LJ was a tremendous help and
pleasure, also because the documentation was very sparse and difficult to
find (no internet as we know it today, no Google).
My favorite LJ memory is probably the eagerness to open the
LJ envelope just
after receiving the magazine in my mailbox and start reading it, line by
line, ad by ad, consuming the paper pages.
Today, so many things have changed in our lives, in our jobs, but for me,
Linux Journal still means the same old pleasure of learning something
interesting and valuable.
Thank you all, for being a loyal companion to me for so much time and keep
up the great work!
Robert Patton II
I've been a subscriber for about two years.
I like the info on what is being used and the Bash Programming articles.
My favorite is trying out the Bash programming examples from Dave, and
learning syntax is everything still even after all these years.
My first distro originally was Caldera Open Linux (2.0 kernel if I remember
correctly), then I moved to Slackware 3.4 around 1997 I think (now running
I've subscribed to the magazine since October 2018.
I am interested in the development of open source and the implementation of
projects in open code. As practice shows, open-source solutions are more
flexible and reliable, although it requires a lot of work on the correct
configuration of the system and code.
The first distribution I used was Debian 3.0, a branch of Debian with a
long history, and I think it's simple enough for beginners to use. Au
moment, more attention is paid to the branch of Red Hat, in particular
LJ has been a good friend for more than a decade. I was a member in the
earlier times around the 2000s and later on as well.
It's a valuable treasure cove full of invaluable insights and information
on a broad spectrum of Linux-based application landscape.
My favorite LJ memory is the perserverance of LJ et le
editors keeping LJ vivant
for the "so-manyth-time" around. Continuez votre bon travail!
My first distro was Slackware 2.2, which came on the Infomagic.com "LINUX
Developer's Resource" of March 1995. I still have this CD set. It's the
treasure of my home office.
I've been a subscriber for nine years.
I've always been always passionate
about learning new technologies, knowing about what other people are doing
in this field (Linux, system administration, DevOps, Security) and open
source projects, so I found the content of the magazine really covering
most of these interesting topics to me, at different levels. Alors
this is how I support the LJ team's work.
I remember very well that a good friend
(Howard Pepper), which is the best person I know when it comes to writing
shell scripts, worked on a script to calculate the day of the week for a
given date, and then a few issues later we saw an article from Dave Taylor
with a similar topic, and then my friend wrote to the magazine to mention
his solution, which eventually made it to the Letters section of the
magazine, and Howard showed it to me very proudly, and even Dave recognized his
Mandrake was my first distro.
I've subscribed since 2011.
I like the content and didn't
like having to use a non-Linux machine to read most of the others.
My favorite LJ memory is seeing you back in print.
First distro was Trans-Ameritech V1.0
March 1995, installed with my first and very expensive CD drive.
Post traumatic stress from SCO Unix install on 53! floppy disks!!!
I've subscribed for about 15 years (best guess).
Pourquoi? I'm a Linux user. I believe in sharing and the open source approach
to software development. I support that community in different ways, Linux
Journal being one of them. I also find practical advice, general trends,
and (from Doc Searls) abstract concepts to ponder. More recently, I've
been listening to your podcast.
Favorite memory? Learning that the animation industry was using Linux
heavily for their 3D rendering farms in an LJ article many years ago. Il
was rewarding to think my kids benefited from Linux in a very direct and
First distro? Red Hat Linux v4. I knew folks who were using Yggdrasil
Linux and Slackware, but I wasn't able to buy a computer until later when
Red Hat rose in popularity. I still remember my surprise when Ted Ts'o
(kernel developer) replied to a modem driver question I posted.
I stuck with Red Hat Linux until they phased it out with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux and before they got Fedora stable. I moved to Mandrake until it
changed owners and changed its name to Mandriva. I then tried SuSE for a
bit, but eventually got hooked on Kubuntu until the KDE 4 disaster. Then
it was onto Ubuntu until they went with Unity. I've been on Linux Mint
I'm one of the founding members of the Romanian
Linux Users Group (RLUG).
I've been using Linux since ~1995, first as a hobby, then as a
professional. The first
distribution I used was Slackware, installed from (a backpack with) 30 floppy
I've been a subscriber since around 2000–2001. I keep my Linux
because it makes me zen.
I've been a subscriber 20+ years for access to Linux-related howtos.
My favorite Linux memory is powering up X11 on Yggdrasil on my
My first distro was TAMU in 1992.
See an article I wrote for LJ ici.
I have been a subscriber since September 2017
(having the issues paid until the December 2020).
I have subscribed to LJ because it is an old and really relevant part of
the GNU/Linux history. I have read articles on the website and decided to
give it a try.
I was very upset when Linux Journal cancelled the publications, and
immediately bought the archive to help LJ to survive. But that was the
first step to the best memories, as the journal is alive again, and that is
wonderful. Long live the king! And realizing Dave Taylor is "our guy" as
well, I really appreciate his work on DooM.
I tried Kubuntu in 2010, and it was my first distribution and a step away
from Windows XP. Without a doubt, it was the cool step. I have tried some
other distributions like OpenSuse, Fedora, Arch and different *buntu
flavors, but I still stay with pure and stable Debian at home and
Debian/CentOS for my own needs on the VPS.
I would like to thank you for sharing the knowledge, the passion to the FLOSS
community, to all that we have now. No one would conquer the mountain
without a movement, and as far as we know, the world without borders and
walls hardly needs Windows and Gates. But we can forgive them everything
and live our own lives.
I been a subscriber
from the second issue, only because I did not find out in time to subscribe
first, although I did manage to did get a loose-leaf photocopied back
issue of it. je
also subscribed to the all too short lived Embedded Linux
being an old
hardware/software guy (in that order) is still one of my main interests in
I subscribe for the Quality and diversity of the articles. There has always been at least one
and usually more than one, that I find interesting or useful. Et ils
have always been well written.
My favorite LJ Mémoire
is when I read my email that said Linux Journal was back from the dead!
My first distro was Linux Systems Laboratory Linux release 0.99 on about 60
3 1/2" double-sided/double-density floppy disks.
