Linus Torvalds Nabs Top Tech Honor

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JLloyd13

i've always wondered why maximum PC never did more Linux stuff. distro reviews, using it in budget machines, etc. i was horrified when they showed the '340 dollar ultra-budget box' the whole thing could have been $240 with Linux.how can a magazine claiming to serve power users could leave out linux so often

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Cy-Kill

They did do Linux, they had a magazine called Maximum Linux, until MS paid them some money, then not long after that there was an announcement that they were shutting down Maximum Linux.

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TrollBot5000

Well first things first Congrats to Linus. I'll have to drop him a line on G+ after this. To address the other comments...yeah of course maxpc is gonna report on microsoft related topics more than linux that should be expected but on the flip side to that coin this site could step it up ALOT as far as Linux coverage goes. Remember just because it's maximumpc doesnt mean it always has to be maximumwindows. I mean it's quite apparent to me that Maxpc does tend to come off as a winfanboi site. I know at the register and slashdot theres a good amount of linux coverage. Here not so much. It's kinda sad actually. Oh well. Linus himself said that the open source movement shouldn't be about being anti microsoft but just from their anti competitive nature and lets face it inferior products its hard not to have some disdain for the redmond borg. I can't count how many articles I've read on here where the comment section mentions linux as a logical alternative/solution to any windows headaches.

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aarcane

You yourselves just made the claim "many Maximum PC-types swear by: Linux.".
Since we can accept your assertion as true, why have you repeatedly declined to post Linux Hardware Reviews, or even give mention to Linux as a solution to most problems anywhere, INCLUDING in server space?

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ftldelay

I'm mainly just a Windows user, but was still a subscriber to Maximum Linux. If it were still around, I'd still be getting it. Other Linux-only magazines have survived, so why couldn't ML? It does seem fishy to me - considering the previously reply here...

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Cy-Kill

I have to agree, it's funny as soon as MPC got money from MS, they discontinued Maximum Linux not that long after that happened!

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ftldelay

I'm surprised he hasn't already won this award by now...

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fry

Well, there have only been 5 winners so far, so it's not like he's been ignored.

But I take your point. He's probably the world's most famous Finn outside of a few race car drivers and hockey players. In the tech world, he's a diety.

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