Review of "Web User"

published 02/06/2001 | sue
Member since : 11/07/2000
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Excellent
Pro Cheap, informative and understandable
Cons it rates Ciao 4 out of 5 (But That's the highest mark equalling the Which score)
very helpful
Quality of journalism
Quality of features
Value for money
Quantity of advertising

"Useful info at you finger tips in Engligh"

I got a free trial copy of Webuser (the no nonsense guide to the best of the net) from freeinuk. It covers a multitude of topics regarding the web or web related topics.

I would have to say that this is probably the best magazine I have seen covering this subject.

In issue 4 it covered web jargon, I knew roughly what Java is but try explaining that to someone who has now idea, this magazine did that. It also had step-by-step guides to:
 Set up your own firewall
 Save money by working off line
 Install AltaVista’s quick search
 Send pictures in your emails
 Sort your emails by category
 Choose a default browser

It also had features on Net auctions, domain names and facts on the net.

IN ISSUE 6 CIAO & DOOYOO GET A 4 OUT OF 5 RATING. That was the highest any information/opinion page got, (page 51 Getting customer advice online) & they equalled the Which rating. We all know how valued Which opinions are.

Issue 6 has information on the best sites for free help to solve computer problems, web etiquette and how to bag a bargain holiday.

It is hard to describe a magazine to you that comes out fortnightly and features and articles will change each issue, however I hope this gives you an overview of the type of topic covered.


I personally have found it very useful. I had to debug both my Dad’s and my computer after he shared his virus with me. I knew what antivirus software and firewalls were about but didn’t have an up to date version. (No I’m lying I didn’t have any I’d been meaning to for ages but hadn’t got around to it. Fortunately Wulise had so I didn’t spread it to her) Dad learnt all about firewalls from issue 4.


It is currently on sale for 99p and if you subscribe and pay by direct debit every 6 months it costs £12.87 instead of £15.60. I bought issue 6 at a smallish Tesco store and would therefore assume that most good newsagents and supermarkets would stock it. At 99p it’s worth a browse to see what you think.

They also have a web-site, which as yet I have not checked out but the address is www.web-user.co.uk .

I was so impressed that I am going to subscribe to it regularly.


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Comments on this review

  • kornkid2001 published 18/11/2001
    web user is excellent and informative, great oP! kk
  • emu128 published 23/08/2001
    Great opinion but I'm not really into these kinda things! I have just updated an opinion on a perfume of mine which I wrote back in January, you rated it fairly helpful, I was wondering whether you would go back and re-read my opinion and maybe re-rate it, thanks and cheers, ~M~
  • Miss-D published 12/07/2001
    Should your title read "English" instead of "Engligh"?
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