As new Editor In Chief of OS/2 e-Zine! it was very interesting to hear rumors of our own demise shortly after the change in management was announced on WarpCast. My only disappointment was that the rumor wasn't posted in a public forum for me to properly rebut! The absolute truth is that we're not planning to go away for a very long time to come. In fact we've already scheduled issues and product reviews all the way into August of next year.
So what's going to be in the next 22 information packed issues of OS/2 e-Zine? First you'll notice more of the subtle and evolutionary changes that have already been taking place, such as the introduction of the Hypernews forums for reader feedback and the summaries now found at the beginning of each article. Making a debut in this issue is a new product rating system that scores applications, games and hardware based on factors such as suitability to task, polish, durability, and OS/2 leverage. More changes to come will be geared towards helping you make a better decision, such as feature comparison tables and performance charts.
New regular columns and "miniseries" will be making an appearance too, such as Chris Wright's new advocacy column beginning this week. Coming soon are more how-to series, such as: Rexx Newbies - a series that teaches the fundamentals of Rexx programming to beginners; Vanity In The Workplace Shell (Part II) - a guide to beautifying your desktop to win all those screenshot bragging contests with; Form And Function in the Workplace Shell - a guide to enhancing the usability of OS/2's shell; and Living Mouseless - all about reducing dependency on your mouse to a minimum, while still retaining the GUI's benefits.
Also to come are more hardware reviews. Thanks to so many requests from our readers, we've put more effort into this category. In the works are comparison reviews of Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs), Removable Media, Video Cards, and even scrolling mice!
But we're anxious to hear more from you, our readers. What have we left out? What do we still need to do? What remains to be changed? What should be left alone? We've never taken feedback lightly, even from those who don't read our publication. Because it's precisely because of the feedback we've received that we've been making the changes you've noticed and will come to notice soon. Write to me, Chris Wenham, and tell me all that's on your mind.
Here's to 22 more issues of our best!
Chris Wenham is the Editor In Chief of OS/2 e-Zine! -- a promotion from Senior Editor which means he now takes all the blame.
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