About Me

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Marius Quabeck

Hey I'm Marius. I was born in Germany but I've also been living for some time in Guangzhou (China). I've graduated as an IT-Specialist for system integration in Germany. I've been using Linux-based operating systems for many years and my first Ubuntu installation was 11.10. I am currently working as an IT-Consultant and project engineer.

Things I do for Ubuntu


  • I'm writing for a blog called UbuntuFun mainly focused on news about Ubuntu Desktop and Phones.

  • I was on the organisation team for Ubucon Europe 2016 in Essen.
  • I gave a talk about Ubuntu Phones / Convergence at Linux y Tapas 2016
  • I started the UbuntuFun Podcast, a regular podcast providing insights into the world of computing using the example of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

  • I sponsored a bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone for a contest on my blog.
  • I attended UbuCon Europe 2016 in Essen (and also gave a talk there).


  • I own several desktops, laptops, servers, phones and tablets running various stable and unstable releases of Ubuntu, and provide feedback.
  • I wrote various articles about Ubuntu Touch and the bq/Meizu phones on UbuntuFun.

  • I provided feedback/tests/translations for the Ubuntu Phone App uNav and several others.
  • I'm the developer of magic-device-tool, a simple and feature full tool to handle installing/replacing Operating Systems on mobile devices


  • I often hang out on various channels (currently Telegram, and G+) and give support to users.
  • I report and comment on Launchpad bugs.

Room for Improvement

There are areas where I'd like to improve myself and my own knowledge:

  • Continue producing music, recorded with open source software.

  • Write more blog articles.
  • Learn more about OpenStack & Snappy.


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I know Marius as a very friendly helpful person, running (or at least helping out with that) a bunch of German related Ubuntu communiy. As a co-author for and managing a Telegram group for German Ubuntu users, he's always around, helping newcomers to get started. -- mzanetti 2016-01-11 14:55:46

Marius is a very nice and kind guy always keen helping other people out. By running and the related Telegram group he provides great exchange points for the German Ubuntu community. -- tim-sueberkrueb 2016-01-13 17:54:58

I met Marius in the MWC 2016. A great guy who could be a key member in Ubuntu, because he is working in areas not so common in others members, like podcast, in music, photography... He is so active in Ubuntu Touch too because he is writing in the important and he is working for the first Ubuncon Europe. I honestly think that he deserves to be an Ubuntu Member. -- costales

I first met Marius on Telegram and then in person at Ubucon DE 2015 in Berlin. We are both on the organising team for UbuCon Europe 2016. He does an insane amount of work for the german UbuntuFun news website, from managing the community Telegram channel to producing podcasts. Lots of people already mistake him for an actual Canonical employee. He even flew to Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona on his own account! I can only wholeheartedly support his application. -- Sturmflut 2016-03-07 14:28:46

Marius is a great Ubuntu enthusiast and it's for me a great pleasure everytime I talk with him about Ubuntu, Ubuntu Touch and life. Being an Ubuntu Member should be for him another step in his Ubuntu way of life. Muito obrigado pela tua paix√£o, Marius! -- tcarrondo

marius.quabeck (last edited 2017-02-05 12:16:47 by marius.quabeck)