I've been a subscriber for
about 10 years because Linux rocks!
My favorite memory was the first appearances of lightweight
virtualization and Docker.
First distro was Slackware.
Chris "Trip" Artrip
I have been a subscriber for approximately 11 years. I subscribe for the
insightful "How-to" articles on various Linux-based software solutions as
well as for Kyle Rankin's command-line articles.
My favorite memories from Linux Journal were the video introductions by
Shawn Powers. His enthusiasm and passion in those short videos made me want
to dig into each issue that much quicker.
My first experience with Linux was with S.u.S.E. and Red Hat in 1997. The
first distribution I installed to a personal machine for my own use was
Mandrake in 1999. I currently have Linux Mint installed on a home laptop
and a home desktop.
I've been reading LJ off and on for many years.
I honestly don't recall how far back my mags went, but I converted to a cd
copy and tossed them. It's the info that is important to me. I have enjoyed
the columns about BASH, various things folks have done with Linux (web
servers, camera apps, games, databases, etc.) and the op-ed pieces. Global,
there is nothing about LJ that I have taken exception with. Different
opinions sure. But layout, goals, presentation have been just great. J'ai
been playing with this stuff since Slackware 0.99pl14, installed via gravis
sound card as the cdrom interface for a sony cd reader on a gateway 486
computer. I kept the turbo boost toggled on for kicks. I had to hand-patch
the interrupts for the internal modem because it was not keeping the
update. After a month or so, I dumped the internal for an external. C'était
the last desktop computer I bought. I have built everything since.
I've been a subscriber for about 14 years.
I have always believed that Linux is an operating
system that will be here to stay. As an IT professional, I need to keep up
to date on what goes on in the operating system arena. Linux
Journal est mon
go-to magazine for that information on Linux.
I enjoy getting to go through every page
each month, reading the articles that peak my interest and trying out the
new things that I learned from the magazine.
First distro was Red Hat 5.0.
I've been a subscriber for two months. It was a gift from my wife at
I moved from Mac to Linux in 2018. New to Linux, I'm a sponge for
My first distro was PopOS!
I've subscribed since 1995 because
I love Linux. ma
préféré LJ memory is building a virtual juke box.
First distro was Slackware.
The first Issue I remember was November 1994, and Samba was the topic. j'ai
been a longtime UNIX user/administrator and wanted to find out more about
this Linux thing, so I grabbed an old machine and about 2 million floppy
disks from Slackware,
and after an awful long time, BAM! I had my very own Linux box. I felt
very much at home with it coming from UNIX. Then came getting the GUI to
work, mode lines and a few hundred obscure settings later, I had X up and
fonctionnement. Then getting it to talk with the hated enemy, Windows! le
excitement for me was to be able to rip into the guts and poke all the
corners. Tune that baby to a fare thee well. Great fun, and of course I
could do it all better than anyone else—NOT, but I tried.
Thanks for a great rag.
Wesley J. Wieland
I've been a subscriber for about 5 years, with an interruption in there
I enjoy the articles, find them pertinent and interesting as
well as informative. LJ often leads me to a tool or a configuration
setting that improves my knowledge.
Préféré LJ memory: I emailed an article author who was covering Nextcloud
setup and usage. He replied in a timely way and was encouraging, seeming
to take my input positively. I really appreciated that.
First distribution: I don't recall the actual "version". It was pre-v1.0
and came in a tarball, which broke out to about 80 3.5" floppy disks. It took
me a whole morning to load it on a 386SX. Getting X up and running took
another half a day. I suppose that if one insisted on an actual
"distribution", it was I believe Red Hat. Later on it was Mandrake, then onto
SUSE, and some others for short times. I like any Debian-based distro for
the most part. But whatever it is, it has to be able to run Enlightenment.
That is my one irrational requirement.
I have been a subscriber since at least 2006, and I have many back issues
stacked up in my basement that I plan to look through "one day". J'ai commencé
using FreeBSD back in 1997 when a friend gave me a copy on 3.5 inch
floppies, including X-windows on about 30 disks. Getting a CD reader
was a great advance a couple years later. I switched to Linux quite
soon after, but I don't remember which distribution. Mint is my favorite distro
at the moment, and I have tried many others using VirtualBox.
I enjoy Linux Journal for its in-depth articles on many topics, although I
am a bit out of my depth sometimes. I retired in 2006, when I was the open
source advocate for a Canadian government department.
The July 2006 issue got me interested in Ruby and Ruby on Rails, which
were new to me. Ruby is a interesting alternative to Python, which I was
using quite heavily at the time. The same issue had an excellent article on
OpenSSL, which I read thoroughly.
My name is Chris Rheinherren and I've been a subscriber of Linux
for at least 5 years if not a few more beyond that. I got interested in
Linux and was looking around for a magazine, and tried a few of them but
préférer Linux Journal as a professional magazine.
I first started out with Simply Mepis and later moved on to Fedora and
Ubuntu. I currently use Ubuntu almost exclusively. I have written a couple
articles for Full Circle magazine, a community-based magazine for Ubuntu
I own and operate a small IRC network that uses Linux servers and manage
several websites as well.
I've been a subscriber for 21 years.
I was a UNIX system
programmer and found that Linux was a cheap way to run a UNIX-like system in
my home lab. Linux Journal was a very good way of keeping up with what
was happening on the platform.
I think the fact the journal is
back publishing again is my "favorite memory".
I think my first distro was the Caldera Desktop Distribution from the mid-1990s.
Frank L. Palmeri
I've been a subscriber for 10 years.
Linux Journal is the most reliable source of
information on the world's best operating system.
My favorite memory is the very creative Tux photos that used
to be submitted. Tux often found himself in some very strange places.
First distro was Ubuntu.
Congratulations on 25 years of Linux Journal! That's quite an
and I'm very lucky to have been around for a good chunk of it. So many
great articles over all these years. Really great when it used to be on the
newstand as well, and I still miss that, but I know time marches on. Keep
up the great work for the next 25 years.
I don't remember how long I've been a subscriber to Linux Journal, but I
know it was pretty early in its history. Maybe 1995 or so.
