Ubuntu User

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Ubuntu User
Editor in Chief Joe Casad[1]
Categories Linux magazine
Frequency Quarterly
First issue May 2009[1]
Company Linux New Media AG
Country Germany
Language English
Website www.ubuntu-user.com
ISSN 2040-8080

Ubuntu User is a paper magazine that was launched by Linux New Media AG in May 2009.[1][2]

The publication is aimed at users of the Ubuntu operating system and focuses on reviews, community news, how to articles and troubleshooting tips. It also includes a Discovery Guide aimed at beginners.[1][2]


Ubuntu User is published quarterly. The paper magazine is supported by a website that includes a selection of articles from the magazine available to the public as PDFs, Ubuntu news and free computer wallpaper downloads.[3][4][5]

Issue number one consisted of 100 pages (including covers) and in its North American edition had a cover price of US$15.99 and Cdn$17.99.[6] Each issue also includes an Ubuntu live CD in the form of a DVD that new users can use to try out Ubuntu or to install it.[3]

Linux New Media is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has offices of its US subsidiary, Linux New Media USA, LLC, in Lawrence, Kansas. The company also publishes Linux Magazine, LinuxUser, EasyLinux in German, and Linux Community.[1][3]


In announcing the launch of the magazine, the company said:

Ubuntu User is the first print magazine for users of the popular Ubuntu computer operating system. The power, style, and simplicity of Ubuntu is winning followers around the world. Ubuntu User offers reviews, community news, HowTo articles, and troubleshooting tips for readers who are excited about Ubuntu and want to learn more about the Ubuntu environment.[3]

DistroWatch questioned the wisdom of launching a new paper magazine at this point in history:

In a time where more and more information is moving out of the paper world and into the online realm, one publisher is bucking the trend by releasing a physical magazine...With so much high quality information available online, would you pay for a monthly paper magazine about your favourite distribution?[2]

Linux reviewer Ken Hess gave the first issue a very positive reception, saying:

I'm hoping for a long and happy life for Ubuntu User magazine and I think it's something we've needed for some time now...So, just when you thought print media was but a faint memory, these folks launch a new print mag just for us Ubuntuers. I applaud them for it. Thanks Linux New Media, I give Ubuntu User two thumbs up.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Linux Pro (May 2009). "Linux New Media Launches Ubuntu User Magazine". Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b c DistroWatch (June 2009). "DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 305, 1 June 2009". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ a b c d Linux New Media AG (June 2009). "Ubuntu User home page". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  4. ^ Linux New Media AG (June 2009). "Ubuntu User Order". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  5. ^ Linux New Media AG (June 2009). "Ubuntu User News". Retrieved 2009-06-06. [dead link]
  6. ^ Linux New Media AG: Ubuntu User Issue 1 May 2009. ISSN 2040-8080
  7. ^ Hess, Ken (July 2009). "Ubuntu User, You Have Some Big Issues.". Retrieved 2009-07-08. 

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