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Full Circle Magazine #70 has landed!

FCM#70 hits your virtual door step:

Get it while it’s hot!


Full Circle Magazine #69 is OUT!

This month:

* Ubuntu News.

* How-To : Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and Ubuntu Gnome 2 Style.

* Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape.

* Review: Sony Google TV.

plus: Q&A, Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and so much more!


Cooooome and get it!


Python Special Edition Volume 05

Full Circle Magazine – Python Special Edition Volume 05

UPDATED: Now with the REAL Volume o5!

The single-topic Special Editions continue with a reprint of the Python articles parts 27 through 31

Special Edition - Python Volume 5 cover

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Note: the file-size for this edition is 5.2Mb


Full Circle Magazine #68 – That one last gift…

Here it is, folks. The last issue of Full Circle for 2012.

This month:

* Ubuntu News.

* How-To : Programming in Python, LibreOffice, and Install 12.10 on an EEE PC.

* Graphics : NEW! Blender, and Inkscape.

* Web Dev : CRUD Part 4. * Book Review – Super Scratch Programming.

* Review: Linux Mint Debian Edition KDE.

* Closing Windows – Run An App On Startup.

* What Is – Raspberry Pi.

SPECIAL Q&A with Didier Roche – How Ubuntu Is Made.

plus: Q&A, Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and so much more!


Get it while it’s hot!:

Google Currents Edition:

Also available via Issuu

Happy Holidays to everyone!


Full Circle Magazine #67!

That’s right folks. A day early!


Full Circle Magazine #65 – Some Numbers

With Full Circle #66 out, I thought I’d have a look back at the numbers for Full Circle #65. Not because they’re amazing or scientifically in depth. No, it’s because I’m bored, and it’s been available for over a month.

So, without further ado, here are some completely unscientific numbers:

The Main Site

Obviously most of our downloads come from this here site:

Now, that’s, 14,919 views of the FCM#65 page. That doesn’t include someone, anyone, linking directly to the PDF. You can see the sharp spike when it was released with about 3,500 page views in one day. Just over 2,000 the following day. For the next two weeks the FCM#65 page averaged about 250 page views and for the last two weeks (of this graph) it averaged about 150 page views per day.

For that same time frame the visitors came from:


Next on the list is Issuu. It’s only recently that I uploaded the PDF’s to Issuu for viewing online. Last time we put issues up for reading online we got yelled at by many people who thought we were abandoning the PDF download. No. Never. Shant. The PDF download will always be here. It gives people the chance to read FCM when they’re supposed to be working and without the need to download the PDF. Productivity around the world can grind to a complete halt all thanks to FCM and Issuu. The Issuu stats are:

Good to see you’re giving us five stars. That makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Although some more thumbs up and shares would be nice. Hint hint.  :)

Ubuntu Software Centre

While it can take anything up to two weeks to appear in the Ubuntu Software Centre it’s still a pretty popular place for downloads:

Google Currents

Last, but not least, is Google Currents. While it’s not as popular as the other places it’s still a handy portable edition of FCM that doesn’t take much work to get going. Unlike Jens having to hand code the EPUB edition.

That 491 may not seem like much, but it helps promote FCM as we don’t show up in the Google Currents catalogue until we reach over 200 subscribers.


If we go conservative and use the 14k from the main site, over 1k reads on Issuu, 1.5k downloads from the USC, and nearly 500 readers on Google Currents… that’s not bad at all! Considering it’s only been out for roughly four weeks. Also, this does not take into account the many translations of FCM, or the EPUB edition.

Bear in mind that some issues have been online for longer and have far more downloads. FCM#61, for example, has had over 6,000 downloads in the USC alone. Older issues on Google Currents have almost 1,000 subscribers, and issues in the 50’s range are showing as having 25k page views on the main site.


Thar she blows Cap’n!

Full Circle

Issue #66

This month:
* How-To : Use LaTeX, LibreOffice Part 18, and Do Quick Reinstalls.
* Graphics : Kdenlive Part 3, and Inkscape Part 6.
* Web Dev : CRUD Part 2
* Reviews – Nexus 7 tablet & Peppermint Three OS.
* Closing Windows – File Associations (Open With).
NEW! What Is – UEFI
* Ubuntu Games – Torchlight
plus: Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Women, My Desktop, My Story, and much much more!


Surprise! Full Circle Magazine 65 get’s released early.


It’s here, Full Circle #65

This month:
* Command and Conquer.
* How-To : Python – Part 37, LibreOffice Part 18, and Use Encryption.
* Graphics : Kdenlive Part 2, and Inkscape Part 5.
* Web Dev : CRUD
* Linux Lab
* Book Review – Ubuntu Made Easy.
* Closing Windows – Mapping A Network Drive.
plus: Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it’s hot!
now with ‘Send to Ubuntu One’ delivery! 


Full Circle Magazine #64 has escaped from the lab!

This month:
* Linux News – Security Alert!
* Command and Conquer.
* How-To : Beginning Python – Part 36, LibreOffice Part 17, and DavMail.
* Graphics : Kdenlive Part 1, and Inkscape Part 4.
* Web Dev : LAMP
* Linux Lab – Tweet Screen The Finale.
* Review – Flirc.
* Closing Windows – Wallpaper and Themes.
plus: Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it’s hot!


The Official Full Circle Style Guide

You may, or may not, have noticed a new menu item at the top of the main Full Circle homepage: Writers Style Guide.

The proof readers have spent a fair amount of time gathering together all the info you need to write the ultimate Full Circle article. If you follow the basic gist of the style guide then you’ll have a much better chance of getting your article published. And published pronto! Sometimes an article can take several issues (i.e.: months) to get published. This is due to the article needing many a tweak to make sure your Kb’s should really be KB’s and so on.

So, please, before sending in an article – have a look through the style guide and see if there’s anything you’ve done wrong. It makes our job a whole lot easier and the magazine more professional looking.



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Full Circle is a free, independent, monthly magazine dedicated to the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems. Each month, it contains helpful how-to articles and reader submitted stories.

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