Entry level articles for Free Software Magazine

Do you want to write for Free Software Magazine?

At Free Software Magazine, we are always looking for new authors and wenow pay for articles (in books) thanks to our sponsors!

At the moment, we are looking for user-orientated articles. Specifically, we are looking for entry level articles on Linux and major GNU/Linux distros like “Ubuntu”.

The articles will need to be very easy to follow. Something your mother would understand without too much effort (even if she doesn’t work as a software engineer for IBM...).

The articles should therefore avoid referring to the command line if at all humanly possible.

Here are some examples of articles from our wish list:

  • Installing software using Synaptic Package Manager
  • How to make Ubuntu look like [whatever]. Installing themes.
  • Ubuntu Breezy and “root” (admin) users: the whole story
  • I installed Ubuntu. Now what? Install a DVD player, codecs, etc.
  • Setting up multimedia using Easy Ubuntu
  • Configure a network with Ubuntu and Windows computers graphically
  • Configure Evolution to read your emails
  • RSS : Follow the updates of your preferred websites
  • Manage your iPod
  • Use Freenet, the secure and anonymous network

[UPDATE: Most of these articles have already been assigned. However, they will give you an idea of what we are after!]

For these articles, the “format” could be:

  • What the article is about
  • Where to get the necessary stuff—relevant sites
  • How to do it, step by step
  • What actually happened (in case of Synaptic, files got copied around the file system. Which ones? How? When? In case of Ubuntu themes, what copying the themes means and what a theme is made of
  • Closing remarks
  • Conclusion

If you have any proposals... please do contact us!

Bye,

Tony Mobily

Editor In Chief

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