I am a longtime Linux user. I started with Linux in 1993. I was a "power"
MS-DOS user at the time, but frequently used the UNIX computer labs in the
computer science department, especially to write data analysis programs for
my physics labs. I wanted the same power on my PC at home. I asked around
on the Usenet newsgroups and someone recommended this new thing called
"Linux". It was free and I could run it on my '386 computer. I paid someone
to mail me a stack of 3 1/2-inch floppies with the Softlanding Linux
System (SLS) distribution installer. At the time, SLS advertised itself as
a "Gentle Touchdowns for DOS Bailouts" and it certainly was easy enough for
That was my first introduction to Linux. Linux was still pretty rough; nous
didn't have kernel modules in the pre-1.0 days. If you wanted to add
support for a sound card or floppy tape drive, you had to compile a custom
kernel. But it was enough for me. I was immediately hooked. I'm still
running Linux (Fedora 29) and loving it.
I have written or contributed to dozens of open-source software programs
since the 1990s, but the one I'll be known for is FreeDOS, a free software/open source software implementation of DOS. And it's interesting to note
that FreeDOS would not have happened without Linux. In 1994, when it seemed
certain Microsoft would stop developing MS-DOS, I thought, "If people could
come together to create a free version of UNIX (Linux), I'm sure we could do
the same with DOS (FreeDOS)." And that's what happened. It was because of
Linux's success that I decided to start FreeDOS.
I've been a subscriber since fall 2001. I subscribe to Linux
support the community that supports Open Source. My favorite Linux
memory is seeing an article written by a fellow graduate of Grafton (North
Dakota) High School. My first distribution was a flavor of Slackware…I
think I still have the CDs it came on.
Best regards and keep up the good fight.
Jesse A Lambertson
I've been a subscriber for
three years I believe (since
before the current version of LJ).
I am a life-long learner and
computers, OS and FOSS, alternatives, are part of that learning.
I think the long Kyle Rankin write-up
of Qubes was pretty fantastic.
Before I installed (wiping
Windows for good) and used my current two Ubuntu variations, I installed
Debian as my default on a desktop and a couple virtual machines before
I'm from Chicago, and I've been a Linux Journal abonné
for over a decade now. I love the topics covered therein, along with
useful tips, ideas and tech trends covered by the writers of Linux
Journal. One of my favorite memories related to Linux
Journal est en fait
the "Open Video to HP" by Shawn Powers, after he found out that HP blindly
endorsed Windows Vista for its lightweight netbook for educational
fins. I am proud to continue supporting Linux Journal and their work.
I've been a continuous subscriber since the first issue, with two subscriptions
(work and home) during the print era.
I subscribe to keep up with Linux developments, necessary for a Linux
My first distro was Yggdrasil.
I have been a reader and subscriber for 10+ years!
I subscribe because it is the most useful and unbiased publication on
Linux and technology in the world.
My favorite memory is when LJL rose from the proverbial grave to
My first distribution was Red Hat 7 (pre-RHEL, Centos and Fedora), and my
first UNIX was AT&T Unix 1.0
I've been a SysAdmin/DevOps engineer for almost 30 years and a "button
pusher" since about age 5.
Attached is a picture of me performing at a concert for "Concord (CA) Night
I've been a subscriber since about early 2003.
I started following Linux Journal during the SCO fiasco, where SCO sued
various vendors claiming code had been taken from Unix System V. You
might recall I posted a letter denying such taking, when I was VP of
Engineering at then SGI. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCO%E2%80%93SGI_code_dispute_of_2003.
I don't see that my letter itself was captured by wikipedia, so I attach a
Linux Journal has always been a great reference for industry information,
as well as technical information!
Regarding my favorite memory, I am not certain that LJ published responses
to my letter, but in general, I remember a very big outpouring of support
from the Linux community for our defense of Linux against SCO. I remember
being very happy to see such support!
I've been a subscriber
for 18 years, minus a five-month
hiatus when you went 100% digital and it seemed outrageous to me at the
temps. Now, of course, it'd feel 10x more outrageous if you were to switch
back to paper.
I would highlight that the articles
are not just all technical info but also have a bit of a personal touch,
where the authors show you all the journey, not only the right solution but
also how they got there and what they got wrong along the way.
What's my favorite LJ memory? Well of course the resurrection in 2018 was
pure joy. I appreciated a lot your fight to get the magazine going again.
I first used Slackware circa
1998, and SuSE 6.2 is the first I ever purchased.
I wish you lot of subscribers, and I wish us, readers, great time while
reading your articles.
I've been a subscriber for three months,
because I love Linux, libre software, and I wish to support this amazing
magazine that brings tons of valuable information.
My first distro was Mandrake FiveStar around year 2004, which my father
bought for $25 USD in
a pack with user manual. I was only 13, and the installation was not easy
for me even though that user manual was translated to my language (Czech).
Everything was done by the method of trial and error. No C:, command line and no
games—well I was a kid, so I did not understand why would anybody use
this thing. I was a slave of Microsloth during my teen years because of
Jeux. Linux has been my main OS for more than 5 years now, and I would not
I've subscribed since about 2004.
It is all a rollicking good read. Doc Searls is always compulsive reading.
My first distro was one of the early Red Hats.
My favourite memory of using Linux was in 1997. I was working, in those
days, at one of the five technical colleges in Oman. In those days we had
Red Hat Linux 5.0, and my IT department had been using it for some time as
the departmental file server for our Windows 95 clients in the computer
labs and our staff rooms.
Our ministry issued all five of the colleges with a shiny new PC with NT
server on it to run the [email protected]~Ys network. For some reason, our
college's NT server was the last to arrive. It came a long time after the
other colleges had theirs, and by then I'd heard the reports of how bad it
was and of how it broke down all the time. I remember how we installed the
new kit in our server room but didn't connect it to anything. Instead, we
connected the other two departments to our existing Linux server and just
kept quiet about it.
I remember how, for years, the unreliability of those NT servers was a
matter of ongoing controversy at the weekly deans' meetings. The acting dean
of our college, who was also head of business studies, always reported how,
to his firsthand knowledge, the NT server at our college was always
working fine and had never given a single problem.
