FreeBSD Articles for new LINUX ANSWERS magazine
mark at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org
Wed Sep 1 18:41:04 BST 1999
On Wed, Sep 01, 1999 at 05:37:52PM +0100, Roger Hardiman wrote:
> Future Publishing (who print the PC Plus magazine) are about to
> lanuch a new magazine in October called
> Along the same lines as their Windows Answers mag.
> Following a suggestion from Jethro, I emailed their editor.
> I mentioned FreeBSD and asked if he was interested in
> And he is VERY INTERESTED. His reply was
> I'm interested! Keep talking. If I were to give you a couple
> of pages, what would you suggest we covered? News, reviews,
> tips and/or reviews?
> If so, what? Please let me know what you think.
> I stuck my neck out and volunteered our User Group to write
> a few things.
> Now we need to remember we are borrowing space in what was going to
> be a Linux Magazine, so I told them that as well as writing
> FreeBSD specific stuff, alot of the things we write apply
> to Linux, FreeBSD and lots of other UNIX systems.
> So, if you are interested, then reply to this email and we can start
> a thread to discuss this.
> Ideas I had were
> 1) Running Multi-Head XFree86 - The XFree86 4.0 Beta
> 2) Setting up Samba, printer sharing and file sharing
> 3) Setting up a PPP dial up server
> 4) A review of Star Office against Office 97
> 5) A review of GIMP
> 6) Comparison of shells
> There is endless potential for a 4 month (4 part)
> course on shell script programming.
> or on networking Windows 95/98/NT with FreeBSD and Linux.
OK, count me in. I'm prepared to put some effort into this, although
I doubt that my technical ability would enable me to write a complete
article by myself but I'm willing to contribute.
> The one thing I did not ask was.... How much they pay.
> comments and suggestions please.
> Roger Hardiman | Telepresence Research Group
> roger at cs.strath.ac.uk | DMEM, University of Strathclyde
> tel: 0141 548 2897 | Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1XJ, UK
> fax: 0141 552 0557 | http://telepresence.dmem.strath.ac.uk
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