Access to UNIX-Related Publications

jsq at jsq at
Fri Jan 20 16:10:52 AEST 1989

This is the latest in a series of similar comp.std.unix articles,
intended to give summary information about UNIX-related publications;
to be accurate, but not exhaustive.  It's cross-posted to and comp.unix.questions because there might be
interest there.

There are three related articles, posted at the same time as this one,
and with subjects
	Calendar of UNIX-related Events
	Access to UNIX User Groups
	Access to UNIX-Related Standards
The latter is posted only to comp.std.unix.

Corrections and additions to this article are solicited.  I keep track
of the conferences, groups, and publications that I attend, am a member
of, or subscribe to.  All others (the majority of the listings) I derive
either from listings elsewhere, or from contributions by readers.
In particular, the meeting schedules and descriptions of most of the
groups are provided by their members.  If a group doesn't have a
meeting schedule listed, it's because nobody has sent me one.  This is
a low-budget operation:  I publish what I have on hand when the time
comes (approximately monthly).

Changes since last posting:  New address for C Users' Journal.
Corrected address for Unique.  Corrected root address.
Dr. Dobbs Journal of Software Tools.

Access information is given in this article for the following:
magazines:	CommUNIXations, UNIX REVIEW, UNIX/WORLD, UNIX Today,
		Multi-User Computing Magazine, UNIX Systems, UNIX Magazine,
		The FourGen UNIX Journal, root (InfoPro Systems)
newsletters:	;login:, /usr/digest, EUUGN, AUUGN, NUZ
journal:	Computing Systems
bookstores:	Computer Literacy Bookshop, Cucumber Bookshop,
		Jim Joyce's UNIX Book Store, UNIX Book Service

The main general circulation (more than 10,000 copies per issue) magazines
specifically about the UNIX system are:

	Miller Freeman Publications Co.
	500 Howard Street
	San Francisco, CA 94105

	Tech Valley Publishing
	444 Castro St.
	Mountain View, CA 94041

	UNIX Systems
	Eaglehead Publishing Ltd.
	Maybury Road
	Woking, Surrey GU21 5HX
	+44 48 622 7661

	UNIX Today
	CMP Publications, Inc.
	600 Community Drive
	Manhasset, NY 11030

	Multi-User Computing magazine
	Storyplace Ltd.
	42 Colebrook Row
	London  N1 8AF
	+44 1 704 9351

	UNIX Magazine
	Jouji Ohkubo
	c/o ASCII Corp.
	jou-o at ascii.junet
	fax: +81-3-486-4520
	telex: 242-6875 ASCIIJ

The USENIX Association publishes a bimonthly newsletter, ``login:
The USENIX Association Newsletter,'' and a quarterly refereed technical
journal, ``Computing Systems: The Journal of the USENIX Association,''
(in cooperation with University of California Press), and an edition
of the 4.3BSD Manuals (with Howard Press).

	USENIX Association
	P.O. Box 2299
	Berkeley, CA 94710

/usr/group publishes a biweekly newsletter, /usr/digest,
a bimonthly member magazine, CommUNIXations, and the
UNIX Products Directory.

	4655 Old Ironsides Drive, Suite 200
	Santa Clara, California 95054

Some of the above information about magazines was taken from the
November/December 1987 issue of CommUNIXations, which also lists
some smaller-circulation magazines and newsletters.

EUUG publishes a quarterly magazine, EUUGN.

	EUUG secretariat
	Owles Hall
	Herts SG9 9PL
	+44 763 73039
	fax: +44 763 73255
	euug at

AUUG publishes a bimonthly newsletter, AUUGN.

	P.O. Box 366
	N.S.W.	2033
	auug at

NZSUGI publishes a newsletter, NUZ.

	New Zealand UNIX Systems User Group
	P.O. Box 585
	New Zealand
Dominic Dunlop <domo at> has pointed out several publications
that frequently include articles about the UNIX system or the C language.
I've listed them below; the comments after each entry are his.
I have excluded listings of magazines about specific hardware.

	AT&T Technical Journal
	AT&T Bell Laboratories
	Circulation Dept.
	Room 1K-424
	101 J F Kennedy Parkway
	Short Hills, NJ 07078
	$40/yr (US); $50/yr (overseas)
	+1 201 564-2582
	While few issues are devoted to UNIX,
	most turn out to mention its applications.
	McGraw-Hill Inc.
	Phoenix Mill Lane
	Peterborough, NH 03458
	$22/yr (US); $25/yr(Mex,Can); $37/yr (surface); $69/yr (air,Europe)
	+1 603 924-9281
	Concentrates mainly on personal computers,
	but covers low end of UNIX market in some depth.
	The C Users Journal
	``A service of the C Users Group.''
	R&D Publications Inc
	2120 W. 25th St, Suite B
	Lawrence, KS  66046-9972
	Eight issues per year
	$20/yr (US/Mex/Can); $30/yr (overseas)
	+1 913 841 1631
	Mainly DOS-oriented; some UNIX.

	``The UNIX System Information Source.''
	Infopro Systems
	PO Box 220
	Rescue, CA 95672
	$79/yr (US,overseas); $99/yr (air)
	+1 916 677-5870
	High-quality industry newsletter.
	Emphasis on marketing implications of technical developments.

James B. O'Connor <uunet!fsc2086!jim> provides the following listing:

	The FourGen UNIX Journal
	``The Monthly Newsletter for those Developing,
	  Marketing, or Using UNIX/XENIX Software.''
	FourGen Software, Inc.
	7620 242nd St. S.W.
	Edmonds, WA 98020-5463
	$79.95 a year

David Fiedler <uunet!infopro!david> provides this listing and comment:
	InfoPro Systems
	PO Box 220
	Rescue, CA 95672-0220
	Telex: 151296379 INFOPRO
	fax: +1-916-622-9642

The normal price of a one-year subscription to root will be $72.
An introductory price of $28 will be made available to subscribers who
mention this USENET posting. This will be the lowest price available
anywhere. The first issue of root will be available by the end of 1988,
and probably at the Monterey Usenix workshop in November.

Steve Friedl provides this listing:

	Dr. Dobbs Journal of Software Tools
	M&T Publishing, Inc
	501 Galveston Dr.
	Redwood City, CA  94063
	+1 415 366 3600
	Mostly DOS, some UNIX, quite technical
	monthly, $29.97 per year

The following information about bookstores was taken from the
November/December 1987 issue of CommUNIXations.  In the interests of
space, I have arbitrarily limited the selection listed here to those
bookstores or suppliers specifically dedicated to computer books, and
not part of other organizations.  They are listed here in alphabetical

	Computer Literacy Bookshop
	2590 No. First St.
	San Jose, CA 95131

	Cucumber Bookshop
	5611 Kraft Ave.
	Rockville, MD 20852

	Jim Joyce's UNIX Book Store
	47 Potomac St.
	San Francisco, CA 94117

	UNIX Book Service
	35 Bermuda Terrace
	Cambridge, CB4 3LD

Volume-Number: Volume 16, Number 8

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