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May
2
2015

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.

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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 is offering users a choice of three different AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu –  the HP 255 (£199.99), 355 (£249.99) and ProBook 455 (£299.99). All three devices come with 15.6 LED displays, 1 TB hard disk drive and AMD Quad core Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with AMD RadeonTM graphics. Both the HP Probook 255 and 355 come with 4GB of RAM whilst the ProBook 455 boasts 8GB.

The laptops are pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS making it the most secure and reliable desktop OS for commercial customers. The units are Ubuntu Certified so hardware components are fully compatible with Ubuntu and users will enjoy robustness and great performance, including touch screen support and hiDPI monitors.

’We are extremely pleased to be launching Ubuntu on AMD-based HP devices with Ebuyer.com here in the UK.’’ said Maria Bonnefon, Global Client Sales Director at Canonical. ‘’Ebuyer.com has proven itself to be a stalwart force in the UK electronics retail space and we are excited to be aligning with them on offering the Ubuntu desktop OS to local customers. We are thrilled  by the growing success of this partnership and what lies ahead.’’

‘’By combining HP notebook platforms with AMD multicore APU’s and Ubuntu OS, Ebuyer.com is bringing to market an offering for SMBs and SOHOs that is competitively priced.’’ said James Blackman, AMD Commercial Channel Lead for EMEA. ‘’Ebuyer.com is an innovative reseller always willing to bring new computing solutions to commercial customers that helps with their ongoing challenges of affordability, performance and security, without compromising on quality.’ 

Lee Weymouth, General Manager at Ebuyer.com, said ‘’The focus has always been in providing our customers with the widest and most diversified choice of solutions and hence offering an alternative OS like Ubuntu is a natural next step for us. We trialled and sold Ubuntu preloaded on one device last year with huge success, which precipitated our desire to expand our efforts and offer customers a wider range of Ubuntu preloaded devices moving forward. We are excited to be expanding our partnership with Canonical.’’

Ubuntu is now available for pre-order from Ebuyer.com on HP solutions powered by AMD. For more information on the products and/or to pre-order, visit www.ebuyer.com/ubuntu

Mar
29
2015

There’s an app for that…

… but it’s only in the Ubuntu Store.

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Yes, indeed. We have an Ubuntu phone web app.

It’s not much. It’s really just a viewer for the website, but it’s quick way of checking the site and downloading PDF/EPUB issues to your device.

To view the issues you’ll need to install Document Viewer (if it’s not already on your device) also from the Ubuntu Store.

Mar
27
2015

FCM#95 has also arrived!

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Program in Python, LibreOffice, and Using LaTeX
* Graphics : Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: Syncthing
* Review: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone & Able2Extract Pro 9
* Competition: WIN a copy of Able2Extract Pro 9
* Ubuntu Games: Penumbra Necrologue & Perfect Golf
* My Story special on handling molecules in Linux
plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and soooo much more.

 

Get it while it’s hot!
Mar
7
2015

A Quick Look at the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone

With so many questions asking about the hardware and the visual aspects of the Ubuntu Phone I decided to make a quick video showing some of its features:

Don’t worry though, there’ll still be a full review of it in FCM#95.

Some of the more technical questions (eg: SSH, sales, etc.) I’ve emailed to Canonical to get the official word on it.

Jan
26
2015

Ubuntu Phone Specs:

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From Canonical: We are confident and excited to be partnering with Spanish mobile device manufacturers bq for the Ubuntu phone. bq is dedicated to designing and manufacturing multimedia devices. It’s six directors only formed seven years ago where they met as telecommunications students who would repair computers in their spare time. Today it’s one of the top-selling tablet, e-reader and smartphone brands within Spain that is continually spearheading innovation notably with their entry into 3D printing and robotic kits. The company developed the DIY: My First Robotics Kit in an attempt to demystify technology by stimulating kids to start building their own robotic models. And their entry into 3D printing with bq Witbox has been commercially impressive where they’ve recruited leading professionals from Spain’s printing and robotic sectors.

A strong innovative brand who operates in Europe with over 600 staff. With mobile, in 2013 bq shipped almost 1.5 million devices and in less than a year has become Spain’s second biggest seller of unlocked smartphones. The Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu edition will be available in Europe and can be purchased soon via the bq site.

Screen
4.5″ qHD (960×540)

Camera
5MP Fixed Focus+13MP Autofocus
Dual Flash

SIM
Dual micro sim

Battery
2150mAh

Connectivity
GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/HSPA+

CPU
Quad A7/1.3GHz

RAM
1GB

Sensors
Gyroscope, Proximity, Light

Jan
13
2015

Ubuntu Phone Details

First details of the Ubuntu Phone emerge from Canonical:

Ubuntu PhoneThe user experience for smartphones has revolved around apps and its icon grid since the very first iPhone. Key mobile services on iOS and Android are delivered via apps in a fragmented manner and controlled by platform owners such as Google, Apple and Microsoft, which has put OEMs and Operators into a secondary role.

Users deserve a richer, faster and unfragmented experience built around the things they do most on their devices.

With the Ubuntu phone we are moving away from the app grid towards integrated content and services. And we do this by providing a user experience that is centered on bringing the key mobile digital life services directly to the screen, which at the heart we call ‘scopes.’

Scopes are a way of delivering unified experiences for various service categories, front and centre to the user, without hiding them behind a sea of apps and app icons. They are created via a simple UI toolkit with much lower development and maintenance costs than apps. There are two types of scopes – aggregation and branded.

Aggregation scopes define the device’s default experience and what makes Ubuntu phones valuable to end users. They allow OEMs and Operators to create a user experience that is unique to their devices such as the NearBy scope that aggregates local services centered around what you’re doing. We’ll go into more detail on the other aggregated scopes in an upcoming Phone Glimpse mailer.

Branded scopes are app like experiences delivered directly to the screen, fully branded. Discoverable through the default store, from a feed in an aggregation scope, or as a favourited default screen. A faster way for developers to build a rich and easier to access branded experience on a device.

Aug
29
2014

Full Circle #88 is out NOW!

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Minimal Ubuntu Install, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.
* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: Ripping DVDs with Handdrake, and Compiling a Kernel
* Arduino
plus: Q&A, Security, Ubuntu Games, and soooo much more.

ALSO: Don’t forget to search for ‘full circle magazine’ on Google Play/Books.

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-88/

 

Jun
8
2014

Full Circle Podcast Episode 41, Trusted To Fail!!

Full Circle Podcast Episode 41, Trusted To Fail!!

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Welcome to our new format show, there are several changes from the previous format, the most important being we are now recording together at the Blackpool Makerspace in the office.  This Episode we Test Ubuntu 14.04, Review of Official Ubuntu Server Book.

File Sizes:
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  • MP3 58.4Mb

Running Time: 1hr 00mins 49seconds

Feeds for both MP3 and OGG:

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The podcast is in MP3 and OGG formats. You can either play the podcast in-browser if you have Flash and/or Java, or you can download the podcast with the link underneath the player. Show notes after the jump.

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May
30
2014

Full Circle #85 hits the streets…

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and GRUB2 Pt.1.
* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Review: Ubuntu 14.04
* Security Q&A
* What Is: CryptoCurrency
* Open Source Design
* NEW! – Arduino
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and a competition to win a Humble Bundle!

Apr
25
2014

Full Circle #84 – Making Apple Useful!

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, Establish An OpenVPN Connection, and Put Ubuntu On A Mac.
* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Review: Arduino Starter Kit
* Security Q&A
* What Is: CryptoCurrency
* NEW! – Open Source Design
plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, and another competition!

Get it while it’s hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-84/

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