UNIX Review

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UNIX Review
Editor Joe Casad, Rikki Endsley, Christi Bear
Categories Computer magazines
Year founded 1983
Final issue 2000
Country United States
Based in Renton, Washington
Language English
ISSN 0742-3136
OCLC number 477140341

UNIX Review was an American magazine covering technical aspects of the UNIX operating system and C programming. Recognized for its in-depth technical analyses,[1] the journal also reported on industry confabs and included some lighter fare.

History and profile[edit]

It was founded in 1983.[2][3] In 1985 it was acquired by Miller Freeman.[3] The journal was renamed to UNIX Review's Performance Computing (UR/PC) Magazine with the April 1998 issue,[4] and ceased publication in 2000.[3] The on-line publication ceased in 2007.[5] It was published by REVIEW Publications of Renton, Washington. The rights to the title are currently owned by United Business Media (formerly CMP Media),[5][6] but the UnixReview.com website is no longer active and the archives have been destroyed or hidden.

Regular contributors[edit]

  • Andrew Binstock, (editor in chief from 1991–1997), wrote "Word Wrap from the Editor"
  • John Chisholm (1992-1995), wrote "Currents" column
  • Stan Kelly-Bootle, writer of the "Devil's Advocate" column
  • Ken Arnold, writer of the "The C Advisor" column
  • Rich Morin, writer of the "The Human Factor" and "The Internet Notebook" columns
  • Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, writer of the "Tool of the Month" column
  • Ed Schaefer, writer of the "Shell Corner" column
  • Dinah McNutt, writer of the "Daemons and Dragons" column
  • Cameron Laird, regular contributor
  • Emmett Dulaney, regular contributor
  • Marcel Gagné, regular contributor[7]
  • Eric Foster-Johnson, regular contributor


  1. ^ "ALR revolution server series wins UNIX Review Magazine's annual outstanding product award". Business Wire. Gale Group. Nov 4, 1996. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "UNIX Review". WorldCat. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Performance Computing (was Unix Review) closing down". Usenix. January 12, 2000. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ Stan Kelly-Bootle. "Stan Kelly-Bootle (website home page)". Stan Kelly-Bootle's website. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Unix Review Magazine". Mondo Times. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "United Business Media plc profile and media properties". Media Owners. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Marcel Gagné". Linux. September 24, 2002. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  • wftl (January 20, 2005). "UnixReview.com". Marcel Gagné, Writer and Free Thinker at Large. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 

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