To the four other deans, our college was a source of bewilderment. We never
came clean about it.
I've been a subscriber since around 1999.
Favorite memory is Marcel Gangé starting an article saying "Bonjour mes amis"
My first distro was SuSE, and nowadays it's OpenSuse Leap.
I think I have subscribed since your
LJ has fact-filled information on my
favorite operating system, and it's a testament to the power of open
My favorite LJ memory is helping to port several hundred
thousand lines of FORTRAN code over to GNU from an SGI Challenge and
IRIX OS, thus saving the government a bundle of $$$, all with the
aide de LJ articles and the Linux community.
First distro was [email protected] '92, and I still have the floppy. Keep up the good work
gens! and thanks for being there.
I think I subscribed at the very outset, around 25 years ago anyway. je
subscribed because I had downloaded one of the 0.9x releases of Linux back
in whenever that was (1991?). A friend and I downloaded it onto floppy
discs. I did the odd-numbered disks and he did the even-numbered ones. je
can't remember how many nights it took us with 1200 baud modems. le
excitement of finally booting up a UNIX system on my PC was incredible.
When I proudly showed my wife the command line, she said "So?"
Undaunted, we downloaded the X distribution the same way. Around 1994 I
started working at a new firm and was really eager to insinuate Linux into
their systems. At the time they were using various services for email, but
mostly CompuServe. Without really asking for permission, I set up a Linux
mail server on a little machine with 8meg of memory that was lying around
unused and then announced to them that they had corporate email. I did the
same with their web server—they didn't know they needed a web server.
By the time I left that company, Microsoft Exchange had replaced the Linux
email server, but nearly all their mission-critical systems were running on
Linux in the background. Linux was bullet-proof. We had machines that ran
for years under heavy loads with nary a crash.
Those were exciting days. We felt, somewhat arrogantly, that we could do
anything and just about anything we did seemed like magic. Linux and open
source made it happen.
Valerio Di Giampietro
I subscribed, for the first time, in 1994 starting with the third
In 1994 Linux Journal was the only magazine dedicated to Linux that
was still a hobby project of Linus Torvalds. Today it's still a pleasure to
read a magazine for Linux enthusiasts.
I still remember an interview with some Google engineers (or maybe founders?) on why they choose Linux for their new search engine. Au
time, they had 2,000 Linux servers.
I installed Linux for the first time in May 1993, and I used the most
popular distribution available at the time, it was SLS (Softlanding Linux
I've been a subscriber for 2 years.
I get great information bits and
outlooks that I apply to my current skills and tools.
My favorite memory is when LJ annoncé
they were coming back from the shutdown of the publication.
I've been a subscriber roughly one year.
I subscribe to Linux Journal for the superb articles offered in
My favorite memory of LJ,/em> is the 1994 to 2018 download of each magazine over
The first Linux distribution that I used was Red Hat, back in 1995.
It is great that you are celebrating 25 years of Linux Journal. Happy 25th
And thank you for being there for the last 25 years.
I have been a Linux Journal,/em> subscriber for
20+ years I think.
Earlier in my career, I had to develop a Linux system from scratch. Chaque
package (I don't think there
were packages and package managers then) had to be chosen carefully and
optimized to fit into the
limited space we had for an embedded system. While searching the
newsstands (yes, we had
magazines back then), I came across a copy of Linux Journal and found the
I decided to subscribe mostly out of curiosity. I had started with Linux
1.0 that came on a couple floppy disks. I forget the name of the company
that built that.
Just by sheer luck, there was an article about building a Linux system from
scratch that was published not too long after I started my subscription.
That helped me tremendously in my project, and I wrote to the author thanking
him profusely. I have been a subscriber ever since.
I believe that for any open source publication to survive, we all need to
support it. It is also a forum for all
of us to share our experiences and help others so that they don't have to
re-invent the wheel. The knowledge
that we gain from others is invaluable. I also see this as a way for the
Linux and Open Source community
to connect with each other, and together we can make it better for everyone.
Wishing Linux Journal the very best and hope that it will be there for the
generations to come.
Ralph D. Jenson
I've been a subscriber since 1992, I think. I was working at Cray Research,
Inc., at the time and was very interested in a "Unix" that I wouldn't have to
use my company's licenses/clout to have at home. That was when the Linux
kernel was .02 or so I think. I remember doing ftp.funet.fi ftps several
times, but the kernel was much smaller then. I saw an announcement about
Linux Journal (on USENet?) and agreed with the comment about needing a
respected journal to help further the cause of Linux, so I subscribed. je
have many memories about LJ over the ages. One of my fav's was when Dave
Taylor wrote his first column. I was like "Hey, isn't that the guy from HP
I've traded emails with about ELM?" So that brought back some memories of
my early days transitioning from being a IC designer to more of a
software/OS-focused systems person.
Glad you folks have survived! I was greatly saddened when you announced you
were closing the doors.
Eduardo Díz Comellas
I'm Eduardo Díaz Comellas, writing from Galicia, in the NW of Spai. J'ai
been subscriber of LJ for a long long time, so much I can't remember. Peut être
it was in 1996 or 1997. Purchasing LJ in Spain was a big deal, as shipping
was more expensive than the magazine itself! I loved those first days of
Linux, and LJ was great part of the joy. I discovered myself month after
month reading in LJ exactly the topics I was investigating those days. je
even thought that LJ had mind-reading skills.
I've always loved the mix of levels in LJ. Some articles for starters,
others very specific and advanced…and always interesting. Perl
programming, sysadmin stuff—great fun. When, some years after, I started
my own consulting business, my LJ was available for all the IT staff.
For 25 more years to come! À votre santé!
I'm pretty certain we started
in the late 1990s.
Why do I subscribe to Linux Journal? Nostalgia! No, not
just in case another "editor wars" kicks off—I love a good editor war.
Seriously, it's because there is so much going on in the Linux
community now that I think you need some sort of aggregator to fish out
what is important, do a bit of horizon scanning, etc.
