Running a LiveCD there may be a timed screensaver lockout needing a re-login or some task needing admin/root permissions. The trouble is, whether using normal 'su' or 'sudo' there is usually no hint of a password.
The disc will have an available mount point. You should provide a 'passwords' file or the relevant info in the 'index.html' file in each distro's directory if you think it would take up too much space on the magazine disc page or add extra printing costs.
Which leads to:-
This may have come up before...
Reading the Sysdig article there is a note about download and info, and I quote: "...the downloadable version from http://www.sysdig.org
was...take a look at http://www.sysdig.org/install
for a list..." ok useful
Then on its last page: "...chisels from scratch, a full tutorial can be found at http://bit.ly/WriteASysdigChisel
In the Kali article its second page has: "...state of various chipsets at http://www.aircrack-.org/doku.php?id=co ... ty_drivers
. ok check it out.
On its last page is: "..care about a 800mb download can get it from http://bit.ly/SFMetasploitableRapid7..
. yeah, right!
If I was using a LiveCD, a VBOX install or, thinking of a recent issue computer magazine, an OS with the latter's reviewed top performer anti-malware suite, I would still not type or make a bookmark with that kind of url.
I have no idea where that is or its relation to the main subject. In effect those articles are now useless.
The same occurs in the EmmaBunting, er, emmabuntu article.
I see a bunch of normal and longish urls including a full YouTube entry and then...these things. I absolutely hate seeing them.
I am led to believe that the "bit.ly" is some redirect for long urls.
Are you doing that because there may be some increase in printing costs in terms of word count total?
I look at the columns and paragraphs and the average letter count per line and where the last word ends. Usually there is more than half the line space available.
The Kali article's first page has a graphic/title taking 65% of the page and a magnified quote among the text, then come screenshots with relevant info in part and another magnified quote.
On the LXF back page I'm unsure who among the names and titles I do NOT want to insult.
In typography/layout terms I appreciate that design, like visual balance and composition, can enhance the reading experience. Certainly LXF is among the best of its kind.
As an aside, does anyone remember that Flight International, the aviation mag, used to get the award for layout readability? They recently changed the typography, not for the better IMHO.
Anyway, certain graphics sizes, screenshots with a full desktop but any relevant readable info is in half the space, 2 columns a page wasting edge space and too large a font for magnified quotes all eat into the space that can be used for meaningful informative text, including full urls.