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tikal26
July 19th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Hello,
I am the team leader for an Ubuntu Magazine the Marketing team is working on. We have come to junction and would like to know if any of you have ideas for a name we want this magazine to reflect the ubuntu community and represent all the flavors of Ubuntu. we are in the process of gathering all our information in one place and I will post a link as soon as we have it straightened out. Please let us know you suggestion and why, I am looking for someting inclusive and catchy.

We will have a prize for the name we'll use. The winner will get some sticker for the computer
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam/Shipping
I know is not much, but it should encourage some of you to participate.

ComplexNumber
July 19th, 2006, 07:53 PM
off the top of my head: "A Magazine for Human Beings". (a reference to the ubunutu theme and the ubuntu message (ie linux for human beings))

T700
July 19th, 2006, 07:55 PM
"Ubuntu World--Free Software, but you still have to pay for this magazine."

Paul

Skia_42
July 19th, 2006, 08:19 PM
"Sudo it!" I also like T700's "Free software, but you still have to pay for this magazine."

tikal26
July 19th, 2006, 09:21 PM
"Ubuntu World--Free Software, but you still have to pay for this magazine."

Paul

No the magazine its fre you can find some info on the marketing's team wiki
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam

T700
July 19th, 2006, 09:33 PM
No the magazine its fre you can find some info on the marketing's team wiki
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam

Free!

-Or-

Ubuntu for Everyone

-or-

UbuntuWorld, A Magazine for the Humor Impaired

Paul

Stormy Eyes
July 19th, 2006, 09:43 PM
Is there a reason you can't just go with "Ubuntu Monthly"? Why do you marketing types have to make things so complicated?

Brunellus
July 19th, 2006, 09:52 PM
because ubuntu montly is boring.

Adamant1988
July 19th, 2006, 09:53 PM
How often is it to be released?
(sorry for not reading but I'm assuming monthly)
Oh, and before you critisize any of my ideas I'm just spitting them out as they come to me... editting ruins any kind of creativity =\

"Ubuntu Monthly Archive"
"THE Community" or "THE Community Magazine"
"Ubuntu Community Forum"
(See definition for forum before anyone flames me:
"# A medium of open discussion or voicing of ideas, such
as a newspaper or a radio or television program. )
"Ubuntu Articles Monthly"
"Read: Ubuntu"
"Archive: Ubuntu"
"Forum: Ubuntu"
(reversing these names is acceptable as well, I just don't feel like typing it)

"Community Speak"
"Ubuntu topics"
"Ubuntu Talk"
"Ubuntu Line"
"Apex Ubuntu"
"Ubuntu Community Connections"
"Connect: Ubuntu"
"Message: Ubuntu"
"Ubuntu People"
"Ubuntu Communal"
"Ubuntu Village"
"Ubuntu Society"
"Ubuntu Digest"
"Ubuntu Halo"
"Ubuntu Clique"
"Around Ubuntu"
I like some of them... they're definitely not all useable... but there they are.

Stormy Eyes
July 19th, 2006, 09:55 PM
because ubuntu montly is boring.

Dude, it's a Linux mag. 95% of the literate population is likely to find it boring, no matter how snazzy the title. Personally, I find the title very WYSIWYG. It's monthly, and it's about Ubuntu.

cstudent
July 19th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Oprah has O, Ubuntu can have U.

Skia_42
July 19th, 2006, 10:10 PM
Dude, it's a Linux mag. 95% of the literate population is likely to find it boring, no matter how snazzy the title. Personally, I find the title very WYSIWYG. It's monthly, and it's about Ubuntu.

You bring up a good point, but that doesn't mean we can't still have a clever title that the Linux community would apprectiate.

danpre
July 19th, 2006, 10:17 PM
mUbuntu
ubuntu community magazine

Derek Djons
July 19th, 2006, 10:59 PM
I would go for an amusing and trendy name. It doesn't have to refer directly to Ubuntu Linux.

My idea: "Beans & Coffee"

henriquemaia
July 19th, 2006, 11:11 PM
You could write to the Shuttleworth Foundation and ask permition to use the name

go open

as in the tv series.

beercz
July 19th, 2006, 11:38 PM
Ubuntu Chronicles?
Ubuntu Format?
Ubuntu Linux?
Ubuntu for Everyone?
Ubuntu User? (UU)

Jucato
July 20th, 2006, 12:04 AM
@Stormy Eyes: Then they might as well release the "magazine" in DocBook format or something with very minimal graphics (like the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter?). The fact that it's a Linux magazine doesn't mean that it has to be boring, even if it will not appeal to 95% of the rest of the world (who wouldn't probably be interested in anything computer-related at all). It will depend a lot on the content, format, and design of the magazine, including it's title. Remember that Ubuntu is a distro that is trying to project the image that Linux is not boring. Shouldn't it's magazine follow suit?

My own take:

For Human Beings

or, just for kicks:
oo-BOON-too
which would educated people on how Ubuntu is pronounced, and is probably "weird" enough to catch attention. :D

I also like danpre's suggestion, but I think it should be Mubuntu or M-ubuntu, just to follow Ubuntu's naming convention. But then again, it might be easily mistaken for a new derivative distro. :P

ComplexNumber
July 20th, 2006, 12:08 AM
For Human Beings
similar to mine ;).



