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    MX Magazine..anyone purchased?

    I was wondering if any one purchased a subscription to the mx magazine. ( http://www.sys-con.com/mx/ ) What did you think of it?
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    We have a subscription to it, and I have to say... the first issue we received (only one so far) was absolutely on-target.

    Excellent, indepth articles and how-tos. I would certainly recommend it.

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    Thanks for the input,

    Are there any negatives?
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    Hmm... no, no negatives really... other than it's not free, but it is worth the price.

    There is a free trial issue download from the site you linked to... check it out if you haven't already... good stuff.

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    Is it only a downloadable magazine or do they send you a printed version? I can't find the answer to that on their site.
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    Looks like a giant advertisement for macromedia products to me.

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    It looks good i am subscribing right now

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    Originally posted by juxtaflo
    Is it only a downloadable magazine or do they send you a printed version? I can't find the answer to that on their site.
    No, only that trial is a download... the actual magazine is print, and delivered to your door.

    I'm telling you guys... this is a great resource. At least in my humble opinion.

    A big advertisement for Macromedia products? Who else are they going to advertise for? Every single magazine you ever buy will be jammed full of advertisements, because they have to cover costs... subscriptions alone would never pay for a magazine.

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    Well it's a little different when the writers work for the advertisers. Am I just making baseless assumptions here? This is the impression I got when I flipped through it. There wasn't a single crtitisizm between the covers.

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    Hmm... well, I guess you have a point, but I just didn't get that impression from the magazine. I can't see Macromedia criticizing their own products, and the magazie really is about the MX products (hence the name MX developer's journal) so I don't see why anyone would be upset if they are promoting their stuff inside. And at less than $2 per issue, what more do you expect? Computer Arts magazine here where I live costs a whopping $13.00 per issue! Again, this magazine is targeted, and its information is extremely useful.

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    i agree, it looks extremely informative...biased or not. Im definitely getting it...

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    Looks good to me. I do not need to read criticism, just how to use the products better and who better to do that than the people who created them.

    Thanks JabezStone fo all of the input.

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    the magazine is cool. some great articles in there. i learned a lot.
    i don't mind paying a few bucks to learn stuff.
    if you want to pay money for criticism, send me some cash and i'll gladly criticize whatever you want.

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    Such strong support in here... makes me wanna give it another look... like i'd be missing out on something if i didn't. I could have sworn the one I saw in the grocery store was around $7 ? Ah well...

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