Editor's Note

Since 1995, OS/2 e-Zine! has been published once a month, every month on the Internet, free of charge. In that time, we've seen many OS/2 resources appear on the web and, sadly, have seen some disappear. Over the years, we've received numerous letters from readers congratulating us on a good job and even some complaining about errors or shortcomings. But one of the most common things our readers have written in all that time is quite simply: keep going.

Even those who were bitter or for other reasons chose to leave the OS/2 community, often wrote us on the topic of OS/2 e-Zine! 's continued success. Many predicted our demise, either through lack of enthusiasm, lack of revenue, or lack of readers. Others insisted that we would be forced to become a cross-platform magazine or face extinction.

To both these groups, I have unswervingly answered with the same promise: OS/2 e-Zine! will always remain an OS/2-only publication and we are not going to cease publishing in the foreseeable future.

As you can imagine, this is an easier thing to say than to prove. Despite my impeccable character and unfailing honesty, some doubters have still scoffed at my reassurances and countered with the inevitable, "we'll see." After all, how can someone prove what they are going to do in the future, before they have done it?

Today, I am happy to have a piece of concrete evidence to back up my words. Not only is OS/2 e-Zine! not going cross-platform, and not ceasing publication, we are increasing the frequency of our issues. Last month we included a short survey in our regular issue asking you what we could do to improve, and you let us know. As of today, OS/2 e-Zine! will be published bi-weekly. We'll continue to publish all your favourite regular features and reviews (as well as some new ideas we have coming up), but instead of waiting a whole month for updates, you'll see them every two weeks.

For those of you who worry that our increased frequency will make you miss something, don't! Naturally, just like we have always done, each and every issue of OS/2 e-Zine! will remain online indefinitely (just click the "Past Issues" link on our home page) so you should never miss a word. And we will still be offering our free "new issue notification" service (just like we have for over two years) so you can always be alerted as soon as new issues are made available for download.

Also, we are currently working on finalizing a much requested feature: OS/2 e-Zine! auto-delivery. For a small yearly subscription fee, readers will be able to have all new issues of OS/2 e-Zine! delivered directly to their e-mail boxes for offline reading.

Note: These will be exactly the same issues as are available online. They will remain available online for free download and simple notification of new issues will remain a free service. The auto-delivery service will be an option for those who prefer to have OS/2 e-Zine! regularly delivered with no hassle on their part. Naturally, all readers who have sponsored OS/2 e-Zine! in the past year will be have the option of receiving auto-delivery at no extra charge.

So, for those of you who have written over the years to congratulate and encourage us, I'd like to say thanks, from all the staff and contributors. And for all those who have predicted our demise, I'd like to say, "so there." <g>

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