Full Circle Podcast Ep.2 Recording Session

Hi everyone. We will be recording FCP ep.2 on Wednesday 11am AEDST (11:00:00 Wednesday April 2, 2008 in Australia/Melbourne converts to
00:00:00 Wednesday April 2, 2008 in GMT). If you are interested, please email me at podcast {AT} fullcirclemagazine DOT org. The recording is laid back and heaps of fun. You need skype to participate. Show notes will be coming soon, so watch this space :)


Issue 11 is out

Issue 11 - English Cover

It’s time again!  Issue #11 is out – one more until our 1 year anniversary.

Issue 11

This month:

  • Linux Mint vs Ubuntu.
  • How-To: TrueCrypt on Ubuntu, iPod Classic & Amarok, Introduction to LaTeX and more!
  • Review of an old Lenovo 3000 C200 laptop running Ubuntu.
  • Letters, Q & A, My Desktop, Top 5 and more!

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Full Circle Gameathon!

So here’s the plan:

  • I post Ronnie’s idea and take all the credit for it 😀
  • You guys come up with a selection of free and open source online games that we could play.
  • After a week or so, or after we have enough ideas, I’ll post again (on our forum) with a poll so we can vote for a game.
  • Once we have decided on a game, we’ll find a victim kind person to host a Full Circle tournament, then come up with some rules.
  • We’ll set up a leaderboard, and we can compete for the title of “Full Circle Gamer of the Month” (or a better title if you can come up with one).
  • The person that is leading at the time of the magazines release will be crowned with the monthly title we decide on.
  • At the end of the year, the person that has won the most months will get “Full Circle Gamer of the Year”!

We may also rotate the game each month, or every couple of months, depending on how it goes. If we do this we’ll create a new poll so a new Game can be decided on.

Put your game idea on this post here on our forum… 

Let the games BEGIN!  😀


Podcast IRC Meeting

Hello everybody. We’ll be having a podcast IRC meeting on Good Friday 10am AEDST (11:00:00 p.m. Thursday March 20, 2008) in #fullcirclemagazine on Recommended IRC clients include mIRC for windows, Colloquy for mac, xchat-gnome for linux and irssi for connecting using a terminal/ssh. Meeting agenda can be found at Feel free to add points for discussion into the agenda. See you there! :)


Issue 10 Released!

Issue 10 - Cover English

Can you believe it? We’re already at our tenth issue! Thanks to all of our staff and contributors out there!
Issue #10

  • Linux Mint Install.
  • How-To : Compile from Source, Install and use TuxPaint, Rip a DVD with AcidRip and Create Your Own Server Part 2.
  • Review of the ASUS EEE PC running Xubuntu.
  • Letters, Q&A, My Desktop, Top 5 and more!

Get it while it’s hot!

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FCP News

Hello everyone!  After a quite refreshing break, I am ready to get FCP back into the swing of things.

Firstly, on Sunday at 0100UTC, we will be having our Podcast IRC meeting in #fullcirclemagazine on Feel free to use the FCM WebIRC if you aren’t at a real client. It is crucial that anyone who is part of the podcast must attend this meeting. The agenda can be found at

We are also looking for new co-hosts for the show. Please refer to the ad placed in my Sound Bites column in FCM #9 for more details. If you are interested, you must attend the meeting.

Also, with some help from Justin Gerace and James Savage, the new Penguin Central Podcast is mostly up and running. You can check it out at The site is syndicated at Planet Ubuntu-Au and the link is at my website.

Gxis la revido amikojn!


Issue 9 out!

Issue 9 - English Cover

It’s that special time again!

Full Circle Magazine – Issue 9 is out!

This month, we have:

  • OpenGEU – A step-by-step install from OpenGEU creator Luca De Marini.
  • How-tos: Directory Server, Ubuntu on an iBook, Installing OpenTTD (Transport Tycoon Deluxe), and part one of the new “Create Your Own Server” series.
  • Review of the KDE 4.0 release
  • Letters, the Q&A, My Desktop, the Ubuntu Women column, the Top 5, and much, much more!

Get it while it’s hot!

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Technical Difficulties

Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone releasing Full Circle Podcast (FCP) #1.

Using Skype (rather than Gizmo) with conference call record software Matthew was joined by James Savage (aka: catfacts) for a recording session to create FCP#1. Unfortunately the audio didn’t turn out as well as we had expected and rather than release a substandard podcast we have decided to hold back until Matthew returns from holiday then release FCP#1 in mid-February.

Matt: James’ line had it’s fair share of static on it.

Matthew is also looking for a regular co-host. If you are free for an hour or so at roughly midnight UTC on Sundays drop Matthew an email at:

We do apologise about delaying the podcast, but we want to make sure you get the best possible sound and content.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! A special thanks to all of our readers, developers, contributors, writers, editors, and everyone else who has made Full Circle Magazine possible. Again, thank you!



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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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