It will depend a lot on the content, format, and design of the magazine,
thats a good point.

Jucato
July 20th, 2006, 12:20 AM
similar to mine ;)

Yep, quite similar. But a bit shorter. :-D
Mine's a bit of a rip-off, though, of the FHM magazine (For Him Magazine).

professor_chaos
July 20th, 2006, 12:47 AM
Ubuntuzine

Ubuntu/Linux: A Magazine For Human Beings.

Skia_42
July 20th, 2006, 12:59 AM
Ubuntu is pronouned oo-boon-too? I never GNU that.;) What about something abstract like Nubutu?

tikal26
July 20th, 2006, 01:09 AM
whoa this is good, the reason we just don't want to go for ubuntu magazine is because many people are starting to connect ubuntu with gnome desktop as opposed to the fact that it covers all the different distributions, still some of this ideas are good. Yeas we are plannig on doign a monthly magazine.

Jucato
July 20th, 2006, 01:19 AM
Ubuntu is pronouned oo-boon-too? I never GNU that.;) What about something abstract like Nubutu?

http://www.ubuntu.com/support/faq
2nd question from the top.

I never Guh-NU that either in the beginning. Neither did I know about Guh-NOME. :D

Skia_42
July 20th, 2006, 01:33 AM
Another idea for a title could be simply "Ubuntu".

papangul
July 20th, 2006, 01:43 AM
many people are starting to connect ubuntu with gnome desktop
As long as the name of the official ubuntu website continues to be ubuntu, I think it will be proper that the name of the mag. contains the word ubuntu, irrespective of what some people think.

Here's my suggestion:
Ubuntu Times

RAV TUX
July 20th, 2006, 02:17 AM
U Cafe

brentoboy
July 20th, 2006, 05:43 AM
the Ubun-times
how about "nude-buntu: a magazine for Naked People (standing in a circle)"

or "The fridge" that is an ubuntu thing that isnt just another twist on the ubuntu name.

or "the kitchen sink" because of its position releative to the fridge.

---
ubuntu has always needed a mascot
now is a good time to introduce the mascot, and call the magazine after the mascot.

maybe we could make a mascot named buster. their is a bulldog on the internet named buster who can do a pretty decent job scateboarding. maybe he would be a good mascot.

if we got some art devs togther quickly, buster themes could be introduced in edgy.

K.Mandla
July 20th, 2006, 06:01 AM
UbuntuNews

RAV TUX
July 20th, 2006, 06:06 AM
The U

Newbuntu

Jucato
July 20th, 2006, 06:16 AM
@yozef: wouldn't "The U" or "U Cafe" only reinforce the mispronounciation of Ubuntu? Just wondering...

RAV TUX
July 20th, 2006, 06:56 AM
@yozef: wouldn't "The U" or "U Cafe" only reinforce the mispronounciation of Ubuntu? Just wondering...

you may be right perhaps Oobuntu? or Ubuntu Now.....ahhhhh I have a good one:

The Ubuntu Chronicles


EDIT: This was already given as an option by beercz:

Ubuntu Chronicles?
(UU)


If you want want that is both universal and funny you could do:

ubuntux

computx
July 20th, 2006, 07:17 AM
A little googling shows the word nobuntu is used to describe someone having the spirit of ubuntu. so How about nobuntu?

adam.tropics
July 20th, 2006, 07:32 AM
The Bible......but could you please make it just a tad more interesting!

Seriously though, I am with Stormy Eyes on this one. It seems (according to a few non-Linux friends!) that whatever you pick is going to have something of the 'train spotting anorak' thing about it, so probably best to keep it simple and obvious. Oh, and not too regular, as I imagine after a couple editions, (unless you involve other Linux groups which clearly isn't the point) it would start to get mighty skinny!

Skia_42
July 20th, 2006, 08:17 AM
If you want want that is both universal and funny you could do:

ubuntux

I really like that...TUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:ibUWTTRM9k9e-M:www.sjbaker.org/tux/Penguin.png

svaksha
July 28th, 2006, 04:16 PM
> a name we want this magazine to reflect the ubuntu community

"Ubuntu-Vani" .... Vani means "Voice" in Hindi and since Ubuntu is for humans it can be loosely translated as Human Voices or People's Voice.

rejser
July 28th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Mubuzine

dudus
July 28th, 2006, 05:05 PM
What is the African word for Magazine?
Or maybe 'information for others'...
no matter how odd it may sound at first, we should go for it.

IcemanV9
July 29th, 2006, 04:49 AM
The title of the magazine would be simply ubuntu.

For pete's sake, take a look at Oracle magazine! Everybody know what Oracle is (I hope so). So, everybody will soon know what ubuntu is. Right?!

Just my 2 cents.

kadymae
July 29th, 2006, 06:22 AM
Ubunted

Cup O'Buntu

K/X/U/buntu (or K/X/U/bunted)

Youbuntu

Ooooh!buntu

kadymae
July 29th, 2006, 06:30 AM
The title of the magazine would be simply ubuntu.

For pete's sake, take a look at Oracle magazine! Everybody know what Oracle is (I hope so).

