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New style magazine (LX84)
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kgolding



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: New style magazine (LX84) Reply with quote

First impressions = Feels less professional and more like a gimmmicky PC magazine.... (sorry)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not having received my copy yet, can you elaborate a bit? How has the magazine changed?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine arrived on the doormat this morning soemtime while I was sleeping after my shift last night.

I think the new look is great. I've already scanned through the password security article and I'm looking forward to the OOo database tutorial which I've been meaning to get into for sometime.

Hope its a quiet night in work tonight, I'm looking forward to this issue.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the open, clear, easy to read text. I just wonder why the new pictures of the contributors were not carried over to the Answers section. Not that I'm all that keen for another picture of old grey-beard (that's you nelz). Smile

P.S. Does all the extra white space mean that you'll be able to pass ink savings on to your subscribers Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure they've cut down on the ink used for my picture too Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it looked cool, haven't had time to check out the whole magazine but looks good!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not keen on the serif fonts, but then again that's just my opinion Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least its not 'comic sans' Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My copy was waiting for me when I got home. I've only just opened it (been busy sorting out a few things on the latest Zenwalk this evening) so had no more than a quick thrash through.

Not had time to read anything properly but purely as regards presentation, I think you've done a grand job. I love the up-to-date "in your face" look and it's amazing how much impact a small thing like changing the Linux Format logo on the cover from white to black has - and a neat little touch to slice off the top right-hand side of the U to fit in alongside the X.

Great stuff, chaps.

Could have done without the embarrassment of my Pipepanic woes being dragged up again though. Embarassed However, must say I'm getting better at this sort of thing. One of my tasks with Zenwalk this evening was to add an Xfce menu entry for xine (installed last night) under the Multimedia section - successfully accomplished. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marrea wrote:

Could have done without the embarrassment of my Pipepanic woes being dragged up again though. Embarassed


A new section perhaps: "My Most Embarrassing Forum Posts"? Just an idea Wink

(And yes, it has to be "My..." seeing as every Linux distro has caught this nasty little bug Mad )
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marrea wrote:
Could have done without the embarrassment of my Pipepanic woes being dragged up again though. Embarassed


Sorry, but at least I didn't use the 'K' word Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:

Sorry, but at least I didn't use the 'K' word Wink


Just as well. Non Forum members reading it would have wondered what on earth you were on about. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not if I included a suitable illustration Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Not if I included a suitable illustration Wink


Isn't that a killerstration? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knot every 'K' word is related to KDE Smile
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