My favorite memory is seeing the org-mode article in LJ. j'ai utilisé
org-mode to run my life for nearly 8 years, and it was great to see someone
else raving about it. Of course, I've moved back to vim now. Fickle.
Our NHS laboratory used our
first UNIX distro (CTIX from Convergent Technology) on a CT Miniframe we
bought in 1986/7, and it came with CT's version of System V.2 as I recall.
It also came with a set of system 5 manuals in hard copy format in ring
binders. I spent many a happy evening learning about awk, sed, ls, vi, etc.
When we retired it, we donated it to the Swansea University Computing club, and
Alan Cox and someone else (apologies for not remembering your name) came
along to pick it up and gave me a bottle of wine! He asked why we had just
bought a sun Sparc II and around 6 Sparc workstations instead of generic
80386 machines running Linux! I think that was the first I had heard of
Linux. My first Linux distro was Slackware in around 1993/4. I remember
shuffling dozens of floppy disks in and out of my newly bought home
computer. In the lab, 6 years later, we retired the Suns and moved lock
stock and barrel to Linux (Red Hat, Suse and then Ubuntu).
I've been a subscriber for about 4-5 years. I run with my co-founder a
software company in the Investigations industry that runs on an open-source
stack—Spring/Emberjs/Hibernate—mostly deploying to Postgresql.
je pense LJ has useful information and is a great way for the Linux community to
communicate. As a business, we pick up some useful tips and have contacted
some of the advertisers regarding their products also.
I have enjoyed hearing about the internal going ons of the kernal
communauté. I wish I could help those efforts, but we work in the JS/Java
LOL. My first distro was Mandrake. Don't shoot me.
I'm a longtime subscriber.
I subscribed since issue 2 after scoring the first issue as a door prize at the
first meeting of the Sydney Linux users group!
I still subscribe because the magazine still highlights modules, libraries
or programs that fall under the radar on web searches or current awareness.
My first distribution was SLS. Then Slackware on 50 f
My favorite memory is being able to use Linux at work to replace an IBM power aix box. Ce
depended on GNU FORTRAN becoming available. Then being able to write a
Python program on a Linux system for autologging an echo sounder and GPS data
with real-time echo trace running on a weather-proof laptop!
I have been a Linux Journal reader/subscriber for many many years, ever
since I first came across Linux Journal (in print) 25 years ago.
I live and work in Aberdeen Scotland.
I have been a fan of Linux since 1993/1994 when I first installed Yggdrasil
Linux, eventually moving to SLS linux and then on to Red Hat and Fedora.
I used Linux as my desktop system until I was forced from a work
perspective to move to Windows 7 years ago; however, I have used Linux
continuously for the last 25 years.
I am still running a number of servers on DigitalOcean and supporting
solutions on a number of others for customers, with solutions that have
been running for 15+ years.
I have tried to be an advocate of Linux solutions over the years,
explaining the virtues and benefits of using Linux, and Linux
instrumental in providing backup and examples of what they could do.
Over the years there have so many good articles in Linux Journal c'est tout
impossible to pick just one, I only hope that you continue to keep up the
good work and continue the high standard that you have delivered in the
I have been lucky to have used Linux over the past 25 years, and at some
point I would like to be able to contribute something back to the Linux
communauté. Time and pressure of work has meant that I have not been able to do
this so far.
Please keep up the good work and I will continue to be a subscriber.
I am really glad to celebrate with you.
I've been a subscriber since January 2006 (issue #141).
I subscribe because an engineer must know a broad spectrum of tools
to be able to choose the proper one.
My favorite LJ memory is how I could follow an interesting period of web development between 2005
and 2010 with Reuven's great articles.
My first distro was Mandrake Linux 7.0 in 2000.
I'm a subcriber since the very first issue (I've attached a picture of
a stack of print issues with the first issue on top).
I started using Linux from kernel version 0.99p15, installed using 3
Slackware floppy drives. Being over the moon with my personal UNIX
system which meant I could use a similar system at home as the SunOS on
68k processor I used at work, I wanted to know everything about Linux.
Quand Linux Journal was announced, I did not hesitate to subscribe.
Laurent 'Lol' Zimmerli
I've been a subscriber
since September 2003.
I read a few Linux publications and LJ was the best in my opinion.
My favorite LJ memory is the day I learned LJ was coming back! I was very sad to see it disappear a
few weeks before.
My first distro was Red Hat 3 'Picasso', installed with (damn) floppies!
I'm not sure what you records show…I think I started a
subscription as soon as I found your publication existed.
Starting an ISP, I was reading
as many O'Reilly books with animals on the cover as I could…along with
I self-taught myself Linux (after previously cutting my teeth with SunOS on
SPARC stations. I wanted to understand as much as I could about Linux
applications, development and what the trends in the Open Source community
are. I enjoy reading how Linux can be used with other open source systems to
help our company.
I have lots of LJ memories, but the only one that I can
think of now is the fun articles by Marcel with the food metaphors.
My first distro was Slackware 2.3 running
Linux kernel 1.2.8. I used a Micron Pentium 133 workstation to run
sendmail, named, ftp, apache, RADIUS and pppd to provide dialup service
with 8 US Robotics Courier V. Everything modems direct connected on a
Comtrol RocketPort RS-232 for our rural dialup ISP.
I can't remember how long I've been a subscriber, but it's been a
while—maybe close to 20
years on and off (you'd have to look at your records…lol). I can remember
asking my local newsstand operator (Le Signet in Hawkesbury,
Ontario—"Signet" is the French word for "Bookmark"—they still operate today) if
they would ever carry this obscure magazine called Linux Journal. j'ai utilisé
to buy single magazines at first until I subscribed a few years later.
I subscribed because it was the only way to get good information
about Linux. Back then, the internet was not what it is today. Getting to
read what other people were doing was great. It's still a great resource
My favorite LJ memory is receiving my first issue in the mail.
Seems so long ago, but it was
great. I would get my very own Linux Journal every month! What could be
better. For some reason, I remember setting up a lot of things using
articles from Linux Journal. I remember setting up KDE, diald (who uses
that anymore! And Samba, distcc.
