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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 267


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 267 for the week May 21 - 27, 2012.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Pretoria Precise Pangolin Release party with steak
    • Data mining in Launchpad
    • How bug information types work with privacy
    • Ready to try ARM on the cloud? Try it on Amazon EC2
    • s.fox: An Interview with Nothingspecial
    • Dustin Kirkland: Introducing zEscrow -- or, How to save your encrypted life!
    • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for April 2012
    • Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 12.04: Parentally Precise
    • Lubuntu Blog: Mocking up!
    • Kubuntu: Kubuntu Council Elections - 2012
    • How Debian has grown: Stefano Zacchiroli speaks
    • Ubuntu 12.04 and what it may mean for OS evolution
    • System76 Releases Gazelle Professional Ubuntu Laptop
    • Ubuntu One adds Paypal support
    • Ubuntu One Vs Dropbox: Has Ubuntu One Lost The Personal Cloud Market?
    • Open source driving cloud, big data, mobile, survey finds
    • Full Circle Issue #61
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Podcasts
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04
    • And much more!


    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (94990) -129 over last week
    • Critical (70) -4 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (48330) -119 over last week


    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

    Translation Stats Precise

    • English (Australia) (2097) -355 over last week
    • Spanish (11455) -536 over last week
    • English (United Kingdom) (21400) +10 over last week
    • Bosnian (37415) -80 over last week
    • Brazilian Portuguese (47107) -243 over last week


    Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

    Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week



    Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add your ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week



    Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

    LoCo News

    Pretoria Precise Pangolin Release party with steak

    Ubuntu users from Pretoria celebrated the release of Precise Pangolin in a local restaurant. "Lots of laptops in a restaurant."

    http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/20...ase-party.html

    Launchpad News

    Data mining in Launchpad

    Inspired by trouble that users have had due to misconfigured grub configuration files, Brian Murray shares that Launchpad facilitates developers by letting them grab attachments from bug reports to analyze them locally with the lp-grab-attachments tool, part of the lpltools package. He uses the grub2 package as an example.

    http://www.murraytwins.com/blog/?p=117

    How bug information types work with privacy

    Curtis Hovey writes that the current Launchpad beta adds information types to bug reports, a feature which is used to "determine who may [and may not] know about the bug". When a user files a bug they may select what security level the bug should be filed under.

    http://blog.launchpad.net/general/ho...k-with-privacy

    Ubuntu Cloud News

    Ready to try ARM on the cloud? Try it on Amazon EC2

    Following Calxeda's demonstration of a real ARM server running 12.04 at UDS-Q, Ubuntu developers can now test Ubuntu ARM server on Amazon's EC2 cloud. Jorge Castro writes that "we made an Ubuntu ARM Server AMI on Amazon's EC2. This is a 12.04 ARMhf image running on an emulated Calxeda system" and shares details for how to use it.

    http://cloud.ubuntu.com/2012/05/read...on-amazon-ec2/

    The Planet

    s.fox: An Interview with Nothingspecial

    s.fox interviews a fellow Ubuntu forum staff member Nothingspecial. They discuss his life, involvement with Ubuntu, and how much he enjoys the Ubuntu community. His recommendation for new users is "get involved. The Ubuntu community is wonderful and there are many opportunities for everybody to contribute should they wish."

    http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2012/...othingspecial/

    Dustin Kirkland: Introducing zEscrow -- or, How to save your encrypted life!

    Dustin Kirkland introduces the new service, zEdcrow. The service allows users of Ubuntu's Encrypted Home Directory to safely backup and retrieve information needed to recover their data. According to Dustin, "This very well may save your encrypted life at some point!"

    http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2012/...save-your.html

    Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for April 2012

    A monthly roundup of the top 10 downloads from the Ubuntu Software Center. Games are the most popular items, other items include "Full Circle Magazine #59", "PDF Studio 7 Demo" and "Manager", the free accounting application.

    http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/05/...or-april-2012/

    Jono Bacon: Ubuntu 12.04: Parentally Precise

    Jono Bacon tells a story about switching his mother in law from Windows Vista to Ubuntu 12.04. There was no opportunity for a learning session, and yet she was browsing the web, installing software, using Libre Office and Ubuntu One in just a few days.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/05/22/...tally-precise/

    Victor Tuson Palau: [A JuJu Adventure] Baby Steps into WordPress Charm

    Victor Tuson Palau shares his step-by-step experience of working with Juju and Charms to get a local instance of his WordPress blog.

    http://victorpalau.net/2012/05/22/a-...rdpress-charm/

    David Henningsson: Three audio bugs that need your hardware info

    David Hinningsson solicits input from those affected by the three audio bugs. Users will need to submit their hardware information, so that specific workarounds may be applied.

    http://voices.canonical.com/david.he...bugs-in-12-04/

    Ubuntu Classroom: Call for Instructors: Ubuntu User Days on June 23-24th 2012

    The Ubuntu Classroom team has put out a call for instructors for the next Ubuntu User Day. Instructors will lead teaching sessions intended to help beginners and intermediate users to get started and work with Ubuntu.

    http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com...-23-24th-2012/

    Marco Ceppi: Juju, MAAS, and VirtualBox

    Marco Ceppi details the steps of installing and configuring MAAS in VirtualBox.

    http://marcoceppi.com/2012/05/juju-maas-virtualbox/

    Lubuntu Blog: Mocking up!

    The Lubuntu Artwork Team posts a short reminder of their design plans, including new icons, a new OpenBox theme, and a new wallpaper.

