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! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-97/

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.

Ubuntu laptops available for pre-order with Ebuyer.com

Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and are now available for pre-order on Ebuyer.com; fully available at the end of May 2015. The launch with Ebuyer.com not only signals a significant milestone in terms of solidifying a partnership with one of the pre-eminent local electronic retailers, but increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence here in the UK. Initially, Ebuyer.com […]

Full Circle Magazine #96 – It’s a whopper!

It has arrived. Quite possibly the biggest issue ever. A whopping 63 pages of FCM goodness! Enjoy! This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Program in Python, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and [NEW!] Programming JavaScript * Graphics : Inkscape. * [NEW!] Chrome Cult * Linux Labs: OwnCloud * [NEW!] Ubuntu Phones – Interview with Cristian Parrino * Review: Precision m3800 DE laptop * Ubuntu Games: Cities: Skylines plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much […]

Unity 8 Won’t Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7

Unity 8 is not ready for regular use, but Canonical is improving it all the time. Users need to know that despite all the important changes and improvements announced for the Unity 8, it won’t be terribly different from the current implementation. One of the things Canonical learned the hard way is the fact that you don’t radically change the desktop environment and hope that you made the right call. The company changed the desktop […]

Full Circle Magazine #91 has arrived!

It’s here. The second to last issue of 2014. This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Managing Multiple Passwords With A Script * Graphics : Inkscape. * Linux Labs: Compiling a Kernel Pt 4 and Kodi Pt 2 * Review: Elementary OS * Book Review: Web Development with MongoDB and […]

Mozilla Releases ‘Firefox Developer Edition’ for Windows, Mac and Linux

The Developer Edition is exactly what it says on the tin: a browser built around the needs of web developers. The Firefox team set out to bring together tools needed to keep developers productive across a multi-device and multi-platform environment, “creating a focal point to streamline your development workflow.” Though the Firefox Developer Edition has […]

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

The Ubuntu Online Summit is an event that allows the Ubuntu community to contribute to the development of the operating system by taking part in discussions with the developers. It features a lot of topics regarding the system, some more complex than others, but pretty much all of the aspects of the distribution will be […]

Full Circle Magazine #90 has arrived!

Full Circle Issue #90 Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our ninetieth issue. This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : OpenConnect to Cisco, LibreOffice, and Broadcasting With WebcamStudio * Graphics : Inkscape. * Linux Labs: Compiling a Kernel Pt.3 * Review: MEGAsync * Ubuntu Games: […]

Packt offers library subscription with additional $150 worth of free content

As  you may know, Packt Publishing supports Full Circle Magazine with review copies of books, so it’s only fair that we help them by bringing this offer to your attention: PacktLib provides full online access to over 2000 books and videos to give users the knowledge they need, when they need it. From innovative new solutions […]

Amazon Web Services Aims for More Open Source Involvement

In 2006, Amazon was an E-commerce site building out its own IT infrastructure in order to sell more books. Now, AWS and EC2 are well-known acronyms to system administrators and developers across the globe looking to the public cloud to build and deploy web-scale applications. But how exactly did a book seller become a large […]

Pushbullet + FCM = WIN!

If you’d like to know the very second FCM is out, and on all of your devices then install Pushbullet and subscribe to the Full Circle Magazine channel: https://www.pushbullet.com/channel?tag=fcm I’m not sure if I can push a 15MB PDF through Pushbullet, but I’ll give it a first try when FCM#90 is out (31st). There’s also […]

VirtualBox 4.3.18 Has Been Released With Lots Of Fixes

Virtualbox 4.3.18 has been released and bringing many different fixes for major operating systems such as Ubuntu Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The potential misbehavior after restoring the A20 state from a saved state has been fixed, virtualbox does not crash anymore in linux hosts with old versions of the linux kernel, a few […]

Everyone likes graphs. Right?

If you follow FCM on Google+. Facebook, or Twitter (if not, why not?) then you’ll have seen the post I (Ronnie) made showing our current Google Play stats. This time I’d like to share with you our Issuu stats: (this is as of Saturday 27th Sept 2014 – click image to enlarge) Read more at […]

Grab your scrubs, here comes FCM#89!

This month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Install Oracle, LibreOffice, and dmc4che. * Graphics : GIMP Perspective Clone Tool and Inkscape. * Linux Labs: Kodi/XBMC, and Compiling a Kernel Pt.2 * Arduino plus: News, Q&A, Ubuntu Games, and soooo much more. Grab it while it’s hot http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-89/ Read more at Full Circle