Oracle = the biggest badass in the DCU; teaching baddies worldwide why you don't mess with a librarian -- especially when she can sic a team of hench-wenches on you.

Oracle = Women who hung out at delphi back in ancient times, getting baked off of ethelyne and napthalyne like gasses naturally occuring in the spring that ran beneath their temple.

Oracle = Software company. Famous for a database of the same name.

---

panickedthumb
July 29th, 2006, 06:34 AM
Magazibuntu!

No really, why not take a page from launchpad.net and use the name "Ubuntero" if they allowed it

sabredog
July 29th, 2006, 07:52 AM
Ubuntu
Magazine for the Masses

RAV TUX
July 29th, 2006, 07:56 AM
Magubuntux

RAV TUX
July 29th, 2006, 07:57 AM
Magi & Tux

A chronicle of Ubuntu love.

Erik Trybom
July 29th, 2006, 09:29 AM
I'd like to propose Ubuntu Café.

It's elegant, feels nice and is already a part of the community. The drawback is that there would be an ambiguity between the forum part and the magazine, but I think it would be clear from the context which one you're referring to.

Otherwise related names such as Ubuntu Cup or something like that would be fitting. I kind of like this coffee thing, and I don't even drink coffee.

_simon_
July 29th, 2006, 10:56 AM
How about:

Kesho

That's Swahili for "tomorrow"

tundrageek
July 29th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Ubuntu Folks
The U Times
The Ubuntu Times
Be Ubunteros

tundrageek
July 29th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Ubunteros Life

bigken
July 29th, 2006, 04:02 PM
How about something on the lines of The Word Is UbUntU ;)

tundrageek
July 29th, 2006, 04:51 PM
The U Zine
Uzine

saracen
July 30th, 2006, 02:53 AM
You-buntu
Free software for YOU

mosesau
July 30th, 2006, 03:19 AM
Magazine name suggestion ...
Ubunting
Could be either a verb, indicating a dynamic thing, or a noun, where it is our particular style of bunting (decoration).

Brian

tsb
July 30th, 2006, 06:45 AM
Ubuntu: Come together

Ubuntu: A new era

ElementC
July 31st, 2006, 01:57 AM
mubuntu.. I like it!
Short... Simple... Easy to remember.
Here's a QUICK mock-up I threw together for a cover:
(Keyword: QUICK)

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/ElementC/mubuntu.jpg

(Sorry, my hosting service shrinks things. Deal with it.)
Yes, I know it stinks to high heaven, but you get the idea...
-E/C

RAV TUX
July 31st, 2006, 02:02 AM
Ubuntucks

(each article on ubuntu is tucked inside the magazine pages)

unconquerable
July 31st, 2006, 03:07 AM
"Humanity"
"We are"
"Share"

songo
July 31st, 2006, 03:25 AM
apt-read
ubuntu mag

Cyraxzz
July 31st, 2006, 03:44 AM
"Ubuntuzine" :cool:

Requiem
July 31st, 2006, 04:59 AM
I like the idea of "Ubuntu Vani" And would vot for it. I'd like to also propose "Ubuntu Spirit"

I don't think we should use a deformed version of Ubuntu, this little word is the most significant aspect of our culture so we should try to move people to ask, "what is ubuntu?" instead of r"what is m*ubuntu[x|cks]\?" because after we explain that this is a magazine for ubuntu, they will feel dumb asking a second time "what is ubuntu then?".

I know 95% of readers will be geeks but we should NOT operate under the asuption that only geek will get in contenct with this magazine, remember, we try to be "For Human Beings".

RAV TUX
July 31st, 2006, 05:29 AM
Yewbuntu



http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/7028/simons20yew20small20ya9.jpg

or

ewebuntu

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8639/ewewi7.jpg

jimbren
July 31st, 2006, 06:27 PM
No the magazine its fre you can find some info on the marketing's team wiki
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam

How about "Ubuntu World--You don't have to buy the magazine, either."

Tim.thelion
July 31st, 2006, 10:09 PM
inbuntune

JustinRLynn
August 1st, 2006, 04:34 PM
I propose the title "Unlimited" as it represents exactly what you can do with Ubuntu and what ubuntu is about... Unlimited Freedom, Unlimited Openness, and Unlimited Opportunity. I have attached a mockup of a possible cover design for critique and opinion (licensed under creative commons attribution 2.5) :). If anyone wants the svg for inkscape please pm me.

Tim.thelion
August 1st, 2006, 09:25 PM
the U in
Unlimited
b
u
n
t
u
should be blue to make it easier to see it is the start of both words

JustinRLynn
August 2nd, 2006, 05:00 AM
That's a great suggestion :) Implemented...

JustinRLynn
August 2nd, 2006, 05:02 AM
Actually I think I'll just post the SVG file for everyone (opens in Inkscape) :) CC-by-sa-2.5

RAV TUX
August 2nd, 2006, 05:05 AM
Ubuntu You

JustinRLynn
August 2nd, 2006, 05:10 AM
Another change... this time removed stroke outline on ubuntu and replaced with solid blue... also added "In this issue" with some example content (just stuff off the top of my head for layout, not neccessarily content suggestions), added "Ubuntu GNU/Linux -- Linux for human beings" and "Unlimited Freedom, Unlimited Community, Unlimited Possibilities", layout tweaks. Any suggestions?

mrcowcow
August 2nd, 2006, 06:40 AM
I am seconding Nubuntu. The name implies what the magazine is about, the spirit of Ubuntu.

