Full Circle #100 is unleashed!

At 100 pages this is the biggest issue EVAR! This month: * Our Great Ancestor: Warty Warthog * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, LibreOffice, Website with Infrastructure, and Programming COBOL * Graphics : Inkscape. * Survey Results * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: How I Learned To Love Ubuntu * Site Review *

Another successful Developer Hackathon in China

The second in a series of Chinese developer hackathons took place last weekend (22nd and 23rd August) in Shenzhen. Once again there was an overwhelming positive response, with over 170 people signing up online for the pre-hackathon and 30 people turning up onsite. This developer hackathon unlike the prior one in Beijing not only focused […]

Winners crowned in the China Mobile & Ubuntu developer contest

Just recently the ‘’And your Dream come true’’ Innovation contest, launched by China Mobile and Canonical, drew to a close. The competition attracted both Ubuntu enthusiasts and developers nationwide, affording them the opportunity to help fast-track the new Ubuntu mobile ecosystem. This contest has provided a creative platform for young developers to flourish and pave the […]

Deploying a Juju Cluster on Brightbox Cloud

Juju is described as a state-of-the-art, open source, universal model for service oriented architecture and service oriented deployments. It takes the configuration scripts written in other tools and wraps them into a charm which can be deployed either with the Juju CLI tool or its GUI interface. And it’s really easy to run up a […]

AppFormix newest member of Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that AppFormix has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

Guests in Ubuntu OpenStack: ODS Vancouver

A key theme of IaaS is that Guests are what makes the compute part of IaaS interesting. And, as Dustin Kirkland suggests in his OpenStack Summit keynote, “It’s a variety of guests that keep it interesting” – like any decent party. We want to go to a party that has all sorts of crazy guests; […]

7iSolutions joins Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that 7iSolutions has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

Meet Mycroft: Open Source Artificial Intelligence Powered by Snappy

This is a guest post by the Mycroft team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology.   If you work in technology you’ve probably had this dream.  You wake up and your whole house is a computer, a starship in cyberspace that […]

True Life: I’m An Open Source Rookie

Thousands of open source projects are initiated each year. Some skyrocket to superstardom, some slowly inspire a supportive community, and others fail. Black Duck Software highlights notable open source projects each year with its Open Source Rookies program. In 2014, the list of projects nominated spanned security, cloud storage, Bitcoin marketplaces, DevOps tools, and database

Ubuntu Want To Make It Easier For You To Install The Latest Nvidia Linux Driver

Installing the latest upstream NVIDIA graphics driver on Ubuntu could be about to get much easier. Ubuntu developers are considering the creation of a brand new ‘official’ PPA to distribute the latest closed-source NVIDIA binary drivers to desktop users. The move would benefit Ubuntu gamers without risking the stability of the OS for everyone else.

Canonical Has Open-Sourced Ubuntu One

Today, we’re happy to be open sourcing the biggest piece of our Ubuntu One file syncing service. The code were releasing is the server side of what desktop clients connected to when syncing local or remote changes. This is code where most of the innovation and hard work went throughout the years, where we faced

BQ shipping worldwide, and black E4.5 and E5HD for India

Lots going on in the world of Ubuntu phones now. First piece of news is that BQ is now shipping Ubuntu phones worldwide! Don’t expect super-fast speeds though worldwide as the BQ phones only support certain data speeds. Please check before buying. India gets some special treatment: the BQ E4.5 and E5HD will be available

LibreOffice Golden Anniversary Special Edition

This Special Edition is indeed special. Brian (he of the EPUBs) has created a LibreOffice PDF pulling together the first fifty articles into one bumper issue. It’s a big ‘un though. It’s a 45MB download.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE. Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela KDE Edition Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to […]

Celebrate the new Film Scope with DJ Yoda

With the launch of the new Film Scope on the Ubuntu phone, users can now watch movie trailers, read reviews and discover film choices. We’ve managed to get Sci-Fi fan and famous DJ Yoda on-board to be part of a new competition we’re launching. We’re inviting the public to create their own Sci-Fi film GIFS […]

The first app-enabled spider

If you are into robot spiders then the erle-spider is something to look forward to. It will be the first app-enabled Snappy Ubuntu Core and ROS powered robot spider. Curious to see what people will do with it…  

Juju: Re-Framing the Discussion

A while back, just before Dockercon 2015, the friendly folks behind Ubuntu, Juju, LXD, and a whole bunch of other goodness hosted a special event that was all about service modelling, orchestration, and making all the container-y Docker-y stuff work we…

NFV with Juniper OpenContrail and Ubuntu OpenStack: ODS Vancouver

Arguably, the pressure on carriers to find new and innovative ways to develop and deliver new, sticky services has never been greater. Wannabe service providers such as Google, Amazon and Netflix, are finding ever more nimble ways to design and launch innovative new services. It’s their ability to deploy thousands of new machines with an […]

Juju – It’s About Building Relationships!

I admit it, I was excited about Juju before I even fully understood it. But isn’t that part of the magic of anything called Juju? I’m new to Canonical, I’m less than a month into my tenure here. But I’m already super excited to have joined. What has me so excited? The company‘s vision, and […]

FCM#100-1 is OUT!

Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our ninety-ninth issue. This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : LaTeX, LibreOffice, and Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: Customizing GRUB * Ubuntu Phones * Review: Meizu MX4 and BQ Aquaris