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

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

Issue with new theme in Chrome 43.0.2357.125 (64-bit)

The problem appears to be resolved (see comments below). We are aware of an issue in Chrome 43.0.2357.125 (64-bit) (from the package google-chrome-stable) that results in the page not rendering correctly.  It seems to be caused by a bug in either Chrome, or the .deb package (from Google’s homepage). What’s affected: Only the stable 64 bit version (43.0.2357.125)

Apple’s Decision to Open Source Swift Met with Developer Applause

Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. This is a smart move for Apple and a big win for the developer community. Apple has long valued developers, but this week adopted a key strategy that has become the de facto approach […]

The site, hosting, and Patreon

OK, here’s the story: Our admin hasn’t been heard from in over a year and I’ve no idea if/when the domain/hosting will/won’t get paid. That’s a bit too much uncertainty for my liking. So, I’m moving the FCM site to hosting that I pay for. I’ll also be paying for the domain name. The site is currently in the making. Thanks to Lucas Westermann (Mr. Command & Conquer). HUGE thanks to him for taking on the job […]

Full Circle Magazine #97

Only three more issues then we hit the big 100! This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Run Android Apps in Ubuntu, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: IP Camera with Powerline Adapter * Ubuntu Phones * Review: KDE Plasma 5 * Ubuntu Games: This War of Mine plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much more. Get it while it’s hot!

Using GIMP Special Edition

LibreOffice Special Edition – Volume 06

The LibreOffice series continues… We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 6. PLEASE NOTE: viewing the PDF in Chrome may show no images. The PDF is fine though when downloaded. Big thanks to Gene Young for compiling this volume.

LibreOffice Special Edition – Volume 05

The LibreOffice series continues… We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 5. PLEASE NOTE: there is some overlap from Vol.4 to this Vol.5 and viewing the PDF in Chrome shows no images. The PDF is fine though when downloaded. Big thanks to Gene Young for compiling this volume.