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 Post subject: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:46 pm 
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Hey,

Any chance of getting PDF archives of the old Boot Magazine issues? I'd get a kick out of revisiting the first few issues in the mid-90's to see what constituted Kick-Ass back then.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Future can't touch them, nor can the past owners. You need to beg and plead toward us older folk to hand out the pdf's. And for me to give out MY Boots, it's 100 posts and 1/4 mil in folding for 1108.

Really. The box is heavy enough to move around home to home. I think my axle is lighter than the Boot mag box. I keep 'em no matter what the ol' lady says. This stuff just doesn't come free, and gets more expensive as the hour hand ticks away. $250? Oh wait...it's been a minute. $300.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:35 am 
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its 11108


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:37 am 
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Yikes. Don't mind pointing a folding client in your 11108 direction, but with two toddlers running amok, I'm afraid 1000 posts is an order of magnitude (or two) out of my reality.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:43 am 
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one too many zeros on the post count. that will make it easy. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:30 pm 
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I've got the GTX 480 F@H client pointing in your direction!


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:18 pm 
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OK, I haven't had much opportunity to post, but I've got over 600k in F@H points. Any chance for some Boot love?


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:16 am 
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You should PM Chumly to discuss .. he might not notice this post since it has been a while.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:02 am 
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Chumly wrote:
Future can't touch them, nor can the past owners.


Err, that's not quite true. It's not a legal issue. The issue is that the PDFs we distribute now of our back issues are available because of the way we have been making the mag for the past 7 or 8 years. We don't have PDFs of the magazine pages going back farther than that. To get PDFs of boot, we'd have to scan the old issues one page at a time--or track down a compatible version of Quark and export the Quark Xpress files as PDF, etc. and we don't have the bandwidth for that right now. It's something we'd love to do, though.

That said, Chumly, if you or anyone else has old PDFs of boot that you want to share out of the kindness of your heart, your name could live on in legend.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:59 pm 
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I could find an InDesign CS3 plugin that can import QuarkXPress 3.3+ for $100... and the CS4/5 version for $200...

It's called Q2ID; the CS3 version is version 4, the CS4/5 is version 5. - http://markzware.com/products/q2id/q2id-store/

Now all you need is an InDesign license...

Or you could just scan the old ones page-by-page...


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:53 am 
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Would love to get some PDFs or even buy some old Boot issues or even the entire set if anyone has them and wants to off-load them. PM me if so...been looking for a while!


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:03 am 
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me too! My parents mistakenly threw them away because I told them to throw away computer shoppers from the 90's, not the boots; but they just went to attic and threw all the old magazines out! This is what I get for not taking my precious prized magazines with me.

Can't you guys just get an intern to do this at MPC? hehe Shit, I'd do it if I had access to the original materials/magazines. I got nothing better to do while I just wait to hear back on a job offer and my PC folds endlessly.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:06 am 
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JBaz wrote:
My parents mistakenly threw them away because I told them to throw away computer shoppers from the 90's, not the boots; but they just went to attic and threw all the old magazines out!


D'oh! That makes me hurt a little inside...


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:17 am 
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At least I still have all of my MPC's. The only magazine I have consistently subscribed with over the years since the beginning. I still read over the issue over the P3 chips as my very first gaming rig was about 3400 bucks back then; everything else could be classified as normal computers compared to that sucker. And I still have that PC still...


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:21 pm 
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JBaz wrote:
At least I still have all of my MPC's. The only magazine I have consistently subscribed with over the years since the beginning. I still read over the issue over the P3 chips as my very first gaming rig was about 3400 bucks back then; everything else could be classified as normal computers compared to that sucker. And I still have that PC still...


This is exactly why I want to find some of the early Boot issues as this is when I first built my ultimate rig (and the first computer I paid for w/ my own money). Was a P166 w/ MMX...so pre-Maximum PC era just a bit. I have most of my Maximum PC issues and a few Boot but I did not do a good job of saving many of them back in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Yeah. got me some older Pentium 100, 133's, and 150 pro's (I have 16 chips that I scavenged from some thrown out university pcs in high school lol; never got the 166, skipped it and went with a cyrix 233 (but really it wasn't that much faster than a Pentium 133) only because I knew a product engineer who worked there. Although, you could say that was my first budget gaming rig since it had a discrete voodoo banshee card in it.

Oh, but did have the P1 166mhz Pentium mobile in a dell latitude laptop for a while till I upgraded to the P2 266 and subsequent 400, then jumped to a P3 450/500 laptop. Man... Nortel spent a ton of money on laptops for my dad, which ended up in my storage room. 4 old laptops stacked together and I have 11 batteries for them suckers.

Was awesome back in the day going on a camping trip with 24 hours worth of battery life; took them on a backpacking trip once. Hiked 15 miles with a 11lb laptop and what 20lbs of batteries? haha Image an 80 lbs kid with 80lbs in a backpack (also brought battery powered 2.5" speakers, tent, stove, flashlight and fuel) Was awesome watching a divx movie with a back drop of Western Carolina smokey mountains in the most remote location, only accessible by hiking and climbing.

Now, when everyone complains about 6lb 15" laptops, I tell them that story and how even my 5 year old dell 17" xps gaming laptop that weights 12lbs is still considered "light" to me. My requirement for a laptop needs to be a brick just in case I run into a bear and only have my laptop accessible while my knife is too far to reach.

I'm waiting for the day my laptop morphs into a sub-machine gun (perfect dark... anyone? lol) so it fulfills both purposes: computer gaming and bear hunting


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:11 pm 
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How old are you, Jbaz?


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Thanks ... I was curious. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Magazine Archives
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:32 am 
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nedwards wrote:
Chumly wrote:
Future can't touch them, nor can the past owners.


Err, that's not quite true. It's not a legal issue. The issue is that the PDFs we distribute now of our back issues are available because of the way we have been making the mag for the past 7 or 8 years. We don't have PDFs of the magazine pages going back farther than that. To get PDFs of boot, we'd have to scan the old issues one page at a time--or track down a compatible version of Quark and export the Quark Xpress files as PDF, etc. and we don't have the bandwidth for that right now. It's something we'd love to do, though.

That said, Chumly, if you or anyone else has old PDFs of boot that you want to share out of the kindness of your heart, your name could live on in legend.




Is there to be no more PDF past issue magazines posted? The last one on the site is Nov 2011, and the last one you can get is Dec 2011. (Just use the November 2011 link, and change the "11" to "12" to get the December issue.)

Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
MPisio


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