|First issue||March 1983|
PC World is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG. This is a list of Magazines marketed primarily for Computer and Technology Enthusiasts or users This is a list of magazines by overall circulation. A Magazine 's circulation is the number of copies it distributes on average for each issue International Data Group ( IDG) is a technology media research and event management organization English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. This is a list of Magazines marketed primarily for Computer and Technology Enthusiasts or users International Data Group ( IDG) is a technology media research and event management organization It offers advice on various aspects of PCs and related items, the Internet, and other personal-technology products and services. In each publication, PC world reviews and tests hardware and software products from a variety of manufacturers, as well as other technology related devices such as still and video cameras, audio devices and televisions.
PC World is published under other names such as PC Advisor and PC Welt in some countries.
The publication was announced at the COMDEX trade show in November 1982, and first appeared on newsstands in March 1983; its original staff consisted of people who had left PC Magazine en masse after that publication was acquired by Ziff Davis. PC Magazine (sometimes referred to as PC Mag) is a Computer magazine that is published monthly in the United States (until 2008 it was published Ziff Davis Inc (ZD is an American publisher and Internet company
It was founded by David Bunnell and Cheryl Woodard, and its first editor was Andrew Fluegelman. David Bunnell is a media Entrepreneur and Technology pioneer who was involved in the earliest days of personal computing revolution and industry
PC World's magazine and web site have won a number of awards from Folio, the American Society of Business Publication Editors, MIN, the Western Publications Association, and other organizations; it is also one of the few technology magazines to have been a finalist for a National Magazine Award. The National Magazine Awards are a prestigious series of American awards that honor excellence in the Magazine industry
Many well-known technology writers have contributed to PC World, including Steve Bass, Stephen Manes, Matt Peckham, Lincoln Spector, Stewart Alsop, David Coursey, James A. Stephen Manes (born 1949 wrote the "Digital Tools" column that appeared in every issue of Forbes until recently when he took a break Matt C Peckham (born October 29, 1972 is a widely published freelance writer whose articles and stories have appeared in various print and online media including MSN Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop ( May 17, 1914 &ndash May 26, 1974) was an American newspaper columnist and political analyst Martin, and others. Editors have included Harry Miller, Richard Landry, Phil Lemmons, Cathryn Baskin, Kevin McKean, and Harry McCracken. Harry McCracken (born April 2, 1964) is creator of Technologizer a technology-oriented website associated with Federated Media
As of 2006, PC World's audited rate base of 750,000 makes it the largest-circulation computing magazine in the world. 
On January 9, 2007, senior editor Rex Farrance was killed after being shot during a home-invasion robbery attempt. Events 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Based in San Francisco, PC World's original edition is published in the United States however it is also available in other countries (51 in total), sometimes under a different name:
Australian PC World is published by the Consumer and SMB Division of IDG Communications Australia. Australian PC World consists of a monthly print publication, Web site and email services. The division also publishes GoodGearGuide, a Web site that provides buying advice about consumer electronics and convergence products. The primary focus of GoodGearGuide is product reviews, while Australian PC World focuses on providing buying information through product reviews, how-to articles and commentary.
PC World Canada is the Canadian PC World Web site. There is no Canada-specific print edition of PC World (although the American version of PC World magazine is distributed in Canada and can be found on most major newsstands). PC World Canada is published by IT World Canada, the Canadian affiliate of IDG. The Web site publishes original stories written by Canadian authors from a Canadian perspective along with reprinted content from PC World.
PC World Perú is published by Empresa Editora El Comercio, which publishes also the most important newspaper of Peru: El Comercio. It consists of a fortnightly print publication and it was originally distributed for free with the newspaper, but now it is sold separately.
Some of the content is reprinted from PC World Latin America, but the most of the articles, product reviews and news are produced by the local staff.
Since 2003, they organize the Premios PC World (PC World Awards), where they award, after strict tests and analysis, the best electronic devices which were sold in Peru the year before.
In May, 2007, the Editor-in-Chief of PC World, Harry McCracken, resigned abruptly in controversial circumstances. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. According to sources quoted in Wired Magazine, McCracken quit abruptly because the new CEO of IDG, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs. Wired is a full-color monthly American Magazine and on-line periodical published in San Francisco, California since March 1993 International Data Group ( IDG) is a technology media research and event management organization Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24 1955 is the Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc and former CEO of Pixar Animation  Crawford responded, calling media reports of McCracken's resignation "inaccurate. " CNET later reported that McCracken had told colleagues that IDG "was pressuring him to avoid stories that were critical of major advertisers. CNET Networks Inc is a media company based in San Francisco California, United States, and is part of CBS Interactive, owned International Data Group ( IDG) is a technology media research and event management organization " On May 9th, McCracken returned to PC World and Crawford was demoted.