Jenda
August 8th, 2006, 08:54 AM
There is already a derivative distro called Nubuntu - sorry, but no go. http://www.nubuntu.org/
OTOH, I like the Ubuntuzine suggestion... and here are two of my own:
U-Mag
Ubuntu Agora
(The agora is a Greek equiv. of the Roman forum)

JustinRLynn
August 9th, 2006, 07:08 AM
Hmm, I think I'll also suggest "Ubunteros" as a possible title. Sounds good to me and is also in use by others to refer to the ubuntu community. I got this idea from posts on the fridge (the ubuntu "fridge" anyway) and from Jeff Waugh's blog post (http://perkypants.org/blog/2005/05/25/1116733725/).

cvmostert
August 24th, 2006, 06:55 AM
ufunda ubuntu!

translates to 'read humanity' or read ubuntu! Depends on how you want to look at it.

All in Zulu of course.

sophtpaw
August 24th, 2006, 09:14 AM
UBUNTU TIMES

UBUNTU MIRROR


SUDO MAGAZINE


THE UBUNTU TRIBUNE

i ALSO LIKED NOBUNTU IF IT DOES MEAN SPIRIT.

NUBUNTUX ALTHOUGH THE PUN WITH BUNS AND TUX IS FUNNY, ITS TOO BOYISH HUMOUR FOR MY LIKING AS AN ONGOING TITLE FOR A MAGAZINE

qball
August 24th, 2006, 10:46 AM
< livingdaylight> Qball: paste that in the forum thread on magzine title

http://images.qballcow.nl/text1880.png

edit: with ubuntu font:

http://images.qballcow.nl/text1890.png

edit2: Special request:

http://images.qballcow.nl/text1900.png

edit2: another request:
http://images.qballcow.nl/text1910.png
http://images.qballcow.nl/text1920.png

thesmartace
September 11th, 2006, 12:35 PM
How about:


Your Ubuntu
My Ubuntu
Ubuntu Circle

maniacmusician
September 11th, 2006, 01:40 PM
the OP said that he didnt want it to be too associated with Gnome...and ubuntu is pretty synonimous with gnome at this point.

how about "The Source; Buntu style"

or just "The Source"

ago
September 11th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Nubs

You can interperet it as "N00bs" or "news for ubuntuers" or simply as "news" pronounced with an ubuntu accent (my favorite interpretation) :D

cool and short

Obor
September 11th, 2006, 03:13 PM
It's been mentioned before but my favourite is: YouBuntu

Demio
September 11th, 2006, 05:30 PM
I like:

Nobuntu
Unbuntu Unlimited

And now my own suggestions:

Readbuntu
Infobuntu
Spill the Beans!

Dinerty
September 11th, 2006, 05:57 PM
errrrrrrrrrrm ... how about:

Ubuntu-Wunto

or

Ubuntu-nate

glotz
September 11th, 2006, 09:26 PM
How about 'The Tribe - Ubuntu community news'.

Jenda
September 14th, 2006, 08:04 AM
I'm afraid the magazine is now dormant. We'll see if it ever gets revived.
For now, we have the fridge: fridge.ubuntu.com
and the UWN, which comes to the ubuntu-news mailing list every sunday around 7 AM UTC. You can have a look at the UWN here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter
BTW - anyone can help write the UWN. The best way is to join the ubuntu-marketing mailing list and the #ubuntu-marketing IRC channel.
Editing takes place on the wiki and gobby.

UbuntuniX
September 14th, 2006, 08:09 AM
ubuntuniversal?

:cool:

BWF89
September 24th, 2006, 04:09 AM
Why do we even need a Ubuntu magazine?

Ever read Free Software Magazine? It's so Ubuntu-biased anyway it's not even funny.

~takumi~
October 14th, 2006, 04:29 PM
I have created some chapters for a "magazine" to answer some of the questions beginners tend to have a problem with. So far:

Chapter 1: I am confused
Chapter 2: What is a Live-CD?
Chapter 3: How to install Ubuntu
Chapter 4: Your newly installed Ubuntu
Chapter 5: Installing additional software

every document is saved as .PDFs, but because of the forum limits, each documents is way bigger than maximum file size.

Anyway, the main reason for being here is that I really need some help since this is time consuming. The documents will be released in with an open license.

Is there a place where I can add the files here in the community? So far, I have them on a Norwegian forum, but it would be better to have them here within the community.

~takumi~
October 15th, 2006, 12:33 PM
There got do be someone?...

Lord Illidan
October 15th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Can you send them to me via e-mail so I can check em?

unisol
October 15th, 2006, 03:59 PM
couldou email me a copy i know some people who could use it

Albi
October 15th, 2006, 05:15 PM
Yeah, I could give this to some of my friends if it's good.

~LoKe
October 15th, 2006, 05:18 PM
I think I could host it, at least until you find out if they'll host it here or not.

peanut butter
October 15th, 2006, 05:20 PM
i can also.

maniacmusician
October 15th, 2006, 06:17 PM
you should also consider posting them on the wiki permanently. just one more way to make it accessible.