My first distribution was a Slackware (or at least I think it was—I
remember a version of 0.99pl17 for the kernel, but don't quote me on the
number), installed from floppy images that I had downloaded over the
course of a month because the BBS I was downloading it from had daily
maximums, and the disk image were rapidly eating at that "quota". je suppose
for free, I couldn't expect much more than that. I was in college back
and money was always in short supply. Making all those floppy images was a
painful process. Installing proved a challenge because I would get through
most of the disks only to get one bad disk near the end and have to redo
the disk image. Ah, the memories. I remember buying my first Linux
distribution on a trip to Quebec City over the holidays in 1994 while
visiting my dad's family. I recall the CDs being in a red multi-cd case
but can't remember the name of the company making it. Could be Walnut
Creek but I'm not sure. It was a Slackware, of that I'm sure. I was so
anxious to go back home because at my grandfather's house, there was no
computer at all. When I got home (the four hour drive was a long one!!), I
was so nervous creating the the boot and the root disks. Booting from CD
wasn't big back then. Picking the right root and boot disk with the correct
driver for whatever CD-ROM drive I had—I had this obscure drive that
hooked up directly to a SoundBlaster card. Just the fact that this Linux
distribution was multi-user was fascinating to me. I was used to the DOS
and Windows where multitasking wasn't exactly huge.
Me again. I found which Linux distribution I bought first: It was a
Slackware 4-CD set from InfoMagic – Google helped me ;-). It wasn't Walnut
Creek as I originally stated. You guys are really taking me down memory
lane on this one.
Stephen Brown aka digilink
I've been a subscriber for
10+ years because I learn a lot from the articles!
Being an avid amateur radio operator, I
was thrilled to see issue 189/January 2010.
First distro ever was
Slackware in 1997.
Christopher N Angulo-Bertram
I've been a subscriber for
au moins 2
to gain insight into Linux and
My first Linux distro was
I would like to let people know that my company Angbert Enterprises is
working to get more SMBs to move to Linux not only on the server, but on
the desktop. I believe, having been a systems engineer for some large
corporations, that 90% of all users in a company could easily be moved to a
Linux desktop, with no learning curve. The other 10% are because of
strange proprietary applications that need special work to make them work
on Linux, such as using Wine, Virtual Machines, or actually still needing a
I'm not sure why LJ would want to feature me because, quite frankly, my
skill level in Linux looks to be well below that of the reader that
intended for. I agreed to be on the editorial board of the journal in the
hope that I could help with comments and suggestions. I'm happy to continue
being on the board and receiving editions of LJ to read and review, but I
really don't think I fit the profile of your regular readers. At any rate,
that is for you to decide, so here are my answers to your questions.
I've been a subscriber for one year. I enjoy reading anything about Linux that I can learn from, and/or those
that inspire me to continue to use Linux and develop my Linux skills. Dans mon
case, even as a non-sophisticated Linux user, there are always articles in
LJ that do this for me.
My favorite LJ memory is
the Privacy issue (May 2018). This is something I am concerned about,
and the issue was well covered in the featured articles in the May 2018
SuSE 6.5 was my first distro. I bought it as a boxed set about 20 years ago, just to try this
strange operating system called Linux on my Macintosh PowerPC. C'était
interesting to try, but didn't have much of the kind of software I
regularly used to keep me interested. But it planted the idea of using Linux
in the back of my head until 2010, when I was ready to try Linux again in
the form of Ubuntu. I am now a fully converted Mac user, and I use mainly
Ubuntu and Mint on Mac computers.
I am a member of a Linux user group in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Ses
great that we have such a group in a city this small!
I think I've been a subscriber from the
I subscribe for the great tips and articles on Linux
My favorite LJ memory is the first annual disk of The Whole Year.
My first distro was Debian.
P.S. my student Warren Togami proposed an ICS499 Directed Studies project
to me a while back to create a district called Fedora…I had trouble
believing he could get it done in a single semester. It actually needed the
summer to get rolling in addition to the original semester.
P.P.S. I also run mirror.ancl.hawaii.edu.
I've subscribed off and on since 1995. Mostly on.
Love the regular columnists (e.g., Kyle, Dave, Reuven,…), the kernel
gossip and the themed issues.
Getting a bunch of free LJs at an SF conference and turning my geek friends
sur LJ is my favorite LJ memory.
I tried to get Yggdrasil Linux running in 1994, but it wasn't until Slackware
3.0 in 1995 that I finally got a Linux distribution working.
I've been a subscriber for 20+ years.
I subscribe to Linux Journal
for the education. I always learn something new.
The issue about Asterisk sticks in my
mind. I liked the idea of beating the phone companies. It felt liberating.
I think SUSE was my first distro,
but then it was Red Hat, and then for long time it was Gentoo. Now it's
Steve Langer, PhD Physics
I've been a subscriber since late 1994.
Why: tech content from areas I'm not an expert in.
Favorite memory: meeting Phil and Carlie at a UW-Seattle event around late
First distro: Tamu followed quickly by Slackware (Spring 1994).
What a terrific way to celebrate LJ and the community that it spawned!
I have bought or
abonné à LJ since 1995.
Initially, I subscribed for the
community, both the insights offered and the new knowledge conveyed.
Nowadays, I subscribe simply to support LJ's continued publication!
My favorite LJ memory is back in the day, searching bookstores,
waiting for the latest supply-constrained edition to appear, hoping it
would not sell out before I found my copy.
My first distro was Slackware circa mid-1994
for home use. Debian circa late-1995 on an IBM RS/6000 for a work-related
project, that I recall was fun torture!
I've had a subscription since 1997, and I've located, scanned and
attached your renewal lettre (not email) from April 1998. I
discovered your magazine and the similarly ancient German
Linux-Magazin at the same time in a bookstore that targeted students
of CS and other technical topics. Back then, the internet wasn't what it
is today, and Linux information was rare. So after getting and reading
and applying a couple copies of both magazines, I sent out my
Why do I read LJ? Well, basically comes down to a different question
of "why do I use Linux?" It all started in ca. 1994 when I was
frustrated with the comfort of TeXShell (a Turbo-Pascal-like integrated
editor for LaTeX). At the university we had HP-UX workstations that
could display Emacs, shell and xdvi windows on the same screen! le
MS-DOS experience was laughable, in comparison. One of my friends then
helped me install Slackware from 5.25" floppies and configure XFree86,
and there you go: Emacs, shell, xdvi on my private PC. I later moved to
Red Hat and SuSE Linux, much later Kubuntu.
