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Linux Format writer's templates
To give readers interesting, thought-provoking, funny, even controversial columns to read on the subject of Linux, free software and (to a lesser extent) technology in general.
2 WORD COUNT:
About 270 words, or 1,700 characters..
Don't worry about this - there is a standard layout for columns.
4 PICTURES AND BOXES:
Don't worry about this - we illustrate columns only with a photograph of the columnist.
A three or four-word headline. Note that it will be split over two lines.
eg David Cartwright
Add text here.
About 15 words about the columnist. This won't change month on month.