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Posted Feb 1, 2008 12:42 UTC (Fri) by N0NB (guest, #3407)
At this time I plan to continue to subscribe to LWN and drop Linux Journal when it comes up
for renewal. Linux Journal no longer caters to the home/hobbyist user but I renewed when Nick
Petreley took over as editor. Now that they've quietly parted ways, I think I shall too.
That is not an easy decision as I've been an LJ subscriber since 1996.
I'm not saying that LJ's content is poor, I just don't relate to it very often. For example,
Reuven Lerner writes an excellent column, but it's wasted pages to me as I don't do enterprise
type web development.
LWN typically has a lot of useful information that even I can relate to. It's timely and
informative. LWN doesn't waste its time trying to convince me to use some web development
acronym of the week. Instead it focuses on Linux kernel development in particular and the
Free Software community in general and those are of most importance to me.
LWN gives me consistent news about the Free Software community and that's what I value most.
Posted Feb 2, 2008 23:08 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
I actually do enterprise web development, and use some of those acronyms in my daily routine through enterprise-style chaos, so I don't relate to lots of LWN content. However, I value solid software engineering in kernel development as in any other field. Lots of ideas are usable in any kind of environment.
Plus, my favorite point: LWN is the only place I know where the news meets the newsmakers. You can read our editors' take about something and then read a comment from the horse's mouth, be it an average Debian developer or Linus himself.
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