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Linux Format
Editor Paul Hudson
Categories Linux
Frequency 13 per year
First issue 2000
Company Future Publishing
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 1470-4234

Linux Format was the UK's first Linux-specific magazine, and is currently the best-selling Linux title in the UK. It is also exported to many countries worldwide. It is published by Future Publishing (which produces PC Plus, .net and many other computer magazines). Linux Format is commonly abbreviated to LXF, and issues are referred to with LXF as a prefix followed by the issue number (for example LXF102 refers to the 102nd issue).

Articles within Linux Format are well established, regularly featuring at-length series' and involved, practical tutorials to teach and allow users to expand their skills in using the Linux operating system and its associated software applications. Contributions are encouraged to be submitted by readers.

Linux Format shares the UK market place with an English language version of Linux Magazine.



Linux Format includes similar content to that found in most computer magazines, but aimed specifically at users of the Linux operating system. There are reviews, roundups, technology features and tutorials aimed at all levels of users.

The magazine comes with a DVD containing full Linux distributions and free software. It began as a one-issue pilot in 1999 called Linux Answers, and began full publication in May 2000. Currently Linux Format has translated editions available in Italy, Greece and Russia [1]. A large number of magazines are exported across the world, principally to the USA where they are sold in Barnes & Noble stores, as well as other large book stores.


The magazine is edited by Paul Hudson, and staff include Rev Andrew James Gregory MA (Operations Overlord) Graham Morrison (Reviews Editor), Mike Saunders (New Media Editor), and Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza (Art Editor).[2]


The magazine is published 13 times a year.[3]


Linux Format is published by Future Publishing Limited.

Online presence

Linux Format has a dedicated magazine website[4] which contains forums for readers to interact with the editorial staff and writers, as well as an extensive reference section for the articles in the magazine. In February 2009, the Linux Format editorial staff launched TuxRadar[5]. Tuxradar has become the primary method of the editorial team getting Linux news on to the Internet, with the Linux Format webpage undergoing some modifications to become more community-focused.

See also


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