FreeBSD Journal

FreeBSD Journal

By S & W Publishing LLC

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2014-02-06
  • Current Version: 6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 41.97 MB
  • Developer: S & W Publishing LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 13 Ratings

Description

Thousands of software developers and engineers value FreeBSD not only for its emphasis on performance, but also for its ability to absorb contributions from the broader open-source community. FreeBSD Journal is the best way to follow the latest developments in FreeBSD. Each bimonthly issue comes packed with solid, well-grounded articles and columns developed with an eye to guiding better engineering and design choices and keeping readers informed of the latest features and releases. FreeBSD Journal is the voice of the FreeBSD community—its editorial content is shaped, written and vetted by a body of widely recognized, respected leaders in the FreeBSD community. Single Issue -- $6.99 (no automatic renewal). 1 Year Subscription -- $19.99 (automatically renews unless cancelled). An archive calendar year set of issues -- $24.99 (no automatic renewal). Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew (as specified above) unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. Current subscriptions may not be cancelled during the active subscription period; however, you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Privacy Policy: https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/privacy-policy/ Terms and Conditions: https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/legal/trademark-usage-terms-and-conditions/

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Reviews

  • Incomplete

    1
    By LionelH
    App requires you to purchase a subscription, but does not support those who already have subscriptions to the FreeBSD Journal.
  • Product not available

    1
    By casmith80
    The app is hideous, no functional, and refuses to recognize my annual subscription.
  • Horribly Broken App

    1
    By Ban25
    Well, what can I say? The app does not work. I tried to purchase a subscription, but the login dialog shifts down when the on-screen keyboard is up, preventing me from completing the fields. Minimally, there should be next/previous buttons on the OSK to navigate the form. After that, the app refuses to close the keyboard, requiring a hard kill to reset the app. So then I decided to purchase a single issue for $6.99 only to find that upon pressing the "Load" button, I am presented with the same purchase dialog. Selecting the $ button and pressing refresh does not work. I've paid for my content, but can't get it. Long story short, stay away from this app.
  • Another strike against FreeBSD

    2
    By TheDreamer68
    I'm starting to question why I'm using, supporting, promoting, etc. this thing called FreeBSD. First year was good, got first issue after auto renewal. But, now can't get second issue...and from the cover I really want to read it :..( When I try the lock, it always says authentication failed. But, the dynamic edition takes the login just fine... Except the latest issue isn't available this way. Trying the buy/restore purchase route, says "You have not already purchased this issue." Also, the login route had worked fine, since the iPad Air 2 that I own now didn't exist when I started the subscription. Makes me question why I re-setup recurring donation to foundation, because it just stopped silently rather than give me any way to up my credit card's expiration date. etc. Update: After eventually emailing someone else at the Foundation, messages were forwarded and contact was made but then nothing... My login now doesn't work on web. Since I had purchased subscription originally through Amazon's AppStore, I contacted Amazon support. I got a full refund, which makes it possible to get a subscription via iTunes. Wonder if I should test if my new login works on my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9... which I hardly use since I got this iPad Air 2 ;) Only time will tell what will happen next year...
  • great content - bad app

    2
    By Sirjorj
    This app worked great for the first year (6 issues). I renewed the annual subscription and got the 7th issue as well. When the 8th came out, it said I had to buy it again. I deleted the app and all data hoping it would wipe out any corrupt data and let me redownload the issues. Now I cannot read any of them - it says I have to buy them even though I already paid for them. I'm not sure what happened to this app, but it's a bummer because the content was excellent. UPDATE Clicking on the dollar sign at the top and then hitting the circle arrow icon popped up and error message but did restore my purchases.
  • Lost a Customer and a Supporter

    1
    By Dogcow911
    It's too bad that this product is being published by the FreeBSD foundation, because their horrible (non-existent) customer service has not only cost them a subscriber, but a supporter of the foundation as well. My subscription auto-renewed, and yet I cannot access any of the new content. I've contacted both Apple and the Journal. Apple responded but didn't fix the problem, and the Journal apparently doesn't care enough to respond. This leaves me no choice but to dispute the charges with my credit card company.
  • Great Content, lame reader

    3
    By N4NLN
    i've been unable to unpinch-zoom to enlarge text so even on an iPad Air, reading the squinty text is painful. What I don't understand is why BSD Journal seems to have its own reader which is quite unlike the readers for other magazines in Newsstand. It's not better - it's just different, gratuitously so. If BSDJ is going to be in Newsstand, please get with the program and use the same reader.
  • Good content, good reader

    4
    By Anton Rang
    I've enjoyed the magazine so far; it's written at a mildly technical level, but is light reading suitable for relaxation. On the iPad mini, the fonts can be a bit small. It's possible to zoom in, but the text doesn't reflow. Not a big problem, though it could be annoying. The active hyperlinks are nice, and the embedded web browser is very useful; I particularly like the split-screen default.
  • billing needs work

    2
    By DTD41z
    I paid for an annual subscription and was charged for an additional single copy and yet no content is available to me. At a minimum I would like my $6.99 refunded
  • Not for the iPhone

    2
    By paulehoffman
    This is laid out as a magazine that assumes you have an iPad-sized reader. You can't read it on an iPhone without scrolling like crazy.

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