Red Hat is launching a magazine called “Wide Open” that it geared towards professional and non-professional readers interested in open source and how to use it.

The Raleigh-based company, which is presenting this week at Linux World in New York, says each magazine issue will feature the latest version of the Fedora project for subscribers to have access to current Linux technologies under development.

Magazine content in Wide Open will include technical how-to articles, news on certified applications and hardware, and pieces covering a range of current open source topics.

“Open source is a rich topic with many avenues for meaningful discussion and analysis,” said Michael Tiemann, chief technology officer at Red Hat. “Creativity and collaboration will be two of the themes that will be carried throughout Wide Open Magazine. We want readers to develop a real affinity for open source and its potential.”

A yearly subscription to Wide Open Magazine will include 6 issues, each one including three CDs and 96 or more pages of editorial content. The premier issue will also include a system administrator CD. Subscribers can save 40 percent off the annual cover price by acting now and receiving a charter subscription for $35.

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