Full Circle Magazine covers CompizI don’t know how, but I missed the release of Full Circle Magazine issue #2 which was available a month ago. So I thought today I would write a combined post that covers issue #2 as well as #3 which was just released.




Full Circle Magazine is a user-created magazine designed for Ubuntu Linux users. It normally includes how-to’s, guides, and a look at what you can expect from Ubuntu (and some of its siblings like Kubuntu). So let’s see what the two newest issues bring to the table:

–Full Circle Issue #2 (JPEG / PDF)–

One of the cool things that I learned from this issues is that there is an Ubuntu Home Server in the works which aims to compete with Windows Home Server.

I’ve converted this issue into a JPEG image for those of you who don’t want to download the PDF. Here’s a quick overview of what issue #2 has in it:

  • Flavour of the Month – Kubuntu
  • How-To
    • Ubuntu on the Intel Mac Mini
    • Virtual Private Networking
    • Learning Scribus Part 2
    • Ubuntu for your Grandma!
  • Review – System 76 Darter
  • Top 5 – Widgets
  • MyDesktop, MyPC and more!

–Full Circle Issue #3 (JPEG / PDF)–

This issue previews a few of the new Compiz Fusion effects (this is the result of Beryl and Compiz merging together). There wasn’t as much news on this as I would have liked to see, so I thought I would throw in this video to demonstrate what Compiz Fusion can do:

I’ve converted this issue as well into a JPEG image for those of you who don’t want to download the PDF. Here’s a quick overview of what issue #3 has in it:

  • Xubuntu install step-by-step – Alternative Disc
  • How-To
    • Get a Stunning Ubuntu Desktop
    • Learning Scribus part 3
    • Ubuntu in Photography
  • Review of Ubuntu on a Macbook
  • Preview of several new Compiz Fusion effects
  • Letters, Q&A, MyDesktop, MyPC, Top5 and more!

Overall it looks like the magazine is doing really well, and the last few releases have met their deadlines perfectly. I can’t wait to see what issue #4 has in store for us on August 31st! :)