|| ||Rebecca Cassity <rebecca-AT-ssc.com>|
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SSC Publishing to Launch TUX, The First and Only Magazine for
the New Linux User, in February 2005
Carson City, NV -- November 16, 2004 -- SSC Publishing today announced
the launch of a new monthly print and online publication, TUX,
the First and Only Magazine for the New Linux User. The magazine will
launch February 1, 2005.
TUX will address the needs of the vast numbers of people who use
Linux as the operating system of choice on their PC desktops. Although
Linux's fame stems primarily from its success as a rock-solid, corporate
server platform, millions of people worldwide have quietly decided en
masse that Linux is the desktop OS that meets their home and office needs
most effectively. In fact, market analysts have been reporting for years
that Linux is the world's fastest-growing operating system, and they peg
its market-share above that of MacOS from Apple Computer, Inc.
"These many millions of people who wisely run desktop Linux on their home
and office PCs will finally have a comprehensive resource that speaks to
them directly," commented Marcel Gagne, editor in chief of TUX.
"They've switched to Linux because they're fed up the annoyances they
find in other operating systems, such as viruses, spyware, frequent
crashes, crippling security breaches and 'one-size-fits-all' solutions.
Linux is their ticket to vastly improved security, increased flexibility
and better value -- and TUX is the guide to maximizing these
advantages," added Gagne.
The format of TUX will include easy-to-understand tutorials,
insightful hardware and software reviews, useful tips and tricks,
enlightened opinion, and in-depth exploration of the tools Linux users
use day. In addition, TUX will present this information in a style
that is practical, hands-on, user-friendly and jargon-free so that
everybody will be able to explore the world of Linux.
The publication was named TUX in honor of the famous penguin with
the same name that has become the ubiquitous symbol of Linux. "Tux the
Penguin" was created by Larry Ewing in 1996 with a powerful Linux-based
publishing application called The Gimp.
The first edition of TUX will launch with 60,000+ copies and will
be available on newsstands and via subscription. The cover price of
$9.99 US/$12.99 Canada includes a CD-ROM that contains not only a
version of Linux that runs directly from a CD drive, but scores of
software programs that run on Linux as well. A yearly subscription,
which includes a CD-ROM with every issue, is $49.99 US/$69.99 Canada.
Additional information about TUX, including subscription
information can be found on the magazine's Website at www.TuxMagazine.com.
About Editor in Chief, Marcel Gagne
Now the new editor in chief of TUX, the First and Only Magazine
for the New Linux User, Marcel Gagne has been one of Linux's most
dedicated supporters for over a decade. Marcel is best known for his
entertaining Linux Journal column, 'Cooking With Linux,' where
he jovially mixes practical Linux advice with impeccable wine
selections. Readers have voted it "Best Linux Journal Column"
several years in a row. In addition, Marcel has written three
best-selling books on Linux, he contributes to several respected IT
publications and is a regular guest of Leo Laporte's on G4TechTV
Canada's Call for Help program.
TUX is the First and Only Magazine for the New Linux User and is
dedicated to promoting and simplifying the use of Linux on the PC. Each
issue of TUX includes a free, feature-packed CD-ROM to help
readers make the most of their Linux systems. Beginning in January 2005
TUX may be purchased at major bookstores and newsstands
throughout North America. Additionally, TUX is now taking
subscription orders in advance of its official release; specifics are
available at www.TuxMagazine.com
or by calling toll-free 888-66-LINUX (5-4689). Further information about
TUX is available via e-mail,
About the Publisher
A privately held company, SSC Publishing is the leading Linux and Open
Source authority, publishing reference materials in these fields since
1983. Properties include
LinuxJournal.com, and the monthly international print magazines
TUX and Linux Journal. Additional information can be found
Media Relations Contact:
PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155
Phone: +1 206-295-6010 / Fax: +1 206-782-7191
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of their respective holders.
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