Since then, my relationship with Linux was transformed many times. je
wrote some Linux and KDE books. In 2000, I was hired as an editor for
a Linux publication. In 2008, I started teaching Linux (and operating
system principles) at a university as a freelance lecturer. je voulais
to do that professionally, so I had to go back to university to get
my PhD (which I did via implementing and documenting ULIX, a teaching
operating system loosely based on UNIX). Today I am a computer science
professor with operating systems as my main teaching topic; juste à droite
now, I'm working on a Docker-based network computing lab for an advanced
server administration course. So…I got here because of Linux. Would
things have gone very differently if there was no Linux? Je ne sais pas.
I sure was on an interesting track already, being a CS student in the
early 90s. But becoming a writer and a lecturer and a professor in a
world where all accessible machines run Windows? I am not so sure. Alors
Linux surely helped a lot. And having access to good documentation
helped, too. Which is why I was, am and will remain an LJ subscriber.
What was my best LJ moment? I cannot name a specific issue or
since I've just been reading too much in the last years, but I guess my
best moment was when you said that publication would resume after I
already thought you gone for good in December 2017. I've had to say
good-bye to too many magazines (including my own: from 2000 to 2018
I was the editor of EasyLinux magazine, which was discontinued half a
year ago and won't come back from the dead). So I wish you all the best
and another 25 years or more—happy birthday!
I've been a subscriber for two years.
Linux Journal has been a great source of information throughout my career,
and so I wanted to give a little back. The breadth of topics satisfies both
my work and play inner-geek.
My favourite LJ memory is
learning that LJ got enough support from the community to keep doing what
they do best.
My first Linux-based distro would be Mint, but I was using FreeBSD in university long
before then if we're talking *nix.
I have subscribed since 1995, when I met one of
the original publishers, Phil Hughes, at a Digital Equipment Users Group
Symposium (DECUS) in Washington, DC, at the ice cream social. The bad memory
of that conference was the first lunch served gave everyone who ate it food
poisoning. The best memory was seeing Linus Torvalds speak and meeting him.
I had annoyed Jon 'Maddog' Hall about DEC Ultrix print drivers so
many times that he remembered me on the elevator at the hotel. Sur le
elevator, I told Jon I was planning on going to the panel discussion with
Linus Torvalds instead of the OpenVMS story night (I was a VAX/VMS sysadmin at the time). Jon was concerned how many would show up, but he also
told me that afterward a group was taking Linus to the a local brew pub and
that I could come along and join them if I came. I attended the panel
discussion and then headed with the group over to the brew pub. When all
was said and done, as Linus was leaving, I screamed out "Good bye. We
love famous people." I was several beers in at that point. Good times.
My first full distribution installed on a personal system was Linux Mint,
though I had been logging into various systems in my work life since 1995.
I think I have subscribed to Linux Journal for as long as I have as there
was always an article or column that applied to something I was doing, even
if what I was doing was not Linux-specific.
I've been a subscriber for one year,
but I had been picking up regularly from my local
bookstore for years and following the site.
You've always been a source for some of the most interesting
articles, often on things I didn't realize I'd need to know.
Memory: I brought a copy to a LUG and was able to help out someone.
First distro: Slackware, TBH before that I was FreeBSD, but slowly then
made it to RH (before Fedora) and Debian.
I started subscribing
around '97 or '98
to keep up with developments in
Linux and to support the magazine that supports Linux.
My favorite LJ memory is early on, getting each new issue and
feeling connected to the community.
First distro was Slackware.
I've been a subscriber since: unknown.
The earliest physical issue I still have is
Issue #120 2004 (April), but I know I have been a subscriber for quite a bit
Pourquoi? Parce que Linux Journal will present me with things to look
into that I
wouldn't have normally stumbled upon on my own and interesting uses for
other things Linux-related.
First distribution I used is unknown. It was what was installed
on one of our servers at work. First distribution I installed, and used
personally, was Yggdrasil Linux.
I've been a subscriber
since the first or
second year of the paper magazine.
I subscribe for the good writing, good information, and for introducing me to Linux things I didn't
know about or never expected to actually work.
My favority memory is hard to say, but Shawn's article on hacking a cheap Android phone to
make it become a mini-WiFi tablet ended up being very useful.
Red Hat 2 was my first distro. You bought the book that included a CDROM with the system,
then you struggled with getting Slip or PPP working with your modem and ISP
to download updates.
I've been a subscriber since
the beginning. je
still have issue #1 around the house somewhere. Got it at work where there
was a small group of Linux users.
I like the community, learning
about new stuff and articles on building skills or knowledge that I don't
There have been quite a few times where
the content was very timely and helped me out personally or at work. je
think the most memorable is the split from printed format—honestly at that
point I thought it was the end, but LJ is still here going strong.
I used SLS in the
beginning. It came, as I recall, in a ~35 Mb tar file. I had to download
that at work where there was a fast internet, then split the tarball into
sections that would fit on floppy disk so that I could get them home. Il
was quite a process over a week or so to get it all downloaded, split,
re-assembled and untarred so I could begin install the process. It was all
worth it once I had it running on a 16 mhz 386.
I always look forward to the new issue, keep up the great work!
I started reading in August 1995 and subscribed shortly after that.
I was just getting into Linux and was very excited to see that there were
others like me. I loved the articles and look forward to reading them,
even to this day.
There are so many good memories of LJ, but I have to say that I really
looked forward to the hardware editions. This helped me find good
combinations of hardware to use to build really great machines. je dois
say that I really miss the printed magazine as well. I just loved being
able to physically flip through and bookmark magazines. LJ was definitely
My first distro was Slackware that I was able to buy at Microcenter on CD.
