PC Pro
PC Pro is one of several computer magazines published monthly in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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 by Dennis Publishing. PC Pro also licenses individual articles (or even the whole magazine) for republication in various countries around the world - and some articles are translated into local languages. The magazine is, , the biggest selling PC monthly in the UK.

PC Pro is promoted as a magazine for "IT professionals, IT managers and power user
Power user
A power user is a user of a personal computer who has the ability to use advanced features of programs which are beyond the abilities of "normal" users, but is not necessarily capable of programming and system administration...

s." It is a fairly 'rounded' magazine as it contains information on many different aspects of IT (such as cheap hardware, extreme hardware, software, business, home, retailers) rather than just one of these areas like many UK PC magazines. While it is primarily Windows-focused, it does contain some open source and Apple content.

The magazine was launched in November 1994. The website was launched in December 1996.

Each issue comes with a coverdisc - either a CD in the £3.99 version or a DVD in the £4.99 edition. The CD contains complete commercial software products (usually older versions) and commercial software trials. The DVD contains these and also a selection of applications which feature in every issue. These regular applications are usually freeware
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 or open source
Open source
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The PC Pro team also publish a weekly podcast available on the Magazine website and on the iTunes Store
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  • Davey Winder
    Davey Winder
    Davey Winder, previously known as "Wavey Davey" or "dwindera" but now settled as "happygeek", is a United Kingdom IT pundit who has worked as a consultant, writer and journalist...

  • Matthew Sparkes
  • Mike Jennings
  • Barry Collins
  • Darien Graham-Smith
    Darien Graham-Smith
    Dr Darien Graham-Smith is a British journalist, scholar and thespian. He was born in London in 1975.Dr Graham-Smith holds the title of Technical Editor at the British periodical PC Pro, published monthly by Dennis Publishing, where he is responsible for coverage of technical issues ranging from...

  • David Fearon
  • David Bayon
  • Jon Honeyball
  • Stuart Turton

See also

  • Computer Shopper (UK magazine)
    Computer Shopper (UK magazine)
    Computer Shopper is a magazine published monthly since 1988 in the UK by Felix Dennis's company, Dennis Publishing Ltd.. It contains reviews of home computers and related hardware / software products, as well as news and features on related subjects...

  • Custom PC
    Custom PC
    Custom PC is a UK based computer customization magazine published by Dennis Publishing Ltd. It contains information on top performance hardware and gaming as well as monthly news related to these topics. The first issue was released in October 2003 and it is published monthly. Audited circulation...

  • PC Format
    PC Format
    PC Format is a computer magazine published in the United Kingdom by Future Publishing, and licensed to other publishers in countries around the world. In publication since 1991, it is part of Future Publishing's Format series of magazines that include articles about games, entertainment and how to...

  • Personal Computer World
    Personal Computer World
    Personal Computer World was a long-running British Computer magazine.Although for at least the last decade it contained a high proportion of Windows PC content , the magazine's title was not intended as a specific reference to this...

  • PC Plus
    PC Plus
    PC Plus is a Computer magazine published monthly since 1986 in the UK by Future Publishing. The magazine is aimed at intermediate to advanced PC users, computer professionals and enthusiasts. The magazine is specifically for users of PCs and related technologies, so features articles are...

  • PC Advisor magazine
    PC Advisor magazine
    PC Advisor is a monthly computer magazine, released in the United Kingdom, and website published by IDG. It offers advice on various aspects of PCs, related items such as digital photography, the internet, security and smartphones, and other personal-technology products and services.It is the UK...

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