While we're busy working on each issue of Linux Format magazine, we get sent a huge number of books to read and review in the magazine. But once we're finished with them, where do they all go? The answer is: into a huge pile. And now a small part of that huge pile can be yours, because we're giving away free books to people who ask for them.
To claim your free book, all you have to do is send us a message on Identi.ca or Twitter (our account name is "tuxradar") with the hashtag #tuxradarfreebooks - if there's a special kind of book (coding/sysadmin/whatever) you want, you're welcome to mention that, but we can't guarantee we'll have a matching book. Something like "@tuxradar Give me PHP books please! #tuxradarfreebooks" should do the trick.
Supplies are, of course, limited, so we'll restrict the free books to 50 or so respondents. If we get a lot of requests, we'll limit the giveaway to followers only. Once the supply is exhausted, we'll update this page to include a list of winners along with instructions with how to get in touch to give us your mailing address.
OK, we've gone through our Big Pile O' Books and all the people who asked for books, trying to ensure that everyone gets something similar to what they've asked for. With such a limited supply of books, and so many people asking, not everyone has won a book. However, if you didn't win we'll happily send you a free copy of Linux Format magazine as a substitute.
So, if your name is on this list, you've won a free book: 7h3c0d3p037, 516urd, Andrix, AndyCrouch, Andysan555, Aperson, Arryharris, Astrotocks, bhanna_81, Biglesp, blucini, Boysey, Butubot, Cardassianscot, cds501, chgonzalez, Danf, Darking665, DarkXDragon, datiecher, Davewillmer, Diego898, Diogogullit, DrewLahooz, e2b, Ecognito, Egner, Ericbannon, Erichyp, Erwinvdv, Euperia, Fanatikjim, finster14, Flimes, g1bwt, Geekouple, Gicoupar, Greg7375, grzechu, GUMfire, Icarokun, Jedahan, jhooks, joeam, Jokou, KeithWatson1, KennethPoulsen, kevin_linuxfan, KhaaL, Koosha66_2nd, lk517, Mariuszczyz, Markrich, Matoakley, Maxim, Max_atreides, Meastp, Megerdin, mfraz74, mo6020, Moriancumer, Nasamajh_blue, Nedril, Neil_Munro, Netbsd, Notabilia, Philmoore, Pidukster, Remixer96, Rjenkins, Scifly, Semajnitram, Seraphyn, Shunhsiung, Siggij, Tailzer, Techandlife, thegoatboy, theOtherOne, TimIgoe, Visegradi, Voidet, Wyrie.
If your name is on this list, we'll send you a free magazine: Apacheuk, BennyFigueroa, Brookmatthew, Coldsavoury, Cthulhu, Dandart, Davidbrennan, Devosion, doddi76, Dragonfyre13, Eshubes, Georgecoffey5, Grimnir512, Hallgeir, Jackwalt, Jezlumb, kaffeequatsch, Kdnewton, kurtvw, LithiumX, Markversus, Modulado, Motioch, Muzer0, Neonblack, NickPaul, Ode, PatrickCage, paul_nutley, Pengjiayou, PeterJFrancis, Romeosidvicious, rootko, Salsaholics, Sandstrand, Sengkoil, Superflip_, Teroz, Tomicide, Usetudl.
WARNING: If you don't claim your free book within 7 days, we reserve the right to give it to someone else.
How do I claim my book/magazine?
Send your mailing address and Identi.ca/Twitter ID to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject TUXRADAR FREE BOOKS. If you don't use the right subject line or don't include your mailing address, you won't get your free book. We need your Identi.ca/Twitter ID so we can match you up with the right book.
Do you ship worldwide?
Yup, we're an equal-opportunity love giver! Although we can't guarantee books/magazines will arrive, we will at least try to send them. MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR COUNTRY IN YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.
What can I do to thank you for being so nice?!
Saying "thank you" is good enough :) But you could always pick up a copy of Linux Format magazine next time you see it. It's on sale world-wide every month, or you can subscribe and have it delivered to your door for a very reasonable price indeed - just $99 for 13 issues in the US, for example. See our subscription prices for more information.
What if I don't like my book?
We've tried to give everyone a book relating to what they asked for. Some topics, like PHP and Python, were massively oversubscribed, so people who asked for Python books are more likely to be disappointed! Still, you should check out our code section to read all the awesome PHP and Python tutorials we already have online for free. If you really don't like your book, give it away to someone else - spread the love!