~takumi~
October 15th, 2006, 08:24 PM
You may find them here:
http://www.diskusjon.no/index.php?showtopic=616926&hl=

EDIT: Everyone is in the first post btw.

EDIT2: The thing is that, Ubuntu has the "Ubuntu Book Excerpt" in the System>Help menu, but it would be great to have a full book/magazine in Ubuntu as well. .PDF with chapters helping new users with most of the common things new users wants to now. Free and professional enough so that even well known magazines may add it as an extra magazine, with profit if they wish.

yman
October 16th, 2006, 05:12 AM
how about a guide explaining from scratch how to use a computer? could be usefull for expanding into populations that aren't yet exposed to the technology. those would probably be old people, who aren't likely to switch to microsoft and would be a nice experiment in seeing how 100% novices get along with linux. if we can get peoples grandparents to use linux computers that would be all the proof we need that linux is no less easy to use than other OS's. we should also creat a leaflet with examples for usefull things that you can do on a computer to convince them that learning would benefit them.

~takumi~
October 16th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Sure, the plan is to, also, give a to page introduction on how to use the common open-source applications as well.

Still... how should it be done, where can it be done and who is up for the challenge?

The best way would probably to make a wiki for each chapter and make .PDF documents after they are finnished?

~takumi~
October 16th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Does anyone know if Ubuntu has a wiki where I can do something simular? Things arn't really getting somewhere.

yman
October 17th, 2006, 04:17 AM
Sure, the plan is to, also, give a to page introduction on how to use the common open-source applications as well.

Still... how should it be done, where can it be done and who is up for the challenge?

The best way would probably to make a wiki for each chapter and make .PDF documents after they are finnished?

are you replying to me?

I might audio-record step-by-step instructions about how to use an ubuntu linux computer. I am not sure yet. we can create a casette/CD so people can listen while and pause while learning without using a computer. I am not sure that I should be the voice because of my accent, but I heard I have a good voice for radio. perhaps the goal of this project is a text product only? if so an audio recording could be used as a draft/brainstorm.

maniacmusician
October 17th, 2006, 06:18 AM
takumi: of course ubuntu has a wiki. http://wiki.ubuntu.com just create yourself an account and you'll be set. Our wiki is very extensive too, and your guides would be a welcome addition. I certainly thing that is the best route to go with this...the audio idea sounds kind of interesting as well.

yman
October 17th, 2006, 08:57 AM
OK, I know I sound horrible. I'v got a congested nose. this is a draft and is besicaly supposed to just get me going so hopefully I'll get to do the important part-audio instructions for using an ubuntu PC.

This recording is in OGG format. (http://www.orangejew.com/ubuntu/OldPeople/WhyComputersAreGood_Draft1.ogg)

sailingboarder
December 12th, 2006, 10:47 PM
does ubuntu have a magazine?

if not, y?
i know that i personally would be willing to shell out a few bucks a month to read about the greatest os on this planet

aysiu
December 12th, 2006, 10:51 PM
It looks as if there were ideas for a magazine. I don't think it ever came to fruition.

https://launchpad.net/projects/ubuntumagazine

beercz
December 12th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Ignore this - posted in error!!

mips
December 12th, 2006, 10:54 PM
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=219137
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMagazine
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter
http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

That should cover it, google is your friend.

finferflu
December 12th, 2006, 11:00 PM
How about The Brown Magazine?

It's Ubuntu, and it's human, what else? :P

Jenda
December 13th, 2006, 02:53 AM
Unfortunately, the magazine project died.

If you plan to pick it up, feel free - just be sure you know what you're doing and why, to prevent another downfall.
fridge.ubuntu.com and wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter is what we have now.

sailingboarder
December 13th, 2006, 02:59 AM
i am most definitely not in a position to take up the magazine project, i am sry
i barely have time to do my hw(mostly because i am playing around on ubuntu) and since i do have hw(still in school) i am not ready to take up a task so complicated as that(though it would look good on a resume/transcript)

jorgerosa
February 20th, 2007, 07:40 PM
UBUNTU MAGAZINE - Just an idea!

When i was young, i go to my WC with: Your Sinclair, Joystick, etc...
I grew up some years, and go to my WC with: Amiga Format, Atari, etc...
Last year: PC World, PC Format, etc, etc, etc...(All about windows)

Now... Im new to Linux (im pro in Windows) and i know there are some good Linux magazines around there, but... How about an "UBUNTU MAGAZINE"? (a specific one)
Not in PDF format, Not online. A real paper one, that i could have in my WC! :-\"

With pratical sections like "Build your HTTP Server step-by-step", "Build your FTP Server step-by-step", "Build your RADIO Server step-by-step", "How to copy DVDs", etc.... This kind of stuff.

