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Too high price for LinuxFormat in U.S.?
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MachuMan



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point, i'd definately consider subscribing to a LXF without a cd/dvd
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bonzerwood



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:37 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Too high price for LinuxFormat in U.S.? Reply with quote

What would be wrong with a pre-paid subscription to a down-load club such as one of the Internet information services where you cannot down-load anything unless you have paid your quids and signed up to the secrecy conditions. This way Future Publishing would get their money paid up front like a snail-mail delivered subscription and the free loaders would be excluded by not having member IDs.

How about that for an idea Question Very Happy
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gunny



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Given that a lot of the readers have broadband connections and can download most of the content on the cd/dvd would LXF ever consider releasing a copy at a reduced price without the dvd/cd for those of us more interested in the magazine itself?


Exactly. Practically the only thing I use the coverdisc for is the PDF's for tutorials (PHP, Gimp etc) or if you bung a Live CD on there, I might boot it up. When I install a distro, I want the latest-and-greatest, so I normally download from the distro vender. The only distro I've used from a coverdisc was SLED, but I could have lived without that. tI get most of my software from my distro's repositories: if they don't have a program I compile from source. Source downloads are pretty small, so it's no hassle for my broadband connection.

Give me a magazine that costs $10-12 AUS with no disk over one that costs $17-25 with a disc anyday. I don't see why you can't put the old tutorials on the web: hell, add a 'confirm code' so you have to buy a mag before you can get the PDFs. The chance of them being distrubuted will be exactly the same as if they where on the disks.

I really love LXF, but I just can't afford to keep buying it. A subscripton would only save me about $20-40 dollars. If I could subscribe for 25%+ discount with no disk, I would certainly consider subscribing. But for now I must be content with the occasional LXF, which is a real PITA for following tutorials and the like for examples, and praying Larry and Sergi's plane filled with cash to land in my backyard. Very Happy
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