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2012/05/mocking-up.html

    Kubuntu: Kubuntu Council Elections - 2012

    Kubuntu Council has half of their council members with terms ending soon and so seeks new candidates. They are "particularly encouraging non-developers to put their names forward" as the current council members feel that a "less development-focused council is beneficial for the Kubuntu community".

    http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-...elections-2012

    Sergio Meneses: Guia de Lernid en Espanol - UbuntuUserDay

    Sergio Meneses shares a guide he has put together for using the Lernid application during Ubuntu Classroom sessions in Spanish.

    Original post in Spanish: http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress...ubuntuuserday/

    In The Press

    How Debian has grown: Stefano Zacchiroli speaks

    Stefano Zacchirolli, the recently re-elected Debian Project Leader, speaks to iTWire's Sam Varghese about the state of affairs at Debian. They touch on important topics, such as, software politics, patent FUD, Debian contributors, transparency of Debian finances, relationship with Ubuntu and corporate acceptance.

    http://www.itwire.com/it-people-news...hiroli-speaks-

    Ubuntu 12.04 and what it may mean for OS evolution

    Jake Durasamy of Neowin.net highlights some new features and innovations of the recently released Ubuntu 12.04. He goes on to praise the intuitive design and the focus on creating a user experience that suits different user types.

    http://www.neowin.net/news/ubuntu-12...r-os-evolution

    In The Blogosphere

    System76 Releases Gazelle Professional Ubuntu Laptop

    Neil Richards of Muktware reports on the new "Gazelle" laptop by System76. "Today most laptops work with any Linux distribution out of box thanks to the work done by the Linux kernel developers. However, an Ubuntu pre-installed laptop means user won't have to worry about any hardware related issues. At the same time user will also get support for 'Ubuntu' from the hardware vendor."

    http://www.muktware.com/3617/system7...-ubuntu-laptop

    Ubuntu One adds Paypal support

    The addition of Paypal support to Ubuntu One is reported by razvi of iloveubuntu.net. He also notesthat Ubuntu is known for its features like 5GB of online space, file synchronization across numerous computers running different OS' and music streaming.

    http://iloveubuntu.net/ubuntu-one-adds-paypal-support

    Ubuntu One Vs Dropbox: Has Ubuntu One Lost The Personal Cloud Market?

    Swapnil Bhartiya of Muktware does a review of Ubuntu One compared to several other available online storage options, including Dropbox, SkyDrive, Spider Oak and Google Drive. He notes that one "of the reasons Ubuntu One is not the preferred cloud for GNU/Linux users is that it's not available for other GNU/Linux distributions. Ironically it's available even for Windows (they are also working on a Mac client) but not for competing Linux distributions." Ubuntu developers claim that code is available and other distro developers can package Ubuntu one for their distrosbut Bhartiya argues that Ubuntu/Canonical is the one who shlould be in charge for packaging due to increment of Ubuntu one users.

    http://www.muktware.com/ubuntu-one-v...ive-spider-oak

    In Other News

    Open source driving cloud, big data, mobile, survey finds

    Paula Rooney of ZDNet reports on Open Source in the cloud and that "Open source continues to make big strides and leads in key growth segments including: cloud, big data, mobile applications and entrerprise mobility" and that the "quality of open source and the ability to continuously improve is now one of the top reasons for its adoption."

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...ey-finds/11015

    Full Circle Issue #61

    Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our sixty-first issue.

    This month:
    • Command and Conquer.
    • How-To : Beginning Python - Part 33, Use The TOP Command, and VirtualBox Networking.
    • Graphics : GIMP - The Beanstalk Part 2, and Inkscape Part 1.
    • Linux Lab - DVD-Ripping and Encoding.
    • Book Review & Competition - Linux For Newbies.
    • I Think - Have You Helped a Kickstarter?
    • Closing Windows - Add/Remove Software and Repos.
    • NEW! Audio Flux - CC music, sites and apps.


    plus: Ubuntu Games, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

    Google Currents Edition: http://www.google.com/producer/editi...gazine_61_lite

    Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-61/
    Other Articles of Interest


    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/05/2013-cadillac-xts/

    Featured Podcasts

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S05E07 - Summit

    Highlighted news of this week are: RaspberryPi, Kindle, Tiberium Alliances, UDS-Q review, interview with Jason Warner, the engineering manager at Canonical.

    http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2012/05/23/s05e07-summit/

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings



    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

    Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 8.04 Updates



    End of life - April 2013 (Server)

    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2013 (Desktop) - April 2015 (Server)

    Ubuntu 11.04 Updates



    End of Life - October 2012

    Ubuntu 11.10 Updates



    End of Life - April 2013

    Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2017

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    Conclusion

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Elizabeth Krumbach
    • mikewhatever
    • Jasna Bencic
    • Matt Rudge
    • And many others


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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 267

    Thanks for posting these. Being a new Ubuntu user I really enjoy reading the publication and so far, have never failed to learn something new.

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 267

    @Ve I have been using linux for close to four years now. I love it all in all but Ubuntu has always been home base to me since it is where I legitimately started. I have since been all over the net in terms of distro hopping(Moving from OS to OS). I have found myself coming back home in the end.

    @Elizabeth
    I should have seen this sooner!

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 267

    I enjoy receiving the latest in my email on each release.
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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 267

    Quote Originally Posted by elizabeth View Post
    Ubuntu 10.10 Updates
    Should of course read Ubuntu 12.04 Updates.

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 267

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulW2U View Post
    Should of course read Ubuntu 12.04 Updates.
    Yeah, caught that one in the template this week, oops Fixed.
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