A stupid idea? I guess LOTS of ppl would buy it!...
If already there is one, please post here. Or i have to go WC with nothing to read... :cry:
THANKS!

koenn
February 20th, 2007, 07:45 PM
With pratical sections like "Build your HTTP Server step-by-step", "Build your FTP Server step-by-step", "Build your RADIO Server step-by-step", "How to copy DVDs", etc.... This kind of stuff.
wouldn't work for me. It would make me wanne go and try to do the stuff explained in the howto's - and reading it on the WC is not preactical then. So I prefer to read those things online.

wh0rd
February 20th, 2007, 07:49 PM
But is it necessary to waste paper and actually publish a magazine in print, if you can do it online?

jorgerosa
February 20th, 2007, 07:51 PM
OK. But ive lack of time, (allways running to... nowhere) and these moments alone, are so sweet... :twisted:
Anyway, even on-line, ill buy it in paper anyway. (To read in cafe, show friends, etc, i guess would be more pratical).

AndyCooll
February 20th, 2007, 08:01 PM
I voted no, though in truth I might depending on its quality.

In truth I'm not sure its a viable proposition. And besides, I already regularly buy the more general distro-agnostic "Linux Format" and that suits my needs fine.

:cool:

jorgerosa
February 20th, 2007, 08:14 PM
AndyCooll: "Linux Format" and that suits my needs fine.
OK Andy, but you should be experienced in Linux World. If i start reading something not specific ill be lost. Its difficult to me come to this new world (Ubuntu/Linux), and if things are not specific (i know ill get there) but i should have lots of time.
I know if i im familiar with UBUNTU, then i could go later for some advanced stuff and maybe later ill go also for a magazine "Linux Format" like.

Quillz
February 20th, 2007, 08:48 PM
No, only because I probably wouldn't read every single issue, making it a waste for me.

foofy
February 20th, 2007, 08:54 PM
Linux Format (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/) is the best Linux mag around in my opinion.

jorgerosa
February 20th, 2007, 09:05 PM
OK Guys, but...
If i have a UBUNTU MAGAZINE on my shop (or elsewhere) ill buy it.
So ill have something to read and to learn (with pictures, examples, etc).

The money would support Ubuntu team, (Just an idea)
And like we all know, projects with money = faster and better developments + more people happy.

Even other GPL OPEN-SOURCE projects could have their own magazines

Im saying that, because we all know great GPL OPEN-SOURCE software projects that have died because lack of money = no server money support, etc...

Its good to have my PC full with OPEN-SOURCE software but i know someone have to do it (spent his time on it).

So if i like to read, at least i give my money to these guys. (Just my opinon, of course).

Rodneyck
February 20th, 2007, 09:09 PM
When I was on my vacation, I decided to look over the Linux magazines and noticed that many of them were very expensive. I would think about buying a Ubuntu magazine if the price was reasonable.

aysiu
February 20th, 2007, 09:23 PM
When I was on my vacation, I decided to look over the Linux magazines and noticed that many of them were very expensive. I would think about buying a Ubuntu magazine if the price was reasonable.
Same here. I love Linux Format. But right now I'm poor, and US$16 per issue is a bit much...

justin whitaker
February 20th, 2007, 09:31 PM
Linux Format (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/) is the best Linux mag around in my opinion.

I can't afford it. $15.99 at Borders. :(

shareMenaPeace
February 20th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Would it be possible to ship an ubuntu magazin and providing it for free?

Yes, with just uing adverts in print and online version.

It can be done with pure DTP work too, so the cost for the office would be minimal.

What you need?

A good team and network.

Advantages?

State of the art.
Maybe offical ubuntu support.

What you need to start?

A prototype.

Examples?

http://www.trancersguide.com/


Cheers

justin whitaker
February 20th, 2007, 10:12 PM
I'm thinking that the failure of Tux magazine is illustrative here.

jorgerosa
February 20th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Seems to me there are lots of space avaiable for an "UBUNTU MAGAZINE" idea.

shareMenaPeace: "Would it be possible to ship an ubuntu magazin and providing it for free?
Yes, with just uing adverts in print and online version."

I agree. Can be in recycled paper (no need for expensive paper). And should be many advertisers around there that would be glad to advertise in a possible "famous" worldwide Ubuntu-Linux magazine.

If not... Well, can allways be sold by low cost to everyone.
OK im getting ideas on my mind. Maybe i can start this project... hum... :-k ...

If someone else does... can count with me 100% for a portuguese/brazilian tradution/distribution, if needed.
Or can count with my help in any other kind of (Im pro in Digital Artwork, for almost 30 years, and in Indesign, photoshop, Corel Draw, FreeHand, etc... (all windows sh** ](*,) ). I make newspappers and magazines here, in Portugal. (i work on the media-press)

PrinceArithon
February 20th, 2007, 11:36 PM
For me I would buy an Ubuntu magazine. I'd love to see it on the store shelves in Borders and other places.

I think it would be good because there would be more than howto's in it...at least I would hope. I would hope there would be interviews, program articles, sudoku, hardware articles, and all sorts of things like that. If it really had all of that, I'd love to buy it, OH and throw in a little cartoon series about Ubuntu and this thing would be the tightest linux magazine around.

kondormid
February 21st, 2007, 02:31 PM
This magazine really needs to happen. It is all very well saying to folks that they can run off a live CD or do a dual boot but that only goes so far, they still do not know anything about Ubuntu and as such feel so put off by comments about Linux not being a desktop OS that they never even dip their toe. They do not wish to invest in a book or buy confusing magazines. It just gets left as a good idea but let someone else do it first.

