Spider Magazine (Linux edition)

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Spider Magazine (Linux edition)

Postby Zaheer » Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:28 pm

AOA,
Any body saw this months spider magazine.WOW its a cool edition.Its all about GPL/Linux and also about Using Knoppix and Installation of Fedora Core 1.
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Re: Spider Magazine (Linux edition)

Postby lambda » Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:13 pm

i wasn't happy with the whiny article at the end, the one that listed linux pakistan's url. the author complained that he couldn't find anyone who sold commercial software. i don't know where he searched for it. both my copies of xp on my home machines are legal, and i know the company that sold them to me had them shipped up from karachi, and that they sold other (non-microsoft) apps.

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Postby LinuxFreaK » Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:08 pm

Dear Zaheer,
Salam,

Zaheer wrote:Any body saw this months spider magazine.WOW its a cool edition.Its all about GPL/Linux and also about Using Knoppix and Installation of Fedora Core 1.


Yeah !! I have it but need more work !!

lambda wrote:i wasn't happy with the whiny article at the end, the one that listed linux pakistan's url. the author complained that he couldn't find anyone who sold commercial software. i don't know where he searched for it. both my copies of xp on my home machines are legal, and i know the company that sold them to me had them shipped up from karachi, and that they sold other (non-microsoft) apps.


I agreed with Lambda but what we can do ? Lamdba do you have any idea criticize them, do not publish these sort of articles ?

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Postby Zaheer » Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:11 pm

AOA,
I haven't seen that.Which page.I will write to them about this issue.
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Postby outhanger » Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:58 pm

Spider Magazine is lame; doesn't have any useful information in it.
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Postby jargon » Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:35 am

outhanger wrote:Spider Magazine is lame; doesn't have any useful information in it.


Coming from someone who quotes Homer Simpson!
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Homer Simpson

Postby outhanger » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:31 pm

outhanger wrote:
Spider Magazine is lame; doesn't have any useful information in it.

jargon wrote:
Coming from someone who quotes Homer Simpson!


Hey, come on,, Homer is the source of all wisdom..hehe..no, i just quoted him because he's just so damn funny. but you agree that SPIDER isn't very informative,jargon, don't you ?
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Postby fawad » Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:01 pm

You've gotta understand that rags like Spider aren't really targeted towards the technically savvy people. By doing that, they'd really limit their readership. So they have to dumb it down for the average person to understand it (and maybe feel special about doing so!).

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Postby farhantoqeer » Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:22 pm

start reading comptuer world, far better then spider, i always found it intresting and worth reading.
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Postby jargon » Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:16 am

Not a completly computer oriented mag. and also not available in Pakistan as far as i know, but MIT's Tech Review is an excellent magazine,
Also, I hope you all know about ocw.mit.edu , cool stuff.

In terms of Spider, you should be satisfied that it does an excellent job , stuff like that shouldn't be complained about. Most mags cant be too sophisticated , otherwise no one will buy the mag.
The sophisticated ones , those are what people call journals,

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Postby farhantoqeer » Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:36 am

we do have local version available here and it is completely related to comptuers.
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Postby Zaheer » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:23 am

AOA,
I haven't seen computer world in my town stalls.By the way I m in Gurumandir Area and I have subscribed to spider and reading it since 2001.Its a good mag for Pakistani pplz.If u can please tell me from where I can subscribe to Computer World.
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Postby mahin » Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:26 pm

It is available at Guru Mandir with the Hawkers near/opposite Sabil Wali Masjid, or ask your news paper hawker. Check out few issues then subscribe.

You would be better off reading the on-line version [ more content ] its main focus is not end users rather what we call as trade. There office is on Club Road, Lotia Building near Metropole Hotel, you can look out for the office of monthly Raabta, it is same.

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Postby mahin » Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:32 pm

farhantoqeer wrote:we do have local version available here and it is completely related to comptuers.
which one you mean?

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Postby Zaheer » Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:41 pm

mahin wrote:It is available at Guru Mandir with the Hawkers near/opposite Sabil Wali Masjid.


They haven't.I already checked. :)
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