Jose Manuel Garcia Sanchez
I've been a subscriber since
I subscribe for the Linux topics. je suis
from Spain, and in 1998, Linux was taking its first steps in my country.
My favorite LJ memory is opening my mailbox and finding the magazine
(a physical mailbox, of course).
First distro was Slackware 3.2.
I've been a subscriber only for a couple of months! I've followed
Linux Journal for years, but
I never subscribed, which I regret!
I've followed Doc Searls for years, so when I heard from him that Linux
Journal was folding, then later that it would continue as an example of
how to treat subscribers with respect, I immediately subscribed!
LJ has already been useful to me as I dived back into Linux recently:
Doc's recent article "Where There's No Distance or Gravity" really knocked it
out of the park for me.
In 1997 I set up a web site on my home server running Red Hat. C'était
quickly hacked! It's now on a hosted server:
I've been a subscriber for less than one year.
It's a brilliant source of news and articles about free software
My favorite LJ memory is Doc Searls at #freenode live 2018.
My first distro was Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.
I've subscribed on and off for 20 years (or so)—off the shelf as
often as a subscription.
Early on I subscribed because of a broad desire to devour all things
GNU/Linux. Later it
was more informative. Overall, though, I think it was the sense of
community by reading your journal that proved its best draw.
My favorite LJ memory: I read an article that Jon 'Maddog' Hall, while working at Digital
Equipment Corporation, was donating hardware to Linus Torvalds (and team)
to help get the kernel ported to Alpha. That exited me to no end (for some
I started with Yggdrasil Linux Oct/Nov 1995, but it was Slackware that I
must have installed dozens and dozens of times before I settled eventually
on Debian for the next decade.
In the mid-90s I was a database developer and administrator, working on
(primarily) Digital and Sun server hardware (there was some mainframe work
in there, but I try to forget that part of my life). First thing we did
was install GNU tools. The Un*x reality seemed like a dark-dirty
subculture of the IT world (to this junior geek)—one that drew my
intérêt. Multi-threading, stability, multi-user—it had things that
barely (or didn't) work on Windows desktops or even some Un*x servers (of
the time). The first time I saw X run was in the basement of a friend, on a
AIX box—it took my breath away. I was planning to try out Minix OS when
a peer suggested I look at GNU/Linux instead. I would like to say it was a
smooth adoption, but it wasn't—dozens of distros, new terminology,
unfamiliar environments, frustrating configurations—I loved it. C'était
like porn or a drug to me. I learned a lot, and I look back on that time
with much fondness. It was the beginning of a long journey.
I've subscribed for
25 years, since the first issue
to stay abreast of Linux.
My favorite memory is receiving my
first issue of LJ and realizing that this open-source Unix was really going
somewhere! I deployed Linux workstations to replace Sun workstations at
Texas Instruments at that time, saving thousands of dollars. j'étais aussi
characterizing the Intel Pentium microprocessor, assisting Linus with
details of Linux TLB handling. Fun times!
First distro was Soft Landing Systems
I've been a subscriber for about one year.
There are two main reasons why I am a subscriber of Linux Journal.
First, I am a digital freedom supporter. When I learned that WikiLeaks
revealed that the LJ subscribers were profiled, I immediately became one. je
was born in the Soviet Union and grew up in a society severely damaged by
the lack of privacy, profiling, censorship, the absence of freedom, and
constant monitoring by the government (through your own neighbors, who were
also scared). My parents and grandparents have always been afraid of
expressing their opinion or "doing something wrong" because they constantly
experienced the "watchful eye" of the oppressing government. Being raised
in this toxic environment, I promised to myself to never be afraid of being
who I am, expressing my opinion, and decide for myself what to do and what
to read. I am a crypto-punk, but not a digital anarchist. Although I would
have never done what Snowden or Manning did, I strongly believe that
freedom and privacy are superior to national security or corporate
interests. I believe that freedom and privacy, in the long-term perspective,
are the main contributors to secure government and thriving businesses. Comme
a person born in the USSR, I also witnessed the deteriorating power of
internal espionage, profiling, privacy violation, censorship and freedom of
speech. It was not Snowden who undermined the national security of the
États Unis. It was the NSA who did it! The editorial opinion of Linux
Journal seems to be close to mine, so this is the first reason why I
Second, I saw the word BLOCKCHAIN on the cover of one of the issues of
LJ. I am a graduate PhD student researching blockchain, and I hoard all
beyond-hype information about blockchain. Also, I am a full-time desktop
Linux user, so I determined that LJ could be helpful for my research or
optimization of my workflow as a Linux user.
My favorite LJ memory: I liked the series of articles about ncurses programming. I always wanted
to learn it, but existing tutorials looked too time-consuming for me.
My first distro was Mandrake Linux 7.0 on four CD disks with kernel
2.2.14-15. (Jeez, I
still remember the version of my first kernel!) I immediately fell in love
with it, and I am still in love with Linux.
I think I've subscribed for 15 years or so.
I subscribe because I use Linux every day, in the servers I manage and in my personal desktop
and laptop computers, and I like to know what's going on with Linux
I have learned a lot of new things reading LJ, and I have helped friends
sharing some articles about open source apps, including ones that work also
in other OSes.
I am a good friend of Miguel de Icaza, and he sent me maybe 10 or 12
diskettes with Linux and helped me over the phone to install it (version
0.x). After that, I think I bought the Yggdrasil distribution. Later I
switched to Red Hat, then to Debian, and right now, I use CentOS on the
servers, and after a couple years of using Mint, I'm back using Ubuntu
Mate on my personal computers, including a couple Mac computers.
Thanks for a great magazine and congratulations on your first 25 years.
I'm really glad for your 25th anniversary and looking forward to the next
While I'm a LJ newbie, I've used Linux for quite some time.
I've been a subscriber for around one year.
I subscribe because I really love Linux, and I find it very important to support a publication
covering this topic. Besides that, LJ provides a good addition to the German
Linux Magazin, which I subscribe to as well.
My favorite LJ memory is reading the first issue after I subscribed and discovering that Glyn Moody is an
author, as I loved the Rebel Code book from him.
My first distro? That would be S.u.S.E 4.2 in 1996.