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TuxRadar

We've posted up a lot of content in our first two months, and we think it's about time to take stock of where we are, what you guys liked and didn't like, and what articles you think we need more of.

Remember, most of TuxRadar.com is taken from Linux Format magazine, which means there's about 100 pages of new Linux reviews, features and tutorials every four weeks, plus a huge back catalog of articles we can draw upon - only a small part of this makes it onto TuxRadar.

So, if you could take the time to post a comment below on any or all of the following questions, it would be really helpful - thanks!

  • Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?
  • Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?
  • Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?
  • Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?
  • Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?
  • If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)
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Your comments

I'm really grateful that

I'm really grateful that you're posting all those useful articles! They have been very rewarding, specially now since I've moved around and lost most of my collected LXF magazines.

You're definatly my #1 resource on the net to peak my linux knowlege :-)

Good Job!

-Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?

I most enjoyed the Linux vs Windows Benchmarks because few people are doing these tests.

-Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?

No, all fine.

-Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?

Yes! The more the better ; D

-Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?

Hell, no!

-Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?

No. I think about buying one right now. I didnt know that I can order them to Germany.

-If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)

A better design! And some pics and spaces in the articles. Its a bit hard to read right now....tons of text...

Keep up the good work!

Ditto...

-Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?

I most like the explanations about how linux works (E.g. The filesystem tour) and the how-to's (e.g. Mythbuntu, switch distros etc).

I find this info useful as I slowly make the transition to using Linux as my main OS from Windows.

-Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?

Coverage is good. Maybe a few more articles on finding (native) Linux equivalents to Windows programs, with an emphasis on where they are the same/better/worse than the win version.

-Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?

Undecided - There are quite a few news sites already.

-Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?

Definately a single page. Maybe "printer-friendly" button.

-Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?

Yes - it's really the only Linux magazine I read. Unfortunately, we get them 3 months behind here in Australia (i.e. current UK issue is 118, in Aus = 115)

-If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)

I like the layout. Some more pics as mentioned above...
RSS feed is useful.

* Were there particular

* Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?
Hudzilla is great (though languages other than C# would be appreciated), firefox crapping on linux benchmarks, and a bunch more I don't recall.

* Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?
More general computer tips & useful programs

* Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?
No, many other sources for that

* Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?
One page definitely

* Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?
No. Yes, if it was online

* If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)
tips on how can people contribute / where is help needed

* Were there particular

* Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?

I like the articles that go indepth about how to use features/programs that are common to Linux/FOSS

* Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?

I'd love to see more sysadmin stuff. Specifically how Linux can be used in corporate environments to replace common Windows servers.

* Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?

Sure!

* Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?

Keep them all on one page, it makes it much easier to go back and reference earlier parts of the article, or skip ahead to see what all the article covers.

* Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?

I hadn't heard of Linux Format before, but then again it seems to be a UK magazine, and I'm from the US....

* If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)

More articles!

P.S. From an experienced Linux user

Love the wallpapers!

More development tutorials C

More development tutorials C with Gtk+ and maybe ncurses. C++ and Qt, fltkk, and wxwidgets. We are gonna need more application developers with all the desktops gonna be going hot and heavy with 3d and fancy graphics some of us need to learn how to make small lean apps that don't require and 2,000 dollar computer to run!

Answers

I really like the articles the File system, About the Kernel, and how Linux works. I really don't care for the coding articles, because I already know how to code. I know like to know the inter-workings of Linux. Articles about the terminal commands are awesome too. I do like the news about Linux also. I like the articles all on one page. Yes, I am going to buy Linux Format magazine now, because of this site. And if I could change one thing about the site, I would change nothing. Your site is just plain awesome. Keep up the awesome work.

Were there particular

Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed? I use Pratical PHP Programming as a co-language reference.

Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?
No, its important to have a balance about everything

Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?
Sure, it's awesome to have a safe-and-great source of news about opensource software

Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now? Sometimes i like to download the article to have a quick reference, then one file is the perfect option for me.

Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?
Sure, but due to exchange from US Dollar to Brazilian Real and some mailing values i can't

If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)
D:

Sorry my english

Looking Good

* Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?
As I'm fairly new to linux I enjoy the articles where you compare and contrast a number of programs aiming to do a specific job. Not only does it introduce something I could be doing my computer with (after reading your one on note-taking programs I'm now using Basket find it much easier than scraps of paper) it also helps explain the differences throughout linux in general.

* Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?
When going round the web I often find myself starting to read multi-page articles but sometimes don't want to go to page z so don't read to the end. I really like the article all being on the same page and congratulate you on being one of the few sites that does this.

* Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?
I have heard of linux format before but not read it for a long time. I'm currently in Singapore so it's hard to find here but I may make more of an effort to find a copy and if I like it I may even subscribe when I get back to the UK.

* If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)
More pictures would be good, and if there was a way to integrate the box-out sections better that would be good.

I need PDF output

I'm a linux newbie, therefore your articles are great value for me.
I'm trying to save the most articles (for reference) provided here, however they don't look as good as seen here.
Could you possibly provide PDF links for the articles here?

Many thanks!

Newzat.

Till now

i like it.
Okay, I think it is for LinuxBeginners a lil' bit, but i've found some pearls here, too and like from my Blog to this Page often.
So, keep up the good work, you've done nice job till now
Greetings Seraphyn

How to block adverts

Tried several ways to block the screen stealing ads at the page top without success. The ads take too much screen space on a netbook and should be blocked when they take a large percentage of the screen.

More. More. More.

Why ask? This is the limitless web. No space restrictions. Put as much as you dare without harming your magazine sales.

Keep the layout simple please! Can just read it on my N96. Unlike some of the linked pages.

Overall the best thing this year?

I like the tutorials.

I like the tutorials. Product reviews should stay in the magazine. Both coding and sysadmin are great topics. How-tos are always welcome, not just for entry level stuff.

I don't care one way or the other regarding news. I really prefer the single page format. Scrolling is a lot easier to navigate than it going backwards and forwards through several pages.

I've been reading the magazine for just over a year.

I'd like to see more projects, how-tos, tutorials and such. And while Ubuntu and it's derivatives are my favorite, I think it would be interesting to do brief reviews of some smaller or exotic distros, highlighting what might make them unique or interesting in some way that won't be found in the 4 or 5 most popular distros.

Also, it would be cool to do the same for FOSS, both big and small, especially things that are already contained in repositories. Sometimes when I'm bored i put a random word in to Synaptic's search tool just to see what interesting stuff comes up. Most software reviews focus on "what it does" but more often than not, they fail to explain how to make it do stuff.

I'm really looking forward to a lot more of the Acer Aspire series of articles. Good move jumping on one of the hottest new platforms.

I've been waiting for a comprehensive series on Pulseaudio or ALSA, as I seem to mess these up on a regular basis when goofing with Audacious plugins or VLC settings.

And finally, I always thought Bluetooth had so much potential to do cool stuff, but the best it seems anyone can do is use wireless headphones with their cell phones. I'm really surprised there's not been a bunch of Bluetooth hacks. Maybe I just don't know it's practical limitations.

Anyway, great job so far on TuxRadar.

good job!

Hi,
I like this site, because of its really clear and simple layout.
I'm using Linux since almost a decade now and still hungry about sysadmin and coding stuff.
So I'm reading your rss feed regulary.

I like your work so far really much!
/thorsten

Like the site

I did not remember how I reached your site, but I liked it from the first moment.

Articles are not split in several pages, very easy to read.

Articles are of good quality.

May be it is good to add some "heavy" articles not for newbies.

>> Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?
Sys admin related.

>> Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?
Sysadmin :)

>> Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?
I think it is not a good idea.

May be major news with additional article about this topic.

>> Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?
NO split, please!

>> Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?
Heard.
I can not buy it in my country.

>> If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)
Printer friendly version with little margins.

Really enjoying TuxRadar

Really enjoying Tuxradar. It is great to have good content coming frequently and consistently.

