[ubuntu-uk] stickers free with Linux Format Magazine this month

Martin Meredith mez at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 18 16:13:11 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-15 at 18:48 +0100, Sean Miller wrote:
> Anyone lament the days when you used to have multiple options for
> magazines?  CD edition or DVD edition, magazine itself still the same.
> When I bought a copy of Linux Format at Paddington Station a year or
> two back the man said "blimey! £5.95? that's expensive" -- and it is,
> compared to things like Motor Racing magazines etc. which are normally
> £3-4.
> I don't actually NEED any of the stuff on the DVD most months - it'd
> be nice to have the option to not receive it.
> Why do I want a copy of Mandriva 2000 if I'm happily running Ubuntu,
> or OpenSUSE or whatever else (which I could download anyway)....
> Am I alone in this thought?

I don't NEED any of the stuff on the DVDs either, but I like having it
there... I find that if I have a new machine to play with - I'll
generally grab a copy of a distro from one of my old DVDs, and play with
that... Or... just have a browse round it... (as there are sometimes
things on there that I forget from a tiny article, like toribashi :D -
awesomeness !)

But, yeah, I don't NEED it, but sometimes, there are useful articles on
there.. I still have LXF's PHP Series in PDF sitting on my hard drive,
which was only available from the DVD... While it's not always needed,
there are sometimes those little extras on the DVD that make it
worthwhile having it - I'd be less happy to find I'd missed something
cool on the DVD and then have to go full price for it, than pay a lower
price for the subscription, and have the DVD come with it... Even if the
DVD doesn't ever get put in a machine!

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