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New style magazine (LX84)

Postby kgolding » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:23 am

First impressions = Feels less professional and more like a gimmmicky PC magazine.... (sorry)
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Postby Marrea » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:05 am

Not having received my copy yet, can you elaborate a bit? How has the magazine changed?
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Postby hyweljones » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:44 pm

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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Postby Rhakios » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:59 pm

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). :)

P.S. Does all the extra white space mean that you'll be able to pass ink savings on to your subscribers ;)
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Postby nelz » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:49 pm

I'm sure they've cut down on the ink used for my picture too :(
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Postby linuxgirlie » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:51 pm

I thought it looked cool, haven't had time to check out the whole magazine but looks good!
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Postby M0PHP » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:36 pm

Not keen on the serif fonts, but then again that's just my opinion :P
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Postby linuxgirlie » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:53 pm

At least its not 'comic sans' ;)
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Postby Marrea » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:16 pm

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. :oops: 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. :)
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Postby Rhakios » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:57 pm

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


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

(And yes, it has to be "My..." seeing as every Linux distro has caught this nasty little bug :x )
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Postby nelz » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:02 pm

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


Sorry, but at least I didn't use the 'K' word ;-)
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Postby Marrea » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:03 am

nelz wrote:Sorry, but at least I didn't use the 'K' word ;-)


Just as well. Non Forum members reading it would have wondered what on earth you were on about. :D
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Postby nelz » Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:43 am

Not if I included a suitable illustration ;-)
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Postby ollie » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:21 am

nelz wrote:Not if I included a suitable illustration ;-)


Isn't that a killerstration? :lol:
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Postby nelz » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:10 am

knot every 'K' word is related to KDE :)
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