I have submitted the following email to the letters section of the magazine, and I ask all of you to get behind this request by posting here. Let's get a digital version of the magazine available for LINUX devices!
It was with great interest, while reading the August issue, I saw the subscription advert for zinio.com. Great I thought. Now I can read lxf on my linux tablet.
A visit to zinio.com led to major disappointment. The required app is for windows and mac only. So this means I can only read a magazine about linux and for linux users on Apple, Android and Microsoft devices. Sort of defeats the purpose, and completely misses the target market, don't you think?
Surley a digital distribution media supporting linux should have been the major consideration in selecting a digital publishing partner, yes?
I want to read my favourite linux magazine on my linux device. It's in the Ubuntu software centre you say? Well, I don't use Ubuntu either, nor should I have to.
I, and I am sure the majority of your reader base would agree, implore the powers that be at lxf towers, to supply a distro agnostic medium for subscribing, downloading and reading lxf on LINUX devices.
I am certain that those other OS magazines are laughing at lxf behind the school bikeshed, "hehehe, look at lxf, he can't even support the platform he is all about".
Love the mag, but please, address this most annoying and disappointing situation.
Lachlan, Melbourne Australia.