I am a big fan of the coding section - wish I could keep up. Podcast is great and could get away with being a bit longer IMHO.

I think the balance of news to features is about right. I think when there is big news from the community it is good to go to TuxRadar for commentary/comment.

I subscribe to LXF.

The site could be a little prettier is you were going to pick holes.

I love all article of tuxradar

I love all article of tuxradar

Please carry ON.

TuxRadar & LXF For The WIN!!!

Hi Penguins,

Love the site, my only point would be is that the ratio of tutorials/help guides to distro news is about 80-20. Could we still have all of the tutorials and benchmarks please, but also more distro-related news? I appreciate of course that you guys still have to sell magazines too!

Cheers,

Andysan555

If you could change one thing about TuxRadar?

I'd have an ideology section.
Gnu/Linux is a complex animal, so is the world.
New ideology, old ideology they make up a part of the over all use of Gnu/Linux.
As arguably the most important part of the operating system I think it would be nice to dedicate a section to it.
You often do “good or bad” articles, preparatory software is one good example. But I often feel these articles need to be contextualised as they often end up reading like a bar room brawl.

Pleased passenger!

* Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?

Enjoyed quite a few articles since the start, been following you via RSS.

* Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?

Both Coding and sysadmin articles are well recieved, but would love to have more coverage on using the desktop on a daily basis. (eg. what are the possibilities, what are the downfalls etc. and comparisons distro to distro)
Just came to mind an experiment I had a little while ago, the different flavours of 'nix isn't all that big when it comes to the big picture. How about an article about how to disguise one of the distros as another one? (like mandriva ubuntu/fedora style (or how to compile Gentoo as Fedoratoo/Gendora?)) ;)

* Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?

There are several sources for those news, but a weekly/bi-weekly roundup of the latest news are always great for catchups.

* Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?

Love it as it is, but as noted earlier, how about a "printerfriendly" version?

* Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?

Regular reader of LXF so I will buy it anyway

* If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)

I love the colour green, blue is so.. (wait for it...) KDE'ish o.O

* Were there particular

* Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?

I have enjoyed quite a few articles, none in paticular that I remember

* Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?

Possibly you could include a bit more information on FLOSS linux equivalents to windows software.

* Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?

Yes, Definately.

* Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?

On a single page

* Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?

a) Sort of, I knew the name, but I had never looked at LinuxFormat in more detail before.

b) Yes, I have just bought LinuxFormat for the first time.

* If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)

Can't think of anything

Doing a good job...

You guys are doing a good job with the website. I've been using GNU/Linux since 98' and I still find a lot of useful information on this site. So far I believe I've read every article posted on this site and I have enjoyed them all. Keep up the good work. Also an article on trimming the fat off of a vanilla ubuntu install would be interesting.

Keep up the good work!

*** Were there particular TuxRadar articles you really enjoyed?

Lots of great ones. Hard to pic one :) The podcast is really nice. What song is that?

*** Do you think there are specific areas we should give more coverage too, eg coding or sysadmin?

I like the howtos/tutorials.

*** Would you like to see us posting more Linux/FOSS news here?

I would have to agree with "Sandstrand" on that one. Weekly/bi-weekly round-up would be enough.

*** Would you prefer us to split our articles into multiple pages, or do you prefer them all on one page as they are right now?

Only one page.

*** Had you heard of Linux Format before visiting TuxRadar? If not, would reading articles here make you inclined to buy an issue?

Subscribing to it. Would actually be interesting to know how many tuxradar-regulars are lxf-regulars..

*** If you could change one thing about TuxRadar, what would it be? Go on, be adventurous - it can't hurt to ask :)

Have to disagree with "Mark of London". I like the the layout, clean and nice.
Could be some more f in the oss..

Keep up the good work!

PracticalPHP

I am reading Practical PHP at the moment, and in comparing it to php.net, I am finding some things that are out of date and wrong now, but I have not found any way to notify the author!

Please make a way available. Thanks, other than that, I'm really enjoying Practical PHP.

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