Sunday, 29 September 2013

News: Full Circle Magazine Issue 77 has Arrived


Full Circle Magazine #77 has Arrived

Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community is proud to announce the release of our seventy-seventh issue.

This month:

  • Ubuntu News
  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Lazarus.
  • Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape.
  • Review: Elementary OS
  • Book Review: Instant XBMC
  • plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and so much more!

Get it while it’s hot!
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-77/

Friday, 6 September 2013

News: What Was Ubuntu Edge [Guest Post]


Ubuntu phone concept Article by Copil Yáňez originally appeared in regular column Ask the New Guy in Full Circle Magazine issue 76.
Q: I've been hearing a lot about the Ubuntu Edge. Is that something that can help me with my golf game?

A: No, the Ubuntu Edge isn't something you get when you chug a can of Linux-fortified energy drink. It's a non-existent device that may (or may not) see the light of day, and could (or could not) revolutionize computing in the mobile era, and might (or might not) give you enough geek street cred to land you a speaking role on The Big Bang Theory.

Let's back up. A few weeks ago, Canonical posted a teaser campaign to the Ubuntu homepage. It was all very coy, talking about the point at which a line meets space, or an irresistible force meets an immovable object, or chocolate meets peanut butter, or something meets something else, and I had no clue what they were talking about, but it was very, very exciting.

Monday, 2 September 2013

How-to: Install Firefox 23 on Debian


If you run Debian, you will know that the default browser is a Firefox derivative, IceWeasel (see what they did with the name, there?). While the Weasel is good, it still isn't the Fox, so after a few weeks trial, I took it out in favour of the latest Firefox release, 23.0.1.

This is an old-fashioned, hokey-looking manual install that doesn't involve package managers, PPA's or compiling from source code. At first I thought this was rather too simple...

You can download the release from the official Firefox channels page:www.mozilla.com/firefox/channels/. Alternatively a 64-bit build is also available in the x86_64 directory of Mozilla's FTP server.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Full Circle Magazine Issue 76 Out Now


Full Circle Magazine #76 is out now.

This month:
  • Ubuntu News
  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Spring Integration.
  • Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape.
  • Review: Google Docs/Drive
  • Book Review: Blender Master Class
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and much more!

Grab it fromhttp://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-76/