What I suggest is just call it Ubuntu Magazine with a catch line to promote it to its target audience. This will make it easy to find via search engines.

The magazine itself should be aimed totally at beginners and intermediates, sorry experienced folk but my guess is your already pretty good at finding information and help. The magazines reason for being would be to promote Ubuntu to beginners. It would be 100% open, so if someone ever wanted to use the articles they could and likewise if they wanted to include issues on cover discs they could. Likewise if someone wanted to stick them all in a book and sell it too.

It would offer
Tutorials (on both applications and Ubuntu)
Software Reviews
Book Reviews
Beginners Stories
Q&A

It would need
Writers
Artists
Two teams of researchers
Proof readers
Distributors

Writers would need to write articles and reviews. Artists to do artwork and photo manipulation. One team of researchers to study target groups reaction and its success and what is wanted from newbies. One team of researchers to hunt out work which could be used to fill out the magazine. Proof readers to make corrections add notes and suggestions. Distributors to seed the magazine.

Time lines would be almost just in time, new work submitted by 7th, artist work done by 14th, proof read by 21st hit the shelves on 22nd.
Suggestions for next month would close on 5th so writers and researchers can have a full month to work on next issue if needed.

If you want me to take it over I will, even if I have to write the thing myself. If you think it really needs to be in the hands of an expert then shout up. The question is, how do I take it on?

helliewm
February 21st, 2007, 02:44 PM
I would be happy to help in a small way may be proof reading. I would not have time for Research due to other commitments.

Helen

sanicki
February 21st, 2007, 02:47 PM
"It Died" ...a lesson to me to always read ALL the posts before replying.

My two cents were:
Favorite Suggestions:
1. oo-BOON-too
2. U
My addition:
1. 'Buntu: the Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu magazine

If the revival gets far enough along I'd offer myself as a contributor. In the process of switching our small business over from Redmond to entirely Ubuntu. Caveat: While I agree "free beer" and "free speech" software should be the goal, I am tasked with making business decisions that sometime prohibit me from complying 100%. Anything I'd write would be from that perspective.

tikal26
February 21st, 2007, 04:03 PM
I died long time ago and it was supposed to be replaces by a combination of the UWN and the fridge. You might want to contact someone in the marketing team to see waht happened

sloggerkhan
February 21st, 2007, 04:40 PM
I like the idea of a magazine. I have a bit of experience with publications. (In High School, I was layout/design editor for our Newspaper/Magazine.) It's been a little while, but I think a 'magazine' would be a great thing.

Here's a document with ideas.
http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=25825&stc=1&d=1172072402

shareMenaPeace
February 21st, 2007, 04:44 PM
Didnt read all the trhread but here it is ...

ubuntu planet


And i would not support the .."is for human beeings", because it should be avaiable for all(Atm ubuntu isnt officialy supporting aliens using linux ubuntu ).


Cheeers ;)

kondormid
February 21st, 2007, 04:56 PM
What I might do, during the next week, is knock together a sort of pilot version for folks to mess around with and tell me what they think. See if it is a good idea or a bad one.

tickal26, thanks for the info about the fridge and UWN. They do seem to be for folks already using Ubuntu though rather than showing "what and how". It is a shame the original project died but I feel there is still a chance especially if it is distributed in as a PDF.

sloggerkhan, that is the sort of idea I was thinking along.

ShareMenaPeace, Ubuntu Magazine - for beginners and aliens

PrinceArithon
February 22nd, 2007, 04:43 AM
The Human Equation

jorgerosa
February 22nd, 2007, 12:46 PM
About an "UBUNTU MAGAZINE", today i found this here in the forums.
link: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=219137&highlight=ubuntu+magazine
Anyone knows what kind of project is this? (When its avaiable??? Official??? only on-line magazine??? free??? idioms??? for beginners??? advanced??? where to buy???...). THX.

lyceum
February 22nd, 2007, 03:32 PM
Linux Format (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/) is the best Linux mag around in my opinion.

I love this mag, I may have to scrap for the $16, but it is worth every penny.

I have one problem with it, I do not use all of the other distros that they talk about. I use Ubuntu. I use sudo, not root. An Ubuntu mag would be great. I started working on one for on-line use. I did a side-by-side review of Edy vs Dapper and a how-to for dual booting. I have an editor, but the other prople helping me never got their articals done, so I gave up. One persom was doing a how-to clean up photos with GIMP, there was going to be a comic in it. Ah.. what could have been!

So yes, I would buy, and I would help if it was going to be a serious mag.

-edit-
After reading the link above, looks like the offical mag dies too :(

-edit again-
Here is a great example of an online mag I would by if it was in print.

http://blenderart.org/download.html

Bagboy23
February 22nd, 2007, 03:36 PM
Nah... I use to buy mags but don't bother anymore. Now I just go the the mags website, look at what the current issue is about, then I pick out things that I want to read about by searching for them on Google.

It's a total waste on money.

aysiu
February 22nd, 2007, 05:03 PM
I've merged the two threads.

You can find out more info about Ubuntu Magazine here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMagazine

lyceum
February 22nd, 2007, 05:20 PM
I've merged the two threads.

