I was a charter subscriber to Linux Journal. For several years it filled my needs. I stopped my subscription and only purchase issues that catch my interest.

They have evolved to focus on large scale system administrators in commercial operations. I'm a hobbyist. I like to tinker and experiment, mostly for my own pleasure.

I no longer subscribe to any PC/Windoze mags either. I used to enjoy Byte. Now that I think about it, I was a charter subscribe for it as well. I have a book they published that included many of their early and milestone articles. It is a lot of fun to go back and read about the early days of personal computing.

I was also a member of Turbo Users Group and subscribed to C Users Journal early on. PC World was probably the last PC mag I subscribe to. I usually surf the mags at the library now and check our or copy the articles I like.

It's easy to spend a large portion of teachers salary on magazines these days.