List of computer magazines

This is a list of magazines marketed primarily for computer and technology enthusiasts or users. The majority of these magazines cover general computer topics or several non-specific subject areas, however a few are also specialized to a certain area of computing and are listed separately.


General magazines

These publications appeal to a broad audience and usually include content about computer hardware and software and technology news. These magazines could also be called technology magazines because of the large amount of content about non-computer consumer electronics, such as digital audio player and mobile phones.






  • Datamation, previously in print 1957–98, the first computer magazine. (United States)

Topic-specific magazines

These publications are marketed towards people who are interested in a specific topic of computing.

Commodore Amiga

Apple Mac


Web development

  • .net (United Kingdom)
  • Practical Webdesign (United Kingdom)

Computer modification



  • First Monday (Internet) (peer reviewed)
  • Internet Magazine (United Kingdom) (discontinued)
  • Infosecurity Magazine (United Kingdom) [1]
  • Open Source Magazine (Internet) (discontinued)[2]
  • Spider (Pakistan) (discontinued)
  • Webuser (United Kingdom) (discontinued)



Mobile computing

Novice users

1980s computers

The following magazines cover 1980s home computers such as the Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum or Amstrad CPC. Most of these magazines are now discontinued as the computers they discuss are now out of production.

Retro computer magazines
Title Country Availability Notes
.info United States, Canada discontinued
Acorn User United Kingdom) discontinued
Amiga Power United Kingdom discontinued
Amiga Format United Kingdom discontinued
Amiga Active discontinued
Amiga Addict United Kingdom
Amiga Computing discontinued
Amiga Survivor discontinued
Amiga User International discontinued
Amiga World discontinued
Amstrad Action United Kingdom discontinued
Amstrad Computer User United Kingdom discontinued
Amtix! United Kingdom discontinued
ANALOG Computing United States discontinued
ANTIC United States discontinued
Atari User United Kingdom discontinued
Commodore User (renamed CU Amiga Magazine) discontinued
Computer Gamer United Kingdom discontinued
Crash United Kingdom discontinued
Dragon User United Kingdom discontinued
Electron User United Kingdom discontinued
Page 6 United Kingdom discontinued
Personal Computer Games United Kingdom discontinued
Retrogamer United Kingdom
Sinclair User United Kingdom discontinued
The Micro User United Kingdom discontinued
Your Computer United Kingdom discontinued
Your Sinclair (originally Your Spectrum) United Kingdom discontinued
Zzap!64 United Kingdom discontinued


The following magazines were published as partworks:

Linux and open-source

The following magazines cover topics related to the Linux operating system (as well as other Unix based operating systems) and other forms of open-source/ free software. Some of these magazines are targeted at IT professionals (with an emphasis on the use of these systems in the workplace) whilst others are designed for home users.


The following magazines cover computer, peripheral, software and service distribution, through all their aspects (marketing, strategy, channel, retail or wholesale).

Academic journals

A number of journals are circulated in academic circles (normally associated with a governing body such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE). These may cover several different topics as well as computing and often deal with more technical aspects of hardware and software.

Other, now defunct, computer-related magazines

Computer magazine publishers

The following companies publish one or several computer related magazines. Some of these publishers produce computer magazines exclusively and most produce multiple magazines from this genre.

See also


External links

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