– Free download, PDF with several great technical articles
– If you haven’t seen MacTech recently, see what the magazine has to offer
– Qualified IT Pros can get complimentary subs while supplies last

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 12, 2006 — MacTech Magazine announces the
immediate availability of the MacTech Sampler. Following on the huge growth
MacTech has been experiencing this year (MacTech is the fastest growing
technical magazine on ANY platform), MacTech Magazine continues to be the
place for everyone who is a Mac “geek” at heart.

The sampler is designed to give the community not only a great selection of
articles, but an idea of what MacTech is about. Completely free of charge,
the MacTech Sampler is a PDF available for download immediately at

At 131 pages, the Sampler will show you what MacTech is all about,
including great articles like:

Adding Ajax to a Website
An Open Source Primer: A Practical Guide to Using Open Source
Software on Mac OS X for the Non-Developer
Deconstructing RSS 2.0: Understanding How RSS Feeds Work
PHP, MySQL, And Forms
Build Your Own Supercomputer From Your Macs Laying Around
Web Benchmarking 101: A Guide to Stress Testing Your Website
Screen: Living In A Virtual World
Knock Knock Knocking on LDAP’s Door
Exclusive File Access in Mac OS X
Nagios: Installing and Setting Up One of the Best Net Monitoring
Tools Around
Providing Progress Feedback During Script Execution
CRYPTOCard’s CRYPTO-Server for OS X
Entourage 2004 Spotlight Support: How Microsoft Entourage 2004
Takes Advantage of Spotlight

The 2006 Sampler is now available at — or
as a link off the MacTech home page at

MacTech is now in its 22nd year of print publication. Each and every month
in MacTech readers find in-depth coverage and how-to articles for techs, IT
professionals, power users and Mac developers.

Unlike many magazines that tell you what you *can* do, MacTech shows you
*how* to make the most of your Mac. MacTech’s approach has always been
that of “How-to” as opposed to the “You can do this” articles in other

“Now everyone can get a look at MacTech,” said Neil Ticktin,
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of MacTech Magazine. “MacTech has a long
reputation of being the place of where those in the know ‘cut their teeth’.
With insightful articles from experts catering to everyone that is
technical on the Mac, MacTech is the place to learn.”

Qualified IT Pros Can Apply for Complimentary Subscriptions

MacTech is normally $8.95 per issue on the newsstand, but… The Macintosh
Business Unit at Microsoft is sponsoring a limited number of complimentary
subscriptions for qualified IT professionals. Select individuals just pay a
shipping and handling charge of $9.95 to receive MacTech monthly for six
months. For more information, and to fill out a short survey to qualify, go

About MacTech…

Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused
on Macintosh at the technical level. Each month, MacTech and is
read by over 100,000 technical Macintosh users in over 175 countries …
from network administrators to programmers, from solution providers to
Enterprise, and in general anyone that’s interested in the Macintosh beyond
the user level.

If you’re interested in getting under the hood of your Mac, if you want to
know how to make things happen inside the box, you should be reading
MacTech Magazine. Check out the sampler today! or contact the magazine. Toll free:
877-MACTECH, International: 805-494-9797,