Six months ago I blogged about some changes we were making in the magazine to help readers get more value from their hard-earned pennies. Well, those changes were only the beginning, and we have a couple of other ideas we're thinking about. But before we dive in, we'd like to know what you think.
So, here's what we're thinking:
- Drop the Newbie Zone pages. I know these are nice, but the whole left-hand page doesn't change, and can go onto the disc every issue.
- Trim the right-hand Newbie Zone page and put it into the disc pages, making it a "Get started with your new distro" page.
- Use the second two pages in the DVD area to talk about installing and using software from the disc, rather than just focusing on the one or two biggest things.
- Add two more pages to the sysadmin section, covering server reviews and other enterprise-focused hardware.
- Add two more pages to the tutorials section, and guarantee at least one programming project every issue.
- Drop one column from the news section, and replace it with a box on KDE-related news.
What do you think?
We are, by the way, always looking for ideas for newbie tutorials we can put on our DVD. If you see something in LXF and think, "newbies would really benefit from having that on the DVD every issue," let us know and we'll do it.