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.
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.
These publications are marketed towards people who are interested in a specific topic of computing.
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.
|.info||United States, Canada||discontinued|
|Acorn User||United Kingdom)||discontinued|
|Amiga Power||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Amiga Format||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Amiga Addict||United Kingdom|
|Amiga User International||discontinued|
|Amstrad Action||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Amstrad Computer User||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|ANALOG Computing||United States||discontinued|
|Atari User||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Commodore User (renamed CU Amiga Magazine)||discontinued|
|Computer Gamer||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Dragon User||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Electron User||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Page 6||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Personal Computer Games||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Sinclair User||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|The Micro User||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Your Computer||United Kingdom||discontinued|
|Your Sinclair (originally Your Spectrum)||United Kingdom||discontinued|
The following magazines were published as partworks:
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).
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.