There's a disturbing trend afoot -- particularly if you're a writer -- and it involves the print magazines sys admins and IT managers have relied on for years. Simply put, they're disappearing faster than beer at a frat party. Although no one can be sure exactly why, there's little doubt that a lot of it has to do with the proliferation of IT news Web sites like this one, and topic aggregation services like [URL="http://it.alltop.com/"]Alltop[/URL] that provide news and reviews in near real-time. As a study at the [URL="http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1066/internet-overtakes-newspapers-as-news-source"]Pew Research Center[/URL] notes, a full 40 percent of people get "most …

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[URL="http://www.linux-mag.com"]Linux Magazine[/URL]'s print subscriber base was acquired by [URL="http://www.linux-magazine.com"]Linux Pro Magazine[/URL] aka Linux New Media on or about June 11, 2008. As the "On the Desktop" columnist for Linux Magazine, I was both shocked and excited by the announcement to cease the print version in favor of a web-only zine. June 2008 is the last print version of Linux Magazine and it's on newsstands now. Linux Magazine, the U.S. version, has been a tireless print and web-based proponent of all things Linux-related for almost a decade now (1999 - 2008). When I first heard the news, it left me a …

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