Access to UNIX-Related Publications
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jsq at longway.tic.com
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
comp.org.usenix and comp.unix.questions because there might be
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
Eaglehead Publishing Ltd.
Woking, Surrey GU21 5HX
+44 48 622 7661
CMP Publications, Inc.
600 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
Multi-User Computing magazine
42 Colebrook Row
London N1 8AF
+44 1 704 9351
c/o ASCII Corp.
jou-o at ascii.junet
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).
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.
Herts SG9 9PL
+44 763 73039
fax: +44 763 73255
euug at inset.co.uk
AUUG publishes a bimonthly newsletter, AUUGN.
P.O. Box 366
auug at munnari.oz.au
NZSUGI publishes a newsletter, NUZ.
New Zealand UNIX Systems User Group
P.O. Box 585
Dominic Dunlop <domo at sphinx.co.uk> 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
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.
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.''
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:
PO Box 220
Rescue, CA 95672-0220
Telex: 151296379 INFOPRO
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
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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