While looking for computer magazines, the only problem you face is the abundance of magazines available in the market. Computer magazines come in different categories serving beginners who want directions to set up their email client to computer users looking to play with chips and embedded software programming. You will also find dozens of computer magazines in the newsstand, which all may be suited for your specific requirements.
Computer magazines published from countries like USA, India, Germany, Australia etc are all available in the United Kingdom, in addition to the magazines published here.
While you look for UK computer magazines, you will find Computeractive, Computing, Computer weekly, PC Advisor, PC Answers, PC Format, PC World, Computer Shopper, PC Plus, PC Pro, PC Utilities, Personal Computer World, and Windows Vista: The Official Magazine.
US computer magazines include Computerworld, Byte, Computer Power User, etc. Chip and Digit are computer magazines from India. Computer magazines also come from Australia (NetGuide, APC, Atomic MPC, etc), Croatia (BUG), Germany (Chip), etc.
Again there are specialist magazines for Windows and Mac systems, like Mac Addict, Mac Format magazine, Linux Format magazine, MacUser, Microsoft Windows XP, etc. Computer magazines can also deal with specific topics like development of games, graphics, animation, music, etc with computers.
From novice users to advanced users, there is a computer magazine for everyone. In fact, there is a dozen computer magazines for everyone, depending on his or her levels of expertise, tastes and requirements.
The abundance of choices invariably makes it extremely difficult to choose one. Should I buy one from the newsstand or should I subscribe to one? You might ask questions like that. The best answer is buy a few magazines that you think will suit your specific requirements or opt for a trial subscription of say 3 issues before going for a subscription for the whole year.
This way you can identify if the computer magazines you have chosen fit into your requirements. Also buy only the computers that have the solutions for your computers. If you have Mac, spending money on Windows Vista's official magazine will be a bad proposition. Similarly, if your computer runs on Windows, a Mac Format or a Linux Format will be of no use. Just apply commonsense before spending money on any computer magazine. Remember, none of them comes cheap.
All the computer magazines come with extensive reviews of computer peripherals, software and products, suited for the readership. Computer games magazines will have reviews of game consoles and the latest games, while computer music magazines will have reviews of sound systems and music software.
If you plan to do a lot of web designing or web development related works, or if you develop music from your desktop, there are special magazines catering to those niche segments. A magazine subscription website can present before you all the different computer magazines available in the market. It is easier to subscribe to the computer magazines of your choice.
Even after you stick to a specific computer magazine, you can still occasionally buy other computer magazines in the market. This way, you can always be sure of getting the top quality read every week, fortnight or month.