You can find out more info about Ubuntu Magazine here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMagazine

It still doesn't look like anything is going on. :(

halot
February 22nd, 2007, 05:29 PM
How about:
FREE UBUNTU
TOTALLY UBUNTU
UBUNTU SPEAKS

sloggerkhan
February 22nd, 2007, 05:39 PM
So is there serious interest in something like this still? If so, I think maybe a target should be to create a short PDF format issue that comes out with Feisty.

lyceum
February 22nd, 2007, 06:15 PM
So is there serious interest in something like this still? If so, I think maybe a target should be to create a short PDF format issue that comes out with Feisty.

+1

That would be great, people could print it and re-distribute with CDs if they want. It could be a good intro into FOSS with Ubuntu :)

articles:
0. Improvements in 7.04
1. installing
1.5. dual booting
2. how to use Gnome
2.5 customizing Gnome
3. how to use OOo
4. " " Gaim
the list can go on.

shareMenaPeace
February 22nd, 2007, 06:26 PM
+1

That would be great, people could print it and re-distribute with CDs if they want. It could be a good intro into FOSS with Ubuntu :)

articles:
0. Improvements in 7.04
1. installing
1.5. dual booting
2. how to use Gnome
2.5 customizing Gnome
3. how to use OOo
4. " " Gaim
the list can go on.

Magazin Categories?
0-day (scene news straight from the you name it :)
Games (wine, linux releases, free games etc)
Preview (Latest screenshot and comment of X)
Review ( Resumee)
Interview (Who is behind ubuntu? Who will be the new Bill Gates? When will Ms be gone?)
Articles Categories (Absolute Beginner, Desktop Environment -- see forums).
Fun/Comic Corner
Readers Comments
ADVERTS:mad:

LTrickey
July 17th, 2007, 04:20 AM
Re Magazine name suggestion :

How about "The Mouthy Monkey" . . . No insult intended here.

It might grow on you, and anyone who knows Ubuntu's next version naming scheme would recognize the connection. It's irreverent and that's cool in today's world. I'd be proud to work for a rag named that ;^O.
Thats my 2 cents anyway... thanks and best wishes to all

Drifter
July 17th, 2007, 07:35 AM
How about gnome for idiots

Jenda
July 17th, 2007, 10:13 AM
How about checking post dates ;)

The Ubuntu Magazine project waned and faded, but was later reborn as "Full Circle Magazine", have a look here: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/

darkog
July 18th, 2007, 04:44 AM
Magazine title: "Being Human"
Magazine subtitle: "The official Ubuntu Linux magazine"

slsolaris
November 4th, 2008, 04:23 PM
yes of course i will buy it, but please sell it, it would be great for you and for as, and a lot of people will know about ubuntu!

slsolaris
November 4th, 2008, 04:27 PM
but you have to sell it in all america, so you'll get money from it!

EdThaSlayer
November 4th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I have a few ideas!


MagBuntu

Reaching past the final frontier
An Ubuntu,Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu magazine.


Or what about


Buntu Trek
-a magazine for those that search for Ubuntu and its child distributions such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu

sanderella
November 4th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Ubuntu Gazette.

makes it look official :KS

T-AA
November 4th, 2008, 11:11 PM
uh strange that this thread is revived but hey for those looking for a magazine check this out.

http://www.fullcirclemagazine.org

it is a really good and free magazine about ubuntu and all it's flavours.
Maybe you can even get involved and write an article

halln
November 5th, 2008, 12:00 AM
How about:

Ubuntu format
The ubunteros
Ubunteros
Ubuntu World

toupeiro
November 5th, 2008, 12:46 AM
/subscribe

Lord Xeb
November 5th, 2008, 02:37 AM
I like UbuntuPowerMagazine >_> UPM

eternalnewbee
November 5th, 2008, 06:12 AM
My sole duty is to my own happiness and well-being. I recognize no other
Me on the other side: By trying to help others achieve a higher level of happiness and well-being, my happiness and well-being are being served.

lyceum
November 6th, 2008, 12:28 PM
I don't really read web mags, so if Canonical came out with an Ubuntu mag, with a CD every month, that would be awesome. I spend $17 every month on Linux Format, so I would have no issue with shelling out cash for an Ubuntu mag. I would want the cover disk to have a bootable version of Ubuntu or an Ubuntu derivative and updates/programs for those with limited internet access.

Sporkman
November 7th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Village Ubuntu
Ubuntu City

Gizkaguy
November 8th, 2008, 01:38 AM
Dude, it's a Linux mag. 95% of the literate population is likely to find it boring, no matter how snazzy the title. Personally, I find the title very WYSIWYG. It's monthly, and it's about Ubuntu.

We'll throw Cobol Weekly and Understanding BSD4.4 at them -- I'm sure we can get that number down to at least 80%.

Gizkaguy
November 8th, 2008, 01:41 AM
I have a few ideas!

Quote:
MagBuntu

Reaching past the final frontier
An Ubuntu,Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu magazine.

Or what about

Quote:
Buntu Trek
-a magazine for those that search for Ubuntu and its child distributions such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu


On a 5-year mission to explore new alternatives to commercial software, and establish contact with intelligent developers ....

Sealbhach
November 8th, 2008, 01:51 AM
I buy Linux Format magazine in the UK every month.

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