From The Chief Editor's Desk

Well, dear readers, this is our first anniversary issue, number 12. It's a milestone that makes me very proud to have been part of this project. But I didn't do it alone. There are a lot of great people "behind the scenes" that work all month to make this magazine possible. Over that past year we've gained some and lost some, but the project continues -- as it should.

Might I suggest that you take a moment to read through the list of contributors, graphics artists, editors, proofreaders, coders, etc? Then visit the main forum and PM someone from that list and tell them how much you appreciate their hard work.

And it IS hard. We spend a lot of time scouring the main forum and other sources for article material. Then someone writes the article and the proof/edit process starts. It takes two weeks of emailing articles around the world (literally - we are spread from China to USA, to England, to Australia), to get them in clear, readable language that anyone, new to Linux or old timer, can read and enjoy.

Then the articles are sent to layout and prepared visually. That, of course, includes the great covers we've brought you each month. Each one is a creation by our graphic staff, not just some free clip art we grabbed somewhere. And this month we continue the tradition with thirteen articles on a wide range of topics, including our ongoing KDE User Guide.


Starting with the September Issue, Papawoob will take over as Editor in Chief. Because of health problems, I am stepping down from that position. I'll stay on as an editor and occasional writer. It has been a great year and I've learned a lot and developed some strong friendships. I'll still be here, and readers should feel free to email me as previously, but Papawoob will handle the "Letters to the Editor" in future.


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