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 *

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.

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

Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants

These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the most part, left the traditional desktop behind in favor of what’s often referred to as a “shell.” Typically, such an arrangement offers a search-based interface. In the Linux world, the GNOME project and Ubuntu’s Unity desktop interfaces both take this approach. This is not a

One Ubuntu PC maker is kicking Adobe Flash off its Linux systems

System76, a Denver-based vendor of Ubuntu Linux laptops and desktops, has stopped pre-loading Flash on its machines. The company is also strongly recommending that current customers purge Flash from their systems as well. Amid calls to accelerate the death of Adobe Flash Player, at least once PC vendor is taking matters into its own hands.

Colour a Black and White Photo in GIMP

Here’s a quick video (from Ronnie) on how to colourise a black and white (b&w) photo in GIMP.

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell Says Ubuntu Policy Is Still Lacking

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved. Canonical announced a couple of days ago that the company had made some changes to its policies in order to comply with GPL, but

What the Ubuntu IP Announcement means

The announcement by the FSF and Software Freedom Conservancy has a lot of jargon in it so to help people better understand I am going to do an analysis. Mind you, back in 2012, I reached out to the FSF on these very licensing concerns which no doubt combined with other developers contacts set in

Canonical and Free Software Foundation come to open-source licensing terms

For years, Canonical and Ubuntu have been accused of playing fast and loose with Linux-related licenses. Now, Canonical and the FSF have reached a common understanding over Ubuntu licensing. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has often rubbed other free software groups the wrong way when it came to open-source licenses. On July 15, Canonical, with

UbuContest 2015

Canonical Ltd., the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the first UbuContest today! We are excited to bring you an engaging, enlightening, community-organised competition, where the Ubuntu community brings forward innovative, creative and incredible apps, scopes and ideas for the converging Ubuntu world of the future. Contestants from

Android equivalents on the Ubuntu phone

The idea behind this video is to show Ubuntu equivalents for my most used Android apps. Ubuntu apps shown: Google+ YouTube Gmail/Photos/Calendar/Drive HERE / OSMtouch Camera Udropcabin File Manager CuteSpotify Honourable Mentions: OSMtouch Telegram EDIT: The small font bug in OSMscout (on the MX4) is now fixed. Yay!

Full Circle #98 has arrived!

  Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our ninety-eighth issue. This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Conky Reminder, LibreOffice, and Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: Midnight Commander * Ubuntu Phones * Review: Saitek Pro Flight System *

So you want to buy a Meizu MX4 huh?

Well, you need to show you’re up for the challenge of owning an Ubuntu phone. From tomorrow you’ll be able to buy the Meizu MX4, but only if you earn an invite. When you first visit the site you’ll see some hotspots on the origami themed wall. If you’re lucky enough to find a hotspot

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone Release Date

Mark your calendars. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone will be on sale, directly from Meizu, from Thursday the 25th June at a touch below €300. Specs 5.3-inch IPS screen (1920 x 1152 pixels, 418 ppi) MediaTek MT6595 CPU @ 2.0GHz (octa-core) 2GB RAM 20.7 MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing 16GB eMMC storage 3100 mAh battery

Using An Ubuntu Phone

A quick look at how to use an Ubuntu phone.

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – a quick look

Specs:
* 5.36-inch smartphone
* eight-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC (modified by Meizu)
* 2GB RAM
* 16GB of built-in storage
* 20.7 megapixel rear camera
* 2 megapixel front camera
* Ubuntu 15.04