Access to UNIX-Related Publications
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Mon Oct 30 11:31:36 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
interest there. These articles were originated by John S. Quarterman
of TIC, Austin, Texas. This issue of October 1989 was researched by
Susanne W. Smith of Windsound Consulting, Edmonds, Washington
<sws at calvin.wa.com>.
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: Sun Expert, Multi-User Journal, root,
UNIX Video Quarterly, Jim Joyce's UNIX Bookstore
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), Sun Expert,
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,
video: UNIX Video Quarterly
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
subscription information: uunet!utoday!evette
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).
2560 Ninth St, Suite 215
Berkeley, CA 94710
UniForum publishes a biweekly newsletter, /usr/digest,
a bimonthly member magazine, CommUNIXations, and the
UNIX Products Directory.
2901 Tasman Drive, Suite 201
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.
New periodical for Sun and compatible workstation users.
Expert Publishing Group
1330 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02146
subscription information: uunet!expert!circ (circ at expert.com)
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 these listings from InfoPro
bimonthly, the Journal of UNIX/Xenix System Administration
$32 (1 year) or $79 (2 years, includes the book "UNIX System
Administration" by Fiedler and Hunter)
Overseas please add $12/year for airmail postage
UNIX Video Quarterly
"...available on VHS videotape that covers products, companies,
people, and trade shows in the UNIX industry. Subscribers can
watch hardware and software products being put through their paces,
as well as see and hear actual interviews of vendor representatives."
Charter subscriptions $195/year.
First issue due for release end of 1989.
root & UNIX Video Quarterly
PO Box 220
Rescue, CA 95672-0220
Telex: 151296379 INFOPRO
Steve Friedl provides these listings:
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
Owens-Laing Publications, Ltd.
P.O. Box 2409
Redmond, WA 98073-2409
+1 206 868 0913
quarterly, mostly Sys V-related. They also publish the
_3B Journal_ addendum, specializing in the AT&T 3B family.
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
139 Noe St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
jim at toad.com
UNIX Book Service
35 Bermuda Terrace
Cambridge, CB4 3LD
195 Mt. View Rd.
Boonville, CA 95415
Volume-Number: Volume 17, Number 51
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