Imagine Media Launches Maximum Linux

Posted on September 16, 1999

Imagine Media has announced the launch of Maximum Linux, its new Linux publication. Maximum Linux will hit newsstands with a one-time circulation of 100,000 copies. Published by Imagine Media, Maximum Linux comes from the editors of Maximum PC magazine.

"With an estimated 10 million users, the growth in the Linux market over the last few years has been astounding," states Gene Burns, publisher of Maximum Linux and Maximum PC. "Imagine Media sees this growth as representing a real passion for the operating system. We know Maximum Linux will reach the heart of that passion."

"Linux users are really at the cutting edge of technology," says Bryan Del Rizzo, editor in chief of Maximum Linux. "Yet, Maximum Linux can be read by anyone." "Our magazine does not lose itself in engineering lingo like Linux Journal does. Instead, we give the reader a more diverse, compelling, and easy-to-read magazine. We are even bundling a CD-ROM with the full version of Linux-Mandrake 6.0."

Maximum Linux is one of a number of special issues that Imagine Media's Computing Division is distributing this year. In addition to Maximum Linux, Imagine is also publishing The 100% Independent Guide to the iMac, The Net, Digital Musician, Digital Arts, and Maximum PC's Holiday Gift Guide magazines. Maximum Linux aspires to be the ultimate source for Linux news, reviews, and how-to articles.

Imagine Media, a publisher of magazines and websites, recently merged into the Future Network, PLC, the media company founded in 1995 by Imagine's CEO Chris Anderson. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Imagine Media's publications sell in excess of 1.5 million copies per month.